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Smartphones, smartwatches, smart cars and now smart shoes. Smart-enabled shoes, not dress shoes for men, if that’s the first thought that came into your mind. Under Armour recently launched two new running shoes, the Flow Velociti Wind 2 and the HOVR Machina 3, with an embedded chip that connects to the free Under Armour MapMyRun app compatible with both Apple and Androids.
The new smart-enabled running shoes
This rubberless, all-in-one Flow technology cushioning and sole system grip the ground better to help you run faster. In addition, these running shoes have a flexible UA Warp™ upper that contours your foot for seamless transitions. Best of all, connect to UA MapMyRun to track and analyse your running metrics. Hands down, it's the best companion especially when training for a running event.
Energise your every step with this pair of running shoes. Made with responsive Dual Density UA HOVR foam-mesh, the extra cushioning reduces impact, returns energy and helps propel you forward. Its lightweight floating spacer mesh is zoned to eliminate hot spots while optimising breathability, containment and heat dispersion. In addition, its moulded EVA sock liner provides added comfort, resiliency and cushioning for high-mileage performance. Connect to UA MapMyRun to track and analyse your running metrics.
For those looking to elevate your workouts, the intelligent shoe, when synced with UA’s MapMyRun, can be used to track and map your activities and real-time audio progress updates. Get a detailed workout analysis and record of your progress and work on weekly goal setting. In addition, the MapMyRun by Under Armour is easily connectible with the latest apps and most wearables, including Apple Health, Apple Watch, Garmin, and even MyFitnessPal.
Those looking for premium features can opt for the premium membership with real-time audio coaching and personalised workout plans. No worries about the app’s stability. It was voted Top 10 Apps for Runners by The Guardian and Best Running App Readers' Choice on About.com and has a rating of 4.8 out of 5.
Why train and track without a goal in mind? Join UA’s All Out Mile, where you can participate in runs as an individual or as a team. The competition window runs from 1 June to 5 June. Only runs clocked during this period will be counted as submissions to the challenge. Stand to win up to US$1000! Find out more at https://uaalloutmile.com/
1 - 31 May: Virtual Training programme in MapMyRun
1 - 5 June: Under Armour All Out Mile Competition window
10 June: Announcement of results on uaalloutmile.com, winners to be notified by email as well
In addition to virtual training available on MapMyRun throughout May, runners can also join Run Crew sessions at the Under Armour Funan Brand House and go for a trial run in the latest UA Running shoes. Registration is free. Sign up via the MapMyRun app now!