Adidas kicks off their Bluetooth-enabled Smart Ball for soccer players

Adidas is releasing the Bluetooth Smart-connected Smart Ball to help train soccer players improve their kick. The $299 ball comes with a number of integrated sensors and connects with an app on your iPhone to help improve your kicking abilities for shots like penalties, free-kicks, shooting, corners, long passes or goal kicks.

The ball also features a convenient wireless charging dock so you can recharge the ball after you're done practicing with it.

The Smart Ball is now available through Adidas and its online stores and will be joining a Bluetooth-enabled basketball at Apple retail stores and Apple online stores in the U.S. and Europe.

"The Smart Ball relays data on how hard it has been struck, offers visual flight trajectories, depicts ball spin and shows impact points via the Adidas miCoach Smart Ball app available for iPhone and iPod touch," the company said. "This data can then be used to help train players, providing coaching instructions on how to alter kicking technique to bend free kicks, launch knuckle balls and generate more shot power."

Coupled with the app, users can challenge themselves, improve their skills, and record their performances. More information is available at Adidas. Any sports players eager to try this out?

Source: Adidas (opens in new tab)

Chuong H Nguyen
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  • I actually kinda want this. I'd like to get one of these and kick it around to test it and see if it really works as advertised. I haven't played soccer in a long time and this could be a useful tool to help me get back into it.
  • Would love to try it, but who is going to pay for it? I certainly can't ...