In the age of the Internet of Things, where everything from a toaster to a vacuum cleaner is connected to the internet, going to the gym can often feel like a surprisingly disconnected experience. Many workout machines, such as those used for lifting weights, don't need to be upgraded with the same frequency or as many times as a phone or computer, so their useful lifespan can easily span multiple decades. The drawback to such a lengthy lifetime is that these old machines lack the ability to connect to our internet-enabled devices, making it harder to track and log workouts.

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