COROS Pace 2 review – an excellent runner’s GPS watch for under $200

COROS Pace 2 Review

In our COROS Pace 2 review, we will cover everything you need you know about this ultralight GPS watch. COROS has somehow been able to pack in an incredible amount of premium features into the budget-friendly Pace 2. Read (or watch) below to get the full scoop.

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HidrateSpark TAP review and comparison to other ‘Apple Water Bottles’

Apple has recently started selling HidrateSpark water bottles within their stores. These smart bottles automatically record your water consumption and track it within an app, which can also be displayed on an Apple Watch. I put a lot of value on the benefits of staying hydrated and have been happily using HidrateSpark Smart Bottles for…

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Bob & Brad X6 Pro Massage Gun review

In this review, we are taking a look at the Bob & Brad X6 Pro Massage Gun. Bob & Brad are the self-proclaimed “Most Famous Physical Therapists on the Internet.” With currently over 4 million subscribed to their YouTube channel, that title is likely fairly accurate. That being said, how does their premium X6 Pro Massage Gun hold up? Read below to find out.

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COROS PACE 2 Watch – complete guide for beginners [video]

The COROS PACE 2 Watch may be referred to as a runner’s “budget watch,” but it sure does not feel like it with all of its included features. We put together this COROS PACE 2 Watch beginners guide to help you learn everything you need to know. Check it out below!

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The best 2022 Memorial Day sales for home fitness

Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, brings a slew of sales from some of the biggest names in connected fitness and health. So before we head out for a weekend of surfing tasty summer waves, we surfed the web to find you the best deals online. Read on to save on some of the items you’ve been eyeing.

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JAXJOX Interactive Studio: In-depth review

In this JAXJOX Interactive Studio review, we will cover everything you should know before you decide to buy. JAXJOX has combined all of its smart equipment into a unique all-in-one connected home fitness center. Read (or watch) below to get the full scoop.

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There is more to the iFIT vs Peloton Settlement story | The Weekly Watt

Welcome to our live show/podcast, the Weekly Watt, which brings you an overview of what’s new in all things connected fitness.

In this week’s episode, we discuss the iFIT and Peloton lawsuit settlement – including the new details that we dug up.

Joining us during the second half of the show to talk about how to use data to guide your training is Justin Roethlingshoefer. Justin is a the founder of Own It, a digital coaching platform.

Listen or watch the episode below!

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Hatch Restore review: more than a smart alarm clock?

Hatch is known as the company that uses technology to help kids and families get better sleep. The Hatch Restore smart alarm clock is an all-in-one sleep solution similar to the popular Hatch Rest, except designed for adults. In this review, we dig into what Hatch Restore has to offer and test it out for ourselves.

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Peloton Heart Rate Band hands-on review [Video]

Today we take a hands-on look at the new Peloton Heart Rate Armband. Peloton’s previous heart rate monitor was well known to be a cheap, poorly made device (which they still sell for $34). However, this new Peloton armband is strong step in the right direction. You can easily tell that there is a similar design philosophy as used in the recent Peloton Guide.

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COROS adds training notes, improved sleep tracking, “Find my Phone” tool, and more in new May update [video]

Today, COROS announced a new firmware update which will add 10 new features to their VERTIX, VERTIX 2, APEX Pro, and Pace 2 smart watches. The update includes new RPE and training notes, indoor structured workouts, improved sleep tracking, a new “Find my Phone” tool, and more. Read or watch below to get all the details!

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Peloton Rower and other Homecoming announcements | The Weekly Watt

Welcome to the Weekly Watt, a weekly video and podcast here on Connect the Watts that brings you an overview of what’s new in all things connected fitness.

In this week’s episode, we watch the Peloton Homecoming LIVE and react to all of the announcements – including the new Peloton Rower – with our guest Crystal O’Keefe.

Crystal is the co-host of several podcasts including the popular weekly Peloton show, “The Clip-Out”.

Check it out below!

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Is the future of CrossFit digital? | The Weekly Watt

Welcome to the Weekly Watt, a weekly video and podcast here on Connect the Watts that brings you an overview of what’s new in all things connected fitness.

In this week’s episode, we discuss the future of CrossFit and how it has (or has not) adapted into a connected fitness platform.

Joining us this week is RPM Training Co-Founder and CCO, Josh Rogers, to discuss their new functional connected fitness service ATOM. ATOM features daily workouts, adaptable leaderboards, and popular CrossFit coaches like Pat Barber.

We cover all that and the rest of connected fitness in this week’s episode. Check it out below!

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Review: Back Bay Runner 60 and Tempo 30 Wireless Earbuds

In this review, we’re covering two styles of earbuds in the current Back Bay Brand lineup: the Runner 60 and Tempo 30. One trip to the Back Bay website and it’s clear: the goal is to bring you the best in workout audio. Runner 60 and Tempo 30 have appeared on many ‘Best of’ lists for affordable earbuds or fitness accessories. But after experiencing how good they are, it seems a shame to pigeonhole them into any one category.

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Google previews the Pixel Watch, coming this fall with Pixel 7 

At I/O 2022, Google finally confirmed that it’s making the Pixel Watch. That said, we only got a teaser as it’s not coming until later this year with the Pixel 7.

A “Zwift for Rowers”: the EXR Rowing App, now also available on Apple TV

I’ve been spending some time lately testing out the EXR Rowing App, which I can best describe as a “Zwift for Rowers”. EXR is able to connect with a variety of rowers to create an online training platform with an excellent variety of workouts, gamification, and virtual locations. The app is now available on Apple TV, in addition to Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows.

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Report: Peloton looking to sell up to 20% stake

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Peloton is looking for a lifeline by actively exploring investors to buy a 15% to 20% stake in the company.

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Buy a Peloton Guide in April? You are eligible to receive $150 in free accessories

Peloton is offering $150 of free accessories in their Guide bundle for Mother’s Day. For those who already bought the Peloton Guide, you are still eligible to get in on the deal. Read below to learn how to get the deal.

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Peloton lowers price for bike lease program – is it worth it?

Peloton has lowered pricing for their bike lease program, One Peloton Club. Previously, pricing was not mentioned on the Peloton site, as it varied by showroom. Now that the costs are the same for everyone, I went and crunched the numbers to see whether it is worth it or not.

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New iOS app, CycleStats, helps track and analyze your Peloton workouts

The Peloton Bike does a great job of tracking your workout metrics after each ride. While these metrics are all viewable under your profile, it has not been organized well to allow members to easily analyze and track their progress.

Released today, a new iOS app called CycleStats seeks to solve this problem, both with better visualized training data and more comprehensive analytics tools.

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Peloton’s new Split Programs: In-depth breakdown

For the first time, Peloton has released strength focused split programs for its members. These programs are designed to be repeated for four weeks, with specific days designated to work various muscle groups. While a very traditional approach to strength training, it is new to Peloton members.

The split programs have been made available as Peloton Guide exclusives for the first seven weeks. However, with the links below, all Peloton members can take them without having to wait.

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Taking on the Metaverse’s greatest fitness challenge [Video]

It had been a while since I last put on my Meta Quest VR headset to workout, so when I saw a trailer for Supernatural’s new “Beast Challenge”, I felt it was time to jump back in. Could I take on the greatest fitness challenge in the Metaverse?

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Creating award-winning iFIT experiences with John Peel | The Weekly Watt

Welcome to the Weekly Watt, a weekly video and podcast here on Connect the Watts that brings you an overview of what’s new in all things connected fitness.

In this week’s episode, we discuss the potential design leak of Peloton’s new scenic-ride radio station, WHOOP and Oura Rings, as well as some more thoughts on smart strength devices like the Peloton Guide and Tonal.

Joining us this week is iFIT instructor, John Peel to tells us about how their award-winning workout experiences are developed. Additionally, Vice President of Marketing and Experiences, Matt Johnson, shares more details on iFIT’s new travel adventures.

We cover all that and the rest of connected fitness in this week’s episode. Check it out below!

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Peloton bike top 10 Personal Record (FTP) cheat sheet tips

Reading a Reddit thread that was subsequently deleted by the mods, a reader was asking how to get into the top echelon of riders and there were some great tips. I thought I might chime in with my own experience, having spent over two years researching the matter and putting those strategies into the ride.

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$145 Mothers Day deal for the Peloton Guide bundle. Act quick, before it is gone! (Update: It still works… sort of)

New “Mothers Day Bundles” are now available on Peloton and one offer seems too good to be true. The best deal can be found with the $295 bundle combining the new Peloton Guide (reg. $295), Peloton Heart Rate (reg. $90), and Peloton Workout Mat (reg $70)

As of right now, when you add this deal to your cart, an additional $150 is taken off, making the total just $145!

UPDATE: the website has been adjusted and the new bundle price is $295. However, there still is a way to order the non-bundled Peloton Guide for just $145 (detailed below).

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WHOOP 4.0 finally back in stock and available

Last September, WHOOP introduced the newly upgraded 4.0 of its smart biometric fitness tracker. A combination of high demand and supply chain issues drastically pushed out shipping times. But as of this week, WHOOP has announced 4.0 is now in stock and ready to ship.

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FITURE introduces new interactive Fitness Mirror with motion tracking

Today, FITURE has unveiled the release of their new motion tracking fitness mirror to the U.S. FITURE features their Motion Engine™ tech tracks your movements and offers real-time feedback through form correction as well as pacing, timing, and movement feedback.

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Fitbit starts rolling out Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications on these watches and trackers [U]

Earlier this month Fitbit was granted clearance by the US FDA to passively send notifications when signs of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) were detected by its smartwatches and trackers. Now, Fitbit is officially rolling out Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications to nine of its products, including the Sense and Charge 5.

Yosuda Indoor Cycling Bike review: real value at a real low cost

In this Yosuda Bike review, we will cover everything you should know before you decide to buy. Yosuda’s incredibly low-cost bike is better than you might think and a perfect way to get started with connected fitness. Read below to get the full scoop.

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The Untold story of Lisa Niren, Peloton’s original head Instructor | The Weekly Watt

Welcome to the Weekly Watt, a weekly video and podcast here on Connect the Watts that brings you an overview of what’s new in all things connected fitness.

In this week’s episode, we discuss the potential design leak of Peloton’s new rower, as well as our thoughts on the current connected rowing landscape.

Joining our hosts, Colin Jenkins and Eric Malzone, is Peloton’s original head instructor, Lisa Niren. Lisa tells us about her early days with Peloton and how that has led up to her new project with the recently released FITURE fitness mirror.

We cover all that and the rest of connected fitness in this week’s episode. Check it out below!

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Garmin vívosmart 5: Review roundup

Garmin has just released the new vívosmart 5, an updated version four years in the making. It was eight years ago that Garmin released the first vívosmart, followed with three more iterations over the next four years. Ending this vívosmart drought, the 5 is noticably different.

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NordicTrack RW900 Rower review – updated 2022 model [video]

In this NordicTrack RW900 Rower review, we will cover everything you should know before you decide to buy. NordicTrack has made a ton of changes in this completely redesigned 2022 model. Read (or watch) below to get the full scoop.

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Top 5 yoga apps for getting into your flow

Rolling out your mat and starting an at-home yoga practice has never been easier – and honestly, who couldn’t use a bit of mind, body, and spirit connection these days? If you’re looking to ramp up your at-home yoga practice, here are a few of the best apps to help you do that (all personally tried and tested by yours truly), all with monthly subscriptions similar to what you’d pay for a single yoga class at a yoga studio.

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Garmin Vivosmart 5 is priced like Fitbit’s Charge 5, but lacks AOD and contactless payments

For the most part, smartwatches have overtaken band-style wearables that feature screens. Fitbit is the notable holdout, while Garmin today released the Vivosmart 5.

RENPHO Smart Treadmill review: an excellent low-cost Peloton Tread alternative

In this Renpho Smart Treadmill review, we will cover everything you should know before you decide to buy. Renpho’s new foldable, auto-adjusting treadmill is a hidden gem for those looking for a low cost alternative to the Pelton Tread. Read below to get the full scoop.

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Hydrow’s new ‘Hotel Finder’ makes travel fitness easier

With summer trips on the horizon, you may be wondering how you’ll keep your home fitness routine on the road. Hydrow has rolled out a new Hotel Finder to help you out. Here members can search for properties that have the Hydrow rower available for use.

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Is this the new Peloton Rower?

A recent patent application made by Rexon in February of 2022 may show the design of the upcoming Peloton Rower. Discovered by Bob Treemore, the design shows a rower which uses a “Peloton-style” knob to adjust its magnetic resistance. Rexon is one of Peloton’s primary manufacturer partnerships.

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2022 Mother’s Day fitness and health gift guide

It’s time again to think about how to spoil the mothers in our lives. Whether she likes to workout or just relax, this Mother’s Day guide is full of fitness and health gifts she’ll actually use.

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New fitness friendly features for Meta Quest on their way

Oculus was Facebook’s investment into the gaming industry. Now, with VR gaining in popularity, the company sees the Meta Quest as having potential to be a behemoth in the connected fitness space. New “fitness friendly” features are on their way soon.

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Peloton Guide vs Tempo Move: In-depth comparison [Video]

Peloton recently released its first strength-focused hardware with the Peloton Guide. Given their similar cost and AI movement tracking features, you might be wondering how the Peloton Guide stacks up vs the Tempo Move. Read (or watch) below to get our in-depth comparison.

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Peloton releases four new strength programs exclusive to the Guide

As promised, Peloton is continuing to release content exclusive to the new Peloton Guide. Four split strength programs became available this morning to members currently using the Guide.

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iFit trainer Tommy Rivs to film new live race series today for the Boston Marathon

Fans of the ever-inspiring iFit endurance athlete Tommy Rivers “Rivs” Puzey can tune in now for a live iFit Race Series during the 2022 Boston Marathon, today, April 18, with events starting after 9 a.m. ET. iFit is filming the race live as part of its multi-year sponsorship as an official partner of the Boston Marathon.  

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The Peloton Guide and future of Computer Vision | The Weekly Watt Show

Welcome to the Weekly Watt, a weekly video and podcast here on Connect the Watts that brings you an overview of what’s new in all things connected fitness.

In this week’s episode, we discuss Peloton’s upcoming price changes, our thoughts on the new Peloton Guide, and the future potential of AI Computer Vision.

Joining our hosts, Colin Jenkins and Eric Malzone, is the Founder and CEO of Asensei, Steven Webster. Asensei is a connected apparel and computer vision development company with some exciting new projects coming soon.

We cover all that and the rest of connected fitness in this week’s episode. Check it out below!

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NordicTrack releases limited edition S27i Bike with two new colors!

For a limited time, you can now get your hands on NordicTrack’s premium S27i Bike in two new colors: alpine white and slate gray. In addition to new color options, these limited edition bikes also come with soft vegan leather handlebars and seats.

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Polar Pacer Pro: Review roundup

Polar is bringing back the Pacer, the wildly popular runners’ watch from the early 1990s. With virtually nothing in common with that watch but the name, the newly released Polar Pacer Pro has nearly every available feature from Polar. Here is a roundup of the reviews so far.

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Peloton Extended Warranty now transferrable, lower monthly cost

Peloton’s Extended Warranty, rebranded as ‘Peloton Protection Plan,’ is now more appealing to its US members. Earlier this month, Peloton announced changes that include allowing warranties to transfer and longer coverage at lower monthly prices.

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Hatch Rest hands-on review, a smart device teaching kids smart sleep habits

In this Hatch Rest review, we will cover everything you should know before you decide to buy. This smart sound and nightlight is designed to help your kid develop better sleep habits. Here are our thoughts after testing. Read below to get the full scoop.

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Peloton hikes subscription price, announces price cuts for Bike and Tread

Peloton has announced a handful of major changes, including price cuts for its hardware products as well as the first-ever price increase for the All-Access monthly subscription. The price of the Bike will drop by $300, from $1,745 to $1,445, while the Bike+ will drop to under $2,000 for the first time. Head below for the full details…

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Ergatta’s first live races set to begin next week

Ergatta is ready to bring to it’s members their first live race event, Race Day Live. A long requested feature by the Ergatta rowing community, these live races will allow members to compete against each other in real time.

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