HTC and Under Armor launched their newest fitness tracker. This week, the Taiwanese phone manufacturer in collaboration with fitness apparel producer Under Armor revealed their UA HealthBox. This is a linked health and fitness gadget that monitors the main parameters of its wearer, such as sports activities, diet and sleep hours.
The recent UA HealthBox looks, indeed, like a small box. Underneath the case, it provides a wrist worn fitness system, a HRM and a handy scale, all these being connected to UA’s Record app that was released last year. It is available for downloading from Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store.
By linking an HTC smart phone, or other iOS and Android operating systems, the UA Record functions as a single panel where the owner can read all necessary data gathered from the connected gadgets. The app shoes a clear and simple style, with a main section that displays the weight and additional areas that show sleep data (it monitors light, medium and deep sleep via the fitness band) and the resting pulse rate.
People can also see everyday objectives for over 600 types of activities, such as yoga exercises, farming, jogging and cycling, so basically any physical activity that requires at least a moderate effort. The users’ every day step objectives or whenever are also displayed, along with the large nutrition data resource that can be incorporated with MyFitnessPal’s dedicated application.
The Under Armor’s Band was developed to be used all day, monitoring everyday action, sleep and exercises like jogging and riding a bike. People can set their daily objectives and monitor physical improvements directly on the device’s 1.36” PMOLED white and dark screen.
It arrives in two versions: the long band is 244 mm while the smaller band has 204 mm. It is water-resistant at 2 ATM and up to 60 feet of depth, meaning that the user can swim or dive while wearing it. Some customers discovered that their gadgets switched off regularly, but while they worked, clocked all distances and exercises rather well.
UA’s Heart Rate includes a HRM hidden under the case during exercises. The users can detach the small indicator, which is around 38.5 mm by 15 mm, from their chest band so they can choose precisely the place where to wear it. It monitors all burned calories and, if paired with Under Armor’s Record application, it allows people to personalize their heart tracking configurations.
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