Reconditioned Precor ellipticals are wise buys. They combine the high quality of commercial fitness machines with the lower prices associated with residential products.
The Precor EFX 546 has an adjustable incline, a wireless heart rate monitor, and the brand’s famously smooth ride.
Elliptical Hits: What You Get with the Reconditioned Precor EFX 546
- Environmental friendliness – This elliptical runs on user-generated power, so there’s no need to plug it in and run up your electric bill.
- Well-designed programs – Workout programs on the 546 were designed by a certified exercise specialist with a long list of credentials. Customers get excellent full-body training, especially when the programs interact with the adjustable incline.
- Upper arms — Upper-arm training is optional since the handlebars can be moved or left stationary.
- Heart rate monitoring – EKG pulse monitors are built into the handles.
- Sturdiness and durability – The EFX 546 has a user weight capacity of 400 pounds. It has top-of-the-line components such as sealed bearings and a heavy flywheel, and any worn parts were replaced during its refurbishing.
- Shorter stride –The 18” stride makes this a suitable trainer for small to average-sized adults.
- Incline – The Precor EFX 546 has an adjustable incline from 13 to 40 degrees. Incline training helps users exercise more muscle groups and burn calories more quickly.
Elliptical Misses: Drawbacks of the Precor EFX 546
- Size – This commercial elliptical has a large footprint and isn’t suitable for small workout spaces.
- Warranty – Refurbished Precors are sold with short warranties.
Overall Rating for the Precor EFX 546 Elliptical
The Precor EFX 546 is a recommended buy for small to average-sized adults seeking rigorous workouts. It has great ergonomics, challenging full-body programs, and excellent overall quality. Despite its short warranty, this refurbished elliptical trainer is built to last just like a brand-new Precor.
For a reconditioned Precor with a longer stride, see the 576i.