Life Fitness X3 Elliptical Cross-Trainer Review

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  • Impressive biomechanics
  • Smooth, natural motion
  • With ErgoGrip stationary handlebar
  • With contact and telemetry heart rate monitoring
  • CoachZone to workout targeted areas


  • Fixed stride at 20”
  • No incline training
  • No cooling fan


The Life Fitness X3 Elliptical Cross-Trainer is one of the best machines you can try if you want satisfying home workouts. This machine will help in maintaining a good cardiovascular health and overall body improvement. However, its 20” stride is not adjustable. But overall, it is worth to check out this unit cross trainer if you’re fine with a fixed stride.

Life Fitness X3 Elliptical Cross-Trainer Review

Product Overview

If you are looking for a sturdy trainer for your home gym, Life Fitness X3 Elliptical Cross-Trainer would be ideal for you. It has a 20” stride and a maximum capacity of 350 lb weight to accommodate a broader group of fitness enthusiasts. There are two ways to use this elliptical trainer; you can either use the moving armbars or stationary armbars. Using the unit with the arm bars moving as you stride will provide you with a total body workout and you can keep the arm bars stationary if you want to focus only on the lower part of your body.


  • Dimensions: 81” L x 30” W x 59” H
  • Weight: 215 lbs (98 kg)
  • Max User Weight Capacity: 350 lbs (158 kg)
  • Maximum Step-up Height: 7″ (18cm)
  • Stride Length: 20″
  • Frame: 1.5″ x 3″ (3.75 cm x 7.5 cm)
  • Pedals: 16″ x 7″ (41 cm x 18 cm)
  • Resistance System: Eddy current
  • Power Requirements: Plug-in (All major voltage configurations)
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty on frame, 3-year on parts, 1-year on labor (warranties outside the U.S. may vary)
  • Compact / Folding:    No
  • Incline: N/A
  • Flywheel: N/A
  • Fan: No



The X3 elliptical trainer has a natural, quiet and fluid movement regardless of the workout intensity and stride length. It is made bio-mechanically with years of extensive research to provide total user comfort.


This unit has a Go console where you can get two user profiles, 12 built-in workout programs, and two custom ones.

Heart Rate Monitor

The X3 comes with heart rate sensors on both of its stationary and moving armbar grips. You can measure your heart rate regardless of the option you choose during your workout session. A chest strap heart rate monitor is also available with the fitness machine.

Additional features

Among other benefits this machine can offer include CoachZone to target specific muscle group; the 20” stride to accommodate the majority of trainees; and last but not the least is the WhisperStride technology, which provides noiseless workouts, large pedals, a cup holder and a decent warranty for an overall satisfying experience.

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