Horizon EX-69 Elliptical Review

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Horizon EX-69 Elliptical Rating

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Pros This trainer is durably built with a SixStar ™Certified platform and 5 adjustable incline levels. There are also tracking and entertainment features that other models in this series lack.
Cons For the price, this trainer does not offer as many workout programs or entertainment features as other brands at the same price point. The non-customizable stride length and front drive design can also make this trainer uncomfortable for some users.
Summary The EX-69 elliptical trainer includes an MP-3 compatible sound system and green backlit display with 10 workout programs and GoalCenter ™ Performance Tracking. The build and durability of the EX-69 offers a smooth and natural stride but the front drive design and handle bar distance can cause discomfort for some body types.

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Horizon EX-69 Elliptical Detailed Overview

The EX-69 elliptical trainer stands as a quality, mid-level trainer with a number of entertainment and workout tracking options for setting and monitoring basic fitness goals. The console includes basic features such as a fan, reading rack and a cup holder, but also includes an MP3 compatible sound system and a 5.75 inch green backlit display featuring 10 workout programs and GoalCenter ™ Performance Tracking.  This trainer features a 20 inch stride length, oversized pedals and 5 manually adjustable incline levels, making for a very smooth and natural stride, but the stride length is not adjustable. When it comes to the frame, the EX-69 is built with a 14.3 pound flywheel and a SixStar ™ Certified Platform and Frame, meaning that there is zero gap between the pedals, proper positioning of the handlebars, an 18 inch FLATellipse foot path, and a 10 inch step on height. All of these features mean a trainer that is built for comfort and safety.

Our Favorite Features

  • SixStar™ Certified Frame
  • GoalCenter ™ Performance Tracking
  • 20 resistance levels
  • MP3 compatible sound system
  • Adjustable incline levels (manually)
  • Weight capacity up to 300 pounds

Horizon EX-69 Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:4-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Incline:5 Positions
Stride Length:20 inches
Flywheel:14.3 LB
Programs:10 programs
Weight Capacity:300 LB
Dimensions:73" L x 22" W x 65" H

Our Least Favorite Features

  • Front drive design
  • No heart rate strap
  • Only one year warranty on parts and labor
  • Poorly placed cup holder
  • Non-adjustable stride length

The Bottom Line

As a mid-level trainer, the EX-69 offers the durability and comfort of a quality trainer at similar price points but lacks customizable and adjustable features making this trainer difficult for users of all shapes and sizes to comfortably enjoy. The front drive design is also a negative point for some users who may have back problems or find the design of having the motor in the front uncomfortable.

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