Star Trac E-CTi Elliptical Review 4

Star Trac E-CTi Elliptical Rating

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Pros The Star Trac E-CTi is another fabulous addition to the company’s cross trainer line. With a 15-inch HD screen, a motivational track to keep you moving and triple cell pedals for a cushioned, comfortable ride – you’re sure to find the drive you need to meet all your fitness goals.
Cons There are only 8 workout programs – much less than other Star Trac cross trainers available. It’s also pricey - you get an incredible machine, but it’s not the most affordable.
Summary The Star Trac E-CTi Cross Trainer is partnered with Netpulse® to provide a 15.6-inch personal console screen. With this collaboration, users have access to countless viewing options including current and classic TV shows, music videos, sports, news and more. Star Trac has also replicated their popular triple cell cushioning system from their well-received treadmill line, adding comfort and reduction of injury for all users. While this machine does not have as many workout programs or other features as sister models like the Star Trac E-CTe, it is still a very effective machine that will yield amazing results.

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Star Trac E-CTi Elliptical Detailed Overview

The Star Trac E-CTi truly combines the ideal balance of entertainment with healthy physical fitness. The HD LCD viewing screen is a generous 15-inches, along with access to great entertainment like On Demand TV, music videos, all the latest sports updates, daily news and more. The screen also comes with a large, readable font so you’re able to quickly glance at all your vital workout stats including progress, heart rate and track view. One of the most convenient features of this dynamic console is definitely its touchscreen technology, which allows you to adjust your settings and viewing options without ever needing to pause your workout.

The Star Trac E-CTi is also fully integrated with wireless receivers so you can listen to your iPod music, charge your phone, watch your favorite videos and more.

Outside of superb entertainment options, the Star Trac E-CTi has a wide range of resistance levels (20) and a minimal step height (7-inches) so this machine is accessible to everyone from advanced fitness gurus to novices with limited mobility.

Standard accessories are of course included with the Star Trac E-CTi, including a storage tray, cupholder, cooling fan and EKG heart rate grips. You can also utilize polar telemetry for more accurate heart readings.

Our Favorite Features

Some of our favorite parts of the Star Trac E-CTi:

  • 15-inch HD personal viewing screen
  • Easy-to-use console with clear stats display
  • Multiple cup holder and accessory attachments
  • Adjustable cooling fans
  • Shock-absorbing pedals
  • Low step-up height of only 7”
  • Weight capacity of 350 lb
  • Netpulse® technology featuring Direct TV, music videos, news streaming and more
  • Polar telemetry
  • Self-powered speakers and audio save on energy bills

Our Least Favorite Features

A few downsides to the Star Trac E-CTi:

  • Expensive
  • Only 10 workout programs
  • Warranty is mediocre – 5 years on motor, 2 years parts, 1 year labor

The Bottom Line

The Star Trac E-CTi is a well-built, effective machine that combines technology and ergonomics for a safe, comfortable ride that yields the best results possible. From a large full-color console to ideal pedal spacing and cushioning, you will enjoy both the experience and results you get from daily use on the Star Trac E-CTi in the comfort of your own home.

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