XTERRA FS3.0 Elliptical Review

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How long will the Xterra FS3.0 last?

Weighing in at a decent 103.6 lb. weight when fully assembled, the FS3.0 is constructed from heavy-duty steel and designed to last through many years of light to moderate exercise sessions. Consumers with a mass of less than 300 lbs. will enjoy safe and secure workouts on the sturdy build of this machine. The warranty is shorter than we would like but at least there are some available. Currently there is a 5-year warranty on the frame and one year on the brakes and parts covering the FS3.0.

Brief Overview

The XTERRA FS3.0 is our Fourth Place Best Buy Winner in the $400 to $699 price range. It is a stellar starter elliptical that is fabricated with quality components and rear-drive design. The FS3.0 is a winner in our book and created to fit seamlessly into any home workout space. We especially like the forward and reverse movement the FS3.0 features that keeps it a cut above most other models that reside in the budget-friendly zone.

Overall Quality

The XTERRA FS3.0 sports a 22-pound flywheel that assists in smoother transitions between the 20 levels of resistance meant to offer budding athletes challenging workout sessions. A 16” stride is tailored more towards shorter folks so users taller than the average bear will need to shop around before purchasing. Pedals on the FS3.0 are oversize and help keep users from slipping during high-speed operations.
Though the console on the FS3.0 seems simple – it keeps up with quite a few points of interesting workout data as well as containing 18 different built-in programs for use by those searching for a higher level of fitness health. There is a 5-inch display screen that is backlit for easy viewing with a pleasing blue color. Two sets of handlebars are available on the FS3.0, one which captures heartbeat information and one ergonomically designed to help in the toning of upper body extremities! One last convenience is an audio jack that allows consumers to listen to their favorite tunes on the built in speakers.

Things we like

  • Budget-friendly
  • Built in programs

Things we dislike

  • X
    Low warranty
  • X
    Stride length


Assembled Dimensions 54.1” L x 24” W x 65.2” H
Unit Weight 103.6 lbs.
Maximum Weight 300 lbs.
Resistance 20 levels
Incline NA
Flywheel 22 lbs.
Stride 16


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.


Based in Arkansas, XTERRA fitness is dedicated to bringing affordable, high-quality equipment to consumers and tout their customer service skills and longevity in their machine construction. The FS3.0 Elliptical has continuously won Best Buy accolades from us over the years and is a worthy entry level machine that is extremely budget friendly and available for purchase on the XTERRA website.