HTC partners up with under armour to release a HealthBox connected fitness tracking  system 
all images courtesy of under armour





at CES 2016 in las vegas, taiwanese electronics company HTC and under armour launched the ‘HealthBox’ fitness system that measures, monitors and manages the most important drivers of health and fitness – sleep, activity and nutrition. designed and manufactured by HTC, the kit includes a fitness band, heart rate monitor and a smart scale that all connects seamlessly with pairable app to provide insights to improve health and fitness.


the ‘HealthBox’ connected fitness system
video courtesy of under armour




the ‘UA band’ is designed to be worn all the time to track daily activity, workouts and sleep. this allows users to set daily goals and track the progress. it utilizes a seamless exterior shell with a display that is discreetly hidden under an outer layer allowing the technology to disappear when it’s not in use. designed with athletes in mind, the black or red band offers an advanced workout mode with a display that stays on during the workout, as well as an LED that indicates heart rate zone when paired with ‘UA heart rate’. 

HTC-under-armour-healthbox-fitness-tracking-designboom-02the ‘UA band’ connects directly to any android or iOS smartphone




the ‘UA heart rate’ is a compact heart rate monitor shaped to make it undetectable during workouts. the chest strap and removable sensor helps individuals monitor intensity and train smarter. it was added to the kit to provide an accurate calculation of calories burned and combined with the app allows users to customize heart rate zone.


‘there are several options for consumers today when it comes to monitoring their daily activity, but no option when it comes to capturing and presenting information in a meaningful way.  most of us know more about the health of our car than we do about our own bodies,’ said robin thurston, chief digital officer at under armour. ‘under armour and HTC set out to change that by going far beyond the automation of data tracking. UA HealthBox provides custom health and fitness experiences designed to guide you towards your goals.’

HTC-under-armour-healthbox-fitness-tracking-designboom-03the wi-fi enabled smart scale




the ‘UA scale’ is a wi-fi enabled scale crafted in a simple circular design. it employs a sheet of glass with advanced conductive paint that enables weight and body fat percentage readings. the hidden LED display behind the glass makes technology invisible when not in use. the scale can support up to eight users and syncs with the ‘UA record’ app for individuals to view trends with weight as part of their overall dashboard. because of its unique approach, ‘UA HealthBox’ is intended to be an integral part of an individual’s daily life.

HTC-under-armour-healthbox-fitness-tracking-designboom-04the ‘HealthBox’ kit



‘this system contains everything a consumer needs to better manage their health and fitness,’ said wolfgang muller, executive director – connected products at HTC. ‘whether you are a high-performance athlete or simply committed to improving your health, UA HealthBox is the only system that delivers the complete picture and provides the information and motivation needed to achieve your goals.’

HTC-under-armour-healthbox-fitness-tracking-designboom-05each device comes together in one unified box set HTC-under-armour-healthbox-fitness-tracking-designboom-06it employs a sheet of glass with advanced conductive paint HTC-under-armour-healthbox-fitness-tracking-designboom-07the heart rate monitor HTC-under-armour-healthbox-fitness-tracking-designboom-08the band utilizes a seamless exterior shell with a displayHTC-under-armour-healthbox-fitness-tracking-designboom-09LED that indicates heart rate zone when paired with ‘UA heart rate’ HTC-under-armour-healthbox-fitness-tracking-designboom-10users can see specific data points on the band HTC-under-armour-healthbox-fitness-tracking-designboom-12the under armour ‘HealthBox’ packaging