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Tunturi Pure R 4.0 Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

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The Tunturi Pure R 4.0 is the first recumbent exercise bike to be added to the Tunturi Pure range.

A fully adjustable seat, workout programs designed for all fitness levels and connectivity to the Tunturi i-Console app are just a few of the features looked at in more detail in the following product article.

Design features

To cater for a variety of different user heights and preferences when it comes to your cycling position, the seat can be adjusted both horizontally and vertically.

Thanks to the large number of different settings on the track the seat slides along, you can really fine tune your distance from the pedals.

This helps to put you in a better position for your natural range of motion when cycling.

To keep you comfortable during your workout, the back rest has been ergonomically designed to allow for a small amount of movement while still providing total back support.

The contours of the thick padded seat have also been added to prevent you from sliding down in the seat while cycling, as well as stimulating blood circulation to the legs.

Another design feature of the Tunturi Pure R 4.0 that will help to keep you in a comfortable position is the addition of the handles.

Tunturi Pure R 4.0 Recumbent Exercise Bike

Each handle has a built-in heart rate hand sensor for when you want to keep track of your heart rate, or if you want to use the ‘Recovery’ feature.

One of the main focuses behind the Pure range of recumbent exercise bikes is on making sure you have an enjoyable workout.

The Tunturi Pure R 4.0 has a small storage area under the seat for any magazines or books you want to read during your workout, while the Bluetooth connectivity gives you access to the Tunturi training app.

Display console design

One of the things that makes the Tunturi Pure range of exercise equipment so unique is its slim profile display consoles.

Despite providing you with an image relating to each of the workout programs, a range of training data and all necessary buttons, this is done in a way that doesn’t look or feel cluttered.

The LCD screen is used to display all the important workout information including speed, distance, time, calories burned, heart rate and training resistance setting.

Tunturi Pure R 4.0 Recumbent Exercise Bike

The number of buttons has been kept to a minimum and although there are no quick select resistance options like with some treadmills, this still allows you to vary the resistance and workout type easily.

There is even a ‘Body Fat’ button for measuring your BMI and a ‘Recovery’ button that acts as a type of fitness test to see how quickly your heart rate recovers after exercise.

Tunturi Pure R 4.0 Recumbent Exercise Bike

Tunturi Pure R 4.0 – Features Summary

  • Flywheel: 7 kg
  • Operating System: Servo Motor
  • Transmission Ratio: 1:9.46
  • Seat Adjustment: Horizontal
  • Heart Rate Hand Sensors: Yes
  • Seat: HQ seat, Mesh Back, back adjustable
  • Ergometer: Yes, 260W / 60RPM
  • Screen: iConsole monitor, Compatible with iOS 5 or Android OS4
  • Tunturi App: Manual, Programs(12), I -Route, Watt & HR, User (10)
  • Programmes (Monitor use without tablet): Manual, Beginner(4), Advanced(4), Sporty(4), Watt & HR
  • Fitness Test: Body fat, BMI, Recovery

Workout programs

The Tunturi Pure R 4.0 comes with 12 preset workout programs for you to choose from, as well as the standard ‘Manual’ training.

This is broken down into 4 workout programs for 3 different training modes; beginner, advanced and sporty.

The beginner range of workouts keeps the training intensity lower but still offers a variety of workouts, from those designed to increase your aerobic capacity to one that’s similar to basic interval training.

The more advanced interval training programs are reserved for the ‘sporty’ selection, where all 4 provide you with different variations of interval workouts.

Interval workouts are designed to keep you training for periods of high intensity, usually interspersed with equal periods of lower intensity for more advanced training.

‘Watt’ mode is also available which lets you workout around a target resistance level.

The Tunturi i-Console app

Although this feature does require you to own a tablet device, it can be an excellent training benefit for those that do.

The Tunturi Pure R 4.0 can connect to your tablet device (iOS or Android) using Bluetooth, after which you can download the app and have access to a wide range of additional training features.

One of the great benefits of the Tunturi app is that you can create custom user profiles on a large, intuitive display. Providing basic details such as your age, height and weight will also make workout information such as ‘calories burned’ much more accurate.

Tunturi Pure R 4.0 i-Console training app

As well as being able to select all the workout programs you have access to from the display console, the app for the Tunturi Pure R 4.0 provides you with an ‘i-Route’ setting.

This lets you choose from one of two countries (France and Italy), then select from the preset training routes.

You can then choose for the screen to show either your progress on a map or detailed workout information.

A summary screen is displayed when you finish your workout showing variations in cycling speed, resistance and heart rate throughout your training.

Warranty Information

  • Frame: 20 Years
  • Electronics: 24 Months
  • Other Parts: 24 Months (+ 12 Months*)

Tunturi Pure R 4.0

The Tunturi Pure R 4.0 Recumbent Exercise Bike is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a low impact workout for either rehabilitation or general cardio.

The low instep and adjustable seat and back rest positions make this well suited to a range of different heights and body types, together with effective and unique workout programs for all levels of fitness.

Although the weight of recumbent exercise bikes is often more than upright bikes, the addition of wheels to the back support bar helps make it easier to move if needed.

Product dimensions: 176cm (L) x 66cm (W) x 125cm (H)
Product weight: 63kg
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 Exercise Bikes.

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