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xTerra FS3.0 Elliptical Review

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How long will the xTerra FS3.0 last?

Engineered from heavy-duty steel, the XTERRA FS3.0 has a sufficient 103.6 lb. weight when fully assembled and is purported to hold 300 lbs. of sweaty workout weight. Light to very moderate use is best for the FS3.0 and consumers should get a couple of years of decent exercise from this machine with proper care and maintenance. XTERRA covers the FS3.0 with a minimal 5 years on the frame and 1 year on brakes and parts. This breakdown does not specifically include the console so concerned buyers should ask before purchasing.

Brief Overview

The XTERRA FS3.0 is our 2022 3rd place Best Buy Winner in the $400 - $699 price range. It comes with decent features and sturdy frame for a budget-friendly price, The FS3.0 has won numerous Best Buy awards and has stayed on our radar for years in part for the respectable features that keep users focused on performance and challenged during workout sessions. It also comes with a compact frame and attached wheels for easy mobility after exercise is complete.

Overall Quality

The XTERRA FS3.0 offers an upgraded 16” stride that is suitable for a larger base of users and continues the tradition of a forward and reverse movement during exercise periods that work different set of muscle groups depending on the motion. The flywheel weighs a decent 22 lbs. and provides smooth performance and easy transitions between the 20 levels of resistance meant to motivate users to higher levels of intense workout training. The console is on the large side but remains simple to use and has a pleasing blue back lit 5.4” LCD screen along with 18 built in programs that strengthen the body and build cardio health. Heartrate information is captured through convenient handlebar monitors and keep users on target through workout sessions. Also accessible is a handy jack to plug in a portable device for music to motivate workout to the utmost degree. The pedals are oversized and provide a slip-free surface for safe trekking fun.

Things we like

  • budget-friendly
  • decent flywheel weight
  • 18 built in programs

Things we dislike

  • X
    low warranty
  • X
    stride is still tailored towards the shorter persuasion

Specs

Power Source DC9V/1.0A
Flywheel Diameter 12.6"
Flywheel Weight 22 lb
Resistance ECB, Electronic Resistance
Levels of Resistance 20
Stride Length 16"
Display Type LCD Blue/Backlit Display
Display Size 5.2"x 2.6"(5.81"diag.)
Feedback Time, Pulse, Speed, Watt, Program, Distance, Calories
Programs 12 preset, 1 Manual, 4 Heart Rate Control, 1 Watt, Audio Jack, Built-In Speaker
Convenience Hand Pulse Sensors, Heart Rate Transmitter, Accessory Tray, Transportation Wheels
Set-Up Dimension 54.1"L x 24"W x 65.2"H
Shipping Dimensions 45.3"L x 14.6"W x 25.7"H
Item Weight 103.6 lb
Shipping Weight 112.4 lb
Max User Weight Capacity 300 lb

Warranty

5 Years Frame 1 Year Brake 1 Year Parts

History

The XTERRA FS3.0 is our 2022 3rd place Best Buy Winner in the $400 - $699 price range. It was previously our 4th place 2021 Best Buy in the $400 - $699 price range, our 3rd place 2020 Best Buy in the $0 - $399 price range, and our 2019 Runner Up in the $0 - $399 price range. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.

Conclusion

The XTERRA FS3.0 is a multiple Best Buy Winner and has proven to be a worthy investment for those looking to add elliptical training on their journey to better health. It is budget-friendly and contains quality features that keep users motivated during workout sessions. While the warranty is not the best, it is certainly not the worst we have seen and with so many companies going out of business or buying out other companies in the fitness world, it is hard to put faith in the longevity of warranties anyway.