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.
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:
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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.
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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