Introducing miCoach

miCoach is a personal interactive coaching platform. You can choose training plans or create your own. You can track your own workout progress, manage your workout calendar, get coaching feedback, and analyse your fitness improvements.

Within miCoach, you will come across the following core concepts

  • Activities
  • Workouts
  • Plans
  • Devices
  • Metrics
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    Activities

    miCoach Workout Activity types is are based around sports. miCoach supports 14 types of workout activities. Below is our entire list of workout activity types to date:

     

    TRAINING
    GETTING STARTED
    RUNNING
    FOOTBALL
    RUGBY
    AMERICAN FOOTBALL
    BASKETBALL
    TENNIS
    AUSSIE RULES FOOTBALL
    BASEBALL
    ICE HOCKEY
    CRICKET
    HANDBALL
    CROSS-COUNTRY SKI

     

    Workouts

    A Workout is a session of physical exercise or training. Within miCoach platform you would see both cardio type workout and strength & flexibility workouts.

    From a technical perspective, we actually have other workout types used within the platform. Below is our entire list of workout types to date:

     

    Workout TypeDescription
    Free WorkoutAny workout activity not bound to a training plan. This Workout is completed using Mobile or Pacer (as Free Workouts or Free Run).
    Manual WorkoutAny workout activity not bound to a training plan and manually entered as a completed activity in your micoach training calendar.
    Orphan WorkoutAny workout activity not bound to a training plan but synchronised from a non-miCoach device.
    Planned WorkoutA workout activity that is part of a miCoach Cardio plan.
    Pack WorkoutA workout activity that is part of a miCoach Strength and Flexibility plan.
    Fixture WorkoutA game/match workout activity.
    Sports ChallengeA challenger pre-defined custom workout challenge (virtual race, sports challenge, tug of war, custom challenge) shared amongst a group of miCoach consumers (challengers). The challenger defines the metric (distance, calories, high-intensity distance, maximum speed) and the value required to win the challenge.
    Custom WorkoutA user pre-defined custom workout activity based on either intervals, time, calories or an intensity level and saved as a custom activity in your miCoach training calendar.
    Assessment Workout v1A miCoach defined assessment workout activity targeted for the legacy miCoach Samsung phone.
    Assessment Workout v3A miCoach defined assessment workout activity targeted for the miCoach Pacer device.
    Pace Assessment WorkoutA miCoach defined assessment workout activity targeted for the miCoach mobile app.

     

    Training Plans

    miCoach offers both Cardio and Strength and Flexibility training plans. Training plans consist of a series of workouts scheduled over a number of weeks. Cardio workouts have a certain level of intensity pattern and duration. Strength and Flexibility workouts are made up of training components (exercises) and typically require training equipment.

    In addition to Training Plans, there are also a series of single workouts for various activity types.

     

    miCoach Devices

    miCoach platform currently supports the following list of miCoach hardware devices

    • X_CELL
    • SPEED_CELL
    • Heart Rate Monitor
    • SMART RUN

    X_CELL

    What does the miCoach X_Cell device measure? miCoach X_Cell device measures the following:

    • Vertical
    • Hustle
    • Quickness
    • Heart Rate

    SPEED_CELL

    What does the miCoach Speed _Cell device measure? miCoach Speed_Cell device measures the following:

    • Speed and Maximum Speed
    • Distance
    • Stride Rate

    HEART RATE MONITOR

    What does the miCoach Heart Rate Monitor device measure? miCoach HRM device measures the following:

    • Heart Rate
    • Calories

    SMARTRUN

    What does the miCoach Smart Run device measure? miCoach Smart Run device measures the following:

    • Heart Rate
    • Calories
    • Distance
    • Speed

     

    Workout Metrics

    miCoach platform provides various training metrics that are used to measure training performance. The table below provides a list of metrics that are currently in use on www.micoach.com and our miCoach mobile apps.

    TERM DEFINITION UNITS SPORT
    Calories The amount of energy burnt during a workout. Can be calculated from heart rate or estimated from speed. kCal All Sports
    Distance The distance in meters covered in a workout Metres, Feet, Kilometres, Miles All Sports
    Heart Rate The number of heartbeats per minute measure by an HRM (heart-rate monitor) during a workout BPM Cardio, Strength & Flex
    Speed Measured in kilometers per hour (Km/H), it is a measure of how fast one covers a set distance over a set time - Km/Hr.>>> or Miles Kilometres/hour, Miles/hour All Sports
    Pace Measured in kilometers per hour (Km/H), it is a measure of how fast one covers a set distance over a set time - Km/Hr or Miles minutes/kilometer, minutes/mile All Sports
    Stride Rate The number of steps per minute in a workout. a stride counts both left and right foot strikes. Used mostly for running. steps/minute Running
    Cadence Similar to stride rate. Comes to half the Stride Rate as out of a left-right step, only one is counted. Used mostly for cycling steps/minute, revolutions/minute Cycling
    Elevation The number of meters climbed above sea level. Sometimes also referred to as Altitude in GPS terminology. we have to clarify, what exactly is shown: a) number of meters climbed (in a workout) or b) altitude: the height of the waypoint as this is critical for the consumer metres, feet N/A
    Latitude Its a geographic coordinate specifying the North-South position of a waypoint. North of Equator> 0, South of Equator < 0 degrees (decimal) N/A
    Longitude Its a geographic coordinate specifying the East-West position of a waypoint. East of Grenwich > 0, West of Greenwich < 0 degrees (decimal) N/A
    Waypoint Its a set of geographical coordinates that identify a point in physical space. In GPS terminology, a waypoint is represented by a longitude, latitude and altitude. x,y,z N/A
    Active Time The number of seconds that the user is not in the standing zone within a game event. Active time is considered when moving at speeds >= 0.45 m/s mm:ss Field Sports
    High Intensity Distance The total distance covered by a user in their yellow and red pace zone. Measure by SPEED_CELL rules for field sports metres, feet Field Sports
    Sprint Each time a user enters the red pace zone during a game event, it is marked as a sprint event. count, speed Field Sports
    Burst count Court Sports
    Fast Break Court Sports
    Rallies Tennis (Stop-Start Sport)
    Plays Am. Football (Stop-Start Sport)
    Quickness All Sports
    Hustle All Sports
    Vertical All Sports