Exerpeutic 4322 Elliptical Trainer
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The Exerpeutic 4322 is one of the elliptical trainers released by Paradigm Health & Wellness in 2020. It’s basically a newer version of the Exerpeutic 2000XLST. As opposed to the older model, it offers three extra workout programs and connects to the MyCloudFitness app, not to the MyFitQuest4 app.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 53L x 25W x 63H inches (135L x 63.5W x 160H cm)
- Assembled weight: 81.6 lbs (37 kg)
- Supported weight: 275 lbs (125 kg)
- Stride: 13 inches (33 cm)
- Incline: No
- Resistance: Eddy current, 16 levels
- Console: 24 programs, 2 user profiles, 3 goal workouts, Bluetooth, MyCloudFitness compatible
- Extras: Device holder, bottle holder
- Warranty: 1 year limited
The Exerpeutic 4322 features a steel frame combining cylindrical and rectangular tubing in its construction. As opposed to the older 2000XLST version, this model features a black paint finish and a black/blue casing for the drive and resistance system. The flywheel protrudes from its casing and its top is visible. It has a chrome plating finish.
Compared to other elliptical machines, the Exerpeutic 4322 is not too bulky. It is approx. 53″ (135 cm) long, and 25″ (63.5 cm) wide, while its highest point is given by the moving arms which reach approx. 63″ (160 cm) above floor level. It is recommended, though, to leave at least two feet of clearance all around the machine for safe usage and ease of access.
The trainer is fairly heavy as well. Its net weight is approx. 81.6 lbs (37 kg). Therefore, the packaged unit may require two persons. However, once it is assembled, it can easily be relocated by only one person as its front stabilizer has a set of transport wheels. It’s also important to mention that this elliptical trainer is not foldable. Once it is set up, it cannot be folded for better storage.
Like many other elliptical trainers, the 4322 is equipped with two sets of handlebars. One is mobile, the other is fixed. The mobile handlebars have long grips and ball grips at the top. They are directly attached to the pedal bars so they continue to move for as long as you pedal. Differently put, they cannot be locked to remain stationary and they cannot move independently from the pedals.
The fixed handlebars attach directly to the front mast of the machine via screws. They are non-adjustable. They have short grips and integrate metallic pulse sensors.
Elliptical path, stride, and pedal height
The Exerpeutic 4322 elliptical trainer does not have an incline system. Therefore, the angle of its elliptical path and the length of its stride cannot be adjusted. It offers a rather short stride of 13″ (33 cm). This being said, it’s not exactly the best choice for users above 6’0″ (183 cm). Taller persons than this can use the trainer but may not benefit from a complete range of motion.
Since the machine features a rear-drive system, its elliptical path is slightly inclined forward. This being said, the pedaling motion resembles a descent on a soft path. Differently put, a ride on this trainer will put more focus on your glutes and thighs.
The trainer is equipped with a set of sturdy pedals. Both the pedals and the crankset should be able to withstand users up to 275 lbs (125 kg) with no problem. The pedal bars are steel made while the pedals are made of a heavy-duty thermoplastic material (probably polypropylene). They have a textured surface to prevent slippage and inner guards for extra foot stability. They are non-adjustable and do not have extra cushioning or articulations. However, just like most other elliptical trainers, the 4322 delivers a low-impact workout.
The machine’s pedal step-up height (lowest pedal position) is approx. 9″ (23 cm). However, at their highest point, the pedals stand at approx. 16″ (41 cm) above floor level. Therefore, it is recommended to place and use this elliptical cross trainer in a room with a ceiling that is at least 20″ (51 cm) higher than the tallest user.
Drive and resistance
The Exerpeutic 4322 elliptical trainer is equipped with a large flywheel that is not completely concealed by the drive casing. Its exact weight is not specified, but considering that the total weight of the machine is 81.6 lbs (37 kg), the flywheel probably doesn’t weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg).
The flywheel has a perimeter-weighted design. Due to this type of flywheel construction, the machine provides a pretty consistent momentum. The flywheel is also bi-directional. In other words, it offers the possibility to pedal in reverse. Thus, you can diversify your workouts by alternating forward with backward pedaling sessions.
The Exerpeutic 4322 elliptical machine is equipped with a motorized magnetic resistance system. It comes with a power adapter and it requires an external power source to utilize the console and adjust the resistance. This also means that the console can adjust the resistance automatically.
The machine’s resistance system consists of a magnetic brake integrated into the flywheel system and a servo motor connected to the brake and the console. Therefore, when you adjust the resistance from the console, or when a selected workout program makes automatic resistance adjustments, the servo motor shifts the magnets’ pull which increases or decreases the pedaling load.
As opposed to the Exerpeutic 6000 QF that we’ve already reviewed here, the 4322 model only offers 16 levels of resistance. However, due to the rather heavy and perimeter-weighted flywheel, the first resistance level is not super light. It does provide some consistency to the ride. Conversely, the top (16th) resistance setting delivers considerably more pedal tension so you can perform a strength workout.
Like most other fitness machines with a magnetic tension level, the Exerpeutic 4322 features a belt drive system. It integrates a poly-v belt resistant to stretching and abrasion. Needless to say, a belt drive system does not require lubrication. It also provides slightly less vibration than a chain drive so it contributes to the overall smoothness of the ride.
The Exerpeutic 4322 elliptical trainer comes with a mid-range console featuring an LCD display with blue LED backlight. The display is divided into multiple sub-sections in order to show as many workout metrics as possible at once. It tracks time, distance, speed, RPM, watts, calories, and pulse. Speed and distance are by default set to English units, but there is the possibility to set them to Metric units. Also, for the console to be able to read your pulse, you have to hold on to the sensors integrated into the handlebars. It cannot read your pulse from a wireless HR chest strap.
The console offers multiple workout programs. First of all, it has the Manual mode which offers the possibility to just ride while adjusting the resistance manually from the console controls. There is the possibility to set up workout goals for time, distance, and calories burned. If a goal is selected, the console will count down from the selected value until it reaches zero, notifying you when the goal is completed.
Next, there are 24 pre-set workouts. Each one has its own, specific segment layout, addressing a certain type of workout. For example, some of the programs have an interval layout, others have a peak layout progressively increasing the resistance up to a point, then progressively decreasing it until the end of the program, while others focus on helping you maintain a constant cardio level throughout the workout.
Two user profiles are available on the console of the Exerpeutic 4322 elliptical. This being said, two users can save their workout program settings and data such as gender, weight, height, and age for a more accurate calorie reading.
Finally, the machine’s console has is Bluetooth enabled and compatible with the MyCloudFitness app. This app offers the possibility to sync your smartphone with your elliptical and keep track of your workout history, fitness progress.
Assembly and Maintenance
The drive and resistance unit of the machine comes pre-assembled and already attached to the base frame. However, the rest of the parts do require user assembly. You will basically have to attach the two base stabilizers, the pedal bars, the pedal trays, the front upright mast of the machine, the mobile handlebars, the fixed handlebars, and the console. This may take up to two hours of your time but the process is not too complicated. The manual provides clear assembly instructions and schematics. Also, all the necessary tools are included.
For maintenance, the machine’s joints may require lubrication from time to time. If you apply extra grease on them during the assembly, this may not be necessary for a long period of time. The internal parts do not need any lubrication or maintenance. Other than this, you only have to keep your elliptical clean, and periodically inspect it to make sure that all the moving parts function properly and hold tight in their places.
- Sturdy construction – can support users up to 275 lbs (125 kg);
- Fairly small footprint;
- Adjustable stabilizers on the rear base;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Fixed and mobile handlebars;
- Metallic pulse sensors built-in the fixed handlebars;
- Perimeter-weighted flywheel for improved inertia;
- Extra-large, durable pedals;
- Frictionless, automatic (motorized) magnetic resistance;
- 16 tension levels available;
- Easy-to-use console unit;
- LCD display with backlight for improved readability;
- 24 workout programs available;
- 2 user profiles
- Goal settings for time, distance, and calories;
- Bluetooth enabled console, compatible with the MyCloudFitness app for iOS and Android;
- Device holder included;
- Bottle holder included;
- Quiet operation;
- Fairly easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required.
- No quick keys for resistance adjustment;
- No USB charging port;
- A rather short stride – only 13″.
The Exerpeutic 4322 is an elliptical trainer made for home use. It is equipped with a 16-level motorized magnetic resistance system, a large flywheel for a consistent momentum, and a console with 24 workout programs. The console is also Bluetooth enabled and compatible with the MyCloudFitness app. In all, it’s a fairly decent machine for the price, great for light to medium-intensity cardio workouts, interval training, muscle toning, and weight loss.