We want to showcase as many products and products as we can, as the market for connected and home fitness products is growing. Mirrored fitness is one of the fastest growing areas in fitness. Mirror, Reflect and ProForm VUE all provide workout content that you can view simultaneously. Although they look very similar, each product has its own features and design. Let’s compare Mirror vs. Echelon and other products.
Our reflective contenders
We are comparing five fitness companies that offer a similar product, a fitness mirror. Each company’s offering is different, as you will soon see. While some companies offer more than others, they all share one thing in common.
Each company offers an at-home exercise device that is centered on a mirror. We will start with the company that shares the same name.
Mirror is the brainchild of Brynn Putnam (founder and CEO), a former ballet dancer who also founded Refine Method in NYC. Mirror was founded just a few years ago and received millions in early funding. This included lululemon for 2019. One year later, Mirror was acquired by lululemon inc. ($LULU).
Mirror is unique among the companies listed here because it is the only item currently in the manufacturer’s product line. Mirror has spent a lot of money designing its flagship product.
The Mirror is the most affordable product on our list, at $1,495. It also offers a wide selection of 50+ fitness classes for $39/month. You have the option to mount it on a wall or use its stand made of carbon steel.
Mirror is also the only product that offers 1:1 training with a personal coach. These sessions are $40 more than regular classes, but they’re a great perk that allows you to train in your own home.
The Mirror is the last product on the list. It is display-only, with no touch screen. The iOS and Android apps control it completely. It may not be as simple as other devices to touch tap your desired workout but you don’t have to worry about fingerprints on your mirror once it’s off.
You get the best price and extensive workouts. Also, you get a personal trainer, a 30-day free trial, and a 1-on-1 training program.
Membership does not include accessories. Minimum one-year subscription required at signing up. Lowest megapixel camera. No touchscreen.
Mirror vs. Echelon is a larger fitness brand that offers connected bikes, rowers and treadmills . Echelon also offers the Mirror, a 50-inch touchscreen exercise mirror.
Echelon saw a huge increase in saleslast years, despite being a direct competitor of Peloton. Echelon was able to increase its membership with classes taught by Mario Lopez, a celebrity.
The Echelon Reflect measures just 48 inches in height and is the lightest mirror in the pack. It is however not the most expensive, as it currently costs $1,639.98.
Membership is $39.99 per month, which is comparable to other membership options. The longer you commit, however, the more money you will save. A two-year membership will save you approximately $260, while an annual membership will save $80. The Echelon content library may not be the best, so it is worth checking out before you commit to long-term membership.
The Echelon Reflect is not permitted to be mounted on a wall. However, it comes with a better camera that The Mirror.
Echelon Reflect pros
Mario Lopez is the smallest and lightest person you can train with.
Echelon Reflect cons
You must mount on the wall. Installation not included. Mario Lopez can help you work out a solution.
FORME is the new kid in the connected-fitness block, compared to the rest. This is not a huge statement considering that the block itself was relatively new.
The Studiois FORME’s flagship product and is a unique fitness product designed with lifestyle in mind. It can be used as a full-length mirror or blends into your home. The FORME Studio measures 70 inches in height.
The Studio mirror is the most expensive on our list at $2,495, but it offers a lot for the money. FORME was created to create workouts that are tailored to each person’s abilities, fitness goals, and mood. It creates a customized workout for you based on your fitness goals and preferences each day. You can also choose to do your own workout.
FORME also uses its two stereoscopic cameras as well as computer vision to provide precise guidance on form and technique. This makes training safer. You can turn this off if it seems a bit HAL-9000 too for you. This function can be turned off.
FORME Studio is unique in offering a barre package that includes socks, a ball and a barre that attaches to the mirror.
FORME is the only company that offers a home-based fitness program in the Studio Lift. Customers can also add variable resistance arms to the Studio Lift for $2,000 and store their equipment.
FORME Studio pros
The largest and most high-definition touchscreen available, with the best quality camera quality. It can also be mounted or stood on its own. Comes with many accessories, including delivery and HRM.
FORME Studio cons
Only connects to FORME’s heart rate monitor. Not compatible with Apple AirPods Pro (second-most expensive on the list).
ProForm is a subsidiary ICON Health and Fitness. This brand has over 40 years experience in this industry. These fitness products, along with NordicTrack, Freemotion, all use iFit content. This includes ProForm’s VUE Mirror.
ProForm’s VUE is a freestanding touchscreen mirror that can be rotated and has access to iFit’s extensive content library. It costs $1,499 less than The Mirror and comes with a bunch of weights. The storage area for weights that are hidden behind the unit is another perk.
The VUE’s 22-inch screen is the smallest in the group. However, there are some perks to make up for this. One of the perks that comes with a VUE is a year of iFit membership. You also get a slightly longer warranty than Mirror, Echelon and FORME.
ProForm Vue pros
iFit membership is more affordable and includes delivery for a year.
ProForm Vue cons
The smallest touchscreen can be mounted with no camera. There are heavy return and restocking fees.
There are some similarities between ProForm VUE and NordicTrack VAULT. Both fitness brands are part of the ICON umbrella so they have a lot in common. The NordicTrack VAULT Complete is the best value for money.
The VAULT mirror is $2,999. However, it might be the best value on the list. A standalone VAULT is also available for $1,999. It’s basically the ProForm VUE, with storage space inside and not on the back. We are showcasing the Complete Vault for the sake of variety.
The VAULT is the largest mirror in this group. It also functions as a vault. This vault stores all of the equipment included in the Complete package.
The VAULT, like its sibling VUE comes with a year of iFit family access. This is worth nearly $400
The VAULT, unlike other models, requires $199 for delivery. It is worth paying for someone to bring it in, as it weighs about 260 lbs.
NordiTrack VAULT Complete pros
Best storage, 1 year of iFit included; most important accessories included; best warranty.
NordiTrack Vault Complete Cons
The largest/bulkiest can’t be mounted. $199 delivery fee. Heavy return and restocking charges. No refunds for delivery charges.
Comparison Chart: Mirror vs. Echelon. FORME and more
|Mirror||Echelon Reflect (50”)||FORME Studio||ProForm VUE||NordicTrack VAULT Complete|
|Equipment Size||52.6” H x 21.1” W x 1.5” D||47.75” H x 24” W x 2.75” D||70” Hx26” Wx2” D||72.65″ Hx24.25″Wx14″ D (base).||72.65″ Hx24.25″Wx14″ D|
|Touchscreen Size||Display only: 40 inch full HD 1080p HD (display only).||32″ Full HD 1080p Touchscreen||43” 4K UHD Touchscreen||22” HD Touchscreen||32” HD Touchscreen|
|$39.99/month; $399.99/annual; $699.99/2-year||$39/month Multi-user membership||1 Year iFit Family Membership Included ($396/year thereafter).||1 Year iFit Family Membership Included ($396/year thereafter).|
Pilates Meditation Dance
Weight strength training is free
Cardio Strength Training|
Pilates HIIT Training
Yoga Stretching Recovery
Cardio Strength Training|
Pilates HIIT Training
Yoga Stretching Recovery
|Camera||5 megapixel||8 megapixel||2 x 12 megapixel||N/A||N/A|
|Bluetooth Connectivity||Most devices||Most devices||
FORME HRM only/|
Most headphones except AirPods Pro
|Most devices||Most devices|
Premium yoga mat|
Monitor heart rate
Screen camera covers
10 lb. Barbell|
(2) 5 lb. (2) Dumbbell bars
(4) 2.5 lb. Weight plates
6 sets of dumbbells (5-30 lbs.|
2 Custom Kettlebells (20&30 Lb.)
Resistance Bands (20-30, 50 Lb.
Resistance loop bands (Light, Medium and Heavy)
Two Yoga Blocks
|Layout||Wall mount or base||Wall mount||Wall mount or base||Solid base||Solid base|
|Personal training one-on-one||$40/session||N/A||Additional $$ Based on program/trainer||N/A||N/A|
|Weight||70 lbs.||52 lbs.||102 lbs.||140 lbs.||260 lbs.|
|Return Policy||$30 off your first 30 days, plus $250 for each additional day.||30 Days with $100 restocking Fee||30-day return policy with $250 fee||30 days with $250 shipping fee + 10% restocking fees||30 days with $250 shipping fee + 10% restocking fees|
|Warranty||1 year parts and labour||1 year parts and labour||1 year parts and labour||2 year frame, 1 Year parts and Labor||10 year frame with 2 year parts and 1 year labor|
Mirror vs. Echelon vs. FORME vs. ProForm vs. NordicTrack
These products have their pros and cons, as you can see by the detailed breakdown. It all depends on which category you are most concerned about.
Mirror may have an edge over Echelon, but NordicTrack is not. FORME might have the most advanced tech, but it is not the most affordable. The genre has yet to see a clear winner.
The ProForm VUE offers the best value because it includes a year of iFit membership and some free weights.
Mirror’s product, however, is approximately the same price as its counterpart and has many accessories that make up for the lack of accessories.
While products like the FORME Studio and NordicTrack Vault are more expensive, they offer a better product and high-quality technology for their money.
This information is gathered together to make it easy for you to evaluate your mirror fitness purchase.