Renpho smart fitness scales, tape measure, and blood pressure Gold Box starts from $18

Today only a s part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a selection of Renpho smart fitness tools starting at $18. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. These are all at all time low/match and come well-reviewed by Amazon shoppers. I love my Renpho scale which syncs with Apple Health, Samsung Health and Google Fit.

  • Bathroom Scale $17.99 $30, Body comp, w/app $18.49 $35. (recommended) Solar powered: $19.98
  • Smart Tape Measure Body with App: $23.99 $60
  • Blood Pressure Monitor: $28.79 $60

Check the whole sale here.

Are you an early riser or a night owl? Oura now analyzes your chronotype

Are you a natural early riser or someone who prefers to sleep till noon? Oura’s smart ring can now analyze your body’s natural circadian rhythms, or chronotype, while offering up a new set of metrics based on your “optimal” sleep schedule. Good news is this allays all guilt for those of us who are grumpy and underperforming in the early morning hours.

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Fitbit making full Health Metrics Dashboard available without Premium

Google Health today hosted its annual The Checkup Up event with announcements spanning Search, Fitbit Health Metrics, AI, and developer tools.

Ergatta Rower adds new Apple Watch integration

Ergatta today announced it has added a new Apple Watch integration to its game-focused home rower. This update allows members to use their Apple Watch to track and see their heart rate on-screen during a workout.

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Low-priced Oura ring competitor, RingConn starts shipping to early backers

Oura’s coveted health-tracking smart ring may have some stiff competition with a new, lower-budget wearable called RingConn, which has just started shipping to early backers on Indiegogo and looks to provide a fresh, affordable option to the now-limited smart ring space.

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Peloton rumored to have canceled new strength device [Video]

Peloton’s upcoming smart strength device and Tonal competitor is now rumored to have been cancelled. Watch below as we dig into everything we know.

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How bad is Peloton’s import ban? [video]

After a judge ruled several streaming patents owned by DISH were infringed upon, Peloton and iFIT both have an import ban set to start within 60 days. In today’s video, we dig into what the judge ruled, what the lawsuit is about, and what this import ban means for the future of these two connected fitness companies.

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Strava data shows that women’s outdoor exercise drops when the sun is down

Love those predawn or evening outdoor workouts? Well, let’s be honest, if you’re a woman, probably not; for many women, exercising when the sun isn’t up just isn’t worth the risk. And now Strava has culled data from its nearly 95 million users to confirm what we’ve always known: Women have a lot more barriers to working out than men.

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Rigsby, Toussaint, Arzón: Peloton’s star instructors tease new books

Peloton’s top instructors, from Cody Rigsby to Alex Toussaint, have turned their motivation-packed cycling classes into a unique brand of stardom, amassing millions of Instagram followers and devoted fans. So it’s no surprise that they’ve created an entire cottage industry of late by parlaying that success into new books on lifestyle and fitness. If you’re looking for a new read to flip through between your Peloton workout sessions, here’s a list of what books are coming out this year.

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Peloton, Hydrow, Aviron, and more – important rower updates in 2023 [Video]

Last year, we put together an in-depth comparison for eight of the most popular rowers. These included the Peloton Row, Hydrow and Hydrow Waves, Aviron Impact and Aviron Strong, Ergatta, NordicTrack RW900, and the classic Concept 2.

Already in 2023, there have even several major updates to the rowers for many of these brands. New workout options have been added, new third-party integrations, and even a new rower model! Watch the video below to get the full scoop!

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Every mobility app ranked! [Video]

When it comes to following a mobility and stretching routine, there are a lot of options available.  From Peloton, to GOWOD, to piliability, The Ready State and more, it can be hard to know which is best for you. But don’t worry, because I have tested all of the most popular mobility apps and have ranked them in the video below to help you make the right choice.

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‘SugarBot’ calorie and sugar tracking app now has a version for Apple Watch

SugarBot is an iPhone app that helps users maintain a healthy diet by tracking the levels of calories and sugar in what they eat. Starting today, users of the app will also be able to access it directly from the Apple Watch thanks to its latest update that comes with a watchOS version.

Gentler Streak gets new ‘Wellbeing’ section to show users an intuitive summary of their health data

The popular Gentler Streak fitness app is getting a major update today that adds a new “Wellbeing” section. There, users will find an intuitive summary of their health data “that makes sense to all and is not exclusive to fitness nerds.”

Tempo Core review – a great home fitness entry point for iPhone owners

The Tempo Core is designed to provide the “core” of what is needed for a great home fitness routine. At just $245, the Tempo Core is one of the lowest price points available for a connected fitness product. The low price is enabled by removing all of the extras that come with other Tempo products and keeping only that which is essential. Read below for our in-depth review:

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Gamers, get ready: Quell gets $10m in funding for its immersive fitness game

Good news for lovers of gamified fitness, particularly those who hate gyms but love gaming: A new player on the scene, Quell, announced a $10 million Series A funding round from Chinese-owned Tencent to support the global launch of a new immersive fitness system that promises to torch calories all from the comfort of your home. While that may all sound like a familiar pitch these days, here is what the company is doing a little differently:

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Google removes even more Fitbit features

It turns out that Google is not quite done stripping Fitbit of its features. As of March 27, the Fitbit app will be removing all challenges, games, and the ability to join open groups.

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WHOOP announces lower prices and new features on the way

WHOOP announced that effective today, the price for its 12- and 24-month memberships are being lowered by up to 20%. Not only that, but WHOOP also announced significant improvements being made to its lifetime warranty and several new features which are coming soon. Read below to get the full scoop.

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CAROL Bike 2.0 review: A great Peloton alternative!

The CAROL Bike 2.0 is designed around using AI-personalized resistance to deliver the shortest, most effective workouts possible, with the standard session taking less than 10 minutes from the beginning of the warmup to the end of the cool down.

Of course, there are other workout types to choose from, and available integrations with third party apps like PELOTON, Zwift, and Netflix.

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Tonal is rumored to be trying to sell itself – but to whom?

It’s no secret that the high-end at-home trainer Tonal has seen better days. After facing massive staff layoffs, store closures, a nagging lawsuit with its major supplier, and a burn rate that has soured investors, the company is now rumored to be exploring a sale. But who will pick up the tab?

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Original Peloton Bike sees rare discount to $1,050 all-time low at $395 off, today only

Through the end of the day, Woot is now offering the original Peloton Bike for $1,049.99 Prime shipped. You’ll have to pay a $6 delivery fee otherwise. Typically selling for $1,445, you’re now looking at the return of an all-time low for only the second time. Clocking in as a rare chance to save, this $395 discount is still one of the first offers we’ve seen since the fitness companion launched on third-party retailers late last fall. This also clocks in at well below the Black Friday discount, too. The original Peloton Bike is one of the most beloved options on the market for diving into curated workout classes from home and sports a 22-inch HD touchscreen display. The exercise bike comes backed by delta-compatible pedals, manual resistance control, and a suite of other tech features like stereo speakers, a built-in camera and microphone, as well as Apple Watch support. Head below for more.

Apollo Neuro review – Does it actually work?

Apollo Neuro is unlike any device I’ve ever used. While most wearables track your health, this one is designed to actually make you healthier.

Apollo Neuro does this through the use of vibrational feedback. The idea being that this increases the parasympathetic branch of your nervous system to help lower stress, improve sleep, and increase recovery.

The question, of course, is: Does it actually work?

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Four months later – I was wrong about the Apple Watch Ultra

Four months after my initial review of the Apple Watch Ultra, a lot has changed in my opinion about it; many of the issues that first bothered me have turned out to not be so bad. At the same time, there are also features I thought were great, but have ended up being more cumbersome than useful.

I want to set the record straight – below are six reasons I was wrong about the Apple Watch Ultra.

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Next Gen Stryd review: A must-have tool for runners!

While power zone training has been immensly popular among cyclists for a while, it has taken longer to gain traction among runners. This is mostly due to the previous difficulty of being able to accurately track running power.

Runners finally got what they needed when Stryd released their original footpod, which could track your foot through three dimensional space and record the accelerations, impact, and force being applied. And now, with the new Next Gen Stryd, running power is more accurate and easier to use than ever.

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4 Tonal alternatives that won’t break the bank

Tonal recently announced an upcoming $500 increase to the strength device in addition to a 20% increase in the subscription cost. This is the second time Tonal has increased its price in less than a year. With a total cost for the initial year now surpassing $5,000, you may be looking for some lower-cost alternatives. Below are four options you may want to consider.

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Bob and Brad D6 Pro Massage Gun review – pretty much a lower-priced Theragun Pro

Bob and Brad massage guns tend to be a lower-quality, less expensive alternative to more recognizable brand names like Theragun and Hypervolt. However, this cannot be said about the new D6 Pro Massage Gun. While still at an affordable price, the D6 Pro turns out to be one of the highest-quality massage guns we have tested.

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Hydrow adds new circuit training workouts

Hydrow, the connected fitness indoor-rowing company, has added a new type of workout to its platform: circuit training! Continue below to get the full scoop!

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Nix Hydration Biosensor review – a revolutionary tool for endurance athletes

Studies have shown that up to 87% of endurance athletes become physically impaired during their workouts and competitions due to dehydration, despite ample access to fluids. Considering the rate at which we lose fluids and electrolytes varies significantly from one person to another, this should not be surprising.

That is why the release of the Nix Hydration Biosensor has the potential to be a revolutionary tool for endurance athletes. Read on to watch/read our full review.

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Oura Ring vs. WHOOP – here is how they compare in 2023!

If you are looking to track your health and wellness, you may have heard of the Oura Ring and WHOOP Band. Both of these smart devices are known for their accurate sleep and recovery monitoring, but what sets them apart from each other? In this article (and video), we’ll explore nine key differences between the Oura Ring and the WHOOP Band to help you decide which one is right for you.

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COROS APEX 2 and APEX 2 Pro – Guide for beginners [Video]

Welcome to our beginner’s guide to the COROS APEX 2 and APEX 2 Pro! If you’re new to COROS sports watches or just purchased the APEX 2, you may be wondering where to start. This guide is designed to give you a basic understanding of the features and functions, as well as provide tips on how to get the most out of your sports watch.

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GoPro Hero 11 – Guide for beginners [Video]

Welcome to our beginner’s guide to the GoPro Hero 11 Black! If you’re new to GoPro cameras or just purchased the Hero11 Black, you may be wondering where to start. This guide is designed to give you a basic understanding of the features and functions, as well as provide tips on how to get the most out of your camera.

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Images discovered of Peloton’s upcoming strength machine

We’ve known Peloton has been working on a competitor to Tonal for a while now. Pricing surveys that were sent to members last year referred to this upcoming strength device as the “Peloton Platform.” Yesterday, real-life photos of the device being used have been discovered. Check them out below.

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Workout at home? Here are 10 tips I use to stay motivated

Over the past three years, I have slowly learned to adjust to workout at home. After spending over a decade in the gym, it has taken a while to really figure out, especially when it comes to staying motivated. Here are ten tips that I have found to be the most helpful.

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Tonal faces lawsuit from manufacturer – Should you be concerned? [Video]

Tonal has had a rough 2022, from laying off over 35% of its employees to shutting down its original studio and coaches. While all of this has been concerning, similar companies like Peloton have been going through similar post-pandemic pains.

However, several recent developments set Tonal’s situation apart. Most worrying of all is a new lawsuit filed against Tonal by their primary manufacturer FOXCONN.

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GoPro Hero11 Black vs. Hero11 Mini: Which is the better choice?

While there are now lots of great action cameras available to film your fitness excursions, GoPro remains a top choice for many. In addition to the Hero11 Black, GoPro also released a new version of their most popular device: the Hero11 Mini. Both action cameras share most of the same features and upgrades, so it can be hard to decide which is the better choice.

Here are the main pros and cons of each, to help you make the right decision when choosing between them.

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Speediance hands-on demo [Video]

The Speediance Home Gym is a lower-priced alternative to a digital weight machine like Tonal. While you can see our full review here, you may also want to see a more in-depth preview of how Speediance works. See below for our hands-on demo.

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Peloton purges over 1,000 classes featuring music by Kanye West

Following through with its commitment to no longer feature music by Kanye West, Peloton has now removed over 1,000 classes which contained his music. Read on to see which class types and coaches were affected the most by the latest Peloton class purge.

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CAROL Bike: A 20-second workout that actually delivers results? [Video]

While there are a lot of alternatives to Peloton, I have never seen an indoor bike like the one named CAROL. I am currently testing out the new CAROL Bike 2.0, which promises great results through extremely short (and intense) workouts. My initial test consisted of two 10-second intervals. Watch below to see how it went!

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I taught ChatGPT to write workouts better than most personal trainers [video]

With the public soft-release of ChatGPT, an easy-to-use artificial intelligence (AI) program, I wanted to see how well it understood fitness. Spoiler alert: I was able to teach ChatGPT how to write better workout programs than most personal trainers – in under 30 minutes.

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Want to send a Peloton holiday card? Here’s how!

On Tuesday, Peloton made dozens of holiday cards available to download and send to family and friends. Read below to see how they were designed and where to find them.

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Here’s how Peloton’s new strategy may actually work [video]

Under the new leadership of Barry McCarthy, Peloton has dramatically shifted its strategy as a company. Peloton cutting costs this year by eliminating most manufacturing and letting go of a huge percentage of their workforce is what is most noticeable. However, there is seemingly a lot more to Peloton’s new strategy. Here is why it might actually work.

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7 Tips to boost your Pixel Watch battery life

Many of us rely on our smartwatches to keep track of our daily steps, monitor our heart rate, and more. While the new Pixel Watch by Google has some great features, its battery life is not one of them. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to boost your Pixel Watch’s battery life to make it last a bit longer between charges.

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Peloton, NordicTrack, and others extend holiday sales

This year, not only did Black Friday deals start earlier than ever, but it seems they may be extended longer as well. Peloton, NordicTrack, Hydrow, and others have all officially extended their Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. Read below to see what deals are still available.

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Peloton executives, including John Foley, sued for insider trading

John Foley, as well as 11 other current and former Peloton executives are being sued by an investor for alleged insider trading. The lawsuit, filed last week, claims Peloton executives sold almost $500 million in stock while concealing safety issues with the Tread+ before it was recalled.

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Speediance review: Better value than Tonal?

Tonal may have been the first device to bring a smart, space efficient, digital weight workout setup to the home. It is also one of the most expensive. Lower-priced alternatives like the Speediance Home Gym, may be a better alternative for those trying to find better value for the cost.

Here is our in-depth review for Speediance. Continue reading to see how it holds up and if it would be a great fit for you.

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15 Peloton accessories that are actually amazing

Have you ever wanted to be able to watch Netflix while riding your Peloton? Or do you maybe want to take your turn at your boring Peloton set-up and give it a studio feel with better sound and lighting?

For the past two years, I have been searching far and wide for the best Peloton accessories. Here are 15 of my favorites, alongside exclusive discounts just for readers of Connect The Watts!

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How to edit Heart Rate Zones on Apple Watch and Apple Watch Ultra

Heart rate zones are important for understanding and managing your intensity during a workout or race. Here’s how to edit them on the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Ultra.

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Garmin rolls out huge November watch update: Here’s what you should know

Just in time for the holidays, Garmin has released a slew of new updates to many of their GPS watches. Here’s what you need to know about the new features, from wrist-based running power to the new morning report! Read on to learn more.

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Peloton Accessories are 30% off on Amazon for Black Friday

Peloton is having a huge sale with almost all of their accessories available on Amazon for up to 30% off – this is a great opportunity to snag some Peloton gear at a discounted price. Here are some of the best deals.

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