GoElliptical T-300MX Cross Trainer
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18" - 22"
Although the GoElliptical T-300MX is one of the cross trainers released in 2014, it is still available at the moment. It’s a machine made for home use but does offer a pretty impressive range of features and a decent user weight limit. It also has an automatic stride adjustment feature which is quite a plus.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 66L x 28W x 67H inches (168L x 71W x 170H cm)
- Shipping weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
- Weight capacity: 325 lbs (147 kg)
- Stride: Adjustable, 18 – 22 inches (46 cm)
- Pedals: Angle-adjustable
- Resistance: Eddy current, 24 levels
- Console: 29 programs, 2 user profiles, recovery function
- Extras: Sound system, cooling fan, bottle holder, device holder
- Warranty: Frame lifetime / Parts 2 years / Electronics 2 years
The GoElliptical T-300MX is part of the Tita series. All the cross trainers in this series have their frames almost completely shielded by plastic guards and this model is no exception. But nonetheless, the unit’s frame is made of thick steel tubing coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish.
The T-300MX is a fairly large elliptical trainer. With all the parts assembled, it is approx. 66″ (168 cm) long and 28″ (71 cm) wide, while its moving arms reach approx. 67″ (170 cm) above the floor. It is recommended, though, to allow at least two feet of clearance all around the machine for ease of access.
The machine is also pretty heavy. Its net weight is approx. 172 lbs (78 kg). Therefore, the transport of the packaged unit (it comes in two boxes) requires two people or at least a box trolley. However, once it is fully assembled, this elliptical trainer can easily be moved by only one person. Its front base features transport wheels. It also has adjustable levelers.
The machine has two sets of handlebars, one fixed, one mobile. The fixed handlebars integrate resistance controls, stride adjustment controls, and pulse sensors. The moving arms have a multi-grip design. They attach to the pedal bar assembly and cannot be locked. In other words, they continue to move for as long as you pedal.
Stride and pedal construction
One of the main pluses of the GoElliptical T-300MX is its motorized adjustable stride. The pedal bars are attached to a small motor integrated into the main upright assembly of the machine. There are five stride settings available, these being 18″, 19″, 20″, 21″, and 22″. There are stride adjustment controls integrated into the left fixed handgrip of the machine, as well as on the stride adjustment keypad.
Since the machine’s stride adjustment feature is motorized, it can be used during workouts. When you adjust the stride length, top pedal bars simply move the pedals forward or backward. Given the stride length, the machine should be able to accommodate comfortably users up to 6’5″ (196 cm).
The pedals also have an incline function. Each one has pull-pin at the base which allows you to change its angle. There are three incline positions for each pedal, for 0°, 3°, and 6°.
The pedal trays are pretty durable as well. They’re made from a tough thermoplastic material. They should be able to support users up to 325 lbs (147 kg) with no problem. They have a ribbed surface and side guards for improved foot stability. They’re also pretty large, approx. 17.5″ (44.4 cm) long, so they can accommodate all footwear sizes.
Due to the pedal incline and stride adjustment, the angle of the elliptical path is variable. For example, you can opt for a neutral (horizontal) path, or for a path that is slightly inclined forward. This way, you can focus different muscle groups and also put some diversity into your workouts.
Resistance and drive
The GoElliptical Tita T-300MX is equipped with a motorized magnetic resistance system. This means that it requires an external power source. Also, the console has multiple workout programs that can adjust the resistance automatically. A power adapter is included with the machine.
The unit’s resistance system consists of a servo motor (different from the stride adjustment motor) and a magnetic brake integrated into the flywheel. The brake is connected to the console and the controls integrated into the right fixed grip of the machine. Thus, when you adjust the resistance, or when the console automatically adjusts the resistance, the motor changes the magnets pull which increases or decreases the workout load.
The machine makes available 24 resistance levels, similar to the GoElliptical V-600X model. The first few levels are not super light due to the heavy internal flywheel. Conversely, the 20-24 tension levels offer quite a challenge even for the most seasoned athlete.
The T-300MX elliptical machine uses a J6 poly-v belt. This being said, you don’t have to worry about transmission lubrication as it would be the case for a chain drive. It also delivers a very quiet, vibration-free motion.
The internal flywheel offers an inertia load of 48.5 lbs (22 kg) and a speed ratio of 1:10.8. It is bi-directional so you can pedal in reverse if you want. Needless to say, when pedaling in reverse, the resistance remains the same, given by the selected level.
Since the GoElliptical T-300MX is a rather old model, it does not have Bluetooth connectivity and is not compatible with any of the new fitness apps. However, it has a pretty decent program base to keep you motivated. To begin with, it has the manual program which allows you to adjust the resistance and stride as you like during training. Next, there are 22 pre-set programs that cover a fairly decent variety of workouts. Some have an interval layout, others are great for losing weight, while others will help you improve stamina.
A personal program, a random program, three heart rate programs, and a fitness program are also available. The personal program allows you to craft your own program setting resistance values for each segment. The random program generates a random segment profile with every launch. The target heart rate programs are set for 55%, 75%, and 90% of your maximum heart rate and will adjust the resistance depending on your current heart rate. The fitness test is basically a heart rate program as well, set on an HR value of approx. 85%.
The console features an LCD display with LED backlight that shows time, speed, RPM, distance, calories burned, pulse, and resistance level. The console is telemetric. It can read your pulse from a wireless HR chest strap transmitter (this accessory is included). However, you can also hold on to the sensors integrated into the fixed handlebars to benefit from a pulse reading.
A pulse recovery function is also available. When activated, the console will count your pulse at the end of the workout and detects how long it takes your heart to return to a normal BPM. Based on the result, it will give you a fitness rating between F1 – excellent, and F6 – poor.
Among other notable console functions, we can count the USB charging port, a device holder, and a sound system. The USB port is on the side of the unit and allows you to charge your phone or tablet if connected to the console. However, workout data transfer is not possible. The device holder consists of a small shelf under the unit’s display. And finally, the sound system consists of two small speakers, one on each side of the console. Thus, if you connect your phone or MP3 player to the console, you can listen to your music through the integrated speakers.
Assembly and Maintenance
The base frame of the machine with all the drive and resistance elements comes pre-assembled. However, the rest of the parts do require user assembly. You will basically have to install the two base stabilizers, the pedals, the main upright tube assembly, the fixed and mobile handlebars, the console, and multiple plastic covers. This may take more than two hours, but the process is not too complicated. The manual provides clear assembly instructions and all the necessary tools are included.
For maintenance, you only have to lubricate the joints if they develop squeaking noises, keep the machine clean, and periodically check for loose bolts and pars. The internal mechanism is pre-lubricated from the factory and does not require periodic lubrication.
- Sturdy construction – can support users up to 325 lbs;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Adjustable levelers on the front base;
- Fixed and mobile handlebars;
- Grip HR sensors built-in the right fixed handlebar;
- HR chest strap included;
- Resistance controls built-in the fixed handlebars;
- Stride adjustment controls built-in the left fixed handlebar;
- Adjustable stride function (18″ – 22″);
- 3 incline positions for the pedals (0°, 3°, 6°)
- Extra-large, adjustable pedals;
- Balanced flywheel for a smooth pedaling motion;
- 24 levels of eddy current resistance;
- LCD display console with LED backlight;
- 22 pre-set workout programs;
- 3 HRC programs;
- Custom program;
- Random program;
- Fit test program;
- Recovery function;
- Device holder integrated into the console;
- Bottle holder included;
- Sound system included;
- USB charging port included;
- Workout fan included;
- Quiet operation;
- Fairly easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required;
- Decent warranty.
- No online connectivity;
- No fitness app compatibility.
The GoElliptical T-300MX is an elliptical machine made for home use. It features an adjustable stride with automatic adjustment, a 24-level eddy current resistance system, and a console with 29 workout programs. It also has a pretty decent build with a weight capacity of 325 lbs (147 lbs). It’s a trainer for users of all levels, for low to high-intensity cardio training, muscle toning, interval training, and weight loss.