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 personal trainers, registered dietitians and a sleep coach. When you connect to the iFit coach app, you’ll have access to all of your specific analytics and get a customized daily plan to follow to reach your fitness goals. So depending on how active you were today, whether it's just steps or workouts, the numbers of hours slept ─iFit coach will adapt and adjust your daily plan
iFit Coach is your fitness hub for personalized fitness with a focus on the four pillars of Workouts, Nutrition, Activity and Sleep. You can start with one pillar and add the others at a later point. The iFit Coach + Vue is great for just tracking steps, sleep patterns or just doing workouts based upon goals you set then your coach adjusts other factors depending how what you did during the day. 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.
The hub tracks, monitors and coaches you through four the pillars of fitness with your input and your Vue wearable tracker, which comes FREE, and then presents professional recommendations for you in each area on a daily basis.
You can get your iFit Coach at ifit.com
iFit Vue Wearable • Cross-Fit workouts • Recipes • Sleep Monitor
The iFit Vue is included with iFit Coach and is a wearable for tracking steps, activity, calories, and sleep. Some of the many features we liked best are reminders to move after sitting too long (you define time period) and the sleep monitor. The sleep monitor tells you how much deep sleep you had ─ it actually shows you the hours when deep or light sleep occurred, the number of hours of slept keeping track of when you fell asleep and woke-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.
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 workouts.
You can track your progress and stats on the dashboard or drill down for more detail on your phone 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.
Wearing the iFIt Vue as you sleep helps the iFit Coach plan out your next day. You sync the iFit Vue to the app when you wake and the iFit Coach uses the information to plan out your workout and calories for the day based on how well you slept. iFit Coach will keep adjusting throughout the day based upon your activity and calorie input from you.
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.
If you have NordicTrack or Proform equipment that is iFit ready, any workouts will be included on your dashboard. There are loads of workouts customized for each compatible piece of equipment to choose from.
iFit Coach is available on the Apple App Store® and the Google Play™ store
GOOD TO KNOW
You can add up to three FREE extra users for iFit Coach. They'll have access to all the same features you do and their stats are tracked separately.
You have access to hundreds of step-by-step workout videos, straight from your phone or tablet.
The iFit Vue has a one year warranty.
You have access to fitness and nutrition plans like this click here which make it easy to get started and stay motivated.
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 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 coaching to improve their fitness
- People who enjoy watching their progress towards their fitness goals
iFit Coach 1 year subscription $12/month billed annually ($144)
iFit Coach 2 year subscription $9/month billed annually ($216 with 2 months free)
Free iFit Vue - wearable tracker included
SO IN THE END ── Final thoughts
We love iFit Coach with some caveats.
─ If you had to buy the iFit Vue for $129 + the iFit Coach it might have been expensive but since the Vue is included for free the price 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.
We found the steps tracking consistent day to day. The sleep monitoring we found was very useful and also consistent day to day. We were really happy with the sleep monitoring of iFit Coach. Learning your sleep patterns and being able to balance that with exercise activity is a good reason to buy this product.
The best part about iFit Coach is it immerses in to your daily day and becomes part of your habits which is a good thing in achieving fitness goals.
The iFit Coach is you and your coach. There is support but you really are on your own to make it work for you. 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!
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