Horizon EX-79 Elliptical Review (Discontinued)

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This Machine is Discontinued


Pros With 20 electronic resistance levels and 20-level power incline, this trainer offers advanced challenging options to really push your fitness goals. In addition to challenging and customizable options, this trainer is also built for comfort with gel-cushioned arched pedals and an extra-long stride.
Cons While there are a number of workout programs and goal tracking options, there is no option for weight or age input so calorie counting is not accurate for everyone. The water bottle holder is also much lower, making it difficult to bend down while the arms are in use.
Summary The EX-79 is built for customizing and comfort but lacks customizable console features and basic tracking options. This trainer is sturdy and well-built with the SixStar ™ Certified Frame Horizon is known for and also includes power features to make for a comfortable user experience overall. In addition, this trainer comes equipped with the same safety features Horizon is known for including a low step-on height and oversized pedals.

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Horizon EX-79 Elliptical Detailed Overview (Discontinued)

The Horizon EX-79 is an elite trainer with a SixStar ™ Certified platform, 20-level power incline, and an extra-long 20-inch stride length for a wider range of motion. The oversized foot pedals are MaxTone ™ Gel-cushioned with arch support for even great comfort and ease of joints. When it comes to the console features and extras, this trainer comes with 12 workout programs , MP3-Compatible speakers, GoalCenter ™ Performance Tracking, and a fan, water bottle holder and reading rack built in. As with other trainers in this series, the EX-79 also comes with an ECB Magnetic Brake resistance system for a smooth and quiet workout experience ideal for in-home use. With a weight capacity of 326 pounds and a flywheel weight of 17.6 pounds, overall this trainer is built with a strong motor and durable, reliable frame.

Our Favorite Features

  • GoalCenter ™ Performance Tracking
  • 20-level power incline
  • Blue backlit display LCD with 12 workout programs
  • MP3 compatible sound system
  • Extra-long stride
  • Cushioned, oversized pedals

Our Least Favorite Features

  • Front drive design not ideal for all users
  • No heart rate strap
  • Two year warranty on parts and labor/ no lifetime warranty on the frame
  • Poorly placed cup holder
  • Cannot be folded up for easy storage

The Bottom Line

As the top of the line trainer in the EX Series, the EX-79 is a trainer built for daily use for a variety of users. With the customizable comfort features, high weight capacity and extra-long stride, this trainer can really be used by most people of all shapes and sizes. What this trainer lacks is an impressive warranty and the ability fold up for storage, not so ideal for those working in smaller spaces.

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