Under Armour Armour39

70
Engadget
Score
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Armour39 review: a fitness tracker for the wannabe elite athlete

Summary

The Armour39 exercise tracker is a solid self-quantifier for those that consider themselves athletes. But we wish the app had more features and polish.

Pros
  • Supremely comfortable strap
  • App is simple and intuitive
  • Tons of data to peruse
Cons
  • iOS only, for now
  • App lacks polish and functionality
  • No website or social features
Armour39 review: a fitness tracker for the wannabe elite athlete

Under Armour has always prided itself on the science and technology that goes into its sports apparel. But, let's be honest, the company could spend four times as much on R&D for a shirt as HTC did on the One, and it would still never generate the same fanfare. Sure, a heart rate monitor and app still aren't going to set the tech blog world on fire, but it could be the move that earns the company the respect it deserves. The Armour39 system combines a small Bluetooth LE-enabled pod with a distinctive chest strap and an app that tracks your level of exertion, awarding you WILLpower points. What the system isn't, however, is a "lifestyle" product or an "activity tracker." Under Armour is clearly going after those who fancy themselves athletes. Obviously, the question is whether or not the sportswear company has anything valuable to offer in the space. Does its new training platform actually encourage you to push yourself harder and is it really anything more than a FuelBand with an extra dose of testosterone? The answers are exactly where you'd expect them: after the break.

Read Full Review

Scores

Engadget

70
 

Breakdown

Durability
6.0
Portability
7.0
Ease of use
6.0
Design and form factor
5.5
View All Scores

Specs

Armour39

Type
Wearable / clip-on
Tracking metrics
Heart rate
Display
no
Media playback controls
no
View Full Specs

Specs

Armour39

Type
Wearable / clip-on
Tracking metrics
Heart rate
Display
no
Media playback controls
no
View Full Specs
Video

Related Video

IRL: Wifi-Enabled WeMo Coffeemaker

IRL: Wifi-Enabled WeMo Coffeemaker

Posted   02.03.15
View
Similar Products

How It Stacks Up

75

Engadget

75
 

Critic

7.2
 

User

9
 
Starting at
$199.99
Requires Contract
76

Life Tracker 1

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

7.9
 

User

7.2
 
Starting at
$45
Requires Contract
81

ChargeHR

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

7.8
 

User

7.9
 
No price available
78

Surge

Engadget

78
 

Critic

8.2
 

User

6.4
 
Starting at
$229
Requires Contract

Mi Band

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

8.1
 
No price available

The Latest

09.19.14
MapMyFitness for iPhone lets you see all your activity in one place
09.19.14

MapMyFitness for iPhone lets you see all your activity in one place

The best thing about iOS 8 isn't continuity texting or a liberated keyboard -- it's that it'll giv...

By J. Trew,   09.19.14
View
07.16.14
Samsung may turn to Under Armour to rival Apple's relationship with Nike
07.16.14

Samsung may turn to Under Armour to rival Apple's relationship with Nike

In a bid to expand wearable sales, Samsung is reportedly entertaining the idea of teaming up with...

By M. Brian,   07.16.14
View