iFit Review

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iFit is an online provider of fitness routines. Users can choose to join the website for free and download free work outs for various fitness equipment including ellipticals, treadmills and stationary bikes. Several weight loss tools are also offered on the website for members. iFit currently only allows members who have an activation code from an iFit compatible piece of fitness equipment, but some workouts are available for viewing via video online.

List of Ingredients

Workouts for iFit compatible fitness equipment.

Product Features

iFit is an integrated workout system that links fitness equipment to the Internet for a whole new level of fitness. When a machine is compatible with iFit, an Internet connection allows the machine to store new work out routines and programs for use. If the machine comes with 15 preprogrammed routines, for instance, the iFit website allows the user to download many, many more as desired.

The limitation to the iFit website is the fact that users must have an activation code from their equipment literature in order to take advantage of the online tools for weight loss. There are free videos that can be used to spice up a workout routine, but they will not be saved to your treadmill, elliptical or stationary bike.

Some workouts are free to download while others can be purchased from the official website. The cost of iFit downloads are between $20 and $30 depending on the length of the workout and the total number of workouts in a given set. iFit SD cards are used with some machines to speed up the download process.

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Advantages

  • iFit can supply an ever changing source of fitness routines.

Disadvantages

  • iFit tools are limited to people who own an iFit machine.
  • Purchasing work outs can become very expensive.
  • iFit machines typically require an Internet connection to work.
  • Losing weight requires continued dedication to working out.
  • There is no mention of diet or supplements on the iFit website.

Conclusion

iFit may be a great option for someone who owns an iFit compatible machine, but for everyone else, the tools are locked and unavailable. iFit is an expensive alternative to workout videos and audio downloads. Working out, while a crucial part of the weight loss system, is something that requires dedication and time. Not everyone will have the time to search workouts then download the files to a machine or SD card. Some users also complain about problems with downloads and slow Internet connection links to iFit.

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18 User Reviews about iFit

  • 1
    Ariel

    If you buy a machine with ifit enabled thinking you get some cool training videos, maps (depending your model) you should know it requires a service and its very, very expensive one.
    For the right to get their free workouts, you get the pleasure of paying $10 a month. After which you pay extra for the none beginner content.
    Do your research, their videos from the showroom are cool but can be misleading with respect to what you get out of the box and what you need to pay for.
    Another down … iFit is really a closed ecosystem. I was looking at using together with myfitnesspal app but they don’t work together. MyFitnessPal app works with dozens of other apps but no iFit. Checking iFit web site, shows no partners. I suspect its because of their business model where they want you to nickel and dime you. It sorts of explains their naming scheme …. it reminds me of another company with its line of “I” products

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  • 2
    Bonnie

    Does a Fitbit one fit in your band or clip?

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  • 3
    Dave

    Junk ! Every one I found around town was returned . I bought one from sears thinking oh well it must be aright . Wrong ! No Manuel , registered under another name . I’ve called IFit many times only to be disappointed . I’ve since found out that I need a tablet to show the on screen trails and have to speed up and elevate or lower along with change the speed on the treadmill . Super disappointed with this product . It’s going back .

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  • 4
    Jan

    SCAM- after spending hours and hours on the phone with 3 different people, it just does not work with my modem, I had all of the requirements that you are told to have, but my modem is not DHCP, what ever!! One customer service rep told me to go to KMART and buy a new modem and change all of my computers, phones etc to make it work for the ifit, now when I call to return my modeule (on phone for 35 minutes) I was told I have to pay a 10% restocking fee and will have to pay for shipping /handling to send back and they will also deduct the amount from my refuse- if only one person does not go thru this, I am happy. BEWARE and AVOID this company.

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  • 5
    Scott Suhr

    I bought the Proform Le Tour with iFit. After I got the bike to link with iFit, it worked fine. BUT — since March it has not uploaded any of my workout stats to the iFit website. AND I cannot download any workouts to the bike (and thus cannot link to Streetview.

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  • 6
    Greymist

    Almost a year ago, my wife and I signed up for the ifit service to go with our treadmill. Until November 2012, the service worked well. Then ifit rolled out an untested upgrade that has caused nothing but headaches and problems for their customers. After four months of not getting the services that I had already paid for (we signed up and paid for a year), I finally decided to put this horrendous company behind me. I pulled the ifit module from my treadmill and will not be inserting it again. They could not give this service away for free as it adds no value to the exercise experience, but definitely detracts from the experience. My advice to anyone even remotely thinking about spending real money on ifit is to not do it. Your money will be wasted if you deal with this company – and that’s a guarantee.

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    T

    AMEN! Terrible company and terrible customer service.

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  • 7
    The Greek

    IMO, iFit is absolutely terrible and definitely not worth your money. The ability to create your own custom workout on Google maps is a cool feature but you can never create anything longer than 15 miles. I’m a biker and want to go 30+ miles…what the heck!?!?.

    All the data tracking features and charts don’t work. Data gets recorded inaccurately and can’t be corrected. Several features made available on the web page don’t work. You actually have to delete some of your historical information (past accomplished goals) in order to create new ones. Huh?

    It’s as if this is a beta version not worth anybody’s money and is being mass marketed to bilk you out of $100 by simply posting a pretty picture of Jullian Michaels on the cover and riding the coat-tail of the nice graphics by Google maps.

    Save your dough and wait about 3 years before even considering.

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    David J

    agree fully, programs are underwhelming and hardware functionality is crippled without a premium account on ifit… borderline false advertising.

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    daniele

    excuse me, which function are disposable without the membership subscription? i’m only interested in creating my own workout.. thank you

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  • 8
    allen

    An absolute waste of money. I originally purchased this item so I could calculate the milage I was doing on our eliptical. Never did succeed. I bought it for $100, never worked as expected and now I have been informed that I am required to subscribe for $99 a year. NO THANKS, I don’t need to pay for frustration of lost connection. I rate this product -5 stars.

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  • 9
    Shinya

    I’m really disappointed with iFit.
    - Workouts are not uploaded right after workout is done.
    - Time stamps of workouts are not incorrect.
    - Statistics on the web site is almost useless. Sort order is ramdam and there is no calendar view.
    - User support is the worst. Phone calls have never been picked up. I sent several email and they never replied to them.

    I think one star is too much for them.
    Their web site is not good enough even if it’s free.
    I paid $100 for them and I am really disappointed with them.

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  • 10
    Michael

    three months ago i would have given it 4 1/2 out of 5, now i’m stretching to give it 1 1/2. After the update, it seems to be one problem after the other and is very frustrating when trying to use on a regular basis.

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  • 11
    Marcio

    I bought the ifit wifi module approximately 6 months ago and I would give a 3 star for the device if was not for the recent problems already described by others. Essentially, the wifi module does not work with Google maps anymore. The workouts are still logged in the website (terrible redesign and transition), but what is the use if we can not make use of the maps feature anymore? BTW, customer service practically does not exist.

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  • 12
    Mjpaust

    I bought the ifit card a week ago and it is still not working. Despite numerous emails with support after a website update they no longer reply or give any feedback. It seems currently many people are experiencing the same issues and the support response is to be patient and wait. On top of buying the ifit module I also stupidly bought the iPad app which just helped me waste a further $20. Such a shame it sounded like such a good addiition to my treadmill and workout regime!
    Very frustrated owner.
    Mark – mjpaust

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  • 13
    S.K.

    Horrible customer service! Bad attitude of everyone I’ve ever spoken with there. Nightmarish web redesign included time when the treadmill couldn’t even by used! They need to revamp (again) and fix things!

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  • 14
    Disappointed iFit User

    Pros:
    1. The iFit works OK with Google Earth/maps.

    Cons:
    1. Drops wireless signal unless it’s in the same room as the wireless router. Ours is in the garage (1 interior wall away from the router) and I lose the connection 30-40% of the time. When I installed it in its existing location, the iFit module rated the signal as “very good”.

    2. Not compatible with 802.11 n & comparable wireless security encryption.

    3. Any change to your profile’s workouts on the iFit site deletes your scheduled workouts and you have to start from the beginning.

    Should be sold as a beta version until the wireless module reception is fixed and the web site’s data base is more user-friendly.

    I probably wouldn’t buy it again.

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  • 15
    George

    Note that some iFit features are not available on some treadmills ie I have an XTR90 and only self drawn maps are available, no preset workouts or maps are available at this time

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