past reviews criticized the fact that in assembling this machine, a drill bit and a drill would be necessary. That in fact is true. Who doesn't have these tools? Aside from the fact that assembly of ANY of these machines requires some basic mechanical ability , I will now list the POSITIVES that I have experienced with the Nordic Track GX 4.7 recumbent bike. First of all, this bike has 22 resistance levels. Very important. Some bikes just as inexpensive ( $350 - $370 ) or more expensive ( $500- $600 ) cut out at a resistance of 10. I'm at 8 and fully expect to go into double digits in a few weeks. ( I have some heath issues that this bike is helping me out with ). The pass thru is excellent. Also important if mobility is limited. The seat is higher than most and this feature was a God send to me. Lastly the seat adjustment (distance to the pedals) is easily adjusted with a hand lever...no knobs , getting out of the seat and " hows this, ok. well, can you move it a little closer " ? etc. One lever and the seat moves to your accommodation. Also the seat is very comfortable. Easy on the back and backside.
Motor was broken right out of the box & took five weeks to get it fixed. Then discovered that the heart rate monitor is worse than useless. Pulse readings went from 170 to 50 in a second, and continued to bounce up & down in this insane range. Customer Service told me I am at fault for expecting "medical device accuracy". Googling shows me that this is a known design flaw with complaints going back several years.
I ought to strength my legs after hip replacement
I would like it better if the 24 on board workouts were able to be utilized without the Icon Fitness module
Daily workout love it
Have loved this for rehab exercise with an injury from running. Get a great work out!
I bought this bike to help me with my back surgery recovery. I love this bike. Serve my purposes just like my physical therapist recommended. Couldn't be happier with the results I am getting. Love my bike.