Fitness Reality E5500XL Magnetic Elliptical Trainer
Gray Fitness Reality E5500XL is a modern elliptical trainer with a solid build, ergonomic and comfy design for total body exercises, 24 levels of magnetic resistance, 21 preset and 3 computer target workout programs on time, distance and calories burned for anyone that wants to run or jog in the comfort of their homes without any bad impact or strain on their joints, knees, ankles or hips. It is slim and sleek with a surprisingly compact design and a smaller footprint, weighs 93 pounds, with the dimensions of 57.5 x 24 x 66 inches when assembled- is much smaller than other ellipticals. Assembly doesn’t seem hard with the straightforward- step by step instructions and all the necessary tools provided. As a solidly constructed elliptical bike, the E5500XL has an extended user weight capacity of 270 pounds.
It is designed to work with your body’s biomechanics to generate smooth strides. It has a dual transmission system (that uses a more compact space and helps reduce the elliptical’s overall size) that consists of two flywheels and two belts for a natural 18 inch smooth stride, along with a 3 piece cranking system for a continuous momentum, a much better overall performance and a very comfortable workout. The backlit LCD-backlit display panel shows the time elapsed, distance traveled, current speed, calories burned, current rpm, pulse rate through the pulse sensors in the middle on both sides of the display to help you target your heart rate zone, ODOmeter, and watts. “Recovery” button underneath the display allows you to check your heart rate recovery evaluation. Dual action handlebars are nicely padded and will offer a complete upper body workout. The pedals are large and anti-slip and are built only 6 inches away from each other to be able to decrease the impact on your inner thighs.
The lowest point these pedals can reach the ground is only 6 inches off the ground and this makes it safer and easier for anyone to get on and off the trainer. You will see the extended leg stabilizers that give you extra stability when working out. There is a tablet and smartphone holder if you want to watch a video on your tablet or simply keep your phone during your session. The E5500XL includes built-in transport wheels so it can be relocated for storage conveniently in your house. This is a very strong and durable workout machine with an ergonomic and compact design that makes it perfect for smaller spaces, that runs very smoothly and quietly and offers decent 18-inch stride and 24 levels of resistance that allow for a more challenging workout. The LCD display is not battery powered and needs to be plugged into a power outlet, which means you need to place the bike near one. To sum up, the E5500XL Elliptical is a great quality bike that is offered with a year of limited warranty by Paradigm Fitness and you can expect decent service in case your encounter any issues.