It seems like now a days we put in a great deal of effort into looking after our health. This ranges from what we consume, the amount of exercise, down to the hours of sleep we get at night. We use gadgets, such as smart watches, to help us track our daily movements to see how many calories we burn. Being health conscious is no longer a fad, but a way of life. But when you thought there was no other way to track your fitness efforts, Under Armour makes a smart shoe just for that purpose – the SpeedForm Record Equipped sneaker.
The Under Armour SpeedForm sneaker isn’t anything new. What’s new is the Record Equipped technology implemented into it that syncs with the application UA MapMyRun. The sneaker is only available in three styles; the Velociti RE, Gemini 3 RE, and the Europa RE. Each are appealing to the eye and are available for both men and women.
Just like its prototype, the Under Armour SpeedForm RE is a lightweight shoe that offers breathability. It has a smooth ultrasonic welded seam with Bemis tape. This, along side the embedded sock-liner, enhances the fit to feel snug on your feet. ArchForm is used to give you additional support and comfort as well as the Dual-layer Charged Cushioning. The soles are made of rubber which is not only lightweight, but durable. Its flex grooves are anatomically placed to allow for the best heel-to-toe transition when running.
All of the Speed Form Record Equipped sneakers have a smart feature that is built into the shoe that enhances the use of the UA MapMyRun app. Not only will it track your walk or run, it measures your cadence, real-time pace, duration, distance, splits, as well as the lifetime of the shoe. But the most impressive part of this smart shoe, is its ability to measure you muscle’s fatigue based on jumping! Under Armour boasts how you are able to improve the quality of your training through the analysis of your in-app jump score. This means more conscious and smarter training to help you produce the best results.
You may be wondering if you would need to recharge your shoe like your smart watch. The answer is no. The optimized battery is meant to last way beyond the life of your shoe. What is also great, is that you don’t need to run with your phone! The shoe automatically captures data from your workouts and stores them, so you are able to view your results.
This shoe is a great option for anyone who is looking to take training and working out to a whole new level. I wouldn’t be surprised if we begin to see more smart shoes hit the market in the near future. But for now, you are able to purchase the latest generation at Under Armour or Amazon, ranging from $85 – $150.
Source: Under Armour
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