CNET has picked ClassPass Live as one of the best...

CNET has picked ClassPass Live as one of the best smart fitness products for your home gym. Credit: CBS Interactive

Smart fitness tech bridges the gap between instructor-led studio exercise classes and winging it on your own. Through apps, built-in touchscreen displays, remote classes and more, you can stay motivated even when you're working out at home. CNET tested these four fitness solutions to help you get in shape without leaving the house.

Peloton Tread

CNET rating (out of 5)

4 stars (excellent)

THE GOOD This well-designed, easy-to-use treadmill offers a wide variety of live and on-demand classes to keep you going when you're working out at home.

THE BAD The high prices makes Peloton Tread a major investment.

THE COST $3,995 to $4,295 plus $39 monthly fee

BOTTOM LINE If you're a dedicated runner who wants an extra dose of motivation from classes, Peloton Tread might be right for you.

Peloton Bike

CNET rating (out of 5)

4 stars (excellent)

THE GOOD The sturdy bike has a variety of spinning classes to choose from. It has space for two water bottles up front and two hand weights behind the seat.

THE BAD You'll need to invest in Look Delta-compatible spin shoes and cleats if you want to clip into the Peloton pedals. It’s expensive, and the water bottle holders are flimsy.

THE COST $2,245 plus $39 monthly fee to access classes

BOTTOM LINE A worthy splurge for dedicated indoor cyclists.

ClassPass Live interactive streaming video workouts

CNET rating (out of 5)

3 stars (good)

THE GOOD ClassPass Live is affordable and has a ton of exercises to choose from. Studio participants working out alongside the instructor make it feel more like you're there with them.

THE BAD The app has a weird layout, making it difficult to find the classes and other features you want. The heart rate monitor didn't work.

THE COST $49-$139 per month

BOTTOM LINE This is a reasonable option if you want a wide selection of classes at a relatively low price.

Mirror interactive home gym

CNET rating (out of 5)

3 stars (good)

THE GOOD Keep an eye on your form while you take part in live and on-demand workout classes. Mirror hangs on your wall, and the slim design is a great space-saver and a solid alternative to bulkier home fitness equipment.

THE BAD Mirror isn't cheap. There's no Android app, and it doesn't support any third-party fitness apps or smart home platforms.

THE COST $1,495 plus $39 monthly fee

BOTTOM LINE A suitable, albeit pricey, at-home substitute for the gym.


The following CNET staff contributed to this story: senior associate editor Megan Wollerton and senior editor Laura K. Cucullu. For more reviews of personal technology products, visit cnet.com.

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