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 [...]
Two very popular new fitness aids, the treadmill desk and the desk cycle, have burst onto the scene in recent years, and we often get asked the question of which one is better. Both have their primary areas of benefit, and their drawbacks. Let’s explore.
For the purpose of this discussion, we’re going to assume that the reader has already acquired an adjustable-height desk; as for all but the shortest of individuals, this is going to be an essential component for any ergonomically proper treadmill desk or cycle desk workstation. Besides which, from an optimal health and productivity standpoint, it is best to mix up modalities between sitting, standing, and walking [...]
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 testing. That process is detailed in our article, Anatomy of a Review, and we applied it to desk cycles just as we apply it to every product category we undertake reviewing.
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—the specific criteria we used for our desk cycle reviews and bike desk reviews.
As an example, one [...]