Another great option to consider, the NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike is a good choice for anybody who wants a comfortable and challenging cardio workout. It comes with everything you need for an awesome cardio workout, plus a whole lot more.
If you would like to get a little more information about this particular upright exercise bike, you can take a look at the presentation video below.
The NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike has plenty of features that are all worth mentioning.
- 25 levels of digitally controlled magnetic resistance
- Easy to control one touch selections
- 30 different workout programs
- 5-inch backlit LCD display – fitness tracking
- Heartbeat sensor integration – chest strap compatible
- Comfortable seat
- Oversized pedals
- Has a workout fan
- Transport wheels
- Water bottle holder
- 300-pound user weight capacity
- Bluetooth compatible for data export
Dimensions & Weight
The NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike is one of the bigger models out there, in fact, one of the biggest of all of our reviewed upright bikes. It also looks to be quite heavy, even though we have not been able to find an accurate weight for this bike. It does have transportation wheels to help make life a little easier.
- Length: 42 inches
- Width: 23 inches
- Height: 61.5 inches
- Weight: 115 pounds
The NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike does come with a pretty good warranty. It features a lifetime warranty on the frame, a 2-year warranty on the parts, and a 1-year warranty on the labor.
The NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike is fairly easy to assemble. It is pretty big and heavy, so having someone to help you is probably a good idea. Two people working together should be able to complete the assembly process in about one hour. Everything needed for assembly comes included in the package, plus the instructions are fairly clear. You can always choose to get professional assembly for an additional cost. Here is a link to the manual which contains the assembly instructions.
What We Like About The NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike
There are quite a few features of the NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike which we do like a whole lot, so let’s take a look at them in some more detail right now.
We like how the NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike comes with a total of 30 workout programs. There are various user programs, custom programs, heart rate control programs, and fitness tests too. This helps make achieving your goals very easy and fun as well. These programs can be chosen from using the 5-inchLCD backlit display, which is easy to read and even easier to navigate. The display keeps track of various metrics like time, speed, distance, calories, and more. It can also keep track of your heart rate thanks to the integrated heart beat sensors on the handlebars (or the chest strap). You can then use the Bluetooth connection to connect to various fitness apps, especially the IFit coach that will help you achieve your goals. This model also comes with a tablet holder.
Another thing that we really like about the NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike is that it comes with a full 25 levels of magnetic resistance. Everything to do with the resistance system is built to last, and moreover, built to provide you with smooth and constant resistance that is very quiet. You can use the display and the one touch controls to quickly select the resistance level of your choosing.
Something else that we love about the NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike is that it is built for comfort and convenience. It comes with an oversized seat that is well-padded and ergonomically designed for comfort. The seat is also adjustable in terms of position so you can make the NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike fit you just right. The same thing is also true for the handlebars. Even the pedals are large, have a strap, and a good grip pattern for comfort and ease of use.
We also like how the NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike comes with a workout fan to keep you cool as well as an integrated water bottle holder.
What We Don’t Like About The NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike
There are a couple of small issues we have with the NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike, so let’s just go over those real quick.
One thing that needs to be noted about the NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike is that the heart rate sensors on the handlebars don’t appear to be all that accurate.
There are a couple of low quality parts on the NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike like the plastic cover on the flywheel.
Alternatives To The NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike
To give you a comparison point, let’s take a look at some of the other high end stationary upright bikes you can consider purchasing.
Sole Fitness LCB Upright Bike
This is also a very good option to go with no doubt. Unlike the NordicTrack model with 25 levels of resistance, the Sole Fitness LCB has a full 40 levels of magnetic resistance. On the other hand, the NordicTrack Bike has several more workout programs as well as a downloadable app with a comprehensive coaching and guidance system. The Sole Fitness model also has a slightly higher weight capacity. Other than that, in terms of Bluetooth, and other features, both models are fairly similar. One thing that the NordicTrack GX 4.4 does not have is speakers, which the Sole Fitness does come with.
Marcy AIR-1 Fan Exercise Bike
This model is very different from the NordicTrack Bike reviewed above. The Marcy is a fan based resistance bike with near unlimited tension potential. However, the resistance provided by the NordicTrack is more constant and quieter too, plus you can actually choose a resistance setting. The Marcy also does not have any workout programs, fans, tablet holders, or any other fancy bonuses. However, the big difference is that the Marcy model has motion handlebars which can provide you with a great upper body workout, something which the NordicTrack GX 4.4 cannot do.
Final Thoughts On The NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike
The NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike is a fantastic model to consider no doubt. It has more than enough resistance and workout programs for all goals and all fitness levels. It also has a number of other great features too, not to mention that it is very durable as well. Anybody who wants a comprehensive, challenging, and comfortable cardio workout should consider the NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro Exercise Bike.