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Precor EFX 5.33 Elliptical Review

Precor EFX 5.33 Premium Series Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer Review
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The Precor EFX 5.33 Premium Series Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer can be summed up as being the best residential crosstrainer on the market (the Precor EFX 5.37 is also right up there). Due to the high price tag, it is clear that it has been designed for serious users who want unrivaled quality.

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Despite being advertised as a residential machine, you are paying for commercial quality, as many of the components used are found in Precor’s commercial models. The saying “You get what you pay for” is true when it comes to the EFX 5.33.

CrossRamp Technology

Apart from Precor’s reputation for manufacturing high quality machines, it’s their patented CrossRamp technology that has led to an army of happy, loyal customers.

The advantage in CrossRamp technology is that it’s able to target muscles in your lower body as you increase the incline. This results in all your muscle groups being targeted, if the CrossRamp is set to a lower position; and your calves, quads and glutes being targeted , if set in a higher position.

Additionally, you get a stride length that varies between 21”-23” so you can enjoy a comfortable workout experience, regardless of your weight or height.

It should also be noted that Precor have patented their CrossRamp technology. Therefore, other brands of ellipticals with incline features try to replicate Precor’s design but often come up short.

Full-Body Workout

While the smooth, natural elliptical stride motion takes care of working out your lower body, the ergonomically designed, moving handlebars enable you to target your upper body, so you can enjoy a full-body workout.

Some ellipticals that come equipped with movable handlebars have a habit of throwing the correct posture and technique needed to work out effectively out the window. Fortunately, the Precor EFX 5.33 does not suffer from that problem.

Heart Rate Monitoring

You can monitor your heart rate as you work out, thanks to the wireless heart rate telemetry and easy-to-use handgrip sensors. You can therefore work out in your target heart rate zone via the SmartRate system so you can achieve your fitness goals, whether that be weight loss or improved cardio training.

20 Resistance Levels & 10 programs

The EFX 5.33 comes with one of the most generous number of programs and resistance levels that can be found on elliptical trainers, residential or otherwise.

The 10 preset programs include, 2 weight loss, 2 heart rate, 1 manual, 1 interval, 1 hill climb, 1 gluteals, 1 cross training and 1 aerobic.

The 20 resistance levels should be able to provide enough of a challenge and add enough variety for even the fittest, most fanatical exercisers.


The Precor EFX 5.33 comes with a lifetime frame, 10-year parts and 1 year labor warranty, which is more generous than many other models in this price range.


84 x 31 x 63 inches

240 pounds

User Reviews

Users have rated the EFX 5.33 very highly, with special mention going to the elliptical motion, range of workout programs and ease of assembly. However, a couple of users have complained about the position of the power switch.

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Any Complaints?

Besides the position of the power switch, there is very little to complain about. However, the machine weighs 240 lbs, which means that moving it to the location of your choice is a two-person job.

Anything Else You Should Know?

There isn’t much to add. All you need to know is that Precor are renowned for their engineering, design and quality control processes which has led to them being the most reputable elliptical machine manufacturer in the industry. While it’s on the expensive side, if you want the best residential elliptical that the market has to offer,  you have to look no further than the Precor EFX 5.33 Premium Series Elliptical Trainer.