Get on track to reach your fitness goals with this black Echelon EX3 Connect bike. An adjustable ergonomic design and padded bullhorn handlebars ensure your comfort throughout every session, while the magnetic flywheel with variable resistance matches the workout intensity of your chosen program. Maintain your motivation with over 1,600 classes led by professional trainers on this Echelon EX3 Connect bike. Enjoy a free 30-day trial of the Echelon Premier Membership with access to more than 3,000 live and on-demand connected fitness classes led by the world's best instructors through the Echelon Fit App. Enjoy exclusive content, class playlists, and better music from top record labels, including your favorite hits from artists like Pitbull, Old Dominion, Lady Gaga, Jessie J., Daddy Yankee, and more. Classes range from 5 to 45 minutes and are designed for everyone from beginner to pro athletes. Explore classes like Cycling, Rowing, Running, HIIT, Kickboxing, Strength Training, Yoga, Pilates, and more. One membership allows up to five users, so you your friends and family can enjoy the Echelon experience together. How to Activate Your 30-Day Membership Trial: 1. Go to member.echelonfit.com and follow the prompts to create a member account with Echelon. 2. Select the Echelon Premier Membership to claim your 30-day FREE trial. Note: You will be required to enter billing information, but you will not be charged until your free trial expires. 3. Check your inbox for the confirmation email. 4. Access thousands of live and on-demand fitness classes.
Water bottle holder
Keeps water on hand, so you can stay hydrated without interrupting your workout.
Clip-in cage pedals
Offer comfortable support and provide plenty of room for your feet.
32 levels of adjustable resistance
Make it easy to find an intensity level for effective exercising at any stage of fitness.
1,600 preprogrammed workouts
Let you choose the course that's best for you.
Heart rate monitor
Keeps track of your heart rate, so you can tell when you've reached your target range.
Allow you to change hand positions to maximize your workout.
A:AnswerNo app is required to use the bike. You can just hop on and pedal if you like, including adjusting resistance. (Bike has to be plugged in for magnetic resistance, I think.)
My wife and I each use our Ex3 without the manufacturer's app. She uses the Peloton app while I'm experimenting with Apple Fitness and streaming scenic rides.
Without paying, you can still download the manufacturer's app and connect to the bike via built-in bluetooth in order to get your performance stats (MPH, RPMs, etc.) reported thru the app.I 'm happier just tracking the important stuff like calories burned thru my fitness watch (Apple Watch for me.)
A:AnswerYes and No.
The bike uses an electronic controlled positioning motor to move a magnet over the weighted wheel. There is no mechanical link from the knob to the resistance magnet. Now the foundation is made, on to the answer.
Without an app you can turn the wheel and get resistance. Stop pedaling and it will go away.
You can use freestyle on the app and get to a repeatable resistance. However, you need an internet connection to the app before you bluetooth connect to the bike to get your resistance setting from the app to the bike.
A:AnswerThis bike has pedals that are SPD compatible on one side and has cages on the other side. If you decided to use a different type of pedal (SPD-SL or Keo/Look), you could change those pedals out.
A:AnswerYes - my wife often does. She watches the exercise class on a TV 3 feet away from the bike. (Video is streamed from an iPad to the TV. You can also just watch on your iPad mounted on the tablet holder on the bike.
What you don't get versus a Peloton bike is 2 things:
1 - camera connectivity to the Peloton servers. (The intent is to be able to see and speak with another Peloton-using friend taking the same class.) We don't miss this at all, as we exercise solo at ^;30 in the morning.
2- a data link between the bike and the Peloton app to record your health and class stats. (So you'll never be on a Peloton leaderboard with this bike.)
We don't miss either of these features, and happy with our purchase.