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Echelon EX-3
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Price $999.99 at Amazon$899.00 at Amazon$349.00 at Amazon$399 List$349 List
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Pros Quality feel and finish, 32 levels of smooth magnetic resistance, smart/connected features, excellent workout qualitySmart/connected features, works with Peloton and Zwift apps, excellent warranty, 100 levels of magnetic resistance, comes with hand weightsGym-like workout quality, feature-packed, good display and controls, huge resistance rangeExcellent workout quality, huge resistance range, loads of features,Versatile, bike and desk in one, feature packed, folds for storage
Cons Requires a Bluetooth connection and device to operate, only works with the EchelonFit app, more expensiveMore expensive, speed and distance on display seems inaccurate, doesn't work perfectly with ZwiftModerately large footprint, heavier weightMore expensive, non-padded seat, heavy, large footprintHeavy, sub-par display and controls, may not fit taller users
Bottom Line A quality exercise bike that rivals the biggest names in the businessA high-quality spin bike with connected features at a reasonable priceA fully-featured, reasonably priced, upright exercise bike that provides an excellent workoutA high quality, reasonably priced, and fully-featured recumbent from a top brandThis desk bike hybrid is a convenient and versatile option for exercising and/or working at home
Rating Categories Echelon EX-3 Schwinn IC4 Schwinn 130 Upright Bike Nautilus R614 Recumbent Exerpeutic Exerwork 2000i Fo...
Exercise Quality (30%)
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6
Comfort (20%)
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User Interface (20%)
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Features (20%)
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Setup Portability (10%)
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Specs Echelon EX-3 Schwinn IC4 Schwinn 130... Nautilus R614... Exerpeutic...
Style Upright Upright Upright Recumbent Desk Bike, Semi-Recumbent
Resistance Settings 32 levels 100 levels 20 levels 20 levels 24 levels
Measured Weight 105 lbs 106 lbs (claimed) 61.5 lbs 84.4 lbs 67 lbs
Measured Dimensions 54.5" L x 20" W x 55" H 48.75" L x 21.25" W x 52" H 42" L x 21.25" W x 56.75" H 64" L x 28" W x 49.5" H 43" L x 25" W x 50.5" H
Foldable No No No No Yes
Folded Dimensions n/a n/a n/a n/a 30" L x 25" W x 61.5" H
Max. Weight Capacity 300 lbs 330 lbs 300 lbs 300 lbs 400 lbs
Recommended Height Range 4'11" to 6'4" not specified not specified, 13 inches of seat height adjustment 13" range of seat adjustment 5'1" to 6'3"
Resistance type Weighted flywheel with adjustable magnetic resistance Weighted flywheel with adjustable magnetic resistance Magnetic Magnetic Magnetic
Resistance Adjustment type Knob Knob Buttons Buttons Buttons
Preprogrammed Workouts No No 22, (9 Profile, 8 Heart Rate Control, 2 Custom, 2 Fitness Test, 1 Quick Start) 22, (9 Profile, 8 Heart Rate Control, 2 Custom, 2 Fitness Test, 1 Quick Start) 24 courses
User Profiles No No Yes, 2 Yes, 2 No
Heart Rate Sensor No Yes Yes Yes No
Digital Display No (the Echelon app and a device are required) LCD (measure) DualTrack LCD screen, upper: 5" W x 3" H, lower: 5" W x 1" H DualTrack LCD screen, upper: 5" W x 3" H, lower: 5" W x 1" H LCD display: 2.25" W x 1.125" H
Display Information n/a distance, time, speed, calories, RPM, heart rate 2 screens, upper screen shows program display: resistance level and course for the program, intensity display, heart rate zone display, user display, achievement, and goal display (countdown), lower screen shows: speed, time, distance, resistance level, RPM, calories, and heart rate 2 screens, upper screen shows program display: resistance level and course for the program, intensity display, heart rate zone display, user display, achievement, and goal display (countdown), lower screen shows: speed, time, distance, resistance level, RPM, calories, and heart rate distance, calories burned, time, speed, odometer, resistance elevels, and scan
Other Features Bluetooth, works with Echelon Fit app, 2 bottle cages, rack for handweights (weights not included), transport wheels, dual sided pedals, adjustable device holder, Bluetooth, works with Zwift and Peloton apps, USB charging port, device shelf, 2 water bottle holders, 3 lb weights, weight cradles, Bluetooth Heart rate armband, dual sided pedals with cleats bottle cage, device shelf, speakers, auxillary input, adjustable 3-speed fan, transport wheels, USB charge port, pedal straps, adjustable handlebar, levelers on rear feet, 13 position adjustable seat height (13") Water bottle holder, Devce Shelf, 3 speed fan, Speakers, USB charger, Auxillary cable
Warranty 1 year limited parts and labor Frame: 10 years, Parts: 3 years, Labor: 1 year Frame: 10 years, Parts: 2 years, Electronics: 1 year, Labor: 90 days Frame: 10 years, Parts: 2 years, Electronics: 1 year, Labor: 90 days 3 year limited
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