The Tunturi C20 is an entry-level elliptical from Finnish manufacturers. This starter model has a heavy flywheel — but with just four workout programs, it lags far behind the competition.
Elliptical Hits of the Tunturi C20 Cross Trainer
- Great resistance – Despite its simplicity, this model doesn’t skimp on an important basic: a heavy flywheel. Smooth resistance and challenging workouts are guaranteed.
- Compact size – This is one of Tuturi’s smallest ellipticals. It measures 24”Wx64”L.
- Heart rate sensor – A contact heart rate sensor helps users train for the maximum cardiovascular benefit.
- Movable arms – The arm handles move to support upper-body exercise.
- No power outlet required – The elliptical’s power is self-generating, and the console runs off of batteries. Other Tunturi ellipticals use mains power.
- Excellent warranty – Tunturi provides a lifetime warranty on their elliptical machines’ brake systems. The parts and electronics warranties on the C20 can be extended by one year for free when customers register their Tunturi ellipticals with the manufacturer.
Elliptical Misses: Why the Tunturi C20 has Upgrades
- Short stride – The 16” stride only permits an elliptical motion for smaller people. For others, it makes this machine more like a stairclimber than an elliptical trainer. The Tunturi C40 has a 17” stride, and the C35, C45, C65, and C85 have 19” strides.
- Few programs – This machine has just four programs! That’s way below the industry standard and a far cry from the 127 programs included on the Tunturi C80 or the 121 on the C65.
Overall Rating for the Tunturi C20 Elliptical
The Tunturi C20 is a very basic cross trainer that most customers could quickly master. Better options include high level Tunturis, such as the C65, and feature-rich machines from brands such as Precor, Smooth, and Schwinn.