Weslo Momentum 620 Elliptical
The Weslo Momentum 620 is a budget elliptical with a very short stride. It’s a supposed upgrade to the 610, but it’s not recommended. Weslo ellipticals in general are not known for their durability.
Elliptical Hits: Positive Features of the Weslo 620 Elliptical
- Small footprint –The 620 takes up relatively little floor space.
- Heart rate monitor – A heart rate monitor helps users to get the best cardiovascular results from their workouts. However, the 620’s monitor takes a pulse from the thumb, which is less convenient than taking a pulse through handgrips or a wireless monitor.
- Cushioned pedals – Like other ellipticals in the Momentum series, the 620 has oversized and cushioned pedals.
Elliptical Misses: Why to Avoid the Weslo 620 Momentum
The Weslo 620 elliptical rates lower than others for several reasons:
- Very short stride – This machine has an uncommonly short stride length of 13”. The vast majority of adults would be unable to use a full range of motion with the 620.
- Few programs – The 620 has two personal trainer workout programs. Other budget brands offer significantly more variety.
- Just the basics – As discount elliptical trainers, Weslo machines do not include extras such as incline ramps or built-in sound systems.
- Poor resistance – This machine has magnetic resistance, so it’s an improvement over the Momentum 610, which has manual resistance. Still, with just 10 resistance levels, the Momentum 620 doesn’t offer much of a challenge.
- Poor warranty – The Momentum 620, like other Weslo ellipticals, has a short 90-day warranty for parts and labor.
Overall Rating for the Weslo Momentum 620 Elliptical
The Weslo Momentum 620 has been discontinued for a reason: it’s low-quality and has few redeeming qualities. This elliptical has an unusually short stride, a not-so-accurate heart rate monitor, and very few workout options.