Rated 4,1 out of 5 by 23
Rated 1 out of 5 by Footballdaft Not impressed
Ball arrived slightly deflated and rather misshapen. Inflated to recommended psi and left it till the next day. Next day ball soft again, tried on 3 occasions but air just wouldn't stay in, disappointed never to have used the ball and have returned it for a refund.
8 februari 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smith1976 Technology and sport in unison ( a coaches view )
technology and sport in unison
The smart ball can take teaching to the next level, when Adidas roll out the new firmware updates to include moving ball data the smart ball will possibly become the biggest technological advancement in football history, if you think what computers have done for mathematics, computing data to find solutions in a fraction of the time, then the smart ball can compute the footballers data to teach the solution in a fraction of time.
As a football coach teaching players how to shoot and pass the ball is a huge part of training and this is done by repetition, but being able to show each player exactly how they have hit the ball and then teach how to adjust to make that shot/pass perfect is such an advancement and advantage.
e.g. Taking my goalkeeper, within a session we have perfected his goal kicks, by using the smart ball app to study with him how and where exactly he struck the ball the spin he generated, and the approach using the video data he was able to make adjustments to create his perfect goal kick and then continue to use the data to recreate over and over until continued perfection,
before this session his perfect goal kick had been taking years with trail and error, now
Completed in one session and the data has been saved, so when he feels he's not kicking just right we can see instantly where he needs to adjust.
The smart ball is already amazing but it's capabilities have only just started
27 januari 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by leenat1617 great ball
great ball would recommend this. moves well great control. my son loves it. I would recommend this to any budding player it helps with skills as well. its a must buy for any serios training great value too
23 januari 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JuliaGrant What every 14 year old wants
This was purchased as a birthday present for my 14 year old son. It wasn't on his birthday list so was a gamble.....however, it was fantastic, his face was a picture as this is one of the latest in gadgets (unbeknown to me). In his words it was "the best present EVER". It was extremely easy to set up and link to his I-phone. The delivery was very speedy and was packaged well, so no signs that this was a football.
I now have a garden full of teenagers or should I say budding world champion footballers!!
7 januari 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarah14 AMAZING
My 16 year old is football mad and thinks this is the best thing ever.
12 november 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kiean Bordering on genius
I originally bought this ball for myself and within a very short space of time the technique that the ball had helped my with was transferable to any ball I would kick, it made my game play more competent and confident and meant that my processing speed was much quicker on the ball and the accuracy of what I do with it has increased dramatically. I now use the ball with my students (9-16) and the rate with which they improve with the knowledge of how to strike a ball well and the understanding of different ways of manoeuvring the ball for crossing, fading, curling and knuckling is astounding. All of the students I have worked with when asked "what do you do when you kick the ball?" reply "I run up and kick it" and the improvement in their consistency, accuracy and power comes from having a knowledge of kicking process and technique from the ball and app. They love using the ball both for the novelty of using an electric football and because it takes them from playground football to a detailed and successful kicking method. It was easy to find the app underwhelming and trivial at first but once individual aspects of kicking are changed even in the smallest of ways a very visible difference is apparent and my feelings of mild disappointment were gone. The general consensus from all that have used the ball is that it is a work of brilliance. Yes it is expensive but worth investment for both improvement as a footballer and a productive use of MANY hours working on kicking technique.
26 september 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by jonj terrible
the balls a nightmare to charge and is far to dear i bought it for my son on his birthday it was that bad we had to buy him another present
27 augustus 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by jBonkos Great Ball but Way TOO Expensive
Great ball love the spin feature, but i did cost an arm and a leg.
21 juni 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ctcusson Mobile App
love the ball, but wish there was an android mobile app.
Please make one Adidas.
28 maart 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by theleedsunit Great Ball
I got this for christmas and it works great. Would not recommend using on a muddy surface for the ball will have mud stuck in the cracks.
1 maart 2015