The Smart home fitness craze has taken it the to the next level instead of going to a gym a lifting weights and running around a indoor track. Technology has given us more, with the ability to work out with personal trainers live and on demand and in the comfort of your own home.
All three home gym devices reviewed offering users different fitness variations each is described with the good and the bad.
The ClassPass Live
ClassPass Live costs aroind $79 up and has a $19 monthly subscription charge for service. For that price you get Google Chromecast and a Wahoo Tickr heart-rate monitor. ClassPass states you will need that heart-rate monitor to see your stats on the screen.
Connect Google Chromecast via your TV and stream realtime exercise classes from the ClassPass mobile app.
- A base price of $79, and a $19 monthly subscription, the ClassPass Live is very affordable and is the most affordable device tested.
- The ease of changing your workout levels that better match your stamina level as well as cardio level variables.
- The visuals are excellent as well as the fitness levels you can choose from
- The heart-rate monitor has issues regarding it’s realtime connection
- The ClassPass app is not very user friendly, and will need to update it’s interface for a more pleasurable experience
The Mirror is a $1,495 full-length mirror. It’s also part LCD display. The subscription rate is $39 per month to gain real time access to on-demand fitness classes that are viewed on the mirror while you also watch in VR. Mirror also offers various classes in different fitness variations, and with different workout lengths and fitness modes. The Mirror also comes with compatable Bluetooth variable heart-rate monitor and six fitness bands. Each workout is a “body weight” exercise so you don’t need additional equipment like handweights, the unit is only available in the US.
- The realtime aspect of heart rate displayed on the Mirror
- The Mirror’s LCD display has a plethora of metrics that are useful with your wotkout
- The Mirror gym only only works with an iOS device compatible devices
- The ability for mobile App engagement is a problem, as you can only use it wherever you have the Mirror set up physically.
- The Mirror doesn’t quite get your whole body in the VR mirror
Peloton’s venerable exercise bike is a free style peddle bike engineered to give you a real world road ride experience. The Peleton has a variable adjustable sports seat and sport comfort handle bars and also features a 21.5-inch touchscreen display for user interaction. The display gives you the ability to engage in real time live on-demand classes from anywhere –which costs an additional $39 per month.
- The Peleton is well built and also comfortable for long rides, compared to it’s competitors.
- A plethora of cycling classes for a small monthly fee – on demand anytime
- The Price….it’s expensive for what you get, plus the monthly subscription
- The look of the pedal holders are not visually appealing, and could be better for presentation
- The flimsy water bottle holders are cheaply made