05 January 2016

HTC and Under Armour Join Fitness Craze With Launch of HealthBox

Article re posted from http://www.popsci.com/htc-and-under-armour-join-fitness-craze-with-healthbox

HealthBox

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HTC x Under Armour HealthBox

The HealthBox is a connected fitness system that measures a person's health through three products: a heart rate monitor, activity tracker, and smart scale.

There’s no shortage of health bands on the market to choose from: FitBit, Jawbone, and Withings are just a few of the brands trying to get more people to log every activity throughout the day. Now, you can add one more option to your never-ending list of fitness trackers: HTC and Under Armour unveiled a new collection of health products dubbed HealthBox.

HealthBox is a large red case the size of a pizza box that comes with three new products: UA Band, UA Heart Rate, and UA Scale. Each product is designed to monitor a different aspect of your health. All three products from HealthBox sync together into the companion app that lets you view your health across four categories: sleep, fitness, activity, and nutrition. The box sells for $400.

UA Band

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UA Band

The UA Band is an activity tracker meant to be worn all day. It has a heart rate sensor built inside.

UA Band

This is a lot like the other wrist-worn fitness trackers you’ve probably seen before. It’s mean to be worn all day and tracks steps, sleep, and other daily activity using an accelerometer. The UA Band also has a heart rate sensor built in, and it can also

UA Heart Rate

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UA Heart Rate

This heart rate monitor straps to your chest and pairs with a companion app.

UA Heart Rate

Intended to be used in more intense workout sessions, the UA Heart Rate is a heart rate monitor that’s strapped to your chest by an eleastic strap. Although the UA Band is also capable of providing a heart rate, the UA Hear Rate can provide more accurate calculations of BPMs, which also leads to a more accurate calorie count.

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UA Scale

The UA Scale connects to the cloud every time you step on it. You can view detailed information about your health in the companion app.

UA Scale

This Wi-Fi enabled scale pushes information out to the cloud the second you step onto the scale. That information is then combined with other information gathered from the UDA Band and UA Heart Rate to give users a better sense of their overall health. The scale supports up to eight users and syncs with the UA Record app.



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