“ 6-function exercise monitor features, calories, distance, ear lobe pulse sensor, scan, speed and time modes. Infinitely variable additional strap resistance adjustment. Size (H)116, (W)53, (L)117cm. „
I have always had an interest in keeping fit and more importantly keeping my weight down. I used to be a member of a gym but since I have had children there is no time for going to the gym. When I had my first baby I started doing exercise DVD's but after a while I got bored of these so decided to purchase a piece of exercise equipment.
I decided on an exercise bike and I bought this one from the Argos for £69.99 that was a while ago so the price may differ now. The cheap price tag and the fact it is relatively small is what made me choose this bike.
When I got the bike home it was time to assemble it and this did take about an hour and that was with the help of my husband. The master parts and accessory list has 42 items on it, so as you can imagine it took a while. There are 8 instructions on how to assemble and a diagram for every instruction. It is very clear and easy to understand but just takes a while.
Once assembled you can adjust the height of the seat and you can adjust the pedalling resistance. Basically you can make it easy or hard.
I would suggest starting on an low resistance and after a while adjust the pedalling resistance to make it a harder workout.
The bike also comes with a digital monitor which is set to start automatically when you begin to cycle This measures time, distance, speed and the calories you burn, and you can scan between these options so you can view them all while cycling. I always try to cycle for a certain amount of time or burn a certain amount of calories and this function is fab for measuring this.
There is also an ear lobe pulse sensor but this is not something I use.
In the booklet provided with the bike there is also five pages of exercise information, how to warm up and cool down etc. I think this is especially handy if you've not exercised in a while.
I love my exercise bike and after years of having it I still use it quite often, I do have times where I am lazy and don't use it but I think having a piece of exercise equipment in your house is a great incentive to keep fit. The V Fit Cycle is perfect for the job.
I bought this exercise bike just before christmas from Argos and it was on offer for 50.00 which I thought was a bargain. It is a self assembly bike so comes in a flat box from the store. It is fiddly to put together and took me about an hour. The instructions are quite clear, but it takes time to ensure everything is working and tightened, and fitting the computer system in. The bike comes with a 6 function exercise monitor featuring calories, distance (miles), scan, speed and time functions and ear lobe pulse sensor (although I have never used this).
The bike seat I find slightly uncomfortable, but usually place a cushion on this and it solves the problem. The bike is quite compact with a height of 116 cm, width of 53 cm NS LENGTH OF 117CM. It isnt mobile, but is not too heavy so can be moved about if required.
The bike has handlebars which move in conjunction with the pedals so it is an all over body workout as you can push the pedals with the handlebars and legs, so it gets all your body working (similar to a cross trainer).
I have found this bike fantastic overall, and have lost a lot of weight from using it. There is a tension screw so you can alter how hard you have to pedal. I usually work out for around 20- 30 mins a night, and at the speed I go is a distnace of about 9 miles (240 calories). This is a bargain if you want to get fit in the comfort of your own home.
I suggested this product as I purchased it from ARGOS last month.. I think its a great buy... its excellent value and for anyone looking for an exercise bike, I recommend this one...
Right now, I must admit, this isn't as easy as I thought it would be! Good instructions but not great diagrams, took me about 30 minutes in all. You have to be quite physically strong for some of it. All the parts are clearly labelled and come packed separately. They also supply you with everything you need (tool wise) for assembly. They don't look like much but they do the job!
The bike looks good, its not huge in size which is a real plus!
Using the bike:-
Right, straight forward get on it and peddle! hold the bars and your arms move with it. The small computer includes, Time, Speed, Distance (miles), Calories burnt, and heart rate. There is a detattchable pulse monitor, it measures your pulse on your ear. Also has a handy clip so it dosen't drag down while your biking!
There is also a resistance setting, you can have it as easy or hard as you like! I tried it on the hardest and couldn't even move the peddles! haha
There is a weight restriction of 18stone.
I think it is also very reasonably priced, at 89.99GBP... I looked at other bikes around the same price but I felt that this was the best one for me. If you are looking for a cheap bike that also exercises your arms this is great for you, it does lack computer programmes, i.e uphill, or on screen racers. But it has the basics, everything you need.
Gets a thumbs up from me!
6-function exercise monitor features, calories, distance, ear lobe pulse sensor, scan, speed and time modes. Infinitely variable additional strap resistance adjustment. Size (H)116, (W)53, (L)117cm.