Best Elliptical Machines with Long Strides to be Fit

First and foremost, each long stride elliptical machine reviewed below has a stride ranging from 17 to 20 inches. Also, the physical length of the elliptical machine ranges from 54 to 72 inches.

In addition, these elliptical machines concurrently provide an upper and a lower body workout, or just a lower body workout. By the way, for a lower body workout, simply hold on to the stationary handlebars. Meanwhile, for a full body workout, grab the long moving handlebars to exercise your arms, shoulders, chest, and back.

Finally, as described below, they have some of the best features available in elliptical machines.

Quick Answer: Best Elliptical Machines

Review of Best Elliptical Machines

Editor’s Choice of Best Elliptical Machine

2. Nautilus E616

Comparison of Best Elliptical Machines

Elliptical Machine

Max Body Weight

Stride in inches

Features

Warranty

A/A+ Feedback

1-5 Rating

Schwinn 411

300 lbs

18"

10 challenge programs
Bluetooth

10-years frame

2-years parts

1-year electronics

90 days labor

77%

4.6

Nautilus E616

300 lbs

20"

29 cutomizable programs
USB and MP3 ports
Bluetooth

10-years frame

3-years parts

3-years electronics

1-year labor

77%

4.9

NordicTrack Commercial 12.9

350 lbs

17" - 19"

1-year i-Fit membership
Power Incline: 0 to 20 degrees
Fan, Speakers, Bluetooth

10-years frame

2-years parts

1-year labor

67%

4.8

ProForm PFEL55916

300 lbs

20"

30-days i-Fit membership
Manual incline 0 to 20 degrees
18 professional workouts
iPod sound system

10-years frame

2-years parts

1-year labor

71%

4.7

Sunny SF-E3875

300 lbs

19.5"

24 fitness routines
pedal forward or backward
manual use

3-years frame

180 days parts

70%

4.5

1. Schwinn 411

Schwinn Compact Elliptical Machine – Schwinn Elliptical Machine

Schwinn 411 elliptical machine

The Schwinn Compact Elliptical Machines come in three models: 411, 430, 470, and A40. Only the model 411 is described below. However, significant related features of the 430 and the 470 are also described, when appropriate.

Key Features

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    First, the Schwinn 411 is a compact elliptical machine with a stride of 18 inches. Meanwhile, both the Schwinn 430 and the Schwinn 470 long stride elliptical machine has a stride of 20 inches.
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    Second, the Schwinn 411 has 16 levels of magnetic resistance for a wide range of workout intensities. Meanwhile, the Schwinn 430 has 20 levels of magnetic resistance. And, the Schwinn 470 has 25 levels of magnetic resistance.
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    Third, it has two sets of handlebars. The moving handlebars are used for a full body workout. And, the static handlebars, with grips for heart rate sensors, are used for a lower body workout.
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    Fourth, the streamlined 5.5 inches wide high contrast LCD console displays time, speed, distance, calories, and heart rate.
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    Next, it has a built-in media rack.
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    Also, it has a water bottle holder.
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    In addition, you get access to “Explore the World” app streaming on your cell phone. Indeed, this app lets you digitally immerse in a world of virtual courses, exotic locales, and stunning trails from around the world. As a result, your workouts become more interesting.
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    Furthermore, the Schwinn 411 comes with an interval program which switches between HIIT (high intensity interval training) sprints and recovery. In addition, it comes with ten challenge programs.
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    Lastly, the Schwinn elliptical machine provides a low-impact cardio workout.

Other Features

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    First, the Schwinn 411 can be used by those weighing less than 300 pounds.
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    Second, this elliptical trainer is 53.8 inches long, 24 inches wide, and 62.5 inches high.
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    Third, it weighs 100 pounds.Fourth, the elliptical trainer has levelers to keep the machine steady and level.
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    Also, it has a transport handle to help you lift one end of the elliptical trainer in order to move the machine.
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    In addition, the machine has transport rollers to help move the machine.
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    Next, it comes with Bluetooth connectivity.
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    Furthermore, it requires a 100-240 volts AC power outlet.
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    Now, see the video of it in use here.
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    Finally, it comes with a 10 years warranty on the frame, 2 years on the mechanical parts, 1 year on the electronics, and 90 days for labor.

PROS

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    First, the Schwinn 411 has a stride of 18 inches, which is appropriate for anyone up to 5 feet 4 inches in height. Meanwhile, the 430 and the 470, with a stride of 20 inches is appropriate for anyone taller.
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    Second, the 16 levels of magnetic resistance provide a wide range of workout intensities.
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    Third, it has a 5.5 inches wide high contrast LCD console to display time, speed, distance, calories, and heart rate.
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    Fourth, it comes with a media rack and a water bottle holder.
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    Next, you have access to the “Explore the World” app streaming on your cell phone.
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    Also, the 411 comes with an interval and ten challenge programs.
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    In addition, the Schwinn 411 can be used by anyone weighing less than 300 pounds
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    Furthermore, the elliptical machine has Bluetooth connectivity to link up with your cell phone.
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    Finally, it comes with a 10-year warranty on the frame, 2 year on mechanical parts, 1 year on electronics, and 90 days for labor.

2. Nautilus E616

Nautilus Elliptical Trainer - Nautilus Elliptical

Nautilus elliptical trainer

Key Features

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    First, the Nautilus elliptical trainer has a Precision Path Stride of 20 inches.
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    Second, the Nautilus E616 has 25 levels of magnetic resistance for a wide range of workout intensities.
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    Third, it has two sets of ergonomically placed and padded handlebars. The moving handlebars are used for a full body workout. And, the static handlebars, with grips for heart rate sensors, give you a lower body workout. In addition, the handlebars allow for a variety of hand positions.
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    Fourth, it comes with an interactive DualTrack LCD display featuring 29 customizable programs. Also, the display shows distance, speed, pace, calories, time, and heart rate. In addition, a chest strap uses telemetry to transmit heart rate data to the display.
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    Next, it comes with a media tray, a USB port, and a port for MP3 devices.
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    Also, it has a water bottle holder.
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    In addition, the maximum pedal height at full incline is 24 inches.
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    Lastly, the Nautilus Elliptical Trainer provides a low-impact cardio workout.

Other Features

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    First, the Nautilus E616 can be used by those weighing less than 300 pounds.
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    Second, this elliptical trainer is 71.5 inches long, 26.7 inches wide, and 63.2 inches high.
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    Third, it weighs 173.3 pounds.
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    Fourth, the elliptical trainer has levelers to keep the machine steady and level.
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    Also, it has a transport handle to help you lift one end of the machine in preparation for moving it.
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    In addition, the machine has transport rollers to help move the machine.
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    Next, it comes with Bluetooth connectivity to link up with your cell phone. Consequently, you can set, track, and monitor workout progress with popular app-based tracking tools like “Explore the World”, and others.
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    Furthermore, it requires a 120 volts AC power outlet.
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    Now, see the video of it in use here or here.
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    Finally, it comes with a 10 years warranty on the frame, 3 years on the mechanical parts, 3 years on the electronics, and 1 year for labor.

PROS

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    First, the Nautilus E616 has a stride of 20 inches, which is appropriate for anyone more than 5 feet 4 inches in height.
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    Second, the 25 levels of magnetic resistance provide a wide range of workout intensities.
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    Third, it has an interactive DualTrack LCD display featuring 29 customizable programs. Also, it displays time, speed, distance, calories, and heart rate.
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    Fourth, it comes with a media tray, a USB port, a port for MP3 devices, and a water bottle holder.
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    Next, the Nautilus E616 can be used by anyone weighing less than 300 pounds.
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    Also, it comes with Bluetooth connectivity to link up with your cell phone. Consequently, you can set, track, and monitor workout progress with popular app-based tracking tools like “Explore the World”, and others.
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    Finally, it comes with a 10-year warranty on the frame, 2 years on mechanical parts, 1 year on electronics, and 90 days for labor.

CONS

However, with a length of 71.5 inches, the Nautilus E616 requires the most physical space from among the elliptical machines reviewed here.

3. NordicTrack Commercial 12.9

NordicTrack NTEL71218 Commercial 12.9 - NTEL71218 – Commercial 12.9 – NordicTrack NTEL71218 – NordicTrack C 12.9 – C 12.9

Nordic Track trainer

Key Features

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    First, the NordicTrack Commercial 12.9 long stride elliptical machine has a power adjustable stride ranging from 17 to 19 inches. So, it is perfect for multiple users. Now, this stride is changed by using the incline and the adjustable pedals. Moreover, adjusting the stride lets you target and tone specific muscle groups while adding variety to your workouts.
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    Second, the NordicTrack NTEL71218 has 24 levels of digital resistance giving you a wide range of workout intensities. Incidentally, iFit, the home interactive personal training system that comes with the machine, auto-adjusts the elliptical’s resistance.
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    Third, the C 12.9 elliptical machine has static handlebars with grips for monitoring your heart rate. Also, these handlebars can be used to get a lower body workout. Meanwhile, the soft-touch upper body arms are used for a total body workout.
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    Fourth, the Commercial 12.9 has a 7 inches high definition interactive touchscreen display. Meanwhile, this display streams the on-demand iFit workouts directly on the screen. Incidentally, the C 12.9 comes with a 1-year iFit family membership to create up to 5 individual exercise profiles.
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    Next, the iFit membership lets you stream up to 12,000 on-demand video workouts into your home. By the way, these workouts can control your speed and incline. Moreover, these workouts range from HIIT and fat burning workouts to cardio and strength training workouts. Also, these workouts take you all over the world.
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    In addition, the NordicTrack C 12.9, it comes with a water bottle holder, tablet holder, and speakers.
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    Furthermore, it has an AutoBreeze Workout fan, located below the speakers, to keep you cool during your workout.
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    Lastly, you can train on the NordicTrack’s power adjustable incline ranging from 0 to 20 degrees.

Other Features

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    First, the NordicTrack Commercial 12.9 can be used by those weighing less than 350 pounds.
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    Second, this NordicTrack C 12.9 is 68.25 inches long, 28.75 inches wide, and 68.5 inches high.
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    Third, it weighs 210 pounds.
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    Fourth, the elliptical trainer has leveling feet to keep the machine steady and level.
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    Also, it has a handle, on the back crossbar, to help you lift the back of the machine to move it.
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    In addition, the machine has wheels attached to the front crossbar to help you roll the machine.
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    Next, it comes with Bluetooth connectivity.
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    Furthermore, the 30-pound inertia-enhanced flywheel, with silent magnetic resistance, keeps each stride quiet and smooth.
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    Also, the C 12.9 has oversized cushioned pedals.
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    In addition, it requires a 120 volts AC power outlet.
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    Now, see the video of it in use here.
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    Finally, it comes with a 10-year warranty on the frame, 2 years on parts, and 1 year for labor.

PROS

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    First, the NordicTrack Commercial 12.9 long stride elliptical machine has an adjustable stride ranging from 17 to 19 inches.
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    Second, the 24 levels of digital resistance provide a wide range of workout intensities. Incidentally, the resistance, the speed, and the incline can be automatically adjusted by iFit, the home interactive personal training system.
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    Third, the power adjustable incline ranges from 0 to 20 degrees for more challenging workouts.
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    Fourth, it has a 7 inches high definition interactive touchscreen display which is used by iFit for its streaming workouts. Incidentally, you get a 1-year membership to iFit.
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    Furthermore, it comes with a tablet holder, speakers, fans, and a water bottle holder.
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    Next, the NordicTrack C 12.9 can be used by anyone weighing less than 350 pounds.
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    Also, it comes with Bluetooth connectivity to link up with your cell phone.
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    In addition, the 30-pound inertia-enhanced flywheel with magnetic resistance gives you a quiet and smooth stride.
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    Finally, it comes with a 10-year warranty on the frame, 2 years on parts, and 1 year for labor.

4. ProForm PFEL55916

ProForm PFEL55916 Endurance 520 E Elliptical - PFEL55916 - Endurance 520E Elliptical - Endurance 520E

Proform trainer

Key Features

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    First, the ProForm PFEL55916 long stride elliptical machine has an adjustable 20 inches stride.
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    Second, the ProForm PFEL55916 Endurance 520 E Elliptical has 18 levels of trainer-controlled quick digital magnetic resistance.
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    Third, the Endurance 520 E Elliptical has static handlebars with grips for monitoring your heart rate. Also, these handlebars can be used to get a lower body workout. Meanwhile, the upper body arms are used for a total body workout.
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    Fourth, a 30-day iFit trial membership gives you access to interactive training sessions, on-demand studio & global workouts, and connected fitness tracking in your home. In fact, you can stream interactive iFit workouts to your own tablet or smartphone, resting on the tablet holder, to stay engaged and motivated as you train.
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    Next, the ProForm PFEL55916 Endurance 520 E Elliptical has a 5 inches backlit display. Moreover, this display tracks distance, cadence, speed, estimated calories burned, heart rate, and time.
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    Also, it has an iPod compatible sound system that plays your iPod recordings on the elliptical machine’s speakers located below the display.
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    In addition, the ProForm Endurance 520E comes with 18 professional workout apps and a water bottle holder.
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    Lastly, the Endurance 520E has five incline positions of 0, 5, 10, 15, and 20 degrees. Incidentally, these positions are easily and quickly set manually. Meanwhile, adding inclines to your cardio workouts burn more calories.

Other Features

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    First, the ProForm PFEL55916 long stride elliptical machine can be used by those weighing less than 300 pounds.
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    Second, this Endurance 520E elliptical machine is 68.25 inches long, 34.4 inches wide, and 69.3 inches high.
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    Third, it weighs 207 pounds.
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    Fourth, the Endurance 520E elliptical has oversized leveling feet to stabilize the exercise machine.
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    Next, it has a handle, on the back crossbar, to help you lift the back of the machine so that it can be moved.
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    Also, the machine has wheels attached to the front crossbar to help you roll the machine.
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    In addition, the inertia-enhanced flywheel with silent magnetic resistance gives you a smooth workout.
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    Furthermore, the Endurance 520E has a solid steel construction.
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    Also, it requires a 120 volts AC power outlet.
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    Now, see the video of it in use here.
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    Finally, it comes with a 10-year warranty on the frame, 2-year warranty on parts, and 1-year warranty on labor.

PROS

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    First, the ProForm Endurance 520E long stride elliptical machine has a 20 inches adjustable stride.
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    Second, the 18 levels of digital resistance provide a wide range of workout intensities.
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    Third, the incline has settings of 0, 5, 10, 15, and 20 degrees for different levels of challenging workouts. Incidentally, these settings are easily set manually.
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    Fourth, it has a 5 inches screen to display distance, cadence, speed, estimated calories burned, heart rate, and time.
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    Furthermore, it comes with a tablet holder, speakers, and a water bottle holder.
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    Also, it comes with 18 professional workout apps. 
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    In addition, it comes with one month of free iFit subscription.
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    Next, the ProForm Endurance 520E can be used by anyone weighing less than 300 pounds.
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    Incidentally, it has an iPod compatible sound system to play iPod recordings on the speakers.
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    Furthermore, the inertia-enhanced flywheel with silent magnetic resistance gives you a smooth workout.
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    Finally, it comes with a 10-year warranty on the frame, 2-year warranty on parts, and 1-year warranty for labor.

5. Sunny SF-E3875

Sunny Elliptical Machine – Sunny Elliptical Trainer

Sunny Long Stride Elliptical mahine

Key Features

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    First, the Sunny SF-E3875 long stride elliptical machine has a 19.5 inches stride.
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    Second, this Sunny Elliptical has 16 levels of resistance which can be easily changed with the press of a button on the console.
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    Third, the Sunny Elliptical Machine has static handlebars with grips for monitoring your heart rate. Also, these handlebars can be used to get a lower body workout. Meanwhile, the full motion handlebars are equipped with anti-slip padding to build muscular endurance in your arms, shoulders, back, and chest. Also, using the full motion handlebars you get both an upper body as well as a lower body workout.
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    Fourth, the Sunny Elliptical has a digital display that shows time, distance, odometer, speed, calories burned, heart rate, wattage produced, program, level, and rotations per minute.
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    Also, the Sunny Elliptical Machine comes with 24 preset fitness routines. Now, you can use heart rate data in these preset workouts to help you craft individual workouts, based on your individual intensity.
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    In addition, there is a tablet holder for your mobile device such as a tablet so you can follow along to your favorite workout video.
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    Next, there is a conveniently located bottle holder.
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    Furthermore, this machine has oversized textured non-slip footplates designed for optimal grip and balance during the most demanding, vigorous workouts. Also, you can pedal forward and backward. Moreover, the footplates accommodate all foot sizes.
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    Lastly, this elliptical trainer can be used manually when there is no electrical power. Meanwhile, in this mode, the elliptical trainer uses the last used resistance setting.

Other Features

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    First, the Sunny SF-E3875 can be used by those weighing less than 300 pounds.
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    Second, this Sunny long stride elliptical machine is 62.8 inches long, 26.38 inches wide, and 70.08 inches high.
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    Third, it weighs 189.6 pounds.
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    Fourth, the Sunny SF-E3875 elliptical has floor stabilizers to stabilize the exercise machine.
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    Next, it has a transportation handle, on the back crossbar, to help you lift the back of the machine so that it can be moved.
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    Also, the machine has rubber transportation wheels attached to the front crossbar to help you roll the machine.
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    Furthermore, the Sunny elliptical trainer has a durable steel frame.
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    Now, see the video of it in use here.
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    Finally, it comes with a 3-year warranty on the structural frame and 180 days for other parts or components.

PROS

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    First, the Sunny SF-E3875 long stride elliptical machine has a 19.5 inches stride.
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    Second, the 16 levels of resistance provide a wide range of workout intensities.
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    Third, it has a digital display showing time, distance, odometer, speed, calories burned, heart rate, wattage produced, program, level, and rotations per minute.
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    Fourth, it comes with 24 preset fitness routines. Furthermore, you can use heart rate data in these preset workouts to help you craft individual workouts, based on your individual intensity.
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    Next, it comes with a tablet holder for your mobile device such as a tablet so you can follow along to your favorite workout video.
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    Also, there is a conveniently located bottle holder.
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    In addition, you can pedal forward or backward. Incidentally, the footplates accommodate all foot sizes.
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    Furthermore, this elliptical trainer can be used manually when there is no electric power.
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    Next, the Sunny SF-E3875 can be used by those weighing less than 300 pounds.
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    Finally, it comes with a 3-year warranty on the structural frame and 180 days for other parts or components.

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