Reviews of Wearable Tech: Bracelets, Socks, Shoes, Pendants and More!
By Kayla Anzalone
Imagine if your clothes could give you powerful tips on how
to run faster, de-stress, or improve your active lifestyle. Today, smart technology
wearables make this scenario a reality.
Wearable and fitness technologies are the new craze.
Everybody is talking about wrist wearables, clothing wearables, and fitness
wearables. These smart gadgets track our activity, sleep, and even mood in some
cases. There are socks that can tell you how to correct your running form.
Shoes that will guide your workout and tell you what to do next.
According to the International Data
Corporation (IDC), wrist wearables captured 93.2% of the entire wearable
market in 2016. But with 2017 in full swing, clothing wearables are gaining
more traction with the consumer market.
Wearable companies are turning their attention toward
fashion and convenience to please potential buyers. Consumers want their
wearable to be stylish enough to wear on a night out, and the experience of
wearing it to be effortless. They want a smart piece of clothing or an accessory
to simply throw on and be ready to go.
You’re ready to join the club, but it’s tough choosing the
right wearable or fitness tracker. Here at Alert1, I had the chance to review
some of the most popular wearable technology on the market.
As a complete wearable novice, I found myself paying
attention to factors that had never crossed my mind before. Was I walking more
than 10,000 steps in one day? Did I heel-strike my foot when running? How much
‘deep sleep’ do I normally get in a night?
With smart wearables and fitness trackers, I feel healthier
than ever before, and have the data to prove it!
This tech guide will include a Lumo Run review,
BellaBeat Leaf review, Sensoria Fitness socks review, Ringly smart bracelet
review, and Under Armour Record-Equipped shoes review.
Lumo BodyTech Run Review
Who is Lumo BodyTech?
Founded in 2011, Lumo BodyTech is a privately held company headquartered
in Mountain View, California. Backed by seven different investor groups, the
firm received $16.1M in four rounds of investing to develop their products. In
December 2016, Lumo BodyTech was valued at $41 million.
In January 2017, Lumo BodyTech made its proprietary
technology available to third parties. This includes the firm’s software,
algorithms, applications, and hardware. Lumo BodyTech is hoping to take the
company to the next level through third party collaboration with bigger
companies. They can then integrate the technology into many everyday wearable
products, like glasses and clothing, and healthcare items.
CEO Monisha Perkash has stated that much of the company’s
technology centers on fall detection and fall prevention. She envisions Lumo
BodyTech as a big player in the fast-growing senior care market.
Lumo BodyTech currently sells two products: the Lumo Lift
posture coach and Lumo Run smart tracker. When I had the opportunity to review
Lumo Run and evaluate my running form, I jumped at the chance!
What is Lumo Run?
Lumo Run is a body sensor clip you align with your spine
that acts as a personal running coach. The Lumo Run connects to your smart phone
to bring you real-time audio coaching while you’re out for a run. After
your run, Lumo Run provides recommendations and exercises that will help
improve your form.
If you want to run without your phone, Lumo Run will save the
data for you to view later. The Lumo Run is $99.00, and the collaborating app is
a free download.
How Does Lumo Run Work?
The Lumo Run sensor clips to the waistband
on the back of your running shorts. It evaluates your running form by measuring:
- Cadence (steps per minute)
- Bounce (vertical oscillation)
- Braking (awkward changes in velocity)
- Pelvic rotation (side to side rotation of
- Pelvic drop (side to side vertical movement of
The Lumo Run sensor then synchronizes with the Lumo Run app
to provide a real-time audio coach while running.
A Review of My
Experience with Lumo Run
The audio coach was great at describing how to correct my
running stride. For cadence, it suggested imagining running through puddles
without getting wet. For pelvic rotation, the coach suggested visualizing pushing
off on a skateboard and rolling my shoulders down.
I also set the app to play audio to correct my pace and give
posture reminders. The audio tells how far you have run in total, and how much
father you have to go to achieve your goals.
Overall, the audio feedback was well done and nicely timed. The
Lumo Run connected to the app on my phone through Bluetooth and was easy to
navigate. The Lumo Run app has an activity log that displays the stats for each
run like pace, miles ran, and the date the run was completed. When you click on
a past run, it goes into details of your cadence, bounce, braking, pelvic
rotation, and pelvic drop during that run.
In addition, a visual ‘Coach’ recommendation tab reports on trends
in your running and personal best records. This tab also gives personalized exercise
recommendations to improve your best time.
These recommendations are especially useful. With them, I
didn’t need to search the internet for exercises that match my needs. With the
app, everything was in one place where I could easily see what to do next.
I didn’t even notice the sensor while I was running. It is
small, comfortable and discreet. Just don’t try to lay down to do crunches at
the end of your run—ouch!
The battery in the sensor lasted 5 days. I was
pleased with how easy the app was to use and navigate. Lumo Run advertises the
sensor as both waterproof and machine washable. After running in the rain, I
can attest that it really is waterproof.
- Small and lightweight
- Corrects running form with real-time audio
coaching and gives specific goals
- App is easy to use and navigate
- iOS devices only
- No GPS or real-time coaching if you run without
- No ability to pair to a heart rate monitor
Overall, I enjoyed reviewing Lumo Run. The specific goals to focus on during
each run helped me evaluate my form and work to improve it.
If you are looking to take your running to the next level,
this fitness device is for you!
Lumo Run for Seniors?
Lumo Run is a product for anyone who wants to improve
running their form, regardless of age. Seniors in their golden years are more
active today than ever before. But before you start running, get a checkup with
your doctor, especially if you have a chronic condition. You doctor can tell
you if there are certain exercises you need to avoid, or any warning signs to
watch out for.
Lumo Run is a great senior fitness wearable, because it will
still track data if you prefer to jog instead of keeping up a running pace. Not
only will you learn how you run, these tips will help prevent injuries as you
correct your running form.
What Can We Expect
From Lumo BodyTech in the Future?
Lumo BodyTech shows no signs of slowing down. With the
firms’ last round of funding complete, we can expect to see some big name
companies stepping up to the plate to partner with Lumo BodyTech. CEO Perkash
wishes to use bigger companies’ customer bases and marketing power to advance
the company to the next level.
We can expect to see some upcoming changes in the world of
medical alert systems with technology like Lumo Run. Lumo Run is built with
technology that can be used for fall detection, all in a discreet, small
As CEO Perkash envisions, this technology may monitor seniors
aging in place in the near future.
Bellabeat Leaf Review
Who is Bellabeat?
Founded in 2014, Bellabeat headquarters are in Mountain
View, California. A privately held company backed by 18 investor groups, Bellabeat
pulled $4.5 million in funding to launch their products.
Bellabeat’s first product was Shell, a fetal heartbeat
monitor. Founders Urska Srsen and Sando Mur discovered that although families bought
the device, they weren’t interested in the data. They were invested in the
emotional security of hearing their baby’s heartbeat.
The founders wanted the technology used in the Shell to be
available for all women. In 2015, they launched the Leaf to meet that goal.
Currently, Bellabeat offers three products: Leaf Urban, Leaf Nature, and Shell. I had a
chance to review the Leaf Nature.
What is the Leaf?
Unlike other health trackers, the Leaf is a health tracker made
specifically for women. A beautiful piece of jewelry, the Leaf is made of
stainless steel and natural wood. As its name implies, the pendant is shaped as
a leaf! When ordering, you have the option to choose the ‘nature’ light-colored
wood with silver accents or ‘urban’ dark wood with gold accents. The Leaf goes
This stylish smart jewelry monitors your activity level,
sleep quality, stress levels and reproductive cycle. Since its launch in May
2015 the Leaf has been gaining popularity with women across the nation.
How Does the Leaf
With the Leaf pendant and app, you’re able to track important
areas of your life each and every day. The Leaf also acts as an alarm to wake
you up with vibrations, and as a reminder to keep you notified throughout the
This stylish smart jewelry monitors your activity level,
sleep quality, stress levels and reproductive cycle.
In my review, I found the Leaf to be a versatile activity
tracker with three different ways to wear. Whether you clip the Leaf to your
shirt, wear as a bracelet or a necklace, it will provide the same monitoring
A Review of My
Experience with Leaf
Unlike other wearables, the Leaf separates tracking into
five distinct areas of your life:
Tracking. During set up, you manually enter your height and weight so the
Leaf can estimate how many calories you burn. You can even set the Leaf to
vibrate when you have been inactive too long, like during Netflix binges! I
found the tracking to be very accurate.
Tracking. The Leaf was decent in telling me when I fell asleep and woke up
for the day. I also had the ability to manually enter information. The data did
not track my sleeping patterns as accurately as I would have liked. I woke up
at 5am one morning and the app said that I was in “deep sleep.”
Tracking. The Leaf app has period tracking, a birth control reminder, and
can even show you which day you are ovulating if you are planning for a family.
(You can also turn this feature off.) The light vibration reminder was nice as
I nearly forget to take my birth control every day!
Guide. Mediation was something I have never attempted before. When you clip
the pendant to your waist, it begins tracking your breathing. Leaf acts as a
mediation coach guiding you through the process and even had audio cues to help
Levels. This tracker determines your levels of stress from all other inputs
that it tracks throughout the day like exercise, sleep, and meditation. While I
didn’t necessarily disagree with the level of stress, (and how can anyone know
their stress level for sure), the feature wasn’t useful or meaningful to me.
Below are important aspects of the Leaf.
To sync the pendant to the app, all that’s needed is a double-tap on the
face of the Leaf. The pendant itself comes with a two-week memory drive to
store information within the device. The app is easy to navigate. Each tab is
clearly displayed and easy to understand for set up and daily use.
Life. The battery life for the Leaf is 6 months, so you don’t need to worry
about charging. When the Leaf eventually runs out of juice, all you do is swap
out the old battery with a coin battery using the provided tool. You never need
to charge this pendant.
The leaf comes with a necklace and bracelet, and it is very easy to slide
on and off the necklace chain. While I love the versatility of the pendant, I thought
wearing it as a bracelet was bulky. The leather strap was irritating, so
overall I did not enjoy wearing the pendant as a bracelet.
- The App. The
app is easy to navigate. Each tab is clearly displayed and easy to understand
for set up and daily use. Personally, I was not partial to the calendar view.
There is no ability to change the view, so I had to scroll through one day at a
time to see my results.
I also thought the necklace was a bit too bulky, but more
wearable that way. It is certainly a statement piece of jewelry. By far, the
clip was my favorite way to wear it. I just had to be sure I was not wearing
something with too tight of a collar, or flimsy fabric that the pendant could weigh
A nice part of the design is that you don’t need
to add a bunch of different accessories. The Leaf is a bold enough statement
piece to wear on its own. Plus, no one will know that it also doubles as a
- Battery Life
- Visual design
- Bulky as a piece of jewelry
- Calendar view
- Stress level data
Bottom line: Overall, I didn’t enjoy reviewing the Leaf.
While it’s style and design is pretty, it didn’t do much for me with the
Would Grandma Like
The Leaf is a pendant for any age. With the mediation guide,
sleep and activity tracking, I would recommend the Leaf to any senior who wants
to manage their own health.
The leaf was great at tracking any type of activity I did,
meaning seniors can track light exercise and walking.
The sleep tracking would be especially useful to senior
individuals who feel they cannot get a deep sleep throughout the night. Combat
restless nights with the Leaf’s meditation guide. Daily
mediation has been proven to improve sleeping habits.
What Can We Expect
From Bellabeat in the Future?
Bellabeat thanks its loyal fan base for how quickly the Leaf
Urban went to market and has continually gained traction in the wearables industry.
Co-founder and CPO Urska Srsen envisions the future of healthcare lying
primarily in prevention.
The problem the company currently faces is developing
automatic tracking. Srsen states, "I see a shift of the whole experience
of quantified self-products to less conscious use of a device and more natural
consumption of information." Srsen believes the company has potentially
solved this problem by developing food and water tracking.
Bellabeats’ overall vision is to create a system
that automatically tracks every aspect of women’s health within one app. The
company has plans to mix human interaction, like caregivers, with artificial
Sensoria Fitness Smart Socks Review
Who is Sensoria Fitness?
Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, Sensoria Fitness
launched in 2010. Founded by CEO Davide Vigano, CTO Maurizio Macagno, and
Innovation Advisor Mario Esposito, Sensoria Fitness received $5.56 million in
funding to create their products. Sensoria Fitness designs and produces body
scanning wearable devices.
In January 2016, Sensoria Fitness released their development kit.
The Sensoria development kit allows companies to harness the same technology
components used in Sensoria’s smart garment running system.
In January 2017, Sensoria Fitness unveiled their new smart sock,
the Sensoria Sock 2.0.
What Are Smart Socks?
Socks are fitness socks worn with a Bluetooth enabled ankle sensor to learn
about your running style and improve your running form.
They are a light, durable, and accurate smart socks. Compatible
with a new app, the socks give runners actionable information from artificial
intelligence coach, Mara. This tech coaches athletes on how to run farther,
faster, and healthier.
A pair of socks and one ankle sensor go for $199, and the
app is free to download.
How Do Sensoria
Fitness Socks Work?
Each sock has three textile sensors, two in the ball of the
foot and one in the heel. Sensoria states the socks are made of conductive fibers,
which function as “textile circuit boards.” These send data to the Bluetooth
The anklet has an accelerometer to detect your movement,
which then communicates to the Sensoria iPhone app. The anklet is also splash proof so you don’t have to worry about
splashing through puddles or running in the rain. Magnetic snaps hold the
anklet in place, and it will turn on automatically when attached.
The phone app shows measurements of your cadence, foot
landing, pace, and heart rate. The app tracks each run with these stats, with a
map of the area you ran. A virtual coach gives feedback about how you’re doing
while you’re running. You’re able to adjust the coach to only give feedback in
A Review of My
Experience with Sensoria Smart Socks
As an avid runner, the Smart Socks were very usable during
my review. When I went on my test run, I enjoyed having the feedback coach
played over my earbuds. The frequency of the suggestions were good, and I
didn’t feel like there were too many notifications interrupting my music. The foot landing notification was especially
helpful, as I was heel striking frequently throughout my run.
The anklet stayed in place perfectly. I didn’t feel the
sensor at all during my run. The socks correctly analyzed my foot landing
technique, and relayed the data accurately to the app. The app provided a live
heat map, tracking my foot as it moved. I was able to see how the pressure in
my stride changed over the course of my run.
However, I wasn’t able to watch the heat map while I was
running. It might be easier to use while on a treadmill where you can set your
phone down. But staring at your phone screen while running is distracting and
The other downside is the price. Starting at $199.00, the
Smart Socks are pricey. Only one ankle monitor comes per kit, so you’re only
able to monitor one foot at a time. If you want to have data for both feet,
you’d need to buy two kits. The battery life is only two days, so you have to
remember to charge the device almost every day.
Sensoria is making a great attempt to help runners
learn more about their form and prevent injury. But, for $199.00, it’s hardly
worth the price tag. There’s more useful running tech that you can wear all the
time instead of having to remember to wash your socks. After a couple runs, I
didn’t feel the need to use the socks anymore. Instead of a daily staple, the
socks became a novelty item to check in on form once a month.
- Real-time audio coaching to correct running form
- Comfortable and goes unnoticed when running
- Water resistant
- Need to wash socks before each run
- Battery life
- High price
- Only shows data for one foot at a time, unless
you want to buy two sensors
Bottom line: For $199.00,
this wearable requires too much effort on the user’s part.
Sensoria Socks for
A pair of Sensoria Fitness Socks is wearable technology
seniors can use to start running and evade injuries. The anklet will tell you
if you need to avoid heel striking or ball striking to help avoid injuries.
However, the best way to see if you are headed for injuries
is to purchase two anklets. With two, you are able to see what one foot does
versus the other. Your app is able to show you if you are imbalanced and headed
towards an injury. You will not see this information with only one anklet.
What Can We Expect
From Sensoria in the Future?
Sensoria Fitness is now expanding their tech for sports. They
collaborated with Renault Innovation to synchronize its smart garments with the
Renault’s Sport Motor app to help racecar pilots track their heart rate during
both the race and training. For Sensoria Fitness, this is only the beginning.
Their goal is to use their tech for more types of athletics.
Ringly Smart Bracelet Review
Who is Ringly?
Founded in 2013 by Christina Mercando and Logan Munro, Ringly is a
privately held company headquartered in New York, New York. During the first
rounds of funding, Ringly received $6.8 million from 12 investors to develop
their products. Ringly creates smart jewelry
that is stylish and functional. Their goal is to merge jewelry with current
technology. Ringly started towards that goal with the launch of their smart
In 2015, CEO Christina Mercando announced that
they would be expanding their collection, after developing partnerships with
fashion brands and designers to create a wider variety of new products.
After this announcement, Ringly released their second product in
2016. Like the smart ring, the smart bracelet connect with your phone to track
steps, distance, and calories burned—without sacrificing your style. Both
pieces of jewelry come in a variety of semi-precious gemstones and metal
finishes, and there are several versions with 18K gold plating.
What is a Ringly
The Ringly smart bracelet synchronizes
with your smartphone to keep you connected without checking your phone. Ringly
looks like a sophisticated bracelet, with a large center stone set on a gold
colored band. (There are other color options available.) The smart bracelet is essentially
a fashionable pager for your wrist.
How Does Ringly’s
Smart Bracelet Work?
The Ringly bracelet will vibrate a set amount of times (1,2,3
or 4) for any social alert you set it for. Ringly integrates with over 100 apps,
so you will never miss a thing. You set the stone to flash a different color (6
options) for different alerts.
Setup. Setting up Ringly took some time, but it was simple. First, download
the free Ringly App. Place Ringly on its charging stand and plug in to charge
for about 3-4 hours. Then, the bracelet connects instantly through Bluetooth.
- Contact Alerts.
Next, I set up my alerts on the ‘Alerts’ tab. I set Ringly to vibrate 4
times while flashing blue to let me know I have a phone call. If it was call
from one of my favorites, like my mom, I set Ringly to flash purple.
Connection. The ‘Connect’ tab allows you to see battery life, add more
devices, and update your Ringly. The updates included improved connection,
longer battery life, and easier updates.
The ‘Activity’ tab synced to my health app already downloaded on my phone. I
was able to see data from my health app on distance walked, how many steps I’d
taken, and how many calories I’d burned. I was disappointed to discover the
Ringly bracelet cannot track steps on its own, but pulls this information from
The ‘Settings’ tab let me add a profile picture, and update my personal
settings. The Battery settings had a ‘low battery alert’ and ‘sleep mode’
The Connection settings offered ‘out of
range alerts’ and ‘connections taps.’ Connection taps allowed me to tap the
bracelet twice and make sure it was connect it to my phone. When Ringly flashes
blue, it is connected to my phone. When it flashes pink, it is disconnected.
On the ‘Settings’ tab, you also have the
ability to update Activity settings. I could decide what my daily steps goal
was, and also input my height and weight for more accuracy.
A Review of My
Experience with Ringly
Ringly is great if you use the notifications minimally. In
the beginning, I had the bracelet set to notify me for the 5 apps I thought I
used the most. Ringly would vibrate 4 times and flash blue, then another color
depending on who was calling. The bracelet would vibrate 3 times and flash green
for text messages. Vibrate once and flash red for calendar events. Vibrate once
with no light for a Lyft pickup. Flash purple with no vibration for Snapchat.
In my review, I soon discovered this was overkill. Not only
could I not remember what was what, or who was what color, I found I didn’t
need to know every Snapchat I got.
The bracelet seemed very sturdy and well made. To wear, you
pull the bracelet apart and it clasps back together with a magnet. I loved this
design much more than many bracelets I own that I need to manually clasp. However,
within a few weeks of wear, a small gemstone set beside the larger one popped
After contacting Ringly’s customer service about the missing
gemstone, they immediately set me up with a pre-paid shipping label for an
exchange. I was thoroughly impressed with the response time and how the company
handle my inquiry! I exchanged my bracelet and got my perfect new one in no
time, at no cost to me.
The app is simple to set up and customize. While it is easy
to view the data, you can’t see more than
a week’s worth of data at a time. Ringly had a range of 20-30 feet from
my phone. While it’s great to not be looking at my phone all the time, Ringly
wasn’t helpful when I walked into different room away from my phone. Sadly,
after a few weeks, it also didn’t last through a day on a single charge.
The packaging was sleek and elegant. Ringly’s
charging station is a jewelry box you just set the bracelet down it. Ringly
definitely looks like a classy designer piece. And it comes with a designer
price tag—Ringly is $245.00 and upwards.
- Beautiful design
- Stay securely on wrist
- Activity tracking
- Customer service
- Small jewel popped out
- Too connected to phone
Bottom line: The best thing about Ringly is the design. I
want to wear this everyday just because it is a pretty bracelet.
Ringly for Grandma?
As a senior, constant notifications on your phone may be too
much. Staying connected to friends and family as a senior is very important,
but ‘you’ time is too.
With Ringly, you can enjoy hobbies around the house
interruption free! It’s tempting to check our phones every time we get a
notification, but Ringly allows you to choose what moments are for others and
which are for you in retirement.
What Can We Expect
From Ringly in the Future?
Above all, Ringly proves the future of wearable tech can be
CEO Christina d’Avignon states her background in art and
computer science programs helped lead her to a functional product that is
effortless to wear. As for up and coming projects, d’Avignon mentions there are
many exciting project underway. In 2017, she predicts new features and
functionality will be added to the mobile app. The company is also working on
new bracelet and ring designs with fashion brands.
Under Armour® Record-Equipped Shoes Review
Who is Under Armour®?
Founded in 1996 by Kevin A. Plank, Under Armour®, Inc. is
headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Under Armour is a publicly traded company
and as of August 2016 they are worth $16.2 Billion.
Under Armour engages in the development, marketing and
distribution of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories for men,
women and youth.
According to CEO Kevin Plank, there will be 50 billion
retail items with a connected technological chip by 2020. Plank wants Under
Armour to be at the forefront of the apparel side of that trend— a leader in
apparel that can read biometrics.
Under Armour has gotten off to a good start with their
record-equipped running shoes.
What are Under Armour
Record-Equipped Running Shoes?
Armour’s record-equipped running shoes, the UA SpeedForm® Gemini 3, allows
you to track, analyze and store virtually every running metric so you know what
you need to do to become a better runner. The right shoe has a record-keeping
chip built into the middle. Unlike Nike’s past version of Foot Pods you
attached to the shoe, you cannot access the UA chip for re-use.
A pair of record-equipped Under Armour shoes goes for
How Do Under Armour
Record-Equipped Running Shoes Work?
First step for using Under Amour Record-Equipped shoes is downloading
the collaborating MapMyRun app.
Next, pairing. The lightweight chip that records all your
data is within the shoe, so it ‘wakes’ when shoe senses movement. The app
instantly recognizes the shoe and pairs seamlessly.
The app will display data from your run including pace, distance,
cadence, duration, calories burned, and cadence. The shoe ends the workout
after it senses a complete stop for three minutes, and starts a new workout if
you get going again. After your run, the app displays a map of your route.
The smart chip does not have GPS, so when you run without your
phone there is no map of your course displayed. But the shoe will save up to
five runs before overwriting them if you don’t sync after running without your
The chip also keeps tracks of the miles on the shoe. Under
Armour has set 400 miles as the suggested limit. The battery life supposedly
outlives the life of the shoes and last three years.
A Review of My
Experience with Record-Equipped Running Shoes
The app has many capabilities, so I took some time going
through the tutorials to learn what I could do. There are community challenges,
suggested running routes in your area, goals you can define and more. MapMyRun
has a great FAQ page with everything you need to know.
After the incredibly easy pairing, I was ready for my run!
Before the end of the block, the app started sensing my run. You have the
option to manually start a run, or auto-tracking kicks in when you are running
at a pace over 11 minutes per mile. I was impressed when the shoes even captured
data as I ran for the light rail!
In my review, running with these shoes was a breeze. Under
Armour has achieved making an effortless wearable. It is nice to not wear a
band, another wearable or even need to bring my phone and still capture my
The auto-record feature allows me to throw on my shoes and
start running. No other fuss is necessary. Since the app has the feature to
manually start and add workouts, this opens up new options other than just
running. In the workout log you can add activities such as walks, cycling, swimming
and treadmill runs.
The data is presented in an easy-to-read format. It took me
a bit of time to learn all the app could do, but it became very user-friendly once
I got the hang of it.
One downside is the shoes only work with the MapMyRun app.
If you already have been using a different fitness app, there is no way to
connect the two. I also wish the shoes could auto-track walking or jogging
under 11 minutes per mile. While there is the ability to manually enter, this
is just one more step.
The best part of Under Armour’s smart shoes was the how
effortless they are. You don’t need to carry, attach anything to yourself, or
charge a piece of tech to bring with you beforehand. You put on your shoes and
you are good to go.
In addition to being effortless, the shoes are extremely
comfortable and stylish. They have ended up being my favorite running shoes.
- Automatic tracking
- No GPS when you run without phone
Bottom line: Considering
standard running shoes can go for just as much money, these are a steal. Under
Armour Record-Equipped shoes’ comfort, design and technology makes them the
Should Seniors Buy
My Grandma would laugh at me if I asked her to go for a run.
Since these shoes require a pace of 11 minutes a mile or faster, I would not
recommend to seniors with no running experience. I love these shoes, but if
they tracked walking too, that would be ideal!
If you have running experience, give the Record-Equipped
shoes a try. If not, I would stick to a simple activity tracker.
What Can We Expect
from Under Armour in the Future?
Under Armour hopes to become a front-runner in the fitness
wearable market. The company has been expanding and integrating with many new
partners. For example, in February 2017, Under Armour bought MyFitnessPal
(nutrition tracking) and Endomondo (a run and walk app). They have also have partnered
with major brands like Garmin, Fitbit and many more.
CEO Kevin Plank sees the connected fitness market as
potential for real growth, and continues to drive the company in that
The World of Wearables
Each wearable caters to different needs and circumstances.
Yet, a clear winner stood out to me. Above all, the convenience and
effortlessness of the Under Armour®
Record-Equipped shoes takes the gold. With the future of wearables turning to
style and easy use, Under Armour is one-step ahead of the game.
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