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There is nothing "Heavy Duty" about the "Heavy Duty 1000 Xi" This is probably the biggest "white lie" that I every experienced in 20 years of reviewing ellipticals.
|Number of Programs||N/A|
|Front Drive, Center Drive or Rear Drive||Rear|
|Adjustable Stride Length||13"|
|Weight Capacity||325 lbs|
|Step Up Height||N/A|
|Unit Dimensions||54" L x 23" W x 63" H|
|Heart Rate Sensors||N/A|
|Weight of Unit||76 lbs|
|Warranty||3 Yr Frame, 90 Days Parts|
This brand is made by Paradigm Health and Wellness. We thought they had made up the name Exerpeutic until we saw that they make their treadmills on an open-loop system. Our guess now is that the name Exerpeutic must have its origins in a Latin term that means "Death Trap." They are cheap imports and on the whole, a rather horrible little unit that you want to treat as a leper.
Quality / Philosophy
Make a cheap unit and put as little value into the product seems to be the norm. It appears to be engineered to be built as cheaply as possible to entice those people who believe you can spend $399 and get a quality machine. They even have a cheap $699 desk treadmill that is a nightmare waiting to happen.
New brands pop up at the low end all the time. Like the horrible SportCraft treadmills that were sold at Walmart a few years ago, the Exerpeutic treadmills give us the same feeling when we opened up the hood and looked at the low quality parts that they used.