JBL® and Under Armour® Deliver Versatile Athletic Headphone for All-Day Wear: UA Sport Wireless Flex


STAMFORD, Conn.–HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, and Under Armour (NYSE:UA, UAA), a global leader in innovative performance footwear, apparel and equipment, today announced the launch of UA Sport Wireless Flex headphones. These wireless neckband headphones epitomize intuitive, sleek design, remarkable sound quality and impressive versatility to provide athletes with a secure fit when at the gym or on-the-go.

UA Sport Wireless Flex is built with bend-and-stay Flex Zones in the neckband for adjustable fit and all-day comfort. Users can adjust the Flex Zones for continuous comfort or in-workout stability. UA Sport Wireless Flex includes a best-in-class Speed Charge Battery, which allows for one hour of playback with just five minutes of charging time, and plays for over 11 hours when fully charged. The headphones feature an embedded RunSafeTM LED feature with three flashing modes for increased visibility and safety in low-light conditions.

UA Sport Wireless Flex is tuned with JBL Charged Sound, a sport-optimized, acoustic research-based sound signature– custom developed by JBL for Under Armour headphones. To ensure a secure fit, the headphones feature two-piece Sport Flex eartips in three size options. Magnetic earbuds eliminate the hassle of untangling cords, enabling quick access when heading to the gym or receiving a phone call. For convenience, four simple buttons enable athletes to control their music, take phone calls, control the RunSafe LED, and even trigger Siri® and Google NowTM.

“UA Sport Wireless Flex headphones are made for the modern athlete with customized fit at the neck and ears, bold, powerful JBL Charged Sound, and RunSafe LED that helps keeps athletes safe,” said Dave Rogers, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Audio, HARMAN. “We’ve married the always-on convenience of a neckband headphone with the authentic athletic features that the UA-JBL partnership stands for, to enable a seamless transition from the gym to home, and everything in between.”

“UA Sport Wireless Flex answers the need for a versatile neckband headphone, while still offering sport performance design and premium sound,” said Will Phillips, Vice President and General Manager of Connected Fitness, Under Armour. “This latest addition to the Under Armour and JBL line of headphones is truly an all-in-one package for athletes.”

UA Sport Wireless Flex features:

  • Adjustable Flex Zones
  • 11+ Hour Battery with Speed Charge
  • RunSafe LED
  • Magnetic buds
  • Bluetooth® wireless
  • JBL Charged Sound
  • Easy four-button controls
  • Sweat resistant

Athletes that purchase the UA Sport Wireless Flex will receive a complimentary 12-month MapMyRun® Premium membership, valued at $29.99, while supplies last. MapMyRun is a part of the Under Armour Connected Fitness suite of apps, with a global community of more than 220 million people worldwide. MapMyRun allows members to track, analyze, and share more than 600 types of fitness activities.

Pricing and Availability
Pre-order for the UA Sport Wireless Flex ($129.95) begins today, December 6 on JBL.com/under-armour. UA Sport Wireless Flex will also be available for purchase in grey at Sprint retail locations and on UA.com.

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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 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 50 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 Co., Ltd.

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.

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