I bought every Peloton bike fan… here’s the best one!

Best Peloton Bike Fan

If you are wondering which Peloton bike fan to buy, I have you covered. I went ahead and bought every single Peloton bike fan available get to test and figure out which one is the best! Here is what I found:

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Sanabul combat gear review: Sustainably built by fighters, for fighters

While we cover a lot of fitness equipment on Connect the Watts, it’s important to also be conscious of some of the gear out there to ensure you’re able to perform to the best of your ability without injuring yourself. That’s especially true when it comes to combat exercises like boxing or jiu-jitsu. Our review of Sanabul showcases a lineup of equipment and apparel built around quality and sustainability.

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Rower comparison: NordicTrack vs. Hydrow and more

As the ability to assemble your own versatile home gym grows easier with each new connected fitness product, we strive to keep you in the know about what products are currently available and what sort of fitness technology is at your disposal. One of the established fitness machines to recently gain a lot of popularity is the rower, due to its storability and low-impact training. We’ve compared a diverse group of premium rowers from fitness brands like Hydrow, Ergatta, NordicTrack, CITYROW, and LIT Method to help you see where they differ. We’ll begin with NordicTrack vs. Hydrow, and go from there.

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2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Fitness recovery

Black Friday weekend is almost here, along with some of the best deals on gifts to help your favorite Peloton or NordicTrack friend (or yourself) recover and feel better than ever! Whether you are thinking about adding cold baths or getting some compression boots, there are plenty of great deals to find. Here are some of our favorites.

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Fitbit tests ‘Sleep Animals’ to encourage better slumber with fun, useful comparisons

The “Sleep Score” is one of Fitbit’s most alluring metrics that people like to compare and improve on. Fitbit is now testing “Sleep Animals” as a friendly but surprisingly smart way to encourage “better sleep health.” 

Best fitness/activewear finds this week: Lululemon deals, Fitbit Sense Smartwatch, more

With just a week away from Black Friday, today we will be showcasing all of the best fitness and activewear finds. Headlining this weekend’s deals is the Amazon’s New Halo Fitness Tracker, Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch, Lululemon new markdowns, and much more. You will also want to be sure to check out the Peloton Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale here! Be sure to hit the jump to find all of that and more.

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Where are the best places to buy a used Peloton bike?

With millions of Peloton bikes having been sold over the past few years, there has never been a better time to get a great deal on a used one. Where is the best place to buy a used Peloton Bike for sale? We will cover that and much more.

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FightCamp is now available to Android users

Connected home boxing and kickboxing gym FightCamp has finally expanded its app capabilities to support Android users. The new Beta version of the FightCamp app for Android is available starting today, and brings with it an ever-expanding library of workouts to an even wider fitness audience.

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Ergatta launches new campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick

Ergatta, the company behind the popular game-based rower, has announced a partnership with athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick, who has been an advisor to Ergatta since 2020, takes center stage in its first national advertising campaign, which will air on major broadcast networks and streaming platforms.

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The Weekly Watt: Tommy Rivs NY Marathon, Peloton Guide, iFIT sues Victoria’s Secret

Watch a recap of the top stories of the week from Connect The Watts. New episodes of The Weekly Watt are recorded each week. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to stay up-to-date with the latest connected fitness news.

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Is Peloton’s Extended Warranty worth it? Yes, but there is a better alternative

If you have purchased a Peloton Bike or Tread within the past year, it would be a good idea to start considering options for extended coverage. While Peloton’s extended warranty is better than nothing, there is an alternative that is cheaper, lasts longer, and is much more flexible!

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Peloton’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale is their best ever

Peloton has announced its best Black Friday Sale ever. Not only does this include discounts for accessories with the purchase of the Peloton Bike and Tread, but also the first price decrease for the Peloton Bike+. There has never been a better time or lower price to order a Peloton for your home.

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2021 holiday gift guide: home exercise bikes (Peloton, NordicTrack, and more)

The holiday season is almost here along with some of the best deals for connected fitness exercise bikes. With the possibility of supply issues and longer shipping times, companies like NordicTrack are starting their Black Friday Deals already so you can get the perfect fitness gift delivered in time. Here is are 2021 gift guide for home exercise bikes!

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Best fitness/activewear finds this week: Echelon Bike, adidas Early Black Friday, more

All of the best fitness and activewear finds of the week can be found right here. Headlining this weekend’s deals is the Echelon Smart Fitness Bike for $350 off at $850. The early Black Friday deals are also rolling in, including $250 off Tonal, adidas discounts and bargains from Dick’s Sporting Goods. Be sure to hit the jump to find all of that and more.

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Impact Biosystems unveils Pact: a two-part muscle recovery massage system

Fitness recovery startup Impact Biosystems has officially debuted its flagship product called Pact, a two-part massage system that uses real-time muscle readiness data to expedite muscle
recovery
. The Pact system is available for pre-order now before deliveries next year.

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Nest Hub (2nd gen) update adds sleep stages & localized snore detection, tracking now free until 2023

Back in March, Google announced the 2nd-generation Nest Hub with Soli-powered sleep tracking. An update to the Sleep Sensing capability today introduces sleep stages, while it will remain free on the Nest Hub for all of next year.

Fitbit rolling out Charge 5 ECG app and Daily Readiness Score to Sense, latest trackers

Alongside sleep tracking updates for the 2nd-gen Nest Hub, Google-owned Fitbit is rolling out the Daily Readiness Score to its latest smartwatches and trackers, while the Charge 5 gets an ECG app.

Peloton unveils its sub-$500 connected strength training Guide + HR band

It’s long been rumored that Peloton has been working on a strength-training product, with the company even teasing its upcoming launch during its disastrous earnings call last week. Now the sub-$500 Peloton Guide is here, making it one of the most (somewhat) affordable of the company’s offerings.

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WHOOP 4.0 review: Better than ever!

The new WHOOP 4.0 is the wearable I have been looking forward to the most this year. Now that I have been able to test the WHOOP 4.0 for close to a month, here is everything you should know.

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Peloton’s new Pause Button has finally arrived

Peloton’s highly anticipated Pause Button has finally arrived in the latest update for the Peloton Bike. Now you can pause on-demand classes for those times when you forget your water bottle, have to make a bathroom trip, or take care of your kids. Here’s what you need to know about Peloton’s new Pause Button.

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Peloton announces hiring freeze in all-hands meeting following earnings miss

Following Q1 2022 earnings below expectations yesterday, CNBC reports today that Peloton is freezing hiring across all departments effective immediately. Peloton made the announcement during an all-hands meeting on Friday, with the company explaining that is looking for “areas of savings” as revenue lags.

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Peloton and Spotify join forces to bring you more music to sweat to

Peloton and Spotify have ramped up their partnership this week by announcing a dedicated shelf on the Spotify Workout Hub that features seven rotating playlists from Peloton’s world-class instructors and fitness disciplines.

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Peloton says Apple’s App Tracking Transparency feature is hurting its ability to gain subscribers

Popular connected fitness company Peloton reported its earnings for fiscal Q1 2022 today. The company missed expectations across the board, and it’s blaming Apple for some of its challenges. Specifically, like many other companies recently, Peloton says that Apple’s App Tracking Transparency platform is impacting its ability to gain new subscribers…

Peloton reports Q1 earnings miss, slashes forecast: PTON plunges 25%

Peloton reported its earnings for fiscal Q1 2022, coming in below analyst expectations both in terms of revenue and loss-per-share. The company reported $805.2 million in revenue for the quarter, compared to expectations of $810.7 million. It reported a loss per share of $1.25, higher than expectations of a $1.07 loss per share, for a total loss of $376 million.

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Report: Black employees at Peloton sound alarm over unfair pay

Black employees at Peloton are raising questions over unfair pay discrepancies at the company, according to an in-depth new report from Business Insider. After years of hushed secrecy about salaries, Black employees are opening up on a private Slack channel and in regular Zoom meetings, revealing that some Black employees are being undercut by as much as $15,OOO annually compared to their white counterparts.

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Peloton Rower almost here?? Here’s the scoop on Peloton’s next 5 products!

There has been a lot of talk lately about the Peloton rower and several other products on the way. Today, we are going to take a look at Peloton’s five new upcoming products – everything we know about them, their likely price points, and when we can expect them to be released.

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NordicTrack vs. Proform: Which bike should you buy?

NordicTrack and Proform are separate brands that are both owned by iFIT and connect to the iFIT platform. This means that if you are looking to purchase a new iFIT enabled device, you have at least five bikes, six rowers, and 12 treadmills from which to choose. It’s almost impossible not to feel overwhelmed! So today, we are going to focus the differences between the five connected fitness bikes.

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Lululemon’s Mirror unrolls connected weights and Black Friday deals

Lululemon has announced some enticing add-ons to its cutting-edge home fitness system, Mirror, in the form of connected dumbbells and ankle weights. Plus Lululemon is slashing prices on its sophisticated Mirror packages ahead of the holiday season, with a nudge to “shop early” due to supply constraints.

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Tempo launches new Tempo Move designed for the iPhone

Tempo has just announced and are taking pre-orders for their new Tempo Move Home Gym. The Tempo Move utilizes the tech on the iPhone and your home television to provide a smaller, more affordable version of the popular Tempo Studio ($395 USD instead of $2,495). Here is everything you need to know.

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Delta Airlines is now offering custom Peloton workouts during flights

Delta Airlines announced that it has partnered with Peloton to provide exclusive in-flight workouts for its passengers on planes equipped with seatback screens. These custom classes mark the first time Peloton content is available outside of its app or hardware.

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Mark Zuckerberg gives glimpse of future AR/VR fitness tech

At Facebook’s annual AR/VR conference ‘Facebook Connect,’ CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a glimpse of how the companies upcoming tech may shape the future of fitness. Here is a breakdown of what Zuckerberg showed off.

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The 5 best features of the WHOOP 4.0 fitness tracker

I have been testing out the new WHOOP 4.0, and so far, I am very impressed. Here are my five favorite features!

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NordicTrack Vault vs Tempo: Which home fitness studio is best?

I have been testing out both the Tempo Studio and the NordicTrack Vault for quite some time. Today, I want to compare them across nine different categories to see which home fitness studio is best.

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Muse launches 2nd gen. S headband that offers non-pharmaceutical sleep support

Neurotechnology and meditation company Muse recently announced the launch of its second-generation Muse S headband for sleep support. This headband is a non-pharmaceutical alternative that uses real-time biofeedback to help you fall asleep and stay there. Should you wake up, the new Muse S now offers “digital sleep pills” to gently fade out its audio and cue your brain that it’s time for sleep.

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Ride with famous people on Peloton

Wouldn’t be cool to get a high five during your Peloton workout from your favorite athlete? What better motivator than to schedule a class with hopes of outworking Roger Federer or Diplo? Well… you can at least try. Below is a list of famous people currently using Peloton.

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Beachbody launches its live interactive BODi program today

No strangers to the at-home workout game, The Beachbody Company is today launching its much-hyped live interactive premium subscription tier BODi (Beachbody on Demand Interactive).

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MYX II vs. Peloton: Which bike is best?

The new Beachbody MYX II Bike comes in at a very similar price point to the Original Peloton Bike, so they are the perfect bikes to compare. The Original Peloton Bike is priced at $1,495 and the MYX II Bike is priced at $1,399. Let us find out which of these two bikes comes out on top when stacked up against one another.

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Renpho AI Smart Exercise Bike review: a $399 Peloton alternative

The Renpho AI Smart Exercise Bike is a bike that has auto-resistance capabilities and is built around FTP or power zone training. It is also almost always about one-third or less of the price of the Original Peloton Bike. When the Renpho was first released, it was priced at around $600. Over time, I have seen the price drop and now it is an insanely low $399.

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Peloton’s new Beyoncé Artist Series is its largest ever

Peloton has announced a brand new Beyoncé Artist Series. For three days, starting Tuesday, October 19, Peloton will be featuring Beyoncé theming in at least 17 live and on-demand classes. This makes the new Beyoncé Artist Series the largest ever.

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Hypervolt 2 Pro review: finely tuned excellence!

Hyperice has finally updated one of their Flagship Products, the Hypervolt Massage Gun. After two years, there are now two upgraded models. The premium massage gun has been renamed the Hypervolt 2 Pro.

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iFIT delays IPO, citing market concerns

Yesterday iFIT Health and Fitness, owners of Nordic Track, Proform, and Freemotion, announced a delay in their US initial public offering (IPO), citing “unfavorable market conditions that have investors worried about growing volatility in capital markets,” reports Reuters.

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Usher partners with Peloton for season 2 of Dance Cardio

Peloton announced the second season of their Dance Cardio classes, featuring tracks by the eight-time Grammy winner and global superstar Usher (and Peloton member). As a special treat, Usher even makes a cameo appearance in a routine led by fan favorites Emma Lovewell and Ally Love. Peloton’s 6 million members can catch the classes now via the on-demand Peloton app.

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Ergatta Rower review: Style meets home fitness function

I recently had the opportunity to try out an Ergatta Rower for some time. As a connected fitness rower, the Ergatta provides everything you need to get a substantial workout using unique gaming styles, but it’s the overall design of the rower itself that truly sets this fitness product apart.

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New smart bike Capti promises a full-immersion, ‘game-led’ ride

On the heels of Peloton’s own foray into gamification with Lanebreak, a new California-based company has launched what it says will be a fully immersive video-game-style experience. Its connected bike, Capti Smart Bike, is now on pre-order in the US and set to launch this December.

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Amazon ups its fitness game with Halo View; new features, content

Amazon encroaches even further on Fitbit’s territory with a new, revised wearable following its screenless wristband tracker release last year. The new version, the Halo View, features a color AMOLED display, haptic feedback, tracking of sleep, activity, blood oxygen levels, among other features, and is bundled with new programs Halo Fitness and Halo Nutrition as additions to the existing Halo subscription program. What’s more, it’s priced at $79.99, even cheaper than the original Halo band.

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Terra-Core balance trainer review

I have been using the Terra-Core for a while now and I have to say, I am pretty impressed. The Terra-Core is a balance trainer that can also be used as a fully functional bench. This review will cover everything you need to know about the Terra-Core and if it is the right addition for your home gym.

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iFIT announces multi-year partnerships with the Boston, Chicago, London, and New York City marathons

Today, iFIT announced multi-year partnerships to become the Official Connected Treadmill and Digital Fitness Content Subscription partner of the Boston, Chicago, London, and New York City marathons. iFIT members will be able to run all four marathons virtually on their connected NordicTrack, ProForm, Freemotion, and Matrix treadmills.

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Peloton welcomes Marina Andresen to the growing German Tread roster

Peloton has announced the addition of Marina Andresen as their second of three German Tread instructors. Marina’s live premiere Tread class is scheduled for today, September 30, at 9 a.m. PT.

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