First Ring Daily 903: Apple One for None

Posted on September 16, 2020 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 3 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Apple had its day, Sony has one today, and litigation of apps.

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3 responses to “First Ring Daily 903: Apple One for None”

  1. swiftress

    Much better than Good Morning America.

  2. CharlesWallace

    Best part of today's podcast: Paul being so supportive, a cheerleader even, for his wife. Super wholesome!

  3. robublind

    Hello Paul,

    Although I believe Apple fitness will take some business away from Peleton, I don’t believe it will have a significate impact on the platform. I believe at this time, Apple is missing key components to make it a true Peleton killer.  Of course, this can change over time.

    Competition is at the heart of why I workout everyday. There is a fire road close to my house that the community exercises on. It has a steep incline for approximately ¼ of a mile with sightlines that deceive the traveler in to believing they are near the top when there is still 1/3 of the way to go. It is asphalt paved fire road and has the nickname of the black bitch because of how tough it is. It is such a steep grade that many cyclists can do no better than walking speeds up the hill. Nothing gives me more joy than to run pass a cyclist as they attempt to climb the hill and see their spirits crushed as a 50-year-old guy runs passed them. Even better is to run right 10 feet behind a cyclist as they attempt to distance themselves from my footfalls.

    The first and most important for some people is the gaming aspect of Peleton. Realtime leader board and stats are the secret sauce for Peleton. In life, I do my best to be a nice person to people I encounter on a daily basis but what truly gives me joy is being a jerk when it comes to fitness. I am not alone. With Peleton, you can see all the people who are currently on the workout you are on (realtime and live workouts) and how they are doing. Nothing gives me more joy than to “high five” some twenty year old as I pass them in the rankings in realtime. It only gets better to see them slow down as they realize what just happened. Of course, I am not immune to this as some 60-year-old woman smokes me on a tough workout and have nothing left in the tank to keep up with her. This keeps me coming back for more and keeps me motivated to improve my fitness.  I am not alone, I find my co-workers who have a Peleton seek people they know and attempt to better them in the rankings.  Without this competition aspect of their platform, I believe this is missing from Apple Fitness. Sure it can be added but may not play well with Apple’s privacy focus.

    Right now, Apple fitness is just a linked Jane Fonda video to their Apple watch. This will get boring fast. Sure they have the “Burn Bar” but nothing is better than doing it in realtime. Will Peleton need to lower their prices, maybe but Apple Fitness for me is not a replacement yet.

    Also Peleton has workouts that you can use your Ipad or TV with your treadmill, weights and yoga. You are not limited to the bike but it is the integration of the stats with the bike that brings the competition aspects to your workout.

    Peleton Jerk

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