I don’t think I’m going out on a limb suggesting that dumbbells aren’t at the top of anyone’s list when it comes to connectivity. Heck, when you’ve got “dumb” in your name, you’re really operating at a disadvantage. Of course, given the smart home fitness explosion of the past several years, why not?
Kabata joins a growing number of startups bringing connected strength training into the home. But while offerings like Tonal and Tempo are focused on larger solutions, the dumbbell is really the thing for the Los Angeles startup. All of the smarts contained therein start with the weight system.