Lululemon’s rebranding of the The Mirror is a much bigger deal than you think

Lululemon Studio

Today, Lululemon has announced a new name for its popular fitness mirror, which was previously called “The Mirror.” The new name is the Lululemon Studio, but the name change is the much smaller story here. It is the new price and membership upgrades that could shake up the entire connected fitness landscape.

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Apple AirPods Pro 2 review – fitness tested!

The Apple AirPods Pro have finally received an update this year with the release of the second generation. There have been a large number of improvements made, including stronger active noise cancellation, an increased battery life, and better sound quality.

But how do the second-generation Apple AirPods Pro hold up for exercise? Read below to to get our review after taking them through over a dozen workouts!

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Peloton Row classes not coming to app

With the price of the Peloton Row being nearly $3,200, many have been seeking other lower-cost options. One of the most popular being to purchase a Concept 2 Rower (which costs less than $1,000) with the hope that Peloton will eventually allow their rowing classes to be taken with the digital app.

I am sorry to have to warn you, but this does not seem likely.

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CLMBR partners with five-time CrossFit Games Champion Matt Fraser

CLMBR, the first to bring a vertical climber to connected fitness, has partnered with five-time CrossFit Games Champion, Matt Fraser. A new collection of six classes featuring Fraser is now available to be taken on CLMBR.

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Marge gets a Peloton Bike in latest ‘Simpsons’ episode

It was only a matter of time before The Simpsons took their crack at making fun of the at-home fitness phenomenon led by Peloton. In the latest episode of The Simpsons, titled “One Angry Lisa,” the storyline centers around Homer’s purchase of a “Pedalon” for Marge’s birthday.

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The “Irish Yank” Daniel McKenna leaves Peloton

Daniel McKenna is the next coach to leave Peloton. McKenna has been noticeably absent on both Peloton and social media since mid-September. This morning, Peloton officially announced that the “Irish Yank” will no longer be coaching.

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Fiture announces more affordable “Mini” smart fitness mirror

Fiture has announced the release of the new “Fiture Mini,” which as the name suggests, is a smaller and more affordable version of its smart mirror. Included with this announcement is that both the original mirror (now named Core) and Mini will be available on Amazon starting this month.

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Peloton partners with Hilton to put bikes into 5,400 US hotels

Peloton has announced a new partnership with Hilton which will expand the reach of their popular bike beyond the home. All 5,400 Hilton-branded hotels in the United States will keep at least one Peloton Bike available in their fitness center before the end of the year.

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Fitbit Versa 4 review: the good, the bad, the ugly

With Fitbit releasing their new generation of fitness trackers and smartwatches this month, I have spent lots of time testing and putting together a review for the now very colorful Inspire 3 and the stress tracking Sense 2. Now, finally, it’s time to discuss the new Fitbit Versa 4.

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Fitbit Sense 2 in-depth review: Everything you need to know!

This month Fitbit has released its new generation of fitness trackers and smart watches, including the Inspire 3, Versa 4, and Sense 2. The Sense 2 is Fitbits’ most feature packed smartwatch yet.

But does it do enough to justify the $299 price? We break it all down.

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Fitbit Inspire 3 in-depth review: a colorful improvement!

This month, Fitbit has released not one, not two, but three new smart wearables. Today we take an in-depth look at the new very slim and colorful Fitbit Inspire 3. It is easy to use, low cost, and still packs a lot of health and fitness features. Read on to see if the Fitbit Inspire 3 would be the perfect fit for you.

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Apple Watch Ultra review: Is it a true sports watch?

The Apple Watch Ultra is one of the most exciting new smart watches to be released this year. While it is an extremely nice smart watch, it still is missing a lot of the utility included in most higher end sports watches.

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Peloton Row review – almost the perfect rower

With Peloton, I feel like their top-notch content almost always outshines their equipment. With the upcoming release of the Peloton Row, that is no longer the case.

I believe the Peloton Row is the best piece of fitness equipment Peloton has ever produced. It is, well, almost perfect. Even still, with its current price of $3,200, I cannot suggest it except for the most dedicated of Peloton fans.

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Peloton’s new rower is available for pre-order – here is everything you should know! [Video]

Peloton’s new rower (named the Peloton Row) is now available for pre-order with a release date set for December this year. Here is all the information on the specs, price, features, and exclusive content that you should know about.

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Hypervolt Go 2 review – looking good!

This review is all about the Hypervolt Go 2: the smaller, lower-priced, and definitely best-looking percussion massage gun in the Hypervolt lineup.

But is it any good? And who is it for? This in-depth review of the Hypervolt Go 2 will tell you our answers to all those questions.

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Apple watchOS 9 fitness update and walk-through [Video]

Apple’s new watchOS 9 has been released for the Apple Watch Series 4 through Apple Watch Series 8. This is one of the biggest updates ever made to the Apple Watch in terms of new fitness features. Here is a video walk-through with everything you need to know!

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FORME Studio in-depth review

The FORME Studio is the Rolls Royce of smart fitness mirrors.

Taller and wider than the competition, FORME Studio has the largest and best picture 4k touchscreen display, multiple high def cameras to allow for fantastic and nuanced 1:1 training, the largest and fastest internal computer, and it is the first smart mirror to come with upgradable options to become a barre studio or even a full on smart strength studio similar to that of Tonal. 

I’ve spent six weeks testing out the FORME Studio so that I can give you the most accurate, most in-depth overview possible.

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Apple Watch Ultra – everything you need to know! [video]

Apple revealed the new iPhone 14, Apple Watch 8, new AirPods Pro 2, and more, but the highlight (at least for me) was the new Apple Watch Ultra.

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Hands-on with YRH BP Doctor Pro Blood Pressure Smart Watch [Video]

The YHE BP Doctor Pro Blood Pressure Smart Watch is an interesting wearable with a 1.4″ AMOLED touchscreen display and many of the features of the standard health features you’d expect. But as the name conveys, this smart watch beats Apple, Google/Fitbit, and more in integrating blood pressure measurements. Here’s my full review.

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Kim Kardashian joins Peloton in upcoming class series

Peloton’s new class series Our Future Selves with Ashton Kutcher is out. And, following up after the launch, Kim Kardashian joins for the second class of marathon training. Here’s what to expect with Kim K hopping on the treadmill with Kutcher on September 6.

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Echelon EX-5S-10 Smart Bike with rotating 10-inch screen falls to new low of $1,020 ($180 off)

Amazon now offers the Echelon EX-5S-10 Smart Fitness Bike for $1,019.99 shipped. Normally fetching $1,200, you’re looking at one of the first price cuts to date and a new all-time low. The $180 in savings mark the first discount since back in April and undercut that mention by an extra $47. As a recently-refreshed version of one of Echelon’s higher-end exercise bikes, the new and improved EX-5S-10 arrives with about as well-rounded of an experience as you’d expect. The bike itself sports a sleek design with 32 levels of adjustable magnetic resistance, frame-mounted dumbbell rack, and padded handlebars. On the smart fitness side, you’re looking at a 10-inch rotating HD display for guiding you through workouts, access to live and on-demand classes. Over at Connect the Watts, you can get a better idea of what to expect from a recent Echelon review.

Tonal Patents reveal possible new products in the works [Video]

New patents filed by Tonal have surfaced with detailed images showing potential new products in development. Possible future Tonal equipment includes a convertible bench, a floor-based system with a floating screen, and even a system that features a projector.

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Peloton stock sinks on $1.2 billion quarterly loss [Video]

Peloton’s fiscal Q4 earnings are out, and it was an ugly quarter. While there’s the silver lining of the company now officially selling on Amazon to help with inventory and logistic troubles, Peloton posted a $1.2 billion loss and saw important metrics like “Members” and “total workouts” decline for the first time ever, making Peloton stock sink.

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The ‘Cold’ Plunge review – an ice bath that needs no ice!

I spent over six weeks testing out The Plunge, an always-on cold plunge ice bath. During this time, I worked my way down from 50° to 39°F cold baths, experimented with both morning and nighttime routines, and tracked various biometrics every step of the way.

The results were far and above my expectations.

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The Normatec Go launches today – providing compression massage on the go!

After recently releasing the upgraded Normatec 3, Hyperice is launching a brand new recovery tool called the Normatec Go. The new Normatec Go is not only smaller and more portable than the original, but also more accessible. At $399, this is by far the lowest price of any product in the Normatec lineup.

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Hydrow Rower milestones – a list of every ‘secret’ reward

Who else is tired of working out and only getting improved health and wellness in return? Hydrow heard our cries and came up with a way to keep us focused and committed to rowing for fitness… SCHWAG. A constant and continual flow of sweet, sweet schwag.

But these rewards are often a mystery to Hydrow users, since they are only revealed one at a time. Here is the entire list for you to check out!

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Fitbit or Google Fit stats card can now appear on 2nd-gen Nest Hub homescreen

As we’ve been tracking since May, Fitbit and Google Fit integration on the 2nd-gen Nest Hub is getting deeper with a stats card that can appear directly on the Smart Display’s homescreen.

Apple Watch Ultra: How to turn Water Lock on and off

Water Lock on the Apple Watch is a feature designed to help you avoid unintended taps on the display when water hits it. While it will turn on automatically when fully immersed in water, you may have to turn it on manually before taking a shower.

Here is how to turn Water Lock on and off with the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Ultra.

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NordicTrack Labor Day sales, including great Peloton alternatives

NordicTrack has already kicked off their Labor Day sale, and we are seeing some solid deals on equipment we can personally vouch for. Read on to find out what’s on sale and have your memory jogged about what we had to say about these products.

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Hydrow Wave review and rower comparison

The recently released Hydrow Wave is a lower-cost, more space-efficient alternative to the original Hydrow rower. While that may sound great, a lot of changes have been made with the Hydrow Wave that you should consider. In this review, we will cover everything you need to know.

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TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS review – jack of all trades!

The phrase “a jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one” perfectly encapsulates my experience using the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS Smartwatch

The TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra is a watch that plays an almost perfect balancing act among smart wearables. A great fit for someone who wants a little bit of everything – and maybe not so much for someone who wants the best version of a specific feature.

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Peloton to opt for DIY bike assembly instead of the white-glove treatment

In a move away from premium white-glove service, Peloton plans to redesign its bikes for at-home unboxing and self-assembly, to further slash costs on the heels of a third round of layoffs at the company.

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Fitbit removing Mac/PC syncing and music transfer this year

One way you synced the very first Fitbit devices was by connecting a dock to your desktop computer and plugging in the tracker. The widespread availability of smartphones has replaced the need for that, and the old “Fitbit Connect” app is going away this year, along with local music sync.

Tonal will shut down Los Angeles Studio, focus on new studio in New York

After deciding to cut 35% of its workforce last month, Tonal has announced it will also be shutting down operations at its original Los Angeles Studio. Alongside the closure, coaches based in Los Angeles are also being let go.

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Eight Sleep Pod 3 review: Get ready for your best sleep yet

The Eight Sleep Pod 3 is the latest iteration of its thermoregulating sleep technology. I have spent more than a year using both the Eight Sleep Pod 2 and Pod 3, as well as both the Eight Sleep Mattress and cover versions. So in this review, I will share both my experience with Eight Sleep as well as the differences between each product.

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Apple Watch Ultra: How to activate the siren (4 methods)

A unique feature on the Apple Watch Ultra is the new emergency siren. When activated, the 80db alarm siren will continuously repeat at regular intervals and can be heard up to 600 feet away. Here are four methods you can use to activate it.

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How to change orientation on Apple Watch and Apple Watch Ultra

Is your Apple Watch upside down? Here is how to flip and change the orientation on your Apple Watch and Apple Watch Ultra.

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Renpho Smart Jump Rope review

Of all the products we’ve used and reviewed here at Connect the Watts, this one may be the most polarizing; Renpho’s Smart Jump Rope. Rep counting, digital timer, workout data storage… in a jump rope?! On one side you’ll have people saying it’s unnecessary, and the other saying it’s a must-have. Read on to see where we stand.

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Oura Ring Gen3 makes Blood Oxygen Sensing available

Making good on a feature promised last fall, Oura has rolled out blood oxygen saturation measurements to the Oura Ring Gen3. What Oura is calling “Blood Oxygen Sensing (SpO2),” the feature collects data to track and analyze your blood oxygen levels and breathing regularity while you sleep.

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How to change bands on Apple Watch Ultra

Here is how to change bands on the Apple Watch Ultra. Luckily, Apple has one of the most simplistic and easiest-to-use designs for swapping out bands.

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Peloton patent updates reveal potential new Accuracy Rating and more

Bob Treemore is at it again, having discovered a large number of updated Peloton patents. These changes reveal potential updates to the Peloton leaderboard, pop-ups during classes, and a new accuracy rating.

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Tempo Move price and membership changes are here

Connected fitness company Tempo has announced several significant changes to its price and membership structure. From a new Tempo Move leasing model, elimination of long-term contracts, and launch of one-on-one coaching, there is a lot here to unpack.

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New API hints the Peloton Rower may be released soon

After the Peloton Rower was announced at their Homecoming event in May, there have been no updates about it since. With Peloton’s shift in manufacturing and removal of social media posts mentioning the Peloton Rower, many have anticipated the release may have been delayed.

However, a recent update to the Peloton API hints that may not be the case. The Peloton Rower may still be released later this year.

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CLMBR review – the connected fitness climber!

CLMBR is the first to create a connected fitness experience around a vertical climber. Not only that, but it is also the first company to make a climber look as good as it feels to use. With impressively little floor space needed, CLMBR packs an enormous amount of workout variety that is arguably more effective and functional than other options.

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Aviron Rower’s summer update is live: Here is everything included

The big summer update for the Aviron Rower has now gone live for all members. This update features a Spotify integration, favorites tab, and more. Here is everything that has been included.

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Echelon’s Smart EX-7s fitness bike with 22-inch screen falls to new low of $995 (Save $1,005)

Update: Now down even further, with today’s offer dropping the price to $994.48  in order to marks a new all-time low. That’s over $1,005 off the going rate and $479 below our previous mention.

Amazon is now offering the Echelon Smart Connect EX-7s Fitness Bike for $1,473.03 shipped. Normally fetching $2,000, today’s offer amounts to the very first price cut to date at $527 off since it debuted last December while delivering a new all-time low. Sporting quite a few upgrades over other Smart Connect bikes in the Echelon stable, the new EX-7s arrives with all of the usual access to on-demand classes and curated workout experiences. Where it steps up from other models is the built-in 22-inch rotating screen that can flip over for guiding you through additional non-biking exercises. There’s also an improved pro-style vented seat that goes alongside 32 levels of magnetic resistance and padded handlebars. Over at Connect the Watts, you can get a better idea of what to expect from a recent Echelon review.

Here are the Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4 with slick, refined designs [Gallery]

9to5Google reported that Fitbit is working on a pair of new smartwatches in March and two months later revealed the product names, as well some elements of the design. We now have a detailed look at the Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4.

Peloton Tread+ may feature new safety tech upon re-release

Recent patents reveal new safety tech that could possibly be included with an upcoming rerelease of the Peloton Tread+. Discovered by Bob Treemore, two new treadmill safety patents have been filed by Peloton’s primary manufacturer, Rexon, in Taiwan.

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