MultiSports ellipticals are available in a wide range of entry-level and mid-priced models. These home fitness machines are produced by MultiSports, Inc., a company with headquarters in Houston and manufacturing facilities in Taiwan. The machines tend to be durable but have short standard warranties.
Features of MultiSports Elliptical Trainers
- Many strides – Stride options range from a short 15” on the ECT 2300 to 21” on the 6600L. The 6600L also stands out for having a reversible stride.
- Wide-set pedals – MultiSports ellipticals have 4” to 6” of space between their pedals. While the company advertises this as close spacing, many personal trainers recommend machines with smaller pedal gaps (two inches or smaller) to promote more natural hip movement.
- Preset workouts – These machines typically have 6 to 14 workout programs and 12 to 16 resistance levels. Other brands in this price category offer more variety in both preset workouts and resistance levels. That said, people who are satisfied with fewer programs might like the ECT 6600, which has workout programs that interact with the heart rate monitor.
- Heart rate monitors – Some MultiSports ellipticals have contact heart rate monitors. The 2300, 6600, and other models also have wireless telemetry.
- Poor warranties – The standard MultiSports elliptical warranty includes a lifetime warranty on the frame and a year of parts. For an additional fee, customers can get longer coverage on parts plus labor.
Overall Rating for MultiSports Elliptical Trainers
MultiSports offers a wide variety of elliptical trainers. Customers seeking low-priced or mid-priced home trainers could be content with a MultiSports product — but competitors such as NordicTrack and Schwinn offer better standard warranties, better ergonomics, and additional features at comparable prices.