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Star Trac Trac 8 Series Cross Trainer with LCD Elliptical Review

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How long will the Star Trac Trac 8 Series Cross Trainer with LCD last?

Constructed from heavy steel, the Star Trac 8 Series Cross Trainer has an immense weight of 337 lbs. when fully assembled and holds up to a hefty 350 lb. maximum workout capacity. It is rated for commercial use of 8 hours a day and will last for many years of workout delight with proper care and maintenance. The CT8 is covered with both a commercial and residential warranty that are standard but nothing to crow about considering the price of this machine. The commercial warranty covers 10 years on the frame, 2 years on parts, and 1 year on labor with the residential warranty covering 10 years on the frame and parts with 3 years on labor.

Brief Overview

The Star Trac 8 Series Cross Trainer is a beast of a workout machine with a 76-inch-long frame that has an open design in the rear for ease in mounting and dismounting between exercise sessions. Users wearing their lives on their wrists will be happy to note 2 out of the 3 console choices connect to both Apple and Samsung watches for tracking performance stats while all 3 carry Bluetooth capabilities. It is designed to last through daily use and will outlive warranty coverage for the consumer willing to properly care for their investment.

Overall Quality

The Star Trac 8 Series Cross Trainer basic unit comes with an easy-to-read LCD display screen which imparts pertinent performance information along with containing 14+ built in workout programs for improving and maintaining fitness health. The fixed handlebars gather heart rate data while the moving handlebars are ergonomically placed and work in tandem with the front drive system for smooth operations during total body exercise sessions. Shock absorbent pedals have an 18” stride length for comfortable trekking through exercise adventures yet leaving those of the taller persuasion lacking the stretch for optimal elliptical motion during workout regimes. The dual fans are an added treat and keep users cooled off as they trek their way to a better level of fitness health.

Things we like

  • Bluetooth options on all 3 console choices

Things we dislike

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    limited stride considering price range
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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 Standard Upright Design
Controls On Display - Openhub
Display Choose from LCD, 10" or 15" OpenHub display options
Accessories Multiple Bottle and Accessory Holders, Pre-Wired for PVS Rntertainment
Max User Weight 350 lb (159 kg)
Drive Front drive
Resistance System Alternator
Electrical Requirements LED is Self-Generating; PVS Option Requires 12V/5 Amp Power Supply
Start Up Watts 20
Additional Features Rear Courtesy Step
Frame Material Powder Coated Steel Frame
Customizable Paint Color Options Approval Required
Standard Color Options Star Trac Silver
Dimensions 76"L x 30"W x 72"H (193 cm x 76 cm x 182 cm)
Weight 337 lbs (153 kg)
Shipping Dimensions 79" x 30" x 50" (201 cm x 75 cm x 128 cm)
Shipping Weight 423 lbs (192 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


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The Star Trac 8 Series Cross Trainer is a solid investment for both commercial and residential consumers and comes packed with a delightful amount of commendable elements for the discerning purchaser. Warranty coverage is sparse considering the price range, but this machine is built to last and in a residential setting might be a ‘lifer’ depending on the care received after each use.