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Weslo Momentum G 3.8 Review


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Weslo Momentum G 3.8

The Weslo Momentum G 3.8 elliptical is sold at supercenters like Wal-Mart and Sears, and about what you would expect for the price paid.

At $199, the Weslo Momentum G 3.8 is tempting for first-time fitness equipment buyers, but you should be weary of an elliptical with very little warranty coverage.

It will meet the requirements of some smaller, lightweight users who will be able to fit into the short stride length (12″) and smaller frame (250 lbs. max user weight). Learn more by reading our full Weslo Momentum G 3.8 elliptical review below…


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Specifications

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Model Weslo Momentum G 3.8
Rating

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28.6%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$199
Best Price

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$199
Resistance

Resistance is what determines calories burned per stride. The more levels, the more precisely you can control the difficulty.

Not Listed
Resistance Type

The type of resistance affects the performance of your elliptical. Magnetic and Eddy-Current are the most common types.

Adjustable
Stride Length

Stride Length is important for comfort and smooth strides. A stride length of 18-21 inches is ideal for most heights (5'3 - 6'7).

12 inches
Pedals

Elliptical pedals can be cushioned and adjustable for maximum comfort and minimum impact on joints for injury prevention.

Standard
Incline

Some elliptical trainers can be set at an incline to increase difficulty and burn more calories.

None
Flywheel

The flywheel controls the smoothness and resistance of your workout. In general, the higher the better.

Not Listed
Programs

Elliptical Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

None
User Profiles

For each profile the elliptical allows, you can create a custom user account with saved programs and goal settings.

None
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Easy Pulse™
Display

Elliptical Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

LCD
Max. Weight

Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

250 lbs
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this elliptical will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

44" x 21" x 54.5"
Upper Body

Most ellipticals have handles to hold while you're working out that provide an upper body workout.

Accessory Tray

Some ellipticals include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Ellipticals that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (without headphones).

Cooling Fans

Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout on your elliptical.

Folding?

Some ellipticals are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).

Warranty

The warranty is an important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs.

Parts: 90 Days
Labor: 90 Days

Rating: 28.6%

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 28.6/100. Very affordable yet extremely basic elliptical provides the means to an exercise but little else. Appropriate for those on an extremely tight budget.

Pros:
– LCD display w/ speed, time, distance readouts
– Monitor heart rate with EasyPulse
– Designed for smaller users w/ short stride length
– Compact trainer for those on a budget
– Burn more calories with upper-body workout
– Get the most intense workout w/ RPM meter

Cons:
– Extremely poor warranty coverage on trainer
– Stride length, frame will not support larger users
– Very few extras (cooling fan, quick controls, mp3)

Introduction

The Weslo Momentum G 3.8 elliptical is appropriately classified in the “budget elliptical” price range and is pretty bleak in terms of quality features.

For starters, the basic resistance and 12 inch stride will not satisfy most consumers looking to break a little sweat during their exercise, but it will fulfill a particular niche of body size.

Just know that at 89 lbs., the elliptical is unsteady, shaky with a resistance system that some consumers complain is prone to breaking.

Workout Programs

The Weslo Momentum G 3.8 offers absolutely no pre-defined workout programs.

Therefore, you’ll have to go old school and research different elliptical workouts on the Internet and then print off the instructions.

If you’re a Go-Getter that likes to experiment and research different exercise options, catering the workout 100 percent to your own preferences you might like this fact.

However, most would just prefer a few standard workout options given that practically every other elliptical on the market has at least something.

Elliptical Features

You get what you pay for. The Weslo Momentum G 3.8 has very few extra features, but enough to get you exercising.

The LCD display is a nice addition. It tracks your RPM to inform you when to pick up the pace or slow down, including the standard speed, distance, time readouts.

The G 3.8 elliptical is also equipped with an EasyPulse sensor to monitor your heart rate.

Burn more calories and add muscle tone with the upper-body arms.

When you are finished with a workout, easily transport the trainer across any room with built-in transport wheels. If space is an issue, you’ll really appreciate the fact that the elliptical weights less than 100 lbs.

The ellptical also features a water bottle holder, though no quick controls, cooling fan, mp3 port, etc that are fairly common on most ellipticals.

Warranty & Guarantee

The lousy Weslo Momentum G 3.8 elliptical offers no warranty coverage on frame and electronics. It does include:

– Parts: 90 Days
– Labor: 90 Days

Contact ICON Fitness for more information.

Conclusion

The Weslo Momentum G 3.8 is a means to exercise, though the durability of the trainer is certainly questionable bringing up the point of whether or not it is a smart long term investment.

On a tight budget? Consider other ellipticals under $500.