Samsung, Under Armour in deal to boost health, fitness offerings


Samsung Electronics has entered a partnership with US sports apparel brand, Under Armour, to offer authentic fitness experience across a suite of Samsung wearable devices by combining Samsung’s mobile technology with Under Armour’s connected fitness expertise.

Whether users are tracking nutrition, daily workouts, running routes or simply seeking a digital personal trainer for added motivation, this collaboration is expected to keep users on top of their personal goals.

Under Armour will develop four of its health and fitness apps for the Samsung Gear Fit2, Gear S2 and Gear S3, providing fitness enthusiasts with a seamless and convenient sports experience, as well as access to Under Amour’s digital community. The fitness apps will be available as part of the Under Armour Connected Fitness suite including UA Record, MyFitnessPal, MapMyRun and Endomondo. Along with the integration, Samsung will offer unique functionalities to users of the Gear Fit2, Gear S2 and Gear S3.

App Activity Unique Features for Samsung
UA Record Dashboard for 24/7 activity, sleep and workout monitoring Map and route display

Untethered GPS tracking

MyFitnessPal Take control of your nutrition, calories and exercise by recording your dietary intake Water consumption logging

Quick-add calories

MapMyRun Capture every run, ride, walk and hike in one app Challenges

Untethered tracking

Endomondo Custom training plans, map tracking and ability to share your workouts Challenges

 

Samsung Gear Fit2 customers will have access to the UA Record, MapMyRun, and MyFitnessPal apps starting January 4, 2017 and the Endomondo app will also be available for Gear Fit2 in January. Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S3 customers will also be able to download the suite of apps in early 2017 with complete features.

Under Armour, the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications.