As its name implies, the Smart Run is aimed at runners, not a general fitness audience, so it competes more with products from Garmin or Basis than Fitbit or Nike. That would help explain its $399 price.
The Smart Run includes a GPS tracker and a heart rate sensor (as well as a Bluetooth-enabled MP3 player). The device provides training feedback on the touch screen, by vibrating, and by sound over the Bluetooth connection. It integrates with Adidas’s web- and app-based miCoach system. There’s no phone needed to function.
Battery life is 24 days in casual mode, but 8 hours in “marathon mode” and 4 hours in “training mode.”
Availability was announced for November.