Precor Elliptical trainers are given a great rating for consistent quality and durability. Based on numerous studies the following model numbers have been ranked highest between the Precor brand:
Precor EFX 556
Precor EFX 5.33
Precor EFX 5.21i
Precor EFX 546
The next most common question is how do I know which one of these elliptical trainers are right for me?
There are a few things you have to take into consideration before making your decision. How frequently are you going to use it, will more than one person in your household use it and what your budget allows.
The elliptical trainers listed about are all in the $ 3,000 to $ 5,000 range. While this is something expensive, the old term "you get what you pay for" still applies.
Customers who have reviewed the Precor Elliptical trainer line have consistently established the following when asked what they liked about the Precor Elliptical Trainers:
1) Easy to use
2) Not painful on the joints of the leg (knee, ankle etc …)
3) Very quiet to operate
4) Sturdy and steady
Ease of use is a major factor for someone that is fairly new to using ellipticals. Nothing is worse than getting your new elliptical machine and having to spend hours learning how to work it properly.
A common complaint of cheaper elliptical machines are how unorthodox the motion feet which leads to leg and back pain with prolonged use. This has not been reported from various users of the Precor models.
Being quiet to operate is also a great benefit as most individuals purchasing one of these machines will do so for workouts at home. Having a noisy machine will annoy fellow family members causing them to dislike your exercise routine and making it harder for you to stick with your exercise plan.