On the bright side, despite all of the GX 4.4 Pro’s down sides, this bike has a decent build. A decent build usually means that you will have a more durable machine. With that said, we would like to add that we would only recommend the GX 4.4 Pro for a beginner user. If you are a serious user, you would be better off saving your money for a more expensive bike.
Similar to our First Place winner in this price bracket, the NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro has a few notable features with but remains an average bike. If you are not able to afford more than a $700 dollar bike, then you may want to consider the GX 4.4 Pro. Between workout features, a good build, and decent warranty, our 2020 Second Place Best Buy for the $400 to $699 dollar category is not a bad choice.
Let’s get started with the attributes we do like. The GX 4.4 Pro has a decent enough five inch LED screen with thirty built-in workouts and twenty-five resistance levels. While the LED screen is not as fancy as some of those HD touchscreens on the market, we like it because it allowed NordicTrack to spend a little more on features that add durability. Sure, you aren’t looking at a small tablet while you workout, but you will be able to have a more solid bike that may even last a few more months or years. The GX 4.4 Pro has a good build that helps make up for the lack of touchscreen. And, NordicTrack has given the GX 4.4 Pro a ten year frame, two year parts, and one year labor warranty which is a pretty good warranty for this price range.
But, as always, there are a few things about the GX 4.4 Pro that we do not like. First of all, the GX 4.4 Pro is pretty pricey for what you get. NordicTrack sells this bike for about $700 and we would not suggest paying this much for it. But this isn’t so bad because you can more than likely find the GX 4.4 Pro on sale. But the price isn’t the only bad aspect of this bike. We are also unimpressed with the 16 pound flywheel. A good rule of thumb is the heavier the flywheel the better the workout and 19 pounds is usually a good standard. Additionally, we are not overly thrilled with the magnetic resistance system. An electromagnetic resistance system is better for the workout and helps create a smoother field which is why it costs more. Since the GX 4.4 Pro is a cheaper bike, NordicTrack has settled for a magnetic resistance system. But, if you find the GX 4.4 Pro on sale then the magnetic resistance might not be so bad.
|Heart Rate Sensor and Type||EKG Grip Monitors|
|Footprint||42 L x 23 W x 61.5 H|
|Warranty||10 Yr Frame, 2 Yr Parts, 1 Yr Labor|
We have yet to review the GX 4.4 Pro. We do welcome you, though, to check out our other NordicTrack reviews to get a good understanding of their products.
Overall, the GX 4.4 Pro is not a bad bike. And if you could find this model on sale, then you should really consider getting it. With a good build, multiple workout programs, and a lot of resistance levels, the GX 4.4 Pro has a lot of benefits that help to make it a decent value for the price. Consequently, we have dubbed this bike our Second Place 2020 Best Buy slot for the $400 to $699 dollar category.