Reebok T 7.90 Elliptical
The Reebok T 7.90 Elliptical Trainer is designed for beginners or those seeking only lightweight cardio training. Its SpaceSaver® design makes it easy to store. Other main attractions are the incline ramp and compatibility with iFit workout card readers. However, customer reviews are poor and this item is no longer widely available.
The MSRP for this machine is about $750. A hidden cost is the AC adaptor, which costs about $15 to $20, or the constant replenishing of batteries to power the elliptical trainer’s console. Another cost comes with the optional iFit card reader and workout cards. Only six programs are included with the purchase price.
Features of the Reebok T 7.90
The T 7.90 elliptical machine has a simple ClearView™ display with backlighting. It shows heart rate, speed, time, distance and calories burned. The console’s six preset workouts were designed by a certified personal trainer. They target aerobic goals, performance goals and weight loss. These include two heart rate control workouts that help you exercise in your target heart rate zone.
Additional programming is available to customers who add an iFit card reader to their ellipticals. Each iFit card adds eight weeks of personal training workouts. This isn’t the same as iFit Live, a service that uses wireless Internet to deliver customized workouts, Google Maps workouts, fitness advice and opportunities to compete in virtual races.
Full specifications for the Reebok T 7.90 are:
- 18″ Stride
- Oversized Pedals with Traction
- Automatic Incline
- Silent Magnetic Resistance
- 12 Resistance Levels
- 6 Preset Programs
- iFit® Workout Card Compatibility
- Grip Pulse Reader on Handlebars
- Music Port for iPod®
- Dual 2” Speakers by Intermix Acoustics™
- Workout Fan
- 300-Lb. User Capacity
- 78″L x 34″W x 69″H
- Lifetime Frame Warranty
- 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty
Compared with other elliptical trainers, the Reebok 7.90 gets lots of complaints. Trouble begins with assembly. Customers have reported being unhappy with the paid assembly service. When owners assemble the unit themselves, it’s not uncommon for them to report two people needing more than two hours plus power tools to get the job done. Parts are sometimes missing too and replacement isn’t always speedy. Sometimes “repair” has consisted of an ICON Health & Fitness technician using electrical tape as a cheap fix.
Another common complaint concerns the machine’s noisiness. The resistance might be silent but the frame is not. Squeaking is a problem when heavier people use this crosstrainer.
Our Overall Review of the Reebok T 7.90 Elliptical
We don’t recommend buying the Reebok T 7.90. Assembly is a headache, the machine is sub-standard and ICON customer service is not well-reviewed. For a similar price we think the Schwinn 450 is a better option. It has a shorter parts warranty but is much less likely than the Reebok T.90 to fall apart.