The FitDesk Under Desk Elliptical competes with the likes of the Cubii, the Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer, and the j/fit Under Desk Elliptical Trainer, among other under desk elliptical units we’ve reviewed. In the case of the Cubii, that means being compared with a true office fitness product with "smart" capabilities like sending exercise stats directly to an app on your phone via a Bluetooth link.
Most other under desk ellipticals are positioned first as trainers for cycling enthusiasts who want to beef up their quads while watching TV. They can then be adapted to under-desk use while working at a computer, with varying [...]
The Stamina InMotion E1000 Elliptical Trainer entered the market for under desk pedal units in December 2015. That means it’s competing with the likes of the Cubii and the FitDesk Under Desk Elliptical, to name but two of the dozen units we reviewed in our most recent round-up (see our Desk Cycle Comparison Review). To stand up to the competition, it has to have an answer to the Cubii’s Bluetooth-enabled app integration, or at the very least, to the FitDesk’s solid engineering.On the Bright Side
There are a few positive [...]
Long story short, the Stamina Compact Strider is a kind of desk elliptical. It is a sister (or more like a fraternal twin) to the Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer. Since we already published our Elliptical Trainer review, we won’t spend too much time looking at the Compact Strider, as their differences are entirely cosmetic. But, just like the elliptical model, we are fundamentally concerned with the Compact Strider's durability issues.
This is because in all essentials, the two products are the same. According [...]
We put each product through a lengthy review process, beginning with detailed internet research on product specifications and customer reviews, and often times ending with the product in our own labs for in-house testing. That process is detailed in our article, Anatomy of a Review, and we applied it to desk cycles just as we apply to every other product category we undertake.
But no two categories of office fitness products are entirely alike, and the need develops for fresh criteria each time we foray into a new product space. That’s what this guide sets out to articulate; here you’ll find the criteria we used for the desk cycle reviews and bike desk reviews.
To take [...]