Precor EFX 221 Energy Series Elliptical Cross Trainer Review

Featuring 10 Preset Workout Modes
Precor EFX 221 Energy Series Elliptical Cross Trainer Review

Product Name: Precor EFX 221 Energy Series Elliptical Cross Trainer

Product Description: Precor Elliptical Trainer

Price: $2,098.00

Currency: US

Availability: InStock

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  • 8.2/10
    Rating - 8.2/10
8.2/10

Summary

The Precor EFX 221 Energy Series Elliptical Cross Trainer is a feature-full machine which allows you to have a full workout with the 10 preset modes. Overall, the machine was found good by many users. It has a nice finish which makes it long lasting and durable.

Elliptical machines are one of the best ways to exercise at home. These machines are usually compact and have innovative features; most of which allow you to even have a full boy workout. The Precor EFX 221 Energy Series Elliptical Cross Trainer is one such machine which has numerous features making it the ideal machine for you.

The cross ramp technology of the machine combines with the perfectly elliptical path to give you the actual running motion. The EFX 221 even has a heart rate monitoring system which measures one’s heart beat accurately. Other innovative features of the machine follow.

User Profile ID

Most of the machines although have heart rate sensor and calorie recorder, but the Precor Energy Series Elliptical Cross Trainer is a step ahead of others because it integrates the feature of a user ID in the console of the machine. Thus, now you can create your own profile in the machine and store your information in it. Your profile will then quickly retrieve your recent workout.

You can also select a default workout. In this way, the information measured by the machine i.e. heart rate and calorie burn etc. is more accurate and you can have a full track record of your exercise; thanks to the User ID feature.

10 Preset working modes

The Precor machine has 10 inbuilt workout modes to give you the full pleasure of a workout and allow you a full body exercise. These 10 modes include Aerobic, 1-2 Interval, Gluteal, Basic HRC, Hill Climb, Weight Loss, Cross Country, Cross Trainer, 1-1 Interval and Manual mode.

Anyone of the above mentioned can be chosen to have the desired exercise. These 10 workout modes are particularly helpful for beginners and amateurs who are in the learning phase. They can first practice on these modes and then start working on manual mode.

Specs and Features

  • CrossRamp Elevation Range: 15°, 20° and 25°
  • Handlebars: Fixed, for lower-body focus
  • Resistance Levels: 16
  • CrossRamp Number of Levels: 1 – 3
  • Ramp Material: Welded steel
  • CrossRamp Movement: Manual 3-position
  • Shipping Weight: 193 pounds
  • Resistance System: Magnetic resistance

Pros

  • CrossRamp Technology to give you the real running feel!
  • 10-preset workout modes
  • Headphone jack on console allows you to enjoy music
  • Touch sensor system
  • Heart rate monitoring technology
  • Lower body focus

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Parts were reported to rust in some cases

Verdict

The Precor EFX 221 Energy Series Elliptical Cross Trainer is a feature-full machine which allows you to have a full workout with the 10 preset modes. Overall, the machine was found good by many users. It has a nice finish which makes it long lasting and durable. Although the problem of rusting was reported, it was due to improper handling and exposure of the machine to moisture.

If we compare the price of the machine with its features then it is reasonable. The CrossRamp system was much appreciated because it is one of its own kind which allows you to fully adjust the height of the elliptical path.

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