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 [...]
Judging by the relatively smaller number of customer reviews on Amazon as compared to its peers, the j/fit Under Desk Elliptical is the least proven in the marketplace at this time. (Compare to thousands of customer reviews for the Stamina Under Desk Elliptical Trainer.) The unit has rallied a four-star rating on Amazon so far, which, for this product category, is not terribly impressive (read about the true meaning of Amazon star ratings). We’ve only seen [...]
When the LifeSpan C3 Bike Desk was initially released, many in the office fitness industry wondered about the prospects for this machine—which rumored to have been a pet project of one of the company executives. Introduced at a price of $999, the product has since been gradually marked down to $729 (and still dropping?), indicating a distinct lack of demand for it. Indeed, customer reviews on Amazon amount to a handful—and half of those from people who gave it 3 stars while still returning the unit—while the Lifespan treadmill desks have garnered hundreds over the same timeframe. Again, an indication of a lack of popularity. One contributing reason may be the very low [...]