With a three-in-one function, the XIAOWEI cross trainer is a versatile workout tool that can help you build stamina, increase endurance and build muscle right from the comfort of home. Although not a perfect machine, this unit will help beginners and intermediate users lose weight and reach their fitness goals.
The built-in seat allows for easy transition between the cross trainer/treadmill function and the spinning function.
The XIAOWEI offers a wide range of features, including:
Features and Specifications
- 3-in-1 function: cross trainer, treadmill and spinning wheel
- 8 resistance levels
- Flywheel with magnetic resistance
- 16kg weight
- 110kg maximum weight
- Dimensions: 1560 mm x 970 mm x 520 mm
- iPad holder
- Built-in transport wheel
XIAOWEI Cross Trainer Review
The XIAOWEI cross trainer is lightweight (28kg) and easy to assemble. One person can assemble this unit quite easily, although it will be easier if you have help moving the box into your home.
XIAOWEI includes detailed instructions on how to assemble the unit. The process is simple and straightforward. Just follow the instructions carefully and take your time. Assembly can take 1-2 hours, but that’s common for fitness equipment.
Design and Build Quality
The XIAOWEI’s 3-in-1 design makes this a versatile machine. Use it as a cross trainer, spinner or a treadmill. XIAOWEI includes a built-in seat on the flywheel for easy transitioning to spinning. The seat has an adjustable height, so you can find a comfortable position.
The stride length allows for natural movement and helps protect your knees. The pedals also have a non-slip surface for added safety and to make your workouts more comfortable.
XIAOWEI’s cross trainer offers a solid build and design. Features are ergonomically designed, such as the resistance knob, which is positioned directly underneath the stationary handlebars. The seat is also ergonomically designed for comfort, and the flywheel allows for quiet, smooth operation.
Overall, the XIAOWEI has a modern, sleek design and can easily fit into small spaces. Built-in transport wheels and a light weight allow this cross trainer to be easily moved from one room to another.
The minimalistic design of this machine is appealing, and it won’t hog all of the space in your home or flat. This allows you to get an effective workout from home anytime of the day or night. The quiet operation ensures that you don’t disturb your housemates or neighbors. In between uses, this machine can sit quietly in the corner out of sight and out of the way.
The XIAOWEI has eight levels of resistance to make workouts more difficult. The resistance can be changed using the dial underneath the stationary handlebars. Adjust the tension while you’re exercising and without disturbing your workout.
The resistance levels will make it feel as if you’re climbing or riding up a hill. The additional challenge will help elevate your heart rate, make you work up a sweat and burn more calories. Just turn the dial to your desired level and start pedaling.
While the added resistance will make your workouts more difficult, the XIAOWEI may not be the ideal choice for athletes or advanced users. Even on the highest setting, the resistance may not be enough to give advanced users a difficult workout.
But if you’re a beginner or even an intermediate user, the XIAOWEI will deliver a great workout. Simply increase the value gradually to increase your stamina and endurance while building muscle.
Technically speaking, the XIAOWEI does not have a console or any way to track your workout stats using the machine directly.
While you cannot monitor your heart rate, distance or calories burned using this cross trainer, there is an iPad holder. You can use a third-party heart rate monitoring system for pulse monitoring or a workout app to keep track of your stats.
If you have a fitness watch or tracker, you can use this device to track your heart rate, calories, speed, distance and other stats.
However, you will not be able to see any other information using the cross trainer. Although it’s convenient to have a tablet holder, the lack of a console is a disappointment and an inconvenience for users. Depending on your goals and preferences, this flaw may be a deal breaker. There are other features that make up for this lack of function including resistance, two-way flywheel and seat adjustments for natural motion.
The XIAOWEI offers three-in-one function, a durable design and multiple resistance levels. The lack of a console is a drawback, but at a price around £460, this machine offers good value for the money.
The value comes primarily in the versatile functionality of this machine and the durable design. This machine doesn’t have all of the bells and whistles of a high-end or even a mid-range machine, but it does deliver a quality workout and will help you reach your fitness goals.
- Offers 3-in-1 function: cross trainer, spinner and treadmill
- Lightweight and easy to move if needed
- Resistance levels for effective workouts
- Quiet and smooth operation
- No console
The primary drawback with this machine is the lack of a console. There’s no easy way to track your workouts, so you’re left guessing how many calories you burned, your distance and your time. The lack of a console may be a deal breaker for some people, but if you have a fitness tracker, you may not need a bulky console.
The XIAOWEI cross trainer does offer versatility because of its 3-in-1 function. It works as a cross trainer, spinner or a treadmill. This allows you to meet all of your cardiovascular workout needs. Plus, the eight resistance levels can make workouts more challenging and help you progress your fitness level.
The lack of a console is a concern, but the price of this machine makes up for this flaw. If you already have a means of tracking your calories and heart rate, not having a console may not bother you in the slightest.
Overall, the XIAOWEI is a practical option for anyone who wants a versatile fitness machine that’s affordable, reliable and quiet. Have a look at the elliptical buyer’s guide for recommended alternatives.