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Ready to kick your next workout? Wahoo Fitness is capitalizing on the seven-minute fitness craze with its latest app. How little time can you put in at working out and still come out ripped like a Men’s Health cover model?
Hate to break it to you, but more than seven minutes. That’s not to say Wahoo isn’t smart to push the idea of quick bursts of activity. The science never said you get cover-ready in seven minutes. No, it’s about getting us off the couch.
Which sounds better: The Seven Minute Workout? Or, The Seven Minute Workout You’ll Need to Do Three Times to Burn Off a Candy Bar.
Wahoo’s goal is to make the triple workout easier by tracking repetitions in-app and via an add-on wearable. The company is actually the first to sync a wearable to Apple TV. Does it track a night of Netflix and chill? Just a thought…
Wahoo 7 Minute Workout
Available for both iOS and Android, the app integrates 12 high-intensity exercises. 30 seconds per exercise with 10-second rest periods between exercises. I’m already tired…
The app is gorgeous. Whoever they have on UI and UX needs a raise. It’s clear why Wahoo is the #1 fitness app in 127 countries. If I want to be disturbed by the low number of push ups, I may as well be looking at something nice.
Here’s the breakdown of the free version of the seven-minute workout:
Outline of all the exercises in the workout.
See video and text descriptions of each exercise.
Perform the workout with countdown timers and prompting for each exercise and breaks.
Voice prompting for each step, no need to even look at the phone!
No need for timers.
No confusion on what exercise to do next, or how to do it.
Want to go pro? You can upgrade for additional workouts, logs, duration of sets and an exercise randomizer.
Wahoo TICKR X
Those who take their seven minutes seriously will want the TICKR X. Using Bluetooth and ANT+ dual-band tech, the chest wearable tracks both motion and intensity. Those half ass push ups I’m pawning off on the app? TICKR X won’t let me get away with it.
Heart rate tracking is built in and serves up more accurate information than a wrist wearable. Wahoo Fitness didn’t create a walled garden, either. Most third-party fitness apps work with the wearable, giving you more accurate tracking.
It also integrates with the Apple Watch to give you instant feedback.
And the TICKR X is waterproof to five feet. Hey, a fitness wearable that realizes we love our swimming workouts.
Tack on the 12-month battery life and 8.5-gram weight and it’s a solid option for a chest wearable.