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Precor EFX 5.19 Elliptical

The Precor EFX 5.19 elliptical builds upon the Precor EFX, the world’s first mass-produced elliptical trainer. Unlike the EFX 5.17i elliptical, the 5.19 is a cross trainer and has a fixed incline of 20 degrees.

Elliptical Hits: What You Get

 

  • High quality – The Precor brand is associated with durable, low-maintenance fitness equipment, and the 5.19 is no exception. This residential elliptical is sold with a confidence-instilling 10-year warranty on parts and a lifetime guarantee on the steel frame.

 

  • Incline – The EFX 5.19 is fixed at a 20 degree incline to help users burn calories even more quickly.

 

  • Long stride –The 20” stride lets most people use a full range of motion.
  • Extras – Some extras include an integrated storage space for reading material and music and an optional wireless heart rate transmitter.
  • Excellent warranty – Precor elliptical purchases are protected with a lifetime warranty on the frame, a 10-year parts warranty, and a year of labor.

Elliptical Misses: Drawbacks of the Precor 5.19

  • Programs – This Precor cross trainer has just 4 programs. Although these can be varied with different resistance levels, some users would expect more programs on a machine of this price.
  • Size Precor ellipticals have large footprints and aren’t suitable for small workout spaces.

Overall Rating for the Precor EFX 5.19 Elliptical

 

The EFX 5.19 elliptical is a reliable elliptical, partly because of its low-maintenance rear flywheel. Compared with the 5.17i, it offers arm bars for cross training plus a longer stride. Some users would prefer the adjustable inclines of other Precor ellipticals, but this cross trainer is a great buy overall.

  • May 29, 2010
  • Precor

Precor EFX 5.17i Elliptical

The Precor EFX 5.17i builds upon the Precor EFX, the world’s first mass-produced elliptical trainer. Although the 5.17i is one of the brand’s most inexpensive models, it’s a high quality machine with color graphics, an adjustable incline, and 20 resistance levels.

Elliptical Hits: What You Get

 

  • High quality – The Precor brand is associated with durable, low-maintenance fitness equipment, and the 5.17i is no exception. The residential elliptical is sold with a confidence-instilling 10-year warranty.

 

  • Adjustable incline – The machine adjusts from 12 to 25 degrees to help exercisers train different muscle groups. The machine can also be operated in reverse to train muscles differently.

 

  • Long stride –The 19” stride lets most people use a full range of motion.
  • High capacity – The 5.17i elliptical weighs 240 pounds and is stable enough for just about any user.
  • Extras – Appreciated extras include an integrated storage space for reading material and music, data storage for four user IDs, and a wireless heart rate transmitter. It also has safety features to help protect curious kids.
  • Excellent warranty – Precor elliptical purchases are protected with a lifetime warranty on the frame, a 10-year parts warranty, and a year of labor.

Elliptical Misses: Drawbacks of the Precor 5.17i

  • Programs – This Precor elliptical has just 4 programs. Although these can be varied with different incline and resistance levels, some users would expect more programs on a machine of this price.
  • Size – The sizeable 5.17i has an 84”x31” footprint.
  • No upper body workout – Unlike most ellipticals, the EFX 5.17i lacks movable arm bars. The brand’s next step up, the 5.19, supports a synchronized upper body workout.

Overall Rating for the Precor EFX 5.17i Elliptical

 

Precor makes some of the best home ellipticals on the market. The Precor EFX 5.17i is a reliable, low-maintenance fitness machine. Its incline is an excellent feature. However, the lack of upper arm bars makes this not a highly recommended buy; if someone will be using an elliptical to tone their legs, they might as well get some upper-body benefit at the same time. The EFX 5.19 might be a better purchase.

  • May 29, 2010
  • Precor