Echelon’s Connect Sport exercise bike is discounted for Walmart’s Deals for Days sales event – save $100 and get a free month of Echelon United and FitPass

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Echelon’s Connect Sport exercise bike is $100 off during Walmart’s ‘Deals for Days’ event

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If you’ve had your eye on an exercise bike but have yet to pull the trigger, let this be the nudge you need: Right now during Walmart’s Deals for Days event, a competing Amazon Prime Day sale, the Echelon’s Connect Sport exercise bike is discounted by $100, bringing its price down to $497 – which is one of the best deals we’ve seen on it since Black Friday.

Not only is that one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on the bike, but Walmart’s also throwing in a free 30-day membership to Echelon United and FitPass. With Echelon United, members have access to a growing library of live and on-demand spin classes, while FitPass is the brand’s off-bike service, offering HIIT, yoga, and strength training classes (among many others).

While we’re big fans of Echelon’s high-end exercise bike, the EX5S, the Connect Sport is actually a far better deal – especially now considering it’s discounted during Walmart’s Deals for Days event. The Connect Sport features an easy-to-use resistance dial that spans 32 different levels, a comfortable, ergonomic design, and adjustable toe cage pedals (so you won’t need to buy spin shoes).

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Is the Echelon Connect Sport a good exercise bike?

Though it may not have as many bells and whistles as, say, the Peloton Bike+ or NordicTrack’s S22i, the Connect Sport is a great entry-level exercise bike that delivers an effective cardio workout. There’s no touchscreen display or automatically adjusting resistance (even the original Peloton didn’t have this), but the rest of the Connect Sport, like its design, ride experience, and durability, put in on par with many higher-end bikes.

And don’t let the lack of that touchscreen sway you; the Connect Sport’s handlebars feature dedicated space for you to use a screen of your own, be it a smartphone or tablet.

The fact this bike’s on sale for under $500 while also coming with a free month of unlimited access to streaming classes makes it that much more of an attractive deal.

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Can I stream Peloton classes with this bike?

Since the Connect Sport doesn’t have its own onboard touchscreen, you’re able to freely stream any fitness class or service you like, so long as you have something to stream it on (e.g., a smartphone, tablet, computer, or streaming device). This includes Peloton’s Digital Membership, NordicTrack’s iFit, or any other brand that offers on-demand classes.

Do keep in mind that Walmart’s Deals for Days discount does come with a free 30-day membership to Echelon United, the brand’s streaming library of live and on-demand classes. This means that you’ll have at least one free month of unlimited content before needing to pay for access (which is $40 per month).

Will Walmart hold a sale during Amazon Prime Day 2021?

Walmart will hold its own Deals for Days event from June 20 to 23, an entire day before and outlasting Amazon Prime Day 2021. Some deals are already live, so you can start saving now.

If this sounds familiar, Walmart did the same thing last year. Walmart’s Big Save Event in 2020 ran from October 13 through 15 – a full day longer than Prime Day. The event featured a wide variety of deals available around the clock, with many going out of stock well before the sale ended.

Are Walmart’s Deals for Days worth buying?

If prior sales events are any indicator, many of Walmart’s Prime Day deals are worth buying. Many tend to directly compete with the sales we see via Amazon and retailers like Target and Best Buy during the event. Some may even be the best prices we’ve seen for certain products. Check out our guide to the best deals from the event happening now.

What deals should I expect from Walmart during its Deals for Days event?

Along with announcing the date for Walmart’s Deals for Days event, Walmart provided a sneak peek at some big discounts you can expect from the event.

We also expect Walmart’s sale to feature many of the same product categories it has in the past. This includes entertainment, tech, kitchen appliances, robot vacuums, upright vacuums, and video games.

Do I need a Walmart Plus membership?

Though Walmart hasn’t mentioned what event-specific perks Walmart Plus members get during Deals for Days, they’re still able to reap the same benefits they do year-round when shopping the sale. That includes free same-day delivery, two-day shipping, next-day shipping, and the newly-added Rx for less.

If you’re interested in sampling the membership, you can try it out for 15 days, free. If you sign up now, you’ll be covered during the Deals for Days event on June 20.

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Peloton stock price surges 14% to record high on $420 million Precor acquisition

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  • Peloton shares spiked as much as 14% to a record high on Tuesday, boosting the connected-fitness company’s market capitalization by up to $6 billion.
  • The maker of internet-connected exercise machines has agreed to acquire Precor, a leading commercial supplier of fitness equipment, for $420 million in cash.
  • Peloton intends to use Precor’s US manufacturing facilities to ramp up production and improve its delivery times.
  • The company also expects the deal to bolster its innovation and generate more sales of equipment and subscriptions to gyms, hotels, colleges, and other commercial customers.
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Peloton stock surged as much as 14% to a record high on Tuesday after the connected-fitness company struck a deal to acquire Precor for $420 million in cash. The rally added up to $6 billion to Peloton’s market capitalization.

Precor makes cardio and weight machines, and ranks among the largest commercial suppliers of fitness equipment in the world. Peloton plans to use the 40-year-old company’s 625,000 square feet of US manufacturing capacity to make more equipment and ship it to domestic customers sooner.

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The takeover will also add nearly 100 people to Peloton’s research-and-development team. Moreover, Peloton hopes it will boost sales of its bikes and treadmills – which are equipped with internet-connected screens to allow users to stream live and on-demand classes – to gyms, hotels, colleges, apartment blocks, and companies that buy exercise equipment for shared use.

Peloton stock has skyrocketed 450% this year as the pandemic has spurred more people to invest in home gyms and online fitness classes. The company’s revenues spiked 232% year-on-year last quarter to $758 million, swinging the company from a $50 million net loss to $69 million in net income.

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However, Peloton’s manufacturing and distribution has been severely restricted this year, resulting in lengthy waiting times for customers. Its Precor purchase is likely intended to help iron out those issues.

Here’s a chart showing Peloton’s remarkable stock-price gains this year:

Peloton stock chart

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