Adidas miCoach - PS3

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Adidas miCoach (PS3)
Requires: PlayStation Eye, PlayStation Move
Also for: Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D Third person, into the screen Genre:
Activity: Health & Fitness
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: Chromativity Soft. Co.: 505 Games
Publishers: 505 Games (GB)
Released: 13 Jul 2012 (GB)
Ratings: BBFC U

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Summary

The fitness game genre might be getting a little crowded, but Adidas miCoach has a couple of tricks up its sleeve to separate itself from the herd.

First, though, the basics. Adidas miCoach has a massive range of exercises for you to try your hand at – 400 in total. With motion tracking the game can make sure you're on the right track and not slacking off. Players can get a customised workout tailored to their sport of choice, track their progress and get coaching feedback.

It's this focused approach that sets miCoach apart from its peers. The game won't just get you generically fit – it will build strength and endurance in the places you need it most. The Adidas brand comes with a certain sporting pedigree, and this expertise is brought to the game.

The most obvious way you'll see that is in the inclusion of Adidas-sponsored athletes. There are 18 sportsmen and women from six different sports, including Kaka, Dwight Howard, Manuel Neuer, Jessica Ennis, Jose Mourinho, Ana Ivanovic, Will Genia and Eric Berry. Each of them provides a masterclass in their field.

miCoach also has the advantage of being the only console-based fitness programme you can take out of your living room. There are already millions of people using the miCoach mobile app and website, and your data built up on runs and through other outdoor activities can be brought right into the game.

It's through this focused, connected approach that Adidas miCoach sets itself apart from its competitors.