GoElliptical V-600X Elliptical Trainer
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The GoElliptical V-600X is one of the cross trainers in the Vena series released by GoElliptical in 2020. In terms of features, it is pretty similar to the GoElliptical V-950X that we’re already covered here. However, it is a bit smaller, lighter, and has a slightly shorter stride.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 60L x 28W x 68H inches (152L x 71W x 173H cm)
- Shipping weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
- Weight capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)
- Stride: 18 inches (46 cm)
- Incline: No
- Pedals: Adjustable
- Resistance: Eddy current, 24 levels
- Console: 24 programs, recovery function
- Extras: Sound system, USB charging port, bottle holder, device holder
- Warranty: Frame lifetime / Parts 1 year
First of all, the GoElliptical V-600X is the newer version of the V-600 model. It has a pretty similar frame construction, but has a slightly different design and comes with a different console. The machine’s frame is made of steel tubing combining oval, cylindrical, and rectangular bars in its construction.
Most of the steel bars in the machine’s construction are coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish gray in color, with the exception of the adjustable sections of the moving arms which have a chrome finish. These are also adjustable, a feature that many other ellipticals do not have. The trainer also has a set of fixed handlebars that integrate pulse sensors and resistance controls.
As is the case with most rear-drive elliptical trainers, most of the machine’s base body is concealed by several large covers. These are made of a durable thermoplastic material featuring similar color to the V-950X model.
The fully assembled trainer is pretty heavy. It weighs approx. 161 lbs (73 kg) and comes in two boxes; the bigger box weighs 143 lbs (65 kg) so it is recommended to be transported by two persons or by the use of a box carries. However, once the machine is fully assembled, it can easily be moved by only one person. That’s because its front base features a set of transport wheels.
The machine’s impressive weight also plays an important role in its overall stability. You can be sure that it won’t move or wobble, even if you engage in a more demanding workout. Plus, its front base is equipped with a set of adjustable levelers.
Last but not least, the GoElliptical V-600X is a fairly large fitness machine. Its footprint is approx. 60″L x 28″W (152 x 71 cm), while its highest point is 68″ (173 cm). It is also recommended to leave at least two feet of clearance all around it for ease of access.
Elliptical path, stride, and pedal height
One of the most important aspects to mention here regards pedal adjustability. The GoElliptical Vena V-600X is equipped with two large pedals featuring a ribbed surface. Each pedal has an adjuster that can be attached to one of its ribs in order to provide an extra guard point at the heel or at the front.
The pedals are made from a heavy-duty thermoplastic material. They are rated for a maximum weight limit of 300 lbs (136 kg). They are attached to a set of rectangular steel bars which are connected to the machine’s moving arms and crankset. This being said, the moving arms will continue to move for as long as you pedal.
Although it’s a rear-drive trainer, its elliptical path offers a neutral angle. Due to the large pulley, it generates an ample motion engaging multiple muscle groups. Even though the pedals do not have extra cushioning elements, the machine still provides a very comfortable, low-impact ride, great for users of all levels of fitness.
The machine offers a stride of approx. 18″ (46 cm). This being said, it should accommodate users up to 6’3″ (190 cm). Also, due to the adjustable foot stoppers on the pedals, and the adjustable moving arms, even taller users should be able to use this machine comfortably, even if the stride may not provide a full range of motion for them.
The highest point of the pedals is 16″ (40 cm) above the floor level. Conversely, at their lowest point, they are at approx. 6″ (15 cm) above the floor. Therefore, it is recommended to use this trainer in a room with a ceiling of at least 20″ (51 cm) higher than the height of the tallest user.
Resistance and drive
The GoElliptical V-600X is equipped with a motorized magnetic resistance system. This being said, it needs to be connected to an external power source, in order to power up the console, and be able to adjust the resistance. The machine comes with an adapter and cable.
The unit’s resistance system consists of an internal servo motor and a magnetic brake. The motor makes the connection between the brake and the console. This being said, as you adjust the resistance, or as the console automatically adjusts it, the motor will change the magnets’ pull in order to provide more or less resistance.
The machine makes available 24 resistance settings. Due to the pretty impressive weight of the flywheel, the first few levels of resistance are not too light. They deliver a pretty consistent pedaling motion. Conversely, the highest resistance levels offer the possibility to perform a high-difficulty cardio workout. As a general idea, even the most seasoned users may not be able to hold a high and constant cadence on these levels for more than a few minutes.
The machine’s internal flywheel is perimeter-weighted. This type of construction is meant to provide superior inertia. It is a fairly heavy flywheel for a home-use trainer; it weighs approx. 17.6 lbs (8 kg). It is also bi-directional.
Like most other magnetic elliptical trainers, the V-600X integrates a J6 poly-v belt as its main transmission element. 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 GoElliptical V-600X is equipped with the same type of console as the V-950X. It features an LED display with 5 windows. It tracks time, distance, speed, RPM, calories, watts, and pulse. The distance can be set either to metric units or to English units. For the pulse reading, you can either hold on to the sensors integrated into the machine’s fixed handlebars or wear a wireless HR chest strap. This accessory is not included, though.
The console offers 24 pre-set programs. These have various segment layouts. These pre-set programs automatically adjust the resistance depending on their segment layout. When a program is in use, its segments show up on the large, top display. There is a Manual program and an HRC program. The Manual program allows you to adjust the resistance as you like from the integrated controls. The HRC program will adjust the resistance depending on your current heart rate. There is also a Personal program and a Random program. Plus, the console offers the possibility to input your data, such as height, weight, age, and gender for a better calorie reading.
The console also has a pulse recovery function. This program counts 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.
The console is not compatible with any fitness apps and does not have Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity. However, it does have several other notable features. Among them, we can count the sound system, the USB port, and the tablet holder. The sound system consists of two small speakers visible on the bottom corners of the unit; an AUX cable is included too. The USB port is for recharging your device only; you cannot import or export workout data as is the case for other fitness machines. The device holder consists of a small shelf at the bottom of the unit on which you can place your smartphone or tablet.
Assembly and Maintenance
The main body of the V-600X cross trainer comes pre-assembled. However, you will have to connect the two base stabilizers, the front mast, the moving arms, the fixed handlebars, the console, the pedal bars, the pedal trays, and several other small parts. This may take up to two hours of your time. However, the task is not too difficult and straightforward. The manual provides all the necessary instruction and schematics. Also, all the tools for the task are included.
For maintenance, you only have to wipe the sweat that may fall onto the frame at the end of the workout, lubricate the joints if they develop squeaking noises, 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 300 lbs;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Adjustable levelers on the front base;
- Fixed and mobile handlebars;
- Grip HR sensors built-in the fixed handlebars.
- Resistance controls built-in the fixed handlebars;
- 3 levels of adjustment for the moving arms;
- Balanced flywheel for a smooth pedaling motion;
- Extra-large, adjustable pedals;
- 24 levels of eddy current resistance;
- LED display console with LED backlight;
- 24 workout programs;
- Recovery function;
- HRC program;
- Custom program;
- Random program;
- Device holder integrated into the console;
- Bottle holder included;
- Sound system included;
- USB charging port included;
- Quiet operation;
- Fairly easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required;
- Decent warranty.
- No incline;
- No online connectivity.
The GoElliptical V-600X is a rear-drive cross trainer made for home use. It is equipped with a motorized magnetic resistance system, adjustable arms and pedals, a 17.6 lbs internal flywheel, and a console with 24 pre-set programs. It’s a pretty sturdy machine, great for users of all levels, of light or high-intensity workouts, stamina and strength development, muscle toning, interval training, and weight loss.