The ST Fitness 4830 Total Body Trainer is a relative new model on the market that will have to prove itself if it is to match the quality, performance, and reliability of the competition.
The console features a multi-color LCD display with readouts for Speed, RPM, Time Elapsed, Calories, Distance, Heart Rate, and Watts. The workout programs include 12 Program Profiles, 4 Heart Rate Programs, 4 Custom Profiles, and Constant Watt.
The features of the ST Fitness 4830 Total Body Trainer include:
UPDATE: As of 2016, it looks like Star Trac is no longer distributing the ST Fitness brand ellipticals.
Key components on the 4830 Total Body Trainer include extra-wide articulating footplates, aluminum extruded rails with dual rollers, front transport wheels, and an AC adapter.
It also has an easy 11.5" step-up height to reach the pedals, an 18" stride length, a post-workout recovery function, a 300-lb user weight, and upper body workout arms.
ST Fitness is the new budget consumer line for Star Trac, a respected manufacturer of quality commercial cardio equipment. You will likely start to see the ST Fitness brand in sporting goods stores and in mass market discount stores like Sears and Wal-Mart. There aren’t many elliptical reviews out on the TBTs yet, and there might not be for a long while since these machines recently debuted.
Since the ST Fitness 4830 Total Body Trainer sells for $1,298, it falls in the middle of one of the more competitive price ranges for ellipticals.
It’s a nice-looking unit, but why take a chance on this unproven new model with so-so features, when for the same money you could get a consistent performer like the award-winning Sole E25 or the Spirit EL-5?
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.