The Tunturi Pure F 4.0 Elliptical combines the smooth running action of a front driven cross trainer with a wide range of workout programs specifically designed to help you achieve all types of fitness goals.
This product article aims to provide you with all the information you need to help decide if this is the best cross trainer for your style of training. That includes everything from the design and quality of assembly instructions to the additional workout options provided by the Tunturi training app.
Being a front driven cross trainer, the Tunturi Pure F 4.0 does provide a longer stride length at 19 inches than many of the rear driven designs.
This also helps to create much more space around the running motion as the frame has been designed in such a way that the flywheel sits completely out of the way, underneath the display console.
With so much more space at around the foot plates this also makes it much easier to step on and off the machine.
Equally as important as the smooth running motion of the flywheel is how stable the cross trainer is, even when you are training at high levels of intensity.
The Tunturi Pure F 4.0 features a rail design at the back that the rollers attached to the foot plate support bars can slide along. This makes sure the forwards and backwards motion is as stable as possible.
To prevent any sideways movement in the machine in the case of resting on uneven ground, there are also adjustable support feet spaced around the base sections.
How easy is it to assemble?
Due to the slightly more complex nature of front driven cross trainers compared to rear driven, the Tunturi Pure F 4.0 has a few more assembly steps than designs such as the Pure R 4.0.
These are to cover attaching the rear guide rail that the foot plate supports run along and the extra foot plate bar connection.
The quality and clarity of the instructions remains high across the entire Pure range, with the F 4.0 being no exception.
Each step is shown in a detailed exploded drawing complete with part reference numbers to make it clear which bolts and washers are needed at each point.
Although there are no textual instructions, the 6 pages of detailed drawings combined with the fact that the base and flywheel housing is supplied pre-assembled mean that you can have this cross trainer setup and working in under 40 minutes.
Tunturi Pure F 4.0 – Features Summary
- Flywheel Weight: 7 kg | Rotating Mass: 38 kg
- 19 Inch Stride Length
- Heart Rate Chest Belt: No, option | Heart Rate Hand Sensors: Yes
- Ergometer: Yes, 260W / 60RPM | Power Output: 260W/60RPM | Power Adapter: 9V/1.5A
- Screen: 6″, 2 Colour LCD, iConsole, Compatible with iOS or Android
- Tunturi App: Manual, Programs(12), I-Route, Watt & HR, User(10)
- Languages : 13
- Programmes (Monitor use without tablet): Manual, Beginner(4), Advanced (4), Sporty(4), Watt & HR
Display console design
Similar in design to the display on the Tunturi Pure U 4.0 exercise bike, this has been kept as simple as possible while still providing you with all the options and workout information you need.
Each of the 12 preset workout programmes is displayed in a small graph icon below the graph section on the screen. This helps you easily identify which workout program you are currently using.
In terms of the display itself, this is a 6 inch 2 colour LCD screen which will constantly show your time, speed, distance, calories burned, current workout program and even heart rate.
The few buttons that are still needed have been designed to be subtle yet stylish, with a white button face colour but light blue glow around the edge.
These include all the basic functions such as start and stop, but also two forms of fitness test in the ‘Recovery’ and ‘Body Fat’ buttons.
‘Body Fat’ can be used to provide you with your current BMI, while ‘Recovery’ provides you with a fitness score based on how quickly your heart rate returns to normal after training.
If you do choose to use a tablet to connect to the Tunturi training app then a shelf has also been added to the base of the display console to support your i-Pad.
The Tunturi Pure F 4.0 is supplied with 12 preset training profiles already stored in the training computer. These are split into 3 different categories to cater for a variety of user fitness levels (‘Beginner’, ‘Advance’ and ‘Sporty’).
As well as being based on fitness level, these workout programs have been designed to help you achieve specific training goals.
The ‘Sporty’ programs are based more around the interval style of training to help increase your strength and cardiovascular fitness, while the ‘Beginner’ programs are aimed more towards improving your overall aerobic fitness.
As well as these 12 preset options you can also create up to 10 custom user workouts to suit your specific training style.
The Tunturi training app
As well as being able to use the standard display console to control the resistance and select your workout program, the Tunturi Pure F 4.0 can also be connected to an i-Pad via Bluetooth.
This then gives you access to the Tunturi training app which provides you with a range of new training options as well as the benefit of having a larger, full colour display screen.
If there will be more than one person using this cross trainer in your home then the app will also make it much easier to setup new user profiles. Providing a few basic details means you can then access workout information specific to your user.
As well as all the workout programs you can access from the cross trainer’s display console you will now also have access to the ‘i-Route’ program.
This lets you choose from a range of countries, then select a specific course that you want to run. You then have the option to either view all your workout information or see your progress around the course on a virtual map.
If you setup a user then at the end of your workout you will be given the option to save the workout information, which you can then view and compare against other users and their workouts.
- Frame: 20 Years
- Electronics: 24 Months
- Other Parts: 24 Months (+ 12 Months*)
*Note: You can extend the warranty for parts in home use with an additional 12 months by registering your Tunturi product within 30 days after the purchase date.
Please Note: iPad illustrated is for illustration purposes only and is not included with the purchase
Tunturi Pure F 4.0 Elliptical
The Tunturi Pure F 4.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer has been developed to provide effective cardio workouts for anyone requiring a cross trainer with a longer stride length than the standard 16 inches.
The high overall build quality and range of workout programs, whether you choose to use the Tunturi training app or not, make this cross trainer suitable for people of all fitness levels.
If you like the overall design as well as the workout and user profile options but would prefer a shorter stride length, then it might be worth also taking a look at the Tunturi Pure R 4.0 although this is a rear driven design.
Product weight: 74kg
Product dimensions: 179cm (L) x 71cm (W) x 166cm (H)
User weight limit: 135kg
Update September 2021
This product is no longer available for purchase online. To find current alternatives, please see the recent reviews of Cross Trainers.