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xTerra FS 2.5 Elliptical Review

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How long will the xTerra FS 2.5 last?

Built from steel, the XTERRA FS2.5 has a decent 103.6 lb. fully assembled weight and markets a 300 lb. maximum weight capacity. It is covered by a 5-year frame warranty with 1 year coverage on brakes and parts. The FS2.5 is best suited for light to very moderate use and will last for a couple of years with proper care and regularly scheduled maintenance.

Brief Overview

The XTERRA FS2.5 is our 2022 4th place Best Buy Winner for the $400 - $699 price range and is a quality purchase for the budget-conscious buyer. It contains commendable components and is competitive in today’s market for a multitude of reasons. Additionally, the FS2.5 has a smaller 51” long frame that is designed to effortlessly fit into any home workout space and to easily move out of the way when exercise is complete.

Overall Quality

The XTERRA FS2.5 has a rear drive system containing a 22 lb. flywheel that offers smooth performance between the 24 levels of resistance meant to tempt users to higher intensity levels during workout sessions. Users moving both forwards and backwards work different sets of muscle groups making this feature quite extraordinary on a fitness machine in the budget-friendly zone. The stride is shorter at 14” meaning those of the taller persuasion will literally not be able to effectively workout on this machine and is a serious drawback for taller users. The console holds a 5” LCD screen and provides 8 points of performance feedback including heartrate information conveniently transferred from the monitors in the handlebars. The FS2.5 also includes 24 built in programs targeting issues from fat burning to building cardio health and even offers an audio jack and speakers for listening fun. Another nice feature are the dial levelers that help stabilize the FS2.5 on uneven surfaces.

Things we like

  • budget-friendly
  • 22 lb. flywheel
  • 24 programs

Things we dislike

  • X
    low warranty
  • X
    shorter stride


Power Source DC9V/1.0A
Flywheel Diameter 12.6"
Flywheel Weight 22 lb
Resistance ECB, Electronic Resistance
Levels of Resistance 24
Stride Length 14"
Display Type LCD Dual Color/Backlit Display
Display Size 5"x 2.5"(5.59"diag.)
Feedback Time, Speed, Distance, Calories, Target Heart Rate, Heart Rate, Program, Level
Programs 12 Preset, 1 Manual, 1 Body Fat, 1 Watt, 4 Custom, 1 Target Heart Rate, 4 Heart Rate Control,Audio Jack, Built-In Speak
Convenience Hand Pulse Sensors, Heart Rate Transmitter, Accessory Tray, Transportation Wheels
Set-Up Dimension 51"L x 24"W x 63"H
Item Weight 103.6 lb
Max User Weight Capacity 300 lb


5 Years Frame 1 Year Brake 1 Year Parts


The XTERRA FS2.5 is our 2022 4th place Best Buy Winner for the $400 - $699 price range and our 1st place 2021 Best Buy Award Winner for the $0 - $399 price range. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The FS2.5 is one out of a long list of winners from XTERRA on our Best Buy lists. We have continuously awarded the XTERRA ellipticals in the lower price ranges for sturdy frames, commendable features, and for at least having warranty coverage. The FS2.5 stands out with a heavier flywheel and a decent number of internal programs to keep users motivated during the trek to better health and remains a quality choice for the discerning purchaser.