Featuring top of the range computer technology, the ProForm 310CSX Recumbent Exercise Bike is an ideal option for those of you interested in gadgets, exercise and want an easy to use machine.
By far, the biggest selling point of the 310CSX is the console which is better than some of the high-level exercise bikes on the market.
But the question that we’re wondering is
‘Do I miss out on other features in compensation for the technology?”
Read on to find out the answer.
No shortcuts made with the programming
The 310CSX comes with 20 built-in programmes for you to choose from. This includes 10 hill climb workouts and 10 interval workouts, a great mix of options to keep you entertained. Twenty programmes might not seem like much when the NordicTrack Commercial VR21 Recumbent Exercise Bike offers 33 programmes but the 310CSX is also iFit compatible.
Before you start thinking that we’re speaking in a different language, let us explain what ‘iFit compatible’ means.
With iFit, you can experience many different fitness experiences
iFit is a subscription-based programme that offers a number of holistic approaches to fitness. You’ll have access to hundreds of specialist workout videos online, training-style programmes, tailored programmes, tasty (and healthy) recipes and the ability to challenge your friends.
Who doesn’t like a bit of friendly competition? If you’re not ready to take that leap then challenge yourself with the connected Global Google Maps and you’ll be able to virtually cycle any road. Your bike settings will adjust automatically to replicate the real-road experience.
So, can i alter the settings manually?
Of course! The best thing is that it is all done electronically via the computer console.
You’ll be able to alter the 16 resistance levels so you can manage your own challenge level. This is plenty for a high-level workout but if you want an intense session then you might need a few additional levels. The ProForm 325CSX Recumbent Bike offers 22 levels of resistance to work through.
Just remember that when using the manual settings it is important to keep an eye of your heart rate to ensure that you are working hard enough to reach your fitness goal in a safe manner.
This is where we’ve found the only one flaw on the 310CSX
Has it been fifteen seconds yet?
Unfortunately, the 310CSX does not come with an additional wireless chest strap to keep a continuous watch on your heart rate. Instead, data is collected via the dual EKP pulse grips on the front handlebars. You’ll have to hold on to them for 15 seconds for a more accurate reading though.
Finally, we’re at the cherry on top… the computer console
You’ll struggle to find a better console than the one on the 310CSX. In fact, there are many higher priced models which fall in comparison. The console itself is large and has compatibility for both an iPod and MP3 player.
You can select your programmes via the console and alter your resistance levels at the touch of a button. The impressive LCD display shows your key stats, namely: calories, distance, heart rate, speed, time and watts in a clear and easy to read format.
The Graphixx display is capable of showing multiple fields at once, this takes your stat tracking to a whole new level and means that you can personally tailor your own workouts to improve your performance faster.
Final words on the ProForm 310 CSX Recumbent Exercise Bike
With this price tag, you might struggle to find another model that has as many features as the 310 CSX. This product soared in popularity due to usability, durability and computer console. Ideal for a commercial gym or home gym alike, this model is overall excellent value for money. We’ve also heard that it is easy to assembly, there have been rumours of it being completed in just 15 minutes. Sounds like a world record to us!
- Recumbent frame: With easy step-through design
- Digital SMR™ (Silent Magnetic Resistance): 1-16%
- Flywheel: 6kg inertia enhanced flywheel
- EKG Grip Pulse: Providing accurate pulse readings on the go
- Workouts: 16 pre-set workout apps
- Programs: On-board 8-week weight loss programming
- Display: Large 1 window LCD display (with silver tint)
- IFit® Bluetooth Smart (BLE) enabled: For more advanced user interactivity (iFit subscription not included)
- IPod compatible audio: Including 2 - 2" speakers
- Seat with oversized cushion: With vertical adjustment
- Ergonomic foot pedals: With adjustable straps
- Oversized quick levellers: For a comfortable workout
- Front mounted transport wheels: For easy transportation
- Integrated features: Tablet/smart phone holder; Water bottle holder; Coolaire workout fan
- Max user capacity: 125kg
- Product dimensions: 127 x 65 x 145 cm
- Boxed dimensions: 96.5 x 32 x 61 cm
- Product weight: 29 kg
- Boxed weight: 36.5 kg