STAMFORD, CT– July 18, 2018 – One in four headphones worn in the gym today are on-ear models. They might deliver bass and block out the distractions, but they are not designed for sweating it out. JBL and Under Armour have teamed up to create the solution! UA Sport Wireless Train- Engineered by JBL, a durable, sweat-session-friendly headphone that gives high intensity interval trainers and athletes alike the on-ear design they love with fabrics and technology custom-engineered for the gym.
The UA Sport Wireless Train is equipped with premium design features and technologies for gym goers. The headphone is outfitted with UA materials that provide added grip so they stay secure as well as Under Armour’s proprietary SuperVent technology for breathability so athletes stay cool and dry. Built for rugged durability and sweat resistance, all materials and finishes withstand the most intense workouts and wear-and-tear from a gym bag.
“We took notice of market research that looked at what gym-goers look for the most in their workout headphone of choice, noticing there were limited options for an on-ear device that could withstand tough workouts,” said David Owens, Vice President, HARMAN. “The UA Sport Wireless Train is the answer for the everyday athlete, designed to merge the superior quality of JBL with a rough and rugged design from Under Armour, built to last during the toughest gym sessions.”
Need to stop to chat? No problem. Talking to other workout partners just got easier with UA Train’s innovative TalkThru Technology. At the touch of a button, music seamlessly fades out while three JBL microphones heighten the surrounding conversation, so there’s no need to take the headphones off to have a quick chat with a workout buddy or trainer between sets. With just one more touch on the TalkThru button, athletes can resume their playlist and get back in the zone for their next set.
The UA Sport Wireless Train headphone is also equipped with a Speed Charge Battery, allowing gym enthusiasts to juice up their headphone for an hour of playback time in just five minutes. When fully charged, the headphones have up to 16 hours of playtime. To top it off, the headphones are tuned with JBL Charged Sound, a sport-optimized signature sound with amplified bass to help crush any workout.
“The newest addition to the Under Armour and JBL sport headphone line-up combines each of our brands’ unique strengths to build a one-of-a-kind product that solves real athlete pain points,” said Jim Mollica, Senior Vice President of Digital at Under Armour. “The UA Sport Wireless Train headphone’s design provides the ruggedness, security, and fast drying technology that athletes expect while providing the sound pumping motivation and focus they desire from an on-ear headphone.”
UA Sport Wireless Train features:
- UA SuperVent ear cushions to keep cool and dry
- UA grip material headband liner and outer ear cusions for maximum security and stability
- Compression-fit headband
- TalkThru technology
- 16-hour battery with Speed Charge
- Bluetooth® wireless
- JBL Charged Sound
- Oversized controls
- Foldable design for compact transport
- Sweat resistance
- Breathable hard case to protect in gym bag
Athletes that purchase the UA Sport Wireless Train will receive a complimentary 12-month MapMyRun® Premium membership, valued at $29.99. MapMyRun is a part of the Under Armour Connected Fitness suite of apps, with a global community of more than 240 million people worldwide. MapMyRun allows members to track, analyze, and share more than 600 types of fitness activities.
JBL creates the amazing sound that shapes life’s most epic moments. From iconic events like Woodstock and concerts at Madison Square Garden, to games at Yankee Stadium and weekend road trips, JBL elevates listeners’ experiences with award-winning audio that lets them make the most of every moment. With unmatched professional credentials and over 60 years of delivering industry leading innovation, JBL is the authority in engineering superior sound.
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a leading innovator, marketer and distributor of branded performance athletic apparel, footwear and accessories. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand's innovative products are sold worldwide to consumers with active lifestyles. The company's Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world's largest digitally connected health and fitness community. For further information, please visit www.uabiz.com.
HARMAN International (harman.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co, LTD., designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.
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