Top positive review
7 people found this helpful
Nice quiet, durable elliptical machine with an easy to follow assembly manual
on February 23, 2014
I hate using treadmills and cycling machines. However, I have found that elliptical machines are perfect for me in terms of actually getting up and working out. When I decided to buy one for my home, I searched the net for tips and reviews. Between review articles, Amazon reviews, YouTube reviews, equipment forums, and testing them in B&M stores, I decided that this unit was the best fit for me.
I was able to assemble this unit by myself, but I would recommend getting a second person to make sure it goes smoothly. Most people will need a second person to move the box and/or the flywheel section in to position. Luckily, my setup was close to where the package was left, after delivery, and I was able to slide it into position. The instructions are in 4 sections and easy to follow. If you do a search for assembly videos on Google or Youtube, there is a great video on someone assembling this exact unit.
In using the machine, it is very sturdy and quiet. When using it, there is no sway or movement outside of what is suppose to happen. The machine is completely quiet except for the computer ringing at certain points and the motor working when you adjust the incline. It does allow backward rotation, for those that like to vary their routine in that way. The handles allow multiple grips to suit your preference. The footholds are not cushioned, but can be adjusted up and down. There is no adjustment of the stride length, other than what minimal changes occur as you use the income. It does come with a heart rate monitor, which is more accurate that the hand grip pulse monitor. The computer system is very basic for this price point, but with the software on tablets and phones, you should be able to substitute any deficiencies you notice with the unit.
I would highly recommend testing this unit in a store before you purchase. I think most will realize instantly that this is one of the better units at this price point. In addition, the warranty details are great from this company. Amazon's price was great and shipping was decent (will require a freight service and signature delivery).