Who is the Peloton Guide intended to serve?
To assist you achieve your strength training objectives, Peloton has unveiled the Peloton Guide, its first linked strength tool that incorporates artificial intelligence (AI). With the $295 gadget, you can get that in-person coaching experience from the comfort of your living room, thanks to machine learning and clever camera technology.
Keep in mind that this type of AI-based training platform is nothing new. Motion tracking has been used by fitness companies like Wondercise to track arm and leg motions during workouts. This little home gym uses your iPhone to measure your body motions, and Tempo just launched it. Strength training at home may soon become commonplace thanks to Peloton, the company that makes it possible.
In other words, what is the Peloton Guide, how does it function, and when can we expect to purchase it? All the details about Peloton’s latest product are here.
It’s time to get your hands on the Peloton Guide!
Originally, Peloton stated that the Peloton Guide will retail for $495 in 2021. In April of 2022, the price was lowered from $600 to $295.
Price at launch included a heart rate monitor, a remote control, and a camera system you plug into your TV. However, according to Pelobuddy.com, there appears to be a new price structure as of April.
$295 will get you the Peloton Guide on its own.
The “Peloton Guide Strength Starter” bundle costs $545 and includes the Guide, a training mat, and three sets of dumbbell weights..
As part of the “Peloton Guide Power” bundle are six sets of dumbbells and a heart rate monitor as well as the Guide itself. For this bundle, the cost will range from $935 to $1,270.
The Peloton Guide membership, which is required to participate in the classes, has increased in price by a factor of two. The monthly fee for the Guide membership was originally set at $12.99, however it has subsequently been increased to $24.00. Peloton’s $39/month Tread or Bike membership is still less expensive. Upgrades to Peloton Guide access are free of charge for current members, and all-access subscribers will have access to Peloton Guide classes as well.
According to Peloton’s annual shareholder report, the Peloton Guide will be available for purchase on April 5.
It was also stated that a heart rate monitor may be purchased separately from the Peloton Guide and will work with the Peloton Bike, Tread, and App from Peloton.
Using the Peloton: A Quick Overview
You may link the Peloton Guide to your TV using a tiny webcam. According to Wired, the camera boasts a 12 megapixel resolution and can transmit 4K video at up to 60 frames per second.
In order to provide advice, the Guide combines machine learning and sophisticated camera technologies to monitor your actions. Aside from the teachers, you may see your own picture and compare your form and technique on TV.
Peloton refers to this as ‘Body Activity’, and the Guide will tell you which muscles you’ve exercised. To avoid overtraining a single muscle group, the Guide will recommend routines based on your Body Activity level.
As long as there’s a remote control, you won’t have to set down your weights or search for your remote control to use the Guide’s voice commands to start the class, pause the class, rewind the class, or fast forward. As with other Peloton classes, you’ll be able to track your progress against that of other students doing the same session at the same time. If you’re wearing the Peloton Heart Rate band, you’ll be able to see your heart rate on the screen.
There are now “hundreds” of strength courses available on the Peloton platform, but Peloton says the Peloton Guide’s movement monitoring capabilities will work with additional classes as they become available.
Guide to the Peloton: The Future
Despite the fact that it costs $100 less than a device like the Tempo Move, which includes a variety of weights, this one is still an intriguing prospect. As with previous Peloton products, the trainers and vast variety of classes are a big part of the company’s appeal.
The fact that Peloton is venturing into strength training rather than other alleged cardio projects is also intriguing. Tom Cortese, Peloton’s co-founder and chief product officer, stated in a news statement that the company has noticed an increase in demand in its strength content over the past two years.
Although I haven’t tried it yet, I’m encouraged to see Peloton’s coaching offered at a lower price point. Using the Peloton app and weights, I’ve been completing Peloton strength classes without being recorded or seeing my technique on a screen for a time now as a Bike and Tread user. As a result of the importance of proper technique, especially for beginners and those attempting to lift bigger weights, investing $295 on a digital personal trainer that visits your house and helps you work out in your living room might not be such a bad idea afterall.