UnderArmour HealthBox Preview
UnderArmour HealthBox Preview.
As part of our look into wearable technology, Dan Saunders previews the UnderArmour HealthBox. This integrated system takes information from many points, displays it on your phone and then offers suggestions on how to improve your performance. While not cycling specific, it could be a useful part of your overall fitness.
What do you get when you put a phone company together with a company better known for their soft goods though with the intent of creating a fitness wearable package? You get the UnderArmour/HTC joint venture known as the UnderArmour Healthbox, one of the more interesting entrants into fitness wearable world that I’ve come across.
I’ve had the whole set in use for a little while now and am working up a review of the experience both per piece and as a whole. It’s really a neat set of technology. Each piece can be used independently of each other, but there is a clear synergy that comes from going all in.
Some initial highlights? Well, the band packs functionality that is just short of a smartwatch into a Fitbit or Jawbone sized footprint. The heart rate monitor is one of the most comfortable I have tried and connects readily to everything it’s supposed to. And lastly, the app has added enough new features and refinements from when I first started using it that I feel like I’m practically using a different program!
Keep an eye here for the full review where I dive into the details, the experience, the highs and lows, and everything in between. It’s been an eyeopening experience as to what is really possible in a fitness wearable and has also taught me a bit about what I really want in fitness wearable technology.
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