Peloton may be angling to sidestep its woes with a new gadget that has nothing to do with riding on a stationary bike.
The fitness company, forced this month to recall thousands of its $4,300 exercise treadmills over customer injuries and the death of a child, is quietly testing a new device called The Tiger, sources told The Post.
The handheld gadget, about the size of an old Sony Walkman, can be attached to a TV or computer and provides instant feedback on customers’ workouts, said a source close to the company.
It was not clear what sort of workouts Peloton would be offering, but The Tiger is equipped with software that will assess customers’ form and movements.
There is also a cover that slides over the lens when it’s not in use, presumably so customers don’t feel like they are being watched.
The Tiger was well underway before the recall, the source said, and is likely to be unveiled in the fourth quarter of this year.
“While our R&D team is always working on ideas, we have no new products to announce at this time,” Peloton spokeswoman Jessica Kleiman said.
Analysts have expressed concern about Peloton’s post-pandemic growth as people return to gyms.