HTC and Under Armour have partnered up to bring us the HealthBox, a box filled with fitness tools and just in time to assist with our New Years fitness resolutions. The HealthBox consists of three items: UA Band, UA Scale and UA Heart Rate that are all Andriod and iOS compatible and retails $400. Although the HealthBox is not currently available, you can pre-order on their website as early as today.
Under Armour’s tagline for its HealthBox is “Exercise Smarter. Feel Better. Live Longer” and states that it is the first connected fitness system of its kind. What does that all mean? Essentially it means that all of the tools provided connect with each other to not only measure and monitor all factors but determine what makes you, the user, feel better via UA Record.
The UA Band is a fitness band worn on the wrist that is waterproof and sleek, designed to be worn 24/7 without discomfort. It has a touchscreen with a number of displays to select from such as steps, heart rate, calories, time, music, text and phone call notifications and workouts. It monitors activity and will let you know if you’ve been inactive for too long.
The UA Heart Rate is also a waterproof fitness band built to track your heart rate, heart rate zone and workout intensity. It connects with the UA Band in real-time to show you how hard you can work for the perfect workout.
The UA Scale is WiFi-enabled with auto-recognition for up to 8 users and allows any user to create a profile to set goals, monitor weight, body fat and progress. The UA Scale also supports guests without a UA Record.
By using all of the provided tools your activity will be connected and displayed via UA Record on your phone. Dashboards can be customized per user and records can even be sent to your trainer, friends, social network, fitness community or doctor. The video indicates that by wearing the UA Band while you sleep determines your sleeping patterns. It also not only monitors how many calories you burn but also your intake which can then provide you with an optimal workout based on your diet and goals. I encourage you to watch their promotional video in full, it definitely had me inspired!
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