FitDesk Semi-Recumbent Pedal Desk

FitDesk Semi-Recumbent Pedal Desk

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  • Easily get your exercise started using your computer or gaming time as motivation, Supports and secures laptops, Kindles, I-Pads, keyboard, books, etc
  • Removable, machine washable 18″ X 19″ padded fabric desk surface; includes device strap, cycle meter, and 2 side storage pockets for remotes, phones, etc
  • Semi-recumbent design comfortably converts your productive and leisure times into a longer and more consistent healthy habit, Adjusts to users 4-feet 10-inch to 6-feet and up
  • Easy folding and locking design, Transport wheels, Space saving 16″ X 28″ footprint, Adjustable belt drive, Lightweight design, Stable and quiet
  • This will be the exercise bike that fits your lifestyle today

Imagine surfing the web, checking your email, keeping up with friends on social networks, beating the next level on your favorite game, or finishing that big deadline, all while losing weight and improving your cardiovascular health. Now you can converge health and productivity with FitDesk. This unique patent pending design provides comfortable placement of your forearms on a padded and contoured desk surface for stable handsfree use of keyboards and game controllers. Supports your upper body

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  • Jessica Reeves says:
    98 of 103 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Idea, Top-Rate Customer Service, September 29, 2010
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    This review is from: FitDesk Semi-Recumbent Pedal Desk (Sports)

    This is such a great idea for fitting exercise into a busy schedule. I am currently in my last year of graduate school, in a program that is strictly online. Before I found this product I spent a good chunk of time sedentary, and gained more than a few pounds. But with regular use, I lost about 10 lbs in the first month, a total 30 lbs so far, and managed to maintain my weight over 6 months.

    FitDesk is a small company that actually listens to its consumers. I have had to opportunity to use both the original (2010) and new (2011) models of this product and am truly pleased with the updates and improvements made on this fundamentally great idea. The company is quick to respond to questions and suggestions (always within 24 hrs) and seems genuine in wanting to produce a reputable product that meets the expectations of the consumer. This type of customer service is much appreciated and makes this company stand out from its competition.

    The design of the bike is simple, yet effective. The bike mechanism is sturdy and quiet. It is quieter than any stationary bike, or other stationary fitness machine I have used at home or at the gym (e.g. treadmill, stair climber, or elliptical machine). One can easily work out in the same room as a sleeping spouse.

    The new 2011 model has made quite a few improvements on the original design. The most noticeable (an appreciated) being the seat. For anyone not used to spending any length of time on a bike seat, doing so can be quite uncomfortable. But the new model comes with a cushioned, wider seat. Like any bike seat, it will take some conditioning to get used to the feel, but anyone who has used the 2010 model will immediately notice this improvement.

    The designers have added a safety bar that locks the machine into an “open” or “closed” position. This feature paired with the nylon strap ensures that the bike stays in the position it was intended to for proper use. I like the added confidence these points offer. When in the locked “closed” position the machine can be moved and stored easily thanks to the addition of wheels on the base support.

    There are updates to the foot pedals, body color, logo, and desk cover that really add a pleasing aesthetic to the look of the machine. Not only is the bike appealing because of the ingenious concept, but it looks sharp too!

    The only suggestion I have is updating the means of securing a laptop to the desk. Currently, large rubber bands are provided, and serve their purpose, but take away from the new sleek design. But, honestly, this is not a huge concern because of the angle at which the desk sits on the bike. The laptop is not in a position to slide and a lip has been added to the lower part of the desk to add some resistance.

    All in all, this is a great idea that really has been improved. And you will get a workout. I always work up a sweat and raise my heart rate. And now, with the timer/calorie counter/speed/distance monitor, I have a better idea of just how much physical activity I am doing. In fact, I find it easier to work out on my Fitdesk bike than jogging, because I can distract myself into working out longer by using my laptop. I can easily work out for an hour on the Fitdesk bike, while I find myself counting down the minutes of my jogs.

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  • Constant Reader says:
    161 of 175 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Better than sitting still but…, December 12, 2011
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    Constant Reader (NY, NY) –
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    I am surprised at the number of 4- and 5-star reviews this product has gotten. I am really being generous in giving it 3-stars as it has some major limitations. As an exercise bike, it is pretty poor. The resistance mechanism is not fluid, by that I mean that the resistance varies somewhat depending on the position of the pedals. This makes it very difficult to get a consistent pedaling rhythym, and also makes it hard to get a solid workout. For people looking for a minimal physical output — ie just a little more than sitting still — it is fine. For any kind of serious exercise though it is not ideal. I should mention that I am an avid mountain bike rider and I also ride exercise bikes at the Y regularly.

    Another issue is that the bike is very small. I am only 6′ 0″ and the seat is not able to adjust high enough for me. I think this is by design as the bike is pretty unstable, at higher extensions it may be too wobbly. In any case though it is impossible for me to ride it with proper leg extension.

    Finally, the computer is junk. It looks like they bought some surplus Sony DiscMan CD player cases and stuck the LCD display for the bike inside. It is huge, about ten times larger than it needs to be. Mine was dead on arrival anyway, so I did not worry too much about the size. If I was this company I would simply leave the computer out as it is insultingly poor quality even at this rather low price point.

    In summary, if you are looking for a very light workout while working on your laptop, and you are fairly short, this may be a good match for you. If you want a real workout though, you may need to pay more money.

    EDIT — Wow, so many comments. For those of you arguing that the FitDesk is good enough for a light workout, please re-read my review — I agree with you! My main complaint though — which nobody, including the product’s manufacturer has commented on — is that the rotation is not fluid, it is very uneven or “clunky”. Whether you want a light workout or a heavy one, having a smooth rotational feel is essential IMO.

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  • A. K. Stout "AK Stout" says:
    81 of 86 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Work/Social Networking/Gaming + Exercise = FitDesk, April 22, 2012
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    A. K. Stout “AK Stout” (Towson, MD) –
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    This review is from: FitDesk Semi-Recumbent Pedal Desk (Sports)

    Customer Video Review Length:: 6:20 Mins

    I never ever do video – in fact this may be the first one I’ve ever done willingly. But, I didn’t feel that I could do my review justice without showing exactly how happy I am with the FitDesk. I wanted to showcase the stability of the bike as well as the amount of workout you really can get while getting real work done (hence the heavy breathing in the video!) Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. If you are on the fence, I hope this, among the other reviews, will convince you to take the leap – I promise you won’t regret it.

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