Exercise Lite with the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse
The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike With Pulse is the apartment dweller’s answer to indoor exercise. Weighing in at 42.8 pounds it will support up to 300 pounds. Yet it can be folded up small enough to stash under the bed or in a broom closet. It has a tiny price, too, just perfect for a small budget. While not ideal for big or tall people, or for extreme fitness trainers, it will work very well for beginners or for those who just need to keep limbered up when the weather outside is inclement.
Features of the Folding Upright Bike
The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike With Pulse has several features. Its first and best characteristic is that it folds to half its size. Since it is not a large bike in the first place, this makes it easy to store or stow out of sight. It has reasonable durability for a bike this size. The seat adjusts for people of different heights, but the shortest folk – those who are 4’11’’ to around 5’2’’ might find it a stretch to reach the pedals, while the tallest – 6’0’’ and up are likely to feel a little cramped. It uses a V-belt instead of a chain, which makes for a quieter ride. And it has handlebar monitoring devices for pulse and heart rate. That’s a pretty good package of perks for a stationary bike that ducks in at under $200 from most sellers.
Most stationary bikes are intended for the user to sit on the seat and pedal, not for riding while standing up. The Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike With Pulse is no exception to this rule. The pedals, while durable, are not intended to bear the full weight of the user. However, the seat that comes with these Exerpeutic exercise bikes is reportedly not very comfortable. The user is left with the choice of enduring the seat, adding a gel seat or replacing the seat entirely. This last is apparently something of a chore as some users comment that the connections for the seat are non-standard and that switching out requires carefully shopping and some adapting.
Handle Bar Vitals Monitoring with Pulse
An important feature of the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike With Pulse is that it monitors the pulse and heartbeat. It does this through sensors that are in the handlebars. An LCD display monitor lets the user track this, along with other vital statistics such as distance, time, and speed. Since the goal of most stationary bike users is a healthful exercise that can improve muscle tone and possibly lose weight, this is an important feature. With those statistics, you can create target exercise times, calculate ideal calorie intake, and have some idea of what kind of cardio workout you are developing.
As you might expect from the name, the Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike With Pulse can be folded for storage when not in use. It monitors the pulse and heart rate – two useful tools for fitness training. It is inexpensive. The seat isn’t the greatest, and it isn’t a perfect fit for everyone. It is inexpensive. But the price is extremely modest when compared with other exercise bikes. While the exerpeutic comes disassembled, it doesn’t have a lot of pieces and is easy to put together using the tools that are enclosed with the parts.
Who Might Like the Exerpeutic Folding Bike
While not sufficiently challenging for dedicated cyclists, it can help beginners and those who are just keeping in trim. It is a good choice for apartment dwellers, not only because it folds up for storage between uses, but also because it is quiet. If you are looking for an inexpensive stationary bike but don’t want to deal with purchasing add-on monitoring equipment, the Exerpeutic folding bike has everything you really need on the console. If you are a dedicated biking enthusiast or training professionally, the Exerpeutic folding bike might not be quite enough of a challenge. With that said, it could be enough to help you to keep in shape until you can get back to your ordinary regimen.
Overall, it is an economical, quiet, space-saving exercise machine that should do well for a while. It has its problems, as do most exercise bikes, but it should be enough to keep you in trim for those times when your regular exercise equipment or regimen is just not an option.