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Consumer Reports Reviews Ellipticals

Consumer Reports is the best place to come to find expert Elliptical reviews. We review different types of Ellipticals. Our Elliptical reviews will help you decide what Elliptical is best for you.

Consumer Reports Elliptical reviews will provide you with recommended models based on the combination of price and performance. You can also subscribe for our Elliptical ratings where you will see our Elliptical reviews on Ergonomics, Construction, Heart rate features, Ease of use, User safety and Exercise range. You will also see Consumer Reports take on each model of Ellipticals that we review. This is a quick summary of what we think works well for this model, and possibly what doesn't.

After reading reviews of the Elliptical you are interested in you can compare models, review our list of the Elliptical's features and specifications, read user reviews and submit your own review of a Elliptical. We also have up to date Elliptical blogs featuring Consumer Reports First Look for new models and Elliptical news our experts think will help you make the best purchase.

Elliptical Reviews from Consumer Reports

ratingsProForm Smart Strider Reviews
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ProForm Smart Strider
Type: No Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This ProForm elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of NS pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 79L x 32W for operation - additional space should be added as a safety buffer. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 275 pounds.
  • Heart-rate programs are not included, so automatic adjustment of exercise intensity is not available.
 
 
The ProForm Smart Strider Elliptical has the following features: Resistance levels, Stride length settings, Incline levels, Magazine rack, Multi-grip handgrips, Standard power supply, Operational footprint -- LxW (in.) and Weight (lbs.).
ratingsVision XF40 Elegant Reviews
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Vision XF40 Elegant
Type: Has Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This Vision elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 262 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 76L x 30W for operation - additional space should be added as a safety buffer. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 325 pounds. Included heart-rate programs adjust exercise intensity based on a target heart-rate.
 
 
The Vision XF40 Elegant Elliptical has the following features: Chest strap included, Resistance levels, Stride length settings, Incline levels, Magazine rack, Multi-grip handgrips, Standard power supply, Operational footprint -- LxW (in.) and Weight (lbs.).
ratingsLifeCore VST V4 Reviews
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LifeCore VST V4
Type: Has Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This LifeCore elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 246 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 66L x 26W for operation - additional space should be added as a safety buffer. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 300 pounds. Included heart-rate programs adjust exercise intensity based on a target heart-rate.
 
 
The LifeCore VST V4 Elliptical has the following features: Resistance levels, Stride length settings, Incline levels, Multi-grip handgrips, Standard power supply, Operational footprint -- LxW (in.) and Weight (lbs.).
ratingsAFG 18.1AXT Reviews
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AFG 18.1AXT
Type: Has Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This AFG elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 279 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 65L x 32W for operation - additional space should be added as a safety buffer. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 325 pounds. Included heart-rate programs adjust exercise intensity based on a target heart-rate.
 
 
The AFG 18.1AXT Elliptical has the following features: Chest strap included, Resistance levels, Stride length settings, Incline levels, Magazine rack, Multi-grip handgrips, Standard power supply, Operational footprint -- LxW (in.) and Weight (lbs.).
ratingsTrue M30 Reviews
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True M30
Type: Has Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This True elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 304 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 70L x 30W for operation - additional space should be added as a safety buffer. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 300 pounds. Included heart-rate programs adjust exercise intensity based on a target heart-rate.
 
 
The True M30 Elliptical has the following features: Chest strap included, Resistance levels, Stride length settings, Incline levels, Magazine rack, Multi-grip handgrips, Standard power supply, Operational footprint -- LxW (in.) and Weight (lbs.).

Whats behind our Elliptical ratings?

  • Ergonomics
  • Construction
  • Heart rate features
  • Ease of use
  • User safety
  • Exercise range