Beachbody finally released the P90X iPhone app last week. They announced it was in the works at the 2011 Coach Summit. It could not have been a better time for it to come out as I was one of the tool boxes who waited 2 hours in line at the Apple Store to get the new iPhone 4S three weeks ago. I was due for a new cell phone as my last one was 5 years old.
How Do You Buy The P90X iPhone App?
First thing you need to do is sign up for a Free Beachbody Account. This way when you log into the P90X app you will be able to sync up your Team Beachbody account with your iPhone. This is probably the most important part. From there you can do a quick search on your iPhone or go and check it out at the iTunes store.
First Impression Of The P90X iPhone App
Its cool. I have started playing around the P90X iPhone app a little and can see how it would be very beneficial to somebody. You get the option to buy all of the P90X workouts or just the ones you want. The basic app costs $4.99 and with it comes P90X Ab Ripper X and the P90X Fit Test. The real benefit comes from when you buy all of the workouts for $59.99. This is when the rest of the tools like tracking reps, weight used, and progress come available.
Does The P90X iPhone App Replace The P90X DVDs?
I’d say no. The P90X iPhone App is there to compliment the P90X DVDs. I’m thinking something like you want to go to the gym and can’t remember the workouts or you’re traveling and don’t want to take the P90X DVDs with you. I could not imagine doing all 90 days of P90X while looking at my iPhone. Plus, you miss all of the one liners Tony Horton says in P90X.
Does The P90X iPhone App Work On Any Other Apple Products?
Yes. You can buy the P90X app for the iPad and iPod Touch. I like to say that I’m new to the whole Apple products still even though I own an iPhone, iPod, iPad, and iMac but I think there’s a way to hook up the iPad and have it play on your TV. That would be a great way to buy P90X for half the price of the dvds and not have to stare at a tiny computer screen while trying to do Plyometrics.
Is The P90X App Available For The Android Market?
Not yet. I’m sure Beachbody will have the P90X app on the android platform sometime soon but I have not heard any news saying they are working on it. With millions of people using Android smart phones we can only assume Beachbody would want to tap into it.
Its only be a matter of time when all of the Beachbody workouts will be apps you can download to a phone, computer, or TV. I guess in the long run this will be more efficient. Less packaging materials, no worrying about scratched discs, or lost workout guides and meal plans. My only concern is people won’t take it that serious when its just another app on their iPhone. There is something about seeing the P90X DVD booklet on my shelf that motivates me to workout. The P90X iPhone app does solve the problems above so we can only hope it keeps more people wanting to workout.