Precor Elliptical Reviews and Comparisons
A world leader in terms of diversification and innovations, for over three decades Precor has been striving to make the world of fitness better and life more enjoyable for all levels of athletes. Founded by industrial designer David Smith as Precision Corporation in 1980, a year later, in 1981, they were able to develop the first ergonomically rowing machine (610 Precision Rowing Machine). Through their responsible approach to business and a full range of innovative fitness products designed by the best engineers and backed by millions of users, they have gained a tremendous amount of fans and a high reputation around the globe. Precor distinguished themselves as one of the global leaders in the fitness industry providing high-end ellipticals and other fitness equipment to hospitals, hotels, clubs, law enforcement establishments, and homes. Precor distributes around the world in tens of countries.
Precor gym equipment, especially their elliptical machines (17 Ellipticals and 6 Precor AMTs) can be seen in the high-end gyms of every corner of the world. They innovated countless different choices of fitness machines so that any level of the athlete with a sophisticated taste in exercising can find the Precor cross trainer that suits their need. “Fitness made personal” is Precor’s motto. For the last four decades, they have focused and mastered in ergonomic motion, utilizing proven science and brightest engineering. They have never stopped the process of revolutionizing the new machines toward a better/smarter and lower-impact cardio training. Most Precor ellipticals designed for residential use come with commercial quality so you can combine the Precor gym equipment quality exercise with your home’s comfort.
While Precor has developed much innovative cardio exercise equipment, we will focus on their elliptical machines. In 1995, Precor introduced the first elliptical cross trainer so that the user could change the ramp and work on different muscle groups. The rear drive elliptical with the patented design was able to better simulate the feeling of walking and running and provided a more natural stride motion.
However, Precor’s innovation endeavor didn’t stop there. In 2007, their engineers developed a very special and unique machine called AMT (Adaptive Motion Trainer). It had the effect of a bomb in the fitness industry and was quickly adopted in health clubs, hospitals, etc. It wasn’t long before they redefined and added more features to the AMTs and in 2012 they made the new models featuring an “open stride” where not only the users could change the stride length, but they were also able to change the height of the steps.
In the same year, they also launched the Preva App bringing the best of the internet content and the option for a wider personalization with engaging workouts and management tools for operators.
In 2016, it was improved also the Precor EFX series ellipticals with the addition of the CONVERGING Cross Ramp. Precor has received so many Best Buy, Design, and Quality awards that we can’t even start mentioning them. With AMTs and the recent release of converging Cross-Ramp ellipticals, Precor proved that their mission is to develop cross trainers with the most natural movement similar to the human body.
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Overview of Precor’s Cross-Trainers
Light and full commercial quality, the Experience and Assurance are the two series that incorporate the Precor ellipticals currently manufactured: AMTs, EFX Converging CrossRamps, and the EFXs. The oldest models are the EFX with no Converging CrossRamps which will probably be discontinued in the future. However, in the meantime, if you are short on a budget but still looking for a solid gym-quality elliptical, we won’t hesitate to recommend the basic Precor EFX. The beauty of Precor ellipticals is that regardless which models you go with, you will still get the commercial-grade and comfort.
Monitor Options for Precor Ellipticals and AMTs
Precor has four different models of consoles for their elliptical trainers. While two of the consoles are advanced LEDs with no internet/Bluetooth connection, the other two consoles feature 10″ to 15″ touchscreen, interactive workouts. Note: Most Precor ellipticals are compatible with only one console, unlike for Life Fitness where you have up to four choices of consoles for one elliptical. Also, it is worth mentioning that the same console functions differently depending on the machine. For instance, the P82 console has 12 preset-programs if you buy it with the AMT 885, but if buy it with the EFX 885, it has 22 preset-programs.
P82 Touchscreen Console
This is the top-of-the-line console to use with a Precor cross trainer as it features interactive workouts capability. Programs range from 9 to 22 depending on which Precor elliptical you are combining with this console. For example, with Converging CrossRamp 885 you get 22 preset programs while you get only 9 programs with AMT 885 elliptical. Precor P82 Console features a 15″ touchscreen 1024 x 768 display resolution, easy-to-use motion controls, Bluetooth (4.0 and 2.0 plus BTLE), NFC, Diagnostic, CSAFE Ready, HDMI 1.4b and WiFi/Ethernet capability. This Precor console also features multiple languages, muscle monitor, iPhone/iPod compatibility and 120 Maximum workout time. The P82 durable console can connect to Preva App, a source of online programs and workouts that allow you to interact with other users and save your progress. It features integrated tuner and supports TVs.
P62 Touchscreen Console
With multiple programs and a 10-inch touchscreen display, this is a mid-range Precor display. The P62 Precor console has a screen resolution of 1024 x 600 which provides a decent picture for the users. This console also has an integrated tuner, HDMI port, supports Globa TVs, and can connect to wireless/WiFi, Ethernet, NFC, HDMI, and Bluetooth 4.0. The users can easily interact with the virtual environment (Preva App), share and save progress with other trainees.
P31 LED Console
The P31 Console features an LED display, motion controls, multiple languages, muscle monitor, 21 electronic readouts, it’s CSAFE ready and you can set club parameters to limit exercise time and pause time. It’s one of the LED Precor consoles that focus on the essential fitness stats and can’t interact with the virtual environment or connect to your devices. Note: It’s compatible with Precor PVS and Entertainment Cap/800 MHz
P30 LED Console
This Precor elliptical console is also pretty basic with an LED display. It doesn’t have WiFi/wired or Bluetooth connection capability, so users can’t track their stats on the web or interact with other athletes through the virtual environment. The Standard Console features only 6 workouts, multiple languages, numeric keypad, workout profile. It doesn’t feature easy-to-use motion controls and also doesn’t feature the muscle monitor which can help users target specific muscle groups. One good feature this model has is the workout profile that allows users to save their custom workout on the console. Precor Standard Console features CSAFE Ready and has the ability to set club parameters to limit exercise time. Note: It’s compatible with Precor PVS and Entertainment Cap/900 MHz.
R20 & R40 LED Consoles
The Precor R20 and R40 consoles are for the Line 200 ellipticals and they are considered the most basic monitors by the Precor brand. The R20 has 5″ display and the R40 has 7″ display. Neither of them are touch and they both feature LED displays without interactive workout and can’t connect to WiFi, wired internet, Bluetooth and your devices either. This means that while using your Precor cross trainer, you can’t track your workout for weekly/monthly comparison.
Precor Entertainment Cap, PVS, and PEP
Precor Entertainment Cap
Entertainment Cap is a receiver that gets integrating on top of the console. It allows you to access a selection of audio and TV channels including those from a wall or ceiling-mounted displays. There are two models of Entertainment Caps, 800 and 900 MHz. The Entertainment Cap 800 MGz is compatible with consoles 830, 730 and 810 (P30). The Entertainment Cap 900 MHz is compatible with Standard Line Console. Note: When you purchase a PVS, you will need an Entertainment Cap.
Precor PVS (Personal Viewing System)
This is a 15.6″ TV designed to give the user a more personal experience with complete choice and control. Note that a separate power connection is required for PVS.
Personal Entertainment Player (PEP)
PEP allows users to upload video content and play music from an iPod or iPhone directly to the PVS on the Precor cardio fitness equipment. Additionally, the PEP accommodates charging of iPod or iPhone devices during workouts. Note: The PEP, PVS, and EC are only for LED Consoles (830, 730, 810 (P30) and Standard Line)
If the model of Precor elliptical you purchase comes with an LED display, you can add an optional Entertainment Cap, PVS and PEP to have a more personal entertainment experience. Note: Nor the Entertainment Cap, neither the PVS allows you to connect to the web and track your stats.
Precor Adaptive Motion Trainer (AMT) Series
|Precor AMT 885||120v||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P82 - 15" Touch Screen||Zero to 36 inches||6.8-10" Adjustable||12||400 Watts|
|Precor AMT 865||120v||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P62 - 10" Touch Screen||Zero to 36 inches||6.8-10" Adjustable||12||400 Watts|
|Precor AMT 835||Self-Powered||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P31 - LED Display||Zero to 36 inches||6.8-10" Adjustable||6||400 Watts|
|Precor AMT 783||120v||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P82 - 15" Touch Screen||Zero to 36 inches||Fixed||12||400 Watts|
|Precor AMT 763||120v||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P62 - 10" Touch Screen||Zero to 36 inches||Fixed||12||400 Watts|
|Precor AMT 733||Self-Powered||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P30 - LED Display||Zero to 36 inches||Fixed||6||400 Watts|
Adaptive Motion Trainers were initially launched in 2017 and from the same year, it started winning awards from Gold’s Gym Inc, Health Mag, Top Treadmill Award, the annual Nova 7 People’s Choice Award, etc. Since then, Precor AMT Series line designed and manufactured six different models of AMTs. The last design and functionality update was in 2012 when Precor launched the first AMT with Open Stride to allow the exerciser to change length and height of the stride. There are many elliptical trainers that allow you change the stride length and incline ramp but none of them allows the user to change the height of the stride. AMTs are unique due to offering a low-impact treadmill, elliptical, and stair climbing exercise. The 3-in-1 design is what makes them special. Currently, Precor produces six models of AMTs. Three AMTs have the latest technology (Open Stride) while other three AMTs have adjustable stride without the Open Stride technology. Each one of them comes with different consoles and features.
➽ AMT 885 (Touchscreen Console/P82)
Precor AMT 885 features 0-36″ stride length, 15″ touchscreen console, interactive workouts, and Open Stride technology. 6.8-10″ Adjustable step height
➽ AMT 865 (Touchscreen Console/P62)
Precor AMT 865 features 0-36″ stride length, 10″ touchscreen console, interactive workouts, and Open Stride technology. 6.8-10″ Adjustable step height
➽ AMT 835 (LED Console/P31)
Precor AMT 830 cross trainer features 0-36″ stride length, Open Stride technology, and a basic LED Console without wireless connectivity. 6.8-10″ Adjustable step height
➽ AMT 783 (Touchscreen Console/P82)
Precor AMT 783 elliptical features 0-36″ stride length, 15″ touch-screen console, interactive workout but not the Open Stride technology. Fixed step height
➽ AMT 763 (Touchscreen Console/P62)
Precor AMT 763 cross trainer features 0-36″ stride length, 10″-screen console, interactive workout but it doesn’t have the Open Stride technology. Fixed step height
➽ AMT 733 (LED Console/P30)
Precor AMT 730 elliptical machine features 0-36″ stride length, 6 preset programs, a basic LED console without wireless connectivity. Fixed step height
Precor EFX 800 Line With Converging Cross Ramp
|Precor EFX 885||Yes, With Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||340 lb / 154 kg||P82 - 15" Touch Screen||21-25 in (54-63 cm)||22||10-35° Motorized||Yes||Workout Metrics 18||Moving & Fixed||720 Watts|
|Precor EFX 883||Yes, With Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||340 lb / 154 kg||P82 - 15" Touch Screen||21-25 in (54-63 cm)||22||10-35° Motorized||Yes||Workout Metrics 18||Only Fixed||720 Watts|
|Precor EFX 865||Yes, With Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||340 lb / 154 kg||P62 - 10" Touch Screen||21-25 in (54-63 cm)||22||10-35° Motorized||Yes||Workout Metrics 18||Moving & Fixed||720 Watts|
|Precor EFX 863||Yes, With Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||340 lb / 154 kg||P62 - 10" Touch Screen||21-25 in (54-63 cm)||22||10-35° Motorized||Yes||Workout Metrics 18||Only Fixed||720 Watts|
|Precor EFX 835||Yes, With Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||330 lb / 150 kg||P31 - LED Display||21-25 in (54-63 cm)||15||10-35° Motorized||No||Workout Metrics 18||Moving & Fixed||720 Watts|
|Precor EFX 833||Yes, With Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||330 lb / 150 kg||P31 - LED Display||21-25 in (54-63 cm)||15||10-35° Motorized||No||Workout Metrics 18||Only Fixed||720 Watts|
In 2016, Precor redefined the EFX ellipticals adding the first Converging CrossRamp. Not long after, they became super popular among health clubs and elite exercisers. But what is Converging CrossRamp? It’s a combination of reliability with a natural converging stride path to mimic your natural walking and running motion. Still not clear? Well, instead of the two ramps going parallel to each other like all the other ellipticals, the converging model has your feet slightly come towards the center at the top of each stride.
Why is Converging Cross Ramp important? Will, when we stand, our feet are far apart to give us balance, but when we walk our feet move toward the center of the body. This helps the body move efficiently and decreases stress on the hips and lower back. The Precor Converging Cross Ramp have tighter pedal spacing at the top of the ramp to mimic the body’s natural movement. If you want to understand how it effects your workout, you will need to stand up and walk a couple of steppes to observe the distance between your feet when WALKING (not standing). There are currently six models of Precor EFX ellipticals with Converging CrossRamp and they all feature the “Active Status Light” to let the owner know if the unit needs maintenance.
➽ EFX 885 with Converging CrossRamp (Touchscreen Console/P82)
Precor EFX 885 with Converging CrossRamp features 15″ touch-screen console, interactive workouts, 22 preset-programs, 10-35 degree ramp incline, 21″ to 25″ stride length, iPhone/iPod integration, moving and static handlebars. It’s not self-powered and requires electricity.
➽ EFX 883 with Converging CrossRamp (Touchscreen Console/P82)
Precor EFX 883 with Converging CrossRamp features 15″ touch-screen console, 10 to 35 degree adjustable ramp, 21″ to 25″ stride length, iPhone/iPod integration and 20 preset programs. This model doesn’t have moving handlebars nor interactive workout capability (Bluetooth/WiFi connections). This elliptical is not self-powered and requires electricity
➽ EFX 865 with Converging CrossRamp (Touchscreen Console/P62)
Precor EFX 865 with Converging CrossRamp features 10″ touchscreen console, interactive workouts, 23 preset programs, 21″ to 25″ stride length, adjustable 10 to 35-degree ramp, mobile device charger, moving and static handlebars. Not mentioned if this model has iPhone/iPod connectivity.
➽ EFX 863 with Converging CrossRamp (Touchscreen Console/P62)
Precor EFX 863 with Converging CrossRamp features 10″ touchscreen console, interactive workouts (WiFi/Ethernet connection), 10 to 35-degree adjustable ramp, 23 preset programs, 21″ to 25″ stride length, moving and static handlebars. Not clear if this model has iPhone/iPod connectivity. Note: It’s not self-powered and requires electricity.
➽ EFX 835 with Converging CrossRamp (LED Console/P30)
Precor EFX 865 with Converging CrossRamp features a LED-based display, 21 readouts, CSAFE Ready, muscle monitor, 15 preset programs, 21″ to 25″ stride length, 10 to 35-degree ramp incline, moving and static handlebars. However, it lacks in interactive workouts (WiFi/Ethernet, Bluetooth connections) and in iPhone/iPod connectivity. This elliptical is self-powered.
➽ EFX 833 with Converging CrossRamp (LED Console/P30)
Precor EFX 833 with Converging CrossRamp features an LED display, 20 readouts, CSAFE Ready, muscle monitor, 10 to 35-degree incline, 21″-25″ stride, and 15 preset programs. However, this model lacks in moving handlebars, iPhone/iPad connection and interactive workouts (Bluetooth/WiFi connections). This Precor elliptical is self-powered.
Precor EFX 700 Line Without Converging Cross Ramp
|Precor EFX 781||No Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P82 - 15" Touch Screen||22.5 in (57 cm) Fixed||22||20° Fixed||Yes||Workout Metrics 18||Moving & Fixed||720 Watts|
|Precor EFX 761||No Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P62 - 10" Touch Screen||22.5 in (57 cm) Fixed||22||20° Fixed||Yes||Workout Metrics 18||Moving & Fixed||720 Watts|
|Precor EFX 731||No Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P31 - LED Display||22.5 in (57 cm) Fixed||22||20° Fixed||No||Workout Metrics 18||Moving & Fixed||720 Watts|
In 1995, Precor unveiled the very first rear-drive elliptical cross trainer that enables you to change the incline ramp. This technology reduced the impact on the lower body while allowing the exercisers to better target the lower body muscle groups. There are 3 EFX ellipticals in the Line 700 and they all come with the rear-drive design but what makes them less desirable than the Line 800 Precor ellipticals are the lack of Converging Cross Ramp technology and stride/incline adjustment. If these not an issue for you, rest assured these machines will give your years of awesome cardio workout.
➽ EFX 781 (Touchscreen Console/P82)
Precor elliptical machine EFX 781 features 15″ touchscreen console, and 22 built-in preset programs. While we know that its P82 console features interactive workouts, it’s not clear if with EFX 781 elliptical the wireless connection works. Precor cross trainer 781 features moving and the static handlebars. However, it has a fixed 20 degrees incline and lacks in an adjustable incline ramp. It also has a fixed 22.5″ stride length
➽ EFX 761 (Touchscreen Console/P62)
Cross trainer EFX features 10″ touch display and 22 preset programs. However, it lacks an adjustable incline ramp. This machine has a fixed cross ramp at 20 degrees and 22.5″ fixed stride length.
➽ EFX 731 (LED Console/P30)
This Precor elliptical features a basic LED display and no interactive workout. Precor EFX 731 cross trainer also lacks an adjustable incline ramp and has a cross ramp/incline fixed at 20 degrees. The stride length on this Precor elliptical is fixed at 22.5″.
Precor EFX 600 Line Without Converging Cross Ramp
|Precor EFX 685||No Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P82 - 15" Touch Screen||21-24 in (53-61 cm)||22||15-35° Motorized variable||Yes||Workout Metrics 18||Moving & Fixed||534 Watts|
|Precor EFX 665||No Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P62 - 10" Touch Screen||21-24 in (53-61 cm)||22||15-35° Motorized variable||Yes||Workout Metrics 18||Moving & Fixed||534 Watts|
|Precor EFX 635||No Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||P31 - LED Display||21-24 in (53-61 cm)||22||15-35° Motorized variable||No||Workout Metrics 18||Moving & Fixed||534 Watts|
There are 3 EFX ellipticals in the Line 600 and they are pretty similar to the ones in the Line 700 except they have less max resistance (534 vs 720). However, instead they all come with power/motorized adjustable incline and stride which makes them more popular among the users. Unlike the cross trainer in the Line 800, the 600 Precor ellipticals lack in Converging Cross Ramp technology. Unless that’s something you want for extra comfort and lower-impact, you rest assured any of these elliptical machines in the Line 600 will give your years of great cardio workout.
➽ EFX 685 (Touchscreen Console/P82)
Precor EFX 685 features the brand’s top-notch 15″ touchscreen sonsole and 22 preset programs. It also features an incline ramp that can be adjusted from 15 to 35 degrees, and a 21″ to 24″ stride. Additionally, it has the moving handlebars and charging port
➽ EFX 665 (Touchscreen Console/P62)
Precor EFX 665 also features the brand’s second top 10″ touchscreen monitor and 22 preset programs. It also features an incline ramp that can be adjusted from 15 to 35 degrees, and a 21″ to 24″ stride. Additionally, it has the moving handlebars and charging port
➽ EFX 635 (LED Console/P31)
Precor EFX 635 features the brand’s basic LED 5″ monitor and 22 preset programs. It also features an incline ramp that can be adjusted from 15 to 35 degrees, and a 21″ to 24″ stride. This one also has the moving handlebars but doesn’t have the charging port
Precor EFX 400 Line Without Converging Cross Ramp
|Precor EFX 447||No Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||R40 - 7" LCD||21-24 in (53-61 cm)||40 programs||15-40° Motorized variable||Yes||27 Feedback Metrics||Moving and Stationary||625 Watts|
|Precor EFX 427||No Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||R20 - 5" LCD||21-24 in (53-61 cm)||10 programs||15-40° Motorized variable||No||13 Feedback Metrics||Moving and Stationary||625 Watts|
|Precor EFX 423||No Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||350 lbs / 159 kg||R20 - 5" LCD||21-24 in (53-61 cm)||10 programs||15-40° Motorized variable||No||13 Feedback Metrics||Only Stationary||625 Watts|
Precor EFX 200 Line Without Converging Cross Ramp
|Precor EFX 245||No Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||275 lbs / 125 kg||R40 - 7" LCD||18-21 in (46-53 cm)||27 programs||15-25° Motorized variable||Yes||27 Feedback Metrics||Moving and Stationary||550 Watts|
|Precor EFX 225||No Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||275 lbs / 125 kg||R20 - 5" LCD||18-21 in (46-53 cm)||12 programs||15-25°Motorized variable||No||13 Feedback Metrics||Moving and Stationary||550 Watts|
|Precor EFX 222||No Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||275 lbs / 125 kg||R20 - 5" LCD||18-21 in (46-53 cm)||10 programs||15-25° Manual variable||No||13 Feedback Metrics||Moving and Stationary||550 Watts|
|Precor EFX 221||No Converging Cross Ramp||Check on Amazon||275 lbs / 125 kg||R20 - 5" LCD||18-21 in (46-53 cm)||10 programs||15-25° Manual variable||No||13 Feedback Metrics||Only Stationary||550 Watts|
Precor Fitness Advantages
➽ Full commercial quality. Precor doesn’t degrade the quality just for the sake of the price. In fact, there is no Precor elliptical that we would recommend for entry and intermediate level athletes but not for elite athletes. All 17 Precor cross trainers mentioned above offer gym quality workout to all levels of athletes.
➽ Trusted. Most high-end clubs such as Gold’s Gym Inc, military facilities such as Grand Forks Air Force Base, hotels such as Hilton Hotels Corporation, hospitals and, more importantly, private homes have been using Precor ellipticals for over three decades.
➽ Incline ramp and stride. Most Precor ellipticals allow you to electronically adjust the incline which also adjusts the stride length. This is a unique feature that you can’t find in the competition.
➽ Handlebars. On the newer models, the moving handlebars are not straight vertical bars. Precor bent and designed the handlebars to make upper body workout more comfortable for all user heights.
➽ Converging CrossRamp. This unique technology made the elliptical motion more natural and stress-free than ever seen before. It also prevents lower body joints issues.
➽ Consoles. Precor provides ellipticals with advanced LED and touchscreen displays. Both the new LED and touch consoles feature audio jack/iPad port. They also feature easy-to-use motion controls for changing resistance and incline ramp. Note: The old LED consols consoles aren’t iPod compatible.
➽ Inspection and maintenance. With the integration of Active Status Light now you don’t have to wait until your expensive cross trainer is broken. Walk by your elliptical machine and check the light on the back to see if your unit needs maintenance. It’s also easy to service the unit due to featuring toolless easy-to-remove panels.
➽ Customer Services. Precor provides the BEST customer services by skilled technicians boasting over 90 percent customer satisfaction. Easy to clean, because all the surfaces are covered with durable materials.
➽ Peva. It’s a powerful software/app that allows you to reach your goals faster. Sign in, create a customized program, choose a number of calories to burn or the distance to go for a week and start exercising. Preva will keep you on the track to make sure you reach that goal. While doing so, you can also stay connected to the web and browse news feed, watch your favorite TV show, and share the progress rewards with your friends on Facebook.
Precor Fitness Disadvantages
➽ Warranty. For commercial grade and the high price of these ellipticals, we were expecting a better warranty policy. Precor offers 7 years frame, 5 years motor, 2 years parts and console, and 1 year for labor. You can also extend the warranty of your elliptical which comes in handy, especially for the gym owners.
➽ Controls. None of the Precor ellipticals feature built-in controls on the handlebars to adjust the resistance and incline ramp.
➽ Size. Precor ellipticals feature rear drive and center drive (AMTs) but neither of them is convenient for people with little space.
➽ Speakers & fan. Precor ellipticals don’t feature built-in speakers or cooling fan. It’s something usually found in even less expensive ellipticals.
The Final Verdict
For the last 15 years, the cross trainer landscape has been dominated by Precor’s cutting-edge ellipticals. The AMT machines and EFX with Converging CrossRamp are high-tech gems of design and sophistication mimicking the natural human movement. With commercial quality, approachable sleek design, comfortable, rear and front-drive mechanism, 300+ lbs unit weight and up to 350 user weight, these Precor ellipticals have been occupying the floors of many important facilities across the globe.
The challenge of producing these masterpieces involves thousands of people in and out of the United States. The result of commissioning studies for years and utilizing the brightest engineering is Precor’s never-ending innovating endeavor. Precor makes sure everyone has the possibility to choose what fits them best. Do you want to workout out only your core, lower body/buttocks, hamstrings, and calves? Precor offers you ellipticals with fixed ramp and fixed handlebars so you can build that dream backside and calves you were longing for. The same goes if you want to do total body workout, they offer you top-of-the-line ellipticals featuring the latest technology with moving handlebars.
Precor also makes life easier for gym owners and fun for trainees by providing interactive workouts and network connectivity so you can control your machines within your facility. Facility owners no longer have to wait until an expensive part of the drive mechanism breaks to find out there is something wrong. Precor Active Status Light located at the back of the elliptical warns you of any issue. Bottom line is that Precor knows how to build a high-tech durable elliptical machine that lasts without having you to deal with technicians every day. However, you need to keep in mind that these ellipticals are rear drive and heavy which means they are not convenient to be stored/moved after each use. Therefore, if space is not your issue, Precor cross trainers are well worth it both for commercial and residential use.