Best Standard Ellipticals
Standard, or mid-level, elliptical trainers are typically offered in the price range of $800 to $1500 and come with more features and customizable options than many basic elliptical trainers. Most standard trainers come equipped with oversized no-slip pedals and offer a stride legnth of at least 18 inches, with an average of 20 inches for most trainers. With an average user weight capacity of 300 to 350 pounds, and average flywheel weight of 15 to 17 pounds, standard trainers are typically durable trainers ideal for most any users. When it comes to the console, expect some trainers to offer Apple or Andriod compatibility, with an average of 15 to 20 workout programs built-in. Some trainers will also offer wireless heart rate monitoring systems, but not all. Warranties on mid-level trainers are typically lifetime on the frame and about 1 to 3 years on parts and labor.