iFit Coach + Vue Wearable Review
Overall Score 9.4
Life is Better with a Coach
We all want a personal trainer but maybe we don’t have time to meet a coach every day. This is where iFit Coach steps in. It’s a mobile, desktop and wearable experience providing affordable access to trainers, workout classes, nutrition advice & a sleep coach. Whether it's just steps or workouts, the numbers of hours slept ─iFit coach will adapt and adjust your customized daily plan that you follow, on the fly, so you can reach your fitness or health goals.
iFit Coach is your fitness hub for personalized fitness with a focus on four pillars: Workouts, Nutrition, Activity and Sleep. You can start with one pillar and add the others at a later point. iFit Coach + the Vue wearable combination is great for tracking steps, sleep patterns or just doing workouts based upon goals you set; then your coach make goals adjustments in response to other factors; how you slept, how much activity or lack of activity occurred during the last 24 hours. In the example above you can see just over 5 hours of sleep so iFit Coach gave a "Rest Day". You will want to keep exploring the recipes, and workouts as the selection is vast. We particularly enjoyed the the iFit Daily video series.
The hub tracks, monitors and coaches you through the four pillars of fitness with your input. The Vue, wearable tracker, comes FREE when you subscribe
You can get your iFit Coach: @ifit.com
iFit Vue Wearable • Cross-Fit workouts • Recipes • Sleep Monitor
The iFit Vue wearable is included with iFit Coach, when you pay for an annual subscription, tracking steps, activity, calories, and sleep. Some of the many features we liked best are reminders to move after sitting too long (you define period of time to be reminded) and the sleep monitor. The sleep monitor informs you how much deep sleep you had ─ it actually shows you the hours when deep or light sleep occurred, the total number of hours of slept, even keeping track of when you fell asleep and wake-up. We were really surprised by its accuracy. You can schedule mini-workouts and set reminders that you have workout activity to complete. The iFit Vue is extremely light and comfortable to wear ─ a charge lasts 5 days. Of course It tells you when the charge is low. A recent update to the Vue now includes a buckle to close the wrist band.
In addition to features already touched on, the iFit Coach guides you through cross-training video workouts. The library is huge with a wide variety of classes.
You can track your progress and stats on the dashboard or drill down for more detail on your smart phone, tablet or desktop.
The Nutrition coaching breaks up your daily calories into three meals and two snacks. The iFit Coach then gives you food options to choose from complete with recipes and video instructions how to prepare.
Wearing the iFit Vue as you sleep helps the iFit Coach plan out your next day. When you wake and sync the Vue wearable iFit Coach uses the information to plan out your workouts and calories for the day based on how well you slept. iFit Coach keeps adjusting throughout the day based upon your activity and calorie input.
iFit Coach App Available on the Apple App Store® and the Google Play™ store.
WHAT TO KNOW
Once you start tracking your sleep it’s addictive. You start thinking about your sleep much more and how to make it better.
You don’t need equipment to use the workouts, but if you have free weights, a yoga mat, or just want to do body-weight workouts you can let your iFit coach know and it will recommend workouts based on your equipment. You can always choose what type of workout you want.
iFIT COMPATIBLE EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
If you have NordicTrack or Proform equipment that is iFit ready, any workouts will be included on your dashboard and sent to your machine's console. There are loads of workouts specifically created for each compatible piece of equipment to choose from. Along with tons of cross-fit training sessions to pick.
ENHANCE your NordicTrack or Proform Equipment
If you own or are thinking of buying iFit compatible equipment from NordicTrack or Proform you will find the iFit LiveCast video classes motivating, challenging and effective if YOUR GOALS INCLUDE; getting in shape, losing some weight or to just train. As an option you never have to touch your machine's controls. Your trainer leads the way and iFit Coach will auto-adjust every setting to match your personalized workout the option is yours. Check out the videos below:
GOOD TO KNOW
You can add up to three addition users for iFit Coach. They'll have access to all the same features you do and be able to track their stats separately.
You have access to hundreds of step-by-step workout videos, straight from your phone, tablet or desktop. If you have Apple TV you can mirror your device to a large screen TV which is always fun to do
The iFit Vue has a one year warranty.
You have access to fitness and nutrition plans like this which make it easy to get started and stay motivated. Click Here to see the nutrition Guide (PDF)
You can start with one pillar and add the others at a later point. The iFit Coach + Vue is great for just tracking sleep or just tracking steps or just doing workouts. You will want to keep exploring the recipes, and workouts as the selection is huge.
- The iFit Coach is a comprehensive approach to meeting your fitness goals. It tackles four pillars that together contribute to how fit and healthy you feel. It provides recommendations for each pillar customized to you on a daily basis.
- Not only does the iFit Coach track your progress, it provides expert tips and recommendations throughout the day based on how your day's activity is going and how your slept the night before.
- There are always choices in food and workouts so you stay on track depending on how you feel.
Who Should buy iFit Coach + Vue?
- People who want to get fit and feel healthier
- People who are ready to make some small changes like getting up from sitting, getting daily activity or trying to maintain a calorie level.
- People who want/need coaching to improve their fitness
- People who enjoy watching their progress towards their fitness goals
iFit Coach no equipment 1 year subscription $8/month or billed annually ($96)
Vue wearable included if you pay annually.
iFit Vue Included - wearable tracker included when paying annually
SO IN THE END ── Final thoughts
We love iFit Coach with some Caveats.
─ If you had to buy the iFit Vue wearable for $129 + the iFit Coach it might have been expensive but since the Vue is included with an annual subscription the value is reasonable. It would have been better to pay monthly but since it was an annual charge you might find yourself more motivated to use it every day ─ which is a good thing!
We found the steps tracking consistent day to day. The sleep monitoring we liked a lot and found very useful, also consistent day to day. We were really happy with the sleep monitoring of iFit Coach. Understanding your sleep patterns and being able to balance that with exercise activity is a good reason alone to consider owning this product.
The best part about iFit Coach is it immerses in to your daily day and becomes part of your routine which is a good thing in achieving fitness goals.
There is support but you really are on your own to make it work for yourself. Initial set-up was a breeze but you do have to spend a little more time getting used to where things are and how they relate to each other. On-boarding could be a little easier but once you get it, ─ it's great! When it comes to exercise equipment iFit Coach takes working-out to a whole new level.
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