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Best Rated Home Elliptical Trainers Under $1000 – Comparison & Reviews (2015-2016)

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Home Elliptical Trainers Under $1000 * Comparison & Reviews (2015-2016) – This is a roundup, comparison and reviews of the best rated home elliptical trainers under $1000 dollars and higher than $600. These are the mid-range elliptical trainers. They differ from the least expensive elliptical machines in that they weigh more, have more features, can handle heavier user weights, better built, and generally longer warranties. Elliptical Trainers provide an excellent form of aerobic exercise at home that you can do no matter what the weather is outside. Elliptical machines are easier on your joints than other forms of cardio exercise. These low-impact exercise machines also build arm and leg strength. You can compare each elliptical trainer below by features such as workout programs, reviews, maximum weight capacity, price, and other features. A glossary of terms is available at the bottom of this page.

Best Rated Elliptical Trainer under $1000 – Comparison & Reviews

Schwinn Fitness 470 Elliptical Trainer Nautilus E616 Elliptical Trainer
(2015-2016 Model)
Nautilus E614 Elliptical Trainer
(2015-2016 Model)
Horizon Fitness EX-69-2 Elliptical Trainer

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Elliptical Trainer
ECB Resistance
25 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
29 Workout Programs
Powered Incline
Backlit LCD Display
Water Bottle Holder
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
10 yr frame warranty
20-inch Stride
Built-in Speakers
Built-in Fan
70″L x 28″W x 63″H
Telemetry Enabled
Elliptical Trainer
ECB Resistance
25 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
29 Workout Programs
Powered Incline
Backlit LCD Display
Water Bottle Holder
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
10 yr frame warranty
20-inch Stride
Built-in Speakers
Built-in Fan
70″L x 28″W x 71″H
Telemetry Enabled
Elliptical Trainer
ECB Resistance
20 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
22 Workout Programs
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LCD Display
Water Bottle Holder
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
10 yr frame warranty
20-inch Stride
Built-in Speakers
Built-in Fan
70″L x 28″W x 71″H
Elliptical Trainer
Magnetic Resistance
16 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
11 Workout Programs
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Backlit LCD Display
Water Bottle Holder
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
20-inch Stride
Built-in Speakers
Built-in Fan
73″L x 22″W x 65″H



Nautilus E616 Elliptical Trainer

SmartReview.com Elliptical Recommendation:

Nautilus E616 Home Elliptical Cross-Trainer
The Nautilus E616 Elliptical Trainer (2015-2016 model) is an excellent medium duty elliptical under $1000. If you upgrade to the E616, you will get a well built elliptical with powered incline, 29 workout programs, 25 levels of magnetic resistance, 300 lb. weight limit, built-in speakers & Fan, Backlit LCD screen. The E616 has received outstanding reviews.
The E616 elliptical is our “BEST OF 2016” for ellipticals under $1000.




Home Elliptical – Glossary of Terms

Maximum User Weight = Each elliptical trainer depending on its construction has a maximum user weight limit. More expensive trainers generally can handle more weight. So if the limit is 300 lbs, and you are over 300 lbs., you should not buy this elliptical machine, but look for one with a higher weight limit. If you weigh substantially less than the weight limit, this will put less strain on the machine and parts.
Magnetic Brake Resistance = Most Home Elliptical Machines use magnetic resistance which offers resistance through magnetic fields. One type of magnetic resistance is ECB (described below). Magnetic resistance is more maintainance free than those older technologies that relied on friction pads and belts. Magnetic resistance braking is smoother to use is quieter than other types of resistance mechanisms.
ECB Resistance = ECB Resistance is a high quality form of magnetic brake resistance, the best type. ECB = eddy current brake.
Magnetic Resistance Levels = You can adjust the level of magnetic resistance to adjust the intensity of your workout. The more levels of resistance, the more choices you have in how hard a workout that you can select.
Heart Monitor = Most elliptical trainers have a heart monitor (grip or clip on type) which allows you to monitor your heart rate to meet heart rate goals for cardiovascular fitness. Grip monitors are built into the handlebars. The heart rate can be gotten by either a grip pulse monitor, or chest monitor. Most ellipticals have at least the grip monitor, and some have both a grip and a chest monitor.
Telemetry Enabled = This allows you to use an optional wireless chest strap for reading your heart rate.
Stride Length = This is the distance between your front foot and back foot at full extension on an elliptical trainer. What is the ideal elliptical stride length? If you are tall with long legs, you would want to get a stride that is longer. You should be able to fully extend your legs during each stride and be able to achieve a full range of motion through your hip joints. Also, you don’t want to hyper-extend. Taller users should get an 18-inch stride or longer. Users below 5′ 4″ can use an elliptical stride length of 18 inches or less. Between 5′ 4″ and 5′ 8″ an 18-inch stride should be ideal. If you are 5′ 9″ or taller, an 18-inch or longer stride is recommended. The taller you are a longer stride will be better. Some high end ellipticals have an adjustable stride length.
Variable Strd = This refers to an elliptical machine that has a varible stride. It will list the inches of the stride (example 2 – 26″). This means that you can adjust the stride yourself and is not fixed.
Workout Programs = Almost all elliptical machines have a small computer and display where you can run multiple workout programs that vary the resistance. Some examples of programs are: Time, Distance, Calorie, Hills, Weight Loss, Reverse Train.
LED/LCD Display = The elliptical trainer will have a display to give you information (such as time, calorie burn, distance). They can be either LED lit, or use an LCD screen. Many ellipticals have LCD screens that are not backlit, as many run on batteries. If its says “BACKLIT LCD”, then it has a backlight illuminating the screen. LED displays are illuminated screens.
Built-in Fan = Some elliptical trainers have a built-in fan to cool you off during your workout.
Built-in Speakers = Some elliptical trainers have built-in speakers, so you can plug in your ipod or other mp3 player and listen to music without having to wear earphones which could get tangled during your workout.
Incline Ramp/Power Incline = Some elliptical machines have an incline ramp which can allow you to simulate hills and make your workout harder.


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