Vision X 20 Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The X 20 is the Vision offering for their second most popular price point... it doesn't stack up to Sole.
While these machines are decent quality they just don't stack up with the feature set from Sole or even LiveStrong.
The Vision X 20 is one of Vision's cheaper models. At $1,499, it's still much too ambitious of a price. This machine just doesn't compete with what other ellipticals that have a comparable cost can offer.
Ergonomically speaking, this machine is pretty disappointing. There are several models that sell for less than $1,000 that offer a more natural range of motion. When you pay more than $1,400 for an elliptical, it should provide a much more ergonomically correct stride. The lack of adjustability is horrible. The stride length is fixed at 20", which means you have to hope that length works for your body type. You can spend $1,000 less and find ellipticals that will offer just as many options for adjustability as this one does.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is okay. A few ellipticals in this price range have a similar life expectancy, but there are also a couple that will most likely last for a longer period of time. The quality of parts used is also decent. The components aren't anything special, but they're nothing to complain about, either.
The noise levels of this machine are average. This is common for most ellipticals regardless of price. Still, if noise levels are a major concern for you, you can find quieter models without having to pay extra for them. We doubt, however, that the average user will find the amount of noise this machine makes during operation to be bothersome.
The warranty on the Vision X 20 is good. Labor is covered for 2 year, the brake and parts are covered for 5 years, and the frame is covered for life. It's usually not a good sign when the most price appropriate thing about an elliptical is that warranty that it comes with.