Reebok Elliptical Review RL 645
The low-priced Reebok RL 645 has nice extras such as iFit technology and a built-in fan, but it’s not designed for serious athletes. This trainer is best for those who will give it light to average use.
Elliptical Hits of the Reebok RL 645 Elliptical
- Attractive console – Reebok emphasizes the stylishness of its elliptical trainers. The RL 645 has an attractive red, white, and green console with an easy-to-read LCD display.
- Padded pedals – Extra-comfortable pedals help workouts last longer.
- Programs – The Reebok 645 has 8 built-in workout programs and is wired to read iFit cartridges, each of which provides 8 weeks of additional workouts.
- Power incline – This is an excellent feature for people who want an extra challenge. Incline training tones different muscle groups and burns calories more quickly than does regular elliptical training.
- Heart monitor – A hand grip heart rate monitor is included.
- Short stride –The RL 645 has a shorter stride than some other Reebok ellipticals. The stride length is actually excluded from the owner’s manual. For a 20” stride, check out the RL 1500.
- Capacity – Reebok’s publications don’t include the weight capacity for this model.
- Workout fan – With its short stride, this machine is best for smaller users – but its fan is ironically positioned to blow right over the heads of petites.
- Poor warranty – Reebok’s 90-day warranty is substandard for the home fitness industry.
Overall Rating for the Reebok RL 645 Elliptical
The Reebok 645 has some nice features such as an incline ramp, iFit technology, and a built-in workout fan. Some complaints, however, are that Reebok ellipticals become noisy and their fans are not positioned to cool off shorter exercisers. More importantly, the 645 is sold with a very short warranty. A customer would be better off purchasing a Sole Fitness, ProForm, or some other elliptical that’s protected for a longer time period.