Merit Fitness 725E Elliptical Trainer

7.5Expert Score
If you want to have a gym in your home and have an identical affordable enjoyment in your workout, Merit Fitness 725E is for you. Your exercise time, level of resistance, the amount of calories burnt, and distance are displayed by the computer console that are very easy to operate
Build Quality

At a Glance: Merit Fitness 725E
Brand Merit Fitness
Capacity 275 lb.
Price Range Under $500
Resistance 10 Levels
Flywheel 9.9 lbs
Stride Lenght 16″
Dimension 61 x24 x 66  inches
Programs 8
Incline N/A
HR Monitor Contact


  • Easy to Use
  • Powerful Resistance
  • Durable


  • Difficult to assemble
  • No Wireless HRM
  • Sometimes make Noise

With EKG hand grip fitted under the console of the trainer, the users can easily keep on monitoring the heart rate. The 8 preset programs with the trainer help to achieve the best result.

  • Will ensure a full body excersie as well as excellent cardio training
  • It is fit for working both upper body and legs.
  • The easy to operate computer console keep vigil to your workout result.
  • The trainer gives the users the similar sensation of movement like stepping, alking, skiing and cycling.
  • It helps the users to determine  the complexity of workouts
  • Computer consoles of the Elliptical Trainer displays level, distance and time.
  • level of resistance and the ratio of used up calories are displayed.

In the field of low-consequence cardiovascular exercise machines, the 725E brings a new wave of advancement and it persists in growing in standing.

The user experiences replicative feeling like stepping, walking, cycling and skiing. This helps people to smooth and fluid motion and at the same time generating a force in the legs and arms. Alike the position of exercise in case of treadmills, this elliptical trainer is used in the position of standing in an upright manner holding the machine’s handrails. The footpadals hold your foot during the exercise schedule that results in modest to no brunt on the back, knees, and hips. In addition, elliptical trainer lets you to manage workout  complexity according to your needs. For your safety and comfort the elliptical trainer serves you with the best workout options.

Having compatibility for everyone of different ages, the machine allows you to choose the level of difficulty in the course of intensity and incline settings. In addition the this trainer lets you to decide the intricacy  of your exercise as per your requirements, listening to the melody, enjoying television, or going through magazines during your workout span of time in your home surroundings. By offering you range  of stimulating  programs, this machine will take you to the subsequent level of  providing you dual motion of workout for lower and upper body workout. It keeps you free from pain of the susceptible joint areas.

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Merit 725E will surely exceed your expectation. Main issue we faced while trying to review our unit was to get a model. They are no longer available in any of the reseller of Merit. We had to use a mint quality trainer from ebay to review this.The unit that we received was used for 6 months. But the previous owner was very careful. With 6 months of usage there will be visibly no defect with this trainer. We have took apart all machine (our one was semi assembled); and stumbled a lot to put every thing back.

  • This trainer is too heavy to assemble the parts alone.
  • It is also rather tough to move  if you like to do work out in different  places.
  • The upper limit of the carrying capacity of the  trainer  disallows the heavy persons to use the widget.
  • The product has a large movement area yet fails to take up a huge footprint like other elliptical trainers.
  • The elliptical sometimes exhibits a hard-knocking sound  for the unbalanced and asymmetrical wheel.

As far as the matter of assembly is concerned, it is quite easy if you follow the straightforward  instructions. However, sometimes you may need an assistance of another person, though it is not always necessary. Most of the users assemble this trainer by themselves in 2 hours approximately. If you ever experience minor screech, try to resolve the problem applying grease in the right amount. It is reported by some of the users that even after daily utilize of the trainer by the 4/5 members of the single family unit, it showed no issue. They are satisfied with the product.


Technical Specifications

  • Compact elliptical trainer for working both legs and upper body
  • 10 levels of computer-programmed resistance; smooth 9.9-pound flywheel
  • Computer console shows time, distance, resistance level, and calories burned
  • 275-pound weight capacity; 8 preset workout programs
  • EKG handgrips under the console; 5 year warranty on frame
Stride length 16 inches
Front drive Yes
Cushioned footpad No
Resistance type Magnetic
Resistance levels 10
Adjustable pedals No
Upper body Yes
Handgrip Yes
Heart rate control EKG handgrips under the console
Display Computer console shows time, distance, resistance level, and calories burned
programs 8 preset workout programs
Cooling fans no
Water bottle/accessory holders Yes
Capacity 275 pounds
Weight 114.4 pounds
Frame 5 years on the frame
Parts and Electronics 3 years on the brake, 90 days on parts and labor
Shipping Information
Dimensions 61 x 24 x 66 inches
Weight 127.6 pounds

Expert Score 7.5
Build Quality
Merit Fitness 725E Elliptical Trainer
Merit Fitness 725E Elliptical Trainer

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