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Connected fitness is making its way into every corner of the fitness ecosystem with every company trying to become the next Peloton. Today, CLMBR is announcing the world’s first connected climbing machine for the home, but it’ll cost you.
Starting at $3,799, CLMBR Connected aims to become the center of your at-home workouts by creating an experience to burn more calories in less time. CLMBR claims that it can burn 60% more calories than other types of workouts.
Climbing is an efficient, full-body, low impact workout that burns up to 60% more calories than cycling, rowing, and running. Simply adjust the level of resistance to dial in your desired balance of cardio and strength training.
Like Peloton and other connected fitness tools, CLMBR Connected will have access to an on-demand library of content where you can choose your desired workout style, music type, or instructor preference.
CLMBR Connected will begin shipping in winter 2020, but preorders receive a 5% discount. The normal retail price is $4,199. The preorder price is $3,779 and requires a $500 deposit. The monthly price will be $39.99.
For those who are already regular climbers at the gym, the central shaft typically found in traditional vertical climbers has been removed, and this update allows users to maintain the correct body position while working out.
Our Take on CLMBR Connected
For companies moving into connected fitness, the challenge is going to be how much equipment a single household can hold. If someone already has a Peloton, are they a candidate for CLMBR Connected? How many subscriptions will a single household be willing to pay for? If someone is already invested in one exercise type, will they consider another?
I hope to be able to review the product before it’s released to the public later this year. I am surprised at the limited range of motion in the video, but things could always change between now and then. If their claims of burning more 60% calories than other types of workouts are accurate, CLMBR may have a hit on their hands that will justify the premium price.