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Samsung miCoach Review

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Samsung miCoach Review
It was the boss. For the clueless, his words were these:
“What are these images you’re sending me, you moron! Run to 5th Avenue and 104th! There’s a package for you! You’re 15 minutes late already, you dumb…”

At last! The real target was noticed and I could begin my mission. The fight on the phone was actually a secret code, in case anybody was listening.

I was impressed by the good quality of the voice I heard in the receiver. Although a little monotonous and sharp, it was perfectly understandable. I apologized politely, not to raise suspicion in the nearby pedestrians and confirmed that I was headed to the address. I hope the boss did identify my words right, since I’d noticed that when speaking with the miCoach, on the other end of the line my voice sounded very sharp and sometimes people couldn’t understand me.

In contrast to my voice, the quality of the music sound is very good, even without a headset.I played a motivating song and I ran. Luckily, the phone’s battery had a good life, providing approximately 5 and a half hours of talk-time and music listening. It was rather strange that the manufacturer had indicated only 2 and a half hours.


Conclusion:

11:24 AM

After my boss called, I felt like the Flash. I got to the address, took the “package” (a big box containing my silenced machine gun) and headed towards the apartment of the terrorist, wanted in 12 different countries. He was my final target...

11:30 AM

I walked out of the apartment building, counting a fat stack of cash, the grin on my face from ear to ear. Not only I terminated the target, but I recovered the stolen goods too. What a wonderful end to my first real mission.
Err, something started moving in my head, as if my conscience was falling in a black hole...HELP!

11:32 AM

Phew, I finally managed to replace him. My name is Mike Spencer and today is my first day as a food delivery guy. I was lucky to get this job with my fake medical certificates. There are not that many companies who will willingly hire a person with a heavy form of schizophrenia. Judging by the notes and the pictures in my Samsung miCoach, you have probably met my other half, the spy one. He is a hardcore 007 and Mission Impossible fan, but other than that is a good guy.

In reality, we both share the same passion. We love to run, and miCoach is a wonderful assistant in this activity. It not only can teach you to run, but it helps you keep up with the progress you make. The device has everything a mid-class phone needs, but is only worth the money if you are hooked like me…us. The system is a unique combination of three things – a phone, a music player, and an interactive personal trainer. The alternative solutions on the market, such as Garmin’s Forerunner line, are based on GPS tracking. This makes them suitable for various sport activities, but they can’t give you an advice while you are exercising. On top of that, in order to see my results I will have to pay a monthly fee, meanwhile, membership at miCoach.com is free. The rival web sites don’t let me make my own schedule and set goals. They don’t assist you, but only track you. If I use them I will have to carry a separate music player plus a phone, which I don’t think is very convenient.

Oh yeah, and do order from my company, FFI (Fast Food International). I’d run to you with pleasure.

Pros

  • Convenient miCoach site
  • Lightweight and nice design

Cons

  • Uncomfortable HR sensor
  • There is no automatic training schedule remainder
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Dexter (unregistered)


I appreciate the effort and creativity put into writing this review. However it was quite tedius having to trudge through the poorly written fictional account for actual phone info. Hopefully this will be the first and last review of this kind.

posted on 25 May 2008, 17:47

2. (unregistered)


A story review.. really unique amd inventive, and it's good to see for one someone sweat to make a review. Good job PhoneArena :)

posted on 25 May 2008, 17:48

3. (unregistered)


ew, the pappeal thingy buy their stuff from like, addidas? i get my cute little sports outfits from like, lacoste and chanel and stuff

posted on 25 May 2008, 17:49

4. (unregistered)


i bought mine from reebok and new balance so what

posted on 27 May 2008, 09:05

6. pHx (Posts: 15; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


SE W580i is phone with some sport functions. miCoach is sport system including phone with some other-than-sport functions ]:P

posted on 25 May 2008, 17:50

5. (unregistered)


The phone looks like an uglier, more cheaply made version of the LG KE800. How good is it against the Sony Ericsson W580i?

posted on 21 Jun 2008, 12:31

7. Brad (unregistered)


This was a great review. I like the fact that it is a story as well as a review! Because of this story i now am going to buy this phone! and become A secret Agent 007!

posted on 31 Oct 2008, 16:57

8. (unregistered)


I really enjoyed this phone at first, buying it the week it first became available. Once I'd found my way around the phone's various "phone" functions, I started to try out the miCoach side of it. The miCoach Web site was pretty good to begin with and has been updated a few times too. But, and this is a big but if you commit to a miCoach training programme, the HR sensor that came with the phone just died one day. It was fine on a Thursday morning, and dead on the Saturday. New batteries and resetting of the phone did not help. I was given a replacement but after six weeks (again on a Saturday morning) it got very temperamental. It didn't work that Saturday, but did on Sunday's run, before going on to die completely the following week. Samsung support suggestions have been largely unhelpful, with different staff making different, often contradictory suggestions, none of which worked and some of which sounded like the customer service staff member was making it up on the spot. Poor reliability, and very poor service. I was eventually promised a replacement, which never arrived, and I had to badger Samsung again, who insisted on taking me through yet more useless suggestions to correct the problem with the broken one I had. Finally, they have sent another. Unfortunately, I'm injured at the moment (not running-related) and so have not tried out sensor number three, but I am very disillusioned with the Samsung product and for the past couple of months have gone back to using my old phone.

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Display2.0 inches, 176 x 220 pixels (141 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size3.99 x 1.77 x 0.57 inches
(101.5 x 45 x 14.5 mm)
2.82 oz  (80 g)
Battery800 mAh, 2.5 hours talk time

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