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GoElliptical V-200T Cross Trainer

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GoElliptical V-200T

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L:54"
W:26"
H:65"
300 lbsEddy
current,
24 levels
12 pre-set
1 manual,
1 custom,
4 user profiles,
1 HRC,
Recovery
Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 3 years
Labor: 1 year

The GoElliptical V-200T cross trainer is the newer version of the V-200. As opposed to the older model, it has a different console and resistance adjustment controls integrated into its fixed handlebars. It’s a machine made for home use but offers a fairly decent weight capacity and sturdiness.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 54L x 26W x 65H inches (137L x 66W x 165H cm)
  • Assembled weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
  • Flywheel weight: 15.4 lbs (7 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)
  • Stride: 17 inches (43 cm)
  • Incline: N/A
  • Resistance: Eddy current, 24 levels
  • Console: 12 pre-set programs, 1 custom program, 4 user profiles, recovery
  • Extras: Sound system, USB port, device holder, bottle holder
  • Warranty: Frame lifetime / Parts 3 years / Labor 1 year

Frame construction

The GoElliptical V-200T cross trainer features a frame made of steel tubing. It combines cylindrical and rectangular tubes in its construction, all coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. The color used is dark gray, this being the only color available for this model. Also, the covers of the drive and resistance elements are made of durable ABS material, featuring a more stylish design than for the older model.

The fully assembled elliptical is fairly heavy. Its net weight is 119 lbs (54 kg). All this weight is quite a plus for its overall stability. Plus, its base bars integrate adjustable levelers.

Although the packaged unit requires two persons for transport, once the machine is fully assembled, it can be moved by only one person. Its front base stabilizer is equipped with a set of wheels that facilitate its relocation. It’s important to mention, though, that this elliptical trainer does not fold, so you cannot save space with its storage.

The V-200T elliptical is fairly large. With all the parts assembled, it is approx. 54″ (137 cm) long, and 26″ (66 cm) wide. It is also recommended to leave at least two feet of clearance all around it for ease of access and safe usage.

The unit is equipped with two sets of handlebars, one fixed, one mobile. The moving arms attach to the pedal bars and to the front upright bar of the machine. They cannot be locked; they move for as long as you pedal. The fixed handlebars attach to the top part of the front upright bar. They are non-adjustable. They integrate resistance controls and pulse sensors. Both sets of handlebars have their grips covered by a layer of rubber foam material for improved comfort.

Elliptical path, stride, and step-up height

Like most other elliptical trainers with a rear-drive system, the GoElliptical V-200T features an elliptical path that is slightly inclined forward. This means that the pedaling motion resembles a descent on a soft ramp. It’s important to mention, though, that the machine does not have an incline system. So, the position of the elliptical path cannot be adjusted.

The pedals are made of heavy-duty thermoplastic material. They’re attached to two durable steel bars and they should be able to support users up to 300 lbs (136 kg) with no problem. They have a textured surface and inner/front guards for improved foot stability. They’re also large enough to accommodate athletic shoes of all sizes.

The machine offers a has a mid-range stride of 17″ (43 cm). This being said, the elliptical should accommodate users between 5’0″ and 6’0″ (153 – 183 cm). Taller users can still benefit from a consistent workout on it, but they won’t benefit from a full range of motion. As a general idea, a shorter stride is great for thighs and calves, while a longer stride puts more focus on the hamstrings and glutes. The machine’s stride is non-adjustable.

This GoElliptical cross trainer has a pedal step-up height of approx. 6″ (15 cm). However, the pedals stand at approx. 16″ (40 cm) above floor level at their highest point. Therefore, it is recommended to use the machine in a room with a ceiling that is at least 20″ (51 cm) higher than your own height.

Drive and resistance

The GoElliptical V-200T cross trainer is equipped with a 15.4 lbs (7 kg) internal flywheel. It has a balanced structure for improved motion stability. It is also bi-directional. Thus, you can pedal in reverse in case you want to diversify your workout. But it is important to mention that you cannot coast on the machine and when pedaling in reverse, the resistance remains constant, provided by the selected tension level.

The unit’s drivetrain uses a J6 poly-v belt. Since it’s a belt-drive, not a chain drive, you don’t have to worry about its lubrication. Also, the belt generates less vibration than a chain and contributes to the overall smoothness of the ride.

The V-200T elliptical trainer is equipped with a motorized magnetic resistance system. This means you have to connect it to a power source in order to adjust the resistance. A power adapter (110 V) is included with the machine. It also means that the console can adjust the resistance automatically.

The resistance system uses a magnetic brake and a servo motor connected to the console. As you adjust the resistance from the console, or as the console automatically adjusts the resistance, the motor changes the magnets’ pull increasing or decreasing the pedaling difficulty.

There are 24 levels of resistance available on this machine. The first few levels deliver a light pedaling tension, great for users who need recovery training. Conversely, the top tension levels allow you to put more focus on your leg muscles and achieve a high cardiovascular rate in a very short time.

Console

The GoElliptical V-200T cross trainer is equipped with the same type of console as the V-450T. It features a tri-color LCD display divided into several sub-sections in order to show multiple workout metrics at once. It tracks time, distance, speed, RPM, calories, and pulse. Speed and distance can be set either to metric units (kmh, kilometers) or English units (mph, miles). Also, for the pulse reading function, the console is not telemetric. This means it can only read your pulse if you hold on to the integrated sensors.

There console makes available several workout programs, including a Manual mode, 12 pre-set, a fitness test, an HRC program, and a Recovery Test. The Manual mode allows you to adjust the resistance as you like from the rotary knob. The 12 pre-set programs have different segment layouts and cover various typer of workouts. The custom program works in a similar way to the pre-set programs but you can set up the desired resistance for each segment.

The HRC program adjusts the resistance depending on the selected BPM interval. Of course, for this program to work, you have to hold on to the integrated pulse sensors. And finally, the Recovery Test counts your pulse at the end of the workout and rates your fitness shape from F1 (excellent) to F6 (poor).

The console also offers four user profiles. This being said, up to four users can save their own workout settings and personal data such as age, gender, weight, and height for a better calorie reading.

Three other notable console features are the sound system, the device holder, and the USB port. The sound system consists of two small speakers placed on the bottom corners of the unit. You can connect your tablet or smartphone via the AUX port on the back of the console to listen to your music through the integrated speakers. The USB port on the right side of the console offers the possibility to charge your device. And finally, the device holder consists of a small shelf right above the rotary control which can host your tablet or smartphone. The console does not have online connectivity and is not compatible with any fitness apps.

Assembly and Maintenance

The bottom frame section with the drive and resistance elements comes pre-assembled. However, the other parts require user assembly. You will have to attach the front mast of the machine, the moving arms, the fixed handlebars, the pedal bars, the pedal trays, the two base bars, and the console. This may take more than an hour of your time but the process is not too difficult. The manual provides clear assembly instructions and all the necessary tools are included.

Once the cross trainer is fully assembled, maintenance does not require much. The internal parts are pre-lubricated from the factory and the drivetrain does not require lubrication. The machine’s joints may need lubrication if they begin to squeak. Other than this, you just have to keep your elliptical clean.

The Pros

  • Solid construction, great stability;
  • Can support users up to 300 lbs;
  • Adjustable stabilizers;
  • Transport wheels;
  • Fixed and mobile handlebars;
  • EKG pulse sensors and tension controls built-in the fixed handlebars;
  • Balanced flywheel for a smooth pedaling motion;
  • Extra-large, textured pedals;
  • 24 levels of eddy current resistance;
  • LCD display console with LED backlight;
  • 12 pre-set programs;
  • 1 custom program;
  • 1 HRC program;
  • 4 user profiles;
  • Recovery function;
  • Tablet holder integrated into the console;
  • USB charging port;
  • Bottle holder included;
  • Sound system included;
  • Quiet operation;
  • Fairly easy to assemble;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Decent warranty.

The Cons

  • The console is not telemetric;
  • No online connectivity;
  • A tablet placed on the device holder may cover the console display.

Summary

The GoElliptical V-200T is a mid-range cross trainer offering 24 levels of eddy current resistance, multiple workout programs, large and solid pedals, and a pretty sturdy overall construction with a maximum user weight capacity of 300 lbs. In all, it’s an excellent machine for light to medium intensity cardio training, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.

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