Adidas miCoach service shuts down as Runtastic takes over

But you've got plenty of time to move your data
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Adidas has announced it's shuttering its miCoach service and merging it with the Runtastic app.

Adidas bought Runtastic in 2015 and has continued to run miCoach alongside it, but that's now set to change. The switchover won't happen until 31 December 2018, so if you're a miCoach user you more than enough time to migrate your data over or move it somewhere else entirely. Until that point the service will run as normal.

That is, unless you're not an existing user, in which case you won't be able to sign up to miCoach at all from this point. We like miCoach (and even nominated it for a Wareable Award last year) but Runtastic is definitely the better platform of the two, with a lot more features on offer.

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You won't be able to transfer your miCoach training plan, but all of your personal information and workout data can be moved. Speed_Cell and X_Cell data can be transferred too but as fitness workouts, so the translation won't be perfect.

You can find an FAQ on the transition here, while Adidas's migration tool can be found here. Once the two are linked they'll continue to sync, in case you do want to keep using miCoach until it ends.

We're expecting new devices from Adidas very soon. It says it's out of the GPS running watch race for the time being, but we've heard word of a new fashion fitness tracker being worked on called the Chameleon.

Adidas miCoach service shuts down as Runtastic takes over


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