Horizon Fitness Evolve 5 Elliptical Trainer

The Evolve 5 is truly an impressive elliptical in its price range. Featuring a heavy flywheel, this particular elliptical offers plenty of resistance. The multiple programming options shown through the large console allows the user to choose the perfect workout for their personal needs. Plus, this elliptical folds up small, making it perfect for workout areas of any size.

Features

-Longer stride allows users of all heights to use comfortably
-Online workout tracking allows the user to track their progress
-Workout feedback through Cardio Compass
-One step folding frame
-Heavy flywheel allows for a stable workout
-Easy three-step assembly allows the user to begin working out almost immediately
-ViaFit connectivity allows for efficient workout tracking
-Compact design allows for easy storage

Build Quality

The Horizon Evolve 5 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 Evolve 5 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, much like the Evolve 3, is quite unique with its simple 3 step assembly. Users should be able to set up and use their machines 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 5 features a wireless heart rate monitor that tracks your heart rate through hand grips to keep track of the user’s heart rate while they work out. This information is then displayed on the small 6.25″ inch LCD monitor.

Display and Console

The display, though small, is typical for ellipticals in this price range. The display shows time, distance, speed, calories, heart rate, resistance level, watts, RPM, and Cardio Compass. The console also features Wi-Fi enabled ViaFit technology, Passport Ready technology, Energy Saver mode, built-in speakers, a reading rack, and a bottle holder.

Programs

The Evolve 5 Elliptical features 37 preset program types including manual, distance, calorie, interval, performance, step, and even customizable options. This allows the users to customize their workouts for their own personal needs.

Warranty

The Horizon Evolve 5 features a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, a 3 year warranty on parts, and a 1 year warranty on labor. Admittedly, this is a low warranty time frame for a machine in this price range.

Pros

-Easy to assemble
-Easy to store due to folding capabilities
-Ergonomic build allows for a more comfortable workout
-Customizable program options

Cons

-Warranty length is shorter than most machines in this price range
-Frame may wobble a bit due to folding capabilities
-Smaller LCD screen

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