LifeFitness X3 TRACK Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
If the X3 GO doesn't see to be enough of an upgrade to recommend over the X1, then the X3 TRACK certainly isn't either.
In this price range LifeFitness doesn't compare well to True Fitness or Precor.
The Lifefitness X3 TRACK isn't an elliptical we'd recommend purchasing. At $3,099, it does little to set itself apart from the competition. You'd be better off saving $400 and sticking with the GO console. The extra programming options aren't worth the increase in price. It'd be an ever better idea to stick with the X1 series, as the X3 models aren't very much better.
Ergonomically speaking, this model is pretty average. That's not a good thing at this price. For about $2,000, you can find a few models that offer a similarly natural range of motion. You also don't get many options for adjusting this machine. The stride length is fixed at 20". We'd really expect an adjustable stride when paying more than $3,000. You do at least get to make some adjustments to the resistance levels.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model isn't very good. You're not likely to find an elliptical in this price range that has a shorter life expectancy than this one does. The quality of parts also isn't where you'd want it to be considering what you're asked to pay.
The noise levels are about average, which is common for all ellipticals regardless of price. If quietness is your primary concern, you can find models that make less noise and sell for cheaper, but we don't expect the average user to find this machine to be too loud.
The warranty on the Lifefitness X3 TRACK is mediocre. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, and the frame is covered for life. This kind of coverage is not what you should see on an elliptical that costs $3,099. Apparently, Lifefitness doesn't mind asking you to make an investment when purchasing this model, but they won't stand behind it, themselves.