Before you can improve your game, you need to know what areas need improvement. For footballers, that just got easier thanks to adidas new GMR Chip. The chip is part of a new insole that measures your passing, shooting power, distance, and speed on the pitch.
The GMR Chip tracks your touch, control, speed, and kicks using a Google Jacquard chip, which is inserted in a slot on the bottom of the insole. Using a gyroscope, accelerometer, and a small process, the chip uses device machine learning to discern football-specific movements. It then counts your kicks, measures your shot and run speed, and tallies your total distance run.
The chip sends data to either an Android or iOS device, which then connects to the FIFA Mobile Ultimate Team. You’ll want to add as much data as possible to your account because “the more you play in real life, the better your FIFA Mobile Ultimate Team becomes.” Your real-life play unlocks exclusive content for the game, which helps to increase your team’s stats. Defeating weekly challenges based on speed, shots, and distance, not only improves your own performance, it also helps your team in the game. “Using advanced machine learning algorithms, we trained the Jacquard Tag, which is placed within your shoe, to recognise moves that you make on the pitch and reward you with a unique one-of-a-kind gaming experience in EA Sports FIFA Mobile,” explains Ivan Poupyrev of Google.
“adidas GMR lives at the intersection of gaming and the material world because that’s where the audience is,” says Moritz Kloetzner from adidas Football. “By exploring and challenging traditional approaches to product development, alongside Jacquard by Google and EA Sports FIFA Mobile, we have been able to equip players with a whole new way to use their creativity for the betterment of sport.” You can get started training with the adidas GMR by picking up a set of insoles from the adidas web site for £29.92.