My Peloton Rower wish list [video]

Peloton gave a teaser of an upcoming rower during their Homecoming event last May. Since no additional details have so far been given, I went ahead and put together my own Peloton Rower wish list.

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COROS adds new public beta enrollment in latest update

COROS is adding several new features, as well as a new public beta enrollment, for their latest firmware update. The new features being added to COROS’ lineup of smart GPS watches include improved app sync optimization, new distance units for the workout builder, Trail Run label support for Strava, and more.

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Peloton expands Power Zone program with additional instructors

Peloton has expanded their popular Power Zone training program with two additional instructors: Sam Yo and Erik Jäger. Unlike Peloton’s other classes, members taking Power Zone workouts focus on staying in their individualized zones.

The addition of Sam and Erik brings the Power Zone roster up to six instructors – twice the size it was one year ago.

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Peloton removes video chat feature on Peloton Bike, Bike+, and Tread

As of today, Peloton has removed the video chat feature on the Peloton Bike, Bike+, and Tread. Previously, members who had added each other as friends on Peloton could start a video chat if taking the same class. While Peloton mentioned this feature would be taken away last week in comments on their Facebook group, the video chat feature has now finally been taken down.

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Liteboxer launches new “Liteboxer Go” shadowboxing program with punch-tracking sensors

Liteboxer has launched a new shadowboxing program, Liteboxer Go, which uses punch tracking sensors that strap around users’ wrists. Utilizing Liteboxer’s full workout library, Liteboxer Go allows users to shadowbox anywhere they have access to a TV, tablet, or smartphone.

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From Apple Watch to Peloton: the best fitness tech in 2022

I have tested and reviewed over 50 pieces of home fitness tech this past year. From smart wearables like the Apple Watch, to indoor bikes like Peloton, there are a ton of great options to choose from. With so much to choose from, it can sometimes be hard figuring out which should take a priority.

To help you out, I have created tier list for the best fitness tech in 2022.

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New Altis AI fitness trainer is like a Peloton Guide on ‘roids

Altis, a connected fitness technology company, is launching today what may be the most advanced AI fitness trainer currently available. Similar to the Peloton Guide, Altis utilizes cameras with computer vision which plug directly into a television or monitor. However, compared to the Peloton Guide, Altis offers a significant amount of beefed up AI tech and features.

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COROS VERTIX 2 – complete guide for beginners [video]

The COROS VERTIX 2 is an advanced gps watch with an enormous amount of included features. We put together this COROS VERTIX 2 Watch beginners guide to help you learn everything you need to know. Check it out below!

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Home Fitness vs. Gyms | The Weekly Watt

Here we are with another episode of the Weekly Watt, the podcast where we discuss the latest news and updates in connected fitness.

This week, Laura and Colin talk about the upcoming Apple Watch fitness updates, the new Normatec 3 compression system, Peloton bringing back in-person studio rides, and something strange going on with the Peloton Rower.

The topic of the day is home fitness versus gyms. The strengths and weaknesses of each and why some may prefer one over the other.

Listen or watch the episode below!

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The best home boxing workouts: from Peloton to FightCamp

From Peloton to FightCamp to virtual reality boxing workouts like SuperNatural, there are now lots of home boxing programs to choose from. Over the past six months, I have been testing them all with the goal of finding out which home boxing workout is the best.

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Is the Peloton Rower canceled? All public mentions of Peloton Rower removed

Peloton has recently removed all mentions of its recently teased rower, including a post on Twitter and Instagram. This should be concerning for anyone who may have been excited to possibly buy a Peloton Rower later this year.

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Father’s Day fitness tech guide (2022)

Father’s Day is a great excuse to gift Dad some fitness tech that keeps him excited for his workout routine. Our Father’s Day fitness tech gift guide has some of the best deals we will see this summer. No matter if he prefers working out inside or outdoors, there is something here for everyone!

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JAXJOX adds former NFL star, Vernon Davis, as an investor and brand partner

JAXJOX, creator of the recent JAXJOX Interactive Studio, has announced a new partnership with former NFL tight-end and Super Bowl Champion, Vernon Davis. Davis will join JAXJOX as both an investor and brand partner.

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Normatec 3 compression system launches with new upgrades and a lower price!

Hyperice, a leader in the fitness recovery tech, has launched their newly upgraded Normatec 3 compression system today. Not only does the new Normatec 3 have several improvements, but it also is being released at a lower cost than the previous model. You can get the base model (which includes the compression boots) for $799.

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We were in Peloton’s first live studio class in over two years – here’s how it went!

This morning, our own Seth Weintraub traveled to Peloton HQ and participated in their first live studio class in over two years. Immediately after the 30-minute ride with Peloton instructor Robin Arzón was over, I interviewed Seth to see how it went!

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WHOOP 4.0 long term review: eight months later [Video]

It’s been eight months since I started using the WHOOP 4.0 Armband. While I made an initial review after my first month, this long term review will be a bit different. It can take a bit of time to realize some features you thought were great turn out to be just okay. Likewise, other features that were not very exciting at first sometimes end up becoming a core part of the experience.

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Peloton studios closed one final day to prepare for reopening

Peloton is keeping its NYC and London studios closed for one last day as it prepares for a public reopening. Members will soon have a chance to attend live Peloton classes in person for the first time in more than two years.

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New COROS Pace 2 Blue Steel version released today

Today, COROS is releasing a new version of their popular Pace 2 GPS smartwatch called Blue Steel. This is the first new permanent color option for the Pace 2 since it was first released in 2020.

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The best fitness features coming to the Apple Watch with watchOS 9

Apple had their big WWDC 2022 keynote today, and in it they revealed tons of new fitness features coming to the Apple Watch. WatchOS 9, which will be released later this year, will include new running metrics, a custom workout builder, triathlete support, sleep phase detection, and more.

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Aviron Rower review: a workout for gamers!

A perfect workout program for gamers? In this Aviron Rower review, we will cover everything you should know before you decide to buy. Aviron has created a well-designed rower designed around games and entertainment that has kept me hooked. Read (or watch) below to get the full scoop.

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Our 2022 Connected Fitness predictions | The Weekly Watt

Welcome to another episode of the Weekly Watt, a podcast where we discuss the latest in all things connected fitness.

With seven months still remaining in 2022, we make our fitness tech predictions for the rest of the year. Will gyms continue to see a big comeback? Will Peloton be bought by Amazon or Netflix? Is VR fitness going to see any new or exciting in 2022?

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Peloton’s first ‘adaptive instructor,’ Logan Aldridge, launches his first strength class today

Today, Peloton’s newest strength instructor, Logan Aldridge, is launching his first class, a 20-minute full-body strength class at 7 p.m. ET. A CrossFit Games competitor and para-athlete, Aldridge is the brand’s first “adaptive instructor” who plans to bring an inspiring mix of inclusive fitness training and accessibility to Peloton members with varying physical abilities. From the looks of this teaser, expect to seriously be challenged by what you think is possible.

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Review: Revisiting the Lumen metabolic analyzer with Apple Health integration

It’s been two years since the pocket-sized Lumen metabolic analyzer launched with a thoughtful iOS app and Apple Health integration. Over the last month, I’ve been using the device again to test out updates like a new food/macro log and Apple Watch app, along with a desire to be more intentional with my nutrition and exercise.

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

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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