Value is hard to find in machines under $700, which is why the ProForm 890E elliptical is such a delightful steal when you can get it on sale. When this $999 MSRP machine drops into the lower price class of $699, it blows away the competition.
The backlit Grafixx™ high-resolution display tracks speed, time, distance, pulse and calories burned. The ProForm 890E elliptical features 24 workouts including 14 performance programs and 6 weight loss workouts at the touch of a button.
The interactive iFit® Workout Card Technology will help you get in shape in just 8 weeks. The workouts on the cards (sold separately) are available in Weight Loss, Wellness, Circuit Training, and Performance categories for result-specifics fitness options.
The specs on the ProForm 890E include:
UPDATE: The 890E has been discontinued and replaced with the new SmartStrider Series. You can check it out as well as the other new models on sale here: ProForm Elliptical Machines
The list of components and features on the Proform 890E elliptical is usually found on pricier machines costing $1299 or more, including, a 10 to 30-degree Power Ramp which increases and decreases the incline, and modifies the stride length from 18"- 20", in order to stimulate more muscle groups.
The 890E has a large user weight capacity of 325 lbs, 20 resistance levels, 24 pre-set programs, an iPod® plug-in port and built-in sound system, hand grip sensors, and is compatible with iFit® cards.
While it isn’t a Cadillac elliptical by any means, for the price you pay the ProForm 890E offers more value than other machines priced around $700. Elliptical reviews praise the adjustable resistance, cooling fan, decent sound system, iPod dock, and especially the 30-degree incline as well as the large, stable footprint.
ProForm elliptical trainers are made by Icon Fitness, the same parent company that makes NordicTrack.
This 890E looks like a NordicTrack, and has many of the same features and components, for example the 18"- 20" adjustable stride length and 30° power ramp, is the same design as you find installed on the NordicTracks.
The only difference is the brand name and cosmetics. The ProForm does not have the new Fit® Live feature, but no matter; it costs hundreds of dollars less than the NTs. Sale priced at an eye-popping $649, the ProForm 890E elliptical is a Good Buy.
UPDATE: New Year's Elliptical Sales are still on!
Here is your chance to rant or rave about the elliptical you use at home or at the fitness center.