HTC and Under Armour, joined in the last MWC and introduced a new fitness device, the Grip. However, this new device never even appeared in stores, despite having attracted some exercise fans. It seems that HTC finally put this device on the shelf and decided to work on something better.
This year at CES, HTC and Under Armour returned with a new product.
The two brands have teamed up again and created the HealthBox, a device with three parts that monitors your health and your exercise. The trio consists of a scale, a fitness band, and a heart rate monitor.
The UA Balance, the UA Band and the UA Heart Rate all have the brand Under Armour but it was HTC that produced the hardware. The scale calculates the user’s weight and your BMI. It has wi-fi and allows up to eight users.
The sensor for measure the heart rate is placed around your chest during exercise. The band is supposed to be placed around your wrist,where it will do the usual activity tracking job
While HTC has developed the hardware, the software was handled by Under Armour. With the UA Record application, now available for download in the Google store, allows you to manage all these HealthBox functions.
This device will be available for sale on 22 January. The complete kit is available for pre-orders at HTC or Under Armour for $ 400.