LifeFitness X3 GO Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The X3 is an elliptical that needs a good reason to exist.
It has only minor improvements over the X1 series, and they are hardly enough reason to spend $700 to $900 more for, depending on what special Costco is currently running. We would either buy the X1 or the X8 from Costco. We would also look at offerings from True Fitness or Precor.
The Lifefitness X3 GO doesn't provide you with many reasons to consider purchasing it. The X1 series provides very similar quality and is significantly cheaper. At $2,699, we're left scratching our heads wondering what improvements Lifefitness thinks they made that warrant this type of price. Maybe they think charging more will convince consumers this model is worth more without actually having to make it better.
Ergonomically speaking, this model isn't great. It's not necessarily easy, but you can find ellipticals that sell for $1,700 less that offer a comparably natural range of motion. The real sad part is that this is the area that has the most improvement over the X1 series. You're also left with a lack of adjustability. You can make some adjustments to the resistance levels, but the stride length is fixed at 20".
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this elliptical is pretty good. For about $300 extra, however, you can start seeing a significant jump in life expectancy. The quality of parts is pretty price appropriate, but again, a few hundred more dollars will get you much higher quality parts.
The noise levels of this machine are pretty average. This is common among all ellipticals regardless of price. If quiet operation is a major concern for you, you can find better without paying extra. You'll have to do your research, though.
The warranty on the Lifefitness X3 GO isn't great. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, and the frame is covered for life. This is an average amount of coverage, but you're spending an above average amount of money on this elliptical. The good news is that if you purchase this model at Costco, you get a lifetime money back guarantee that more than makes up for the deficiencies in the warranty.