If you didn’t know Under Armour made fitness-focused connected devices, I don’t blame you. When your competition includes names like Fitbit and Apple, it’s hard to stand out. Perhaps it’s this stiff competition that led to Under Armour pulling its UA Record app, effectively turning the company’s connected devices into paperweights.
According to the FAQ page for Under Armour’s MapMyFitness app, the company pulled the app from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store on New Year’s Eve 2019. Under Armour will not provide customer support or bug fixes for UA Record and officially sunset the service on March 31.
Under Armour wants people to migrate to MapMyFitness, which the company states provides “an even better tracking experience.” However, the app doesn’t track steps, sleep, weight, or your resting heart rate.
You also can’t export all of your data from UA Record, noted by Ars Technica. You can export workout data to other tracking apps, but you can’t export weight and other historical data. We reached out to Under Armour and asked the company what it plans to do with the data you can’t export, but haven’t heard back as of press time.
Under Armour launched its trio of connected devices in 2016 in conjunction with HTC. The devices included a heart rate sensor strapped to your chest, smart scale, and fitness band. You could buy the three devices separately or in a $400 bundle called the UA Healthbox. Regardless of which device you used, the UA Record app brought all of the data from the hardware into one location.
With the UA Record app no more, Under Armour fans will have to go elsewhere for their fitness tracking—UA just hopes that elsewhere is one of its MapMy apps.
Source: Ars Technica