HTC and Under Armour create new fitness tech

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HTC and Under Armour create new fitness tech

New fitness gadgets are pouring out of CES 2016, but few are backed by two global brands. One that is, however, is UA HealthBox, a complete connected fitness system designed and built by HTC and Under Armour.

UA HealthBox is made up of a trio of health and fitness gadgets. There’s UA Band, a wrist-worn sleep and activity tracker; UA Heart Rate, a heart rate monitoring chest strap; and UA Scale, a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled scale. You can get the whole set on pre-order in the USA for $400 (around £273).

If you want to pick up just one of the new UA gadgets, you can. The UA Band comes in at $180 (around £123) and will automatically track your steps, distance, resting heart rate and sleep. It’s also designed to flex to fit your perfectly for more comfort.

UA Band

The UA Heart Rate costs $80 (around £55) and is designed to accurately track your heart rate during exercise.

UA Heart Rate

The UA Scale will set you back $180 (around £123). For that you’ll get weight and body fat tracking for up to eight people. And the scale will connect wirelessly with your phone so you can keep detailed records and see trends over time.

UA Scale

Everything runs on Under Armour’s new health and fitness platform, UA Record. This new, simple tracking app runs on Under Armour’s own software, which is also used to power fitness favourites like Endomondo and MyFitnessPal, so there’s no doubt you’ll get detailed feedback on your progress.

Alongside the new tech created by the HTC-Under Armour partnership, the fitness brand has also unveiled a pair of connected running shoes. The UA SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record Equipped (catchy name) will record time and date, duration, distance and splits and then store that information until you get home to your phone where it will sync wirelessly.

Under Armour is one of the most respected athletics brands in the world, so we’re pretty sure you’ll get accurate tracking from all its new gadgets. And HTC is famous for tech innovations and great design, something you can see from the pictures of the new devices.

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