UA HOVR Sonic Connected
Weight: W8 8 oz/225 g
Stack Height 17mm/25mm, 8 mm offset +sock liner 6mm
$110. Available now
The HOVR Sonic is my first pair of Under Armour running shoes!
Out of the shoebox, my first impression is that, color wise, it is an understated running shoe -- I received two pairs: “Overcast Gray/White” and “White/Elemental.”
Connected means that a pod, the UA Record Sensor, is built into a water tight compartment in the right shoe. It records run data, including: pace, distance, time, stride length, and cadence-no phone or watch required. The pod battery is designed to last the life of the shoe. I followed the instructions on the shoebox on how to connect my shoe to the MapMyRun app allowing me to run phone-free. Everything happened seamlessly and fast.
Connected frees me from having to start and end my workouts on my app, not to mention dealing with app malfunctions, or need to take my phone as the shoe will do it for me. The Record Sensor does not require any GPS basing its data on the pod's accelerometers. As such, it is also ideal for recording indoor run workouts.
We tested the pod versus a high end Garmin Forerunner 935 watch. The HOVR Sonic Connected with no phone or GPS in the mix recorded 3.98 miles, the Garmin 4.02 miles, so remarkably close out of the box.
|Top Run Tracked Phone Free, Bottom Run Tracked with MapMyRun and GPS on a different route.|
HOVR Sonic on the Run
Fit and Upper
HOVR is a great deal more responsive than my prior shoes, I run more effectively, thanks to the UA HOVR technology, which “provides ‘zero gravity feel’ to maintain energy return that helps eliminate impact step after step.”
Overall, I really like the UA HOVR Sonic Connected as the shoes deliver both comfort and performance, are reasonably priced, and come with a digitally connected feature to track performance as well as enhance one’s running experience.
Dominique has been running for 40 years. She has a marathon PR of 3:16, in her second marathon ever in the 80's which made her the 11th all time fastest Swiss woman at the time. These days she runs 4-6 miles, 4 days a week, year round, along the New Hampshire coast and in Utah.
Shop for the HOVR Sonic Connected at Under Armour here
See our in depth review of the non connected Sonic HOVR with comparisons here
The Sonic was provided at no cost.The opinions herein are entirely the author's.
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