Customer Ratings & Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Easier & more convenient than free weights.|Posted .
The JaxJox KettlebellConnect Smart Kettlebell is the perfect workout companion for just about any workout involving weights. It’s easier and more convenient than free weights which allows you to stay focussed on what matters most, your workout! I used to workout with a pen and paper to track my reps and sets. As you can imagine, and may be aware, it’s very time consuming and difficult to stay on track while you’re trying to workout because you’re trying to challenge yourself but also remember the reps so that you can write it down after you complete a set. It gets even more difficult when you’re doing burnouts and don’t want to set the weights down so that you can keep going to challenge yourself even more. Oftentimes I would lose my place on my reps or forget if I completed a set or a rep and wasn’t sure if I wrote down the correct rep and set. However, it’s important to correctly track your workout if you plan to challenge yourself and build strength, endurance and or muscle. Well the JaxJox KettlebellConnect takes all of the guesswork out of your workout. It allows you to keep working-out while it tracks your workout progress for you to review later. In-fact, the most difficult thing I found when I first starting using the JaxJox KettlebellConnect is the name; JaxJox is such a tongue twister, lol. I used the JaxJox KettlebellConnect on day one after I set it up. It does a really good job of tracking you’re every rep so you don’t have to worry about tracking it yourself. I like that multiple people in your household can use it, up to 9 people, and each person can have their own workout plan and IQ fitness tracked. I have been working-out consistently for the past few years with weights but I have no experience with using a Kettlebell. I actually had to look up the benefits of kettlebell workouts and I found a lot of useful information on the benefits of kettlebell workouts. Once I was interested in the benefits working out with a kettlebell, I decided to give the JaxJox KettlebellConnect a try. I quickly discovered that it was not only worth the investment but it is helping me to take my workout to the next level. I am able to use my JaxJox KettlebellConnect for all of my workouts throughout the week. It allows me to get a good weight workout with an element of cardio burn as well. I find that my heart rate is elevated and I am sweating more and burning more calories. The Kettlebell fits perfectly with my other weights. I was concerned at first with the even pounds in weights as all of my other weights are odd (i.e. 5lbs, 10lbs, 15lbs, etc.), while the JaxJox KettlebellConnect weights are even (I.e. 12lbs, 18lbs, 24lbs, etc.). But I found that this adds the little extra challenge I need when I don’t want to increase an entire 5lbs I can simple use the Kettlebell to add a smaller incremental change to my challenge and work my way up. The JaxJox KettlebellConnect is heavy when it’s all together as a unit in the box so I had mines delivered to my home. It was well packaged and everything was separately placed in its own section which made it easy to retrieve and spread out, on the floor, for assembly. It is made of good quality material that appears will last for years as I plan to get some really good use out of it. I like the contrasting colors of the black and neon green. Everything you need to get started is contained within the box (except for the device(s) you plan to record your workouts, i.e. cell phone, tablet or watch). There is a lot to like about the JaxJox KettlebellConnect right out the box. Assembly is easy as everything has an identifying name and or number. Not only is it easy to assemble, but throughout the process, you will know that you are assembling it correctly as everything has a place and fits well together; nothing is forced. You will hear a sound (a beep) letting you know that it is properly assembled and every time you place it on the base and change between weights you will hear that beep letting you know it’s safe to remove the Kettlebell from the base and use it. I like that the top Kettlebell Shell fits either way as it makes it easy to set it back on the base when your changing weight. The instructions are easy to read and well put together; each step is well thought out. The pictorial schematic are well drawn and easily matched with the written instructions. I found that certain steps were contained within the instructions, were repeated again in suggestions and then again in the safety warning area. Some were repeated twice, and others a third time. I think this is a good idea as it is a clear warning and of importance and will stick with you longer and keep you safe. Most people won’t return to the instruction manual unless they have a problem so you’re more likely to remember something if you read it a few times. The JaxJox Kettlebell comes with an accompanying app. I was able to locate and download the JaxJox app easily. I didn’t know at the time of purchase, but there is also an Apple Watch app as well. The JaxJox KettlebellConnect works seamlessly with the Apple eco system. I like that it synced my data from a month ago from my previous workouts that were recorded in my health app. It also works with other operating systems as well so if you’re not an Apple person it will work with any phone, watch or fitness gear you own. The set up via the app was extremely easy, as well as the account setup and registration process. You’re able to sign up with a valid email and unique password that you create. The app clearly explains everything so I didn’t need to seek out additional help or ask questions from the JaxJox team for additional explanation for assembly or use. You are simply guided along with simple choices you select to get started. The app has some great “how to” visual workout videos. There are plenty of workout videos to help you learn how to best use your kettlebell and get the most out of it and your workouts. You should not get bored using the JaxJox KettlebellConnect. After I read the instructions, assembled the Kettlebell and downloaded the app, I was ready to start my workout, but I didn’t see anything about how long it takes to charge or how often it needs to charge. I didn’t see anything about how long the base has to stay plugged in and does it have to remain plugged in all times or does the base and shell have a battery inside that will last X amount of time. I later moved the unit without it being directly plugged up and everything worked fine. I am assuming there is a battery in the base and the Kettlebell as the base appeared to be changing and monitoring two battery levels. I also wanted to know how far could I be away from my phone and did I need to have my phone near by? I wanted to know if I could workout with just my Apple Watch or did I need the phone as well? Nonetheless, I just connected the JaxJox KettlebellConnect as instructed and began the setup process via bluetooth and my cellphone. After I connected it, I then wondered how far could I be away from the base and my actual workout space. I decided to just use it as I normally would use my free weights during any workout and the Kettlebell worked fine and tracked my workout completely. It appears the Kettlebell has the same bluetooth parameters, so I had all of those questions that I thought should have been addressed in the instruction manual when all I needed to do was use it normally like I use my other weights. They made it that simple with ease of use. Overall, the Kettlebell worked fine with all of my regular weight workouts and fit seamlessly with my high intensity workouts. I actually noticed that I burned more calories using the Kettlebell than without. I can see that I will be using the JaxJox KettlebellConnect for most of my workouts throughout the week because of it’s convenience and ease of use. But I contend that it’s much more easy and convenient than my free weights. It is neater as you have all of your weights in one place and don’t have them scattered all over the workout floor, you can change weight faster than the traditional methods and when you’re done you can just set the shell back on top and walk away with no weights to straighten up and to put back in place. I am so pleased with the JaxJox KettlebellConnect that I am considering purchasing more JaxJox equipment to add to my workout agenda. The JaxJox KettlebellConnect is worth the investment, not only in the product, but in the investment you are making in yourself. Give it a try and I’m certain that you will feel the same way too.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great concept, App/Pairing needs work|Posted .
The concept behind this piece of exercise equipment is great, but the app is where this fails in my opinion. The fact that i can get multiple weight settings (12-42 lbs) with just one kettle bell is awesome and saves a lot of space in my already crowded workout room. Switching weights, literally took seconds to do and couldnt have been easier. While this has great potential, the exercise tracking is where it let me down. I have multiple apps that I use for tracking my workouts and i use my Apple Watch as well. I tried pairing the kettle bell to my iPhone X, 11 Pro Max and Google Pixel XL and I wasn't successful at any of them. This is the reason i gave it 4 out of 5 for the overall rating. The JaxJox website has some great workouts that can be used with the kettle bell and if you have a smart tv with a web browser in your workout room, you can watch them online or you can just use your phone. If the app connection wasnt a necessity for me, i would easily give this 5 out of 5, but until i am able to pair and track my workouts, its just a 4 for me. I would still recommend this.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Solid Kettle Bell with some Drawbacks|Posted .
My wife and I have a collection of kettle bells that we use at home during our exercise routines. Although they're basic kettle bells, we started to run into the issue of space. That was one of the reasons I was interested in trying out the JaxJox Kettle Bell Connect. The promise of being able to replace all our existing individual kettle bells was promising since space at home was becoming a premium. First thing out of the box is a warning - make sure that you let the Kettle Bell is done adjusting weight before trying to pull it off the base. What is cool about the Kettle Bell Connect is that by using a series of plate weights, you're able to set a customized weight for your workout. Fair warning here - kettle bell workouts can hurt you if you're not familiar with them, so I'd recommend being cool with kettle bell workouts before investing in a home solution. Once I got the weights, unit and base out of the box, I set to charge it up. While it charged, I downloaded the JaxJox iOS app and synced my kettle bell. One of the cool features here is the integration with Apple Heath. I use my Apple Watch to track and measure my exercises, so I'm glad that I can use the kettle bell, do some workouts, and I get the credit for it in the JaxJox app as well as the Apple Activity / Health apps. But you're probably wondering why I rated this as a 3 star item if it sounds like I really like it - well, here are my concerns: - The price, at $300, this thing isn't cheap. If space is your concern, then it might be worth it to you, but if space isn't a concern, then I'd say stick with traditional, analog kettle bells. - The App itself is a bit clunky. Several times, it just spun at "syncing data" when I tried to open it. I ended up just abandoning it, starting my workout in the Apple Watch and going from there. I get the credit in my Apple Activity rings, so that's cool. - Some of the videos were very basic - if you're new to kettle bell workouts, they might work for you, but again, I'm not sure who'd be jumping into a high-end $300 option for their first go-around. - Because this is a kettle bell, you need to be cognizant of where you're exercising. My house is mostly tile, so I'm relegated to the rooms that have carpet - I can't imagine dropping or putting this thing down roughly and cracking or breaking tile. - The unit itself is a bit bulky, owning to the fact that the weights sit up inside the unit as you exercise. This can be a bit overkill in size if you're only doing a workout with, say, a 2 pound weight. If you're a home fitness junkie and love kettle bells and you have some extra cash and you have a space constraint, then I'd say go for it. If not, then you might be better off with something less fancy to get you started. I would recommend this to anyone who liked to use kettle bells for at home workouts.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Nice kettle bell!|Posted .
This kettle bell does exactly what it is advertised to do. It helps you work out and gives you options to vary the weight you lift doing it. The item came well packaged and was very easy to assemble. It comes with the kettle bell housing, multiple stack-able weights, and a base that it all sits on that give you control over the weight. I charged the unit with the included cable when I received it. It appears both the base station and the kettle bell have internal batteries. This is nice because I was not limited to placement by a plug. Each weight has a number on it which shows you how to stack them. Once stacked on the base, you slide the kettle bell over the weights, select your desired weight, and start lifting! The kettle bell has an internal shaft that spins to pick up the selected weight. While working out with this product, it felt very sturdy and well built. I think this product will last for a long time. This product will save you from having multiple sizes of kettle bells laying around. While it is expensive, it does give you another feature that normal kettle bells do not. The kettle bell connects to you phone via bluetooth. You can keep up with reps and see recommended exercises on the app. The only thing is, this product isn't cheap. Some people may steer away due to cost, but you won't receive this much versatility with any other kettle bell out there. All in all, this is a great product!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Weight training is an important part of my fitness|Posted .
Weight training is an important part of my fitness goal. It adds to my cardio workouts taking up minimal space and adds variety to my routine. JAXJOX provides a number of videos to help you get started. The app ( I use an ipad) keeps track of your daily progress. It has the ability to sync with heart rate monitors, personal Fitbit and Apple HealthKit data.. The weights from 12-18-24-30-36-42 are quickly added to the kettlebell body. Secure and comfortable handle is easy to work with and move.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Awesome concept, doesn't seem to track well|Posted .
The JaxJox Smart Kettlebell is an interesting workout device that will give you the flexibility of multiple kettlebells in one compact unit. I felt sorry for the delivery guy as he lugged this 50 pound compact box up my driveway - and met him at the door to take the load from him. I opened it immediately and assembled the unit, plugged it in and began the setup process. I had a little trouble pairing the device but it eventually got it to work. I forgot to mention to download the JaxJox app to connect to the device. It looks nice, selects the correct weight without issue, seems sturdy and safe to swing around without a weight flying out of the bottom. The app is nice, give you examples of things to do as I'm not the most familiar with KettleBell workouts. The first thing I did was 10 Kettlebell swings, and I set the device back on the cradle. After a few minutes it updated the app with over 20 reps and 2 sets. Hmmm. It seems to do this for any of the workout moves I tried. You can see from my app screen - and I only did 2-3 minutes the first time. Perhaps a software update will rectify that in the future. That's the main reason for my 3-star rating. Overall, neat device with lots of possibility!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Love the concept! Won’t connect!|Posted .Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
The manual says it’s available for iOS 10 or higher, however it when I attempted to connect and it said it was unavailable! Such a bummer I was excited and ready to use this product :( went to return it with pain in my heartNo, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing device|Posted .
Overall, I really like this thing! It solves problems, works well, has great tracking and looks cool! Unboxing: I kinda felt sorry for the mailman having to deliver essentially a set of weights. The unboxing belt the kettle bell housing, the base, a micro USB cable with plug, and a series of five weights. There is a small instruction manual as well. Use that to put it together to ensure you put the weights in the right order. After putting it together and plugging it in, it charges right away. Download the app to get full use out of it. App: The app might not be the best looking app out there but it is functional and works well with this device. It also ties into Fitbit and to Apple health but only one at a time, you can not do both. Use the app to pair your phone to the kettle bell. You can have up to nine users and you have to ensure the correct person is selected before you use it. It is not 100% clear if you don’t read the info but essentially, P1 is person 1, P2 is person 2, etc. Use: It works great! Select a weight starting at 12 lbs to 42 lbs in six lb increments. It takes about 3-4 seconds to set it up and the number will become steady on the display, then work out! The battery never fully drained in my use so it should last through most workouts. After checking my app, it all reflected number of reps and sets. This was somewhat inaccurate and I think form will affect this a lot. The sets count if you put it back in its dock to switch weight or if you put it on the floor to rest. I wouldn’t rely on it for 100% accurate workout tracking but it gets you in the ballpark if that’s good enough for you. App integration: I was a little disappointed that Fitbit integration is lacking as a Fitbit user myself. The device will pull all your data from Fitbit including steps for overall health tracking. It does not appear to write to Fitbit though so your workouts never make it to the Fitbit app. After checking Fitbit’s website, I never say mention of the JaxJox being supported so I don’t think there is any easy way to feed the info into Fitbit. As a result I switch the “activity tracker” over to Apple health. I really didn’t need to put steps into the JaxJox app bu tit appears to sync over to Apple health as the write permission are there. If you are an Apple watch user, this kettle bell might be better integrated for you that Fitbit. Quality: I am not 100% sure of the build materials as the website didn’t have much mention of it. It felt like a lower density metal or high quality plastic to me though. I don’t have any complaints about the quality though as it feels premium and durable. The base feels like it can take some abuse. The weights jiggle a little bit when they are inside the kettle bell but I never once felt any issues with it not being fully secure inside the device and was never worried about a weight falling out. There were also never any errors in selecting the weights as it caught the correct value each time. Summary: Great job to Jaxjox for a well built and very useful device. This is great if you have limited space and would like a single device to help with workouts. I would love some better Fitbit integration but I take away no stars for that.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
A Kettlebell of Another Kind|Posted .
Earlier this year, my husband bought me a treadmill, so that I might resume my workout regime at home, rather than continuing to pay for a gym membership. When I saw this kettlebell, I was immediately interested, as I’d wanted to supplement my exercise routine with weights, for even more results. Although I have used traditional kettlebells in the past, this JAXJOX KettlebellConnect adjustable smart kettlebell, was a whole ‘nother animal. I must admit, simply the look of it was intimidating, even though it wasn’t that much different than what I was already familiar with. So, to begin, you will need to download the JAXJOX App. Pairing the kettlebell with my mobile phone through bluetooth, proved to be a bit tricky at first, but I got it worked out after a couple of tries. From there, the rest of the setup was simple enough. After inputting all your personal stats, and setting your fitness goals, I’d recommend taking a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the rest of the features in the app, and of course, with the kettlebell itself. I really like that you can set it up for the device to be used with multiple users, each person having their own profile, with their progress and activity data kept track of in the app itself. There are digital controls on the base unit which the kettlebell rests in, that are explained in the User’s Guide. They are pretty straightforward, though. Thankfully that instruction booklet is included with the device. All too often, I’ve been frustrated by the lack of any type of printed information being included with other electronics I’ve acquired, as of late. Apps are fine. But sometimes it’s better, at least for me, to just be able to read about the device and it’s features beforehand. The handle is made of a matte-like textured metal, which gives me confidence that even with sweaty hands, I won’t lose my grip. It’s just the right size for me to be able to grip it with both hands, but I question whether people with larger hands, will be able to comfortably hold the kettlebell by the handle with two hands. In the app, you will find a library of workout videos, which is helpful to have available to accompany the kettlebell. However, I really wish they had been arranged, or rather, categorized into different levels, such as beginner, intermediate, and advanced. That would have been much more helpful, to me. Using the JAXJOX kettlebell was actually quite fun. I liked trying out some new types of exercises to go along with it, following the instructor’s guidance and directions, while adjusting the program myself, in order to fit my current fitness and skill level. The cost may seem a tad bit pricey, but not any more expensive than a set of traditional weights available from the same company as was my treadmill. You are paying for a piece of exercise technology, with digital controls, and it is a well-made device. I’ve little doubt this JAXJOX KettlebellConnect adjustable smart kettlebell, will provide the user with many years of reliable performance.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Smart Kettlebell that'll get you motiviated|Posted .
My initial impressions of the Jaxjox KettlebellConnect Smart Kettlebell is that i like the design and functionality of the kettlebell itself. The overall look and aesthetics are nice and space saving. Taking it out of the nicely packed box there is the weights, kettlebell shell, instructions and a wall plug. At first glance the kettlebell shell looks a bit plasticky, but this is not your traditional kettlebell so I understand the choice of design materials. To get started you have to stack up the the five weight plates that are included. Each one is 6lbs. Plug in the the Kettlebell Connect and let it charge. Download the app and get it paired with your smartphone. Here is where I ran into my first issue, I really dislike when I get a new device and it has a hard time pairing. I fiddled with this for about 20 minutes before I could get it to pair. Looked at my bluetooth settings and I could not find anything to connect to, then I saw something labled KB-12345 after I connected to that then the app recognized my device. I was looking for something maybe called Jaxjox, lol but I guess KB stands for kettlebell. With that out of the way I proceed to try my first workout, they have a ton of videos from the app that you can use to workout which I though was a very nice addition. I did run into another issue after my first workout I did not see any data sync over to my app. I got a little frustrated because I'm probably like most people I want to see instant data from my workout. I just figured it was my first workout and it probably needs to gather more data or give it time to sync. I put the kettlebell down for 15 minutes checked the app and then I finally saw my progress. The next day I did another workout and again after I finished my workout I set it down then came back to check and my progress was saved, maybe not as fast as I would like but its there. The only other issue I have is the app itself I don't know how accurate it is at keeping track of my data like, reps, sets , time. I did a workout today and it said I did 238 reps and 22 sets, I know that is incorrect. There are also other goals you can manage like weight, does that mean how much weight you want to lose, how much weight you are lifting average, and it also has an average power rating, the app does not explain these things clearly. The graph in the app is also hard to read. I know these may sound like a lot of issues but its primarily the app I have issues with and these things can be fixed. The Kettlebell Connect is still a solid piece of equipment that I and the wife enjoy using, but the purpose of the price tag is it being smart and comes with a lot of features. So with that being said hopefully they can update the app to give users a more friendlier experience. I would still recommend it because it fits my needs as I don't like having tons of exercise equipment and I enjoy the latest tech. Lets just get that app fixed.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Nice for a quick workout|Posted .
I've had a few wrist injuries and gave up using free weights. I use cable machines for the most part and thought I wouldn't go back. I've been looking at kettle bells for a few months and didn't know what weight to get. Buying a few different ones seemed like it would be hard to store and it would get pricey after a while. Then the JaxJox came along. I opened the box and set up was straightforward. I figured out the numbered weights and plugged it in to charge. I downloaded the app to my Google Pixel and tried to add the kettle bell. It took a few tries to get the app to see the unit, but then it did and added it to the menu. I spent about an hour trying to get it to sync. I did a few reps with the kettle bell, but I couldn't get the app to sync. I checked WiFi, Bluetooth, and my network, but everything looked great. It just wouldn't sync my results. I messaged JaxJox and first thing Monday morning I got a reply. A few messages back and forth and it was discovered that my Pixel has the newest version of Android that isn't available to other Android phones. This version allows apps to update location all the time, never or only when the app is running. I've chosen the latter on every app I have and that's what caused the unit to not sync. Once I fixed permissions, all the reps I did over the weekend testing the unit sync'd up and tada...results. I must say that the response of the manufacturer was great and hopefully now that they are aware of my issue, they may be able to update the app so I can change the setting back in the future. The kettle bell is pretty stout and heavy, but nice and compact. I like that it doesn't take up a lot of room. Using it is easy. The changing of weight (6 lbs at a time) can be a tad clunky, but hey, it's wireless and I don't have to do it. All I have to do is wait a bit. The buttons on the front of the unit seem pretty...well cheap. They don't have a great response and they look as if they are ready to fall off into the base, so I use them pretty gingerly. Fixing or upgrading the control buttons would be high on my list of suggestions for the unit. Overall though, once you get the app set up (should be easy for other Android users if they aren't using Google phones) and the unit sync's you should enjoy the product. The kettle bell allows up to 9 different users to track their stats with the app. The kettle bell can be set as low as 12lbs and up to 42lbs in 6lb increments. For someone that likes using a free weight but doesn't want a bunch of dumbells and/or kettle bells lying around, this unit would fit your need. I'd recommend it to anyone with that type of need. If you like kettle bells, I'd say check it out first. To me the handle seems quite big (round), which works for me, but seems larger than cast units I've seen in sporting goods stores. Maybe it's just me so that's why I say put your hands on a display before purchasing one.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A Kettlebell was not part of my workout regimen…un|Posted .
The JaxJox Kettlebell Connect is a first class and high quality product right out of the box. Care was taken in the build and design of this unique product with a quality feel to the materials and build. In the box you get the Kettlebell Shell, the base and a charging cable and adapter…yes this Kettlebell needs to be charged! Which is a good thing. Assemble the Shell, Weights and base and then Plug the JaxJox Kettlebell Connect into your outlet and let it start charging, as its doing that, go to your appropriate App store (Google Play or Apple App Store) to download the JaxJox App. Set up your account and enter all your info, weight etc You will then need to link the JaxJox Kettlebell Connect with the app and your phone via Bluetooth. The selectable weight range possible is 12-18-24-30-36-42 so whatever your needs and capabilities are there is a choice for you. It’s a simple matter of entering the weight value, waiting a few seconds and then lifting off the base and you have the weight you want. The App helps with tracking your progress (Reps, Sets etc) and even integrates with Apple Health which is a great feature. Overall a great piece of equipment to help get you in or keep you in good shape. The added electronic features make it all the more useful in your everyday workouts.I would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesValue4 out of 5Quality4 out of 5Ease of Use4 out of 5
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great addition to workout routine|Posted .Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
I have never used a kettlebell before but I am always looking for ways to add variety to my workout at home. I own an adjustable dumbbell set ive used for a while and when I saw this it peaked my interest. Overall it's great! I get access now to a whole new way of working out and toggle between my dumbbells, hiit, and the jaxjox. It's great that its adjustable and real easy to change. The bluetooth connectivity is troublesome though and not sure how and if I'll really use that data to glbefin with. If you are really looking to use the data that the bluetooth connectivity gives I might pass. If you are looking for some great variety and convenience for an awesome workout then this will do the trick!
FeaturesValue4 out of 5Quality4 out of 5Ease of Use4 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Versatile device for your workout|Posted .
The JAXJOX Smart Kettlebell is an interesting concept. I never really knew about the Kettlebell work out concept. Normally you have a couple different Kettlebells of different weights, this particular model has a mechanism in it that will change the amount of weight adding and subtracting plates from inside the Kettlebell. You can set weight increments of six pounds each starting at 12lbs and going up to 42lbs. The kettle bell comes with a corresponding mobile app that can be used to track your exercise routine (connecting via Bluetooth). The app also integrates with Apple health (iOS version). In some cases it didn’t track my work out, this was annoying at times but I found that if you placed the kettle bell securely on the base it beeped, and most of the time your stats registered. Sometimes this was a challenge, the base also serves as a recharger for the tracking mechanism. Place the kettlebell on the base to change and display the weight, you change the weight by using thr up and down arrow buttons with a small display next to the buttons. You also access a menu system through the display to pair the kettle bell to your mobile device. The app had a few interesting functions along with a few different instructional videos. I actually found that if you just did a generic search on YouTube for kettlebell workouts you found a better selection than the ones in the app. The hardware is of high-quality, having a Kettlebell is useful, especially useful in small apartments or smaller rooms where you don’t want to have a bunch of different weights. I see the kettlebell as something useful to maintain fitness level in a pinch, I don’t think it is really meant for heavy workouts. Overall I am pretty happy with the kettlebell it’s good for a work out in a pinch something of medium intensity. Pros: - Convenient, compact, versatile - well built - Decent mobile app to track your fitness routine - mechanism is pretty ingenious Cons: - sometimes difficult to connect doesn’t always track your work outI would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Space Saver|Posted .
I mainly wanted a kettlebell in order to rehab my shotty shoulders. I have messed up rotator cuffs from when I used to do boxing and TKD (tore up knees too). A friend, who's an ex-pro power lifter, suggested I use a kettlebell. I didn't want to take up extra space since I already have dumbbells, barbells, etc so this seems the perfect device to fulfill my need for a kettlebell and not cramp up my workout area too much. The base weight is 12 lbs so this might be a bit much for some rotator cuff work - light weight high reps for that weak spot - but for others it's perfect. I can increase the weight in 6lb increments up to 42 lbs (but that's gonna be long ways out right now, lol). My regular work out is a power lifting program and I used Wednesdays as my rotator cuff day. I pulled out my iPad Pro, downloaded the Jaxjox app and proceeded to pair...failed. Toggled location & BT on and off...failed. Reboot, try again...failed. I spend my entire 1hr workout time fiddling with an app that wouldn't connect. I then grabbed my android phone and tested. Passed. Only problem is that currently the android version is a buggy mess on my S10+. Too many lock ups and crashed twice. From what I saw on the app, it only lets you set goals for total reps, not reps per set of a specific exercise. It's mostly useless in my opinion. There are dedicated fitness apps that work far better anyways. Now I don't need a fancy app to actually work out; gravity doesn't care about technology. The Jaxjox Kettlebell is fine as a "dumb" device and IMO better suited as a dumb device until they smarten up the app to allow it to be used as a real workout tracker instead of just a total movement tracker. I love the fact that I can use the space of a single kettlebell to house 6 different kettlebells. One thing you need to keep an eye on is the battery level. All the weight swapping is done via a battery powered motor in the base.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Not bad...|Posted .
At it’s core, this is a very cool product. Who doesn’t love it when your exercises and daily workout habits are automatically, electronically monitored? The KettlebellConnect by JaxJox allows you to easily select the amount of weight you want use for your workout. The LCD readout on the base unit lets you select the desired weight in six pound increments ranging from 12 to 42 pounds. The companion app tracks your exercises as you workout. I found the rep counter to be slightly off, as it didn’t accurately count my reps. Which leads me to the app: it locked up on me several times when using it on my Galaxy Note 10+ phone. I didn’t attempt to use the app on my IOS devices. On a personal peeve: this app, like many others, asks for too much personal information. In this age of data theft, I try to avoid disseminating too much of my personal information. I don’t understand why the app asks for email verification and your birth date, when all it needs is your age rage. I entered an approximate birth date and my throwaway email address to avoid the spam. The app contains several exercise videos that you can follow along to help you get the most from your kettlebell. This is a pretty cool device. Kettlebells are very versatile pieces of equipment. There are much less expensive, non-tech versions available out there, but if you’re into fitness and tech, and have (lots) of disposable income, this product is right up your alley. If you’re a no-frills gym rat, look elsewhere; this thing cost more than many annual gym memberships. Pros: - Electronically selectable weights - Great piece of training equipment - The app tracks your progress - Several workout videos Cons: - High price point - Faulty, inaccurate app - The device needs to be charged to be utilized effectivelyNo, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
A Well Designed Device With Terrible App Support|Posted .
This is being advertised as a "smart" kettlebell and as kettlebell "connect" - and while it is a very well designed multi-weight kettlebell electronic device, the application support that would make it smart or connectable fails completely. The device consists of a simple kettlebell-shaped shell with five weights that nestle inside - the shell and weights fit on a simple charged base with buttons and a display that allow you to select weights from 12 to 42 pounds (though not in 1 pound increments). Once you set your desired weight, the kettlebell shell attaches to enough of the nestled weights to form a kettlebell with the desired weight. The electronic kettlebell is attractive and compact and gives you economy of space. But the supporting application is a failure in every sense of the word. I was unable to install the application successfully on Android or on iOS (in fact, the failure was different on each operating system and my experiences were mirrored in the ratings for the applications). How can a "smart" device start out so stupidly? Everything about this device should be five-star - they really got things right with the physical and electrical design and production. The application failure (yes: outright failure) tarnishes an otherwise perfect product. So, ignoring the words "smart" or "connect" and just focusing on the electronically-adjustable-kettlebell part of the package, this is an amazing product. I just don't know how it is possible to go to market with an application that is wholly inoperable over two operating systems. But the kettlebell system is amazing. I recommend this enthusiastically with a crazy stern warning about the supporting application - what a ridiculous shame.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Convenient Kettlebell that's super cool|Posted .
I have been using the Kettlebell for over a week now and really enjoy using it. It has actually made me work out even more. Let me explain how: So right out of the box you can plug in the dock, place all of the weights on the dock, then dock the Kettlebell. It only takes a few hours to fully charge, but while it's charging you can go ahead and turn on to setup. You download the app and find the unit. It will connect and then you are ready to go. As far as app setup goes this unit connected better/easier than almost all other smart devices I currently own. It found the bell with no issues and synced with no issues. The app is very user friendly and it even lets you sync your Fitbit device for a full fitness integration. You can sync your Fitbit wearable and smart scale to monitor pretty much everything. It takes a little while to sync when you open the app but it does work well. The bell itself is sturdy and feels very nice and high quality. You dock the bell and hit an up or down button to raise and lower the weight amount. Then it automatically adjusts the weight and beeps when done. It is very easy and I love using different weight settings, I start off low and finish heavy. It is very easy to use and very convenient. Overall I enjoy using this and I actually grab it now more than any other weight or workout hand tool. I highly recommend if you want to add some tech and fun to your workout.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Most welcomed addition to my home gym|Posted .
Who needs a smart kettlebell? Everyone. I do not claim to be a gym rat but I do have a home gym to keep in shape. I have been in the market for a kettlebell for some time and after some research and me being a tech geek, the jaxjox kettlebell was the perfect fit. First off, the box is heavy which should be no surprise so I recommend lifting with caution. This can not be any easier to use. Simply hit the left or right button to select your desired weight and wait for the display to confirm the kettlebell is set to the desired weight. I must admit, I wasn't familiar with too many kettlebell exercises but this is where the beauty of the app comes in. The app provides a number of videos from 10 minute core and leg workout to a 45 minute full body workout. Kettlebell workout are much different then dumbbell workouts but after a few workouts I feel very comfy using this. In fact I am using this almost exclusively at this point and feel as if my workouts have been much more productive. Overall this is currently the best piece of equipment in my home gym and I think may be the same for anyone else who is in the market for a kettlebell.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great Mix of Tech and Exercise|Posted .
This smart kettlebell is unlike anytime else on the market. Possibly it’s best feature is that you do not need a bunch of different waited kettlebells since it has 6 in one. I was extremely impressed by how fast it could change weight. Although I have not had any issues with it I still have not completely become comfortable with knowing a wight will not fall out. But there is no reason to believe one would. I love how simple the entire set up is. There is only two buttons and a small screen on the base which shows how much weight is selected. One button increases weight and the other decreases. Possibly what sweetens the deal of this kettlebell is it’s companion app. It has many different workouts included in the app. But it can also connect to other smart devices to measure trends in your fitness level and progression. I would highly recommend this for anyone who is serious about fitness and prefers to do some at home workouts.I would recommend this to a friend