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Q: Life Fitness Elliptical ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Life Fitness Elliptical
Category: Health
Asked by: warfrat-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 19 Aug 2005 05:26 PDT
Expires: 18 Sep 2005 05:26 PDT
Question ID: 557637
It appears that the Life Fitness Elliptical Cross-Trainer 5500 HR was
upgraded to the X9i model.
Is that true?  
When did that happen?  
What are the major differences between the two?
Was/is the 5500 HR a good model?  Or did it get good reviews?
Is the 5500 HR a solid maching, meaing 'gym quality'?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Life Fitness Elliptical
From: stradlin-ga on 25 Aug 2005 18:02 PDT
Lifecycle 5500 HR:
Essentially the seven-year-old 5500 souped up with a heart-rate
monitor, the 5500 HR still outperforms many slicker models. A
chain-driven alternator means you don't have to plug the thing in.
While not exactly sleek, it gets the job done: Extended handlebars
allow you to pop out of the saddle and pedal standing up ? important
both for relief and to work slightly different muscles. And about that
saddle: The Lifecycle 5500 HR comes with the usual wide, squarish seat
that seems de rigueur on such machines, but happily, you can install a
real bike saddle in its place ? a feature not to be underestimated. In
addition to heart rate, the electronic console displays distance
traveled, elapsed time, calories burned, rpm, and effort level.

X9i Elliptical Cross-Trainer:
When you want a health club-quality workout, but can't make it to the
gym every day, the X9i Elliptical Cross-Trainer is the ideal choice.
Our premier elliptical machine offers the same smooth, total-body
motion as our world-renowned health club model with its dual offset
crank linkage system. This interactive model helps you stay in your
target heart rate zone during many different workout programs by using
the Lifepulse" digital hand sensors or the Polar® heart rate
monitoring system.
 Key Features 

 Experience the health-club quality, fluid gliding stride of the X9i's
dual offset crank linkage system
 Lifepulse" contact hand sensors and patented digital heart rate
monitoring technology keeps you within your target heart rate zone
 Easy-to-use console displays continuous feedback. Plus, On-the-Fly
Programming allows you to switch from program to program without
losing your stats
 Our durable alternator resistance system quietly and precisely
delivers 20 distinct levels of resistance
 Built to deliver years of maintenance-free performance, our durable
robotically-welded steel frame comes with a lifetime warranty

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