NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

When it comes to high end recumbent bikes, the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike is one of the least expensive ones. Just because it is cheaper than other high end models does however not mean that it is not just as good. This model comes with all of the quality, functionality, and features that you need and expect from a recumbent exercise bike for home.

Overview

If you would like to watch a little video overview of the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike to get a better idea of what it is all about, check out the video below.

GX 4.7 Recumbent Bike by NordicTrack

Main Features

The NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike has a whole lot of features that we really like, so let’s go over those real quick.

  • 22 levels of magnetic resistance
  • Resistance controlled digitally
  • Frame has a step-through design
  • Seat with good lumbar support
  • Adjustable seat position
  • Compatible with iFIT – Bluetooth
  • 5-inch LCD backlit display
  • 24 workout programs
  • 300-pound weight capacity
  • Water bottle holder
  • Transport wheels included
  • Comes with a workout fan
  • Has a media holder
  • Oversized ergonomic pedals
  • Comes with an acoustic sound system

Dimensions & Weight

When it comes to the size and weight of the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike, both are fairly average. It is not an overly large piece of equipment, but it will take up a decent amount of room. In terms of the weight, it is about average once again, plus it has transport wheels for easy maneuvering. The footprint of the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike is not huge.

  • Length: 49.8 inches
  • Width: 25.4 inches
  • Height: 56.8 inches
  • Weight: 100+ pounds

Warranty

Considering how little the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike costs for a high end model, it does have a fairly good warranty. The NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame and a 1-year warranty on the parts, labor, electronics, and everything else.

Assembly

While the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike is not all that hard to assemble, it is recommended that you have 2 people for the process. It will take one person alone at least 2 hours to assemble the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike as it comes with many parts. That being said, the instructions are clear and everything you need is included in the packaging. You can always choose to get expert in-home assembly for an extra fee. Here is a link with the assembly instructions for this model.

What We Like About The NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike

There are a few really cool features of the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike that we really like, so let’s just talk about those in some detail.

Just like with other high end models, we really like how the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike has magnetic resistance. Magnetic resistance is very reliable, it does not break down through traditional wear and tear, it is smooth and constant, and it is whisper quiet too. The resistance can be easily adjusted digitally with the great display that the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike comes with. Moreover, there are 22 different levels of resistance, which makes this recumbent bike ideal for pretty much any fitness level out there.

Another thing that we like about the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike is that it comes with 24 workout programs. There is a program on this machine for everybody out there, or you can choose to just free bike too. The NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike comes with 12 speed based workout programs and 12 calorie based workout programs. You can customize every single ride to suit your needs so that you can accomplish specific goals as quickly as possible.

Yet another thing that we like about the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike is that it is designed with comfort in mind. It features especially large and ergonomically designed pedals which are meant to fit the shape of your foot, plus they can fit any size of foot out there. Moreover, the backrest on the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike is very well-padded and is also specially contoured to provide you with adequate lumbar support. At the same time, the bottom of the seat is also padded well, plus it features special contours to fit the shape of your anatomy to a T.

The next thing that we really like about the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike is that it comes with a nice 5-inch backlit LCD display. The display is easy to read, it is bright, and responsive too. It has the ability to keep track of all necessary fitness metrics such as speed, time, distance, calories, RPM, and much more. The display also has the ability to connect to your smart devices through Bluetooth. It is also iFit compatible so you can easily upload all of your fitness data to the iFit app in order to keep track of your daily progress.

The final thing that we really like about the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike is that it comes with all of the bells and whistles you would expect a high end model to come with. It comes with a fan to keep you cool, a media tray for your devices, speakers to play music with, and more. Literally everything that you could need for a rewarding bike ride comes with the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike.

What We Don’t Like About The NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike

There are a couple of minor issues that we have with the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike, so let’s just mention those.

This is not as much about the bike itself as about the brand name, but many people have noted that customer service is not good. Getting items replaced or fixed can be a hassle.

Some people have noted that the seat arrives assembled incorrectly, making it near impossible to put the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike together properly (troubles with the seat track).

Alternatives To The NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike

To give you a better idea of what you are buying with the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike, let’s take a quick look at some of the other high end recumbent bike models out there.

Sole Fitness R92 Recumbent Exercise Bike

The Sole Fitness R92 Recumbent Exercise Bike is the highest rated one at this time. Accordingly, it does cost much more than the NordicTrack GX 4.7. The Sole Fitness model appears to have a better and more stable frame, slightly better speakers and a better fan, and better fitness tracking capabilities too. Many people also note how the Sole Fitness R92 has extremely comfortable and ergonomically friendly pedals and cushioning. The NordicTrack model is also comfortable and designed with ergonomics in mind, but not as much as the Sole Fitness model. That being said, the Sole Fitness bike has fewer user programs and fewer resistance levels than the NordicTrack GX4.7.

Nautilus R616 Recumbent Bike

Nautilus R616 Recumbent Bike Review

This model by Nautilus is a little more expensive than the NordicTrack GX 4.7, but there is a good reason for it. While both bikes come with fans, speakers, Bluetooth compatibility, and media trays, that is where the similarities end between the two models. The Nautilus R616 has a few more exercise programs, plus a few more levels of resistance too, both features which are essential to any recumbent exercise bike. The Nautilus also has a nicer LCD display. The differences between the two models are not huge, but enough to justify the price difference none the less.

Final Thoughts On The NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike

The NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike is a fine option to go with. In terms of high end models, it is one of the least expensive ones, yet it still manages to retain a whole lot of quality, functionality, and lots of features too. The 22 resistance levels and 24 workout programs are enough to challenge even the most diehard of bikers. If you need a great recumbent bike workout and need a high-quality bike, the NordicTrack GX 4.7 Recumbent Exercise Bike is a good option to consider no doubt.

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