Under Armour introduced its first pair of connected shoes to work with the UA Record health and fitness network at the start of this year. The shoes, known as the SpeedForm Gemini 2 RE, track and store running metrics and then sends your data to UA Record to build a rich profile. We’ve seen similar things done by other devices, but activity trackers typically need to be worn on your chest or wrist to function properly. Under Armour’s connected shoes, though, are silent and straightforward because you’re always going to be working out with shoes on your feet.
It’s taken a bit of time, but the SpeedForm Gemini 2 RE are now on sale. And if they’re anything like the SpeedForm Apollo Vent shoes I have, Under Armour has another light and cozy shoe on its hands.
The SpeedForm Gemini 2 RE are available in sizes 7.5-15, and Under Armour is only offering them in the graphite color option that has red accents. They’ll set you back $149 if you want to jump and get your very first pair of connected shoes.
Under Armour worked throughout 2015 on multiple products that finally launched in 2016. The new UA HealthBox, built in collaboration with HTC, is a complete system to keep your body and its data online. The UA HealthBox includes UA Band, UA Scale, and UA Heart Rate products for $400. Each can be bought separately as well. Under Armour and HTC took a long time to get anything to the market, but the products are finally here in good form.
Whether you’re using the shoes or the UA Healthbox, Under Armour has the companion software to enable a strong health and fitness network in UA Record. Under Armour bought Endomondo and MyFitnessPal in 2015 for over $475 million. Those two services bolstered UA Record to climb to the top of the connected health mountain.