Gold’s Gym Stride Trainer 380 Elliptical Review 2

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Gold’s Gym Stride Trainer 380 Elliptical Rating

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Pros There are really only two “pros” we can muster up about this trainer: the price (when offered on sale, not the company’s website price of $499), and the fact that this model is designed with SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance (a frictionless resistance system to easily adjust resistance levels without interrupting your workout).
Cons Durability. Plain and simple, this model is not built to last and there are few features that would make you want to purchase this piece of equipment beyond the price. The most glaring “con” would be the short 14 inch stride and poorly designed frame that can leave you with an aching back and sore feet.
Summary You get what you pay for. The pros are few and far between and really only include the price and the fact that this model is designed with some built-in workout programs and SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance. You won’t get anything beyond the basics here, and the quality and durability of this trainer really do reflect the cheap price. The design is also poorly planned and not very ergonomically sound.

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Gold’s Gym Stride Trainer 380 Elliptical Detailed Overview

A basic elliptical trainer by a well-known name in fitness, the Stride Trainer 380 offers an affordable way to stay active.

This mid-range model in the stride trainer series by Gold’s Gym retails for $499 via the company’s website, but many other websites offer this model for almost half the price.

This model is designed with Silent Magnetic Resistance™ (SMR), has a weight capacity of 250 pounds and a fixed stride length of 14 inches; the flywheel weight is not disclosed via their website. The rear-drive trainer is also designed with 12 digital levels of resistance.

The console is designed with a blue-tinted LCD display and offers 6 workout programs. However; the size of the LCD display is not specified. From the display, users can track speed, distance, resistance, time, calories burned and pulse. If you want to also track your heart rate, there are built-in dual-grip EKG heart rate monitor grips on the stationary handlebars.

Gold’s Gym offers a no warranty on the frame and 90-days on parts and labor.

Our Favorite Features

  • Affordable price
  • Silent Magnetic Resistance™ (SMR) technology
  • Lightweight/compact design
  • Moving and stationary handlebars (with dual-grip EKG heart rate monitoring on stationary handlebars)

Our Least Favorite Features

  • Limited Warranty
  • Noisy when in operation
  • No wireless heart rate monitoring capabilities
  • Low weight capacity of 250 pounds
  • Shorter stride/non-adjustable stride of 14 inches
  • No built-in cooling fan or reading rack

The Bottom Line

Ironically, this mid-range model retails for over $100 more than the top-model in the series, the 410. For this reason, we would have to suggest going with the more inexpensive 410 model that has more features, a more advanced console, a longer stride and adjustable pedals. Since all of these models in this series are so inexpensive, why not spend a little bit more to get a few more features? Our verdict? If you are going to choose an elliptical trainer from this line of stride trainers by Gold’ Gym, go with the top model, the 410.


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