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Peloton Guide is a $495 camera that uses your TV for strength training

Peloton Guide is a $495 camera that uses your TV for strength training

Peloton is adding to its connected health range with Peloton Guide, promising AI-powered strength training via a camera which plugs into your TV. The box tracks movement either using weights or without them, with strength classes initially followed by other movement and class types expected to be added later on.

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Peloton finally rolls out a pause button, but only for some models

Peloton finally rolls out a pause button, but only for some models

As hard as it may be to believe, Peloton's otherwise excellent exercise system has lacked one very common, arguably critical feature: the ability to pause on-demand classes. Users who found themselves needing to pause their workouts to sign for a package, let the dog out, or just catch their breath were forced to let the class go on without them, something that has finally changed -- though only for customers who have certain Peloton models.

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Peloton Bike price cut again, with discount for recent buyers

Peloton Bike price cut again, with discount for recent buyers

If you purchased the original Peloton Bike when it was released, you likely dropped $2,245 USD. If you waited until Peloton released the Bike+ in September of 2020, you could've had the original Peloton Bike for a price of $1,895. Now, after Peloton revealed some relatively poor earnings results (F4Q21) here at the tail end of August, 2021, the price of the original Peloton Bike has been cut again - by a significant margin.

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Peloton’s cheaper Tread gets a release date

Peloton’s cheaper Tread gets a release date

After a summer of controversy and recalls, Peloton announced today that it will launch the Peloton Tread in the United States, Canada, and the UK later this month. While the Tread+ was the subject of a lot of headlines over the summer thanks to its recall, the standard Tread (which was available only as part of small preview launches in some regions) was recalled right alongside it because its touchscreen could detach from the main unit in some cases. That flaw, it seems, has been sorted out, allowing Peloton to launch the treadmill on a larger scale.

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Peloton app teardown reveals unannounced rowing machine details

Peloton app teardown reveals unannounced rowing machine details

Home fitness company Peloton is rumored to have a rowing machine in the works, and now it seems the company may have inadvertently confirmed that with its own Android app. A newly published teardown of the app's latest version reveals details, including codewords, hinting at a new upcoming fitness machine, one likely based on rowing.

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Peloton treadmill update will soon remove controversial limitation

Peloton treadmill update will soon remove controversial limitation

Back in June, Peloton made the controversial decision to release a software update that locked its treadmills, only allowing someone to use them if they entered a passcode. This change was rolled out following the company's recall of its treadmills, as well as multiple reports of injuries and one death related to them.

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Peloton cycling game teases future of connected, gamified fitness

Peloton cycling game teases future of connected, gamified fitness

Peloton, the fitness bike you probably know about from their dramatic, energetic commercials, has introduced a twist on getting active: a game based on cycling rather than live classes. For those times users need a break from classes, Peloton offers videos of scenic rides and such. The company mentions both of these options, stating that it has been looking at "opportunities beyond video."

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Peloton made a free feature subscription-only to address safety concerns

Peloton made a free feature subscription-only to address safety concerns

The sudden obsession over indoor fitness, especially during the pandemic, has catapulted Peloton's name into mainstream media. Unfortunately, it stayed under the spotlight not because of its success but because of the accidents and even death related to the super-expensive exercise equipment. Initially refusing to recall its products, Peloton eventually announced a voluntary recall of its Tread+ and Tread treadmills. Now it is taking one step further by locking what used to be a free feature of the treadmills behind a monthly subscription in a move that some have characterized as effectively bricking the equipment.

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Peloton Heart Rate Band to take the company beyond bikes and treadmills

Peloton Heart Rate Band to take the company beyond bikes and treadmills

Peloton is a name that has been making headlines in the past months in both good and bad ways. Its popularity skyrocketed during the pandemic when home exercise equipment and programs became trendy. Its name, however, was dragged into infamy due to several accidents and a few deaths around that very same equipment. Now the exercise equipment and fitness media company is seemingly ready to break out into a new but related market, with a Heart Rate Band that will mark its first venture into wearables.

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Peloton treadmill recalls: The issues, the fix, and your Affirm financing

Peloton treadmill recalls: The issues, the fix, and your Affirm financing

Peloton is recalling both of its treadmills, with the Tread+ and Tread blamed for numerous injuries and even a child's death. The company is offering owners of the treadmills a full refund, having worked with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on the recall, raising questions around Affirm financing, what to do if you would rather keep your Tread+, and just how the dangers might eventually be mitigated.

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Peloton treadmills recalled after Tread+ child death: What owners do next

Peloton treadmills recalled after Tread+ child death: What owners do next

Peloton will recall all of its treadmill models, after concerns about child safety around the fitness equipment and at least one reported death. The voluntary recall impacts both the Tread+ and Tread models, with Peloton and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) advising owners to cease using them immediately.

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Peloton Tread+ owners urged by US regulator to stop using it

Peloton Tread+ owners urged by US regulator to stop using it

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to spend most of their time indoors for more than a year now. That has, in turn, given birth to new products and services designed to be used inside the house, from new entertainment options to fitness equipment. Peloton has been riding the wave of that renewed interest in indoor exercise equipment but its latest connected treadmill, the Tread+, has been written off from the US CPSC's book for dozens of accidents, including one child's death last month.

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