Exercise Bikes with Video Screen Comparison
Exercise bikes with video screen present vital exercise data including time spent exercising, calories burned and heart rate. Exercise bikes with video screen may also feature built-in games as well as display data related to the iPod/mp3 (if applicable). Most exercise bikes with video screen feature LCD or LED display...
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Distractions, distractions, distractions. Among one of the most popular excuses for avoiding readily exercise is that people are just too busy. Plus, it’s not exactly like working out is an enjoyable or entertaining experience, right? Consequently, exercise equipment manufactures over the past several years have made it a priority to make trainers more personable and enjoyable. Among their achievements? Exercise bikes with video screen.
In an ever-increasing multi-tasking world, exercise bikes with video screen allow you to exercise while A) using the video screen as a distraction or B) using the video screen as a supplement to your workout. While some trainers are equipped with built-in games and/or work with the iPod dock to display music info on the screen, the vast majority of exercise bikes with video screens are actually designed to provide vital exercise data. The readouts may include everything from your heart rate and time spent exercising to motivating messages and calories burned.
Exercise bikes with video screen simply make the workout experience more educational, thereby guarantying a more proficient fitness routine. While you may think exercise bikes with video screen are only reserved for top-end, expensive models LCD or LED display is actually becoming a pretty common spec on exercise equipment universally — exercise bikes included. In fact, many of the exercise bikes in the under $500 price range actually have a video screen. What does vary depending on price, however, is the size of the video screen as well as other details like what color provides the backlight (blue, green, etc), whether or not it’s hi-res and/or touchscreen.
Exercise bikes with video screen traditionally feature LCD or LED display. You may have heard the terms before, but what exactly do they mean and which one is better?
- Liquid Crystal Display (LCD): are used in a wide range of applications, including computer monitors, television, instrument panels and aircraft cockpit displays. They are common in consumer devices because LCD is more energy efficient and offer safer disposal than CRTs. Its low electrical power consumption enables it to be used in battery-powered electronic equipment.
- Light Emitting Diode (LED): are used as indicator lamps in many devices and are increasingly used for other lighting, including everything from automobile lighting to consumer electronics to traffic signals.
Which one is better?
Well, it all depends on a variety of factors. You have probably heard of terms like LCD and LED first and foremost when flat screen TV’s made a huge splash on the home market. Some are plasma, some are LCD, some are LED. LED TV’s are usually more expensive, thus making them better, right? It’s true LED produces a higher picture quality in televisions (compared to LCD TV’s) because of the higher contrast ratios. The result is a clearer, more vibrant picture.
Purchasing an exercise bike with video screen and deciding between LCD and LED is not nearly as important as selecting a type of display for your “55 television. Both display versions look great on trainers, though if you have the option between LCD or LED you might as well buy the exercise bike with LED display. This is not to say that LCD vs. LED is one of the most important buying factors for your next exercise bike. Rather, it’s all about what the video screen is capable of displaying. Generally, most exercise bikes with video screen display similar data.
More Exercise Bikes with Video Screen
The following did not make the Top 5 Exercise Bikes with Video Screen, but are still worth a look:
The Schwinn 240 offers unrivaled performance and comfort on one of the top exercise bike deals of 2013. The Schwinn 240 features Eddy Current Resistance (16 levels of resistance), "Step Through" Frame, 17 workout programs and LCD display.
Read the full Schwinn 240 Review
The Schwinn 120 upright exercise bike features Eddy Current Brake Resistance (16 levels of resistance), durable steel frame and ergonomic pedals. It's a quality trainer, reasonably priced, with all the necessary tools to improve your health.
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The Smooth V2300 is a hybrid trainer part exercise bike part elliptical. The extremely versatile Smooth V2300 serves as a semi-recumbent bike with Silent Magnetic Resistance, "Step Through" Frame, Padded & Adjustable Seat and Wireless Chest Belt Heart Rate Monitor as well as provides a 17" stride length designed to imitate the movement of an elliptical.
Read the full Smooth V2300 Review
The Sole LCB exercise bike features an impressive 40 levels of resistance and heavy-duty flywheel at 30 lbs. The trainer is built with durability in mind, as the frame is produced with heavy duty steel, as well as features two different warranty packages.
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The NordicTrack GX4.0 exercise bike features Silent Magnetic Resistance, 20 levels of resistance, "Step Through" frame design, Easy Glide Seat Adjust and 24 pre-defined workout programs. The recumbent bike is also compatible with iFit Live featuring TV personality Jillian Michaels.
Read the full NordicTrack GX4.0 Review
The Schwinn 220 exercise bike features Eddy Current Braking Resistance, 16 levels of resistance, durable steel frame and 10 pre-defined workout programs. It's one of the most affordable recumbent bikes on the market.
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The Nautilus R514 is a quality residential exercise bike highlighted by a 20 lb. flywheel, 16 levels of resistance, multi-adjustable seat and 17 workout programs. The Nautilus R514 also features four polar heart rate programs with telemetry, grip and chest belt included.
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The Schwinn Airdyne offers an infinite number of resistance levels because it utilizes exponential wind resistance to deliver a workout for both fitness enthusiasts and users recovering from injury. Thus, the Schwinn Airdyne is fantastic for rehabilitation.
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The Nautilus U514 is a great value considering that you get Eddy Current Brake Resistance (w/ 16 levels of resistance), durable & lightweight frame, multi-point adjustable seat, oversized deluxe pedals and 17 pre-defined workout programs for Under $500.
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The ProForm ZX2 is not only affordable but loaded with a ton of exciting features like iPod/mp3 dock, built-in speakers, EKG heart rate, Graffix Hi-Res display and two pre-defined workout games. The ProForm ZX2 is not only productive but entertaining.
Read the full ProForm ZX2 Review
The Schwinn 140 is a reasonably priced exercise bike. The Schwinn 140 operates smoothly thanks to Eddy Current Braking Resistance (w/ 20 lb. flywheel), 16 levels of resistance and 17 pre-defined workout programs.
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The LiveStrong LS9.9IC provides an enjoyable and stable ride with a 40 lb. flywheel and Kevlar drive design. The LiveStrong LS9.9IC is also equipped with Air-fit Roadside Vertical Adjustment Seat and Pulse Sensor Heart Rate Monitor.
Read the full LiveStrong LS9.9IC Review
The NordicTrack GX5.0 Sport provides an enjoyable workout experience with Quick-Stop Braking Resistance (adjustable resistance), commercial grade steel frame, adjustable & padded seat, toe clips and strap pedals and wireless chest strap heart rate monitoring.
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The Sole SB700 exercise bike offers adjustable resistance (48 lb. flywheel w/ Kevlar drive design), wireless chest strap heart rate monitor and LCD display. It's an affordable trainer with the bare essentials required to burn calories and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
Read the full Sole SB700 Review
The LiveStrong LS28IC looks and rides great thanks to the first mass produced drop handlebar system. Additionally, the LiveStrong LS28IC is a collector's item as only 500 will be produced and each purchase will benefit the fight against cancer with a personal $1,000 donation from LiveStrong.
Read the full LiveStrong LS28IC Review
The ProForm ZR3 is a great "value trainer" considering that you get hi-res display, iPod dock, built-in speakers and iFit for under $600. The exercise bike also features 16 levels of resistance and "Step Through" frame design.
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The Nordictrack GX3.0 Sport is a quality entry-level exercise with all the basic specs and little else in terms of added features. The LCD display provides all the crucial workout data while the bike operates on a chain drive system with adjustable resistance.
Read the full NordicTrack GX3.0 Sport Review
The NordicTrack C2 SI is a practical trainer with 16 levels of digital resistance and compatibility with iFit. Your tunes also sound great on the built-in speakers with iPod/mp3 dock. The NordicTrack C2 SI is a quality budget trainer.
Read the full NordicTrack C2 SI Review