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Precor EFX 245 Elliptical Review - $3,699.00

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EXPERT REVIEW

The EFX 245 is simply the mechanical body of the EFX 225 with an upgrade console. While the features included in the console upgrade are nice I don’t believe they are worth the extra $500 you have to pay. I would recommend that you purchase the EFX 245 and save a little money or upgrade and purchase the EFX 423 or EFX 427.

Number of Programs 1
Front Drive, Center Drive or Rear Drive N/A
Adjustable Stride Length N/A
Flywheel Weight N/A
Weight Capacity 275Ibs
Step Up Height N/A
Unit Dimensions 76" x 29" x 65"
Resistance Levels 16
Heart Rate Sensors Contact heart rate monitoring
Weight of Unit 214Ibs
Warranty Lifetime Frame, 10 or 5 year parts Warranty, 1-Year Labor Warranty

General Information

Precor was acquired from Illinois Tool Works by Amer Group PLC in the fall of 2002. Amer Group also owns other well known brands like Wilson Sporting Goods. Precor has manufactured high quality equipment since the early 1980's. Although Precor has lost some of their dealer base over the last few years, they have really stepped up in the commercial game and that is where they are really strong. Precor has focused their distribution through specialty retailers.

Quality / Philosophy

Their design philosophy is to make a high quality product and then put a fair price on it. Nothing wrong with making money and Precor is definitely one of the companies in this business that knows how to do it. Consumers should consider a commercial Precor if you are looking in the higher price ranges. A redesign of the home line last year has produced some interesting results.

Outlook

Precor has literally made a boatload of money from their elliptical products and deservedly so. We would expect them to remain one of the leading companies in terms of strength in the fitness business. Finally they have given up their premium pricing on the entry level machines.

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