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Star Trac 8 Series Rear Drive Elliptical Review

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How long will the Star Trac 8 Series Rear Drive last?

Constructed from steel and built to last, the Star Trac 8 SERIES Rear Drive Elliptical weighs a colossal 300 lbs. and hold up to a 400 lbs. of sweaty workout weight. It is a massive machine that is commercially rated and built to last for years with proper care and maintenance.

Brief Overview

The Star Trac 8 SERIES Rear Drive Elliptical is our 2022 2nd place Best Buy Winner in the $4,000 and UP price range. It is an incredible workout machine that comes with the choice of 3 different consoles to suit a bevy of consumers wanting to stay in touch with the outside world during exercise sessions. The 8 SERIES Rear Drive Elliptical is a major investment for any fitness enthusiast and is highly competitive model even with the basic LCD console choice.

Overall Quality

The Star Trac 8 SERIES Rear Drive Elliptical has a basic console choice that includes a simple LCD screen and holds 14 built in workouts. It offers Bluetooth connectivity along with the ability to transfer performance stats to applicable fitness apps. There is also a device charger for those wanting to stay fully charged during exercise sessions. The 8 SERIES Rear Drive Elliptical comes with a fixed 18” stride that allows users of the shorter persuasion to enjoy the maximum benefits of this machine. The foot pads are engineered to follow a natural trekking path while ergonomic handlebars offer numerous gripping positions and a monitor to capture heartrate information. The rear drive generator offers plenty of resistance options and a commercial grade experience every workout session.

Things we like

  • massive workhorse of a machine
  • 3 console choices all with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Apple & Galaxy watch compatibility

Things we dislike

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    not transparent with warranty information


Step Up Height 11" (28 cm)
Stride Type Fixed
Stride Length 18" (48 cm)
Heart Rate Measurement System Telemetry and Contact HR( Bluetooth with Embedded Display)
Movement Arms Multiple Hand Grip Options
Controls On Display
Display Choose from LCD, 10" or 15" OpenHub Display Options
Accessories Multiple bottle and accessory holders, LCD and 10" Displays Pre-Wired for 8 Series PVS Entertainment, 800/900MHz receivers, and tablet holder
Max User Weight 400 lb (181 kg)
Drive Rear Drive
Resistance System Alternator
Electrical Requirements LCD is Self-Generating; PVS Option Requires 12V/5 Amp Power Supply
Start Up Watts 20
Additional Features Articulating Pedals
Frame Material Powder Coated Steel Frame
Customizable Paint Color Options Approval Required
Standard Color Options Star Trac Silver
Dimensions 86"L x 36"W x 73"H (219 cm x 91 cm x 185 cm)
Weight 300 lbs (136 kg)
Shipping Dimensions 84" x 30" x 48" (213 cm x 75 cm x 122 cm)
Shipping Weight 379 lbs (172 kg)
PVS 10/8/4 Series
Display Type 15.6" HD LED
Resolution 1366 x 768
Tuner Options 1) ATSC/NTSC/QAM 2) PAL/DVB-T/DVB-C
Digital and Analog Support Yes
Signal Inputs Coax, HDMI
Input RFSignal Range -70 dBm(Min) ~ to 10 dBm(Max)
Close Caption Yes
Headphone Jack 3.5 mm Integrated on PVS face


The Star Trac 8 SERIES Rear Drive Elliptical is our 2022 2nd place Best Buy Winner in the $4,000 and UP price range and it was our 3rd place 2021 Best Buy Winner in the same price range. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The Star Trac 8 SERIES Rear Drive Elliptical with the LCD console choice is a mighty bit of machinery that will readily fit into any commercial or residential setting. It is engineered with high functionality and a choice of 3 different consoles that keep users connected through Bluetooth capabilities. This machine is designed to last for years and is a worthy investment for any consumer looking to invest in a colossal workout machine.