Precor EFX 833 Elliptical Review
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The EFX 833 is the exact machine you will find in health clubs.
The EFX 833 is the exact machine you will find in health clubs. While this may appeal to you make sure you take a couple of things into account. First, commercial machines are typically nosier than those that are designed specifically for the home, and typically, the consoles are not as adjustable in terms of readouts as home units are. On the plus side, 1 to 2 users will never be able to break this machine.</p> The Precor EFX 833 is a commercial model that is sold for in-home use at $6,495. Being a commercial unit, it has some distinct advantages and disadvantages over models that were made for the home. If your main concern is durability, you'll love this elliptical. If you're more concerned with not disturbing your family, or being able to hear a television while you exercise, you may want to look elsewhere.</p> Ergonomically speaking, this model is disappointing, If you know where to look, you can find ellipticals that sell for about $1,000 that have a similarly natural range of motion. There are also several models that sell for half the price of this one that are better in this area. The adjustability isn't bad, but you wouldn't be wrong to expect more considering how much this machine costs. You get 20 levels of resistance, and CrossRamp Technology to adjust from 13-40 degrees.</p> Where this model really shines is in projected reliability. You're not going to find a single model that we reviewed that does better in this area. The only other ellipticals that we expect to last as long are Precor's other models. That does, however, include the EFX 5.31, which sells for $2,200 less. The quality of parts is equally impressive.</p> This is one of Precor's loudest machines. That's a drawback that comes with purchasing a commercial model. It's up to you if the extra durability is worth the noise.</p> The warranty on the Precor EFX 833 is excellent. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts and wear items are covered for 10 years, and the frame and welds are covered for life. This type of coverage is indicative of just how durable this machine really is. It's built to last, so the manufacturer is not afraid to stand behind it.</p>