Pioneering collaboration connects smartwatch with running shoes
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 01 June 2020 – Emphasising Samsung’s renewed focus on health and wellbeing, the Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition is the product partnership that runners have been waiting for. This special edition watch is designed for people that love to run and want to improve their running fitness and form, with unique features that provide a connected running experience. Now, armed with just a watch connected to their running shoes and without the need for a phone, runners can do what they couldn’t do before. Cadence-based, real-time form coaching and Premium access to the world’s largest fitness community – MapMyRun – create an ecosystem experience that brings runners accurate data, more intuitive coaching and better overall exercise experiences. Six months of free MapMyRun Premium Membership access, with training plans, is included with the watch.
“We’re pleased to partner with Under Armour. They are a brand wholly focussed on meaningful fitness goals, which is why we designed the Galaxy Watch Active2 with unique features to amplify the experience of running, monitoring performance and improving overall well-being. It’s a unique and exciting synergy between technology and footwear, ” said Justin Hume, Director: Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa.
Exclusively on Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition, when the smartwatch is paired with the UA HOVR running shoes, users also get real-time stats on stride length and real-time form coaching, improving the users’ overall fitness performance and technique as if running alongside a coach. This real-time feedback is only available on Galaxy Watch Active and Active2.
Always on Run Coaching
Using data from Galaxy Watch Active2 or from Under Armour Connected Footwear, users will see visual feedback and hear audio cues during workouts, which will help them improve their stride, maintain their pace and continue on the path to conquer their fitness goals. With real-time coaching based on data collected from the watch, the user can also adjust their form as they are running based on the personalised feedback they receive. Post-workout, users receive in-depth form analysis and detailed coaching tips on their smartphone, giving users a perspective on running form that is not available in any other product.
During workouts, the watch display will optimise for key data such as heart rate, pace and form, so users can view real time stats to track their progress against the plan. And it can also be effortlessly paired with the Samsung Galaxy Buds+, powered by AKG. This allows users to hear audio coaching cues throughout the workout to guide them towards their goals. The Galaxy Buds+ can also be used to listen to pre-loaded music. After workouts, you can connect to your smartphone, to see more detailed workout reports for added insights.
Stay Connected Every Stride
In 2019, all of Under Armour’s HOVR high performance running footwear connects seamlessly to MapMyRun. Through supported Samsung devices, users can connect directly to their Samsung smartwatch and receive the same level of coaching and feedback.
“At Under Armour, every product we design is built around the mission to make all athletes better, and we believe that perfectly aligns with Samsung’s mission to create products that enrich people’s lives and build a new future. We are motivated to continue to push the limits of performance and technology through our relationship with Samsung; together we are paving the path for the future for immersive workout experiences. The introduction of the Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition, combined with our UA HOVR connected footwear and unique MapMyRun experience, will help runners improve their running form and ultimately their performance,” Paul Fipps, Chief Digital Officer at Under Armour.
The purposefully designed Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition comes in a lightweight, sporty, aluminum body, with a specially developed watch face and two size options – the 44mm with black strap for R8999*, and the 40mm with mod gray strap will be R8499*. Both straps are made with a soft FKM silicone material with breathable design, ensuring the best comfort for performance.
Fit For Every Part of Life
With the Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition, there is in fact a world of a difference compared to a regular smartwatch. It can even control your phone’s camera to capture those amazing views along the way. If the road takes you past the gym, paying for a smoothie is now a delicious treat with Samsung Pay and all your bank cards safely loaded on your watch. And if that’s music to your ears, then Spotify will be too, as this watch even has you covered with those must-have motivational running tunes.
*Recommended Retail Price