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.Read the full review →
Fitness devices are becoming popular, so it's no surprise a company like Under Armour is trying to get into the mix, but their Armour39 falls short of the podium. Since the Armour39 is a chest strap, it mostly stays out of the way, with Gizmodo saying it's "relatively comfortable to wear." But even with that comfort level, the overall design is a bit much, and CNET finds it "too cumbersome to wear all day." A benefit of the new wave of fitness devices is the ability to share and compare workouts, but as Digital Trends discovered, there is no way to do this, calling the Armour39 an "island of stand alone pain." Additionally, Engadget says "there is no robust web app for digging deeper into your results." When working out Under Armour tracks your workouts with what they call WILLPower -- similar to Nike's Fuel points -- but CNET says "WILLPower is only effect if you buy into it ... I'd like a more meaningful metric." As it stands, the Armour39 only works with iOS devices so if you're a non-iOS user you'll have to pay for the companion watch. If you like to share your workouts and compete with friends then skip over the Armour39 entirely, but if you're just looking for self-motivation give it a look. Just be aware of its current limitations.
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If you're looking to better measure and tweak your workout sessions, then this is the monitor to get.Read the full review →
The Armour39 is meant only for hard-core fitness fanatics, but even those gym rats will be left wanting more.Read the full review →
What good is fitness data it if you can’t dissect it more deeply later and share and compare it with your friends. We’re pretty sure Under Armour will say that the benefits are all in the workout, and if you’re that kind of training spartan then maybe Armour39 is for you.Read the full review →
Needs better software to keep bluetooth connection with iphone. My connection constantly did not recognize in mid workouts .Read the full review →