Is the BODi
Bike ( MYX II) worth it?
Our team at GirlBikeLove couldn’t wait to try the BODi
Are you interested in a well-made bike that offers customized workouts based on your targeted heart rate zones, live and on-demand classes, and the possibility to receive real-time feedback from expert trainers? If so, let us share our 6-months experience with the BODi
My Short Review after 6 Months of Hands-on Testing
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How was the order & delivery process
The ordering process was straightforward. Within only a few clicks, I purchased the
Since I ordered during the winter in Colorado, I expected a longer delivery window. I liked how I was informed every step of the way during the delivery process, so I knew exactly what to expect. While I waited for my
When the delivery team arrived, I was surprised that the
What factors did we include to rate the
In order to accurately rate the
- quality of construction,
- apps & connectivity,
- smoothness of the ride,
- adjustability, and
- integrated platforms.
All of which will be discussed in greater detail later in this article.
MYX vs. MYX II: Does The Upgrade Worth It?
Some time ago, MYXfitness announced they would discontinue their original
|Cadence, Speed, Distance, & Heart Rate
|21.5” HD Touchscreen
|21.5” HD Touchscreen
Bike Review Based on Hands-on Testing
|54 L x 21 W X 47 H (Inches)
|4’11” to 6’8”
|21.5” touchscreen that swivels 360 degrees
|Compatible with both cycling & trainers – 18mm diameter
|3-way adjustability of the seat & handlebars
Note: Although the compact dimension includes 54 L x 21 W X 47 H (Inches), it is essential to note that a 4’ x 6’ space is ideal for accommodating the 21.5” touchscreen that swivels 360 degrees.
Customized Heart Rate Training
The Polar OH1 Heart Rate Monitor that arrives with the
How does knowing these three different heart rate zones affect your workout? First, it allows greater customization for workouts and will enable participants to reach their goals faster. Second, trainer-led classes guide users through the various stages to get the most out of their training no matter how much time participants can spend, whether it is only ten minutes or an hour long. Finally, it is also important to note that the
Live and On-Demand Capability
Beachbody is now combining its
One of the most intriguing features of this
Even the original
Note: If the sensor stops displaying the metrics to the monitor, simply restart the monitor, and the metrics will begin to show again.
Warranty & Refund Policy
MYXfitness offers a 12-month warranty for everything included in the purchase. This consists of the
Currently, they are also offering a free 30-day trial. However, refund requests must be completed within 30 days of receiving the equipment to receive a full refund.
BODi (MYX II) Performance
Quality of Construction: 9/10
Apps & Connectivity: 5/10
Applications such as Strava, Sufferfest, and Zwift are not available for this model as the touchscreen-only supports MYXfitness content. However, it does include Bluetooth connectivity and pairs nicely with the Apple watch.
Smoothness of Ride: 9/10
This model provides an incredibly smooth ride. The smoothness is in part to the weighted flywheel located at the front of the
The three-way adjustability of the seat and handlebars is ideal for riders close to 5’ and over 6’. It allows riders to find the correct riding position for maximum comfort and safety.
Integrated Platforms: 9/10
Mechanics & Parts of the
BODi (MYXII) Pros and Cons
Bike vs BODi Bike+ Main Differences
Besides price, the only difference between the BODi
For a complete comparison of what these two purchasing options include, please look below.
|Upgraded Metrics Sensor
|Star Trac Stationary
|21.5” Rotating Touchscreen
|Polar OH1 Heart Rate Monitor
|Apple Watch Connection
|Additional Exercise Equipment
How To Set Up The BODi (
MYX II) Bike
The monitor included great prompts and videos on how to complete the set-up. For example, after I logged into my OpenFit account (we highly recommend you set this up before your
The cadence sensor was one of the most important
The first video helped explain the heart rate monitor and how to wear it. Then, an additional video described setting up your
Within about twenty minutes, I was already taking the heart rate test to set my target heart rate zones.
Beachbody On Demand Interactive (BODi)
Important Note: Openfit and MYXfitness on-demand libraries have been merged into BODi app. So, you can have access to all the 3 platforms with a subscription to the BODi app.
BODi, also known as Beachbody On Demand Interactive, now offers 1,500 pre-recorded classes and daily live classes. These classes are currently available on the web and mobile app. In addition, you can enjoy a wide range of classes taught by Beachbody’s renowned trainers, including Shaun T (P90 X), Jennifer Jacobs (former Peloton instructor), Amoila Cesar (645), Elize Joan (3 Week Yoga Retreat), Idalis Velazquez (Total Body Pregnancy), and many more. In addition, these fantastic instructors are now creating new workout programs to share with the Beachbody community. Class formats include Bootcamp, yoga, Pilates, meditation, strength, cycling, cardio, Barre, and core and the new programs currently being created.
The live and on-demand classes are not only fitness-based, but users can also learn how to prepare nutritious meals in the comfort of their own homes. In addition, you can select from different nutrition support programs, including 2B Mindset and Portion Fit. I tried both and found them to provide great information.
BODi also allows users to utilize the exciting BODcast feature of the
You can buy (separately) a BODi subscription with the price ranging from $10 – $30 per month, depending on how many months you pre-pay.
Bike Cost & Where to Buy
Is the MYX II bike as good as Peloton?
With the new Beachbody content, camera, and price, the MYX II bike might be better than the Peloton. Although, it is essential to note that the MYX doesn’t include a leaderboard like the Peloton. It comes down to which specific features you are interested in your bike and platform possessing.
Can you use the MYX II bike without a membership?
Since this model includes friction resistance, it can be used without a membership. However, if you do not want to purchase either a BODi or Openfit membership, you might want to select a more affordable indoor cycling bike since the touchscreen only works with MYX compatible apps; that function would be rendered useless.
Do you need special shoes for the MYX II bike?
The MYX II bike pedals come equipped with SPD clips and toe cages for regular street shoes. They also include a larger pedal for maximum comfort.
Can you watch Netflix on the MYX II bike?
No, unfortunately, that feature is only currently available on the Bowflex VeloCore.
Is the MYX II bike quiet?
Yes, the MYX bike is quiet, even with friction resistance.
Is MYX Bike Available in Canada?
Yes, the Beachbody Bike by MYX is available in from February 2022.
Why does MYX bike have a camera?
The MYX bike has a camera to actively participate in BODcast classes.
Below, we will explore some of the most popular competitors of the
The Peloton experience of their platform is what makes this
Related: You can also read our comparison with the Peloton.
Schwinn IC4 / Bowflex C6
The Nautilus models, Bowflex C6 & Schwinn IC4, offer a great product at an affordable price. Priced at less than $1,000, riders can enjoy 100 levels of magnetic resistance and a quiet and comfortable ride. Unfortunately, live classes are not available with these models, and nor is a touch screen. Instead, the console integrates with various riding applications such as Peloton and Zwift via your tablet or phone.
Check also our C6 vs BODi bike comparison!
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