Eclipse Elliptical 4100 HRA
Elliptical Hits: What You Get
- Smooth glide –Elliptical trainers are an especially good investment for people with joint problems, and the 4100 gets positive reviews from this group of exercisers.
- Electromagnetic resistance – The tension on Eclipse machines is regulated by electromagnetism. This is more reliable than mechanical resistance because there are fewer moving parts that could break down.
- Extras – The 4100 elliptical includes hand grip pulse sensors, eight programs, a reading rack, and a drink holder.
- Good warranty – The 4100 HRA has a one-year warranty with labor included. That isn’t very long, but it beats the 90-day warranties of some other budget brands.
- Odd sizing – The Eclipse 4100 HRA, like other Fitness Quest ellipticals, has just a 15” stride. This means that it only affords small users a full range of motion. At the same time, the arm grips are placed relatively high. Ideally, you would try using this elliptical machine before you buy it.
- Few bells and whistles — Unlike NordicTrack, Icon, and some other elliptical brands, Eclipse doesn’t offer fancy entertainment options, personal training, or an incline option. However, machines with these features usually cost more.
- Silence – If you’re looking for a quiet machine, then Eclipse isn’t your ideal brand.
Overall Rating for the Eclipse Elliptical 4100 HRA
The Eclipse 4100 HRA is a reasonably-priced elliptical for home use. It offers an adequate number of workout programs and is ideally sized for certain small users. Still, it would be worth comparing Fitness Quest’s 4100 elliptical with mid-priced machines by Schwinn, Smooth, and other companies.