AFG 3.0 AE Dual Action Elliptical
Advanced Fitness Group’s 3.0 elliptical trainer is a noticeable step up from the 2.0. To the AFG 2.0’s smooth ride and sturdy frame, the AFG 3.0 elliptical adds ten resistance levels, greater program variety, and a wireless heart rate receiver.
Elliptical Hits: What You Get
The AFG 3.0 elliptical scores well on the following basics:
- Heavy flywheel – An 18-pound flywheel with magnetic resistance gives the 3.0 model excellent, fluid motion.
- Resistance – With 20 resistance levels, the machine can challenge a wide range of users.
- Long stride – The 20” stride length lets exercisers use their full range of motion.
- Lower pedal height – Compared with other elliptical trainers, AFG’s machines let users exercise closer to the ground.
- Pivoting footpads – Pivoting, non-slip footpads on the AFG elliptical 3.0 let exercisers use a natural range of motion.
- Upper body exercise – The machine’s handlebars give users the option of exercising their arms and legs simultaneously.
- Strong warranty – The AFG elliptical 3.0 is sold with lifetime warranties on the frames and brakes, two years on other parts, and one year of labor.
- User capacity – The 300-pound capacity can accommodate most users. AFG’s 2.0 elliptical can support 275 pounds.
Elliptical Errors: What’s Missing
- Few bells and whistles — Unlike NordicTrack, Icon, and some other elliptical brands, AFG doesn’t offer fancy extras such as an iPod dock, sound system, and iFit Live.
Overall Rating for the AFG Elliptical 3.0
The 3.0 seems to be a good buy. AFG’s track record has yet to be determined, but the 3.0 provides a smooth workout, a healthy range of motion, and a wide variety of programs and resistance levels. Some buyers would more likely stick to an exercise routine if they used a more interactive, entertainment-based elliptical trainer by NordicTrack, Icon, and other brands. Nowadays, many home exercise machines include stereo systems and iFit Live virtual training.