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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, Ease of use, User safety, Heart rate features, Exercise range and Construction. 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 19.0 RE Reviews
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ProForm 19.0 RE
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 84L x 37W for operation - additional space should be added as a safety buffer. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 350 pounds.
  • Heart-rate programs are not included, so automatic adjustment of exercise intensity is not available.
 
 
The ProForm 19.0 RE 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.).
ratingsNordicTrack AudioStrider 1490 Pro Reviews
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NordicTrack AudioStrider 1490 Pro
Type: No Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This NordicTrack elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of NS pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 81L x 32W for operation - additional space should be added as a safety buffer. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 325 pounds.
  • Heart-rate programs are not included, so automatic adjustment of exercise intensity is not available.
 
 
The NordicTrack AudioStrider 1490 Pro 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.).
ratingsProForm 14.0 CE Reviews
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ProForm 14.0 CE
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 80L x 26W for operation - additional space should be added as a safety buffer. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 300 pounds.
  • Heart-rate programs are not included, so automatic adjustment of exercise intensity is not available.
 
 
The ProForm 14.0 CE 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.).
ratingsKettler UNIX P Reviews
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Kettler UNIX P
Type: Has Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This Kettler elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 192 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 56L x 23.5W for operation - additional space should be added as a safety buffer. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 330 pounds. Included heart-rate programs adjust exercise intensity based on a target heart-rate.
 
 
The Kettler UNIX 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.).

Whats behind our Elliptical ratings?

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