Tonal vs Tempo vs Mirror: Which is the best smart home gym equipment?

Medically reviewed by:
Ryan Ernsbarger, CPT, SNS

About Ryan Ernsbarger, CPT, SNS

Sports Nutrition Specialist

Ryan Ernsbarger, CPT, SNS is a certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist who is passionate about bringing a data-driven approach to fitness. With a background in both Accounting and Finance, he obsesses over how data translates over to optimizes his training and recovery. He applies this mindset both to his powerlifting and marathon training regimen.

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All these new fancy, new at home gyms are pretty next-level. They’re unique in their own ways: each seemingly designed for a different type of person.

But they’re also sizable investments; there’s no arguing that. So before you think about buying a home gym this holiday season, you should be confident that you’re investing in one you vibe with, and that’s exactly what you’ll want to use for years to come.

But before we get too deep in the weeds comparing Tonal, Tempo, and Mirror: how do smart gyms, in general, stack up against traditional home gyms? You know: the rusty old dumbbells and bench in your garage, the treadmill that’s been unplugged for the last couple of years, and those P90X DVDs that are collecting dust in the cabinet? Do these devices actually deliver comparable results, and do they have the same staying power as a trusty ol’ set of iron? 

Or maybe you’re someone who spends all their time at a gym or on Classpass. Keep this in mind when you decide whether or not investing in a home gym is worthwhile for you:

Crazy, right? It adds up. If you’re interested in the newest wave of fitness tech, read on as we take a deep dive into three of the most innovative players in the space today: Tonal, Tempo, and the Mirror (currently $700 off with code FINMIRROR!). None of them are cheap, which is exactly why we’re breaking each one down and pitting them against each other.

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What's all the buzz around smart home gym equipment?

Smart home gym equipment offers consumers a few key benefits over the traditional way of doing things – whether it’s going to a public gym or buying gear for your garage. 

  1. The ability to invest money today into equipment you’ll be using for a long time. And if you’d rather not drop all the cash up front, each gym we’ll review offers the ability to finance or rent your equipment. So with payment plans or rental costs working out to prices that are similar to what you’d see at a traditional gym, they’re actually quite affordable in the long-term.
  2. Thousands of live and on-demand classes with legit fitness instructors that will not only keep you motivated, but also teach you how to use proper form while you exercise.
  3. The convenience, flexibility, and privacy that comes with not having to leave home. How many times have you skipped the gym simply because you didn’t feel like getting ready? (A lot, personally…)
  4. Performance tracking so you never stop improving and making those gains.
  5. Sleek designs that not only don’t look like ugly gym equipment, but in some cases look downright cool
While each of the Tonal, Tempo, and Mirror check all these boxes, they do have their own advantages, disadvantages, and corners of the fitness market. Let’s talk about ’em!

🤔 Tonal vs Tempo vs Mirror: Which one's right for you?

Not all gym equipment accomplishes the same goal, and the same holds true for smart home equipment. We all have different body types, tendencies, interests, and goals when it comes to working out. So if you’re looking for that coveted, all-in-one piece of equipment that fills every possible need out there, I’m sorry to say it doesn’t exist (and honestly, probably won’t in our lifetimes). 

But what you will find is that each of these products fills certain needs, and does it really freaking well. 

First off, take a look at what each product has in common and in contrast. Start to think about the criteria you care about most in choosing the piece of equipment that’s right for you. And keep in mind that this is only the 30,000ft view, for now. 

Tonal vs Tempo vs Mirror: Smart Home Gym Equipment Feature Comparison

Starting priceFrom $59 a month$3,495$1,495
Weights includedYes - dumbbellsYes - cable machine, 200 lb
Live classes
Form check
Partner workouts
Rep counting
Strength training
Yoga and mobility✔ (+ form tracking)
Workout tracking
# of classes2000+Hundreds20,000+
1:1 Personal training$40 per class
Custom workouts

Each of these products share similarities and differences, but they all still look great on paper. While it’s always important to define each option by the boxes they check off, that doesn’t always paint the full picture. Let’s take a deeper dive into each one now: starting with the Tempo.

The Tempo Home Gym

tempo logo
tempo motion tracking gif

Do you love the idea of live, interactive classes, but aren’t not sold on the cable resistance that the Tonal offers? Let me introduce you to the Tempo. It goes back to basics in terms of weight lifting, but takes three steps forward in terms of interactivity and intelligence. The Tempo Studio boasts a whopping 42″ screen (remember the Tonal has a 24″ one) with 3D motion sensors to, again, critique your form. 

The Tempo Move gives you the ability to use your TV as your screen via the Tempo Core docking station from your phone. But it’s cooler than that. Your class instructors see everyone as these “skeleton-like” figures, which means they’re able to hone in on individuals’ form and correct mistakes in real time, without prying in on your personal life.

The Tempo Move comes included with a generous variety of workout equipment you may already be familiar with: a weight storage cabinet, the Tempo Core, four weight collars, and two dumbbells that are adjustable to either 25 or 42.5 lbs, depending on which membership level you pick. No need to reinvent the wheel, they figure. If you’ve been working out with similar equipment in the past, you won’t have much of a learning curve. And not only will most folks feel comfortable with the Tempo from day one, but it also gets stronger as you do. Its advanced form correction ensures you’re getting the most out of your movements, and personalized training programs will give you a completely tailored experience. You’re both in this for the long haul. Tune in to a live or on-demand class, burn some calories, and then stash all your weights away neatly into the weight storage system that’s so well built into the Tempo, your guests won’t even notice it at first.

Advantages of the Tempo

  • Legit, real-time form checks. The fact that Tempo is an AI device at heart is not something to take for granted. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced lifter, training with Tempo is an investment in your joint health and overall physical wellbeing.
  • The Tempo Leaderboards. Personally, I’m a super competitive guy. If I lose in Fantasy Football, it ruins my day. So the ability to compete with a larger community through Tempo’s leaderboards is pretty epic. It goes a long way in adding a “group” element to working out that you wouldn’t even get in a traditional gym (unless you do Crossfit). 
  • Personalized stats help you track your progress, hit milestones, and achieve your fitness goals. This’ll go a long way in keeping you accountable. 
  • Privacy — one of the key reasons consumers choose to work out in the comfort of their own homes. Tempo’s form-checking motion tracking displays you as a skeleton to your instructor, which means they see only what they need to, and nothing more. 
  • Provides the most resistance for muscle building. So if your primary goal is to build muscle, and all other factors come after that, the Tempo may be your best bet. The Tonal comes close, but with the option to load your Tempo’s barbell up to a whopping 300 lbs, it’s the clear winner. 
  • Comes in two color ways: black or white. For a device as large as it is, it’s great to see that design is still top-of-mind for them.
  • Premium equipment. Tempo hooks you up with stainless steel dumbbells and a barbell, which alongside their rubber-coated plates, should last you many years to come. These things really do feel so nice to the touch.
  • Not only does the Tempo Studio come with a generous selection of weights, but also handy storage for them. Weights in the front cupboard, dumbbells and barbell in the back, and all your guests see is a sleek 42” HD touchscreen. Tempo keeps this minimalist theme with the Move, which can hide all the equipment inside the compact storage cabinet.
  • Has raised a total $77M in funding to date, which means they don’t plan to stop innovating and investing in their customers anytime soon.

Disadvantages of the Tempo

  • 115 lb of weights, in total. Tempo provides you with a great selection of equipment (dumbbells, a barbell, plates, and more) but if you need additional 25 lb or 45 lbs weights, those’ll come at an additional cost.
  • Tempo’s built-in weight storage is great from a visual perspective, but won’t stop your downstairs neighbors from knocking on your door when you inevitably drop a heavy weight or two. 
  • Like with the Tonal, rep counting can be finicky. This generally only occurs if you’ve deviated too far from the 6′ of clearance required in front of the Tempo. Any in my personal experience, hasn’t mattered. 
  • No bench included. Update: Tempo has come out with two new plans (the Plus and the Pro) that offer an adjustable bench, kettlebells, squat rack, etc. The whole nine yards. 
  • You’re not able to customize the music that the Tempo plays, beyond the various playlists they offer.  If you listening to your own music in your Airpods, this may not matter, though. 

Tempo Reviews: What are others on the internet saying?

4.9 (35 reviews)
Despite its steep asking price, I believe that the Tempo Studio is worth it, especially given the current public health situation. I personally don't plan to step into a gym or boutique fitness studio anytime soon, but I found this device to be a fun engaging alternative.
One thing's for sure. The Tempo Studio brings a new level of personalization to onscreen workouts. It's an excellent example of AI assistance done right.

Is Tempo Worth It?

The Tempo is a hot product. Their sales have absolutely skyrocketed since their presale back in February, and with a device as clean as is it, and a fresh round of VC funding, Tempo is quickly establishing itself as a leader in the smart gym equipment industry. The tech behind their AI form checking is best-in-class, which is great for lifters at any level of experience or age. 

When you first get started with the Tempo, it’ll help you determine which weights you should start using for each exercise, as well as super useful performance metrics like calories burned, reps done, weight lifted, etc. This is almost essential for beginner lifters, and very useful for intermediate lifters. But again, advanced weightlifters will find themselves wishing the Tempo offered a bit more weight once you progress past certain plateaus.  

If you’re intrigued by the idea of live classes, form checks by best-in-class instructors, the huge 42″ interactive screen, and a versatile set of workout equipment, consider giving the Tempo a shot. Whether you’re looking for exercises for HIIT, mobility, cardio, recovery, yoga, or strength training, Tempo’s workout library is broad enough for you and the rest of the family to get (and stay) in great shape. 

The Tonal Home Gym

The Tonal is arguably the most complete piece of home gym equipment on the market today. Two adjustable arms with cable handles on either side allow for 170+ unique movements, whether you’re working upper or lower body. Just pick a class of your choice and follow along as your instructor walks you through the motions, motivates you, and delivers a pretty stellar workout. It’s got hundreds of high intensity, yoga, and guided strength training programs, with new ones added every week.

Tonal’s digital weight system uses electromagnetic energy to deliver up to 200 pounds of resistance (100lb on each arm). And not only does the huge 24″ touch screen in the middle of the Tonal connect you with personal trainers for on-demand classes, but it also tracks your workouts in real-time and uses Artificial Intelligence to watch and correct your form with its 17 different sensors. More recently, they came out with live classes, too.

When you first set up your Tonal, it’ll have you go through an initial strength assessment where it learns more about your individual body and strength levels. From there, it will recommend what weights you should be lifting for each exercise, give you adjustments as you go, and deliver automatic workout tracking and reporting. And since the Tonal uses magnets and electricity instead of physical weights and dumbbells, it can even offer you some advanced features like Spotter Mode and Eccentric movements (changing levels of resistance throughout the range of motion for that exercise). Wild. 


tonal screen

The Tonal, at heart, is your workout partner. Motivational classes and form checking aside, it lets you know how you performed yesterday vs today, and sets you up for continual success at your own pace. While other systems instruct you to do a specific movement for a designated period of time, the Tonal goes by reps — meaning it’s already set you up with a perfect weight and rep scheme,  which you complete at your own pace (super important for avoiding injury!). It learns more about your body over time and sets you up for success. Strength training can be pretty daunting challenge for a lot of folks out there, and the Tonal takes all the guesswork out of it, so you can focus on getting stronger and healthier. 

Advantages of the Tonal

  • The Tonal’s sleek design packs down considerably more than you’d expect from a cable machine.
  • “Spotter Mode” adjusts weight resistance in a way that mimics what you’d feel from someone spotting you in real life. 
  • “Eccentric training” and “Chain Training” modes accentuate different portions of the lift, giving you a dynamic resistance throughout the range of motion. Advanced fitness buffs know how awesome this is.
  • Specialized “Partner Classes” mean you and a partner can take on a class together, alternating sets. 
  • Virtual group workouts allow you and your friends to work out together, on your own Tonals, at the same time. This one really makes me wish my buddies all had Tonals!
  • The range of motion of the pulley system is excellent, even for tall (6’+) folks.
  • Real-time feedback so it can automatically adjust the resistance during your workout if it senses the current weight is too easy or hard for you.
  • Excellent speaker system, including the ability to easily change the volume of music vs the instructor individually.
  • If you choose your pause/cancel your monthly membership to Tonal’s library of classes, you can still use the Tonal without a subscription. You won’t be able to watch an instructor show you the moves, but it still works as a home gym. And on that note: the Tonal negates the need for you to own any physical weights in the house
  • Tonal has raised a whopping $90M to date. Not only is it clear that their sights are set on bringing an incredibly innovative product to market, but they’ve got the Venture Capital support to do it.

Disadvantages of the Tonal

  • The most expensive option, by a significant margin. The starting price is $3,495, but their Smart Accessories pack is pretty necessary and will run you another $495.
  • It’s potentially less durable. Cable machines aren’t known for being the longest lasting pieces of equipment out there. While they offer unique levels of resistance that are great for building muscle, the cables and connectors can fray and will eventually require repair. Too early to say whether or not this is a recurring issue for Tonal, though.
  • The Tonal doesn’t offer any live classes. While it does have a camera, it doesn’t actually do much yet. People who have a physical injury that requires rehabilitation can use the camera to connect with a personal trainer, but this is a one-off instance and won’t benefit 99% of people day-to-day.
  • Sometimes misses your reps if you’re not the right distance away from its sensors.
  • The 100 lb weight resistance per arm is very limiting for advanced gym-goers, especially when you think about full-body leg exercises like the squat and deadlift. Although electromagnetic resistance actually feels quite a bit different than you’re used to, so this ends up feeling more like 130 pounds on each side.
  • Although Tonal offers the longest free trial (90 days), it’s still the least forgiving among these three companies, considering you have to install the Tonal into studded walls.
  • You’ll have to ensure that the area in which you want to install your Tonal is large enough for it to fit.
  • As of November 2021, the Tonal we ordered took 3 weeks to arrive via white-glove delivery. The delivery company is also a bit tricky to reschedule with.
  • Multi-week classes can get repetitive, since each week’s class is just a repeat of the prior week’s.

Tonal Reviews: What are others on the internet saying?

4.8 (58 reviews)

Tonal’s website boasts hundreds of 5 star reviews, but it’s important to always take them with a grain of salt and look elsewhere, too. In Tonal’s case, though, you don’t have to travel far. There’s an entire Facebook group of Tonal users sharing tips, progress, and stories with each other. And on Reddit, there’s an entire subreddit dedicated to doing the same. On there, one Tonal owner writes,

The engineering is amazing. I simply can’t believe this is the first iteration of this machine. Everything works great and the touchscreen is super responsive. The Bluetooth enabled accessories pair effortlessly and make working out fun as hell. When you press the button and feel the pressure of the weight starting to pull you get a little rush.
Conversation Starter
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I am constantly telling everyone about Tonal. I also have an Instagram page dedicated to my Tonal workouts. I am absolutely smitten with Tonal.
Janelle R
Tonal automatically adjust the weights for each movement
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I love Tonal! The coaches are great and I love that the work out programs are planned and Tonal automatically adjusts the weights for each movement. I just need to show up, put in the work and try not to die in the process!
Patrick W
Serious tech
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Coolnes factor aside, this piece of equipment is a legitimate all-in-one gym. I originally used Tonal in free-lift mode, creating my own workouts, but I've since signed up for multi-week programs ("The House that Paul Built" by Paul is currently killing me slowly.) The programs are tough, but encouraging. There's nothing out there that can challenge you like Tonal's eccentic mode. The barbell squat with accentric mode on is my curren favorite move. Incredibly grateful for Tonal.

Is Tonal Worth It?

For the vast majority of consumers out there, the Tonal really does feel like the complete package. Strength training, yoga, high intensity cardio, expert guidance and form checking all come together in a super sleek product. 

But you get what you pay for, and with the Tonal, you certainly are paying. It’s by far the most expensive piece in this review by a margin of at least $1,000 — and another $500 if you decide to invest in their Smart Accessories pack. It includes some awesome attachments (Smart Bar, Rope, Bench, etc.) for those adjustable arms to help you get the most of our Tonal, so I highly recommend taking it into account. 

Now for a company that markets itself as a replacement for going to the gym, Tonal won’t be a perfect replacement for highly advanced weight lifters. Quite frankly, no single piece of home gym equipment will be. Remember each adjustable arm can provide up to 100 pounds of resistance. So for folks who are used to squatting 3-400+ pounds in the gym, the Tonal’s digital weight system just can’t provide you the same levels of resistance. 

tonal vs tempo
Tempo Left, Tonal Right

But if you’re willing to sacrifice some of the dumbbells and equipment of a traditional gym in exchange for all the flexibility, convenience, and awesome tech in the Tonal, the decision gets a lot easier. And for people who would consider themselves beginner or advanced in the gym, it’s almost a no-brainer. 

The Mirror Interactive Home Gym

mirror logo
Can we take a moment to appreciate this beautiful logo design?

While the Tonal and the Tempo offer resistance-based approaches to helping users gain strength, the Mirror is a far more cardio-based device. In fact, the Mirror doesn’t come with any physical weights or cable mechanism at all. Just power your Mirror on with the app and pick from tens of thousands of available classes: cardio, dance, stretching, sculpting, yoga, boxing, pilates, and more. Mirrors classes are led by some of the country’s top fitness instructors, like Orange Theory, and are designed for participants of all skill levels. 

mirror yoga

The entire Mirror is a touchless screen, so you’re getting the most lifelike experience of any of the three devices. When you’re tuning in to one of over 70 new classes a week, or thousands of on-demand one, the experience really is unmatched. If you already own some fitness equipment at home, like dumbbells or kettlebells, there are plenty of strength training workouts available. And if not, the Mirror comes with resistance bands so you can get a good mix of cardio-based and resistance-based workouts.

mirror boxing

Advantages of the Mirror

  • The Mirror is, by far, the sleekest of the three options. And since you don’t need to install the Mirror into a wall, it’s also the most portable solution. So if you think you might want to work out in different rooms around the house, or plan on moving soon, Mirror will save you some headaches down the road.
  • It’s the most affordable option out there, for what it is. Not only is their starting price low, but they almost always offer some sort of additional coupon code.  
  • The ability to sync to Apple Watch (or other bluetooth heart rate monitors) is pretty powerful. While the Apple Watch isn’t capable of counting reps or weight of exercises you’re doing, it does a pretty good job of counting calories you’re burning and time spent exercising.
  • Mirror has the best variety of workouts for every type of equipment you may already own – kettlebells, dumbbells, bands, or none at all. So if you’re someone who already owns gym equipment at home, you could be looking at some nice cost savings. Keep in mind, though, that the Mirror is very cardio-heavy.
  • They seem to have the largest collection (10,000+) of both on-demand and new live classes, meaning you’ll likely never get caught repeating old classes (unless you want to).
  • Huge selection of yoga, boxing, and cardio classes. Like, thousands-of-classes-huge. Tonal and Tempo offer some, too, but clearly focus on resistance-based strength training. 
  • Because the screen is so large and weights often aren’t required for classes, Mirror is the best bet for those wanting to get a fun workout in with their kids
  • The Mirror App allows you to access and play workout and yoga videos from all your devices.
  • Mirror was purchased by Lululemon for $500M recently, which may put your mind at ease about the future of the company.
  • Mirror’s extensive music selection gives it an edge against both Tonal and Tempo. 

Disadvantages of the Mirror

  • You can not use the Mirror without a subscription (except as a literal mirror). So when you’re deciding if the Mirror is right for you, don’t just take the upfront $1,845 cost into account – think about whether or not you’re able to pay a recurring $39/mo fee for the membership itself.
  • Doesn’t include any physical weights, like the other two do (besides resistance bands). But if you’re someone who already owns some, this is actually a plus (since you’re not double-paying).
  • No touch screen. Supposedly this was strategically done to prevent fingerprint smudges on the mirror (which makes sense), but I still find that a bit disappointing, personally. 
  • Doesn’t have any AI tech in it, which means no performance tracking. It can still track your heart rate, but nowadays, a Samsung smart fridge probably can, too. 
  • With a one-year warranty, Mirror is the least forgiving. Just don’t throw a dumbbell through it and it shouldn’t matter, though. 

Mirror Reviews: What are others on the internet saying?

4.9 (186 reviews)
I have a regret... not buying it sooner.
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I am so glad that I got The Mirror, but I wish I had gotten it sooner. I'm a bit (a lot) overweight and very self conscious about it. This is finally a way that I can get back to shape. The classes are great, very motivational, and there are good choices for a person just starting out. Rachel, Lance, and the rest of the instructors are awesome. I've had it a few months and I've dropped weight and I'm already in much better shape. And I'm sticking with it. I'm thrilled!
Abigail Joe
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Mirror looks sleek and really makes an awesome product but I would rather choose smart mirrors that allows using my fave trainning app like QAIO Flex, or Smartspot that checks on the mirror if the forming is good. Pros: Good for in the home workouts Cons: Limited to the one application only
Anne Holland
You really deserve a #10 rating!
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Highest quality products on the market! We are realtors & flip homes. So pleased we found you. Definitely have our business. Thank you, thank you!
Rochelle Elias
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Get it now becaue you won't regret it. Think of it as another way you won't make an excuse why you couldn't work out today 🙂 Pros: It's unreal! What's not to like about a virtual trainer except you get a ton of them and a community of people all in your home. Cons: Add sports skills perhaps for teens?

Is Mirror Worth It?

The Mirror comes in at the lowest price among the three, but at the expense of no weights or equipment (other than resistance bands and a heart rate monitor). You’re getting at 20,000+ class workout library, massive screen, and working tracking. For that reason, some critics of the Mirror call it a “glorified TV.” Harsh words, for sure, but the sentiment is fair. 

But if you have the income to support the purchase and recurring membership cost, and the Mirror is a successful catalyst for getting you and your family spending time and getting in shape together, does it really matter? 

It’s very easy, when rigorously researching purchases of this scale, to get caught up in the minute details about features, price, pros, and cons. Sometimes it helps to step back for a minute and think hard about what outcome you’re trying to achieve. If you’re searching for an innovative piece of workout equipment for your home that doesn’t look like a big hunk of metal, and you just need that extra push to leading a more healthy, active lifestyle, the Mirror is a stellar product. And I don’t think even critics of the Mirror can argue that. 

Tonal vs Tempo vs Mirror: Smart Home Gym Equipment Compared

Starting priceFrom $59 a month$3,495$1,495
Customer rating4.9 ✩ (35 ratings)4.8 &#10025 (58 ratings)4.9 &#10025 (187 ratings)
Shipping and Installation$0$250$250
Coupon code FINMIRROR for $700 off
Membership costIncluded. $39 per month if purchasing Studio equipment$59.95 per month$39 per month
Optional add-onsAdditional 25 lb or 45 lb weights$495 Accessory pack (recommended)$100 Starter kit
Free trial period30 days90 days30 days
Warranty3 years3 years1 year
Payment planStarts at $69/moStarts at $149/moStarts at $42/mo
PortabilityEasy to move, but heavy.Worst. Installation requires studs.By far the most portable.
Touch screenStudio: Yes. Move: No.
Number of accounts incl. w/ membershipThe whole houseUnlimited6 users

🧑‍⚖️ The Verdict: Which smart home gym is right for you? Tonal vs Tempo vs Mirror

Just as there’s no single perfect piece of home gym equipment for everyone, there’s no one right answer to this question. Everyone has his or her own preferences when it comes to working out, and each of these products fits a different need. 

The Tempo is a happy medium between the Tonal and the Mirror. It’s ‘s arguably the best combination of versatility and ease-of-setup. The Studio’s 42″ screen and the Move’s ability to stream directly on your TV both really make it feel like you’re a part of fitness classes, which is a huge perk when you’re training at home (where its industrial design looks pretty slick, btw). You’ll have access to a ton of different workouts regardless of your fitness goals, which is particularly awesome for beginner lifters. 

And for intermediates all the way up to advanced lifters, the traditional barbell and dumbbells have a level of familiarity that makes the investment in this home gym far less daunting. Plus, the option to order additional 25 lb and 42.5 lb weights means that you’ll likely never outgrow this gym partner. And on that note, all the sweet form checking, personalization, and workout tracking means it’ll give you an even more personalized experience than your real life gym partner. 

Taking the plunge and moving to a monthly membership plan with equipment rental, as well as their Tempo Studio Plus and Pro plans, really gives me the vibe that they’re aiming to be the #1 smart home gym when it comes to physical weights and equipment. So, so cool, imo. 

The Tonal is best suited for intermediate to advanced lifters who have experience with and a passion for strength training. For people who are at least fairly comfortable in the gym, want to continue building strength long-term, and are able to pay the premium for the Tonal, it’s the best choice. That $3,500 price tag is nothing to bat an eye at, but if you’re willing to invest a bit more heavily into your health and wellness, the decision becomes much easier. Granted, the commitment of installing it sort of hurts the value of the free trial. But if you’re willing to drill into a couple of studs, there’s no doubt you’re going to be STOKED on your new Tonal. 

And the Mirror is great for people who want an at-home gym solution without it looking like they live in a gym. It has, by far, the sleekest design of the three products reviewed here. Since it doesn’t come with any actual fitness equipment, Mirror is also the best choice for people who are looking for fun cardio and yoga programs, as opposed to rigorous strength training regimens. Or for those who do like strength training but already have equipment at home, going with the Mirror saves you from having to buy more equipment than you need. You’d be surprised by the quality of workouts you can get with just some light weights, resistance bands, and a great Mirror trainer. 

And let’s not pretend as if price doesn’t come into play. Starting at $1,845 and regularly offering around $350 off, it’s by far the most affordable. If you’re someone who doesn’t plan on needing a bunch of additional weights, or would prefer to buy the essentials on OfferUp or Craigslist, the Mirror is a fantastic solution. After all, there’s a reason they’re the market leader.

At the end of the day, Tempo, Tonal, and the Mirror all offer nice 30 day warranties, so don’t be afraid to take a break from the research, pull the trigger on a product, and try it out. Whichever one you choose, you probably won’t be disappointed. Seriously