The NordicTrack GX4.6 Exercise Bike offers a gentle workout option with an even gentler price tag.
As the big brother to the GX4.4 Pro, the GX4.6 has a number of improved features.
The highlights of the GX4.6 include 20 levels of Silent Magnetic Resistance, an impressive 21 built-in programmes, and a fairly solid 9kg flywheel. With these features, you can be assured that the bike is helping drive forwards your performance whilst keeping you safe and comfortable at all times.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive bike, that is durable and is still equipped with great features, read on and we’ll introduce you to the GX4.6.
Let’s start at the most important element, programmes
The GX4.6 is complete with an impressive 21 programmes. This is much higher than other models in a similar price range.
The programmes are split between 10 calorie burners and 10 performance workouts, with one manual session so that you can set your own challenge and targets.
We’re ultimately impressed that, with the GX4.6, you can still enjoy the iFit compatibility which gives you access to hundreds of more programmes.
The unique iFit is a separate subscription but it is definitely worthwhile if you lack motivation or get bored easily. So much more than simply access to new programmes you can set your own nutritional plan, challenge friends to fitness tests and more accurately map your workout stats.
One of the key features is the ability to track your progress over time, you’ll be able to see, in an easy to read manner, exactly just how much you are improving.,
Turning up the challenge (or lowering it, if you need a break)
On the GX4.6 cranking up the difficulty level is easy thanks to the easy-access One-Touch controls on the handlebars.
Simply touch the buttons and toggle effortlessly and smoothly between speed levels and the 20 digital levels of SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance.
Just remember, the higher the level, the more resistance there is and so, naturally, the harder you will have to work. You’ll be feeling the burn in no time at all!
The 5” backlit display is not touchscreen nor HD but there is an integrated tablet holder so that you can position your own device easily. The console screen is clear and easy to read, but it is on the smaller side.
If you are looking for a larger screen with which to see your stats then check out the 10.1” screen on the Sole LCB Upright Exercise.
The GX4.6 does an excellent job tracking your RPM, Calories, distance, pulse, resistance, speed, time, resistance, Watts and Cals/Hr which means that you can concentrate purely on your performance.
Your all-important heart rate data is captured by the dual EKG pulse sensors on the handlebars or via the optional Bluetooth® smart wireless chest strap.
Comfort and Ease
The NordicTrack GX4.6 Exercise Bike is focussed towards beginner or mid-level trainers looking for an easy-to-use bike for the home. As such, they have recognised that comfort levels are important to ensure that you can work out for harder and longer.
As such, the GX 4.6 includes an oversized cushion seat, which can be easily adjusted to ensure that you have a natural poise. The pedals combine toe clips to keep your feet secure and the Autobreeze workout fan matches your workout and keeps you cool at all times.
Let’s get started
Team all of these features of the NordicTrack GX4.6 Exercise Bike with the solid 9kg flywheel and we can see why the GX4.6 is so popular.
This model is a great addition to any home or commercial gym and supports users to reach their full potential for a fraction of the price.
Overall, it gets a big thumbs up from us.
- Flywheel: Effective Inertia 9kg (19.8lbs)
- Resistance: 20 levels of digital Silent Magnetic Resistance with OneTouch™ Controls
- Console: 5" Backlit Display
- Feedback: RPM, Calories, distance, pulse, resistance, speed, time, resistance, Watts, Cals/Hr, My Trail Tab
- Programmes: 20 preset apps + manual mode
- Interactivity: iFit Bluetooth® Smart Enabled (requires subscription)
- Audio: Auxiliary Music Port (Dual Two Speakers)
- Heart Rate Measurement: EKG pulse grip sensors + Bluetooth® smart wireless receiver (chest strap optional)
- Frame: Upright
- Saddle: An oversized cushioned saddle, adjustable
- Pedals: Toe strap pedals with toe clip
- Coolers: Autobreeze workout fan
- Extras: Integrated tablet holder
- Max User Capacity: 115kg (253.5lbs)
- Weight: 40kg (88lbs)
- Wheels: Yes
- Mains: 9 Volt DC 2 Amp
- Dimensions: Length=102cm (40”), Width=61cm (24”), Height=152cm (60”)
- Warranty: 5 years frame, 2 years parts and labour (if registered within 28 days of purchase)