Elliptical Trainer Rating Sources
Total of 10 Sources
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Elliptical Trainer Reviews
by Fred Waters
Our AssessmentThis former vice president of marketing for Smooth Fitness evaluates elliptical trainers, and speaks with fitness equipment salespeople and experts. His reviews are complete but not comparative, and Waters doesn't explain how rigorously or for how long he tests each machine.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentThe consumer reviews on Amazon.com vary in detail. Some owners comment on the product after years of use and some after only a few months, but all feedback is based on personal experience. Although individual reviews aren't comparative, a few thoroughly address every attribute of the machine purchased.
Elliptical Machine Reviews
by Contributors to Buzzillions.com
Our AssessmentBuzzillions.com provides noncomparative user reviews of various elliptical trainers. They include a list of pros and cons, summary and ratings out of 5 stars. Some owners' comments are thorough, but most are not.
Ratings & Recommended Ellipticals
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentExperts at this consumer organization put elliptical trainers through rigorous comparative testing. In addition, owners can rate elliptical machines out of 5 stars. User feedback varies in detail but must state time owned, a user description, pros and cons, and a comment. Only the expert reviews are complete and comparative.
by Contributors to Ebay. com
Our AssessmentConsumer reviews on Ebay vary in product experience. Some own the product for years, but others for only a few months. While the reviews aren't comparative, several are nicely detailed.
by Editors of TreadmillDoctor.com
Our AssessmentTreadmillDoctor.com editors rigorously test the products they review, including disassembling each elliptical. The machines are rated on adjustability, reliability, noise level, value, warranty, quality and ergonomics. However, the only insight into testing practices is a video on the page of each brief review.
2013 Best Elliptical Machine Comparisons and Reviews
by Editors of TopTenReviews.com
Our AssessmentThis site rates ellipticals based on their features, accessories, warranty, and help and support. It also compares the top 10 elliptical trainers for 2013, including the Sole E35, Precor EFX 5.25, Schwinn 420 and Nautilus E514. While it's unclear how editors choose their top 10, a helpful chart outlines how each model scores and compares. A separate review of each machine awards a score out of 10 points.
by Contributors to SearsOutlet.com
Our AssessmentAlthough the reviews here aren't as numerous as at Amazon.com, this site posts a lot of consumer feedback on various elliptical trainers. The comments vary in detail, but a few are quite thorough.
Elliptical Trainer Reviews
by Editor of JellyBellyOver40.com
Our AssessmentThis site provides reviews of health products including elliptical trainers. While the evaluations are somewhat detailed, there's no mention of the machines actually being tested and models aren't compared.
by Gerard Lao
Our AssessmentLao outlines the features of more than 100 elliptical trainers using a pros and cons format. He doesn't mention actually testing each machine, and his reviews lack any notes after use. Each elliptical gets an overall score and ranking that's reflected in a helpful chart divided into price ranges.