Best fitness and activewear finds this week: Echelon’s EX-15 Smart Fitness Bike, Lululemon markdowns, more

Today we will be showcasing all of the best fitness and activewear finds that you can score this weekend. Headlining this weekend’s deals are the Echelon EX-15 Smart Fitness Bike, Lululemon Markdowns, BalanceFrom Dumbell Set, and more. Be sure to head below the jump to take advantage of all of these amazing deals.

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Hands-on: Amazon Halo View – best smartwatch under $100?

The Amazon Halo View is one of the newest and most affordable smartwatches currently available. With fitness tracking, 3D bodyfat analysis, fitness programs, and various other features included, could this be the best new wearable under $100?

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Apple Watch integration launches on CITYROW’s MAX rower

CITYROW‘s Max Rower now includes integration with the Apple Watch, becoming the first smart rower to provide real-time fitness metrics within Apple’s health platform.

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NordicTrack from iFIT announces new voice-controlled adjustable dumbbells – The first to offer “Works With Alexa”

Today, iFIT unveiled the brand new NordicTrack iSelect Adjustable Dumbbells, which are the first voice-controlled dumbbells to work with Alexa. Below are all the specs, details, price, and everything you need to know!

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Best fitness and activewear finds this week: Nike New Year Sale, Echelon EX Smart Bike, more

Today we will be showcasing all of the best fitness and activewear finds that you can score this weekend. Headlining this weekend’s deals is the Nike New Year Sale, Sunny Health and Fitness Exercise Bike, Echelon EX Smart Fitness Bike, Bowflex Steel Weight Bench, and much more. Be sure to hit the jump to find all of that and more.

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Interview: Tempo fitness coach Colby Landry on how to stay motivated

Welcome to the Weekly Watt, our weekly video and podcast here on Connect the Watts that brings you an overview of what’s new in all things connected fitness, as well as exclusive interviews with top online fitness coaches and industry experts.

This week, we talk with fitness coach Coby Landry, one of the most popular coaches on Tempo Studio and Tempo Move, to discuss her entry into connected fitness and how to stay motivated throughout the holiday season.

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Bowflex Max Trainer MT16 review – everything you need to know

The Bowflex Max Trainer MT 16 (Max Total 16) is Bowflex’s newest and most upgraded Max Trainer yet. Today we dig into all the details you need to know to decide if this elliptical/stair stepper hybrid will be the perfect fit for you!

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Five amazing earbuds to soundtrack your outdoor runs

If you like to run outdoors to music or podcasts, you know that the fit of your earbuds is about as important as the fit of your running shoes. Nothing can break your flow more than earbuds slipping out of your ear due to sweat, rain, or moisture. Luckily, those days are long gone, and runners have never been so spoiled for choice when it comes to terrific wireless earbuds for tackling the hardest, windiest, wettest outdoor runs. Here are our top five picks to take along on your next workout.

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Peloton is struggling to compete with Apple, says analyst, and it will only get worse

An analyst argues that high-tech exercise bike and treadmill company Peloton is struggling to compete with Apple today, and things are only going to get tougher in the future…

Google Fit for iOS can measure heart & respiratory rates using just your iPhone’s cameras

At the start of this year, Google rolled out the ability to track key vitals directly on your Android device. Google Fit on iPhone has now quietly received the same ability to measure your heart and respiratory rate using just cameras.

Tempo Move review – iPhone-powered fitness for great value, with an even better design!

I’ve been testing out the new Tempo Move Home Gym, which utilizes the tech on your iPhone to deliver you an at-home personal training experience, for a few weeks now. The Tempo Move costs just $395 USD and includes a high-quality set of adjustable dumbbells, Olympic-style plates, and one of the most well-designed fitness storage containers I have seen. Let’s discuss if this home fitness package could be the perfect fit for your home.

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FightCamp shares over 100 free workouts in its app to promote fitness in 2022

Starting today, connected home boxing and kickboxing gym FightCamp is releasing new, free content to the public through its app, which is now available for iOS devices. Workouts include boxing, kickboxing, bodyweight, and shadowboxing workouts plus tutorials. With its free content, FightCamp hopes to promote the benefits of martial arts to fitness enthusiasts and beginners everywhere.

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The Weekly Watt Episode 5: Lindsey Vonn Joins Tempo, More Peloton Drama, and Echelon’s New Bike

Welcome to the Weekly Watt, a new 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, World Champion Skier Lindsey Vonn joins Tempo, Peloton continues to have drama around the CEO John Foley upsets his employees with his holiday party and new mansion purchase, Echelon reveals their newest bike the EX-8S, WHOOP sends out their 2021 year in review, and Meta is facing new probes from the FTC around their acquisition of the fitness VR game Supernatural.

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

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Best fitness/activewear finds this week: Nike markdowns, Apple Watch Series 7, more

Christmas is just a week away and today we will be showcasing all of the best fitness and activewear finds to help you polish off your holiday gift list. Headlining this weekend’s activewear deals are the Nike Flash Sale, Oakley Sunglass Event, and the adidas End of Year Bash. You can also track your fitness goals with the Apple Watch Series 7 that has recently dropped to one of the best prices we’ve seen at $379 shipped. Be sure to hit the jump to find all of that and more.

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Tempo partners with world champion skiing legend Lindsey Vonn

Tempo, the at-home personal training studio, announced today its partnership with world champion skier Lindsey Vonn. Vonn will release special content and coach various fitness programs inspired by skiing as the company’s official Coach and Strategic Advisor and will be featured in upcoming brand campaigns and initiatives. 

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These are Google’s likely ‘Pixel Watch’ watchfaces, complete w/ Fitbit integration [Video]

The latest version of the Wear OS 3 emulator in Android Studio has offered a preview of what appear to be watchfaces for Google’s long-rumored “Pixel Watch.”

The Weekly Watt Episode 4: Peloton Boxing, Sex And The City Controversy, and Michael Phelps’ iFIT Series

Welcome to the Weekly Watt, a new 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, Peloton adds boxing as a new workout category, Peloton is handed a new controversy with Sex and the City, iFIT adds a new Michael Phelps training program, iFIT also announces upcoming series with Tommy Rivs and Kayla Itsines, Peloton provides new updates on reopening their studios and the Peloton Tread+, Oculus Quest 2 has a name change and more!!

We cover all that and more news from the likes of Peloton, iFIT and the rest of connected fitness in this week’s episode. Check it out below!

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Interview: Dr. Kelly Starrett on in-door cycling with less pain and more wattage!

Welcome to the Weekly Watt, a new weekly video and podcast here on Connect the Watts that brings you an overview of what’s new in all things connected fitness, as well as exclusive interviews with top online fitness coaches and industry experts.

This week, we talk with Dr. Kelly Starrett, the co-founder, head coach, and physical therapist of The Ready State. The topic: how to improve your in-door cycling with LESS pain and MORE wattage!

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The Weekly Watt Episode 3: Peloton loses new instructor and Jennifer Jacobs’ new program ‘Job 1’

Welcome to the Weekly Watt, a new 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, Lululemon sues Peloton, Peloton adds 3 new cycling instructors, Peloton loses a new instructor Marina Andresen, Jennifer Jacobs’ new program “Job 1” has been released, NordicTrack is headed to Amazon Book stores, iFIT updates their TV apps, and more…

We cover all that and more news from the likes of Peloton, iFIT and the rest of connected fitness in this week’s episode. Check it out below!

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The Weekly Watt Episode 2: Peloton LaneBreak beta, Tom Holland wants an Ergatta, Fitbit sleep animals

Welcome to the Weekly Watt, a new 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, Peloton’s video game LaneBreak goes into beta, Tom Holland wants an Ergatta Rower, Peloton is raising 1.2 billion dollars on a stock sale, Ergatta reveals their new national Colin Kaepernick ad campaign, Beachbody’s stock drops, Fitbit adds sleep animals with a new update and much more!

We cover all that and more news from the likes of Peloton, iFIT, and the rest of connected fitness in this week’s episode. Check it out below!

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Comment: Is Peloton an acquisition target in 2022 by Apple, Amazon, Meta, etc?

In late 2019, Peloton aired a Holiday commercial that garnered media backlash. In early 2020, it became a media darling as the COVID–19 pandemic shut down gyms, and people were forced to work out at home for many months. On 12/21/20, Peloton’s stock peaked at $162.72. Today, it sits at $38.51. That puts it just above its $23.01 price around the time when the WHO declared a pandemic. That’s quite a rise and fall for a company with devoted subscribers and continue low churn. With a market cap of just 15 billion, it will be a prime acquisition target in 2022. Who will the buyer be? Let’s look at the options.

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[Update: Peloton posts new video] Comment: Sex and The City’s Big dying on a Peloton Bike is probably the best thing to happen to Peloton in 2021

Update 12/12/21: Peloton has responded to the situation with a video that confirms they were aware of the storyline from the beginning.

Well, Mr. Big is dead. Sorry, too late for spoiler alerts! And “I couldn’t help but wonder,” to quote the now-bereaved Carrie Bradshaw, is Peloton in on the game or not? Last night’s first episode of The Sex and the City reboot saw Big’s death while vigorously pedaling on a Peloton – the company is denying any involvement in the plot twist. The company stock did take a dip after the show aired, but this product placement, intentional or not, is likely a good thing for the brand.

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Strava’s year-end data shows the hot new sport this year is walking

Strava just released its year-end review with heaps of interesting data on its 95 million subscribers around the world. While the data is obviously specific to Strava users, with a data pool that large, it does shed some light on how people are exercising during yet another tough pandemic year. One big surprise: The new hot sport this year is walking.

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The Weekly Watt Episode 1: New Peloton Guide, Tommy Rivs, iFIT sues Victoria’s Secret

Welcome to the Weekly Watt, a new weekly 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, Peloton sets a record by losing a new coach within months of her joining, while another instructor, Jennifer Jacobs, begins her new “Job 1” program on Beachbody. That’s not all, as Peloton has also added three new German Instructors, Mila Lazar, Charlotte Weidenbach, and “Big Calf” Benny Adami, and the company is being sued by Lululemon.

We cover all that and more news from the likes of NordicTrack, iFIT, and WHOOP in this week’s episode. Check it out below!

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Echelon GT+ Connect Bike review: No screen, no problem

The $899 Echelon GT+ Connect Bike is packed with features that we don’t typically see on a bike at this price. Being one of the most colorful home bikes I have ever seen, Echelon’s newest bike design seems to have hit a really nice mix of style, function, and affordability.

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Peloton to reopen NYC, London studios and relaunch the Tread+

At its annual shareholder meeting yesterday, Peloton announced news about reopening the Peloton studios in New York City and London, which have been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, as well as offering updates on its recalled Tread+.

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Peloton launches new boxing classes

As of today, Peloton is launching new boxing and shadowboxing classes to its platform – a welcome addition the company has been teasing for months.

Update: Details are live.

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New Amazon low strikes Echelon’s EX3 Smart Connect Exercise Bike: $539 (Reg. $799)

Amazon is offering the Echelon EX3 Smart Connect Exercise Bike for $539 shipped. Also available at Walmart. Typically priced at $799, today’s deal takes $260 off and newly marks the lowest offer we have tracked. Power through the winter months ahead with a premium exercise bike from Echelon. This unit is touted as striking “a unique balance between aesthetic appeal and space efficiency.” Owners will also benefit from having 32 individual levels of magnetic resistance. There’s even a handlebar-mounted 180-degree rotating console that’s perfect for locking a tablet in place. Rated 4.3/5 stars by 700 or more Walmart shoppers. Swing by our fitness equipment-focused sister site Connect The Watts to find Echelon coverage and more.

Lululemon vs. Peloton: Athleisure wars rage on

This week the ongoing dispute between Lululemon and Peloton has further escalated with Lululemon’s lawsuit against the fitness company for patent infringement over new designs of its leggings and sports bras. Lululemon accuses Peloton of blatantly ripping off its original designs and claiming them as its own.

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Whoop adds menstrual cycle coaching to its app

The popular wearable Whoop has just announced a new in-app feature for its wristbands – Menstrual Cycle Coaching, which offers suggestions on how you might alter your training, sleep, and recovery throughout different phases of your menstrual cycle.

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

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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