BladeZ 7.9E Elliptical Trainer
The BladeZ 7.9E elliptical has an “E” for Entertainment. It features a 7” screen and can stream video from DVDs and through cable TV service. Like the simpler 7.5 and 7.0 ellipticals, the 7.9 E has a 21” stride to support a natural range of motion, a heavy flywheel for smooth resistance, and movable handlebars that provide a full-body workout option.
Elliptical Hits: Nice Features of the BladeZ 7.9E Elliptical Machine
- Video screen – Aptly names a “motivational screen,” the BladeZ 7” LCD is ready for a cable hookup and DVD input.
- Long stride – The 21” fixed strides on all ellipticals in this series are long enough to accommodate tall users.
- Upper body workout – The handlebars can be kept stationary or can be moved to increase calorie expenditure and help tone the upper body.
- Comfortable pedals – The 7.9E has oversized and well-cushioned pedals. BladeZ pedals also have texturized rubber to improve traction.
- Heavy steel frame – The welded steel frame is sold with a lifetime warranty. It has a 300-pound user weight capacity.
- Heart rate monitor – BladeZ ellipticals have contact heart rate monitors. A wireless monitor is optional.
- OK warranty – The BladeZ 7.9E warranty includes a lifetime guarantee on the frame, three years on parts, and a year of labor.
Elliptical Misses: Why to Pass Up the BladeZ 7.9E
- Few preset programs – This machine includes six workouts. These can be combined with 16 resistance levels.
Overall Rating for the BladeZ 7.9E Elliptical Trainer
When it’s on sale, the BladeZ 7.9E offers especially good value. For under $2000, customers get a smooth ride plus the motivational distraction of their favorite TV shows and films. However, people seeking plenty of preset workouts should look elsewhere.
The Yowza Sanibel, which is similarly priced, is also a popular elliptical. It has 12 preset workouts.