Golds Gym Stride 350i Review

Gold's Gym Stride Trainer 350i Elliptical with iFit Bluetooth Smart Technology

Gold’s Gym Stride Trainer 350i is an elliptical upgraded model of 350.

It is a home gym with rear-drive and sturdy construction as well as with mid-range of features with an extra component which is iFit, a fitting console, which makes it worth buying.

Stride Trainer 350i assembled dimensions are 54” length, 26” Width, and 63” height along with assembled weight which is 116 lbs, this means it occupies a small space in the room or gym area.

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Gold’s Gym Stride Trainer 350i Review

Specifications

Warranty: parts/ 90 days/ labor 90 days

Console: 8 workout programs

Resistance system: motor-assisted, magnetic, 12 levels

Handlebars: Both mobile and fixed (with pulse sensors)

Weight limit: 250 lbs (113.3 kg)

Stride: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Assembled dimensions: 54L x 26W x 63H inches (137L x 66W x 160H cm)

Assembled weight: 116 lbs (52.6.kg)

Frame and Parts

Gold's Gym Stride Trainer 350i Elliptical with iFit Bluetooth Smart Technology

Gold’s Gym Stride Trainer 350i comes in an oval shape with steel construction. Its rear base has adjustable stabilizers that have rubber caps to protect it from any scratches from the floor and keeps the balance while working.

The console, flywheel, pulley guards and pedals are the only parts that are non-metallic. Anti-corrosive paint is used to protect the steel from damages.

The pedals are made of heavy-duty nylon material which is so durable that they last for years and have the room for all size feet.

It has also got two sets of handlebars which include pulse sensors. By putting hands onto these handlebars while exercising, the console then can capture the heart rate of the user and also offers different postures for workouts.

Resistance and Drive

Gold's Gym Stride Trainer 350i Elliptical with iFit Bluetooth Smart Technology

The resistance system of Stride Trainer 350i is a magnetic motor system. The motor controls the flywheel of the machine while exercising and the resistance can be adjusted to 12 levels from the console.

The motor and the console uses 4x AA type batteries to run and it should last for several months.

This home gym has a rear-drive which is belt-powered. The pulley of the machine is wider than the flywheel which is not metallic but made of strong polymer and the machine has the power to resist the users up to 250 lbs.

The Console

Gold's Gym Stride Trainer 350i Elliptical with iFit Bluetooth Smart Technology

The console installed in Gold’s Gym Stride Trainer 350i is not a basic one. It has 8 preset workout programs which help the user to exercise and also control the resistance according to each set of workout.

It is a large LCD which keeps the track of time, distance, heart rate, and calories burned.

The extra feature this console has the iFit compatibility which can be connected to the phone or the tablet via Bluetooth of the user to keep the track of time or distance as well can be connected to other workout programs.

But in order to make this feature work, the user has to subscribe to it first. The console does not have any sound system but it offers a holder for water bottle and tablet.

The Pros

  • Strong frame with the capacity to hold weight up to 250 lbs
  • Pulse sensors
  • 8 level resistance
  • 12 pre-set workouts available
  • iFit feature
  • Easy assembly
  • Little maintenance required
  • Bottle and tablet holder
  • No noise while operating

The Cons

  • Short stride which is 14”

Assembly and Maintenance

Assembly instructions are available on the manual which comes with the package. Few of the parts are already assembled and comes in the plastic packing.

The other parts the user has to assemble in order to make the machine work. Assembling the machine can take up to an hour.

Maintaining the machine is not difficult at all because the only parts which need to be lubricated are the joints if they start to make the noise.

The flywheel comes already lubricated from the factory and needs no further lubrication.

Summary

Gold’s Gym Stride Trainer 350i is a good choice for starting the exercises while staying at home. It is an entry-level home gym machine with automatic resistance.

There are 8 programs already set to workout with 12 resistance levels with and iFit compatibility.

It’s built with steel material which can support the weight up to 250 lbs. And lastly, it offers quite the features with a very low price it comes with.

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