Horizon Fitness Evolve 3 Elliptical Trainer

The Horizon Evolve 3 Elliptical is a great elliptical for beginners. This model contains a frame that can be folded up in just one easy step, making it perfect for all workout environments. The machine has a three-step assembly that allows users to begin their workouts almost immediately. The list of features is typical for an elliptical in this price range, but this is still a machine worth considering.

Features

-One step folding allows for easy storage
-ViaFit technology allows for online workout tracking
-Workout feedback via Cardio Compass
-Longer stride allows for a comfortable workout for any shape or size
-Simple 3 step assembly
-Reasonable price range
-Durable frame allows for multiple daily usage

Build Quality

The Horizon Evolve 3 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 18 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 Evolve 3 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.

Assembly

This machine is quite unique with its simple 3 step assembly. With such an easy setup, users should be using their machine in no time. The frame is much lighter than many in this price range as well, making it even easier to maneuver.

Heart Rate Monitor

The Evolve 3 features a wireless heart rate monitor through hand grips to keep track of the user’s heart rate while they work out. This information is then displayed on the admittedly small 5.5″ inch LCD monitor.

Display and Console

The display of the Evolve 3 is in the small range at only 5.5″, but shows the time, distance, speed, calories, heart rate, resistance level, watts, Cardio Compass, and RPM. The console features heart rate contact grips, Wi-Fi capable ViaFit connectivity, Passport Ready technology, Energy Saver mode, built-in speakers, a reading rack, and a bottle holder.

Programs

This elliptical features 32 preset workout program types including manual, calorie, distance, step, interval, and performance. These allow the user to maximize their workout potential and achieve the best possible workout for their personal needs.

Warranty

The Horizon Evolve 3 features a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, a 3 year warranty on parts, and a 1 year warranty on labor. This is typical for ellipticals in this price range.

Pros

-Affordable
-Easy 3 step assembly
-One step folding for storage

Cons

-Typical warranties
-Small LCD display monitor

2 Comments
  1. Reply
    H December 25, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    would be nice to know what tools are needed for assembly

  2. Reply
    Tracie May 5, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    This machine appears to have serious design flaws. I purchased a brand new one in February stopped folding up after 6 weeks. The replacement they gave me (new) is also not folding now – after TWO WEEKS of use. Save your money.

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