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COROS Coaches provide training and racing feedback for free
COROS watch users can now connect to coaches through the Training Hub
COROS provides a compelling fitness and training experience with its fantastic watches, Training Hub, EvoLab, training plans, workouts, and world class athletes. The company offers incredible value with affordable wearables and everything you need to help improve your performance and fitness level.
The year is starting off strong for COROS with a new service, new athlete, and additional support for COROS users.
Last week COROS announced another free service for COROS watch owners with its COROS Coaches program. Many coaching services are available on other platforms for a fee and some provide generic guidance to help you complete a half marathon or 5K. With COROS Coaches, the coaches that COROS has in its program will review your data in the COROS Training Hub and supply personalized feedback to your questions.
Derek Dalzell, Senior Manager of Consumer Education, at COROS stated:
Our goal at COROS is to educate athletes and build a global training mindset. There is simply no better service for our users than providing 1-on-1 coaching advice based on their own data. This brings our eco-system full circle in that not only can we provide the tools needed for improvement, but now we are providing that personal education to help all athletes explore perfection.
In the past, I have followed various marathon and half-marathon training programs. These were programs with specific running and cross-training guidance, but I would resort to Google searches when I had questions on variables and nothing was ever customized to my particular situation.
The COROS Coaches program allows COROS wearable owners to reach out with training-related questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not yet participating in the Training Hub, then you will first be prompted to join since that is the mechanism by which the coaches will be able to access and view your data and recent performance. COROS states you should expect answers from the coaches in 1-3 business days.
The coaches are not private coaches and will not input workouts or training plans to your calendar. They may recommend workouts or training plans that are available to you from the COROS library, but the service is intended to help you answer questions you may have as you are working through a training plan or workout. The COROS Coaches website has several sample questions of what you might consider asking a coach.
I’m getting back onto the road more often now as I get my body ready for upcoming events and am putting the COROS Apex 2 Pro back on my wrist for training. If you use the program and ask questions, I would love to hear from you on what questions you are asking the coaches. Thanks for helping us get better COROS, great work on yet another value-added service for users.
New COROS UK Pro Athlete
COROS has a host of professional athletes that use COROS products to train and race in their respective sport. Phil Sesemann is joining the COROS UK Pro Athlete team as an elite road runner.
Phil trains with a COROS Pace 2 watch while also using the Training Hub and EvoLab services. Phil is training to run the London Marathon in April.
Expansion of third-party integration
COROS has always done an excellent job of helping people collect an extensive amount of data with its watches and then supporting the ability to sync that data with other services that people use for a variety of reasons. Its own services have expanded significantly since I started using COROS devices in 2018, but there are still reason to use other services. This might include social networking with others, using other training plans, and specialized focused activity support.
I’ve connected my COROS watches with Strava, Apple Health, Komoot, and Training Peaks. The smartphone application now includes support for Nike Run Club, HealthFit, SmashRun, Footpath.ai, and many more. 38 different services are now listed on the supported third-party apps page.
Some of the services are connected directly from within the COROS smartphone app while other connections to COROS data are through the third-party application itself where COROS now appears as an option. One fantastic aspect of COROS wearables is that your data collected by the watch is not locked into a closed ecosystem and is yours to use where you see fit.
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