With everything the world has been through the past few years, I don’t blame you if you’ve lost your fire for going to the gym. That’s why upgrading to the best smart home gym equipment has some major perks!
High-tech ‘smart’ fitness equipment surged in popularity during 2020’s rise of COVID-19, and for good reason. It’s great for helping you get all the benefits of a studio or gym in the comfort of your living room, with some awesome smart features to help you stay connected and make the most of each workout session.
If you’ve been craving a fitness studio experience without the commute, crowds, long-term cost or ever-changing pandemic mandates then setting up your smart home gym is your closest replacement. And if you’ve yet to make little progress towards your fitness goals this year (or even since the start of the pandemic) it’s time to get back to taking care of yourself.
From bikes to treadmills, strength equipment, and beyond, what’s out there can be a lot to sift through. At the end of the day, we all want a smart solution that checks all the boxes. So, what ‘boxes’ should you look for in your smart fitness equipment, and what is the best fitness equipment for you? That’s where I come in.
How to Choose the Best Smart Home Gym Equipment
Your smart fitness equipment should connect to an app with options to track your metrics, a variety of workouts, and even customized training options. With the SunnyFit app, you’ll find all these incredible features and more, and it’s free!
Luxe fitness comes with a luxe price tag. When it comes to smart equipment, the cost is often a major barrier for those interested in improving their at-home workout experience. The smart equipment listed below provides great value for the price and is accessible for a range of budgets.
Before purchasing, keep in mind many smart fitness products also require you to pay a monthly subscription for a fitness app in addition to purchasing the product itself. Lucky for you, with Sunny Health & Fitness, there are no hidden costs, the SunnyFit app is free for everyone!
Shop Smart Line
Choosing a brand with a good reputation is important to make sure your smart fitness is of quality with a customer service team to back it up. Home fitness equipment requires regular maintenance to keep in tip-top shape (which so many homebuyers don’t realize). Sunny’s customer service team is prepared to help you not just in getting your fitness equipment to your front door but every step of the way.
Before buying, check the product specs to make sure it fits in your designated space. The last thing you want is to order a whole smart gym set up only to realize it doesn’t fit in your home. Measure out your area in advance, and keep in mind any accessories you may need for your space before your new equipment arrives like an equipment mat.
The right product for you will have all the features you’ve dreamed about. When creating the list of smart exercise equipment below I looked for products with useful features like Bluetooth monitors, pulse sensors, and device holders; as well as comfort features like fans, speakers, and water bottle holders to help you have the best workout experience at home.
Connect Your Fitness Equipment to the SunnyFit App
If you joined our latest livestream, Sunny’s latest announcement is our all-new line of smart fitness equipment as well as the launch of the SunnyFit app. We’ve wanted to make it easy for you to establish smart fitness goals and achieve them, which is why the SunnyFit app is free to everyone.
For all of our customers who already have the equipment, we’ve also created a Bluetooth cadence sensor, which will allow you to connect to the SunnyFit app using your classic Sunny bike (even if it’s not smart) or even an outdoor bike. Get connected and fully immerse yourself in the experience.
If you’re new to the club, you’ll love our new line of smart home gym equipment designed to automatically Bluetooth connect to the SunnyFit app to make your connected workout experience at home a breeze. Below, I’ve listed my top picks for the best smart home gym equipment you can find in the new Sunny smart line!
Sunny’s Picks for Best Smart Home Gym Equipment
Best Cycle Bike
Indoor cycle bikes have taken the fitness industry by storm and the connection at home studio boasts benefits that may make it arguably better than your in-studio experience (for some of us, don’t at me gym lovers).
SF-B1805SMART Premium Indoor Cycling Smart Stationary Bike
Compatible App: SunnyFit App
Size: 50.8L x 23.4W x 47.6H In
Resistance Levels: Micro-adjustable magnetic resistance
Special Features: Bluetooth connectivity, digital monitor, device holder, pulse sensors, SPD compatible pedals, 44LB flywheel
This fan-favorite cycle bike is now upgraded with smart additions, and some performance features you’re going to love. This top-of-the-line cycle bike has everything you need for a smooth, silent, consistent workout on a sturdy and beautifully designed bike that’s going to look so beautiful in your home gym.
The device holders make it easy to use your phone or tablet to Bluetooth connect to the SunnyFit app and watch 100’s workouts, real-world maps, and so much more. Or stream from your device onto your TV screen to turn your entire room into an immersive cycling studio!
This bike is fully customizable so if you have other family members who plan on using it, you’ll all enjoy the fully adjustable seat and handlebars which adjust up and down and forward and back to accommodate all shapes and sizes. The pedals are also dual-sided which will allow you to either clip in with SPD compatible cycling shoes or use your regular training shoes and slip into the cages.
If SF-B1805SMART is a little out of your price range, consider the SF-B1877SMART Premium Magnetic Resistance Smart Indoor Cycling Bike, a solid bike for at-home workouts with a more cost-effective design.
Best Recumbent Bike
While recumbent bikes are one of the most popular picks at your local gym, there aren’t a lot of connected options for tech-savvy recumbent bike lovers. Recumbent bikes boast an ergonomic design with an incredibly comfortable seat and backrest. I mean why not be comfortable while burning calories? Just saying.
SF-RB4850SMART Smart Stationary Recumbent Bike
Compatible App: SunnyFit App
Size: 61.8L x 10W x 25.6H In
Resistance Levels: 16 levels of magnetic resistance
Special Features: Bluetooth connectivity, digital monitor with 24 built-in programs, device holder, pulse sensors, wide-cushioned seat with mesh backrest, patented easy seat adjustment
This recumbent bike is shockingly my favorite in our entire smart product lineup. As a fitness instructor who regularly runs and loves a challenge when it comes to my fitness routine, I just can’t stop talking about how comfortable this recumbent bike is.
The seat is even more luscious than it looks (if you can even imagine that), and it provides a great amount of back support. Which, to be honest, as someone in my late twenties, even I’m coming to appreciate more than I’d like to admit.
This bike would be a great addition to any home gym, and better yet elevate your recumbent bike experience by connecting to the SunnyFit app and following along with recumbent bike workout videos, world tour maps, and more!
If the SF-RB4850SMART is a little out of your price range, the SF-RB420046 Elite Interactive Series Exercise Recumbent Bike has a similarly cushioned and supportive seat (that if you haven’t picked up by now - I love so much) at a lower price.
Best Upright Bike
Are you a fan of upright bikes? If you’re not familiar, upright bikes are great for those interested in completing standard stationary bike workouts, without being so hard on your back. Because the handlebars are closer to your body you won’t have to bend so far forward to reach the handlebars.
SF-B220045 Elite Interactive Series Exercise Bike
Compatible App: SunnyFit App
Size: 41.7L x 22.6W x 53.1H In
Resistance Levels: 12 levels of magnetic resistance
Special Features: Bluetooth connectivity, digital monitor, device holder, pulse sensors, extra-large seat
This upright bike is so great for those who prefer the position of an upright bike but still want to get an amazing cardio workout from home. Similar to recumbent bikes, the smart options for upright bikes on the market are limited but Sunny not only has the SF-B220045 Elite Interactive Series Exercise Bike but also the connected workout videos to broaden your experience.
One thing I love so much about the bike is the pulse sensors. Heart rate training is such a valuable tool for making sure you’re working hard enough on your workout days, and easy enough on recovery days. Use the pulse monitors on this bike to help you achieve your smart fitness goals!
Best Smart Treadmill
Treadmills are such an amazing resource for runners. As a runner myself, I’ve always loved running outside. But in Southern California, we deal with a lot of days that are too hot to run outside, and smog.
When I was younger and on the track team, I had no other option but to power through regardless of conditions, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve noticed how much of a difference these elements can make in how I feel not just during my workout but throughout the remainder of the day.
Growing up in Portland, OR I know running in the cold is probably the issue most of you face more frequently than extreme heat. Either way, the option to run inside when the weather feels ‘meh’ has helped me and so many others in the local running community stay on track.
SF-T7705SMART Portable Treadmill with Auto Incline
Compatible App: SunnyFit App
Size: 64L x 27W x 50.5H In
Incline: 15 levels
Special Features: Shock absorption, Bluetooth connectivity, digital monitor, device holder, pulse sensors, bottle holder
This popular treadmill is now available with smart additions you’re going to love having as a part of your at-home fitness routine. This sleek treadmill has everything you need for a running, jogging, or walking routine all from the comfort of your living room.
One of my favorite features of this treadmill is how compact the size is while having a spacious tread deck that doesn’t compromise on running space, making it perfect for runners or walkers who like their space while working out, but don’t have a lot of space in their room.
The device holder makes it easy to use your phone or tablet to Bluetooth connect to the SunnyFit app and watch 100’s workouts, real-world maps, and so much more. Or stream from your device onto your TV screen for a mesmerizing workout class.
You’ll love all the convenient features like the quick speed and incline buttons that make it easy to make adjustments throughout your workout!
If SF-T7705SMART is a little too large for your space, consider the SF-T7718 Smart Pro Treadmill; it folds flat so it can easily be stored under a desk or bed when not in use.
Best Smart Elliptical
A workout that is easy on your joints and full body? You can always count me in. If you’re looking for a great way to burn calories, increase cardiovascular health and maybe help lose or maintain weight there’s a reason the elliptical is one of the most popular machines out there. Make your workout routine simple by adding one to your home gym!
SF-E3912SMART Portable Treadmill with Auto Incline
Compatible App: SunnyFit App
Size: 57.09L x 20.47W x 63.8H In
Resistance: 15 levels
Special Features: Bluetooth connectivity, digital monitor with 24 built-in programs, device holder, pulse sensors, bottle holder
If you’re tired of plugging and chugging on your elliptical workouts - this smart elliptical has everything you need to increase your motivation and level up your intention during each workout session.
This smart elliptical offers a connection to the SunnyFit app which has an endless variety of elliptical workout videos for you to choose from. Whether you want to push yourself or just take it easy for a recovery day your favorite Sunny Trainers are prepared to take you there.
In addition to smart features, this elliptical has 24 built-in programs so if you’d like to work out without a video, it’s easy to hop on and go with not a lot of thought. On the digital monitor, you’ll be able to keep track of all your stats as you go.
I love the incorporation of pulse sensors on this elliptical. If you are looking to lose weight or have very specific cardio goals, knowing your goal heart rate ranges and being able to compare to those during your workout to make sure you’re on track is invaluable.
If SF-E3912 is a little too large for your space, consider the SF-E320047 Elite Interactive Series Elliptical; it folds flat so it can easily be stored under a desk or bed when not in use.
Best Smart Rowing Machine
Rowing is the ultimate low impact, full body workout. If you’re ready to kick your butt into shape, rowing is the machine for you. Plus, the great thing about having a rower in your home, is they offer a super slim design which makes them awesome for small spaces.
SF-RW20008 Air+ Magnetic Rowing Machine
Compatible App: SunnyFit App
Size: 72.6L x 25.1W x 31.3H In
Resistance: 16 levels of magnetic resistance + progressive fan resistance
Special Features: Bluetooth connectivity, digital monitor, device holder, bottle holder
Dive into a full body, low-impact workout that is sure to increase your cardio and strength. This smart rower paired with the SunnyFit app means your favorite Sunny Trainers will be there to coach you through your choice of workouts from our vast rowing workout library.
What I love about the SF-RW20008 is that it provides both fan and magnetic resistance to give you a smooth and challenging rowing workout every time. Fan resistance is notoriously smooth and is progressive which means the harder you pull the harder it will feel. While the magnetic resistance gives you the option to add levels of resistance to your workout to make it harder when you’re feeling ready to push yourself to the next level.
I love how this rower has a device holder which so many rowing machines fail to offer. In the case of this smart product, it makes your device easily accessible and sets it upright in your eye line. On this rower, you’ll find other comfort features that are always a nice addition to your workouts like a fan vent, and a water bottle holder.
If SF-RW20008 is a little out of your price range, consider the SF-RW520007 Dynamic Air Rowing Machine, this is a great similar option that doesn’t include magnetic resistance which means you won’t have the 16 levels of adjustable magnetic resistance, but you will still feel smooth progressive fan resistance with this rower.
Looking for some strength training options along with your rower? The SF-RW5914SMART Multifunction Full Body Magnetic Rowing Machine has footplates you can stand on to stabilize your rower while you use the handlebar and resistance to perform standing upper body exercises with your rower.
Smart is the future of fitness! Start building your smart home gym today with the new Sunny Smart line that makes it affordable and accessible to anyone and everyone to get the smart workout they deserve.