Sorry Peloton! This New Under-$400 Smart Home Gym Is This Holiday's Newest 'It' Item

Tempo’s latest release downsizes its $2,500 studio into a compact console with the help of your iPhone.

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At-home workouts have seen a comeback in the last couple of years — and smart equipment like The Mirror and Peloton Bike have revolutionized what it means to get a good sweat in your living room. But with large footprints and price tags in the thousands, the connected machines aren't made for everyone. Luckily, a new release by smart fitness brand Tempo is about to change all that.

The Tempo Move (Buy It, $395, was $495, officially launched this morning and offers a more affordable option to shoppers seeking a smart home gym ahead of the holidays. The downsized version of the brand's $2,500 AI-powered home gym repurposes the same 3D tracking technology to guide users through workouts and develop personalized training schedules. But unlike its predecessor, the entire setup is about the size of an air purifier. (

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Buy It: Tempo Move, $395 or $33/month (was $495),

Keeping the setup small required Tempo to reconsider the way smart tech is designed by taking into account what most people already own: a smartphone and television. The team found the iPhone's TrueDepth camera offered another way to 3D track movement, while a television was the optimal display. This allowed them to reduce the technology to one essential piece: the Tempo Core.

The coaster-sized device powers the entire experience by connecting your television and compatible iPhone (XS/XR or later) to turn any yoga-mat sized space into a smart home gym — including a hotel room. Simply plug in the Core, connect to the television using the included HDMI cord, and dock your phone. A $39 monthly membership — which you need in order to use the Tempo Move — gives you access to more than 1,000 different classes, including on-demand and live sessions, with real-time feedback on your workout.

Shipping in December, the Move package also includes the brand's signature smart weights. Tempo's 3D Vision scans the color-coded dumbbells to track your reps and offer form feedback, as well as calculating any decrease or increase in weight during your session. Each set comes with two dumbbells, four weight collars, and 35 pounds of rubber-coated Olympic weight plates with additional plates available for purchase.

As if you weren't getting enough bang for your buck, every order also includes a sleek weight cabinet. Available in black or white, the console resembles West Elm furniture with a magnetic cover to hide your new home gym additions. (Fun Fact: The demo team asked each product attendee to identify the Tempo device and many struggled.) Plus, there's even a dedicated space on the top of the console to hold the Tempo Core for a minimalist look.

While the $500 is far from cheap, it's more affordable than any other smart option currently on the market. Early buyers can also save an extra $100 with the introductory price, which drops the cost to just $395 or $33/ a month with financing through Affirm. Considering the Tempo Move is about to be the "it" product this holiday season, there's never been a better time to add to cart. And don't worry: Tempo says purchases should arrive by December 25.

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Buy It: Tempo Move, $395 or $33/month (was $495),

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