Tempo Launches Smaller, Screenless Smart Gym


Smart strength company Tempo introduced a smaller, screenless home gym that’s significantly cheaper than its original hardware.

Need to Know

  • Focusing on weight training and form tracking, Tempo has raised nearly $300M in funding to date.
  • Its first product, Tempo Studio, combines a mirror-like display and motion-sensing camera in a six-foot-tall equipment cabinet that sells for $2,500.

Downsizing. Shrinking the unit and ditching the screen, the company launched Tempo Move — a smaller smart gym that uses an iPhone, television, and computer vision to deliver home workouts. The $395 unit includes a modular cabinet, 35 pounds of weight, and a dock that syncs the phone’s sensors with the TV.

Pump you up. As we detailed in Issue No. 125, Smart Strength, connected fitness companies are moving beyond cardio equipment and boutique-style classes.

Leading the way, Tonal has raised $450M in funding, valuing the smart gym maker at $1.6B.

Giving chase, Tempo and MIRROR are among a growing number of companies honing in on connected strength equipment, including Arena, OxeFit, JAXJOX, Carbon Trainer, SPEEDE, and others.

Of note, Peloton is expected to enter the category, with CEO John Foley saying: “We say we’re going to win strength. And we’re going to win strength.”

Elsewhere, Perch and PUSH tap computer vision and sensors to optimize strength training, while Future, TrueCoach, Caliber, and others aim to make remote personal training more accessible.

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