Echelon EX1 Fit Connect Smart Bike
Black Echelon Smart Connect EX1 is a high end indoor cycling bike for home or office use, with a premium look and feel and a very modern design. It is not suitable for commercial gym settings despite being a very heavy-duty fitness bike.
You’ll get a great cardiovascular / aerobic workout, burning fat and calories without leaving the comfort of your home. The Echelon Fit App gives access to a great choice of classes, both live and on demand with the certified cycle instructors, including stretching, yoga, scenic rides through different parts of the world and more. You’ll get a month of app subscription included in the box and you pay a fee, but seems to be worth it. They’ll keep you motivated from their studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
If you’re aware of the older original Echelon Connect Bike, this new Smart Connect EX1 comes with all the same advanced functions of the Connect. And plus you have the precision resistance motor, a 2.4V advanced device charging USB and the enhanced stabilization handle and seat post adjustments. It is rather heavy but compact in size with a modern upright design, a footprint of 3’5″ x 1’10” and does not take up a lot of space. You’ll still be able to get your intense workout without using much of your space.
It feels very stable and powerful and there will be no shaking or wobbling as you pedal as fast as you want. You need to plug it in and turn the tension knob to be able to adjust the resistance. But you need the Smart app to make subtle adjustments. Please refer to the contact details on the Echelon Fit App to get information on the live classes.
The bike does not come with a tablet that you see in the photos. The instructions on the user manual are not the clearest for operation but the bike is easy to put together in half an hour. To get your statistical information like speed, calories burned, distance etc. and for the proper use of resistance you need the Smart app. And if the app crashes you won’t have resistance adjustments. The Echelon Smart Connect Bike is offered with one year of warranty as well as a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with the product. You need to pack everything the way you received them and pay for the shipping back to them. Company promises five star customer service but we are not sure how that is in practice.
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