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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 Exercise range, Heart rate features, Ease of use, Construction, User safety and Ergonomics. 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

ratingsKettler RIVO P Reviews
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Kettler RIVO P
Type: Has Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This Kettler elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 137 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 58L x 27W for operation - additional space should be added as a safety buffer. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 285 pounds. Included heart-rate programs adjust exercise intensity based on a target heart-rate.
 
 
The Kettler RIVO P 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.).
ratingsSchwinn 470 Reviews
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Schwinn 470
Type: Has Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This Schwinn elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 187 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 70L x 28W 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 Schwinn 470 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.).
ratingsDiamondback 1260 Ef Reviews
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Diamondback 1260 Ef
Type: Has Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This Diamondback elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 275 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 79L x 26.75W 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 Diamondback 1260 Ef 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.).
ratingsFitnex E55SG Reviews
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Fitnex E55SG
Type: Has Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This Fitnex elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 172 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 64L x 27W for operation - additional space should be added as a safety buffer. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 350 pounds. Included heart-rate programs adjust exercise intensity based on a target heart-rate.
 
 
The Fitnex E55SG 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.).
ratingsSpirit XE395 Reviews
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Spirit XE395
Type: Has Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This Spirit elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 235* pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 75L x 24W for operation - additional space should be added as a safety buffer. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 400 pounds. Included heart-rate programs adjust exercise intensity based on a target heart-rate.
 
 
The Spirit XE395 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?

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