The Lifespan EX3 Elliptical with Patented EX-Link™ Drive

The Lifespan EX3 elliptical features the patented EX-Link™ drive system for a smooth and ergonomically correct striding pattern.

The Machine

The console has three LED windows, a 16-character alpha numeric display, and an Intelli-Key lighting system to tell you which buttons to press next. Readouts include time, distance, steps, calories, and more.

The features and specs of the Lifespan EX3 are:

 Lifespan EX3 Elliptical

  • 20" Stride Length
  • 16 Levels of Resistance
  • Grip pulses + chest strap receiver
  • 350 lb. Max User Weight Capacity
  • Weight / Dimensions: 213 lbs / 63"H x 29"W x 67"L
  • Warranty: 15 years on frame, 2 years parts, 6 months labor

The Buzz

The Lifespan EX3 elliptical has an Eddy Current Brake and a Quiet Stride drive system that incorporates a 10.5-to-1 pulley ratio on a poly-V belt, along with commercial grade sealed bearings, and oversized brass bushings. The patented EX-Link™ drive provides a bio-mechanically correct symmetrical elliptical pattern that mimics your natural walking gait. The multi-position handlebars offer maximum movement up to 25".

UPDATE:  The EX3 elliptical has been discontinued and is no longer available.  You can check out the newest LifeSpan ellipticals here.

Lifespan EX3 Console

Preset programs include manual, random, mountain, weight loss, target heart rate control, and interval workouts. The EX3 also includes target heart rate programming with the contact hand grips or the included chest strap heart rate monitor.

What We Say

The front drive Lifespan EX3 is a discontinued model that is still available online at some retailers. It has garnered many good reviews and is still a wonderful machine despite its “dated” features. We encourage you to review its replacement, the Lifespan EL3000i elliptical that offers solid value and actually costs less than $1000.

That model has smooth pedal action, converging handlebars, and features the new Intelli-Step™ step counter as well as most of the specs listed above.

But where it really stands out is that the EL3000i has the best console we’ve ever seen on an elliptical. Go with the EL3000i – you will not be disappointed and you’ll save about $300 over buying the discontinued Lifespan EX3 elliptical.

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