AFG 3.3AE Elliptical Trainer via Amazon
Black and orange AFG 3.3AE is a high end top quality elliptical trainer for home use with a SixStar certified Global Power Incline frame and great features- is very sturdy and smooth and no different to the solid elliptical trainers you’ll see at the gyms. It includes a 23 pound flywheel for smooth and quiet operation, 20 inch stride length, 8 preset programs of weight loss, trail, custom, climb, muscle toning, weight loss, strength building, manual and constant watts, 20 different tension levels (magnetic resistance) and 20 levels of power incline from 0% to 100%. If you’re familiar with these units at all or been on one in your gym, you probably know how great workout they provide, I actually like them heaps more than treadmills.
AFG 3.3AE feels just like natural walking or running with the level of balance on it and how comfy it is. Pedals with anti-slip rubber grip surface (two colour rubber traction insert) are very large and they move very naturally forward in a flat elliptical pattern, has the one button quick start and with the pause button you can pause at any time. You can get on and off it very easily with its 11 inch step and the steel handles with foam covering have a comfy feel as they are tight and low to suit majority of users’ needs. It is easy enough to assemble but is quite heavy with a 205 lbs weight so two people will handle it better and has transportation wheels if you’d like to store it away or can have a fixed spot in a convenient location or more in the basement, measures 75 x 24 x 63 inches and can carry a maximum user weight of 325 pounds. So it is quite user friendly and as a high end unit it comes with 3 watt Sonic Surround speakers with the iPod and MP3 compatibility built in with an input jack, has a USB port, a personal fan, a bottle holder and accessories tray for your convenience and the Energy Saver function lets you save on electricity bills.
SIXStar Certification is a result of a great amount of biomechanics research and brings together six elements of smooth, comfortable and natural feeling elliptical training: Natural footpath, location and easy access of pedals, ideal spacing of handles, upright positioning of the body on the unit, access of elliptical and the drive mechanism. It has a very modern console with a 7.5 inch blue backlit LCD display that is easy to read and to monitor your progress (it shows the distance traveled, speed, calories burnt, time exercised, pulse rate, program level, watts and incline percentage) and you can change things by single touch of a button. It is offered with superior protection, warranty is the best in class in fitness industry: Three years on parts, lifetime on frame and one year labor- it includes in-home repairs for a year. Customer service is not the best and this is mostly the case in the fitness industry and being a top quality unit it is not very cheap but is certainly great value for money- very well built, has many features and a great warranty and customers seem to be quite happy (very positive reviews). AFG makes elliptical trainers, bikes, treadmills and accessories and is part of the Taiwan based Johnson Health Tech with other well known fitness equipment brands like Tempo, Vision, Matrix and Horizon.