Bladez E300 Elliptical Review 3

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Bladez E300 Elliptical Rating

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Pros This affordable elliptical trainer, offered for just $399.99, comes equipped with 23 workout programs to choose from. This is above average for an elliptical trainer at this price point, so we consider this a major benefit.
Cons The stride is shorter than average at 14 inches; a feature that can be problematic in many ways, especially if multiple users plan to use the same trainer. The pedal spacing is also very far apart at 7.3 inches, which is also a comfort issue that can even lead to injury. Overall, this model is not the most ergonomically sound, and it lacks very basic features like a water bottle holder, fan and audio options.
Summary With a bare console and shorter than average stride, the E300 doesn’t have too much to offer, but the price is hard to beat and it comes with a pretty impressive warranty. There are also an above average number of built-in workout programs to choose from, which might make up for the lack of entertainment options.

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Bladez E300 Elliptical Detailed Overview

The entry-level model in the Bladez Fitness rear-drive elliptical trainers, the E300 model is an affordable choice coming in at just under $400. The drive system features a 14 pound flywheel and has a weight maximum capacity of 275 pounds, which is a bit below the average for trainers of this design.

There are 16 electronic resistance levels to choose from, along with 23 workout programs built-in. The stride is fixed at 14 inches, which is also below the average 18 inches for most trainers. The console features very basic options that include 6 electronic workout readouts, contact grips to monitor heart rate and a reading rack. This model does lack any audio capabilities or speakers, and does not come with a water bottle holder. The E300 also lacks any wireless heart rate monitoring capabilities.

This model does feature a light-weight, compact design and a low step-on height of 5.8 inches, along with transport wheels so it can be easily moved and stored as needed. Bladez Fitness offers a lifetime warranty on the frame and magnet, and 1 year on parts and labor.

Our Favorite Features

  • Price
  • Free shipping
  • 30-day guarantee
  • Lifetime warranty on frame and magnet
  • Variety of workout programs
  • Transport wheels

Our Least Favorite Features

  • No wireless heart rate monitoring capabilities
  • No built-in cooling fan
  • No water bottle holder
  • Shorter than average stride
  • Lacks a quick start key on the console
  • No audio options/speakers
  • Lighter flywheel
  • Lower than average weight capacity maximum

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for an affordable way to get in some exercise, this E300 entry-level isn’t terrible but it’s not really good either. The shorter than average stride makes for a cramped feeling that isn’t comfortable for most people, and the lighter than average flywheel means a noisier machine with a less than smooth, natural feel. The warranty is nice, so it might be worth taking a chance but if you spend just a few hundred dollars more, you can get a trainer by a more well-known brand with additional features and a more ergonomically sound designed frame.

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