SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record-Equipped Shoesby Under Armour

  • SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record-Equipped Shoes
  • SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record-Equipped Shoes
  • SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record-Equipped Shoes
  • SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record-Equipped Shoes
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
77%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The shoes are comfortable, and they look and feel like regular running shoes.
  • They are incredibly easy to use. They track your runs automatically and don't need to be charged.
  • Leave your phone behind and run hands free. These shoes store the data from up to five runs between syncs.

CONS

  • The shoes only work with UA's MapMyRun app, and the amount of data that can be displayed when you run without your phone is limited.
  • The built-in batteries last about 450 miles, so serious runners may need to replace their shoes often.
  • Tracking is automatic, but it only kicks in when you're running an 11-minute mile or faster. You cannot track walks or other activity.
Why wear a fitness tracker on your wrist if you don’t have to? That’s the question posed by Under Armour’s smart shoes, the SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record-Equipped shoes. These running sneakers, available in versions for men and women, feature their own sensor embedded in the sole that can track your runs, including cadence, distance, pace, duration, and splits. The shoes track the data automatically when you begin to run and connect to UA’s MapMyRun app via Bluetooth where you can take it all in.
90%

These shoes aren’t for everyone. If you need a fitness tracker that can record a variety of workouts, including ones that aren’t so cardio-i…

These shoes aren’t for everyone. If you need a fitness tracker that can record a variety of workouts, including ones that aren’t so cardio-intensive, then you’re better off using a more traditional wristband with multiple workout modes.

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80%

The shoes are built to withstand a beating, including rain. I can attest to that—I went for a wet run and the shoes synced up with the app j…

The shoes are built to withstand a beating, including rain. I can attest to that—I went for a wet run and the shoes synced up with the app just fine afterward.

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60%

And we have to say, the data returned from the shoes is probably not enough to recommend forking out for them.

And we have to say, the data returned from the shoes is probably not enough to recommend forking out for them.

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After the setup process, the electronics just get out of the way and let you get to your run. Though there's plenty of fitness technology th…

After the setup process, the electronics just get out of the way and let you get to your run. Though there's plenty of fitness technology that purports to make your workouts simpler, these shoes are one thing that actually accomplishes that goal.

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There is beauty in the simplicity of these shoes, but of course you could get more features for your money elsewhere. The $150 Fitbit Charge…

There is beauty in the simplicity of these shoes, but of course you could get more features for your money elsewhere. The $150 Fitbit Charge HR tracks everything the Gemini 2 smart shoes do (it's also compatible with MapMyRun, among other apps), and it monitors daily activity, sleep, and heart rate.

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The heel cup’s one-piece molded design makes these runners extremely stable, while the mesh on top and elastic-like material around the ankl…

The heel cup’s one-piece molded design makes these runners extremely stable, while the mesh on top and elastic-like material around the ankle offer a sock-like feel.

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I was very skeptical over the step tracking, but my concerns were quickly alleviated after only a few runs. While not perfect, the tracking …

I was very skeptical over the step tracking, but my concerns were quickly alleviated after only a few runs. While not perfect, the tracking on the shoes were surprisingly accurate compared to my initial expectations, and you can even set it to track your runs on a treadmill.

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The real beauty in this product is a no longer need to carry any other device to get feedback and track my runs. Just lace up the shoes and …

The real beauty in this product is a no longer need to carry any other device to get feedback and track my runs. Just lace up the shoes and go, or as UA says, Run Free.

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Imagine a pair of shoes that tracks all your run stats such as cadence, duration, distance and splits, syncs with a prominent mobile app and…

Imagine a pair of shoes that tracks all your run stats such as cadence, duration, distance and splits, syncs with a prominent mobile app and requires no battery charging. Imagine no further ...

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