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Diamondback 1280ef Elliptical
1280ef
This Diamondback elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 209 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 63L x 35.75W 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.
Description
This Diamondback elliptical trainer has a shipping weight of 209 pounds and requires an unobstructed area (in inches) of 63L x 35.75W 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.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Ergonomics

Ergonomics

Ergonomics considers how well an elliptical accommodates people of various sizes and aspects of the pedaling motion.

 /  5
Exercise range

Exercise range

Exercise range considers aspects of exercise intensity and measures incline and the effort to pedal the machine through the resistance level settings.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Ease of use considers ease of use aspects of controls, display and using the programs.

 /  5
Construction

Construction

Construction considers aspects that indicate good construction methods, design choices and our perception of quality based on noise, feel and ride.

 /  5
Heart rate features

Heart rate features

Heart-rate features considers features like heart-rate sensor type and heart-rate programs but does not evaluate their performance.

 /  5
User safety

User safety

User safety considers aspects of safety including pinch points, non-slip materials, stability and static loading strength.

 /  5

About

The Diamondback 1280ef is part of the Elliptical exercisers test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Elliptical Exercisers models like the 1280ef are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Ergonomics Ergonomics considers how well an elliptical accommodates people of various sizes and aspects of the pedaling motion.

Exercise range Exercise range considers aspects of exercise intensity and measures incline and the effort to pedal the machine through the resistance level settings.

Ease of use Ease of use considers ease of use aspects of controls, display and using the programs.

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