Beneath Armour Exhibits Off New Related Health Devices
Sportswear maker Underneath Armour is stepping into the devices enterprise with a set of wearable units, headphones and a wi-fi scale.
Although Underneath Armour is not first with any of those, it is making an attempt to make it straightforward on shoppers by designing merchandise that join wirelessly to one another or to its smartphone apps. A brand new model of its UA Report app seeks to combine all points of your well being and health — together with vitamin, sleep and train — although a number of options would require a companion app, MapMyRun. The apps are free and also will work with competing units, corresponding to Fitbit and Garmin watches.
Underneath Armour is providing a starter package deal, the UA HealthBox, for $four hundred. It consists of the size, a chest strap to watch coronary heart fee and a health band to trace steps and sleep. Every merchandise can also be bought individually. Past that, Underneath Armour is providing a shoe embedded with a chip to trace train — even with no smartphone or some other GPS-enabled system for recording distance. The corporate can also be making two headphones, together with one that may measure coronary heart price on the ear.
Underneath Armour partnered with smartphone maker HTC for the HealthBox gadgets and with Harman’s JBL enterprise for the headphones.
A lot of the gadgets will ship Jan. 22; the footwear and coronary heart-price headphones will come later.