It looks like Adidas is gearing up to launch a new fitness tracker. Over the past week countless little tidbits about its new tracker have appeared online. We’ve seen the device pop up for certification at the FCC and have even spotted it at retailer Keller Sports. This is pretty much proof enough that Adidas is about to launch this device soon. It is called the Adidas miCoach Fit Smart. Even though it looks a lot like a conventional smartwatch its more likely going to be a bona fide fitness tracker.
Instead of the LCD display that was found on the Adidas Smart Run the miCoach Fit Smart appears to have an LED dot display. That’s the same display as the Nike FuelBand, a similar fitness tracker that the miCoach may compete with at launch.
Leaks reveal that the Adidas miCoach Fit Smart is going to have a heart rate sensor built-in apart from a pedometer and perhaps a couple of other sensors for fitness related data gathering. The FCC filing showed that it will use Bluetooth 4.0 LE to beam information to a connected device.
This timing of these leaks are interesting given that at the I/O 2014 keynote yesterday Adidas was named as one of the initial Google Fit partners. Google Fit is a new platform that aims to be the primary source of health related data for users. Developers and manufacturers will be able to use its APIs to send data to Google Fit.
Since this is also the first time that Adidas has used the word “Fit” in a wearable, this may very well be one of the first Google Fit compatible fitness tracker. Adidas hasn’t revealed as yet when the miCoach Fit Smart is going to hit the market and for how much, but I suspect it won’t be too long before that information is made public.