The Bladez Motion X450 elliptical trainer is a basic rear-drive model that fades far behind the pack in a head-to-head comparison of features.
It is definitely entry level all the way, and as such is only for those who want to do super light workouts. For anything more, we suggest you look elsewhere.
The blue and orange LCD display has a touch window to control functions. The window shows the user feedback on speed, time, distance, calories burned, and pulse.
The list of features includes:
UPDATE: The X450 is no longer available, and it looks like Bladez is not making many elliptical trainers anymore.
It looks like the E600 is the only model being sold.
We would definitely look at NordicTrack and Sole for solid elliptical trainers in this price range. They have a much bigger selection and the companies focus more on their product lines.
You may see a used Bladez X450 listed for sale on eBay, Craigslist or Facebook market, but you may have trouble finding a manual or replacement parts. As such we think you should look elsewhere.
The Bladez Motion X450 elliptical trainer has an 18” stride length, 16 levels of magnetic resistance, and a heavy-weighted flywheel for smooth performance.
It also has some basic comfort features such as ergonomic padded moving handlebars, oversized foot boards, a water bottle holder, and transport wheels for easy movement and storage.
Bladez is part of a large OEM conglomerate that has been making machines for other brand names for a dozen years.
Bladez makes good fitness products, including ellipticals, exercise bikes and treadmills, and reviews are generally favorable toward them, even more so now that BH Fitness of Spain has taken over the brand and has worked on improving quality control.
The Bladez Motion X450 elliptical trainer has some sophisticated features but is it worth shelling out almost $850 on a brand that is not well known?
If you are going to spend this much money, treat yourself to a proven winner that has delivered consistent performance.
Check out a number of models made by Horizon and NordicTrack that offer adjustable stride lengths, heavier frames and flywheels, entertainment ports, fans, inclines, and much more.
If you settle for a Bladez, those are just a few of the things you won’t be getting.
UPDATE: New Year's Elliptical Sales are going strong!
Here is your chance to rant or rave about the elliptical you use at home or at the fitness center.