Is the Cubii Worth It? A Personal Trainer's Honest Review (2022)

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Over the past two years, working out from home has become increasingly popular. As a result, the number of home exercise equipment options has exploded.

The Cubii elliptical is a relatively new product that offers an aerobic workout from the comfort of your desk, couch, or chair.

The Cubii is owned by Fitness Cubed, Inc. — a Chicago-based company that’s hoping to change how the world thinks about fitness.

According to CEO Arnav Dalmia, the company’s mission is to make staying active a way of life — not just a daily commitment to going to the gym.

As the company’s flagship product, the Cubii under-desk elliptical is designed to make exercise more accessible, regardless of your physical ability, age, or lifestyle.

The brand currently offers four under-desk elliptical models ranging in price, specifications, and features.

This article provides a critical and firsthand review of the Cubii under-desk elliptical products, including their ease of use, user experience, product design, and effectiveness as a workout tool.

Pros

  • convenient size
  • smooth, quiet operation
  • ergonomic design
  • easy to assemble
  • appropriate for all fitness levels
  • workout classes available on the Cubii Studio+ app
  • Bluetooth connectivity available with the Cubii JR2+ model

Cons

  • cost may be expensive for some budgets
  • limited joints and muscles involved in the motion
  • doesn’t provide the benefits of weight bearing exercises
  • insufficient intensity for drastic changes to your fitness level
  • workout can get tedious after 30 minutes of pedaling
  • unlikely to be effective for serious improvements to body composition, muscle mass, or strength

The Cubii is an elliptical-style machine designed to fit under your desk and operated by pedaling with your feet. According to the Cubii website, the Cubii should only be used while you’re sitting down.

There are currently four models available, including:

  • the Cubii JR1
  • the Cubii JR2
  • the Cubii JR2+
  • the Cubii Go

Each model is compact and easily fits under most desks.

The pedaling motion of the Cubii is similar to that of a traditional elliptical machine. However, as the primary motion involves pushing with your feet and ankles, pedaling requires a much smaller range of motion at your knees and hip joints.

Cubii Studio+

All Cubii devices include access to the company’s Cubii Studio+ companion app for your smartphone.

The Cubii Studio+ includes a range of pre-made workout programs, the ability to track your workouts, and the option to attend live workout classes. Keep in mind that some classes will also use equipment like a resistance band or dumbbells in addition to a Cubii elliptical.

Classes range in duration from 10 to 30 minutes, and class types include cardio, flexibility, strength, and mind-body workouts. The Cubii Studio+ subscription costs $7.99 per month or $74.99 for an annual subscription.

The Cubii product line currently includes four models, which are available directly through the company’s website.

While only the Cubii JR2+ offers Bluetooth capabilities, all of the devices include access to the Cubii Studio+ app. All Cubii models come with a 1-year warranty and can be returned for free within the first 30 days.

The company currently delivers to the United States and Canada, with free shipping available on orders over $49 to locations within the contiguous United States.

Here’s a closer look at the specs and features of each model.

Cubii JR1

Price: $269

The Cubii JR1 is the company’s original under-desk elliptical model.

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Its straightforward design features a black body with two pedals and either aqua or purple flywheel.

The JR1 offers eight resistance levels, allowing you to match the intensity to your current fitness level and phase of your workout, such as a warmup or a more intense portion of your training session.

Depending on the intensity level, the company claims that the Cubii JR1 can burn up to 150 calories an hour, though the number of calories burned will vary by person and workout session.

The device also includes an easy-to-read LCD to keep you abreast of your progress during a workout, allowing you to track performance metrics, such as:

  • calories burned
  • distance traveled
  • rotations per minute
  • active time

The Cubii JR1 is fairly portable with a built-in handle on the frame. It also features an ergonomic design that readily fits under a desk, table, or in front of your couch.

It’s also fairly quiet, so you can use the machine without getting distracted by the sound of a fan or wheel.

Additional features include:

  • free 7-day premium subscription to the Cubii Studio+ app
  • display batteries
  • nonslip workout mat
  • wheel stoppers for your office chair

The retail price of the Cubii JR1 is $269, but it’s currently on sale for $189.

Cubii JR1 at a glance

Dimensions: 23 × 17.5 × 10 inches (58.4 × 44.5 × 25.4 centimeters)

Weight: 27 pounds (12.3 kg)

Features: 8 resistance levels, LCD screen, comes with workout mat and wheel stoppers

Pros:

  • lower price
  • includes everything needed to get started exercising
  • multiple color options

Cons:

  • flywheel does not have the smoothest function
  • no Bluetooth capability
  • heavier and more awkward than newer models

Cubii JR2

Price: $279

The Cubii JR2 includes the same features as the JR1, but with a few upgrades.

One of the most significant improvements over the JR1 is the JR2’s ZeroGravitii Flywheel, which provides an even smoother and quieter workout experience.

It’s also the only Cubii model that includes adjustable foot straps, which significantly improve the experience of pedaling on the elliptical.

As with the JR1, the Cubii JR2 includes an LCD, batteries, a nonslip workout mat, and a 7-day subscription to the Cubii Studio+ premium app.

However, the attachable ChairLock included in the JR2 is a slight upgrade from the wheel stoppers provided with the JR1, making it even easier to stop your office chair from rolling.

The Cubii JR2 features a black frame with neon green coloring on the flywheel.

Finally, the JR2 is 25% lighter than the JR1. It’s also roughly 10% more compact.

The retail price of the Cubii JR2 is $279, though it’s currently on sale for $199.

Cubii JR2 at a glance

Dimensions: 22.2 × 11.8 × 11.6 in. (56.4 × 30 × 29.5 cm)

Weight: 18.9 lbs. (8.6 kg)

Features: 8 resistance levels, LCD screen, adjustable foot straps, comes with workout mat and ChairLock

Pros:

  • lightweight and compact
  • securely attaches via ChairLock
  • ZeroGravitii Flywheel offers smoother and quieter operation

Cons:

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  • less durable than sturdier models
  • no Bluetooth capability
  • only one color choice

Cubii JR2+

Price: $299

The Cubii JR2+ is the most advanced and expensive model in the Cubii under-desk elliptical lineup.

In terms of design, the JR2+ is ergonomically different than the other models, as it’s smaller and features pedals with rubberized padding, though it doesn’t come with foot straps.

Another major difference is that the JR2+ is the only model that offers Bluetooth connectivity for syncing your data with fitness apps, including the Cubii Studio+. It also syncs with the Apple Watch, Fitbit, and Healthkit.

The Cubii JR2+ is available in aqua color only.

Cubii JR2+ at a glance

Dimensions: 22 x 11.5 x 11.5 in. (55.9 x 29.2 x 29.2 cm)

Weight: < 20lbs. (9 kg)

Features: 8 resistance levels, LCD screen, Bluetooth, comes with attachable wheel cup

Pros:

  • combines durability and portability
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • smooth design

Cons:

  • expensive
  • only one color option

Cubii Go

Price: $299

The Cubii Go stands out from the other Cubii models, as it’s ready to use out of the box — no assembly required.

It’s also equipped with the largest ZeroGravitii flywheel, allowing for the smoothest operation possible.

Another notable difference is the backlit LCD, which allows you to easily view your workout metrics in low-light settings, such as under a desk.

Unlike the separate stoppers included with the JR models, the Go comes with a built-in office chair wheel cup.

The Cubii Go features a gray body with an orange flywheel, and it has a retractable handle for increased portability.

It’s also roughly 25% lighter than the JR1 model.

Cubii Go at a glance

Dimensions: 24.5 × 17.5 × 9 in. (62.2 × 44.5 × 23 cm)

Weight: 19.4 lbs. (8.8 kg)

Features: 8 resistance levels, backlit LCD screen, retractable handle, wheels, built-in wheel cup

Pros:

  • lightweight
  • extremely portable
  • smooth ZeroGravitii Flywheel

Cons:

  • no Bluetooth connectivity
  • high price for value
  • only one color option

Additional Cubii products

Cubii also plans to release a TotalBody+ elliptical that features built-in resistance bands, so you can work your upper body while you pedal.

In addition to the under-desk ellipticals, the Cubii website offers several accessories, such as:

  • Studio+ Premium Subscription
  • Getting Started reference cards
  • Comfii Fit workout Tees
  • Squishii grip strengthener bundle
  • dumbbell bundle
  • hand weight bundle
  • Cushii lumbar cushion
  • pedal straps
  • Cubii workout mat

Replacement pedals and LCDs are also available for purchase online.

My experience trying the Cubii JR2

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To provide an honest and firsthand review of the under-desk elliptical, Cubed Fitness agreed to send over a Cubii JR2 for me to try.

Assembly and setup

Assembling the device was fairly straightforward and took less than 10 minutes, though you do need a screwdriver to install the pedals.

As promised, the Cubii easily fit under my desk, and the chair stopper prevented my chair from rolling away.

Using the device

When it came time to actually use the device, I was impressed by the smoothness of the elliptical motion and how quietly the flywheel operates.

My only gripe was the short range of motion, as after 15 minutes, my legs felt the urge to move through a less restricted range of motion like you would on a traditional elliptical machine.

However, this is unavoidable because the Cubii is designed to be operated while sitting.

After pedaling for roughly 45 minutes at level 6, the display stated that I had burned 98 calories.

Overall experience

While the Cubii was relatively easy to use while working at the desk, it became distracting during tasks that required a level of focus.

The machine is probably better suited to being used while watching TV. However, you could get easily distracted by your show and stop pedaling, which of course would reduce your calorie burn.

I also found it difficult to get a substantial increase in my heart rate while using the Cubii, though this will vary depending on your fitness level.

Nevertheless, this does suggest that drastic improvements in aerobic endurance are unlikely with the Cubii.

Furthermore, although the Cubii operates surprisingly smoothly, I found it tedious and mentally difficult to pedal beyond 30 minutes.

This is a major downside, as you’d need to use the machine for longer periods of time to burn a higher number of calories.

Finally, compared with resistance training or jogging, the Cubii doesn’t stimulate the muscles in your lower body to any significant degree, making it unlikely to cause noticeable gains in muscle or drastic cardiovascular adaptations.

You may be wondering whether the Cubii is ultimately an effective way to exercise.

Unfortunately, Cubii products don’t live up to the hype of being a convenient and efficient way to get fit.

While it’s true that using the Cubii does burn calories, which can support weight loss, the overall number of calories burned is likely insufficient for any real change in body composition.

Cubii claims to burn up to 150 calories per hour with nonstop use. Compared with other mainstream forms of exercise like weight training, jogging, or interval training, this is less than half of what you would expect to burn doing any of the aforementioned activities (1).

Plus, many snack foods easily contain more than 150 calories per serving. Therefore, without a focus on nutritional intervention, even burning those extra calories can easily be offset by a few handfuls of nuts or a bag of chips.

Of course, there’s more to fitness than just burning calories.

Unfortunately, Cubii fails to stack up in those departments as well.

Improving your cardiovascular fitness requires sustaining an elevated heart rate for a given amount of time. However, at least from my experience, the Cubii doesn’t provide enough intensity to cause a meaningful increase in heart rate.

Furthermore, if you’ve performed moderate or intense exercise, you can attest to how difficult it would be to get office work done while sweating and breathing hard.

Another downside of the Cubii is the lack of weight bearing inherent in this exercise modality.

Research suggests that weight-bearing exercises, including traditional weight training, jogging, and walking, can improve bone mineral density, which is a vital health marker when it comes to aging (2).

This lack of weight bearing means the Cubii falls short of providing many of the benefits associated with other forms of exercise.

Potential benefits

However, there are some positive aspects of using the Cubii.

For example, if you don’t find the pedaling motion distracting, using the Cubii will allow you to burn more calories than you would sitting at your desk.

Similarly, if you tend to fidget or get restless, the Cubii could help you get the wiggles out while working or watching a movie.

Plus, several of the classes offered on the Cubii Studio+ app also use dumbbells or a resistance band, which may help make using the Cubii more of a full-body workout.

Additionally, when combined with a nutrition plan from a healthcare professional, the extra calorie burn could help you lose weight over time.

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Finally, the Cubii could also be a good alternative if you’re unable to bear weight or perform other forms of exercise.

For example, if you have knee issues that make weight bearing difficult, the Cubii might be a good way to get some lower body movement without stressing your joints.

Additionally, if you can’t go outside and have no indoor workout area, using the Cubii could be a viable option.

If you think Cubii workouts may be a good fit for your goals and needs, you should still consult your healthcare professional before beginning an exercise program.

Overall, you should not rely on the Cubii as a primary method of exercise, though it may still be worth purchasing under certain circumstances.

For example, if you’re looking for a small boost to your calorie burn, don’t mind using an elliptical while working, or are unable to do other forms of exercise, the Cubii may be worth considering.

Additionally, the Cubii is a good option if you like to fidget while sitting or want to move while you work.

However, if your fitness goals include improved bone health, muscle building, weight loss, or major aerobic gains, the Cubii is unlikely to deliver what you need.

When it comes to alternatives to the Cubii products, there are a number of options on the market. Here’s a quick look at how the Cubii JR2+ compares to the DeskCycle2 and FlexiSpot All-in-One Desk Bike.

PriceDimensionsWeightKey features
Cubii JR2+$29922 x 11.5 x 11.5 in. (55.9 x 29.2 x 29.2 cm)< 20lbs. (9 kg)• elliptical movement
• under-desk position
• 8 resistance levels
• Bluetooth
• works with Cubii Studio+ and other apps
DeskCycle 2$147.9910.2 x 24 x 20.1 in (26 x 61 x 51 cm)23 lbs. (10.4 kg)• cycling movement
• under-desk position
• can pedal forward and backward
• built-in straps
• 8 resistance levels
FlexiSpot All-in-One Desk Bike$409.9937.6 x 22.8 x 48.4 in. (95.5 x 57.9 x 122.9 cm) at max height51 lbs. (23 kg)• cycling movement
• option to include a desktop
• wheels
• 300-lb. (136.1-kg max weight capacity)
• 8 resistance levels

The DeskCycle 2 offers a similarly small, lightweight profile that fits right under your desk like the Cubii ellipticals, but the range of motion on the pedals is wider, and you can pedal both forward and backward. The pedals also come with built-in straps.

If you want something closer to a stationary bike, you may want to check out the FlexiSpot All-in-One Desk Bike, which is essentially a small stationary bike that can be set up in front of a desk. You can also opt for a built-in desktop for an additional fee. It offers a larger range of motion than both the Cubii ellipticals and the DeskCycle.

While all three options have 8 resistance levels, only the Cubii JR2+ offers Bluetooth integration.

Is the Cubii as good as walking?

Working out on the Cubii does not provide the same benefits as walking. For example, you’re not bearing your own weight when you use the Cubii, so your muscle and joints aren’t challenged to the same degree as they would be during walking.

That said, using a Cubii elliptical or similar device may help increase overall physical activity levels, especially during otherwise sedentary activities like watching TV (3).

What muscles does the Cubii work?

The Cubii mimics the movement of a regular elliptical trainer without the upper body component. That said, the Cubii won’t work the glutes, hamstrings, and quads as much as a regular elliptical does because it can only be used while you’re seated.

Due to the angle at which your legs and feet fit into the pedals, the Cubii will primarily engage the muscles in your lower legs like your calves and tibialis anterior, which is the muscle that runs along your shin.

Is the Cubii good for older adults?

While using the Cubii can be a good way for older adults to get some movement in their daily routine, it should not be considered a replacement for a structured, comprehensive workout program that includes other components like resistance training, flexibility, and balance exercises (4).

With four models to choose from, the Cubii under-desk ellipticals are designed to provide an efficient way to burn calories without getting up from the couch.

However, as the machine has a limited range of motion and may not provide enough intensity, you’re unlikely to notice any meaningful improvements in your overall fitness.

Therefore, if you’re looking to gain muscle, improve your aerobic conditioning, or burn a significant number of calories, you’re better off purchasing a traditional elliptical machine.

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Nevertheless, if the benefits of the Cubii are in line with your goals and you can afford to purchase the device, it’s worth giving the Cubii a try.

FAQs

Is Cubii as good as walking? ›

Cubii is a low-intensity exercise machine, so it does burn calories. Any type of movement burns calories. Even walking is an effective way to burn calories.

Is Cubii JR good for seniors? ›

If you're looking to get some movement in during the workday or are a senior with balance issues, the Cubii JR could be an excellent low-impact exercise choice for you.

Does Cubii have any benefits? ›

When you pedal forward, the Cubii will target your glutes, quads, and hip flexors. Pedaling backward targets your hamstrings and calves. The Cubii even works into the core and lower back muscles, if you maintain an upright seated position while using it.

Is the Cubii good for knee pain? ›

Cubii is the first, smart under-desk elliptical, and it's great for both general fitness and physical therapy for injuries to the knees, ankles or hips.

How long should you use the Cubii? ›

We recommend starting off slow (between 5-20 minutes a day) being careful not to overdo it. As you continue to use the Cubii, you may find that your strength and endurance will increase, making it easier to go for longer and at higher resistance levels.

Does the Cubii help leg circulation? ›

You can save $70 on the Cubii Pro under-desk elliptical machine, down to $279 during Amazon's one-day sale. This compact elliptical is designed to help you exercise while seated, so you can stay active and boost leg circulation at work or while watching TV.

What is the difference between the Cubii and Cubii Jr? ›

When you look at images of these two models, you will not be able to tell the difference, because there isn't one. The only difference are the two colors available, that for the Cubii Jr are Aqua and Royal Blue.

Is there a cheaper alternative to Cubii? ›

If you're looking for something similar to the Cubii Jr. but a little less expensive, there's also this Sunny Health elliptical. It uses a belt drive with magnetic resistance to keep it moving efficiently and quietly.

What muscles does the Cubii work? ›

According to the designers, the Cubii exercises the glutes, quadriceps, and hip flexors when pedaling forward and the hamstrings and calves when peddling backward. If maintaining a proper upright seated position when operating the device, the Cubii may work on the core and lower back muscles.

Does the Cubii increase your heart rate? ›

Cubii isn't designed to be a strenuous exercise machine. It's meant to help you get in more movement during the day while you would otherwise just be sitting at your desk. It does increase your heart rate while you are using it.

Is a seated elliptical worth it? ›

An under-desk elliptical can be a great way to get some extra movement during your day, especially if you typically spend hours working at a desk. However, because you use the machine while seated, you will not get the same benefits you would by using a traditional standing elliptical with upper body handles.

How many steps on a Cubii equals a mile? ›

The new distance calculation will measure 1 mile as 5200 strides, and will be reflected in the Cubii App, as well on the Elliptical display screen beginning October 2020.

Is the Cubii noisy? ›

Cubii is designed to be whisper quiet and can be compared to nothing more than white noise or a small desk fan.

What is the price of the Cubii exercise machine? ›

Bundle List Price:$367.99
Bundle Price:$332.98
You Save:$35.01 ($21.00 less than buying separately)

Does Cubii count steps? ›

Cubii's algorithm converts strides to steps and gives Fitbit users a more comprehensive view of their fitness activity, Cubii says.

Can you pedal backwards on a Cubii? ›

Yes, you can pedal backwards on the Cubii.

How do I keep my Cubii from sliding? ›

Also, instead of pedaling extremely hard on a low resistance setting, which can cause the Cubii to slip, try increasing the resistance level and then pedaling at a slower pace. This will prevent the Cubii from moving around while you pedal.

Does the Cubii need oiling? ›

Please lubricate the Cubii by applying WD40 or vegetable oil to the areas indicated by the red arrows in photo below.

What is the newest Cubii? ›

NEW Cubii Total Body+ under-desk seated elliptical coming soon! Be the first to know when it's available. Lightweight and designed for portability, this compact seated elliptical includes a retractable handle and built-in wheels to easily move from room to room.

What is the difference in Cubii JR1 and 2? ›

The Cubii JR2 includes the same features as the JR1, but with a few upgrades. It's also the only Cubii model that includes adjustable foot straps, which significantly improve the experience of pedaling on the elliptical.

Are pedal exercisers worth it? ›

Pedal exercisers use the pedal mechanism to help strengthen your legs and arms. They are a great way to improve heart fitness and a really great way to improve joint health for those with knee pain and knee arthritis. I often advise my patients to do this kind of exercise daily.

Does Cubii need batteries? ›

The Cubii Go uses two 1.5V LR03 Alkaline AAA batteries to power its monitor. The Cubii Pro runs on a lithium ion battery. If you need a replacement battery for the Pro, please contact us at 844-282-4401 or email us at support@mycubii.com. Was this article helpful?

Are mini ellipticals effective? ›

Not only do portable elliptical machines reduce the impact on your lower body, but they can provide a great – sometimes better – overall cardio workout. A basic elliptical will help tone your calves, quads, and hamstrings while improving your cardiovascular performance.

How many calories do you burn with Cubii? ›

It took about two hours of pedaling per day, which honestly felt like too much. I lowered my goal to 200 and with intermittent use on level four or five resistance, I now usually land somewhere around 150-200 calories burned each day with an hour or so of pedaling time. I don't use it every single day, but close to it.

Can you lose weight with seated elliptical? ›

They Aren't the Most Effective Tool to Lose Weight

You do get somewhat of a calorie burn while using an underdesk elliptical, but it's a small number. On average, users will burn 150 calories an hour – a slow burn, Alexander says.

Does elliptical help with belly fat? ›

Can the elliptical help with belly fat? Elliptical machines are designed for cardiovascular or aerobic workouts. Many people use the elliptical to increase their heart rate, burn calories, and lose body fat. While aerobic exercise can aid weight loss, it's not a magical cure for belly fat.

Is the elliptical good for knees? ›

Studies show low-impact cardio workouts, like on elliptical machines, or these, can increase blood flow to knee cartilage and strengthen the muscles around the knee. This helps keep your knee joints healthy, particularly if you suffer from arthritic knees.

Where is Cubii made? ›

The Cubii is American designed and manufactured in China.

How do I start Cubii? ›

How To Set Up Your Cubii - YouTube

Are compact ellipticals worth it? ›

Yes, compact ellipticals are an excellent way to get a low-impact, full-body workout in, regardless of your fitness level. An elliptical can be an excellent piece of exercise equipment for home use, because it gives the user a total body workout without leaving their home.

What is the best pedal exerciser for seniors? ›

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  • Vaunn Medical Folding Pedal Exerciser for Legs and Arms.
  • Hausse Folding Exercise Peddler Portable Pedal Exerciser.
  • Platinum Fitness Fit Sit Deluxe Folding Pedal Exerciser Leg Machine.
  • MOMODA Medical Exercise Bike Foot Peddler for Leg and Arm Recovery.

What is the best seated elliptical machine? ›

Learn more here.
  • Best for nonslip pedals: Sunny Health & Fitness Magnetic Under-Desk Elliptical. ...
  • Best for upper body training: Stamina InMotion Compact Elliptical. ...
  • Best for a budget: Ativafit Under-Desk Elliptical Bike. ...
  • Best for a silent elliptical: Cubii Pro Seated Under-Desk Elliptical Machine.
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Which is better under-desk elliptical or treadmill? ›

If you don't like exercise, the under-the-desk elliptical may be a great option. Moderate exercisers may prefer a bike. And if you are already active and love cardio, Gore says the treadmill can give you a bigger challenge overall.

How many miles is 10000 steps? ›

How many steps in a mile? An average person has a stride length of approximately 2.1 to 2.5 feet. That means that it takes over 2,000 steps to walk one mile and 10,000 steps would be almost 5 miles.

How many steps are in 60 minutes of walking? ›

Since cadences were only measured for 3 MET (slow) and 5 MET (fast) walks, 122 steps/min is a mid-way estimate for a 4 MET walk. This produces an estimate of 3,660 steps in 30 minutes and 7,320 steps in 60 minutes.

How many steps is 40 minutes of walking? ›

appears to be about 4000 to 6000 steps," says Rob Arthur, CSCS. If you're walking at a brisk pace of about 100 steps per minute, that translates to around 40 to 60 minutes of walking per day.

How much does a Cubii weigh? ›

At just under 28 lbs, it is on the heavier side, but there is a convenient built-in handle for moving the unit out of the way when you're done using it. The Cubii's weight feels evenly distributed throughout the frame, so it is stable when carried and won't tip easily.

How heavy is the Cubii jr1? ›

Unfortunately, the Cubii is about 28lbs and doesn't arrive fully assembled.

Where is serial number on Cubii Jr? ›

When you register your Cubii for warranty, or submit a request for support, we will need to know your Cubii's serial number. The serial number for your Cubii: Is located underneath your unit or on one of the narrow sides of the original box it was shipped in.

Is the Cubii good for seniors? ›

We believe that Cubii is likely to be a good option for seniors, because it's a low-impact and low-intensity form of exercise. Seniors are more sedentary on average than younger people, and the Cubii can help them be active for more hours of the day, even when sitting on the couch.

Does Cubii go Bluetooth? ›

Cubii Go is designed to move with you. The retractable handle and built-in wheels are made to easily roll from room to room and couch to table to desk to your favorite place to sit.
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Included with your Go: batteries for display.
Cubii JR2
DisplayLCD
BluetoothNo
Cubii AppYes
Syncs with FitbitYes
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Does Cubii have a motor? ›

A: The Cubii is not motorized and is self-pedaled. There are 8 different levels of resistance, perfect for any strength/ability level.

What muscles does the Cubii work? ›

According to the designers, the Cubii exercises the glutes, quadriceps, and hip flexors when pedaling forward and the hamstrings and calves when peddling backward. If maintaining a proper upright seated position when operating the device, the Cubii may work on the core and lower back muscles.

Does Under desk elliptical count as steps? ›

If you're the kind of person who's religious about hitting your step goals on Fitbit and have been avoiding the bike and elliptical, Chicago-based Cubii wants you to know that your steps still count on its under-desk elliptical device.

Are seated ellipticals effective? ›

A 2020 study notes that seated elliptical machines can be beneficial for older adults as they can reduce sedentary behavior. Elliptical trainers offer low impact exercise because the feet stay on the pedals as a person moves them, and these movements do not place much stress on the legs.

Is there a cheaper alternative to Cubii? ›

If you're looking for something similar to the Cubii Jr. but a little less expensive, there's also this Sunny Health elliptical. It uses a belt drive with magnetic resistance to keep it moving efficiently and quietly.

What is the difference between the Cubii and Cubii Jr? ›

When you look at images of these two models, you will not be able to tell the difference, because there isn't one. The only difference are the two colors available, that for the Cubii Jr are Aqua and Royal Blue.

How much weight can you lose with Cubii? ›

How Many Calories Can You Burn with a Cubii? You can burn up to 150 calories an hour using a Cubii because it keeps your legs moving while you are sitting down watching TV or working. That's a pretty good burn rate for something you do while you are working!

How far is a mile on Cubii? ›

If your display shows a mile as 2,500 strides then you have old/original display. In October 2020 the mile for the JR 1 was updated to match the Cubii Pro. So now a mile is 2,600 steps or 5,200 strides.

How many Cubii strides equal a mile? ›

It's about 3200 strides for a kilometre and about 5100 for a mile. M Murphy see less The Cubii is easily switched between miles and kilometers.

How long is a stride on Cubii? ›

When pedaling the Cubii, your feet move approximately 12.25 inches horizontally for each full cycle of the pedals, so each foot (both left and right) has its own stride length of 6.125 inches.

Are compact ellipticals worth it? ›

Yes, compact ellipticals are an excellent way to get a low-impact, full-body workout in, regardless of your fitness level. An elliptical can be an excellent piece of exercise equipment for home use, because it gives the user a total body workout without leaving their home.

What muscles do seated ellipticals work? ›

When done correctly, the elliptical can target your glutes, hamstrings, quads, chest, back, biceps, triceps, and core muscles.

What is the best pedal exerciser for seniors? ›

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  • Vaunn Medical Folding Pedal Exerciser for Legs and Arms.
  • Hausse Folding Exercise Peddler Portable Pedal Exerciser.
  • Platinum Fitness Fit Sit Deluxe Folding Pedal Exerciser Leg Machine.
  • MOMODA Medical Exercise Bike Foot Peddler for Leg and Arm Recovery.

Are under-desk exercisers worth it? ›

The bottom line: More movement in your day, however you get it, is always going to be better than sitting still. But relying on under-desk equipment to “exercise” while you work is likely not the best way to go, for your body or your budget.

Are under-desk exercise machines worth it? ›

An under-desk elliptical can be a great way to get some extra movement during your day, especially if you typically spend hours working at a desk. However, because you use the machine while seated, you will not get the same benefits you would by using a traditional standing elliptical with upper body handles.

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