As the rest of our daily lives start to become more high-tech, why not sports as well, right? We’ve seen companies like Nike and Adidas introduce sensors into their clothing line, and we’ve also seen how sensors are being incorporated into basketballs, so we guess it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that Adidas has recently announced the miCoach Smart Ball.
The miCoach Smart Ball is a soccer ball that has multiple sensors built into it. What the sensors do is that they will relay information and data about how the ball was kicked and how hard it was kicked to a smartphone app. All of which is designed to help players improve their game. The app will also be able to display information like the amount of spin and trajectory that is a result of your kick.
The ball has also been designed to help players with their precision, which will come in handy during shooting, long passes, penalties, free-kicks, corner and goal kicks, and so on.There will also be tutorials and tests that helps the player improve their game by challenging them to complete certain tasks.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in, Adidas has launched the miCoach Smart Ball in the US and Europe where it is retailing for around $299 via Adidas’ website, Apple’s online store, or you can walk into an Adidas store yourself if you’d like to check it out in person.