HealthBoxby Under Armour

  • HealthBox
  • HealthBox
  • HealthBox
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Don't buy. Few products get rated this low.
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PROS

  • UA Record, the mobile app that ties all the Under Armour hardware together, is nicely designed and works with third-party hardware.
  • The UA HealthBox is a complete system for monitoring health and fitness, and buying all the products together gets you a (small) discount.
  • The Scale is well-designed and attractive enough to leave out in your home.

CONS

  • At $400, the UA HealthBox is expensive, and buying the products separately is even pricier.
  • The Band's display can be difficult to read, and its heart rate readings are not always accurate.
  • The Scale's weight readings are sometimes inaccurate, according to some reviewers.
Your health and fitness depend on several factors. That’s why Under Armour isn’t relying on just one device to help you track and manage your well-being. The UA HealthBox is a connected fitness system, comprising the wearable UA Band, the UA Scale, and the UA Heart Rate chest-strap monitor. The UA Band, a wrist band, tracks steps, distance, resting heart rate and sleep, while the UA Heart Rate chest strap is designed to be worn during workouts. The UA Scale is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled. All these devices are connected through UA Record, a mobile app that serves as a hub for monitoring your sleep, fitness, activity, and nutrition.
60%

The Under Armour HealthBox is hit and miss. Some of it is worth its weight in gold, while other bits from the box just don't pull their own …

The Under Armour HealthBox is hit and miss. Some of it is worth its weight in gold, while other bits from the box just don't pull their own weight.

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60%

Under Armour's devices are overpriced; our favorite activity tracker, the Garmin vivosmart HR, and the Withings Smart Body Analyzer digital …

Under Armour's devices are overpriced; our favorite activity tracker, the Garmin vivosmart HR, and the Withings Smart Body Analyzer digital scale — both of which you can link to Under Armour's app — each cost $149 and offer more features.

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60%

On its own, the UA Band is a pretty average piece of hardware. Its simplistic looks are easy on the eye but that doesn’t make up for the tru…

On its own, the UA Band is a pretty average piece of hardware. Its simplistic looks are easy on the eye but that doesn’t make up for the truly terrible screen.

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The UA Scale's design is the best thing about the HealthBox. It's futuristic, sleek, and oddly welcoming— for a scale, at least.

The UA Scale's design is the best thing about the HealthBox. It's futuristic, sleek, and oddly welcoming— for a scale, at least.

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Each of the products in the HealthBox is executed extremely well. The UA Band is light, comfortable and tracks your activities as well as an…

Each of the products in the HealthBox is executed extremely well. The UA Band is light, comfortable and tracks your activities as well as any simple wearable can. The UA Scale is beautiful, and offers effortless tracking of your (and your family's) weight and body fat percentage.

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My initial weigh-in was almost always high. I know what you’re thinking: someone had a little too much food during the holiday season and ca…

My initial weigh-in was almost always high. I know what you’re thinking: someone had a little too much food during the holiday season and can’t admit it. But I cross-referenced my weight with another scale, and the UA Scale was, in fact, higher.

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I'm not sure I see why you'd want to buy in on everything. I certainly wouldn't. But HealthBox proves that connected fitness is about more t…

I'm not sure I see why you'd want to buy in on everything. I certainly wouldn't. But HealthBox proves that connected fitness is about more than just a band. You just don't need everything to come from one manufacturer.

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It’s not that I’m not committed, but the heart rate monitor is just too awkward to wear to yoga class. I’m already slightly self-conscious a…

It’s not that I’m not committed, but the heart rate monitor is just too awkward to wear to yoga class. I’m already slightly self-conscious and the last thing I need to worry about is a light-up dongle peaking through my sports bra.

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While the UA Band may be similar to others when it comes to style and design, Under Armour's software is a stand out in the crowded fitness …

While the UA Band may be similar to others when it comes to style and design, Under Armour's software is a stand out in the crowded fitness tracking market and its insights alone make the device a good consideration for your workout monitoring needs.

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he UA Band is simple but does all the basics well. ... It won’t measure your heart rate throughout the day—you’ll need the chest strap for …

he UA Band is simple but does all the basics well. ... It won’t measure your heart rate throughout the day—you’ll need the chest strap for that—and you can’t respond to messages like you can with the Apple Watch, but frankly, that’s okay.

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Overall, I think the HealthBox idea is brilliant. It’s something that I think many other companies will be kicking themselves for not comin…

Overall, I think the HealthBox idea is brilliant. It’s something that I think many other companies will be kicking themselves for not coming up with, as it drives a consumer going full-on into an entire product line from a single company.

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It's a big investment to make, and anyone thinking about it should be serious about fitness so none of the HealthBox items get left behind i…

It's a big investment to make, and anyone thinking about it should be serious about fitness so none of the HealthBox items get left behind in a bedside drawer.

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