New Sport Headphones from Under Armour® and JBL® Power the Sound of Motivation

Highly anticipated wireless heart rate headphones to hit shelves along with next generation of the original wireless headphone

STAMFORD, Conn.--()--HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, and Under Armour (NYSE:UA, UA.C), the originator of athletic performance gear, have combined forces to bring two revolutionary sport headphones to the market. The award-winning UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate Headphones and UA Sport Wireless Headphones, both Engineered by JBL®, will hit shelves in November, and are available for pre-order now at JBL.com and UA.com. These headphones will bring athletes a world-class music and fitness experience, pairing Under Armour’s athletic performance with JBL’s legendary audio.

The flagship model, UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate delivers energizing music and heart rate tracking in an all-in-one design. Featuring an in-ear heart rate monitor and a touch control for on-demand access to your heart rate, the UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate allows athletes to access real-time information they need to maximize their workout including heart rate tracking with audio feedback and heart rate zone coaching, powered by UA RecordTM. In addition, consumers can enjoy seamless integration with Under Armour’s Connected Fitness ecosystem. Connection to UA BandTM allows athletes to easily see their heart rate zone through a multi-colored LED display.

The next generation of the UA Sport Wireless headphones will feature a 35% smaller ear tip design and fit a wider range of ear profiles. In addition, the UA Sport Wireless boasts a new 2-piece ear tip design that gives athletes a more custom fit with several possible combinations. The UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate and UA Sport Wireless Headphones will be available in black and white color options.

Pairing JBL’s signature sound with Under Armour’s best-in-class standards for premium sport performance, both models of headphones are built for durability and feature an IPX5 rating built to withstand sweat and water. In addition, JBL’s Twistlock™ technology ensures the headphones will never fall out while the Flexsoft™ finishing provides long-lasting comfort. Both products are Bluetooth wireless, providing less restrictions and more freedom in the gym or on the pavement.

Athletes that purchase either the UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate or UA Sport Wireless headphones 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 180 million people worldwide. MapMyRun allows members to track, analyze, and share more than 600 types of fitness activities.

“We’re excited to bring to market sport headphones that truly offer consumers the best in sport equipment, defining high performance in terms of form, function and design. The Under Armour line of sport headphones engineered by JBL endured rigorous performance testing that reflects our commitment to providing a superior audio experience to athletes,” said Sean Kapoor, Vice President and General Manager, Under Armour Business Unit HARMAN.

“Our innovative collaboration with JBL has resulted in premium audio offerings designed with athletes’ high performance expectations in mind. This line of wireless sport headphones brings to market meaningful technology that will raise the standard of Connected Fitness products for our athletes,” said Mike Lee, Chief Digital Officer at Under Armour.

UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate - Engineered by JBL Features:

  • In-ear heart rate monitoring
  • Touch control for on-demand heart rate
  • Heart rate workout tracking with real-time audio stats and heart rate zone coaching with UA Record
  • Bluetooth 4.1 – Compatible with most Bluetooth devices
  • JBL Signature Sound with PureBass performance
  • Twistlock™ Technology – Never to fall out
  • Three button mic with volume, music and call control
  • IPX5 Sweat Proof with Nano-coating protection
  • Up to five hours of playback time
  • 12-month MapMyRun Premium membership

UA Sport Wireless - Engineered by JBL Features:

  • Better Fit for Athletes – Personalized fit with 15 possible combinations
  • Bluetooth 4.0 – Compatible with most Bluetooth devices
  • JBL Signature Sound with PureBass Performance
  • Twistlock™ Technology – Never to fall out
  • Three button mic with volume, music and call control
  • IPX5 Sweat Proof with Nano-coating protection
  • Up to eight hours of playback time
  • 12-month MapMyRun® Premium membership

Available for pre-order starting October 20, 2016 at JBL.com and UA.com, and in-stores at Best Buy on October 30, 2016. The UA Sport Wireless - Engineered by JBL retails for $149.95; the UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate - Engineered by JBL retails for $199.95.

About HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) 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 connected services. 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. The Company’s 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 29,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.9 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

About Under Armour, Inc.

Under Armour (NYSE: UA, UA.C), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand's innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world's largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.uabiz.com.

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Matter Communications
+1-978-518-4511
harman@matternow.com