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Best connected fitness systems CrackBerry 2024

Connected fitness has revolutionized the way we work out at home.

What is it exactly? Connected fitness is a smart application of tech — hardware, software, and content. We watched it explode in our pandemic and post-pandemic world as the need for in-home fitness solutions was essential during quarantine and has continued to grow via convenience and popularity. As with any fitness trend, it ebbs and flows, but connected fitness is expected to grow exponentially from here on out. Your favorite connected fitness system is going to be based on what you enjoy doing most. Some systems are more all-encompassing, while others are modality-specific. These are the best connected systems and the content they feature.

Best overall

Bodi Render

MYX II Plus/BODi

Comprehensive wellness

A comprehensive connected fitness system that features a plethora of fitness, nutrition, and mindset content. The MYX II Bike Plus package comes with everything you need to set up your own low-profile home gym, and the 32 fitness modalities you can choose from will continue to keep your body guessing.

Best for climbing

Clmbr

CLMBR Connected 02

Climb to new heights

CLMBR Connected 02 is a climbing connected fitness system that features an ergonomic, vertical climber that combines cardio and strength for high-intensity, extremely effective workouts. It's companion app CLMBR offers on-demand workouts, head-to-head competitions, inspiring challenges, and trackable benchmarks.

Best rowing

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Hydrow Rower

Row like a pro

Hydrow Rower is a connected rowing system that brings scenic and iconic waterways from around the world straight to your living room. Your Hydrow membership also grants you access to rowing, yoga and awareness, and strength and movement classes. Each rower is outfitted with an HD interactive touchscreen.

Best boxing

Fightcamp App

FightCamp

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

FightCamp is a connected boxing system that uses cutting-edge sensors and elite trainers to bring effective boxing and kickboxing workouts into your home. Paired with the FightCamp app, you can access hundreds of workouts where you can see how your score stacks up against others or compete against yourself.

Best running

Ifit Render

NordicTrack Commercial 2450

Sweat in exotic locales around the world

This commercial grade treadmill features a 22-inch tilt and pivot HD touchscreen, incline/decline response, premium audio speakers, ActivePulse Technology, Bluetooth connectivity, AutoBreeze fan, and a 30-day iFit trial (NordicTrack's companion app) where you can access live and on-demand classes in exotic locales all over the world.

Best home gym

Tonal App

Tonal

In-home strength training

Tonal functions as an all-in-one home gym where its adaptive weight adjusts in one pound increments, tailoring every rep to you. It features adjustable arms, an adaptable design where you can perform 245+ moves with one piece of equipment, a 24-inch touchscreen, steel construction, and smart accessories.

Best Overall: MYX II Plus/BODi

We love the MYX II Plus and its companion app — BODi, because it's so much more than just a bike and modality-specific workout platform. The MYX II Plus serves as your very own home gym and BODi offers the most comprehensive connected wellness we've found.

The MYX II bike is outfitted with a 21.5-inch swiveling, tilting, touchscreen for seamless transitions from the bike to the floor. The Plus comes with a heart rate monitor, dumbbell set, kettlebell, foam roller, resistance band, and extra-large workout mat for your off-bike workout needs.

BODi is a connected wellness app that you can stream on your MYX II tablet, laptop, tablet, and smartphone. It's compatible with Apple TV, Roku, Amazon fireTV, Google TV, iOS, and Android. It offers thousands of live and on-demand classes, programs, blocks, and challenges in 32 different fitness modalities, as well as numerous nutrition and mindset offerings.

BODi brings the three pillars of health: fitness, nutrition, and mindset together to form your Health Esteem routine.

It's the most comprehensive connected fitness app available. You can find classes, programs, and BODi blocks in all your favorite fitness categories, and with new content added every week on top of the enormous library that currently exists, BODi will keep your mind, nutrition, and body engaged for the foreseeable future.

Pros:

  • Enormous ever-growing library of comprehensive content
  • Fitness, mindset, and nutrition
  • Functions as a low-profile home gym
  • 32 fitness modalities
  • Swiveling, tilting, touchscreen for on/off-bike workouts

Cons:

  • Membership required

Best overall

Bodi Render

MYX II Plus/BODi

Comprehensive wellness

A comprehensive connected fitness system that features a plethora of fitness, nutrition, and mindset content. The MYX II Bike Plus package comes with everything you need to set up your own low-profile home gym, and the 32 fitness modalities you can choose from will continue to keep your body guessing.

Best for climbing

Clmbr

CLMBR Connected 02

Climb to new heights

CLMBR Connected 02 is a climbing connected fitness system that features an ergonomic, vertical climber that combines cardio and strength for high-intensity, extremely effective workouts. It's companion app CLMBR offers on-demand workouts, head-to-head competitions, inspiring challenges, and trackable benchmarks.

Best rowing

Hydrow Rower Render

Hydrow Rower

Row like a pro

Hydrow Rower is a connected rowing system that brings scenic and iconic waterways from around the world straight to your living room. Your Hydrow membership also grants you access to rowing, yoga and awareness, and strength and movement classes. Each rower is outfitted with an HD interactive touchscreen.

Best boxing

Fightcamp App

FightCamp

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

FightCamp is a connected boxing system that uses cutting-edge sensors and elite trainers to bring effective boxing and kickboxing workouts into your home. Paired with the FightCamp app, you can access hundreds of workouts where you can see how your score stacks up against others or compete against yourself.

Best running

Ifit Render

NordicTrack Commercial 2450

Sweat in exotic locales around the world

This commercial grade treadmill features a 22-inch tilt and pivot HD touchscreen, incline/decline response, premium audio speakers, ActivePulse Technology, Bluetooth connectivity, AutoBreeze fan, and a 30-day iFit trial (NordicTrack's companion app) where you can access live and on-demand classes in exotic locales all over the world.

Best home gym

Tonal App

Tonal

In-home strength training

Tonal functions as an all-in-one home gym where its adaptive weight adjusts in one pound increments, tailoring every rep to you. It features adjustable arms, an adaptable design where you can perform 245+ moves with one piece of equipment, a 24-inch touchscreen, steel construction, and smart accessories.

Bottom line

Whether you're into climbing, rowing, running, boxing, strength, or are looking for something more all-encompassing, there's a best connected fitness system for you.

We love the MYX II Plus paired with BODi because it offers the most content in fitness, nutrition, and mindset. Thousands of live and on-demand classes in 32 fitness modalities already exist on the platform, with fresh content added every week. Keep in mind that all these connected fitness systems require paid memberships to allow you to take full advantage of what these setups have to offer. It's worth it to spring for the membership and go all in so you can bring the best connected fitness home with you, and get your sweat on conveniently and effectively in the comfort of home.

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