One thing most of us would love to have is a way to exercise while either being productive or playing on the computer. Your typical computer setup can’t help but encourage a sedentary lifestyle, as you sit down to work or play at your computer. The FitDesk exercise bike can help change that.
One of the great things about the FitDesk is that it doesn’t take a lot of space. That’s a generally good thing for any exercise equipment. It’s smaller than most exercise bikes, and you can buy a seat extender if you’re too tall for the basic setup.
Many reviewers say the setup for the laptop stand is good, but could be better. It comes with elastic straps to hold the computer in place, which some reviewers say don’t feel as though they’re sturdy enough. Still, they work.
The setup may not be perfect for all laptops. One user noted a need to put a hard surface under their laptop rather than the foam it otherwise sits on, so that the fans could work properly at cooling the laptop. That’s a pretty simple thing to fix, but important to be aware of.
The price is really great. I won’t quote it, as prices change, but it’s more affordable than many other pieces of exercise equipment.
As with any exercise/computer setup, it will take some time to get used to using your computer while pedaling your FitDesk, even slowly. It’s a different position than you’re used to, and the motion of your body makes a difference.
One thing you should not expect from your FitDesk is a heavy duty workout. That’s not what it’s for. If you want a heavy duty workout, you probably aren’t going to attach your laptop to it, as it’s too hard to use a computer when you’re really working out. Serious working out is better done when watching a movie or doing something else which doesn’t involve using your computer much if at all. It’s just too hard to control things when you’re really moving.