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

ratingsEndurance E400 Reviews
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Endurance E400
Type: Has Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This Endurance elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 276 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 71L x 32W 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 Endurance E400 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.).
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.).
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.).
ratingsNordicTrack E 16.7 Reviews
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NordicTrack E 16.7
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 80L x 29W for operation - additional space should be added as a safety buffer. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 400 pounds.
  • Heart-rate programs are not included, so automatic adjustment of exercise intensity is not available.
 
 
The NordicTrack E 16.7 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.).
ratingsOctane Fitness Q37x Reviews
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Octane Fitness Q37x
Type: No Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This Octane Fitness elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 282 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 77L x 24W 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 Octane Fitness Q37x 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.).

Whats behind our Elliptical ratings?

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