While connected fitness bands and watches can readily track how far you've ran or how many calories you've burned, they don't work so well when lifting weights. Enter Bowflex's SmartTech 560 dumbbells, a connected dumbbell that lets you track, monitor, and get your weightlifting into better form. Expected to be priced at between $450 and $500 when they launch, the pair of dumbbells allows users to adjust the weights on demand, log your reps, and also inform you if you're moving your arms too fast.
The dumbbells will connect over Bluetooth to an Android or iOS app so you can log your workout progress, view video tutorials via MyFitnessPal, and also partake in challenges.
Using Bowflex's SelectTech tech, the SmartTech dumbbells can adjust their weight anywhere between 2 and 90 pounds. The embedded video below demonstrates the SelectTech feature:
The company anticipates that these dumbbells will be ready in time for the holidays, though an exact release date isn't yet announced.
At under $500 for the set, will you be eyeing these smart dumbbells by the time silver bells ring? Is the price for smart and connected dumbbells worth it?