Fitness Reality is not a company that’s widely known, at least not compared to the manufacturers that produce high-end elliptical trainers, but they’re quickly gaining a reputation in the fitness industry for producing compact, well-built trainers that are designed for users of all fitness levels. Fitness Reality produces mid-range models of elliptical trainers that are equipped with more resistance levels and preset programs than the average machine in this price range.
The X-Class 710 is one of their top-selling compact elliptical trainers and it’s available for a reasonable price. The best thing about this model is the fact that it’s loaded with so many high-end features, making it a good choice for people looking for an entry-level model that’s versatile, easy to use, and effective.
So, if you’re searching for a reliable machine that can help you lose weight, increase your endurance and tone your upper and lower body, the 710 is the elliptical trainer is for you. Its compact design will appeal to apartment dwellers or homeowners who don’t have a dedicated workout space or room.
Overview and Features
Rated as the best elliptical machine in this price range, this model has a max weight capacity of three hundred pounds and features a stride length of twenty inches. The forty-four-pound flywheel ensures you’ll enjoy a challenging workout. You can also choose from twenty preset workout programs based on your current fitness level or weight loss goals. The console will record, and track distance covered, workout length, heart rate, speed, and calories burned.
This elliptical trainer comes with twenty-four resistance levels, which is decent for this price range.
Track your workouts like a pro using the MyFitQuest app. Compatible with Bluetooth technology, you can stream and listen to your favorite music via the built-in speakers.
Obviously, if you’re looking for a reliable piece of exercise equipment for home use, then the build quality is the most important thing to consider before you make your final choice. The 710 is solidly built. Each of the machine’s moving parts is made from high-quality steel, which increases the machine’s durability, making it a more reliable elliptical machine designed for daily workouts.
The smoother pedaling action, excellent stride length and the position of the handles provide the perfect setup if you’re looking for an elliptical machine that’s comfortable to use and designed for users of all sizes.
The twenty-four resistance levels can be easily changed via the LCD display. If you’d rather focus on the workout itself instead of changing the resistance level every two to five minutes and shifting the handles, you can take advantage of one of the preset workout programs that are designed to automatically switch up the resistance levels during a session.
Because the flywheel is so heavy, you’ll enjoy a more gradual change in resistance levels, without any jerky motions or severe changes in difficulty.
Bluetooth technology integration is quickly becoming the norm for most higher end models of elliptical machines. This model allows you to connect your tablet or smartphone wirelessly and use it to control music or sync your favorite fitness app. Instantly download the MyFitQuest app to track your stats during a workout and push yourself for better results. The app will allow you to monitor the duration of the workout, distance traveled, heart rate, and calories burned.
- The forty-four-pound flywheel weighs in at almost double the average weight for an elliptical machine in this price range.
- The twenty preprogrammed workouts are fun and challenging and include hill climbing, cross trainer workouts, cross country workouts, and low-impact workouts just to name a few.
- The integrated dual speakers provide excellent sound clarity and allow you to listen to music during a workout.
- An elliptical trainer that’s built solid, the steel frame ensures users that it can handle heavy daily use.
- Finally, a lower priced elliptical trainer that offers the perfect stride length, working to minimize the impact on the joints.
- The user interface is simple and easy to navigate.
We did find that the LCD display has narrow viewing angles and is highly reflective which can make it difficult to read in certain lighting situations.
Additionally, at times the electronic controls are not very responsive and need to be pressed and held down until the elliptical machine’s computer responds and makes the necessary changes.
The electronic controls are less responsive. The buttons must be pressed for several seconds before the console responds.
If budget isn’t an issue and you’re in need of a more versatile and adjustable model, take a closer look at the Precor AMT 835 Commercial Series Adaptive Motion Trainer Elliptical Machine.
Fitness Reality has done it again by designing and producing an affordable, compact elliptical machine that provides the user with enough workout options and variety to keep them motivated and challenged. A machine that can definitely provide the results you’re looking for, we gave this model a rating of four out of five stars.