BladeZ elliptical trainers are made by BH Group, a company with North American headquarters in California. They have mid-priced MSRPs but can be
found at substantial discounts.
BladeZ offers a wide variety of elliptical trainers, and overall the machines are of average quality in terms of stride lengths, programming, and ergonomics. A simpler model is the foldable FreeSpirit X500, and a top model is the BF 7.9E with a cable-ready 7” screen.
Features of BladeZ Elliptical Trainers
- Comfortable pedals – The better BladeZ ellipticals, such as the 7.9E, have oversized and well-cushioned pedals. BladeZ pedals also have texturized rubber to improve traction.
- Steel frames – The higher-end trainers from BladeZ are durable machines made of heavy gauge welded steel. Other machines have plastic frames as a cheap alternative.
- Average workout options – BladeZ machines typically have 12 workout programs and 16 resistance levels.
- Heart rate monitors – BladeZ ellipticals have contact heart rate monitors.
- OK warranties – A typical BladeZ elliptical warranty includes a lifetime warranty on the frame, three years on parts, and a year of labor. The cheaper machines have shorter parts warranties though; the compact X500, for example, has just a year of coverage.
Overall Rating for BladeZ Elliptical Trainers
BladeZ ellipticals provide good value when bought at a discount. Otherwise, the relatively short one-year parts warranty could be a gamble not worth taking. In that case, the Schwinn and Yowza Fitness brands could be good alternatives.