BH Fitness X4
The BH Fitness X4 elliptical falls in the middle of the brand’s Select series. Compared with the X1 and X3, this model has a higher user capacity. Additionally, unlike the earlier models, it includes a wireless heart rate monitor that can be integrated with workout programs. This model scores lower than the X3 though because of negative customer reviews.
Elliptical Hits: What’s Right about the BH Fitness X4 Elliptical Trainer
- Sturdy build – The well-built X4 has a 325-pound user capacity and is sold with a lifetime frame guarantee. Dual guide rails add extra stability.
- Long strides – To support a full range of motion, the X4 has a 20” stride.
- Extras – Nice features include a reading rack and a wireless heart rate monitoring system with Polar chest strap.
- Good warranty – BH Fitness’s Select cross trainers are sold with lifetime warranties on the frame, five years on parts, and a year of labor.
Elliptical Misses: Where the BH Fitness X4 Falls Short
- Upper–body workout – Sport grip handlebars and an ergonomic arc should help users get a great full-body workout – but customers complain that the X4 just doesn’t feel right.
- Difficult console – The X4 shows more advanced workout data than do the X1 and X3, but users short and tall complain that the console is difficult to read because of its angle.
- Few options – With just 12 programs and a fixed stride, this machine doesn’t offer many workout possibilities.
Overall Rating for the BH Fitness X4 Elliptical
The X4 is a disappointing member of the BH Select lineup. Its predecessor, the X3, offers better value because its ergonomics make the machine much more usable. Outside of BH Fitness, some good brands with a variety of price points include Sole, Smooth, and NordicTrack.