HCI Fitness PhysioCycle RXT-900 with UBE
The unique PhysioCycle RXT-900 Recumbent Elliptical/Stepper with UBE features three workout modes: recumbent elliptical, recumbent stepper, and UBE (upper body ergometer). It has an adjustable seat and is a comfortable, virtually no-impact way to get full-body cardiovascular exercise. It sells for as low as $1799 online. It’s especially intended for use in rehabilitation centers, but it’s popular for home use.
Elliptical Hits of the PhysioCycle RXT-900 Recumbent Elliptical Stepper
- Variety – Users can choose from an elliptical stride, a short stair-stepping motion, or a stationary bicycling motion.
- Easy to use — The simple console shows time, speed, distance, calories, heart rate, and resistance.
- Heart rate system – Pulse sensors next to the seat let the user monitor their pulse throughout the workout.
- Sturdy frame – The PhysioCycle weighs 170 pounds and can support a user weighing up to 300 pounds.
- Great warranty – Customers get a lifetime warranty for the frame, three years for mechanical parts and electronic parts, and one year for labor.
Elliptical Misses of the PhysioCycle RXT-900
- Few programs – The PhysioCycle RXT-900 has only seven programs and eight levels of resistance. That’s fine for a clinic, but it could quickly become dull for a home user. The RXT-1000 has additional programming.
- Short stride – The maximum 14” stride might not let trainees use a full range of motion. The Octane XR6, another recumbent elliptical, has a longer stride.
Overall Rating for the HCI PhysioCycle RXT-900 Elliptical
The PhysioCycle RXT-900 is a good training alternative for people who prefer not to use traditional upright ellipticals. It’s sturdy and is sold with a great warranty. Since it’s low on programs,
you might want to exercise with a good book or park this machine in front of the TV.