WEGYM Rally X3 Pro review: A data-rich workout routine

WEGYM Rally X3 Pro review: A data-rich workout routine

RRP $249.99

“The Rally X3 Pro resistance bands are a great choice for people who travel a lot and want a reliable workout program on the go.”

advantages

  • Long battery life

  • Provides a lot of data

  • Large selection of workouts in the app

  • Access to workouts does not cost anything extra

Disadvantages

  • Can be awkward to use

  • Expensive

Earlier this year I tried WeGym’s smart resistance bands and while I loved the concept, I thought the product could use some tweaking. I could see from the updated app that changes were afoot and I was excited when the new Rally X3 Pro smart resistance bands got to me a few months later.

WEGYM Rally X3 Pro: same functionality, improved design

What is included in WEGYM Rally X3 Pro.

There’s not much you can do to change the look of resistance bands, but there have been some notable improvements. First, the orange and black color scheme has been replaced with a slick black and gray (it also comes in burgundy and black and dark green and black). You still get the same accessories, two wristbands, two ankle bands, adjustable resistance bands with sensors, and door and object anchors. At the top of one of the resistance bands is a touchscreen LCD display. This addition is by far our favorite. The beauty of this is that you can track your workout on this display. Even if you don’t have your phone nearby with the app, you can see your progress.

The app saves all your workout data, but you don’t need to sync to see how many reps you’ve completed.

You’ll find Settings (language and voice on/off), Calibration, Brightness (adjusting the LCD display), My Data (calories burned, workout length, average/max weight) and Training. Select the Training option when you’re ready to start your workout, and it will then track how many reps and at what weight and calories are burned.

Sync WEGYM Rally X3 Pro to your phone

There have been a few app updates since I last checked these, and they’re welcome improvements. It looks sleeker and is much easier to navigate – more on that later. The good news is that although the app was updated and updated automatically on my phone, my data from the previous model was still in the app. The bad news is that adding the new bands to my app was a bit difficult. However, a simple uninstall and reinstall of the app worked and my data was still available. When I logged back into my account, the data was still intact. Speaking of signing in, you can use Google and Facebook, and you can now use Apple too — a nice addition.

The app has a cleaner look and it’s easy to jump into a workout from the home screen. You can either create a training plan, choose a workout that the app thinks you might enjoy, or choose an area (health improvement, shaping, core, freestyle, or strength) or body part to focus on, and it will provide you workout routines. Each routine tells you how long it should last and approximately how many calories it should burn. Routines also last anywhere from five minutes to over half an hour. The app records your progress.

Training with the WEGYM Rally X3 Pro

WEGYM exercise video demo.

When you’re ready to train, select a video, connect the right pieces to the resistance band, and press play. The videos take about a minute to load – enough time to make sure your gear is set up properly and you have some water. The workouts begin and end with a warm-up and some stretching. Before performing each exercise, you can watch someone perform it so you know what to do. There is ample time between sets to make adjustments to band placements and there is about 20 to 30 seconds of rest between sets.

Receive notes on your performance as you train; some are quite encouraging, others not so much.

How smart are the Rally X3 Pro tapes? Well, they know if you’re not keeping up with the video, and they’ll tell you, “You’re losing the pace.” On the other hand, if you do the exercises well and to the beat of the video, they’ll encourage you and say: “Hang on, victory is at hand.” If you get the exercise wrong, you’ll know it too and point out what you’re doing wrong so you can adjust your form. I could never adjust my form in time to keep up the pace, but it still mattered how many times I did a particular move.

Once you complete a workout, you’ll get stats on your performance and some trainer suggestions. You can even share a snapshot of your workout with others. The app also offers options for your next workout. The routines are solid; However, working with the tapes can be a bit awkward at first. They’re heavier than typical resistance bands, and the adjustable resistance weights can get in the way if you keep them on the lowest weight setting. Nevertheless, a solid full-body workout is possible at home or on the go.

WEGYM resistance band workout data.

How smart is this workout?

There’s definitely an interest in smart exercise equipment, and the equipment just keeps getting better. There’s everything from exercise bikes to rowing machines to smart mirror workouts. The Rally X3 Pro resistance bands are one of the more portable solutions that can become more difficult as your strength increases. The latest model has noticeable changes that make a difference: the sensors work better, the data tracking is much more accurate, and the adjustable resistance weights are secure.

At $250, the bands are less expensive than a home gym designed for a full-body workout. A big plus is that access to workouts does not require a subscription fee. However, one of the nice things about resistance bands is that they’re fairly affordable (typically under $50 for a sturdy set) and are very portable, making them ideal for training on the go. It’s true that you can take the Rally X3 Pro resistance bands with you on the road (they even come with a travel bag), but they take the place of a pair of women’s shoes in a suitcase.

I like the Rally X3 Pro and the variety of exercises these resistance bands offer. You can really get a full body workout and change your routine all the time, but they’re still a bit pricey. I can understand why they’re expensive – there’s a lot of wisdom in the bands and the app, and they work well together. If you know people who travel extensively and want to commit to a solid exercise regimen, these would help them get their work done on the go and provide all the data they need.

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