LifeFitness X5 TRACK Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Precor and True Fitness stomp the LifeFitness X5 series in the ground at this price point in terms of quality and features.
LifeFitness should discontinue the X5 series. These machines just don't hold a candle to what you can get from True Fitness and Precor in the same price range. The quality, while good, is not good enough in comparison.
The Lifefitness X5 TRACK isn't an elliptical we'd recommend. We weren't fans of the X5 GO, and we certainly don't like the TRACK model. At $3,899, it's overpriced. It's $400 more than the GO model, while making hardly any improvements, and we already thought the GO model was too expensive. At this price, you should be getting a lot more features and a lot better quality.
Ergonomically speaking, this model isn't very good. Several of the ellipticals in this price range offer a similarly natural range of motion, but so do a few models that cost under $1,000. Also, if you know where to look, you can find models around $1,200 that offer a range of motion that is significantly more natural. You don't get very many options for adjustments, either. You can manually adjust the stride length between 18"-24", and you can also make some adjustments to the eddy current resistance system. These options are nice, but you should get a little more when you're paying $3,899.
As far as projected reliablity is concerned, this model is awful. You can find ellipticals that sell for $3,000 less than this one does that have a longer life expectancy. The quality of parts is pretty good, but you can do a lot better in this price range. Precor and True Fitness have ellipticals that cost about the same that offer much better quality.
The noise levels of this machine are average, which is common on all ellipticals regardless of price. You can find quieter machines for much cheaper, but the average user most likely won't find this model to be too loud.
The warranty on the Lifefitness X5 TRACK isn't good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, and the frame is covered for life. When making an investment of almost $4,000 on an elliptical, you really want to have better coverage than this.