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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, Heart rate features, Construction, User safety, Ease of use 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

ratingsLifeFitness E3 Track+ Reviews
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LifeFitness E3 Track+
Type: Has Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This LifeFitness elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 235 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 82L x 34W 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 LifeFitness E3 Track+ 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.).
ratingsSole E20 Reviews
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Sole E20
Type: Has Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This Sole elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 189 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 70L x 23W 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 Sole E20 Elliptical has the following features: Resistance levels, Stride length settings, Incline levels, Magazine rack, Standard power supply, Operational footprint -- LxW (in.) and Weight (lbs.).
ratingsAFG 3.3AE Reviews
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AFG 3.3AE
Type: No Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This AFG elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 233 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 74.5L x 24W 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 AFG 3.3AE Elliptical has the following features: Resistance levels, Stride length settings, Incline levels, Magazine rack, 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, Standard power supply, Operational footprint -- LxW (in.) and Weight (lbs.).
ratingsBodyguard E-40 Reviews
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Bodyguard E-40
Type: No Heart Rate Programs
Summary: This Bodyguard elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 236 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 62L x 28.5W for operation - additional space should be added as a safety buffer. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 330 pounds.
  • Heart-rate programs are not included, so automatic adjustment of exercise intensity is not available.
 
 
The Bodyguard E-40 Elliptical has the following features: Resistance levels, Stride length settings, Incline levels, Standard power supply, Operational footprint -- LxW (in.) and Weight (lbs.).

Whats behind our Elliptical ratings?

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