Precor EFX 556 Elliptical
Precor EFX 556 ellipticals are reconditioned cross trainers that offer exceptional value. These machines are designed for commercial settings such as hotels and health clubs. After a few years of commercial use, they’re disassembled and then rebuilt (often with some new parts) for resale. Precor ellipticals normally work well for more than a decade, and reconditioned models can be considered good-as-new.
Elliptical Hits: What You Get with the Reconditioned Precor EFX 556
- Silence – This elliptical runs without a motor, and it’s just as quiet as brand-new Precor ellipticals.
- Sturdiness and durability – Precor ellipticals are known for their stability, even when they’re used by heavier people. The EFX 556 was originally designed for club use. It has top-of-the-line components such as sealed bearings and a heavy flywheel. Any parts with noticeable wear are replaced during reconstruction.
- Shorter stride –The 18” stride makes this a suitable trainer for small to average-sized adults.
- Incline – The Precor EFX 556 inclines to 25 degrees. This helps users get more diverse and challenging workouts from the preset programs.
- Heart rate monitoring – Customers have the option of purchasing a compatible wireless heart rate monitor.
Elliptical Misses: Drawbacks of the Precor EFX 556
- Few programs – This cross trainer has only 8 programs. However, they do get interesting when combined with the incline and 20 resistance levels.
- Size – This commercial elliptical has a large footprint and isn’t suitable for small workout spaces.
- Warranty – Refurbished Precors are sold with short warranties of just one week to one year.
Overall Rating for the Precor EFX 556 Elliptical
This cross trainer is a smart choice for shorter to average-height people who are looking for a good bargain. Its notable features include upper arm training, a steep incline, and an optional heart rate monitor. Despite its limited warranty, the durable EFX 556 is a recommended buy. It’s basically a top-of-the-line machine that’s being sold at a deep discount.