Here at Big Guy Treadmill Review & Bikes we don’t talk much about electronics because we don’t like that most fitness companies make you pay $30 or more per month to access their program features.
We think this is ridiculous!
This would be like paying a monthly membership fee to have air conditioning in your car. With most companies, people spend $1000s on a piece of exercise equipment and then must pay $1000s more in monthly membership fees over the life of the product to use all the features. It’s crazy, but fortunately that is changing.
One of the best recent advances in the fitness equipment world is FTMS Bluetooth.
The Fitness Machine Service protocol, better known as FTMS, is the latest Bluetooth standard used to control fitness equipment. The advantage to FTMS Bluetooth is you don’t need a fancy, expensive built-in smart screen which costs can cost a ton of money and will probably fail before the rest of your machine.
A person can have a simple, easy to use screen and then simply connect their specialty fitness equipment to their existing tablet or phone. You do not need to rebuy inferior technology at an inflated price, you already own the best electronics display in the fitness industry.
And, because these types of fitness apps are constantly changing and improving, you can always try out new apps to use with you exercise equipment. Very cool!
All you need to do is search the Google Play Store or Apple App Store for any type of fitness equipment app and give it a go!