Working out while working? Now it’s possible with Cubii, a mini-treadmill you can keep under your desk and work out anytime you want.
It all started when a group of enthusiasts noticed how people are tracking all their activities, from running to sleeping. This gave them an idea to bring exercise and tracking opportunities to the one place people spend a lot of time without an opportunity to work out – their work desks.
As you may know, recent studies have found that sitting could be as dangerous as smoking. Apparently, it increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and varicose veins.
Some other studies have discovered that active sitting just might be a way to counter the devastating effects of everyday passive sitting. And then Cubii comes to the rescue.
Cubii models for everyone’s taste
Although this cool exercising gadget is marketed primarily as a workspace exercise addition, you can use it while sitting on your couch and relaxing in front of your TV or reading a book.
Cubii’s proprietary technology uses artificial intelligence and algorithm to bring you customizable exercising experience. Its mobile app tracks calories, distance, time, stride, and RPM (revolutions per minute).
This allows you to set personalized goals on the basis of calories and distance, and monitor and share your progress (if you want to share it, of course). If you’d rather track your steps instead of strides, you can easily convert the strides into steps with the help of the mobile app.
The baseline Cubii Jr. product comes with an eye-catching built-in display monitor which monitors your activities. If you want more options, you should choose the more popular Cubii Pro which is Bluetooth enabled. This means it connects with the accompanying mobile app, Fitbit, as well as Apple HealthKit.
You can track your progress in real time and even compare results with your friends and family. It comes in two colors – chrome and noir. There’s also a fancy version called Cubii Elite, which has a premium wood finish and goes with any elegant wooden office desk.
The Jr. model is available for purchase $249.00. If you want all the perks Cubii Pro has to offer, it will cost you a tad more – $349.00. The Elite model comes with the price tag of $399.00 but is currently sold out.
YouTube: Cubii Pro Under Desk Elliptical
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