7 High-tech treadmills and workout gear that you can own today
Motivation is the biggest identifier for success when it comes to getting in shape. It takes all the willpower in the world to hit the gym in the early morning hours or even lace up your sneakers for a run in the cold. But with technology infiltrating this industry at speed, modern workout systems are giving us more motivation than ever.
- What is a connected treadmill? This refers to a treadmill (or any workout gear) that is connected to the internet and involves streaming classes (or live classes!).
- Is it cheaper to have a gym membership or buy a treadmill? It really depends how often you use the treadmill. The more you use it, the more cost-effective it is.
- Where can I find more workout gear? We’re constantly adding more incredible sports accessories, workout equipment, and gear to get you fit to our category.
Gone are the days of treadmills that squeak and wiggle while we run. In our connected world, workout gear, especially treadmills, have graduated to something beyond what we could have imagined.
Now, treadmills, exercise bikes, and workout machines are more like entertainment centers with a running machine attached. These systems have full-blown TVs, internet connection, notifications, and more. Never again will we be bored. And it isn’t just about content. These machines connect us to workouts, some of which are even live classes.
Of course, for such luxury, you can expect to pay a pretty penny. Clearly, the combination of smarter training and connected devices is the future of exercise and working out. Here are some of the most high-tech treadmills and workout gear you can buy today.
NordicTrack X32i Smart HD Touchscreen Treadmill
There are treadmills and then there are treadmills. And then, even still, there’s the NordicTrack X32i. This impressive machine sports an exceptional 32-inch smart HD touchscreen display. It’s on this display that you’ll take part in interactive training via on-demand studio workouts. Showing your metrics across the top, it offers a range from a 40% incline to a 6% decline.
Peloton Indoor Exercise Bike
As one of the most well-known machines in the industry, everyone has seen the pump-up Peloton commercials. This exercise bike live-streams over 90 live classes per week (and counting). It turns your at-home cycling into a group class as you can send and receive virtual high fives. The stunning display shows your metrics as you ride along with a view of the motivated instructor. Even with all this tech, the bike is compact enough to fit in just about any room in your house.
Hydrow Rower Connected Rowing Machine
Looking for something off the beaten path? Hydrow lets you take your rowing to all-new levels. Rather than the boring machine at the gym, this one features a 22-inch HD display to let you virtually row down a river. It’ll even play realistic running water and the sounds of birds so you can appreciate the outdoors without stepping outside your home. From a full-body yoga workout to stretching, Hydrow has so much more to offer than simply rowing. It even folds up for effortless storage.
Peloton Tread Smart Indoor Exercise Machine
Second only to the exercise bike, the Peloton Tread has the reputation you’d expect. This high-tech running machine includes a 32-inch HD touchscreen display so you can follow along live workouts with instructors in New York City. Plus, the display gives you feedback about your pace and calories, letting you make the right adjustments at the right time. If you’re the competitive type, you can tap into the metrics of other classmates and outdo their time.
Tonal Intelligent Fitness System
Taking things off the floor and onto the wall, Tonal is an interactive and intelligent workout system. Using machine learning, it guides you through thorough exercises to leave you as sweaty as ever. Plus, it uses digital weights and remains flush against the wall, taking up the least amount of space out of every machine on this list. Simply set your fitness goals and let Tonal conduct a fitness assessment. From there, the smart system figures out just what your body needs to meet your goals.
Echelon Smart Connect Indoor Exercise Bike
Lightweight and modern, the Echelon Exercise Bike has an insanely quiet flywheel so you can workout at any time of day without disrupting the household. Plus, with 32 resistance levels, you can choose just how vigorous you want your workout to be. Working with a companion app, you can connect to keep track of your metrics and improvement over time. It also links with virtual classes and trainers for the ultimate professional training experience without breaking the bank.
ProForm Studio Bike Pro Exercise Bike
For those who want to take their cycling to the next level, the ProForm Studio Bike Pro is for you. Armed with a large display, you get direct access to the iFit Coach. It’s here that you can tune into training classes for the perfect amount of motivation to push through every mile. Impressively, the display has a pivoting option. So, when your workout moves off the bike, you can still follow along with ease.
Do you have any of these workout systems at home? Let us know in the comments!
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