Getting Started with UA Connected Footwear

Setting Up UA Connected Footwear

In order to pair your UA Connected Footwear to your phone, please confirm the following:

  1. First, please verify that you have purchased the correct pair of shoes. At this time, there are several different shoe models that contain the technology required to connect your shoes to your app. To be certain that you purchased UA Connected Footwear, check for a Bluetooth # on the inside of the tongue of the right shoe. Current models include: UA SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record-Equipped, Gemini 3 RE, Velociti RE, and Europa RE. To learn more, check out the UA website.
  2. Make sure your phone's Bluetooth is enabled. To do so, navigate to your phone's general settings > Bluetooth > Enable.
  3. For Android users, Location Services must be enabled and you must grant MapMy location permissions. To do so, open your phone's Settings > Application Manager > MapMyRun > Permissions > Location > Enabled. If location isn't enabled there, BLE won't return anything in scan for your shoes.
  4. Download and install the latest version of MapMyRun, MapMyWalk, MapMyRide, MapMyHike, or MapMyFitness. If you already have a MapMy app installed, please double-check the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store for an upgrade prior to pairing your shoes.
  5. Log in or create an account with MapMy. Open the app and either create a new account by pressing "Join Now," or log in using your email and password.

Once you've logged into the app, the default page is the "Track Workout" screen. There are two ways to pair your shoes from here.

Option 1: Tap the "UA Sync" icon in the top right corner of the screen, which will take you to the "Apps & Devices" page. If you see an "Upgrade Now" button instead, navigate to the app's menu and select "Connect Apps & Devices." 

     

Option 2: On iOS, tap the "More" icon in the lower right, then select "Connect Apps & Devices" from the list. On Android, tap the "Menu" icon (three horizontal lines) in the upper left corner, then select "Connect Apps & Devices" from the list. 

    

Once on the "Apps & Devices" screen, you should see the "UA Connected Footwear" listed. Tap on the tile to initiate connection > tap again to connect.

        

After pressing connect, the app will begin searching for your shoe. Gently shake your right shoe for about 5 seconds to wake up the sensor. Be sure not to hold the shoe vertically and shake it, as this will put the sensor back to sleep for 5 minutes. Keep the shoe parallel with the ground.

Additionally, make sure to keep your phone close to the shoe (within 12 inches) while it tries to establish a connection. If you are near any other bluetooth devices (including other smart shoes), it would be best if you stood approximately 20 feet apart during the connecting process to ensure a speedy connection. After connecting for the first time, proximity to another runner with UA Connected Footwear will not be an issue.

    

After you connect your shoes, you'll be asked to select which model of shoe you own. Choose from the list (Gemini, Europa, and Velociti RE). Note: you can locate the shoe model by looking on the tongue of the shoe.

     

Troubleshooting Connection Issues

If you're having issues getting your shoes to connect to the app, review the troubleshooting tips below:

  • Let shoe sit on ground or table for 5 minutes without movement
  • Power cycle your phone by turning it off/on again
  • Navigate to your phone's Bluetooth Settings and try turning Bluetooth off and then on again
  • After the shoe has been stationary for 5 minutes, re-open app and open the menu > select "Connect Apps & Devices" from the list > select UA Connected Footwear > Connect
  • Tap the toe of the shoe on a flat surface to awaken the sensor

Be careful not to place the shoe vertically (i.e. toe or heel pointed straight up or down) at any point during the pairing process, as this automatically puts the shoe to sleep and you will need to wait another 6 minutes to re-awaken the shoe.

If you're still having issues with connection, let us know by submitting a support ticket within the app. Requests submitted in app contain additional information that can help our engineers to diagnose your issue. To submit a request, open your MapMy app > navigate to the app's menu > scroll to the bottom and select "Help" > tap "Contact Support " > describe the issue and submit. One of our agents will be in touch with you shortly!

Mandatory Firmware Update

Once you've established connection and selected your shoe model, the app will prompt you to perform a firmware update. This update is mandatory and should be completed before working out with the shoes. It should take ~5 minutes to complete. To begin the firmware update, tap "Continue."

    

Important tips for a successful firmware update:

  • Keep your phone and shoe close together (less than 12 inches apart)
  • Keep the app in the foreground on your phone (in other words, do not navigate away to another app during the update)
  • Make sure your phone has a strong WiFi connection

If the firmware update fails, double check tips above and then tap "Retry" to immediately re-attempt the update.

If you're still having issues with completing the update, let us know by submitting a support ticket within the app. Requests submitted in app contain additional information that can help our engineers to diagnose your issue. To submit a request, open your MapMy app > navigate to the app's menu > scroll to the bottom and select "Help" > tap "Contact Support " > describe the issue and submit. One of our agents will be in touch with you shortly!

Running with UA Connected Footwear

Once you’ve paired your shoes and updated the firmware, you are now ready to record a workout! On the "Track Workout" screen, you should see a red "Record Equipped" badge above the "Start Workout" button, and a blue shoe icon. Both of these indicators verify that your shoes are connected and ready to go.

    

Begin your workout by tapping the "Start Workout" button and get moving!         

Can I run without my phone? 

Yes, please see our Help Center article to learn more about this feature and what to expect when running untethered.

Can I connect the shoes to a different MapMy app? 

Yes, the shoes are compatible with the latest versions of all MapMy apps, including: MapMyFitness, MapMyWalk, MapMyRide, MapMyHike and MapMyDogWalk. The shoes are not compatible with UA Record, MyFitnessPal, or Endomondo at this time.

What is the Jump Around? 

Check out our Help Center article that covers all aspects of UA Connected Footwear's latest feature, the Jump Around.

When do I redeem the MVP benefits that accompany my purchase of UA Connected Footwear?

As soon as you pair your UA Connected Footwear to your MapMy application, MVP features, such as Live Tracking and Coaching, should be unlocked within the app. To learn more about what features are included with MVP, check out the linked Help Center article.

No MVP? Please submit a support request and one of our agents will be in touch soon. To submit a request, open your MapMy app > navigate to the app's menu > tap "Contact Support " > describe the issue and submit.

 

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