LifeFitness X1 TRACK Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Buying the Track console version of the X1 when you can get the Go console from Costco makes no sense.
The X1 doesn't measure up to the machines available from True Fitness or Precor in this price range and doesn't have the features available from Sole or Epic. It is hard to see a good reason to recommend this machine.
The Lifefitness X1 TRACK offers some extra programming that you won't get with the GO console. Unfortunately, at $2,599, you have to pay an extra $600, and you're still not getting all the features that you would from some of the other models that are sold in this price range. On top of that, this one isn't available at Costco, so you can't get the lifetime money back guarantee.
Ergonomically speaking, this elliptical is pretty bad. You can find models that sell for $1,000 that offer a similarly natural range of motion. This is only made worse by the extreme lack of adjustability. The stride length is fixed at 20". Adjustable stride length for a model that costs this much should be a no-brainer. At least you can make some adjustments to the eddy current resistance system.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine does quite well. You'll have to spend an extra $400 in most cases to find an elliptical that has a longer life expectancy than this one does. The quality of parts also stands out in this price range.
The noise levels are about average, which is common among most ellipticals regardless of their price. You can find quieter machines without paying more, but we doubt this model will be loud enough to bother the average user.
The warranty on this model isn't great. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, and the frame is covered for life. This isn't awful coverage. In fact, this is a pretty average warranty, but you're paying a higher than average price. You also don't get the added benefit of a lifetime money back guarantee from Costco that you would get if you purchased the GO model from them.