LifeFitness X1 GO Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Buying the X1 from Costco makes a lot of sense if you want a LifeFitness elliptical.
Costco's lifetime return policy more than makes up for the failings in LifeFitness warranty in comparison to other manufacturers. What you don't get is a lot of the features that are standard on machines for $500 less.
The Lifefitness X1 GO is a solid elliptical. At $1,999, it provides a decent amount of value. The biggest issue with this machine is that you don't get all the bells and whistles you should expect from a model that is this expensive. In fact, you can pay significantly less and get an elliptical that is much more feature laden.
Ergonomically speaking, this model is pathetic. A more natural range of motion would be expected on an elliptical that costs $1,000 less than this one does. There is also a severe lack of adjustability. The eddy current resistance system can be adjusted, but the stride length is fixed at 20". If it doesn't fit your body type, there's nothing you can to do change that.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this elliptical does very well. With a few exceptions, you're not going to find a model that has a longer life expectancy without paying at least $3,000 for it. The quality of parts used is also hard to beat in this price range.
This machine makes about an average amount of noise. This is pretty common in every elliptical regardless of price. If quiet operation is a major concern for you, you can certainly do better without having to pay more money, but we don't expect this model to be loud enough to bother the average user.
The warranty on the Lifefitness X1 Go is okay. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, and the frame is covered for life. This isn't a bad amount of coverage, but you usually expect to see a better warranty on an elliptical that costs almost $2,000. Considering the durability of this machine, it doesn't make much sense for Lifefitness not to offer better coverage. Luckily, Costco offers a lifetime money back guarantee that makes up for the lack of coverage.