FreeMotion 510 Elliptical Review 4

FreeMotion 510 Elliptical Rating

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Pros The FreeMotion 510 is a no-frills fitness elliptical available at a very reasonable price. You will feel solid and secure on this machine, with a natural range of motion and excellent ergonomics. You can also adjust the stride and incline levels on this elliptical.
Cons The FreeMotion 510 can be a bit noisy at times, probably more distractingly so than other manufacturers within its price range. The warranty is also a bit disappointing – parts and labor are only available for one year.
Summary The FreeMotion 510 features an adjustable stride length ranging from 18”-20”, plus a range of incline up to 30 degrees. With 20 different resistance levels, this elliptical is ideal for users of all statures and ability. The FreeMotion 510 is often compared to the NordicTrack Audiostrider 990 Pro. Still, the FreeMotion 510 tends to be a bit more strong and solid when it comes to performance and long-term durability.

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FreeMotion 510 Elliptical Detailed Overview

This elliptical features a SpaceSaver design that allows the base and pedals to fold up and out of the way when you need to clean or relocate your home gym. Besides its modest footprint, the FreeMotion 510 features 30 different professional workout programs so your daily grind will always be challenging and engaging. Some of the programs include quad toning, strengthening of the calves and an intense core focus for the ultimate in calorie burn and energy build.

The 510 also comes with a wireless chest strap compatibility – you’ll need to buy the strap separately, but it is well worth it when you see how much more accurate of a read you receive.

Our Favorite Features 

Some of our favorite parts of the FreeMotion 510:

  • Rear drive technology brings greater improvements to overall physique
  • 30 different workout programs
  • Maximum weight of 325 lbs
  • Wireless chest strap compatible
  • iFit compatible
  • Space saving fold-up design
  • Sound speakers to play out your personal mp3 music
  • Workout fan
  • Display of various stats during your workout hour including time, distance, caloric burn, heart rate and more.

Our Least Favorite Features

A few downsides to the FreeMotion 510:

  • The warranty doesn’t seem to represent confidence to the buyers. Only a year of parts and labor just isn’t ideal.
  • Features such as iFit and the wireless chest strap require additional purchases.

The Bottom Line 

For those looking for an elliptical machine that will perform well, then look no further than the FreeMotion 510. With a 5” backlit display and rear-drive design, you will find you don’t miss a strong majority of the special features included with more luxurious elliptical machines.

Enjoy your own music with integrated speakers, able to connect to an iPod. You can also count on one step resistance controls that can reach 20 different levels of resistance. This means your workout will always be challenging, and always rewarding.

Not sure where to get started on the path of elliptical fitness? The FreeMotion 510 serves novices well with its simple, straightforward features and wide range of programs and levels available. Still, more advanced users will still get a lot of this machine, making it a diverse and sturdy contribution to the entire household. If you’re looking to tone up a specific region of your body, including glutes, arms or center core, then the various programs pre-installed on the 510 will really inspire you to get moving. If you choose to sign up for an annual iFit membership, you will receive the added bonus of personal rear-kicking from celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels. iFit users also get to view real-life terrain via Google Maps.

With its oversized, cushioned pedals that adjust to perfectly support your unique body type, the FreeMotion 510 is just an overall fantastic machine that will fit into your home gym well.

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