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Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 Elliptical Trainer Review

Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 Elliptical Trainer Review

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Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 Elliptical Trainer Review

Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 Elliptical Trainer Review

The Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 comes with a better than average number of workout programs, which do a good job of adding variety to your workout whilst keeping your workout interesting along the way.The Horizon Fitness EX 59-02 Elliptical Trainer is a mid-price ranged elliptical machine designed to give users a complete workout at home.

This elliptical features a heavy duty 14.3” flywheel and ECB brake resistance. The low step on height helps to make this elliptical easier to get on and off on and the large drive pulley makes for smoother movement. Although somewhat heavy, the weight of this elliptical adds to its overall sturdiness making for more confidence when working out. This elliptical is designed so that there is less stress on the joints and back than with other ellipticals.

Stride

This elliptical has a standard 18 inch stride which is comfortable for a large majority of people.

Programs

There is 10 programs for the Horizon fitness EX 59-02 including such programs as weight loss and weight loss plus, Manual, Intervals and Intervals plus, and Reverse train and more.

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Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 Elliptical Trainer Review

These programs include 3 Targets (Time, Distance, Calories) and 4 Workouts (Hills, Reverse Train, Weight Loss, Custom). You are able able to make changes on-the-fly, whereby you can select different programs and resistance levels at any given time without your workout being disrupted in the process.

Resistance

This elliptical trainer has 10 ECB resistance levels, enough to keep you challenged while increasing your fitness levels.

Computer/Console

This elliptical machine comes with a rather small 5 inch LCD display that shows you time, distance, speed, calories, weight loss, Intervals, Constant watts, and calorie goals and more. Tracking your workouts will help you to improve your workout effectiveness increasing stamina, fitness, and helping with those weight loss goals.

Comfort

The EX 59-02 makes for a more comfortable workout. The zero gap overlapping pedal motion prevents less stress on your hips and back making it easier to get a longer workout. This elliptical is MP3 compatible with a built in Sonic surround speaker and a low step on height. There is also Heart Rate monitor with control grips and the large driver pulley makes for smoother movement when walking or running.

Dimensions

68 x 25 x 646 inches

275 pounds – max. user weight

Warranty

The EX 59-02 has a fairly decent warranty offering a lifetime warranty on the frame, 2 years on parts and 1 year on labor.

Reviews (Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 Elliptical Trainer Review)

Ratings and reviews for the Horizon Fitness EX 59-02 Elliptical trainer are good. Users state that this elliptical comes with good instructions making assembly easier and simpler. User feel that this is a solid machine that is extremely well built. Users find the stride of this elliptical just right and the glide to be incredibly smooth. They also like the choice of 10 resistance levels and the variety of programs this elliptical offers.

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EX-59-02 vs. Top 4 Performers

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ELLIPTICAL TRAINER Schwinn 470 Horizon EX-59-02 Nautilus E614 Schwinn 430
ELLIPTICAL TRAINER Schwinn 470 Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 Nautilus E614 Schwinn 430
RATING  4/5  4/5  3/5  4/5
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USD PRICE $699 $699 $599 $499
EXPERT REVIEW Expert Review Expert Review Expert Review Expert Review
VISIT SITE VISIT SITE VISIT SITE VISIT SITE VISIT SITE
GRADE Home Home Home Home
UPPER BODY WORK YES YES YES YES
FLYWHEEL 14.3 lbs
RESISTANCE LEVELS 25 16 20 20
RESISTANCE TYPE Magnetic Magnetic Magnetic Magnetic
INCLINE YES
0° – 10°
Motorized
NO YES
6 position manual ramp adjustment
YES
0° – 10°
Manual
STRIDE LENGTH 20″ 18″ 20″ 20″
PROGRAMS 29 10 22 22
COOLING FAN YES
3 speed
YES YES
3 Speed
YES
3 speed
FOLDING NO NO NO NO
MAX. USER WEIGHT 300 lbs 275 lbs 300 lbs 300 lbs
HEART RATE CONTROL YES
Contact HR sensor
YES
Contact HR sensor
YES
Contact HR sensor
YES
Contact HR sensor
DISPLAY TYPE AND FUNCTIONS SchwinnConnect™ 2 LCD window System
Main: 3.0” X 5.0” Blue backlit + Secondary: 1.0” X 5.0” Blue backlit + Quickeys 5 for incline and 5 for resistance
4.5″ yellow-green LCD display with Time, distance, speed, calories, heart rate, program level and watts workout feedback DualTrack grey display with two high-resolution LCD monitors offering 1 quick start, 9 profile, 8 heart rate, 2 fitness test and 2 custom programs Schwinn DualTrack™ LCD display and goal tracking functionality to set and track 16 different workout and progress related parameters
ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS 10 degree motorized ramp range with quick keys. 4 user settings and goal tracking. Integrated transport wheels, media tray, water bottle. USB charging, Data export to Schwinn connect. Great acoustic chamber for clear sound system. Low distance between pedals. Low, 10-inch step-on height. The StraightUP™ keeps your body upright for maximum comfort
Sonic Surround™ speakers with MP3 player input, water bottle holder, reading rack, accessories tray
Compatibility with Nautilus Connect™ and MyFitnessPal, USB charging port, data export, performance tracking, Acoustic chambered speakers for big sound, transport wheels A ten degree, six position manual ramp. Great acoustic chamber for clear sound system. USB port to charge your smartphone or tablet. Large articulating footplates with cushioning. Comes with water bottle holder and media tray
DIMENTIONS 70 x 28 x 71 inches
(L x W x H)
68.2 x 22 x 64.6 inches
(L x W x H)
70 x 28 x 71 inches
(L x W x H)
70 x 28 x 71 inches
(L x W x H)
UNIT WEIGHT 231 lbs 169 lbs 173 lbs 160 lbs
WARRANTY 10 years on the frame
2 years on mechanical parts
1 year on electrical parts
90 days on labor
Lifetime on frame
1 year on parts and labor
10 year frame
2 year parts
1 year electronics
90 days labor
10 years on the frame
2 years on mechanical parts
1 year on electrical parts
90 days on labor

Complaints

The main complaint regarding this elliptical is that there is no on/off switch forcing users to have to unplug the elliptical after each use.

Conclusion

For people looking for a solid elliptical machine for their home gym for a reasonable price, this elliptical machine may be a good option. Solidly built and with plenty of programs and resistance levels this machine will meet the needs of most users.

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Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 Elliptical Trainer Review

User Rating: 4.73 ( 2 votes)