Xdesk Velo lets you cycle while you work
Sitting at a desk is a fact of modern life, but it isn't exactly the healthiest way to spend your days. Plenty of standing desks and even under-desk elliptical trainers try to make working a little less sedentary, but the Velo bicycle desk from Xdesk (formerly NextDesk) aims to fuse working and working out into the same activity.
Velo is essentially a stationary bike with the handles removed so that it resembles something more like a stationary unicycle. This is paired with a powered adjustable sit-stand desk that allows enough knee clearance for you to type and click away while still spinning below the hips.
Velo has a built-in USB port that records cycling data like revolutions, distance and calories burned. This data can then be transferred via Bluetooth to a companion Active Trac mobile app that tracks your working workouts.
The free app tracks your progress towards fitness goals and also syncs with more popular apps like Strava and MyFitnessPal.
The Velo is sold for US$799 for just the cycling seat system that can be paired with one of the adjustable desks that Xdesk sells or one of your own. That's not a bad price when you consider that other similar bike desks we've seen floated, like Active Desk, which was shooting for a $2,000 price via a crowdfunding campaign.
The Velo is available for ordering online. Check it out in the video below: