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CES 2019: Bowflex's smart coaching app brings a digital trainer to your house

The Bowflex Max Intelligence platform is like having a personal fitness coach at home with you.


The Bowflex Max Intelligence Platform service is supposed to keep you motivated when you exercise at home.

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Bowflex, makers of a wide range of fitness equipment, has something new for your home gym -- the Max Intelligence platform. 

The Max Intelligence platform is an optional service that's compatible with Bowflex's Max Trainer M8 and M6 machines. The platform is supposed to act as a digital personal trainer in your home, keeping you motivated and adjusting your workouts for you based on your level of fitness.

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Download the app for Android or iPhone -- it costs $15 per month or $149 per year -- and complete Bowflex's "fitness assessment." This gives the software a baseline to determine the length and difficulty level that's best for you.

It also claims predictive capabilities that are supposed to automatically adjust your next workout based on your previous one. 

I got to try it out for myself and found the app fairly intuitive to navigate with straightforward workout stats and other data. 

Services like this are part of a growing trend in fitness equipment -- tools to keep you motivated while you workout at home -- and it isn't the only home fitness device we've seen here at CES 2019.

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