iFit lets you run and bike some of the most world-renowned courses and routes, from the comfort of your living room. At the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, the company introduced it’s new Active wearable band and showed it in concert with its Internet-connected exercise equipment, like the ProForm Tour De France bike ($1,500) and ProForm Boston Marathon treadmill ($4,000). Bike the Tour de France or train for the Boston, Chicago, London, and New York marathons using Google Street View, in which tags adjust the incline of the actual road, giving you a realistic experience. If you want to train for a marathon, you can choose from 5K, 10K, Half, and Marathon and iFit plans the training schedule for you.
Even cooler, the iFit system not only tracks your activity, but it unifies all of your data under a single login. This means that no matter what piece of iFit equipment you’re on, or where you are, you pick up right where you left off. If you wear the iFit Active band ($129, apps for both iOS and Android), everything you do is logged and examined by the iFit System–activity, sleep, calories burned, steps taken, you name it. All of this data is crunched, and used to guide your workouts. There’s nothing stopping you from continuing your activity both in and out of the home. iFit is also harnessing the Internet of Things to make sure your workout is never boring again, allowing you to send the scene to any Internet-connected screen, like a tablet or your big-screen Smart TV. Imagine watching your progress as you hike the Grand Canyon on your huge new curved screen. You can even use GPS to record your workouts as you do them out in the real world, then mimic that workout–hills, dips, and all–on your at-home iFit treadmill or bike. With technology like this, who needs a gym?