Precor AMT 835 Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The Precor AMT is not for the faint of pocketbook, but it is an exceptional machine. Our 3rd Runner Up in the $4000 and up category.
While not precisely an elliptical it does operate on an elliptical type motion. It's main drawback is sheer size. It is a monster of a machine that will take up gobs of floorspace. Frankly if you are worried about floorspace you probably can't afford it anyway.
The Precor AMT 835 is a gigantic and exceptionally high quality fitness machine. At $8,795, it's quite an investment. If any machine makes a case for this kind of cost, however, this one does. It was the 3rd runner up for our Best Buy award in the $4,000 and Up category.
Ergonomically speaking this model is very good. There are only about three models that we reviewed that have a similarly natural range of motion, and there were none that scored better in this category. They even went as far as to have Western Washington University Biomechanics Lab validate it for use by people of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. It's far and away the most adjustable machine that we've looked at. Open Stride is the name they gave to the feature which allows you to alter the stride height from 6.8"-10" and the stride length from 0"-36". The ability to adjust the stride height is truly unique.
The projected reliability is amazing. The only ellipticals that have a life expectancy as high as this one has are also made by Precor. They are the higher end EFX models, the most expensive of which is a good $1,500 cheaper than this machine. The quality of parts delivers the same story. It's unrivaled except by the best of Precor's EFX series.
The noise level is slightly quieter than average. Normally, that would be more than acceptable, but this machine costs more than $8,000. In all seriousness, they probably could have done better, but if they're allowed to lose focus in any area, this is it.
The warranty on the Precor AMT 835 is great. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 10 years, and the frame and welds are covered for life. Precor really stood behind this mode, and as much as they're asking for it, they should.