This BH elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 270 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 63.5L x 45W for operation - additional space should be added as a safety buffer. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 300 pounds. Included heart-rate programs adjust exercise intensity based on a target heart-rate.

About

The BH S3Xi is part of the Elliptical test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Elliptical models like the S3Xi are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Ergonomics: Ergonomics considers how well an elliptical accommodates people of various sizes and aspects of the pedaling motion.

Exercise range: Exercise range considers aspects of exercise intensity and measures incline and the effort to pedal the machine through the resistance level settings.

Ease of use: Ease of use considers ease of use aspects of controls, display and using the programs.

Specs

Chest strap included Chest strap included Indicates whether or not a chest-strap heart-rate monitor is included as a standard feature.
No
Resistance levels Resistance levels Indicates how many settings exist to adjust the resistance.
24
Stride length settings Stride length settings Indicates how many settings exist to adjust the stride length.
1
Incline levels Incline levels Indicates how many settings exist to adjust the incline.
1
Magazine rack Magazine rack Magazine rack indicates whether the elliptical has a shelf for reading material which can be read while exercising.
Yes
Multi-grip handgrips Multi-grip handgrips Indicates whether the moving arms have handgrips that allow for multiple handgrip positions. NA indicates there are no moving arms.
Yes
Standard power supply Standard power supply Indicates the type of electrical power used to run the elliptical.
transformer
Operational footprint -- LxW (in.) Operational footprint -- LxW Operational footprint Indicates the minimum area required for a machine to operate, not including space needed for mounting or dismounting the machine.
63.5L x 45W
Weight (lbs.) Weight Indicates the gross weight of the machine including packaging.
270