Adidas bought the digital health & fitness platform Runtastic back in 2015. Since then, the sports giant has been hard at work consolidating its digital products. To this end, the company has revealed it is closing down its own miCoach service, and focusing on Runtastic’s instead.
The decision is not entirely surprising as Runtastic is the more feature rich of the two. Its popularity is evidenced by more than 200 million iPhone and Android downloads, and 100 million registered users. The software allows you to track your running, jogging, walking, cycling and other fitness activities. You can share your sports activities and set exercise goals. Plus, it can be integrated and is compatible with a lot of third-party apps and services.
New users will no longer be able to sign up to miCoach. If you’re an existing user, don’t worry, you still have more than enough time to make the transition. The service will keep going for almost two more years, but as you would expect it will no longer be updated. After December 31st 2018, all the miCoach data will be deleted and no longer accessible.
The Adidas migration service can be found on this link. You’ll still need to sign up to a new Runtastic account, but when you do all your existing workout data will migrate over from miCoach. This includes the following metrics of your workouts: time, distance, duration, calories, pace, avg. pace, heart rate, speed, avg. speed, GPS route, and workout notes.
There are a few incompatibilities of course, and there will be some minor loss of data, but for the most part it should all go smoothly. If you like, you can still keep using the miCoach app even after you’ve migrated, and all your workouts will stay synchronized with Runtastic.
Adidas has made the transition pretty easy. As further incentive to make the change sooner later than later, the company is throwing in a free Premium Runtastic membership.
More information about the switch can be found on the Adidas FAQ page.
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