Endurance E400 Elliptical Trainer
Body Solid’s Endurance E400 builds upon the E300 elliptical with adjustable pedals, wireless heart rate monitoring, and exercise programs that especially target heart health.
Elliptical Hits: What You Get
The Body Solid Endurance E400 scores well in the following areas:
- Ideal stride –The machine can be adjusted for strides of 17” – 23”, satisfying petite, average, and tall exercisers. Pedals are specially designed to be easy on the hips.
- Lower pedal height – The low step-up height is easy on the knees.
- Programs – The Body Solid E400 adds interest to workouts with seven standard workout programs, five heart rate programs, and space for two user-designed programs. Fifteen resistance levels can easily be adjusted mid-program.
- Upper body exercise – Premium ergonomic handgrips help elliptical users to cross-train.
- Space–saving – The E400 was designed with both space-saving and stability in mind.
- Strong warranty – The Endurance E400 gets a lifetime warranty on the frame, five years on parts, and a year of in-home labor.
Elliptical Errors: What’s Missing
- High-quality flywheel – Body Solid doesn’t advertise the flywheel weight of the E400, nor do they tout its having electromagnetic resistance. Signs point to a relatively light flywheel and mechanical resistance, which is more likely to break down than magnetic resistance.
- Extras – For the same price, you might find a machine of comparable quality that also includes a speaker system, an incline, and other extras.
Overall Rating for the Body Solid Endurance E400
Body Solid’s E400 elliptical is a noticeable step up from the E300. If adjustable pedals and special heart-rate programs are important to you, then the E400 may be worth the extra investment. Still, to get the best value, find out whether comparably-priced machines would offer better resistance and more value. The Sole 95 elliptical, for instance, includes a heavier flywheel, a power incline, and an additional year of in-home service.