PCMag recent reviewed the Tonal system, and had high praise. Awarding it the “Editor’s Choice” and a score of 4.5/5, their bottom line was that “The Tonal system isn’t cheap, but it’s like having a full gym’s worth of strength training equipment—and a virtual personal trainer—in your home.”
Some of the benefits highlighted by PCMag were the ability to do partner workouts, Tonal automatically setting and adjusting weights for you, a wide selection of workouts, great instructors and decent music.
As for the cons? The cost was the main one. They also noted that the Tonal is not able to give you real time form feedback, and there are no options for live classes.
Definitely head over to PCMag for the full in-depth review. They cover it in a lot of detail, so if you’ve been considering the Tonal or are looking for more information, this is a great article for you. We’ll leave you with PCMag’s conclusion:
Since receiving the review unit, I have used my Tonal nearly every day, and some days I’ve done two workouts on it. It has challenged me, and I’ve absolutely gotten stronger using it.
If you’re looking to start lifting, or want to level up your existing routine, the Tonal system is a solid addition to any home gym, provided you have the space and money for it. It supports more than 170 moves ranging from dead lifts to chest presses, and offers a nice variety of effective, fun classes and programs for everyone from beginners to advanced lifters.
Priced at $2,995 plus tax, delivery, accessories, and a $49 monthly membership, Tonal is one of the more expensive connected fitness machines on the market, surpassing the $1,995 Tempo Studio, which combines traditional weights with AI technology. But it’s the only product we know of that combines sophisticated weight training equipment with genuinely smart software, making it worth the high price, as well as our Editors’ Choice.