Peloton is now in the camera business. The company on Tuesday announced its cheapest-ever product, the $495 Guide strength-training system. It's a camera that connects to your TV and displays workouts while also tracking your body movements in real time. It launches in 2022.
The device comes with an updated heart-rate monitor and a remote, and it requires a standard $12.99 per month Peloton subscription to use. It also features a microphone, so you access features and play and pause workouts using voice commands. To address privacy concerns, Peloton says the camera has a physical cover and the microphone can be turned off with a physical switch when not using the device.
Peloton has over time expanded its product offerings beyond its signature exercise bike to refashion the brand more as a lifestyle fitness company with different entry points and more affordable prices. A number of Peloton users simply use the company's mobile app with a paid subscription for basic fitness, yoga and other classes, and that does not require you own any Peloton hardware. The company also sells a treadmill and various accessories like shoes and apparel in addition to its bike, and now the Guide system as well.