Precor AMT 835 with Open Stride Review 5

Precor AMT 835 with Open Stride Rating

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Pros The Open Stride™ feature is an impressive one to note on this model as it allows users to not only adjust the stride length, but also the stride height, making it easy for users to work on incline training and simulate a stair climber machine. In this way, users do not have to compromise low-impact for performance. This model also features the new P30 console with a large LED display and Motion Controls.
Cons Despite the unique design, this model is a pretty pricy piece of equipment. It also has the same console as the 833 model just under this one that retails for thousands less. Finally, as with other models in the series, the max weight capacity is lower than average at 350 pounds and little is known about the type of drive system.
Summary This model impresses with its incredible versatility and ability to personalize workouts to meet specific individualized goals and workout needs. The Open Stride™ feature allows users to use this machine like an elliptical trainer, treadmill or stair climber, but it is pricy and lacks a super powerful drive system since the weight capacity is under 400 pounds.

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Precor AMT 835 with Open Stride Detailed Overview

Precor’s AMT 835 with Open Stride™ Adaptive Movement Trainer is a mid-range model in Precor’s 830 Line of the Experience Series™ machines by Precor that is a low-impact trainer offering an all-in-one design and featuring the brand new Open Stride™ feature.

For $9,395, this is one of the best valued machines in the AMT line (AMT 813, AMT 833, AMT 835 and AMT 885) this model features three sets of handlebars and a free suspension design that can mimic the full stride of an elliptical trainer or that of s shorter stride, ideal for walker or climbing hills (depending on the height). The Open Stride™ feature allows users to adjust the stride height from 6.8 to 10 inches, and the stride length can also be adjusted from 0 to 36 inches. Users have 20 levels of resistance to choose from as well. These design features make it easy to use this machine as an elliptical trainer, treadmill or stair climber. In addition, users can choose from 20 levels of resistance.

This full-service trainer also features Precor’s new P30 Console with Motion Controls and Quick Start. This console also includes over 20 electronic workout readouts, 6 built-in workout programs, an electronic keypad, a reading rack and mobile device charging USB. The display screen is also a large LED screen that is easy to read.

Precor offers a warranty of 7 years coverage on the frame, 2 years on parts and 1 year on labor.

Our Favorite Features

  • All-in-one design with 3 sets of handlebars
  • C-SAFE enabled and FitLinxx compatible
  • Low-impact with wider range of motion
  • Adjustable stride length from 0 to 36 inches
  • Adjustable stride height 6.5 to 10 inches
  • Stride Dial™ feature
  • Warranty of 7 years on the frame, 2 years on parts and 1 on labor .
  • 21 electronic workout readouts
  • Self-powered
  • Motion Controls console feature
  • Safety features

Precor AMT 835 with Open Stride - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:5-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Incline:13 - 40 degrees
Stride Length:0 - 36 inches
Programs:15 preset programs
Weight Capacity:500 LBS
Dimensions:80" L x 32" W x 68" H

Our Least Favorite Features

  • Drive System information missing
  • No fan or speakers built into console
  • Only 6 Workout Programs
  • Loud Motor
  • Size of LED display screen not specified
  • Max Weight 350 pounds
  • Limited warranty for price point

The Bottom Line

This model beats out the pricier AMT 885 model that is well over $2,000 more. The 835 is still designed with the Open Stride™ feature unique to these trainers, and also comes with a design that requires little to maintenance. The modest console offers users just what they need and not much else, but the unique design of the AMT trainer speaks for itself. Bottom line: you can’t beat a piece of equipment that boasts three machines in one.

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