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Alexa can Change the Weight on NordicTrack’s Adjustable Dumbbells

Adjustable dumbbells are helpful in a home gym, but they need to manually tweak weight can be a pain when you’re trying to keep your heart rate up mid-workout. iFit’s NordicTrack badge might have Alexa do the work.

The brand has introduced iSelect Adjustable Dumbbells that can use an Alexa-capable third-party device to quickly adjust the weight from 5lbs to 50lbs using a motorized selector. Users can set exact weights, tweak weight by relative amounts or call up presets for typical exercises like bicep curls and deadlifts.

The dumbbells are unsurprisingly meant to play nicely with iFit’s $39 per month fitness subscription, but you don’t need the membership. There’s even a tablet holder on the weight tray to let you use your screen and service. This might make sense if space is at a premium or if you’d rather not hog the TV.

The NordicTrack dumbbells are available now through Amazon for $429. That’s expensive compared to many conventional adjustable sets, but you might not mind if the speed of adjustments is more important than price.  They add that some adjustable sets don’t offer this level of flexibility — the 5lb changes could help you ease into heavier weights over time.

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