Horizon Fitness Elite 7 Elliptical Trainer

The Horizon Elite E7 is an intelligent machine that is built on the focus of fluidity and natural movement. This is one of the safest and most ergonomic elliptical machines available on the market today. The E7 features ergonomic pedal spacing and moveable handlebars that allow for a safe and healthy exercise experience. Plus, the folding capabilities of the E7 machine allows the owner to store the elliptical in even the smallest of environments.

Features

-ViaFit connectivity system allows you to connect to your choice of fitness apps
-Frame and motor feature a lifetime warranty
-Parts feature an often unheard of 5 year warranty
-Ergonomic frame allows for natural movement during workouts
-Passport program gives you HD destination footage to stream through your television for a unique experience
-Price range is reasonable
-Heavy flywheel keeps the machine reasonably stable
-20 different resistance levels
-Wireless heart rate monitor allows the user to keep track of their heart rates
-Speakers, reading rack and bottle holder are included
-Costs are kept low through Energy Saver feature

Build Quality

The Horizon Elite E7 Elliptical features a “SixStar Frame”, which is comprised of six design details that create a very natural and comfortable workout. These details are:

1.Smooth Elliptical Stride – The Elite E7 uses a large drive pulley and an impressive 23 lb. flywheel to allow the elliptical to move smoothly and naturally.
2.Narrow Pedal Distance – Due to it’s front drive design, this elliptical trainer places the pedals very close to each other, thus reducing stress to the user’s hips.
3.Optimal Handlebar Spacing – The handlebars are at a 45 degree angle, and within easy reach and position.
4.Straight Body Posture – Most elliptical trainers force the user to lean forward due to the positioning of their body over the mechanism. The Horizon Elite E7 allows your body to stay in an upright posture, allowing the user to workout more comfortably and for longer periods.
5.Natural Elliptical Stride – The user receives an elliptical pattern that closely mimics running or walking. This is far less stressful on your joints and lower back.
6.Low Pedal Height – The pedals are extremely easy to mount and dismount due to their low 10” height.
Add in the impressive warranties, the power incline, and the 20″ stride length, and you’ve got a machine worth considering. However, it is worth mentioning that the frame may seem less sturdy due to its folding capabilities.

Assembly

It is suggested that at least two people assemble the Horizon Elite E7 Elliptical. The assembly itself is pretty simple and straightforward, but the overall weight of the machine may make it harder for some users to maneuver. Horizon tries to make this a little easier by offering in-home delivery and scheduled drop off.

Heart Rate Monitor

The Horizon Elite E7 features a wireless heart rate monitor strap that allows its users to keep track of their heart rate. This information is displayed on the machine’s impressive 8.5″ built-in LCD monitor.

Display and Console

The E7’s display console measures an impressive 8.5″ LCD monitor. This monitor displays the user’s heart rate, distance travelled, time spent, and allows the user to choose among one of the machine’s 42 installed workout programs. The console is MP3 compatible and features a reading rack as well as a bottle holder.

Programs

This particular elliptical features 42 preset workout programs, allowing the user to choose the program that works best for them. This allows the user to maximize their workout time and get the most from their machine.

Warranty

The Horizon E7 offers impressive warranties. The frame and motor have a lifetime warranty, and the parts feature an almost unheard of 5 year warranty. However, the labor warranty for this machine is only 1 year.

Pros

-Lengthy warranties on frame, motor, and parts
-SixStar Frame allows for comfortable and ergonomic workout
-Wireless heart rate monitor

Cons
-Short labor warranty
-Frame may wobble due to folding capabilities
-Assembly may require more than one person

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