Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition
Active Gear Review is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Under Armour Partners with Samsung to Release the Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition
Last week, Under Armour introduced an exclusive Under Armour edition of the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2. This new 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. 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.
“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,” said Paul Fipps, Chief Digital Officer at Under Armour. “We are excited 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.”
Always on Run Coaching
Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition provides real-time form and fitness coaching to users. Using data from the smartwatch 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.
Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition encourages users to set fitness goals such as pace, distance and duration, and will provide audio cues and haptic feedback throughout their run. With real-time coaching based on data collected from the watch, the wearer can also adjust their form as they are running based on the personalized 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.
Six months of free MapMyRun Premium Membership access, with training plans, is included with the watch. During workouts, the watch display will optimize for key data such as heart rate, pace and form, so users can view real time stats to track their progress against the plan. When paired with the UATrue Wireless Flash headphones Engineered by JBL, users will also hear audio coaching cues throughout the workout to guide them towards their goals. Connecting to their smartphone, users will be able 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.
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.
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 and the 40mm with mod gray strap. Both straps are made with a soft FKM rubber material with breathable design, ensuring the best comfort for performance. As a way to celebrate the unique Under Armour and Samsung collaboration, the geo location coordinates of each company’s headquarters is engraved on the watch band. The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition is available at Samsung.com, UA.com and major retailers. To learn more and receive updates, visit underarmour.com/samsung-under-armour-edition.