Vision XF 40 Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The XF 40 is essentially what you get for $1499 from Sole, NordicTrack or LiveStrong.
The XF 40 is a quality unit that is overpriced by about $700. The Vision product offerings are just not up to the competition.
The Vision XF 40 is yet another overpriced elliptical from Vision. At $2,199, we're starting to wonder how this company comes up with its prices. In any case, you can get similar machines sold at a price well below $2,000. We doubt you'll find this model discounted to such an extent that it would be worth considering.
Ergonomically speaking, this elliptical is truly awful. You can find models that are selling for $800 that have a more natural range of motion. The lack of adjustability is even more concerning. The stride length is fixed at 20", so you have no way to make it fit to your body type. There is also only one level of resistance. If it's too much for you, you're out of luck. If it doesn't challenge you, there's no way to fix that. You can't find one elliptical that costs more than $2,000 that has less options as far as adjustability. You can, however, find several models that sell for less than $1,000 that are better in this area.
As far as projected reliability, this machine doesn't live up to its price tag. There are ellipticals selling around $1,000 that have a longer life expectancy than this one has. The quality of parts is equally unimpressive when you consider how much this model costs.
The noise levels of this machine are average. This is pretty common among all ellipticals regardless of price. If quietness during operation is a major concern for you, you can find better models in this price range, but we don't expect the average user to be bother by the amount of noise this machine makes.
The warranty on the Vision XF 40 is good. Labor is covered for 2 years, the brake and frame are covered for 5 years, and the frame is covered for life. This is the one aspect of this elliptical that we don't find disappointing.