Weslo Momentum G 3.1 Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
If you only have $200 to spend, why not try the rip:60 workout? You will certainly get more value for your money than this sad excuse of an elliptical.
The Weslo Momentum G 3.1 is cheap elliptical that's not even worth the $199 it asks for. At this low of a price, you can barely put an elliptical together, let alone a quality one. The cost of decent components simply won't allow a sale price that's this low.
Ergonomically speaking, this machine is horrible. Only 3 ellipticals that we reviewed offer a less natural range of motion. The lack of adjustability is even more appalling. The stride length is fixed at 12". This is shorter than the stride of most ellipticals. If it doesn't work with your body type, you cannot adjust it. You can, however, adjust the Silent Magnetic Resistance. This at least allows you to somewhat align the workout with your fitness levels. Still, there isn't a single elliptical that offers less options for adjustments.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is pathetic. This has one of the lowest life expectancies you'll find. Any money you save purchasing this elliptical will be spent on maintenance and repairs. The quality of parts is also very low. You have to use extremely cheap components to make an elliptical this affordable.
The noise levels of this machine are quite high. Most ellipticals make about the same amount of noise, but those that sell below $1,000 tend to be a bit louder. This is one of the few models that make significantly more noise. If you want a quieter machine, you'll have to pay an extra couple of hundred dollars.
The warranty on the Weslo Momentum G 3.1 is as bad as they get. Parts and labor are covered for 90 days. Weslo doesn't feel comfortable backing this elliptical, and we don't blame them. We only blame them for creating and selling a machine they know isn't going to last.