What It’s Like to Subscribe to Tempo
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How Tempo Works
First, decide if you would like to purchase the Tempo Move or the Tempo Studio. The Move doesn’t include the 42” touchscreen and the cabinet can hold fewer weights, but the class experience is otherwise the same. Your Tempo will be delivered within 2-4 weeks of purchase, and then you’ll be ready to start working out.
The Tempo is powered by 3D vision and AI, allowing it to learn about your body and goals to help you progress faster (and safer). This feedback comes in the form of form correction and ways to advance your workout. Tempo 3D vision has been refined over 100,000 hours of combined training, so you can trust the feedback the machine is giving. The technology also allows Tempo to make weight recommendations for you for every weighted move and counts your reps. Tempo can also track your performance to make personalized recommendations and adjust your workout plan.
The Tempo works best when you have space to workout: they recommend having a minimum of a 6’ x 8’ space to workout in.
Tempo Class Types
While Tempo is primarily known for its strength workouts, you can also take classes ranging from cardio boxing to yoga and HIIT to mobility. Tempo has thousands of classes in its on demand library, and you can join live workouts daily as well. Classes range in length from 5 min to 60 min. Tempo will create personal workout plans and make class recommendations based on your goals. Additionally, based on what the machine knows about you, it will recommend weights for you for each move in class.
Tempo Instructor Highlights
Tempo has 7 instructors to choose from, all with different specialities. Take yoga classes from the Head Yogi Jeremy or boxing classes with ex-Rumble instructor Colby.
Tempo Away From Home
Never miss a workout again with your Tempo subscription. Workout from wherever you are, whenever you want, by taking classes on the Tempo app via your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Because Tempo’s workouts are designed without relying on a single piece of equipment like a treadmill or a bike, you will have a large library of classes to choose from no matter where your workout takes you. One thing to know when you take classes on the road, is the 3D vision technology will not work directly from your phone so you will not be able to have the Tempo track your form or count reps.
The Tempo offers two products: the Move and the Studio. The Tempo Move costs $495 and includes and includes the weight storage cabinet, weighted plates ranging from 1.25 to 5 pounds, and an HDMI cable to connect with your iPhone and TV. Tempo offers 0% APR financing, bringing the monthly price to $16/month over 24 months if you choose to go this route. The Tempo Studio starts at $2,495 and goes up to $3,995, depending on how many weights you want included with your purchase. With financing, prices range from $41/month to $78/month over 48 months. Both the Move and the Studio come in light grey and dark grey. The monthly subscription for classes comes in at $39/month.
Try Tempo risk-free with a 30-day free trial: not loving your workouts? Schedule a free return within 30 days for a full refund.
Tempo Pros and Cons
- The Tempo has storage for all weights it comes with, so you don’t need to worry about scattered weights throughout your home
- Create personal workout plans based on your goals
- The AI technology in the Tempo allows for personal guidance and feedback
- For those that prefer running or spinning for their cardio, these are not class types supported with the Tempo
- Unlike the products of some competitors, which you can use without a subscription, you’ll need to use the $39 monthly subscription to use the Tempo
- Classes do not come with a pre-set playlist; you pick a genre and the Tempo will play music from its library
What Else Should You Know About Tempo
You can have multiple people on your Tempo subscription: up to 6 people to be exact, so you can share with family and friends.
Is Tempo Worth It?
If you’re a gym rat and looking to shake up your exercise routine, or workout from home more efficiently, Tempo could be a great choice for you. While it has a high price tag of $2,495 for the Studio, Tempo offers 0% APR financing with $0 down, meaning you could pay as little as $80/month for your Tempo + subscription. For the smaller Move, you’re looking at $55/month with 0% APR financing. By comparison, gym memberships can range from $30-$250/month, or paying to go to exercise classes 3x/week every month can run you up to $360/month.
How Tempo Compares to Other Fitness Products
Tempo vs. Peloton: Both Tempo and Peloton offer multiple class types, ranging from cardio to strength to yoga and with a variety of lengths and difficult levels. If you are looking for a hard cardio workout, Peloton could be the better choice with its proprietary bike technology. However, if strength training & personal training is the name of the game, Tempo is the right choice for you. Unlike Peloton, the Tempo will count your reps, make weight recommendations, and provide real-time form feedback. Pricing of the Peloton Bike is the same as the Tempo Studio.
Tempo vs. Tonal: Tonal is another popular at-home strength training option. Similarly to Tempo, Tonal counts your reps, provides real time form feedback, and will make weight recommendations. Tonal does not offer live classes and it is operated through cables and pulleys, versus free weights. Free weights allow for a full range of motion and support a wide array of exercises, so some people prefer the weights to the cables. The pricing for Tonal is quite a bit higher than Tempo: it starts at $2,995 and you need to buy the smart accessories package for $495, versus pricing between $395-$2,495 for the Tempo. Additionally, the subscription for Tonal is $49’month, vs. $39/month for Tempo.
Tempo vs. MIRROR: Both Tempo and MIRROR offer multiple class types, ranging from cardio to strength to yoga and with a variety of lengths and difficult levels. MIRROR has the option to purchase connected weights, which can track rep count, similar to the weights on the Tempo for strength classes. Outside of this, MIRROR does not correct form throughout class or make weight recommendations. MIRROR has a larger diversity of class types, especially in the cardio world. Pricing for the MIRROR starts at $1,495, making it in between the price point of the Tempo Move & Tempo Studio.