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xTerra FS3.5 Elliptical Review

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How long will the xTerra FS3.5 last?

The Xterra FS3.5 Elliptical weighs an appropriate 120 lbs. when fully assembled and holds users up to a 300 lb. maximum capacity. It is best suited for light to moderate use and will last for a few years for a consumer who properly cares for and maintains their investment. Xterra covers the FS3.5 with a 5-year warranty on the frame and 1 year on the brake and other parts. It is important to remember even checking for loose fasteners after use will help extend the life of this machine.

Brief Overview

The Xterra FS3.5 Elliptical is a previous best buy winner and has been on our radar for a few years. It contains quality elements tailored for residential use and is a decent choice for the budget-conscious purchaser. The upgraded stride length adds to the value of this machine while opening workout opportunities for a larger consumer base.

Overall Quality

The Xterra FS3.5 Elliptical has a 17” stride allowing users of less than 5”11 or so to comfortably workout out and enjoy the best results from this machine. A 15 lb. flywheel provides smooth performance while intensifying workouts to the utmost with 24 levels of resistance. The FS3.5 unleashes a forward and reverse motion that keeps the burn on different muscle groups as users enjoy steady trekking on the oversize pedals that have a higher ledge on one side to keep feet steady. Heartrate information is captured on the stationary handlebars while moving handlebars tone upper body extremities. A 5” screen graces the console of the FS3.5 and contains a pleasing blue lit back light that displays 8 points of performance data. There is a total of 24 built in programs that ease consumers into the workout benefits of owning an elliptical plus built-in speakers with an audio jack for playing motivational music during workout sessions.

Things we like

  • budget-friendly
  • 24 levels of resistance
  • Most Resistance Levels in Top Four

Things we dislike

  • X
    low warranty
  • X
    Cheap Build
  • X
    Lighter Flywheel


Power Source 9V / 1000ma
Flywheel Diameter 9.8"
Flywheel Weight 15 lb
Resistance ECB, Electronic Resistance
Levels of Resistance 24
Stride Length 17"
LCD Dual Color / Backlit Display EKG Grips
Display Size 5"x 2.5"(5.59"diag.)
Displays Time, Speed, Distance, Calories, Target Heart Rate, Heart Rate, Program, Level 57.1 x 20.5 x 63
12 preset, 1 Manual, 4 Custom, 1 Body Fat, 1 Watt, 1 THR, 4 Heart Rate Control Programs, Audio Jack, Built-In Speaker 110 lbs
Convenience Hand Pulse Sensors, Heart Rate Transmitter, Accessory Tray, Transportation Wheels
Set-Up Dimension 57.1"L x 20.5"W x 63"H
Shipping Dimensions 44.1"L x 18.1"W x 29.5"H
Item Weight 120 lb
Shipping Weight 124 lb
Max User Weight Capacity 300 lb


5 Years Frame 1 Year Brake 1 Year Parts


The Xterra FS3.5 Elliptical is our 2nd Place 2021 Best Buy Winner for the $400 to $699 dollar range and our 3rd place 2020 in the same price range. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The Xterra FS3.5 Elliptical is a decent choice for the budget-conscious consumer looking to add a decent indoor workout machine to their home gym. It has commendable features and will last for a while with proper maintenance. The FS3.5 has won multiple Best Buy recognitions and remains competitive in today’s market despite the overabundance of models available for purchase.