Hookee: a smart, portable gym that tracks your performance
Hookee is a smart gym that tracks your performance. It is lightweight and portable so you can work out anywhere, anytime – whether its at home or on the road. No more driving to the gym or waiting for equipment to become available.
The gizmo comes from Hong-Kong based Halytus and is available for pre-order now on Kick-starter. Assuming all goes well with production, you can expect Hookee to be delivered to your home in April 2023.
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This is the first smart, portable gym. Paired with five available accessories, it offers over 100 fitness exercises allowing you to mix up your routine and avoid boredom. The fitness exercises cover all muscle groups of the body (including chest, back, legs, shoulders, biceps and triceps).
As you progress adjust the difficulty by tweaking the resistance. Hookee is based on HydroFlex technology so does not use bulky weights. Nevertheless, it offers up to 100 lbs of resistance and makes it simple to perform both low-impact exercises and heavy lifting. Driven by hydraulics, the system provides maximum versatility in a compact package.
For example, if you want to focus on building strength, you can choose workouts that involve lifting heavier weights. If you are looking to improve your cardiovascular endurance, you can select workouts that involve high-intensity intervals.
All of this comes, of course, with a built-in tracking and feedback mechanism. This smart portable gym utilises something called UltraLink technology which allows it to connect with an accompanying smartphone app. You will see work-out data in real-time on the screen, along with a variety of workout routine options. The company says these are specifically designed by professional personal trainers. Or project your phone to any smart TV for an even more immersive experience.
Think of it as a virtual personal trainer. The Halytus app allows you to monitor your progress and make adjustments to your workouts as needed.
As far as battery life – it takes around four hours to charge a Hookee from zero to max capacity. On a full charge the gadget can last over 10,000+ reps with max load.
Smart portable gyms can be more cost-effective than traditional gym memberships, especially if you are someone who doesn’t go to the gym frequently. Many people end up paying monthly for a gym membership without actually using it.
HooKee is available now for pre-sale with rewards and special deals. At the moment there’s an early mover price of $199 for a single HooKee. The company is doing well in its Kickstarter campaign and is well above its rather modest fund raising goal.
Price: $199 and up
Raised:$166,500 of $5,125 goal
Estimated delivery: April 2023
30 days to go
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