The H953 utilizes Precor's excellent design patent making it the best of the HealthRider ellipticals.
The only drawback of the H95e is its limited 1 year warranty whereas you can get a very similar machine with a better warranty from NordicTrack. Other than that you can do a lot worse than buying this machine.</p> The HealthRider H95e Rear Drive is good elliptical. The quality of the machine and the feature list are nice considering the $999 price tag, but you can get a very comparable model from NordicTrack that offers a much more extensive warranty.</p> Ergonomically speaking, this machine is great. You're not going to find an elliptical priced this low that offers a more natural range of motion. In fact, you can find $2,000 machines that are ergonomically comparable. The adjustability of this model is great. The stride length is adjustable from 18-20", which helps you to fit this machine to your body type. There are also 16 levels of resistance that allow you to align your workout with your body type. The adjustability of this elliptical is good, even without considering the low price.</p> As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is impressive. There are a few ellipticals in this price range that have a longer life expectancy, but they are few and far between. It's hard to get a more durable machine at this low of a cost. The quality of parts used is also notable. Good components are used considering what you're paying.</p> The noise levels of this machine are average. This is common among all ellipticals, but those that sell for less than $1,000 tend to make a bit more noise. If quietness during operation is a major concern for you, you'll have to pay more than $999 for a better option.</p> The warranty on the HealthRider H95e Rear Drive is bad. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year, while the frame is covered for life. This kind of coverage doesn't display much confidence on the part of the manufacturer. Also, NordicTrack offers a similar elliptical that comes with a much better warranty.</p>