For a decade and a half I have been using the standard exercise bike – the one that has the pedal function and a knob to change the resistance. That’s it; the standard indoor exercise cycle had no other special features. It was only a few weeks ago that one of my colleagues recommended the Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle that has a long list of features including the tracking function.
Who can use the Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle?
The Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle is catered to satisfy the requirements of a variety of users. The home users will find the lower resistance levels, media tray, tracking feature, adjustable seat and handlebars very useful. The cycle also provides enough challenge to further the cause of group cycling classes and gym users.
Introducing the Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle
Keiser created quite a few firsts with its launch of the M3i Indoor Cycle. When the M3i was launched, it became the first indoor cycle to have a Bluetooth wireless computer. For the first time, users of an indoor cycle could use Bluetooth (wireless) to transfer their workout data to a PC or any handheld device.
The bike also impressed the experts and general public with its use of technology for accurate tracking of performance. The Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle Black has earned the EN ISO 20957 certification by passing the tests stipulated by the European safety organization TUV Product Services. Now, you can be assured of the accuracy of the readings you see on the display screen.
Reviewing the features and functionality, you’ll understand that a lot of effort has gone into making the M3i Cycle attractive, comfortable, effective, and accurate. The bike has adjustable seats, many resistance levels, console, phone tray, water bottle holder, and Bluetooth connectivity.
- Rust-resistance frame, transport wheels, and accessories like water bottle holder and device tray
- Unique handlebar shape allows as many as 4 grip positions; adjustable seat (up to 4 adjustment positions)
- The cycle comes with 24 resistance levels
- Bluetooth connectivity to transfer data to desktop or handheld device
- Has a maximum weight capacity of 350lbs
- Some users didn’t find the cycle to be quiet and smooth
- Some complained of difficulty in changing and maintaining resistance levels
Design: There are quite a few indoor cycles on the market and the Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle Black is considered one of the top models. The indoor cycle has an attractive design; the brilliant color scheme, aerodynamic design, and rear-mounted flywheel are head turners. Ask any M3i user, he/she would be quick to list all the best qualities of this wonderful fitness equipment.
Adjustability: The list of best features of the Keiser M3i Cycle is long, but right at the top is adjustability. Without too much effort you can adjust both the seat and handlebars to suit your requirements. You can adjust the seat by simply fiddling with the pin. The unique shape of the handlebars allows users to try as many as four grip positions during the exercise session.
Smooth and Quiet: The Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle Black uses Poly-V belt and eddy current magnetic resistance system. The makers have chosen these components to guarantee smooth and quiet pedaling. You won’t experience jerk or noise when changing gears. Another added benefit of using advanced and high-quality components is longevity and reduced need for regular maintenance. The Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle Black provides its users 24 resistance levels.
Pedals: The pedals on the Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle Black are durable, safe, and comfortable. It doesn’tmatter the type of sneakers you use, the unique shape of the pedal will accommodate all.
LCD Display and Bluetooth Connectivity: Another important feature, present in most fitness equipments nowadays, is the display screen (console). The backlit LCD screen displays all vital stats including heart rate, watts, RPM, distance, time, etc. Moreover, the display also has wireless and Bluetooth connectivity. Using this capability, you can transfer the workout data to an app and monitor, track, and analyze your performance on a handheld device.
The M3i Indoor Cycle is groundbreaking product from Keiser. It’s the first indoor cycle to have Bluetooth connectivity. The cycle also has several other features and functions that you’ll find useful to improve your health and fitness. If the Keiser M3i Indoor Cycle is within your budget, go for it.