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Best Precor Elliptical Trainers | 2015-2016 | Comparison and Reviews

February 15, 2016 by  
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Precor Ellipticals Comparison and Reviews (2015-2016): This is a roundup, comparison and reviews of the top rated Precor elliptical trainers for 2015-2016. Precor ellipticals are premium high end, club quality ellipticals. Most major gyms feature Precor Ellipticals, Treadmills, and Exercise Bikes. These are built to commercial quality standards for durability and longevity. The build quality is excellent. Also see Smart Review’s Sole Elliptical page for other high quality ellipticals. 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 the differences of each Precor 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.

Precor Home Elliptical Trainer Comparison and Reviews
(Best rated 2015-2016 Energy™ Series models – Comparison & Reviews)

Precor EFX 221 Energy™ Series Elliptical Trainer Precor EFX 222 Energy™ Series Elliptical Trainer Precor EFX 225 Energy™ Series Elliptical Trainer Precor EFX 245 Energy™ Series Elliptical Trainer

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Elliptical Trainer
Magnetic Resistance
16 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Heart Telemetry
Stationary Handlebars

10 Workout Programs
12 Metrics
Manual Incline
Elevation: 15°-25°
LCD Display
EFX 221 Console
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
75″L x 29″W x 65″H
Weight: 193 lbs.

Elliptical Trainer
Magnetic Resistance
16 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Heart Telemetry
Moving & Fixed Handlebars
10 Workout Programs
12 Metrics
Manual Incline
Elevation: 15°-25°
LCD Display
EFX 222 Console
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
75″L x 29″W x 65″H
Weight: 193 lbs.
Elliptical Trainer
Magnetic Resistance
16 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Heart Telemetry
Moving & Fixed Handlebars
10 Workout Programs
13 Metrics
Power Incline
Elevation: 15°-25°
LCD Display
Series 20 Console
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
76″L x 29″W x 65″H
Weight: 214 lbs.
Elliptical Trainer
Magnetic Resistance
16 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Heart Telemetry
Moving & Fixed Handlebars
24 Workout Programs
27 Metrics
Power Incline
Elevation: 15°-25°
Color LCD Display
Series 40 Console
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
76″L x 29″W x 65″H
Weight: 214 lbs.
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Precor Home Elliptical Trainer Comparison and Reviews
(Best rated Precision™ & Commercial Series (2015-2016) models – Comparison & Reviews)

Precor EFX 423 Precision™ Series Elliptical Trainer Precor EFX 425 Precision™ Series Elliptical Trainer Precor EFX 447 Precision™ Series Elliptical Trainer Precor EFX 835 Commercial Series Elliptical Trainer

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Elliptical Trainer
Magnetic Resistance
20 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Heart Telemetry
Stationary Handlebars

2 User IDs
10 Workout Programs
13 Metrics
Motorized Incline
Elevation: 15°-40°
Backlit LCD Display
Series 20 Console
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
84″L x 31″W x 67″H
Weight: 210 lbs.
Made in the USA

Elliptical Trainer
Magnetic Resistance
20 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Heart Telemetry
Moving & Fixed Handlebars
2 User IDs
10 Workout Programs
13 Metrics
Motorized Incline
Elevation: 15°-40°
Backlit LCD Display
Series 20 Console
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
84″L x 31″W x 67″H
Weight: 240 lbs.
Made in the USA
Elliptical Trainer
Magnetic Resistance
20 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Heart Telemetry
Moving & Fixed Handlebars
4 User IDs
25 Workout Programs
27 Metrics
Motorized Incline
Elevation: 15°-40°
Color LCD Display
Series 40 Console
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
84″L x 31″W x 67″H
Weight: 240 lbs.
Made in the USA
Preva® Workout
iPod/iPhone Audio
Elliptical Trainer
Magnetic Resistance
20 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Heart Telemetry
Moving & Fixed Handlebars
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15 Workout Programs
21 Metrics
Motorized Incline
Elevation: 13°-40°
LED Display
Commercial Console
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
80″L x 32″W x 68″H
Weight: 338 lbs.
Made in the USA
Commercial Model
Self Powered Bike


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Glossary of Terms

Precor Energy™ Series Ellipticals = The Energy Series is Precor’s least expensive home ellipticals. They are designed to be user friendly, and can be personalized, but still have the quality and feel of a commercial product. The crossramp of the Energy Series goes up to a 25 degree angle. (Built for 2-5 hrs. daily use)
Precor Precision™ Series Ellipticals = The Precision Series is Precor’s best home ellipticals. They are built in the USA in Seattle Washington on the same line as their commercial equipment. They use same parts and hardware as the commercial series. They differ in that they are designed to be user friendly, and can be personalized, but still have the feel of a commercial product. The same engineers that design the commercial series work on these models. These models can be used in light commercial areas, such as physical therapy offices, hotels, and spas. The crossramp of the Precision Series goes up to a 40 degree angle (same as commercial version). (Built for 7-12 hrs. daily use)
Precor Commercial Series Ellipticals = The Commercial Series is Precor’s best ellipticals. They are built in the USA in Seattle Washington, and use the finest quality parts. They are built to last, as they are very common in Gyms and Fitness Clubs and best for heavy use. The crossramp of the Commercial Series goes up to a 40 degree angle. (Built for 15-20 hrs. daily use)
Available Metrics = Metrics are information available during a workout, including Time Elapsed, Total Distance, Total Strides, Average Strides/Minute, Total Calories, Average Calories/Hour. The more metrics, the more information is available.
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 trainer 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. Horizon Fitness Maximum Weight models go from 275 lbs. to 300 lbs.
Magnetic Brake Resistance = Most 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 and is quieter than other types of resistance mechanisms.
ECB Resistance = ECB Resistance is a high quality (and best) form of magnetic brake resistance. ECB = eddy current brake. All of Schwinn, Precor, Life Fitness, and Sole Ellipticals use ECB Magnetic Resistance.
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 (telemetry). Most ellipticals have at least the grip monitor, and some have both a grip and a chest monitor.
Heart Rate Control = Heart rate programs allow you to control your workout by heartrate, and keep you within a certain cardio range.
Telemetry Belt = This is a belt that is worn to monitor your heartrate. This can be used instead of the grip type of heart monitor and is considered more accurate.
Workout Programs = Almost all ellipticals 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 self 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.
Power Incline/Incline Ramp = An incline ramp allows you to simulate hills and make your workout harder. You press a button to raise the incline ramp to your preferred position.


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