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The Exerpeutic 4000 Magnetic Recumbent Bike is designed to help you tone up any flabby bits and lose weight without straining your back and muscles. Equipped with higher-end features, it is normally recommended to experienced athletes. However, beginners who are up to the challenge can also use this machine to learn the ropes and build up their stamina. In fact, while the interface may initially seem complicated to less experienced users, most customers found that they were able to quickly get the hang of it.
This particular model will enable you to lose between 300 and 500 calories in one hour. It comes with certain amenities that are particularly geared towards obese and elderly users.
The Exerpeutic 4000 does deliver a higher-than-average level of comfort, in spite of its affordable price tag. For instance, it comes with an oversized “Air Soft” seat to guarantee your comfort while protecting your lower back. The “Air Soft” feature ensures that your seat remains cool, even after several hours of training. It can accommodate different body types, regardless of your size. The backrest is contoured to accommodate your body while preventing lower back strain, something which is quite common with poorly-built bikes. It is made from molded mesh for extra ventilation. The seat is actually shaped like an office chair to provide you with an ergonomic posture. Thickly padded elbow rest pads are also included for your comfort. These are equipped with pulse sensors to track your heart beat.
Users who are fond of lengthier workouts will be glad to learn that the machine is even equipped with a built-in fan to keep you perfectly cool and motivated while you train. A water bottle holder is also included to keep you hydrated while you work out, hence eliminating the constant interruptions. The bike even features a tablet and magazine holder. Because it comes with an Open Step-In design, it is fairly easy to climb on and off the machine, even if you have mobility issues. Consequently, it can also be used by people undergoing mild rehabilitation.
Features and Specifications
- The machine’s technical features are as follows:
- Machine Weight: 71 pounds
- Machine Dimensions: 58 x 30 x 41 inches
- Resistance: Magnetic
- Resistance Levels: 24
- Transport wheels: Yes
- Maximum user weight: 325 pounds
- Built-in Programs: 12
With this bike, users can shuffle through 24 levels of magnetic resistance to find the setting that will suit their fitness level. The resistance can be adjusted through the non-slip keys found around the 9-inch LCD window system. Through the screen, users can access certain types of fitness data such as revolutions per minute, speed, time, distance, calories burned and heart rate.
To measure your pulse, you can place your hands on the armrests and the results will be displayed on the screen. Each user can enter his or her profile which enables you to keep track of your individual fitness data in the long run. The machine can store up to 4 different user profiles. Thanks to its tech-friendly options, users will also be able to benefit from the bike’s Bluetooth-enabled mobile app tracking along with the Exerpeutic Application that ca be accessed through their smart phones or tablets.
To provide a more varied workout, the machine also includes four heart rate workouts and twelve programmed workouts, which is just as much variety as you’ll get with the high-end Sole LCR. Consequently, it can also be used by athletes of different fitness levels. It comes with a heavy flywheel to pull your body into the workout. In fact, the precision-balanced flywheel, combined with the V belt drive does provide quite a smooth operation.
A unique feature to this bike is the “Sleep Mode” operation: if you dismount the bike and leave it alone for four minutes, it will automatically switch into sleep mode. As soon as you start pedaling again, the bike jumps back to start. This feature will help extend the lifespan of your machine.
Ease of Use
While it is mainly designed for experienced users, the Exerpeutic 4000 also comes with 7 training modules that will gradually build up your metabolism. Especially geared at beginners, these modules can be accessed through the LCD screen. The font on the window display is quite wide, allowing you to view your data from a distance. The multiple built-in programs and different levels of resistance mean that it’s versatile enough to be used by several users.
The Mobile App Tracking system is compatible with iPods, iPads and iPhones as well as Android tablets and smart phones. This makes your workout quite easier since you will be able to track your workout on your device. It also enables you to check your email, read a book, listen to music or watch movies while you are working out. The navigation keys and handlebars are non-slip which means that you can access hem even if your fingers are sweaty.
Assembly and parts
The bike arrives in parts, which means that some assembly is required. You will need to join the handlebars, pedals, seat and LCD window together. Most users were able to assemble the bike in one to two hours. The bolts and other additional parts are included in the boxed packaging. Additionally, the recumbent bike comes with a booklet with detailed illustrations, providing you with step-by-step instructions on how to assemble the machine.
While the recumbent bike has a high rating on Amazon, it does have a few drawbacks to its name. For example, according to the booklet, the seat can be adjusted forwards and backwards, but several users measuring less than 5 feet tall complained that they had to strain their legs to reach the pedals. Some beginners additionally found that it was difficult to get used to the more professional Bluetooth applications. Other than these two minor complaints, the machine was generally well-received by customers.
All things considered, this is quite a recommended buy, especially if you’re no novice to recumbent bikes. Because it is especially conceived to protect your joints, you can safely use this machine for hours at a go. Best of all, it does come with a few amenities that will make you more comfortable and motivated to work out. The Exerpeutic 4000 is protected by a 1 year warranty on the frame and 90 days on all parts.