XTerra FS320E Elliptical
The XTerra FS320E elliptical is the mid-level cross trainer in a series of three from Dyaco. It features a 20” stride, an MP3 player, and a heart rate monitor that can be integrated with workouts. Compared with the FS220E, it has more resistance levels (20 in all), a heavier flywheel, and more advanced pedals.
Elliptical Hits: Good Features of the XTerra FS320E
- Long stride – The 320E has a 20” stride. This is long enough even for tall users to exercise without feeling restricted.
- Adjustable pedals – Users can choose from three pedal angles to better combat fatigue.
- Heavy flywheel – The 24-pound flywheel is a 5-pound upgrade from the 220E and supports an exceptionally smooth ride.
- Stable frame – XTerras have well-balanced, heavy frames that are normally associated with more expensive machines. This version weighs 196 pounds and has a 325-pound user weight capacity.
- Extras – Extras include a console fan, an adjustable bottle holder, and an iPod-compatible speaker system.
- Good warranty – The warranty package includes a lifetime warranty on the frame, three years on parts, and a year of in-home labor.
Overall Rating for XTerra Elliptical Trainers
The XTerra FS320E includes a number of upgrades over the FS220E and provides better value with a three-year parts warranty. This machine can’t be faulted for much besides it simplicity. For example, other brands such as SportsArt are now using adjustable stride technologies. These let people use a single cross trainer as a glider, elliptical, and stairclimber.
Overall, the XTerra FS320E is a good basic trainer and not a knockout. It’s worth checking out the 420E or competitors such as NordicTrack, SportsArt, and Precor. These brands have machines with good components like XTerra’s plus valuable enhancements.