The Best Smart Home Gym Equipment for 2022 | Tonal, Peloton, iFit, Hydrow & More!

The Best Smart Home Gym Equipment for 2022 | Tonal, Peloton, iFit, Hydrow & More!

Building a smart home gym? Here’s my take on the best tech-enabled gym equipment for 2022…

🏆Best Work Out Mirror – Tonal
🏆Best All in One – Tempo
🏆Best Smart Rower – Hydrow
🏆Best Smart Bike – Nordic Track S22i
🏆Best Smart Bike – Carol
🏆Best Smart Treadmill – ProForm 9000
🏆Best Smart Elliptical – Nordic Track 14.9
🏆Best Training App – Future
🏆Best Smart Watch – Apple Watch

Smart Home Gyms are becoming more and more commonplace. The infusion of tech into the gym has only just begun, in my opinion, and I hope we see more of it. Today, we break down the best smart home gym equipment with various categories.

This includes the best smart rower, best smart bike, best exercise mirror, best smart home gym, best smart treadmill, and best smart elliptical. I compare all of the most popular options on the market and I give my opinion on which ones I would recommend.

There’s still a lot of improvements to come in these categories, but these are some of our current recommendations.

Best Smart Gym Equipment 00:00
Best Work Out Mirror – Tonal Review 01:36
Best All in One – Tempo Review 02:27
Best Smart Rower – Hydro Review 03:52
Best Smart Bike – Carol Bike Review/Nordic Track S22i Review 05:04
Best Smart Treadmill – ProForm Pro 9000 Review 07:48
Best Smart Elliptical – Nordic Track Commercial 14.9 Review 09:19
Best Training App – Future Review 10:33
Best Smart Watch – Apple Watch Review 11:15

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  1. Ed Derepa on May 5, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Congrats to Whoop winning 2nd a category they didn’t enter lol…at least they didn’t get 1st

  2. MrJokingboy on May 5, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    How about vitruvian??
    Cannot get tonal in my country at the moment

  3. Oily boy on May 5, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Hey there! I noticed the ergatta rower didnt make it into your recent rower review . Any particular reason why? I just got one and im really enjoying it!

  4. Joshua Ryan on May 5, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I still like Garmin for fitness watches.

  5. Pete Mummert on May 5, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I feel like the physical Nordictrack and ProForm machines are okay but the iFit programming really takes them to a much higher level. I love that you can climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or hike to Mt. Everest Base Camp or run intervals in Uzbekistan or explore an ancient tomb with an archaeologist in Egypt. I think the programming is so compelling because the production value is spectacular, the trainers are great and you can learn all kinds of great stuff and almost feel like you’re traveling while getting a workout in. I think the fact that the workouts are so fun and varied makes it easy to get on them every day. For me though the programming far outshines the physical equipment.

  6. Hyun Ryu on May 5, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    I’m not that smart, maybe that’s why I don’t see the point of these equipments. It looks like more of innovative (at best) than smart gym equipment. Putting a big tablet, call them smart, and charge monthly fee sounds like pure marketing scam to me. I, sincerely, hope this is the first step of something good rather than just an attempt to change the dynamic of the gym equipment market.

  7. Brian Sullivan on May 5, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Ya dont forget your monthly fee .Good luck with that .

  8. Christopher Cattie on May 5, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    I prefer the iFit experience to Peloton. When I’m on a bike, I want to simulate an outdoor ride someplace vs the Peloton class which reminds me I’m stuck riding a fake bike inside.

  9. filideeznuts on May 5, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Nice shirt bro💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽

  10. Paul Ho on May 5, 2022 at 7:01 pm


  11. Ian Neub on May 5, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Can you please talk to Tonal that they offer their product also in Europe, I want to have it so damn bad ;(

  12. Rocky Balboa on May 5, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    I want that shirt you have on. Can you do a review on that shirt?

  13. R. Cab on May 5, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Oh this video gonna blow up

  14. d h on May 5, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    …or pick up weights, put it down and repeat. Then go for a run/walk. This smart crap is not worth it if you can listen to your body. Not being a Luddite, but you can do way better starting off unless you want to drop 10k

  15. Brett Hoyer on May 5, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Garmin / Suunto / Coros all better than the Apple in the watch category.

  16. J.A Stevenson on May 5, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    When is the tempo move review going to be uploaded?

  17. Comitas Heckler on May 5, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Boxing on oculus quest 2, super fun way to get in your cardio

  18. ApiLive on May 5, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Great! And since then, did you manage to try other elliptical?

  19. Avinash Tyagi on May 5, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Can you review a Garmin MARQ Athlete Performance Edition?

  20. Eric Mason on May 5, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Coop’s tech takeover – Winter, 2021

  21. Reynita-Nena on May 5, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Coop, I love your videos!!!
    Have you ever thought of perhaps having a review for the aviron???
    Would like to hear what your thoughts is on it! 🥺

  22. Kelsey Blackmon on May 5, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    You’ve got to look into Oura rings!!! They converted me from whoop and I’m never looking back.

  23. Roger Kinnard on May 5, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Most of the time, 8 to 9 months out of the year, I will be running outside 90% of the time, only running inside during the winter. So having the best mill is not that important. But I really want a mill as I will not want to stop cardio for 100 days. And I don’t see why I need extra stuff with my mill; i can use my cell.

  24. Welco on May 5, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    LeBron sponsors Tonal. Must be made in China and racist.

  25. squealer on May 5, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Sweet! Now can we have a "Worst Of ", too ?

  26. Photon Games on May 5, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    I don’t get "smart" fitness machines. If you don’t like the exercise without a screen, you’re doing the wrong exercise.

  27. Brian Lee on May 5, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Tonal needs to ship to Canada!

  28. Randall Kizziar on May 5, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Coop, recommending an apple watch really? You cut me real deep just then, your better than that. Ok you can pretend that Garmin is not better .

  29. Eric Jacobs on May 5, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Can you test the vitruvian trainer +

  30. B Carter on May 5, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    I invested in a DOG and a leash. Let’s me run, walk, interval training, meet people, bending (poop pick up) exercises..AND a training partner. Best money I spent.

  31. Brent Knutson on May 5, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Long time subscriber but feel like you’re in over your britches here. Maybe it’s a lack of experience in these spaces, but you are missing many of the key players in each category. The most glaring is the lack of fitness smart watch players from Garmin, Polar, Coros, etc. In fact, I think Apple’s fitness features are elementary compared to the major players in this space.

  32. Joshua R. Poulson on May 5, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    All this stuff and no Techogym? Was anything reviewed by them?

  33. Joe Beggs on May 5, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    I have an issue with any piece of home gym equipment that requires a monthly membership. I would rather drop an extra $400 a year on more equipment.

  34. Rachelle Beitler on May 5, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    I am at a tossup between buying Hydro and tonal. I’m looking for an at home gym, all over full body workout. I wanna lean, I want to tone wondering which one you would recommend, if I could only choose one

  35. Trainer Swash on May 5, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    The amount of equipment this guy has is enough to turn him into an elite Natty

  36. Kyle Brandenburg on May 5, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    I’ve been waiting for a review of programming. This mention of an app was the first I think I’ve heard from this channel. I’d really like to see more programming app reviews. I’d imagine those require a bit more commitment and time in testing.

  37. Sky Cloud on May 5, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Your best video yet!

  38. RamboBalboa on May 5, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    You should do a video ranking at home equipment from most-to-least “woke”. I wish I had known before I made some of my purchases. I want to work out and not be force-fed wokism.

  39. Frederick T Schurger on May 5, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Best "smart kettlebell" is …. any kettlebell

  40. Alex Diaz on May 5, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    If you’re going to do a bike section I would like to see what you think of zwift. Things like the wahoo kicker or other smart bike trainers.

  41. Kevin on May 5, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    What’s everyone’s favorite Misfits song? Mines Hybrid Moments🤘🏼

  42. Lady M on May 5, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Why didn’t you mention Bowflex that’s under Nautilus one of the biggest brans out their and very solid and reliable ?

  43. Ali Q on May 5, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Nothing beats a good old Power Rack, Barbell, and a set of old rusty Dumbbells…..And if you want Cardio, walk or run in God’s open space.

  44. under forever on May 5, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    I was gonna get a tonal but LeBron James is their promoter. I’ll never support a thing that guy is about. F LeBron

  45. J.A Stevenson on May 5, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    @Garagegymreviews Someone should come out with something called “Dot.” Putting little dot sensors on your free weights that make them smart. Much like Tempo can recognize their plates with smartphone sensors.
    That would be fire for use with like Apple fitness or Nike training.

    What do you think?

  46. danielrhenke on May 5, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    I use the Copilot personal trainer app. I’ve been using it for the last year and a half and it has been amazing. If I didn’t have a personal trainer I’d probably have stopped working out 2 or 3 times. He really keeps me motivated!

  47. SwoleBoyTroy on May 5, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Ellipticals are the only ones I recommend to my clients with high blood pressure. Clients w/ HBP, especially during resistance training usually compensate with their lower back.

  48. kimchee94112 on May 5, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Most equipment review here are for lower body workout. Like to see more total gym reviews.

  49. Joseph Crust on May 5, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Do you think tonal will be on sale for black friday?

  50. Rsoo Bo on May 5, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    As far as fitness metrics the Garmin watches are superior to Apple. And no need to recharge daily. Also a review of trainer attachments for your bike like wahoo should be mentioned.
    Great channel

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