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FreeMotion 570 Elliptical Review

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Brief Overview

The Freemotion 570 is a solid quality unit with excellent features and a great warranty. The only problem we have with this unit is that Icon's customer service department, the company that makes FreeMotion, is understaffed and underfunded. It is highly likely that you will experience extremely long phone wait times and out of stock parts to service the warranty. While you probably won't have a warranty issue with this machine, if you do just be warned.

Overall Quality

The addition of the touch screen to the 570 is a nice addition if you like feature-rich machines. The Freemotion 570 offers good basic quality with a large assortment of features that will make your workout easier.

The Freemotion 570 is a decent elliptical. It sells for $1,499, which is an appropriate price range. It's packed with features to grab and keep your attention while exercising, which some people find helps time to pass by a little more quickly. It was the 3rd runner up for our Best Buy 2013 award in the New Elliptical category.

Ergonomically speaking, this elliptical is terrific. Most models below $3,000 won't have a more natural range of motion than this model does. It's also surprisingly adjustable considering how low it sells for. The stride length can be set between 20"-22". This gives you the chance to find which length works best with your body type.

The projected reliability is about average for this model. That's pretty good for a $1,499 elliptical, but you can definitely find some models that cost about the same and have a longer life expectancy. The quality of parts is average, as well. The parts don't really set it apart from the back in either a good or a bad way. The new front-drive elliptical from FreeMotion falls short of the mark. If FreeMotion is trying to compete with Sole and LiveStrong then need to try harder.

The noise level is about the same as most ellipticals. This is pretty standard regardless of price for most of the models in today's market. You can find a few models that sell for around the same price that are quieter, but most users don't find the noise during operation to be a problem.

The warranty is fine on the FreeMotion 750 Interactive. Parts and labor are covered for 2 years, parts are covered for 5 years, and the frame is covered for life. This is your run-of-the-mill warranty. At this price, it's nothing special, and it's nothing bad, either. You can definitely find better coverage while paying less. A better amount of coverage would have shown the confidence of the manufacturer, which would help to instill confidence in the consumer.

Ratings

Adjustability 4
Reliability 5
Noise Level 5
Value 5
Warranty 6
Quality 5
Ergonomics 5

History

The addition of the FreeMotion 570's touchscreen helped make it our Third Best Buy in 2013. But we still had our concerns about the customer service.

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