Thanks to apps, live and on-demand classes, touchscreen displays and remote, a new wave of smart fitness equipment is helping to recreate the or fancy studio class at home. And now that you’re likely spending more time at home, there’s really than the present.
Most smart gym equipment is pricey — typically costing a few thousand dollars — so it’s not yet accessible to everyone. But if you’re truly ready to work out at home, replacing your gym membership or weekly SoulCycle class with a smart exercise bike could pay for itself over time.
As with any new technology, it can be expensive at first, but the costs can come down over time as more products hit the market. Whether you want to do resistance training, high-intensity interval training, a full body workout, indoor cycling or other workout routines, this is the top smart workout equipment you can buy right now.
Lusting after the Peloton, but don’t have the funds to get one for your home gym? Echelon’s Connect Ex series starts at $840 and offers a similar experience, but you need to bring your own screen. There’s a built-in tablet holder for it when you’re exercising.
Like Peloton, you can participate in virtual cycling classes, both on-demand and live. And since you’re using your own tablet with the bike, you can forgo those classes and watch Netflix instead, which you can’t do with the Peloton.
Read our hands-on with Echelon.
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