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Horizon LS645E

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The LS645E, a budget elliptical trainer from Horizon, isn’t among the brand’s better offerings. It has an 18” stride, ten resistance levels, and nine workouts. For a similar price, the Horizon GS1050E provides better value. Elliptical Hits: What You Get with the Horizon LS645E Elliptical Ergonomic features – All elliptical trainers are designed for low-impact […]

 

The LS645E, a budget elliptical trainer from Horizon, isn’t among the brand’s better offerings. It has an 18” stride, ten resistance levels, and nine workouts. For a similar price, the Horizon GS1050E provides better value.

Elliptical Hits: What You Get with the Horizon LS645E Elliptical

  • Ergonomic features – All elliptical trainers are designed for low-impact exercise, but some get it better than others. Some positive aspects of the 645E include narrow pedal spacing, pivoting pedals, and a reasonably long 18” stride.
  • Workouts – Nine “Goal to Go” programs are designed for quick access.
  • Heart rate monitoring – Heart rate data are displayed during workouts.

Elliptical Misses: Down Sides of the Horizon 645E

  • Lighter flywheel – The 14-pound flywheel is advertised as “heavy duty,” but it isn’t. Upgrade to the 1050E for a heavier flywheel and smoother motion.
  • Few resistance levels – The LS645E has either eight or ten resistance levels; Horizon’s advertising isn’t consistent. In either case, that’s not sufficient for the average or serious trainer.
  • Lack of extras – By paying just a bit more, users can get extras such as integrated fans, sound systems, and motorized training ramps.
  • OK warranty – The Horizon LS645E is sold with a lifetime warranty on the frame and brake. The brand’s standard parts and labor warranty is relatively short – just one year – and doesn’t seem worth the gamble on this particular machine.

Overall Rating for the Horizon LS645E Elliptical

With the LS645E, Horizon fails to impress. It might suffice for a lighter-weight beginning exerciser, but many buyers would soon want a replacement for this machine. If you’re considering a low-cost Horizon elliptical, go for the GS1050 instead. Highlights include SIXStar certification for ergonomics, 20 resistance levels, and an iPod-compatible speaker system.