Exerpeutic 1000Xl Heavy Duty Magnetic Elliptical
The Exerpeutic 1000Xl elliptical is a solid alternative for treadmills, especially those who don’t want to break the bank. Priced very reasonably at $200, it is a compact machine that ensures a healthy body lengthening and toning cardio workout while still being able to take a beating. Its unique design is meant to go easy on the knees, hips, and joints.
Comparison with other Exerpeutic Ellipticals
- One of the best budget ellipticals.
- Supports up to 300 lbs of weight.
- Zero impact workout; ideal for people with joint pains or such issues.
- Dual action: Moving handlebars ensure upper body workout.
- Extremely compact and comes with wheels underneath for easy relocation.
- Easy to read LCD.
- Stride length is only 13″ which can be uncomfortable for taller users.
- The Pulse pads will falter occasionally and give inaccurate readings
- The display will sometimes flicker out; if this occurs, change the batteries or reset the entire machine
- It can take up to three hours to assemble because of all the individual parts and intricate instructions
- Since the machine is $200, the quality of the parts is poor, which is expected, and the final product may show some wear and tear after a certain amount of time
Though priced a little higher than its cheaper alternatives, it is a force to be reckoned with. With many features, this elliptical stands out amongst other trainers and proves to be the fan favorite.
- Dimensions- Height: 63″, Width: 23″, Length: 54″.
- Pedals designed with ribbed texture.
- Eight levels of tension providing workout customizability.
- Maximum user capacity: 300 lbs.
- Three-year limited warranty
- Dual direction flywheel for the zero impact exercise
- Computer features- Distance, Time, Speed, Calories burned and Heart rate.
- Three years limited warranty.
Concerning its usage, anyone comfortable with the short stride can get a good and safe workout out of the Exerpeutic 1000Xl elliptical. The eight levels of magnetic resistance maintain a healthy amount of pressure on joints, and the unit itself is not too wobbly. It is an easy-to-use elliptical that comes with most features needed for a full body workout, and performance is satisfactory overall.
The large pedals provided with ribbed texture is a great feature since it prevents slips or possible injuries. The designed pulse pads to monitor the heart rate is another neat addition, along with the backward/forward dual-direction flywheel, which performs pretty well. Its stability is also well acclaimed, and hence should serve as an excellent tool for cardio-toning exercises without any unwanted bounces or jerks.
It is worth mentioning that there are a small number of unfortunate buyers who experienced breakdowns pretty early in their usage (within six months). You might have to maintain the product on some regularity to keep it in a tip-top condition and avoid such misfortune.
The assembling aspect of it all is the part where most users have complained over. The instructions on the manual are challenging to understand, and takes a bit of time to get your head around it. I would suggest that you have a look at the assembly video below. The elliptical comes well-packaged, and even provides the tools needed. However, be prepared, as you may find yourself occupied for some time to get this thing assembled.
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Comparison against Exerpeutic 1000XI alternatives:
Exerpeutic 1000XI vs Sunny Health Magnetic Elliptical
The Sunny Health SF-E905 is a competitor in a similar price range. This magnetic elliptical with pulse pad has just enough features to warrant a mention, and the company has a fantastic reputation. The downsides to this, when compared to the Exerpeutic 1000XI are as follows:
- Sunny Health Magnetic Elliptical has a lower weight capacity (280 lbs), which explains why it is a bit wobbly
- poor build quality
- uncomfortable workouts
- the stride length is actually even shorter
- NO warranty!
It is still very compact, and weighing just 68 pounds, still worth checking out.
Exerpeutic 1000XI vs Body Champ BRM 3671
Another very good rival machine in the slightly higher price range is the Body Champ 2-in-1. The unit has a patented 2-in-1 Elliptical Motion Design Technology. This basically means that you can use it as both an elliptical machine or an exercise bike.
The pros are that it has a 14″ stride length, along with 12 programmed workouts that keeps your workouts interesting. In the cons section we have a 250 lbs maximum user weight support.
At the end, it is a slightly better machine, but be prepared to spend an additional $50 more on this one.
The Exerpeutic 1000Xl elliptical is a great piece of equipment for the whole family. The downside is that the stride is a bit on the short end, and makes it a bad choice for anyone over 6 feet. It does not boast the most ergonomic design, neither does not have the best components, and yet what you get for $200 is pretty impressive.
|Resistance type||magnetic tension resistance|
|Heart rate control||Yes, Pulse pads on the additional stationary handle bars|
|Flywheel weight||Dual direction|
|Display||An easy to read large window LCD display that indicates distance, calories burned, time, speed, scan and target zone HRM.|
|Water bottle/accessory holders||No|
|Weight Capacity||300 lbs|
|Dimensions||54 L x 23 W x 63 H|