Revolutionary? All-New Adidas GMR Tracking Insoles Launched

Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Adidas yesterday released something that could become an ultimate thing for every ambitious footballer / gamer - a chip that measures a player’s passes, shot power, distance and speed on-pitch, which then helps to improve performance in FIFA Ultimate Team. Introducing the all-new Adidas GMR Chip.


Adidas GMR Insoles




Dubbed the Adidas GMR insoles, they will allow players to track their touch, control, speed and kicks. All of this is powered by a Google Jacquard chip, which can be placed inside a slot at the bottom of the insole.



The Adidas GMR app is available on Android and iOS - it powers the device. Trough the app, real-life performance will be linked with FIFA Mobile Ultimate Team - "the more you play in real life, the better your FIFA Mobile Ultimate Team becomes."


In addition, a digital code for a Paulo Dybala FIFA Mobile card is included.



Adidas GMR - FAQ



Adidas GMR is a new way to play connected — it consists of the GMR insole and Jacquard Tag. You take the Tag, developed by Jacquard™ by Google and capable of detecting Football-specific movement, and place it in the GMR insole. The Tag understands what you do on the pitch and merges this into the FIFA Mobile game - giving you access to exclusive content, allowing you to increase your Team OVR and to earn bragging rights in leaderboard challenges.

WHAT DO I NEED?

All you need is the GMR product, a Jaquard compatible mobile device and the Adidas GMR and EA FIFA Mobile apps - both of which are free to download via the app stores

HOW DOES IT WORK? WHAT DOES IT MEASURE?


The Jacquard Tag is kitted out with a gyroscope, an accelerometer, and a small processor capable of running on device machine learning that can differentiate Football-specific movements. It's able to measure the number of kicks, shot speed, run speed, and total distance run.



WHICH DEVICE DO I NEED?

You require a mobile phone which supports both the Adidas GMR app as well as EA FIFA Mobile. Find device requirements for these apps under 'What apps do I need?

WHERE CAN I BUY GMR?


You can buy Adidas GMR in select Adidas stores and on the Adidas website for a fair price of £29.95.



In case you missed it, we recently covered PlayerMaker, a product used by pro teams to track similar stats - the new Adidas GMR insoles offer a much more easily attainable alternative, although it will have to be seen how well the tracking will work.


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