Precor EFX 835 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer Review

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Precor EFX 835 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer Rating

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Pros The EFX 835 is self-powered with an adjustable ramp angle ranging from 13 to 40 degrees. This machine also contains moving handlebars, preset workouts and various resistance levels to keep you challenged and accountable to a fit physique.
Cons It’s expensive! The EFX 835 will run you about $7500. While fitness gurus will tell you it’s worth it – and it likely is – it’s definitely an investment not everyone can make.
Summary The EFX 835 has been used in health clubs worldwide, and now that same advanced workout technology can be yours to enjoy in a personal home gym. With more preset workouts than what’s found on some models like the EFX 222, this machine also comes with greater resistance levels and custom options.

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Precor EFX 835 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer Detailed Overview

The EFX 835 is unique in that instead of being inspired by health club machines, it is literally an exact replica of those found at professional gyms. It is self-powered, features telemetry heart rate monitoring and plenty of programs and presets to choose from.

Our Favorite Features

Some of our favorite parts of the Precor EFX 835:

  • Adjustable CrossRamp that alters the height of the elliptical path
  • Natural, low-impact motions that keep things smooth and safe
  • Touch screen heart rate monitoring
  • Moving handlebars that allow for an all-over workout experience
  • The warranty is more than fair – lifetime on frame and welds, 10 years on parts and 1 year for labor.

Precor EFX 835 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:4-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Incline:13 - 40 degrees
Stride Length:N/A
Flywheel:N/A
Programs:15 preset programs
Fan:No
Weight Capacity:500 LBS
Dimensions:14.5" L x 6.5" W x 21.5" H

Our Least Favorite Features

A few downsides to the EFX 835:

  • This machine is heavy! It weighs 412 pounds, so it’s not easily moveable. This machine is definitely designed to be stationary.

The Bottom Line

The EFX 835 doesn’t have much to be unhappy about. This self-powered machine is popular in professional gyms for a reason, and it’s no surprise that many fitness gurus are opting to have them in their personal home gyms as well. The 835 comes equipped with 15 preset programs, 20 resistance levels, heart rate monitoring and workout tracking to keep you progressing toward impressive results. When you’re ready to commit to a machine that’s truly prepared to deliver, strongly consider the EFX 835. With its special CrossRamp technology, moving handlebars and plenty of extra features not found on other crosstrainers, this is a great option both in the gym and in the home.

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