Reebok cross trainers are designed for the budget to middle market. They’re produced by ICON Fitness, the same company that owns HealthRider, and several other fitness brands. Reebok ellipticals have nice extras such as inclines, iFit technology, and built-in fans. A major drawback though is their short warranty: at most, Reebok ellipticals are guaranteed for one year of use.
Brand Features of Reebok Ellipticals
- Good quality – Reebok machines last longer than budget ellipticals, but not as long as pricy machines. These machines don’t have “whisper-quiet” operation, but they aren’t terribly noisy either. Customers can expect to use Reebok ellipticals for at least a few years before serious maintenance is needed.
- Variable strides – Reebok ellipticals have 16”-20” strides, suiting small to tall owners.
- Programs – Some Reebok ellipticals, like the RL 645 and RL 725, have just 8 built-in programs but have optional iFit programs. The 1000ZX, on the other hand, includes 20 personal trainer options but is not wired for iFit.
- Heart monitor – Heart monitors are included.
- Short warranties – Older Reebok ellipticals have just 90 day warranties, and newer Reeboks are protected for just a year.
Overall Rating for Reebok Ellipticals
The Reebok line has some nice features such as incline ramps, iFit workouts, and built-in workout fans. Some complaints, however, are that Reebok ellipticals become noisy and that their fans are not positioned to cool off shorter exercisers. Overall, these machines would earn better ratings if they had longer warranties. A customer would be better off purchasing a machine that’s protected for a longer time period.