Connected Fitness Memorial Day Sale Guide: Mirror, Hydrow, Tempo, Nordictrack and more

Connected Fitness Tech is on SALE this Memorial Day weekend. So this page will cover all of the discounts, updated throughout the weekend, for those of you looking to make some new additions to your home gym. Hydrow, Mirror, Tempo, Nordictrack, FitBit, Echelon, MYX Fitness, and more are all on discount!

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Echelon riders’ account data exposed through a leaky API

Echelon is facing the same problem Peloton recently had over rider data being exposed through its API, which wasn’t properly secured. Jan Masters, a security researcher at Pen Test Partners, discovered that Echelon’s API allowed access to the account data of its riders. The data exposed included name, city, age, sex, phone number, weight, birthday, and workout statistics, and history of any other member in a live or on-demand class. The API also included some information about Echelon customers’ workout equipment including serial numbers.

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Amazon slashes $200 off Echelon’s EX5 Smart Connect Fitness Bike, now $1,000 shipped

From our sister site: 9to5Toys

Amazon is offering the Echelon EX5 Smart Connect Fitness Bike for $1,000.30 shipped. That’s $200 off the typical rate there and comes within $0.31 of the lowest price we have tracked. If you’ve been wanting to adopt a smart exercise bike, today’s offer could signal that now is the right time. With Echelon EX5 you’ll have 32 levels of silent magnetic resistance and a built-in tablet console that can be rotated 180 degrees for use even when you’re not cycling. Like competing brands, Echelon offers live and on-demand classes for beginner and pro riders alike. Learn about Echelon’s massive growth over the last year at our sister site, Connect The Watts. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

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Mirrored fitness comparison: Mirror vs. Echelon Reflect and more

As the market for connected fitness and available home fitness products, we want to widen our spotlight and showcase as many products as possible. One of the growing fitness realms is mirrored fitness. Products like the Mirror, Echelon Reflect, ProForm VUE, NordicTrack VAULT, and FORME Studio all offer workout content where you can also simultaneously view your own form. While they may look similar, they each offer their own unique features and design. Let’s take a look at Mirror vs. Echelon’s offerings, and compare some others as well.

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Passionate about connected fitness? Take a Creative Strategies survey

Creative Strategies has a connected fitness survey, so if you’re passionate about Peloton, iFit, Echelon, Tonal, Apple Watch, etc., head on over to take the survey.

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Echelon unveils bike exclusive to Sam’s Club

Fitness manufacturer Echelon has announced a new connected bike and membership package available exclusively to Sam’s Club members. The Echelon Connect Sport-S Bike is now available in select Sam’ Club Stores.

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Peloton’s patent covering on-demand classes gets a second look after Echelon makes arguments

We reported last summer that Echelon began the process of asking the US Patent Office to invalidate Peloton’s patents. First reported by Bloomberg, Echelon looks like it will prevail in part of the case.

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Echelon sees $65 million in new funding, adding classes taught by Mario Lopez

As was rumored last week, Echelon Fitness has added a new investment from Goldman Sachs and North Castle and is also working with Mario Lopez to create a round of classes.

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Echelon Fitness sees 1,000% growth in 2020, expanding to new HQ, and expects new investor

The surge in demand for at-home fitness products didn’t just affect Peloton, Echelon Fitness also reported record earnings in 2020.

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Echelon Fitness licenses music catalog via MediaNet’s enterprise platform

Echelon, the connected fitness provider based out of Chattanooga, TN has announced it has struck an agreement with MediaNet fot its enterprise platform.

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Echelon releases Stride, a new auto-fold smart treadmill

Echelon, seen by many as one of Peloton’s strongest competitors, has released a new smart treadmill called Echelon Stride.

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[Update: Amazon denies partnership and cancels orders] Amazon enters connected bike market with Echelon partnership

In a statement to Forbes, Amazon has denied the partnership with Echelon.

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Echelon challenges Peloton’s patent claims

Peloton has been using its chest of patents to keep competitors from encroaching on its market share in recent months. After it put Flywheel out of business (and offered its customers a free trade-in), Peloton has turned its attention to Echelon. Echelon, who is headquartered in my hometown of Chattanooga, TN offers a similar product to Peloton’s bike with ditching the built-in screen in favor of an iPad. I reviewed it earlier this year over on 9to5Mac.

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Does Peloton have an untouchable lead over competitors?

Over at Thinknum, a recent article looks at Peloton’s competitors, if they can catch Peloton, and what the future of connected fitness looks like going forward.

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