Precor AMT 813 Elliptical Review

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Precor AMT 813 Elliptical Rating

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Pros This uniquely designed trainer offers users a wider range of motion than any other piece of equipment on the gym floor, making this model incredibly versatile, adjustable and fun to use. What’s more is that this machine offers complete low-impact workouts without compromising the performance features.
Cons The console is a bit minimalistic, lacking basic features like a fan, reading rack and speakers. There are also only 6 workout programs and no network connectivity options so users may notice these lacking entertainment and comfort options.
Summary This model is an affordable, unique machine that will impress gym-goers. It saves space in that is in an all-in-one design that operates as multiple machines in one, and it’s also ideal for users who seek low-impact workouts, or users who enjoy interval training with wide ranges of motion. The console and entertainment features are lacking, but for the price, this model is a good value by a trusted brand name in fitness equipment.

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Precor AMT 813 Elliptical Detailed Overview

Precor’s 810 line of trainers, as part of the Experience™ Series, combines top performance design with comfort and versatility options.

The commercial-grade AMT 813 model, which sells for $7,295 retail, is the entry-level in the Adaptive Movement Trainer (AMT) line (AMT 813, AMT 833, AMT 835 and AMT 885) that is designed to offer users a unique and personalized workout experience by providing an adjustable stride and innovative open frame design with three sets of handlebars. This makes for a natural stride that offers an incredibly wide range of motion, unlike any other machine on the market.

The AMT 813 is designed with an adjustable stride that ranges from 0 to 36 inches, and users can choose from 20 levels of resistance. The three handlebars include rodeo handlebars (with heart rate sensors built in) along with moving handlebars, so that users can work the upper body along with the lower body. This feature is also an additional safety feature. When changing stride length, the StrideDial™ feature allows users to notice what muscle groups they are targeting and how to make adjustments that align with individual workout goals.

This model is equipped with the basic P10 Console which features an LED screen display, 6 built-in workout programs, 12 electronic readouts, QuickStart™ Button, 10-key pad and tactile dome keys. This model also offers 20 resistance levels and a fixed stride height of 7.6 inches.

While there’s not much information on the drive system, the max user weight is 350 pounds, which indicates a pretty strong motor and drive system. For this model, Precor offers a warranty of 7 years on the frame, 2 years on parts and 1 year on labor.

Our Favorite Features

  • All-in-one design with 3 sets of handlebars
  • Low-impact with wider range of motion
  • Adjustable stride from 0 to 36 inches
  • Stride Dial™ feature
  • Warranty of 7 years on the frame, 2 years on parts and 1 on labor

Precor AMT 813 Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:4-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Incline:None
Stride Length:0 - 36 inches
Flywheel:N/A
Programs:6 programs
Fan:No
Weight Capacity:350 LBS
Dimensions:14" L x 8" W x 6.5" H

Our Least Favorite Features

  • Drive System Information Missing
  • No fan, no reading rack and no speakers (minimalistic console)
  • Only 6 Workout Programs
  • Loud Motor
  • No Network Connectivity

The Bottom Line

If you aren’t going to go with any of the models in this series that have the Open Stride™ feature, like the AMT 885 and AMT 835, then this model is the best value. For just under $7,500, this commercial-grade, all-in-one trainer is a neat piece of equipment to have on your gym floor. It’s attractive, unique, and easy to use, and offers something for everyone.

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