Last Updated on March 3, 2018 by Assistant Editor
The XTERRA Fitness FS4.0e Elliptical Trainer, sitting among the best elliptical machines, is a well constructed and solidly-built. Its steel frame and 21 lb flywheel will keep this machine grounded during your most intense workout. Xterra includes a 325 lb maximum weight capacity and a lifetime frame warranty, which is better than most competitor models at this price point.
The FS 4.0e Elliptical Trainer also has some nice options to keep you comfortable during your workout. For instance, the oversized pedals are cushioned and have an ergonomic 2 degree inward tilt to take the stress off of your ankles and knees while exercising. The multi-grip handlebars allow you to get into a comfortable position easily. This elliptical also has comfort features like the MP3 compatible sound system to allow you to work out to your favorite music. The best feature however is that XTERRA Fitness gives you access to BitGym, a workout app that brings outside running to life.
- Height: 64.2”
- Width: 22”
- Length: 65.4”
- Item weight: 155 lbs
- Max user weight: 325 lbs
- Heavy duty steel frame and 21 lbs flywheel ensure a smooth and secure stride motion.
- Stationary lower handles with heart rate grips allows you to train in your target heart zone.
- 20 electronic levels of resistance to get the intensity that you need without interrupting your workout.
- Multi-grip handlebar controls so that you can easily adjust the resistance during your workout with thumb controls.
- 18” stride with oversized, cushioned pedals with a 2 degree inward tilt to make your workout more comfortable.
- Integrated audio jack and speakers to listen to your own workout tracks.
- 6” blue backlit display allows you to easily monitor your progress.
- BitGym app allows you to exercise on the most beautiful trails on earth from the convenience of your home.
- Quick start feature allows you to get start to your workout.
- 8 workout programs including:
- Fat Burn
- User (2)
- Display readouts include:
- Frame: Lifetime
- Brake: Lifetime
- Parts: 1 year
- Labor: 1 year
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping costs will vary for the XTERRA Fitness FS4.0e Elliptical Trainer depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. However, some retailers, such as Amazon.com, will provide free shipping.
Assembly of the FS4.0e Elliptical Trainer is pretty typical. It comes with an illustrated step-by-step manual to walk you through the process. Due to the number of pieces it is going to take some time; probably 90 minutes to 2 hours, but it is not difficult.
What We Love About the XTERRA Fitness FS4.0e Elliptical Machine:
The XTERRA Fitness FS4.0e Elliptical Trainer only has 8 pre-programmed workouts on the elliptical. They included standard workout programs that simulate hills, fat burning, cardio, strength and intervals. You can also design 2 custom workouts and manual choose your settings. The nice feature of the FS4.0e Elliptical Trainer is the availability of BitGym. BitGym is an app that brings trails from around the world to life. It makes you feel like you’re running on outdoor trails throughout the world by using the front-facing camera on your tablet or smartphone. This app will definitely keep you motivated and provide a wide range of workouts.
What Isn’t So Great:
There are a couple things with the stride on the FS4.0e Elliptical Trainer that we don’t like. First, it is only an 18” stride. This might be an issue for you if you’re a taller than 6’. It’s possible that with the shorter movement that you may not be able to get your full stride and you’ll need to compact your movements. The best thing you can do is find a floor model somewhere and give it a test drive. The other thing we don’t like is that there is no ability to incline the machine. This limits the amount of intensity you can add to your workout. These two issues are a bit concerning considering there are competitor elliptical that offer better options for far less money. Take a look at our reviews of the NordicTrack E7.0Z Elliptical Trainer and ProForm Endurance 520E Elliptical.
Final Word on the XTERRA Fitness FS4.0e Elliptical Trainer:
For the price the XTERRA Fitness FS4.0e Elliptical Trainer has some nice options. It is a quality constructed elliptical and has some really good exercise options. Our concerns with the stride length and lack of incline capability are definitely founded. For that reason there may be some better options on the market at a better price. If you’re interested check out our SOLE Fitness, Nautilus, and ProForm elliptical reviews.