Teeter FitSpine X3 – The Teeter FitSpine X3 Inversion Table is one of the best inversion tables you find out on the inversion table market. It’s the only inversion table that has been FDA registered as a medical device. I do have a lot of experience when it comes to inversion tables. I have been dealing with chronic back pain for years and still do today. I have had the opportunity to test several inversion tables along with owning my own. The Teeter FitSpine X3 is by far one the best if not the best inversion table.
Teeter inversion tables across the board do come with a higher price tag but they are worth every single penny! In the following review I give you a deeper look into the Teeter Fitspine X3. Then I follow it up with an comparison of the Teeter Fitspine X3 to the Teeter Fitspine X1.
The Teeter FitSpine X3 Design
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The Teeter FitSpine x3 architecture and design is modern looking. Its features are engineered and are clearly distinctive to the Teeter brand. When this inversion table is placed side by side with any other inversion table it clearly stands out.
The dimensions of the inversion table are 58” x 28.8” x 60.5” and weigh about 70 pounds. A slight drawback for some is the heavy-duty build of the Teeter FitSpine x3. This can sometimes make it difficult if you need to move or store it once it’s assembled. On the other hand, you know it’s well built and will start falling apart after a year like some of the other inversion tables out on the market.
The Teeter FitSpine X3 architecture and design are modern looking. Its features are engineered and are clearly distinctive to the Teeter brand. When this inversion table is placed side by side with any other inversion table it clearly stands out.
The dimensions of the inversion table are 58” x 28.8” x 60.5” and weigh about 70 pounds. A slight drawback for some is the heavy-duty build of the Teeter FitSpine X3. This can sometimes make it difficult if you need to move or store it once it’s assembled. On the other hand, you know it’s well built and will start falling apart after a year like some of the other inversion tables out on the market.
One of the better features is the fact it comes without a long assembly process. I am a big fan of this as I do not like putting things together. Most inversion tables will arrive with the majority of it needing to be assembled. This inversion comes 85 percent pre-assembled and it’s wonderful! From there, all that you need to do is click together some components and then attach the handles. That’s it, you are ready to invert.
The Teeter FitSpine X3 additionally includes an instructional DVD along with an assembly app to make sure what little assembly there is goes fast and is as easy as possible. This model has been coming with Instructions for the other models. If you do decide to purchase one of these inversion tables I wanted to let you know so you do not get confused when it arrives.
Quality was the main theme when this inversion table was being designed. It has been certified from the Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) for its notable safety and quality. Many areas of this product use heavy-gauge steel parts for improving durability and longevity.
The fact that steel is being used throughout does add weight to the table. But this product is built for the long run. That’s a small sacrifice for unsurpassed durability.
Your ankles are completely supported by ergo-embrace straps. They totally surround your ankles with efficiency to help distribute the weight more effectively. This adds comfort and at the same time makes it safer.
It has an adjustable platform close to the feet that can be altered according to your foot size. This adds additional ankle comfort and support.
The Teeter Fitspine X3 works the best for people with heights between 4′ 8” and 6′ 6” tall. The weight capacity of this table is 300 pounds. As you can see this can accommodate a very wide range of people. Not all inversion tables are this accommodating to such a wide range of people.
When you invert with the Teeter Fitspine X3 is more comfortable and beneficial than most of the other tables. A decompression surface is used with the X3 to allow for increased body slide during inversion. You can also increase your stretching by using the grip and stretch handholds.
The bed has an 8-point suspension system built into it which will flex with your body when you are inverting. This suspension system will improve the decompression rates and help to alleviate your back pain.
This Teeter FitSpine X3 is specifically designed for easy storage. When you are not using it you can simply fold it. Because of its heavy-duty build and large dimensions, the added weight can make it more difficult to properly store. In particular, elderly people may not be capable of safely moving this 70-pound inversion table. However, it can still be folded up with ease by anyone.
The Teeter Hang Ups brand is backed by 3 decades of experience engineering inversion table products. Having this experience has evolved into an in-depth understanding of the necessary safety features. Those features include specially designed bearings, cam locks, and auto-locking hinges. Teeter guarantees that these features will work efficiently and without endangering the user. The UL safety certification and the FDA approval both back that up.
Additional Teeter FitSpine X3 Features
The Teeter FitSpine X3 Inversion Table is a feature-rich product. In addition to its safety and design features, there is an EZ-Angle Tether, acupressure nodes, along with traction handles. Pressure point relief is provided by the acupressure nodes at specific spots along your back.
In addition, there is a free Teeter Mobile App download that lets you track your sessions, look at chart statistics, tips, and contact support.
The Teeter FitSpine X3 also includes their “free double warranty” that pushes the warranty out to 10 years. Keep in mind, this is only available if you purchase the product in full rather than with the trial or financing program. Otherwise, you will get their standard 5-year warranty along with the option of returning the product within 30 days of purchase. Teeters’s standard warranty is more than triple the other inversion tables on the market!
Keep in Mind
An inversion table really is a great tool for curbing back pain. The Teeter Fitspine X3 is the only inversion table you will find that is registered with the FDA as a 501(k) medical device for sciatica, muscle spasms, muscle tension, back pain and a variety of other back-related conditions.
People will often feel relief within as little as 30 days. That is more for sustained relief. Many people, like myself, will often feel immediate pain relief during and right after using the inversion table.
Always make sure you consult with a medical professional or your doctor prior to using an inversion. If you have pre-existing conditions like heart problems, high blood pressure, and glaucoma? Inversion therapy is often not recommended if you have any of those conditions. However, that is why its crucial to consult with your doctor or a medical professional first.
- It is UL certified and FDA approved.
- Has a customizable pressure point system built-in.
- Ships with 85 percent of it pre-assembled.
- Built with heavy-duty steel to ensure durability every time.
- It’s not easily moved once it is assembled due to weight and size. But you never have to worry about it tipping over when you are using it.
- If you purchase this product through financing you will not get the full 10-year extended warranty. Honestly, though that only makes sense if you really think about it.
TheTeeter FitSpine X3 Inversion Table is one of the best inversion tables you will ever find. Always make sure you consult with a medical professional or your doctor before using an inversion table. Especially, if you suffer from a heart condition, have high pressure or glaucoma.
Teeter FitSpine X3 vs X1
I have had some people write to me and ask what the differences were between the x3 and x1. They were considering upgrading.
Both the X3 and X1 inversion tables have the FlexTech Backrest which is very comfortable to lie on. The FlexTech Backrest has built-in handgrips that are great to grab onto if you want to stretch out your upper back and the sides. This is a feature you do not see very often with a lot of other inversion tables.
Both of these models come with the acupressure nodes, which are e for pressure point relief. They made the acupressure nodes very easy to install. You simply, pop them in. They are just as easy to uninstall from the backrest so you can put them wherever you need them. I am not a big fan of them so I remove them altogether.
If you have specific tight knots under your shoulder blades or on other areas of your back, the acupressure nodes will do a great job in those areas. They have different colored acupressure nodes that vary in height and intensity.
Another feature that both the Teeter FitSpine X3 and X1 share is the lumbar bridge specifically made for your lower back. The lumbar bridge can be attached to the backrest, and it fits perfectly under your lower back and can give you more stretch if you need it. It’s well designed and customizable.
It’s simple to adjust how far back you will rotate with the tether strap on these Teeter inversion tables. But there are some differences between these models.
The Teeter Fitspine X3 Inversion Table has the EZ-Angle Tether Strap that has the preset marks sewn right into the strap itself. The purpose of these marks is for indicating the inversion angles. Those angles are 20, 40, and 60 degrees. They have color-coded those marks for each angle.
When you set the preset marks on the Teeter Fitspine X3, you also have a good idea of where to set the strap if you want to invert at a specific angle.
When it comes to the X1 it does not come with the EZ-Angle Tether Strap but it does have a standard strap. This means that there are no preset inversion angle marks. The standard strap does not have markings and that can make finding a precise angle more challenging.
The best part about the EZ-Angle Tether Strap is that you are never limited to the preset angles like you would be with other inversion tables that use the pushpin type of mechanism. The pushpin type limits you to inverting angles of like 10, 25, 45 degrees, and so on. All Teeter inversion tables give you the option to set the angle anywhere you want with the strap.
For me, having unlimited inversion angles is a must. Everyone will use an inversion table at different rates and the Teeter Inversion Tables can accommodate that. Compared to the other inversion tables on the market where you are stuck using those presets. Going from 10 to 25 degrees can be a big deal if you just had surgery or are getting over a recent slip and fall.
Adjusting the user height on the Teeter Fitspine X3 and X1 is very simple with the height markers located on the main shaft. Just choose the height that matches yours and you can get started from there.
You want to make sure you can move in and out of rotation using arm movements. Another consideration is depending on your body type, you might need to set the height on the main shaft at a lower or higher height. This is okay even if it does not match your actual height.
Ankle Locking System
Let’s face it, everyone would want to feel secure when you are hanging upside down. The FitSpine inversion tables come with an ankle locking mechanism. It consists of a locking/release handle and the footbed which is what you step into, and the ankle cushions.
Both the X3 and X1 come with the adjustable height footbed, which is another great customizable feature. The ankle cushions have been contoured to fit nice and snug around your lower leg on both of these models.
The big difference between the Teeter Fitspine X3 and the Fitspine X1 is the locking/release handle. The FitSpine X1 comes with a short handle, and the FitSpine X3 has a long handle. The longer the handle means less bending over. If you are suffering from any type of back problem you how bending over is like adding salt to a wound.
When I first started having back problems back in the late 90’s I had sciatica issues and it was really bad. I would get a shooting pain that would start in my lower back and radiate down one leg.
Trying to do anything became a big deal as time went on. Bending over to tie my shoes got to the point it was impossible for me. Situations like this are where having the long handle on the Teeter Fitspine X3 can make the difference.
Teeter FitSpine X3 vs X1 Results
You can not go wrong with either one of these inversion tables. They both bring excellent value to the table (no pun intended) Both of these models are a lot alike, but they also have some dramatic differences.
My choice would be the Teeter FitSpine X3. My reasoning is that it comes with the EZ-Angle Tether Strap to make easy inversion angle adjustments. In addition, this table has a long locking/release handle.
If you feel that you will not need these features, then, by all means, the Teeter Fitspine X1 would be a good choice. You will also save some money. You can not go wrong no matter which table you choose.
If you would like to see some more information that covers all the Teeter FitSpine models? I have written a review covering those with more information and videos.
Teeter FitSpine X3 Video
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Hi, I’m Drew. If you are suffering from back pain be it chronic or intermittent. I would love to hear your story?