Echelon is a kind of branded version of fitnessrevolution-slash-fitness cult, Peloton. It has almost all the same things in there, a stationary bike that connects to available live services and data interpretation, without any of the faster bits or the high price. The company has now partnered with Amazon for a “Prime”; version of its hardware.
The Smart Connect Fitness Bike EX-Prime, $ 500, is quite stripped down compared to the EX3 and EX5 models, $ 1000 and $ 1200 respectively. But as a basic to intermediate stationary bike, it is quite useful, with a completely steel frame, 32 levels of magnetic resistance and adjustment points for the saddle, saddle height and handlebar height and length.
It is significantly more expensive than a similar bike, but the idea is that it is ideal for use with the Echelon Connect subscription service. That service includes live and recorded training classes starting at $ 20 a month. More expensive alternatives can be combined with Echelon’s bikes, rowing machines and mirrors, but it is not offered with this new bike.
The EX-Prime bike seems to be identical to the Walmart-branded Echelon Connect Sport, which has the same price and capabilities. It will be shipped to customers in the US starting today.
Echelon EX-Prime fitness bike
Source: Amazon via Engadget