When it comes to exercising, proper technique can make all the difference, and nothing improves technique like being able to watch yourself in the mirror as you perform an exercise. A company called Mirror is now tapping into the home fitness market with their brand new eponymous device.
The device itself is essentially just a mirror placed on top of a 40-inch 1080p vertical display which can play prerecorded or live fitness classes. What this device allows users to do is watch themselves alongside a trainer who is performing the exact same movement, allowing the user to make necessary adjustments in an effort to match the form of the trainer.
A fair warning, however. This device is not cheap. It costs close to $1,500, but includes a heart rate monitor which can be worn across the chest as well as resistance bands of varying difficulties. In addition, the monthly subscription to personal training sessions will cost another $39.
Despite the expensive price tag, this device does come with several convenient features. For starters, it has built-in speakers, so there’s no need to sync with an external audio or Bluetooth source. The user can either play their own music through Spotify Premium or listen to Mirror’s own playlist as they workout.
The Mirror also comes with a 5-megapixel built-in camera at the top along with a privacy cover. However, this feature is only utilized if users pay for individual training sessions.
Mirror’s live workout classes are filmed in a studio in New York. During these classes, professional instructors have the ability to see who is attending and they can even call out each participant by name. Mirror also shows participants their heart rates and calories burned in real time, as well as an overall report of the workout once it’s finished.
For anyone looking to spend the money on an amazing at-home workout training device, we can’t recommend the Mirror enough.