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Precor EFX 885 Elliptical Crosstrainer Review

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How long will the Proform EFX 885 last?

When you pay the kind of money Precor is charging for this EFX 885, you are expecting a long life of hassle-free use. Precor also gives a great residential warranty with this elliptical. So they have faith in their product which is a plus. The EFX 885 is an extremely well-constructed elliptical made with the highest end components you are going to find in the fitness business. The customer service from Precor is beyond good from start to finish whether you are buying from a local Precor dealer or Precor Direct. You will have white-glove service when you order from a Precor dealer. A lot of manufacturers throw that term around but Precor means it. Your experience should be handled by a Precor Certified Technician so you will have the quality of an expert build that gives you a strong foundation. There is really no short side to the longevity we forecast for your Precor 885. We have worked on Precor’s for decades and the vast amount of failures are the result of abuse or poor reassembly after a customer moves. As long as you are using a Precor Certified Technician for critical assemblies/moves and take care of your investment we forecast years of happy use from your investment.

Brief Overview

The Precor EFX 885 is the Cadillac of Precor's ellipticals. This is a total body rear drive full commercial elliptical. You will want to make sure you have plenty of space for this big boy. The EFX 885 is what you find in a lot of the high-end workout facilities in the world and higher-end recently updated luxury hotels. And you guessed it, it is not cheap. This is the most expensive elliptical we are reviewing this year on our 2021 Best Buy List. Therefore we have placed the Precor EFX 885 in fourth place for our 2021 Best Buy awards for Ellipticals in the $4000 and Up price point.

Overall Quality

When you buy Precor, you know you are getting quality. The EFX 885 is no exception. This is one of the best ellipticals out there in the fitness market. The Precor EFX 885 is not only an elliptical, but it’s a way of life. You really aren’t going to find a better elliptical workout experience than the Precor 885. The 885 has hands down one of the best strides. It will accommodate nearly any height user. The eddy current resistance is smooth and quiet. The eddy current is an electric magnetic current that works against the flywheel to serve as a break and offer resistance. It will provide virtually any user the maximum amount of load that they can push. The motorized cross ramp has a wide array of incline for the user to choose between. The EFX 885 is one of the best-looking ellipticals on the market and with the P-82 console it's got that interactive touchscreen experience that allows its owner nearly limitless options to choose from when coupled with Wi-Fi or cable. If you are not into interactive features the Precor EFX 885 gives you ample workouts to choose from. Precor also gives you one heck of a warranty with this elliptical. You couple the quality of the EFX 885's build with Precor's award-winning service and you have hands down one of the best ellipticals money can buy.

Things we like

  • Flawless Stride
  • Quality Construction
  • Good Looking
  • Vast Incline Range
  • Customer Service
  • Residential Warranty

Things we dislike

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    Slow Shipping
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    Large Foot Print
  • X
    Expensive Parts


Number of Programs 22
Drive Position rear
Flywheel Weight N/A
Weight Capacity 350 lbs
Unit Dimensions 80" x 30" x72"
Resistance Levels 20/ eddy
Heart Rate Sensor Handle Bar EKG
Weight of Unit 340 lbs
Warranty 7 years frame, 5 years motor, 3 year parts, and 1 year labor


This is the first year we have reviewed the Precor EFX 885. Please see our other Precor and elliptical reviews to aid in your decision making.


The Precor EFX 885 is a total body rear drive commercial elliptical. This elliptical is one of the best-designed ellipticals you are going to find in the country. The Console has ample interactive applications for you to choose from providing you have the technology at home to allow the P-82 console the opportunity to utilize these features. If not or you are not into that, this 885 has plenty of preprogrammed workouts to choose between. The eddy current brake resistance is substantial as is the vast range of elevations you will have to choose from at the tips of your fingers. This elliptical is state of the art. It is the same elliptical you can find in any number of high-end commercial settings. This elliptical will accommodate virtually any user. The EFX 885 has quite a large footprint so you may need to consider that before you want it installed in an older home with limited door space or crazy stairs. And while this elliptical is fairly expensive it is backed by Precor with a generous warranty and excellent support should you need it. We only gave this Precor EFX 885 fourth place on our Best Buy 2021 list because of the cost. It does make it out of reach for some end users. Now all that being said, you get what you pay for and with Precor’s EFX 885 you are getting one heck of an elliptical that should last you a lifetime.