Welcome to my dribbleup smart boxing review where I detail their smart boxing gloves, the app and more!
Fit Healthy Momma Rating: 8.8/10
Dribbleup has been making fun, interactive, and affordable smart fitness for a few years now, and the introduction of smart boxing gloves just took things up a notch. With live and on-demand workouts to choose from and real boxing gloves, you get the opportunity to feel like you’ve stepped right into the ring, even though you’re in your living room. The FHM team agrees that Dribbleup is legit for interactive boxing workouts!
If you’re looking to mix up your workout routine and try something new, boxing might be just the ticket! That’s right, boxing is one of the hottest home fitness trends to hit the scene since yoga. And the FHM team is here for it!
Boxing, while it used to be thought of as a rough, tough, and bloody sport reserved for those willing to step into an actual boxing ring, is now available as an effective, fun home workout. Brands like Liteboxer, Fight Camp, and now Dribble Up are bringing the fun, interactive sport of boxing to your living room.
We all have those days that we feel like we need to let off a little steam, and if you’re bored to tears with your bike or treadmill, DribbleUp’s brand new interactive smart Boxing is going to knock your socks off.
I had the pleasure of trying Dribbleup’s Smart Boxing gear and app and am super excited to share my thoughts and full review here with you. If you’re new around here, then you might have missed my original Dribbup review where I talk all about their Smart Medicine Balls, Smart Basketballs, and Smart Soccerballs. I’ve been a big fan of Dribbleup’s affordable smart fitness equipment for some time now, so let’s see how its newest addition of smart boxing gloves measures up.
What Are the Benefits of Boxing as a Workout?
Working out can get boring and monotonous if you don’t shake things up every once in a while. Here are a handful of reasons why you might want to consider tossing on some gloves and getting “in” the ring:
It’s a One-Two Punch of Cardio + Strength
The best workout plan involves some combination of cardio and strength training for a well-rounded routine. With Boxing, you’re working on both your cardiovascular strength and your muscular endurance at the same time. Plus, most boxing workouts are designed to be interval-style, meaning you go hard for a period and then rest, keeping your heart rate and body on their toes.
It’s a Calorie Torcher
If you want to get in, get out, and actually make a dent in your calorie deficit, boxing can provide you with just that. Because boxing is an intense workout, you can accomplish the same amount of calorie burn in a much shorter time than if you were to do an alternate exercise like walking, jogging, or cycling.
It’ll Work Your Whole Body
If you think boxing is simply using your upper body, you’re in for a sweet (or not so sweet) surprise as it’s going to work nearly every muscle in your body from head to toe. Your legs will be there to support you, helping you twist, turn, and duck. Your core will need to be engaged and active to keep your torso upright, and your arms will be putting up a good fight, to say the least. You get a lot of bang for your buck with boxing!
Quick Jab Summary of Dribbleup Boxing Review
Smart Boxing Gloves and Boxing Workouts App (Smart Boxing Punching Bag coming soon)
Eric Forkosh, CEO
Smart Boxing Gloves:
, counts reps and your records your movements for feedback
Variety of Boxing Classes:
Great for beginners:
Avg. User Rating:
Introducing Dribbleup Smart Boxing
Ok, now that you’re convinced that boxing is going to be a fun new challenge to add to your fitness routine, let’s start talking about how Dribbleup can make it easy for you to get started.
Dribbleup, a brand that is well-known for making affordable, accessible smart fitness equipment, recently released their boxing gloves and folks can’t wait to get their hands on them. These smart gloves seamlessly connect with your smartphone or tablet to automatically track your punches in their live and on-demand fitness boxes classes.
Dribbleup’s app includes access to expert instructors who will take you through workouts that will push you harder and help you develop your skills while also improving your fitness. At FHM, we call that a win-win-win!
For those familiar with the Dribbleup app, you already know that Dribbleup offers a ton of live and on-demand workouts to choose from across a variety of modalities. They have a full library of workouts to choose from inside their fitness app and it only costs $9.99 per month for Dribbleup live after a full 30-day trial.
Dribbleup’s Smart Medicine ball has become insanely popular among those looking to work out and get in shape from anywhere. In fact, the Dribbleup community inside Facebook is one of the most active and engaged groups I’m a part of, and I have no doubt that the addition of boxing workouts will only serve to amplify the excitement and engagement.
What You Get
When you order a pair of Smart Boxing Gloves from Dribbleup, you’ll receive the following:
- Two smart boxing gloves made from high-quality materials and built for comfort and efficiency with built-in tracking technology
- An extendable stand for your phone or tablet so you can set up your personal boxing ring and have a front-seat view of the action
- Access to the Dribbleup fitness app which includes live and on-demand boxing classes free for 30 days ($9.99 per month after)
Sounds simple, right? You don’t need more than a few key items to get access to smart, interactive fitness.
Benefits of Choosing Dribbleup’s Smart Boxing System
Now that you know the logistics, let’s talk about why you should add these to your cart:
Everything Can Be Done From Home
No need to sign up for a boxing class, find a ring, or go to a crowded gym, Dribbleup makes it possible for you to work out from home without needing a ton of equipment, space, or tech-savviness.
Live Classes With Boxing Pro Trainers
Dribbleup offers world-class boxing trainers that go live every day to train you inside and outside of the ring. New classes drop on the app every week, so you can be sure to always remain engaged, excited, and entertained.
Live Leaderboard Action
If you’re motivated by competition, you’re going to love Dribbleup’s live leaderboard. You’ll learn from the pros with real-time virtual feedback and as you hone your skills and gain confidence, you’ll see your name rising on the leaderboard.
Intuitive Rep Counting
No need to expend extra energy and brainpower trying to keep track of your reps, Dribbleup’s smart technology takes care of this for you. You can focus on your form and performance while Dribbleup takes care of the rest.
More Than Just Boxing
To keep working out and staying committed fun, Dribbleup offers a variety of workouts to choose from inside their world-class app. Plus, they’re always adding more, so you can use your one, low-cost membership to create a full-blown fitness experience from home.
My Personal Review
First, I want to mention that Dribbleup’s shipping was super fast, which I really appreciate these days! I ordered my gloves on a Wednesday and they were in my mailbox that next Monday.
Opening the box I was greeted with a lovely pop of color thanks to the neon-colored gloves. Setting up my Boxing set was super simple and required very little effort, which is always a nice perk.
Because I already had the Dribbelup app downloaded on my phone to use with my Smart Medicine Ball, I was able to link up my boxing gloves right away and get access to the library of boxing workouts.
One word: Variety!
One thing that I love about the app is that there’s so much variety in the workouts. You can choose to take a full-blown class or just work on your skills. Since I am brand new to boxing, I started with the skills classes first to get my feet wet, so to speak. Furthermore, the classes range from 5 minutes to 30 minutes, on average, so you don’t need to stress about having the time to get some work in. Classes are short, fun, and effective!
My 5-year-old son was instantly obsessed with the gloves, and of course, wanted to try them out for himself. He’s been having a ball learning how to punch and move around “the ring,” as have I.
Overall, I find the Dribbleup Smart Boxing set to be a super fun and accessible way to enjoy the best of fitness technology but without the high cost that’s associated with other smart fitness brands like Fight Camp.
Final Thoughts: Is DribbleUp’s Smart Boxing Worth Trying?
Yes, Dribbleup’s Smart Boxing Gloves are 100% worth it for those looking to get a fun, interactive workout in from anywhere. Boxing, while one of the oldest known sports, has made a huge impact on the fitness scene lately, and the FHM team is all in.
Workouts can get boring, so why not mix it up? I love that I can take a quick break in my workday, pull up the app, slip on my gloves, and get a short and effective workout in to break up my d day. The barrier to entry here couldn’t be lower, especially considering the total investment is less than $150!
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