XTERRA Fitness FS3.5 Elliptical Trainer review


The XTERRA FS3.5 is one of the circular mentors discharged by XTERRA Fitness in 2018. Instead of the XTERRA FS2.5 that we’ve just looked into here, it includes a more drawn out step and more obstruction levels. It’s a machine outfitted with a mechanized attractive obstruction framework made for home use. It additionally has a somewhat littler impression than other front-drive curved coaches.

Casing development

The XTERRA Fitness FS3.5 circular machine includes a truly strong steel outline yet it additionally joins a few ABS parts in its development. For instance, the fronts of the drive framework and the pedal plate are made of rock solid ABS plastic. All the steel bars are covered with a consumption safe paint finish. The main exemptions are the fronts of the pedal sliding rails which are aluminum-made and they don’t have any paint finish.

As we’ve referenced over, the XTERRA FS3.5 circular has a littler impression than other front-drive ellipticals, for example, the Tunturi C55-F, or the SOLE E25. It is approx. 57″ (145 cm) long, and 20.5″ (52 cm) wide; its most elevated point is given by its moving arms which reach approx. 63″ (160 cm) above floor level. Obviously, similarly with respect to some other curved coach, it is prescribed to leave in any event two feet of freedom on each side of it and at the back, for simple entry.

The completely gathered unit weighs approx. 110 lbs (50 kg). This weight adds truly respectable dependability to the machine. Its back base highlights customizable stabilizers that permit you to impeccably level it on a sporadic floor. Additionally, the mid-base lays on two additional elastic guards while the front base is outfitted with transport wheels which encourage the unit’s movement if fundamental.

The machine’s pedal bars are appraised for a weight limit of 300 lbs (136 kg) which isn’t awful for a coach made for home use. They’re furnished with huge wheels that embrace their rails for additional steadiness. The wheels coordinate fixed metal rollers for a smooth pedal movement and their external layer is rubber treated so as to hose clamor.

At long last, the XTERRA FS3.5 curved is furnished with two arrangements of handlebars, one portable and one fixed. The portable handlebars have long holds so as to suit taller clients better. The fixed handlebars include short holds and they coordinate metallic heartbeat. The two handlebars have rubber treated holds for improved solace.

Circular way, step, and venture up tallness

As a matter of first importance, the XTERRA Fitness FS3.5 curved coach doesn’t have a slope framework. In this way, you can’t alter the point of its curved way or the length of its step. The pedals highlight huge plate with side and front watchmen to give additional foot soundness. In any case, they don’t have additional enunciation or an edge modification framework like the pedals of the ProForm Endurance 920 E, for instance.

The unit’s curved way is totally even (perhaps one degree slanted forward). This implies it gives a characteristic step, without the additional attention on glutes or hamstrings. Likewise, the separating between the pedals is truly restricted, so you won’t get any additional horizontal weight on your knees and lower legs.

This XTERRA Fitness circular mentor makes accessible 17″ (43 cm) of step. Along these lines, it can suit clients up to 6’0″ – 6’1″ (183 – 186 cm). Obviously, taller clients can in any case utilize this mentor yet they may not profit by a total scope of movement.

The base stature of the pedal is approx. 14″ (35 cm) above floor level. On the other hand, at their most elevated position, the pedals are arranged at approx. 18″ (45 cm) above floor level. Along these lines, it is prescribed to utilize this circular cross coach in a stay with a roof that is in any event 25″ (63 cm) higher than your own stature.

Opposition and drive

The XTERRA FS3.5 curved cross-coach is furnished with a mechanized attractive opposition framework. This implies it can change the obstruction consequently. It additionally implies that it requires an outer force source (a connector is incorporated), and that the comfort has different exercise programs.

The unit’s obstruction framework comprises of a servo engine and an attractive brake. As you modify the opposition from the comfort, or as the reassure alters the obstruction consequently, the engine increments or diminishes the magnets’ draw. This outcomes in pretty much accelerating opposition.

The obstruction framework offers 24 trouble settings. The initial hardly any trouble levels convey a genuinely light pedal strain. The top opposition levels give impressively increasingly pedal strain recreating a slope climb and giving you the likelihood to play out a progressively serious cardio exercise.

The inside flywheel isn’t very overwhelming; it just gauges 15 lbs (7 kg), yet the vast majority of its weight is set in its edge. In this way, it gives some additional idleness and decreases vibration. It is likewise bi-directional. At the end of the day, you can pedal backward in the event that you need, with the equivalent (chose) opposition.

Like most other circular coaches with a vortex current (mechanized attractive) opposition framework, the XTERRA FS3.5 depends on a belt-drive framework. It utilizes a poly-v belt profoundly impervious to extending and scraped area. The principle preferred position of a belt drive over a chain drive is that you don’t need to grease up it. Additionally, it conveys less vibration and advances a calm accelerating movement.


The XTERRA Fitness FS3.5 circular is outfitted with a mid-extend reassure. In the first place, it includes a 5″ corner to corner LCD show with LED backdrop illumination. It tracks time, separation, all out separation, RPM, watts, calories, and heartbeat. For speed and separation, you can choose either metric or English units. Likewise, for the beat understanding capacity, you can either utilize the incorporated sensors or a remote HR chest tie. The lash is excluded, however.

The support doesn’t have online availability and isn’t perfect with any online wellness applications. Be that as it may, it has a few exercise programs. In any case, it has the Manual Program (P1) which permits you to practice while changing the opposition physically during your exercise. It additionally has objective capacities; contrastingly put, it permits you to choose focuses for time, separation, calories, or other exercise measurements.

The P2-P13 programs are preset. Every one has a particular profile setting and 24 degrees of obstruction. Every one is intended for a specific kind of exercise. For instance, the rundown incorporates the accompanying projects: Rolling Hills, Valley, Fat Burn, Ramp, Steps, Obstacles, Intervals, Plateau, Climbing, Off-Road, Hill, and FasTrek.

The P14 program is for Watt Control, while the P15 program is the Body Fat program. This permits you to include your information, for example, sexual orientation, weight, stature, and age, and the comfort will ascertain your weight record.

The P16-P19 programs are custom use programs. Subsequently, up to four clients can make and spare their own custom exercise profiles. Lastly, the projects from P20 to P24 are pulse based. They are preset for 55% HRC, 65% HRC, 75% HRC, and 85% HRC. On the off chance that one of these projects is chosen, the machine will consequently alter the opposition if your heartbeat estimation is ± 5 BPM above or beneath the chose HRC.

Among different highlights, the machine’s comfort has incorporated speakers, a tablet holder, and a little adornment plate. The speakers are put at the highest point of the support and a sound jack is accessible at the base of the unit. Along these lines, you can associate your cell phone or tablet to the support and play your music through the coordinated speakers. The tablet holder is over the unit’s controls, while the little adornment plate is under the controls.

Get together and Maintenance

The front unit of the machine with all the drive and opposition components comes pre-amassed. Be that as it may, different parts practically require client get together. You should join the back base casing with the pedal rails to the front unit, the front bar, the pedals, the upstanding post, the moving arms, and the support. This may take over 60 minutes, yet the assignment isn’t excessively confounded and the manual gives astounding gathering directions and outlines. Additionally, all the essential apparatuses are incorporated.

Upkeep doesn’t require a lot. You should simply keep the grade rails clean to forestall any harm to the wheels, grease up the unit’s joints if important, and intermittently check for free jolts and parts.


  • Strong development – can bolster clients up to 300 lbs (136 kg);
  • Transport wheels on the front base;
  • Movable stabilizers on the back base;
  • Fixed and versatile handlebars;
  • Medium-weight flywheel (15 lbs) for an increasingly steady accelerating movement;
  • Enormous, non-slip pedals;
  • Swirl current, programmed opposition (24 levels);
  • Multi-window LCD show with LED backdrop illumination;
  • The reassure tracks all the significant exercise measurements, including time, separation, all out separation, speed, RPM, watts, calories, and heartbeat;
  • Objective settings for time, separation, calories, and watts;
  • Heartbeat sensors and heartbeat understanding capacity;
  • Telemetric recipient worked in the comfort for remote HR chest ties;
  • 24 exercise programs accessible;
  • Recuperation work;
  • Adornment holder included;
  • Sound framework included;
  • Calm activity;
  • Simple to amass;
  • Little support required.


The XTERRA Fitness FS3.5 is a mid-run curved cross-mentor made for home use. It includes a mechanized attractive obstruction framework with 24 levels, a medium-weight (15 lbs) inner flywheel, and a LCD reassure with 24 exercise programs. It additionally has a decently

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