Price: $ 799
The Proform 710 elliptical is all about 20: 20 built-in workout programs, 20 resistance levels and up to 20 degree incline. And you can also get a 20” stride. It also comes iFit compatible so you can download new workouts by Jillian Michaels to your elliptical and get Jillian coaching you through your workout.
The Dual Grip heart rate monitor can help you stay in your target fat-burning range and the console fan will keep you cool throughout your workout.
If you're on a budget but still want some nice goodies included on your crosstrainer, you may want to consider the Proform 710 elliptical.
It's a step up from the 510 with a heavier unit weight, higher user weight capacity and a more stable feel - so it can take a bit more in terms of regular workouts.
It has an adjustable incline - you can go from a 18 - 20" stride with a manual adjustment at the base of the machine. This stride adjustment is actually part of the incline adjustment (by adjusting the incline you're adjusting the stride length).
You can get up to a 20 degree incline or ramp - which basically changes the slope of your elliptical motion and helps you work different groups of muscles for a more effective overall workout.
There are also 20 resistance levels to keep you challenged and to help you build in those high-intensity intervals.
The Proform 710 elliptical also comes iFit LIVE compatible - which means you can download new workouts online from Jillian Michaels every day if you choose.
You also have other options like tracking your workout and nutrition online (a great way to set and meet your fitness goals) and mapping out new trails using Googlemaps.
You can also keep track of your heart rate with the EKG heart rate sensors on the stationary handlebars.
The console is blue and backlit, showing a display of your workouts stats like your speed, time, distance, resistance, calories burned and pulse. You also get an iPod dock with speakers and a console fan.
Well, the console window, while easy to read and bright, is still quite small. The console itself is pretty simple - which can be a plus (you don't need a manual to figure it out) or a minus.
Also, be aware that the iFit module on this elliptical is sold separately so you'll have to buy it if you want to use iFit LIVE (you don't have to - you can always buy the unit later in the future).
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