True Fitness TX Elliptical
True Fitness manufactures luxury ellipticals that compete with those from Cybex, Life Fitness, and other premium brands. The True TX features the brand’s unique MIX3 personal training system. MIX3 technology guides users through efficient total body workouts while a handy diagram indicates which muscle groups are being targeted. This unit retails for about $2699.
Elliptical Hits: Great Features of True TX Elliptical Trainers
- Long strides – A long 21” stride lets most adults use their natural range of motion.
- Comfortable pedals – The pedals have orthopedic cushioning to promote comfort and endurance.
- Ergonomic handlebars – True’s handlebars are made with biomechanics in mind, so they’re suitable for a wide range of body sizes. Also, they can be kept stationary or moved for upper-arm only & full-body workouts.
- Sturdy frame – The durable TX elliptical has a frame made of robotically welded steel. The full elliptical weighs 311 pounds and can support a 350-pound user.
- Great workout options – The MIX3 program mode can be used to train just the upper body, just the lower body, and the whole body at once. A diagram on the console indicates which muscle groups are being targeted. The True TX also has the following program modes: Manual, Heart Rate Control, Quick Start, Rolling Hills, Ramp Up/Ramp Down, Easy Intervals, and Sport Intervals. There are 25 resistance levels.
- Heart rate monitor – A Polar wireless heart rate monitor makes it easier to maximize each workout, and the wireless telemetry can also be used with a built-in heart rate control program.
- OK warranty – The durable TX includes lifetime protection on the frame, three years on parts, and a year of labor.
Elliptical Misses: How the TX Isn’t Perfect
This machine’s relatively simple console features red readouts in two windows. There’s nothing wrong with that, but some people expect a fancier console for the price.
Overall Rating for True Elliptical Trainers
True offers durable ellipticals with superior ergonomics. Orthopedic pedals, a long stride, and engaging programs help provide comfortable and effective workouts. While this unit costs more than some of its competitors, it can be counted on to provide healthy low-impact workouts for many years.
Customers who would prefer an adjustable stride elliptical should check out True Fitness’s ESX. This commercial-quality machine costs more than the TX cross trainer but features an adjustable 17”-26” stride and adjustable handlebars for an ultra-customized fit.