Peloton has released a new strength training device and it's both the smallest and the most affordable offering to date. The Peloton Guide is a webcam-sized unit that attaches to your TV to provide interactivity to on-screen workouts.
As you follow the instructor on screen, the Guide tracks your movements while a heart rate band also feeds your readings into the system. The result, we're told is a more rounded full-body workout. You can see yourself on the screen to help you match your moves to the instructor and get credit when you match their form.
The device also features a microphone and a remote to control the menu system and choose your workouts. Both the microphone and camera can be hidden when not in use.
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The Peloton Guide (opens in new tab) is coming to the US in 2022, priced $495 but you'll also need to pay the $12.99 monthly subscription for the app. If you already have the full all-access subscription, this won't cost you any more.
This new product competes directly with the likes of the Tempo Move – though that includes the weighs, while here they are extra. It's aimed at those who perhaps don't have the room for one of the mirror devices or indeed a Peloton bike.
It's certainly a simpler and more affordable solution to home workouts but it's still a lot more expensive than Apple Fitness+ or just a YouTube fitness channel. Does anyone really want to see themselves exercising on screen? I guess we'll find out when this launches in the New Year.