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XTERRA Fitness Review 2021

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In a Nutshell

XTERRA Fitness provides quality fitness equipment at an affordable price point. Its products are highly suitable for beginners looking to get started with their first fitness machine, or intermediate users looking for a reliable option that will not break the bank. Most XTERRA products have no digital integrations, though, so users looking for third-party app integration or Bluetooth connection might be better suited with a different brand.

pros

  • Affordable price point with monthly financing available
  • Transparent policy regarding warranty and 30-day refund
  • Huge variety of low to mid-tier fitness equipment

cons

  • Limited options for expert users looking for a high-end product
  • Little to no digital connectivity or Bluetooth integrations

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About XTERRA

XTERRA offers a broad range of at-home fitness equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, and rowers. XTERRA products are made of high-quality materials and affordably priced, but somewhat lacking in digital features. 

XTERRA Treadmills Review

Indoor treadmills enable joggers to work on their cardio consistently, rain or shine. Users also have the benefit of exercising at home, saving them a trip to the gym for every workout. Let's take a look at 2 treadmills offered by XTERRA to see if one might fit your fitness needs. 

XTERRA TRX2500 review

The XTERRA TRX2500 is a reliable treadmill that is equipped with sufficient features for its price range. It is easily foldable, and comes with speed and incline controls built directly into the handlebars. With a 2.25 HP motor and 10mph speed, as well as 10 levels of incline, it is suitable to support beginner to intermediate users. 

Athletes looking for an extreme workout might find its capabilities slightly lacking—it has no digital connectivity of any kind, and the weaker motor with 10mph top speed is not suitable for sustained running. However, at a price point of $1099.99, it’s a bargain compared to similar competing products.

XTERRA TR 150 Review

The TR150 is part of XTERRA’s Compact treadmill series. Its most attractive feature is its low price point at $649.99. The product features 3 levels of incline, adjustable manually, and a 16” x 50” running surface. 

As you might expect from a treadmill at such a low price point, this product is light on features—there is no Bluetooth connectivity or built-in fitness tracking, but it does come with a heart rate monitor in the handlebars that displays its readout on a 5” screen. 

We consider the TR150 to be an affordable treadmill, and one of the best available for its price since it comes with a built-in heart monitor. However, features are extremely limited, and the manual incline is a hassle, so we’d only recommend the TR150 as a starter treadmill for users getting their feet wet. 

XTERRA Stationary Bikes Review

Stationary bikes are a weather-independent cycling option that enables riders to build lower-body strength and cardio in the comfort of their own home. Most stationary bikes also come with built-in safety features and adjustable pedal resistance to ensure that the rider remains challenged by their workout while staying safe and secure. XTERRA offers a broad range of bike products, so let's take a look at two of them. 

XTERRA AIR650 Air Bike Review

The XTERRA AIR650 is an innovative stationary bike that uses air resistance to increase the challenge to the rider the harder they pedal.

The AIR650 also has adjustable handlebars, and a heavy-duty chain and fan system that is built to last for an extended time period. This bike retails for  $1199.99, comparable to some less feature-heavy bikes on the market.

The one shortcoming of the AIR650 was the lack of online connectivity. Riders cannot utilize third-party courses like Peloton or iFit. However, at its price point, few exercise bikes will offer this level of adjustable resistance, so all in all we believe that the AIR650 is great for a range of riders.

XTERRA MB550 Indoor Cycle Review

The MB550 is XTERRA’s simple but high-quality stationary bike with minimal additional features. Resistance is adjustable by the user and can support anything from light physical rehabilitation to high-intensity interval training. 

Durable materials and scalable resistance mean that this is a bike built to last and keep up with the user’s needs as their fitness improves. 

The MB550 has no smart features, and its tiny display leaves no room for advanced fitness courses, but this is to be expected from an exercise bike that retails for $799.99. For its price, the MB550 is a reliable machine that should serve most users adequately. However, it might not be the right choice for professional athletes or extreme stationary bike enthusiasts.  

XTERRA Ellipticals Review

Elliptical machines enable users to work both upper and lower body while simultaneously providing a cardio workout. They’re easy to use, making them one of the best workout machines for beginners. Let's take a look at two examples from XTERRA’s broad range of Elliptical machine products. 

XTERRA FS 3.0 Elliptical Review

XTERRA’s entire line of ellipticals fall squarely on the “budget” end of the pricing spectrum. The FS 3.0 costs $699.99 and features all of the basics: 20 levels of resistance, 18 programs, and a built-in heart rate monitor with an LCD screen.

However, the stride length is fixed at 16”—optimized for a person with a height of 5’3”. An adjustable stride length would be much preferable for users of different heights. Plus, like most XTERRA products, there is no online or app connectivity.

If you are looking for a well-built machine, optimized for a height at or below 5’3”, then the FS 3.0 could be a solid choice at a bargain price. 

XTERRA EU 150 HYBRID Review

The The EU150 is an innovative exercise machine that combines some features of an elliptical with some features of a stationary bike. Instead of standing on the pedals like on a standard elliptical, the user can opt to sit on a stationary bike seat and turn pedals with their feet.

Pricing is very low at $499.99, and the machine has some advantages over the standard elliptical. Users with a sports injury preventing them from using the standing machine can still get the benefit of a total-body workout with the EU150. Since users can alternate between standing and sitting, they can easily adjust the intensity of their workout.

The EU150 lacks digital capabilities, but if you are looking for a well-made hybrid machine with a basic feature set, then it might be the choice for you. 

XTERRA Rowers Review

Indoor rowing machines enable users to work on cardio while training their entire body, focusing on the arms and shoulders. These machines are easy to use and effective, making them highly suitable for both beginners and fitness pros. XTERRA offers a broad range of rowing machines, so let's take a look at two of them. 

XTERRA ERG220 review

The ERG220 is a rower with 8 available levels of resistance and a magnetic flywheel for quiet operation. At $499.99, this device is great for beginners and intermediate users. 

That being said, users looking for more from the ERG220 might be disappointed. It is not a machine for experienced rowers, with its small range of resistance levels and zero smart features.

XTERRA ERG650W review

The ERG650W is a simple but effective device that fulfills its basic functions. It comes with a 5.6” display to show stroke count, time elapsed and distance covered, and 6 resistance levels. Its biggest downsides are that this machine does not have a heart rate monitor, which makes it difficult to track your progress, and lacks online connectivity.

However, the ERG650W is a durable machine with a satisfyingly realistic rowing experience thanks to its primary feature: a water-based resistance mechanism. By adding or removing water, users can change the resistance level.

At $1099.99, the ERG650W is slightly cheaper than other water-based rowing machines on the market. But with only basic features, this product is best suited for users who want a product at an affordable price without all the bells and whistles.

XTERRA Training App

While many XTERRA products don’t feature any connectivity, XTERRA does offer an app that connects to some of its bikes, treadmills, and elliptical machines via Bluetooth. The app enables users to record workout data and see current information such as time elapsed, speed, and distance. It can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

XTERRA’s app is a good way to keep track of past workouts if you own one of their Bluetooth-enabled products. If you are looking for basic workout tracking, the XTERRA app will be sufficient. If however, you are looking for other features, like instructor-guided workouts or integration with your favorite music player, you will be better off going with a third-party application. 

Pricing & Special Offers

Overall, the XTERRA product line leans towards the budget side. However, though most XTERRA products are not feature heavy, they are durable and well made for their price level.

Comparable machines from competitors are generally more expensive but sometimes come with a broader range of features. For example, the NordicTrack Exp 7i i treadmill is similar to the XTERRA TRX2500 but costs $1298.00 to XTERRA’s $1099.99. However, it features full Bluetooth connectivity.

XTERRA offers free shipping to online shoppers within the United States, but international buyers will have to visit one of its affiliated international buyers and purchase XTERRA products in person. Customers in the US can also visit Spirit Fitness, located in Jonesboro, Arizona, to purchase XTERRA products in person.

TRX2500 Treadmill
$1099.99
TR150 Treadmill
$649.99
AIR650 Air Bike
$1199.99
MB550 Indoor Cycle
$799.99
FS 3.0 Elliptical
$699.99
EU150 Hybrid Elliptical
$499.99
ERG220 Rower
$499.99
ERGW650 Water Rower
$1099.99

XTERRA Payment Options

Buyers from the United States can purchase XTERRA products directly from the company website via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). The brand offers monthly payment plans over 6, 12, or 24 months with rates starting at 0% APR. Rates range from 0% to 29.99% APR based on the results of a credit check.

XTERRA features a 30-day money-back guarantee for all of its products. All products come with a warranty, the specific details of which vary from product to product. In our opinion XTERRA’s warranties are standard for mid-range exercise equipment, with most machines having lifetime coverage on frame and motor as well as 1 year of parts replacement.

To be eligible for a refund, returns must be shipped directly to the XTERRA factory within 30 days of delivery, in their original packaging and in good condition. 

Buyers outside of the United States can purchase XTERRA products in person from a licensed XTERRA distributor. XTERRA currently operates in 18 countries, a list of which can be found here, along with the addresses of local distributors.

Service and Support

Xterra provides customer support through phone, email, or fax, all listed on their website. The website also features a basic FAQ.

Telephone customer service is available Monday to Friday 8am-7pm CST in the United States. Other countries have customer service times listed on their respective websites. 

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The Bottom Line

XTERRA makes basic but reliable fitness equipment at an affordable price point. Their products are best suited for low- to medium-intensity workouts and perform this function exceptionally well. 

Customers looking for more than that are advised to look elsewhere—XTERRA products have little to no digital integration and lack the versatility to match the needs of an advanced user.

However, if you are a beginner or intermediate user looking for decent quality at a low price, XTERRA’s line of fitness products might be the choice for you. 

FAQs

Who Makes XTERRA Fitness Equipment?

XTERRA is one of the brands of fitness equipment owned by Dyaco International. Headquartered in Taiwan, Dyaco also owns Spirit Fitness, a fitness equipment retailer in the United States.

Which XTERRA Treadmill is Best?

While this question is subject to the specific needs of the customer, the XTERRA TRX5500 is the most feature-heavy XTERRA treadmill available. It is one of the few XTERRA products with full third-party Bluetooth integration, and sports a 3.25 HP motor and a 10” screen with a digital media center. However, at $1999.99, it is also the most expensive product in XTERRA’s diverse treadmill offering.

Where are XTERRA products made?

All XTERRA products are manufactured at Dyaco International’s ISO-9001-certified facilities in Taiwan.

Serguei Solokhine is a freelance writer and digital nomad based in Vancouver, British Columbia. With degrees in finance and marketing, plus five years of experience in the financial services industry, Serguei particularly enjoys writing about personal finance and investments. His work can be found on MoneyVisual, TechRadar, ITProPortal, and top10.com.

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