The Epic A30E Elliptical Trainer with Black and White Screen

The Epic A30E elliptical trainer features the same frame and features found on the A32E and A35E except with this model you get a black and white screen and fewer programs.

What You Get

A 7-inch high-definition black and white screen on the console lets you monitor your workout stats, customize your programs, and access iFit® technology and Google street views to replicate training runs along most streets and trails from around the world.

The features of the Epic A30E include:

Epic A30E Elliptical Trainer
  • 20" to 22" Power Adjustable Stride
  • 20° Incline, -10° Decline Power Ramp
  • 24 Resistance Levels
  • 30 Program Apps + 2 User Defined
  • Compatible iPod® plug-in + two 2" speakers
  • EKG Grip Pulse Heart Rate Monitor
  • Cushioned Pedals
  • iFit Live™ built-in
  • 4" CoolAire Workout Fan
  • 350-lb. User Capacity
  • Dimensions: 67.8" L X 25.3" W X 73" H / 305 lbs
  • Warranty: lifetime frame & brake, 5 years parts, and 2 years labor

UPDATE: It looks like Epic might be out of business, but if you are interested there are still a few models available for sale at Amazon at steep discounts: Epic Elliptical Trainers

The Word on the Street

The Epic A30E elliptical trainer has the same 305-lb commercial gauge steel frame as the more expensive Epic trainers, as well as the same 20-22" power adjustable stride. It has a hefty 30-pound inertia enhanced flywheel and a Quick Touch Silent magnetic resistance system with 20 levels of tension.

It comes with an adjustable display angle on the console, narrow Q-factor spacing of 1-inch and EnergyReturn cushioning on the pedals to help alleviate joint stress, plus Quick Touch controls on the handlebars to adjust the -10 degree Decline/20 degree Incline power ramp, and the SafeZone feature which are rear motion detectors that power down the machine if a child or pet should approach from behind.

Other features of the Epic A30E include soft touch upper body grips, built-in heart rate sensors on the handlebars, a 4-inch cooling fan, a water bottle holder, and an iPod/MP3 plug-in port plus two speakers. The 30 pre-set workouts include 8 high intensity, 8 performance, 7 incline, and 7 calorie burn programs, along with 2 user defined programs.

Our Thoughts

The Epic A30E elliptical trainer at $1999 is a decent model – if you can get it for less. The overall design is exceptional – especially when you consider it offers many of the same features as the pricier A32E and A35E models.

The only turn-off is that using the Google maps feature on a black and white screen isn’t appealing. And while the warranty is decent, we think that for paying almost $2000, we would rather stick with one of the proven brand leaders – Sole, Smooth, Octane, or Precor.

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