Branx’s X-Fit cross trainer offers quality, durability and a robust set of functions to accommodate all fitness levels. Multiple resistance levels, adjustable pedals and a longer stride make this cross trainer a suitable choice for users of various heights and weights.
Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced user, you can build muscle, increase your stamina and lose weight with the X-Fit.
Features and Specifications
- 16 levels of magnetic resistance
- 19.5” stride length
- 14.5kg flywheel
- Adjustable pedals
- Bluetooth connectivity
- iConsole controls intensity, speed and more
- USB charging station
- 135kg max user weight
- Water bottle and HRC chest strap included
- Assembled dimensions: 166 cm (L) x 66 cm (H) x 158 cm
- 5-year warranty on frame; 2-year warranty on parts and labour
Branx Fitness ‘X-Fit’ Review
Branx offers a 2-man delivery service to the ground floor room of your choice. If you are concerned that assembly may be too difficult, Branx offers product installation services at an additional cost.
Overall, assembly is simple and straightforward. A single person can assemble this cross trainer relatively easily. Branx does do house calls to make adjustments at no cost.
The entire assembly process takes 1-2 hours to complete. Just take your time and follow the instructions carefully.
Design and Build Quality
Branx spent more than one year making and 500 hours testing the X-Fit cross trainer. The 19.5” stride length was a much-desired feature that makes this cross trainer more comfortable and natural to use. For taller users in particular, the longer stride makes workouts more effective and allows for natural movement. The adjustable pedals have a non-slip surface for added safety and allow you to choose a comfortable position.
The Bluetooth connectivity gives you more control over the machine’s functions, and Branx also includes a chest strap to use with the built-in heart rate monitor. Bluetooth and heart rate monitoring ensures that your workouts are effective. The 16 levels of magnetic resistance will make your workouts more challenging.
Built-in transport wheels make it a little easier to move this cross trainer. Adjustable floor pads allow you to move the machine up or down for better stability. This feature is especially useful if you plan to use your cross trainer on carpeting or uneven flooring.
If you have difficulty finding the right level, you can contact Branx and have them adjust the pads to the appropriate height for your flooring. Remember, Branx will come to your home to make adjustments at no additional cost to you.
Branx uses German-made bearings on the pivot points of the machine’s arms instead of bushings. Bearings are more reliable and ensure a quiet experience. The rear drive system also allows for smooth and quiet operation. The substantial 14.6 kg flywheel ensures smooth and quiet operation.
Overall, the X-Fit’s build quality is impressive and can accommodate users up to 135kg. The machine is durable and reliable. Plus, the quiet operation ensures that you do not disturb others when exercising.
The X-Fit offers 16 levels of magnetic resistance, which can be adjusted via a knob on the iConsole.
You can adjust the resistance levels manually, or you can use a built-in program.
There are several programs to choose from:
- 4 beginner
- 4 advanced
- 4 sporty
- 3 cardio
- 1 watts
These programs cover virtually all fitness levels. Whether you’re a beginner or at a more advanced fitness level, the X-Fit can grow with you as you progress in your fitness journey.
The iConsole helps you keep track of your:
- Heart rate
You can even track and measure your body fat using the X-Fit. The body fat measurement will paint a more accurate picture of your weight loss journey and the effectiveness of your workout.
All of these stats are displayed digitally on the backlit screen, so they are easy to see even in low light situations. The console also has MP3 connectivity, Bluetooth function and speakers. These features allow you to listen to music and connect to your smartphone right from your cross trainer. Plug in your MP3 player, or connect to your phone and play music through the built-in speakers.
Cost is always a concern when purchasing fitness equipment. A cross trainer should provide excellent value for the money, and that’s not always easy to achieve.
X-Fit is a mid-range cross trainer that costs around £600. It was designed for home use, and its quality construction will provide you with many years of use. No matter your fitness level, you will be able to improve your stamina, build muscle and improve your cardiovascular health when using this machine regularly.
When you consider the features, quality and durability of this machine, the cost of the machine is highly affordable and provides excellent value.
Branx stands behind its products and offers a generous warranty.
- 2 years parts and labour
- 5 years frame
The X-Fit is designed for home use and should not be used in a commercial setting. Doing so could invalidate the warranty.
As long as the X-Fit is being used as directed, defective parts will be covered by the warranty. Branx is quick to respond to queries and offers excellent customer service.
If you have any problems with your cross trainer, contact Branx and they will provide a swift response.
- Easy assembly that can be done by a single person
- Multiple resistance levels for challenging workouts
- Quiet operation
- Quality build
- Body fat measurement
- Solid warranty
- Optional assembly at additional cost
- Long stride
- Chest trap can be tricky
Chest straps are typically more accurate at measuring heart rates, but they can be tricky to use. Follow the instructions carefully and it shouldn’t be an issue.
The X-Fit cross trainer offers multiple resistance levels, built-in workout programs, quiet operation and quality construction. It offers features that high-end machines provide but at an affordable price. A generous warranty and Bluetooth connectivity make this cross trainer an all-around good option for anyone looking to improve their fitness level.