Smart Consoles with Apps
It is here, an easy to use smart console for treadmills, ellipticals, recumbents, and bikes. The home screen of this console will look very familiar to you; it looks a lot like your phone and tablet.
The Matrix fitness consoles come ready to go with video apps like Netflix, Hulu+, and YouTube. Other apps that are included are Facebook, Twitter, and Weather. Some people say they don’t need apps on their treadmill, but once you see how easy this is to use, your next piece of Matrix equipment will have a smart console too.
These consoles aren’t only about entertainment they also include a well-rounded selection of fitness programs and motivational tools to keep you engaged, and to help you stay fit.
Sprint 8 just got a lot more fun. You can have Phil Campbell the developer of the program come on and coach you through your first several Sprint 8 workouts. Also you now get a sweat score for each interval and encouragement to meet and beat your last interval.
Another smart feature is integrated workout tracking with ViaFit. At the end of your workout your statistics are sent to the ViaFit app. ViaFit logs time spent, calories burned, miles traveled, etc. From there you can have ViaFit push your results into other fitness apps you may be using like Fitbit, Map My Fitness, Run Keeper and many more.
Virtual programs, which Matrix calls Virtual Active, allow you to visit worldwide destinations. There are dozens of destinations to choose from. Each destination has multiple tracks. All video is professional HD video. When you get to a hill in the scene the incline or resistance increases on the fitness equipment.
So you want to bring your fitness routine home. You get a slick new piece of equipment. Now, how would you like to pay $29 a month to use all the features it has to offer? Me neither. With the Matrix consoles you do not pay a subscription to Matrix or ViaFit. This is another big advantage over the other smart consoles that are out there like Nordic Trac’s iFit and the highly advertised Peloton bike.
You use your existing Netflix, Hulu+, and YouTube accounts to log in and start viewing content. Fitness tracking is all inclusive; even syncing your workout data to third party apps like Fitbit or My Fitness Pal is free. On the Virtual Active programs the consoles come with 2 destinations. You can purchase additional destinations; once you buy them, they are yours to have. You can even switch them between your treadmill and bike if you desire to do that.
Matrix offers 3 console options. Following is a short description of each.
For more details, see this .pdf from Matrix showing the features of each.
Some would not call this a smart console. It is very basic but still offers ViaFit tracking and Sprint8. You can even link it with the Passport Video player and do the Virtual Active programs on your big screen. If you are looking for simple, this for you.
A true smart console with a 10” touch screen. Here is where you can get in on all the fun with apps and other visual content. Very intuitive and easy to use.
The 16” screen is the obvious upgrade, you also get a web browser app that is not on the XER. The screen is higher resolution and is brighter. This is the ultimate smart console.
Featuring Smart Consoles
These and many other Matrix fitness models have smart console options.
Now get the same or better workout at home. The A50 uses the same ergonomic positioning as its big brothers in the Matrix club series. Accent trainers add a third dimension to your workout allowing you to increase the step height which burns more calories without increasing your speed.
Flexible mesh back seating keeps you cool and comfortable. Easy adjust seat for varying rider heights. Exclusive Dual Form frame is very stable. Watch the HD Sprint 8 training videos right from the recumbent’s screen. Available with a variety of console options.
Full commercial rated. Magnetic resistance system is super quiet and silky smooth. This ergometer provides the finest rowing experience out of the water. Has the widest range of resistance adjustment of any rower we’ve tested.
Matrix, the same brand that you find in many premium health clubs. Now available in a cost effective home version. Choose one of three console options. Including the new Android powered XIR console with pre-installed Netflix, YouTube, Hulu+, and web browser.
The first thing you notice about the all-new t50 is how comfortable it is to use. The buttons and handrail are at just the right spot for walking or running. Ultra-stable construction. Incredibly natural-feeling cushioning system. Watch the HD Sprint 8 training videos right from the treadmill’s screen. Available with a variety of console options.
Folds up for convenient storage and moving. The most comfortable treadmill design available. Simple and easy to use. Lifetime warrantied 3.25HP continuous duty Johnson Drive motor. Long lasting 2-ply, 2.2mm thick running belt. Select your preferred console package, anything from the simple, no frills, XR console to the XIR which has a 16” HD touch screen, and is Bluetooth enabled.
Here is what happens when a veteran fitness company combines all their resources into a total redesign of the classic upright bike. Sliding handle bar reach adjustment. Step thru design for easy off/on. Optional Android powered XIR console with pre-installed Netflix, YouTube, Hulu+, and web browser.