The Epic A32E Elliptical Trainer – Save $500 Over the A35E

The Epic A32E elliptical trainer has features that are relatively pleasing, but once you see the big price tag you might question if it is more machine than you need.

What You Get

A 7" full color display lets you enjoy 35 pre-programmed workout apps, a message center, iFit® technology with racetrack simulation, and Google satellite technology with street and map view from Powered by Google Maps.

The features of the Epic A32E elliptical trainer include:

Epic A32E Elliptical Trainer
  • 20" to 22" Power Adjustable Stride
  • 20° Incline, -10° Decline Power Ramp
  • 26 Resistance Levels
  • 35 Program Apps + 4 User Defined
  • Compatible iPod® plug-in + two 2" speakers
  • Wireless Chest Strap
  • EKG Grip Pulse Heart Rate Monitor
  • Cushioned Pedals
  • iFit Live™ built-in
  • 4" CoolAire Workout Fan
  • 375-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

Other features on the Epic A32E elliptical trainer include a commercial gauge solid steel frame, a 32-lb inertia enhanced flywheel, EonS pulley system, and Quick Touch Silent magnetic resistance. The 20" to 22" power adjustable stride compliments the power ramp that offers up to a 20-degree incline and -10 degree decline to help target all muscle groups more effectively. The Quick Touch handlebar controls are for easily adjusting the resistance and the ramp position.

As part of the SafeZone package, the A32E features Ultrasonic rear motion sensors that smoothly powers the elliptical trainer down and brings the pedals to a stop should a child or pet approach from the rear where you can’t see them.

The preset programs on the Epic A32E include 9 high intensity, 9 performance, 9 incline, and 8 calorie burn, plus 4 user defined settings. The iPod compatible audio system is complete with two 2" speakers so you can listen to your favorite playlist while you workout.

Other features include a CoolAire fan, a water bottle holder, front transport wheels, and ActiveAdjust™ for repositioning the console and handlebars to get the most ergonomic fit for every user in the house. The oversized EnergyReturn cushioned pedals (with one-inch Q-factor spacing) help eliminate strain on your joints and back.

Our Thoughts

At $2,499, the Epic A32E elliptical trainer represents the best value among the new Epic trainers. You’ll save $500 over the top-end A35E which has a few more features but nothing you really need, and you’ll get more exciting internet views on the A32E’s color console when compared to the black & white console on the A30E ($1999).

We don’t see many customer reviews on these Epics since they are competing against the better known high end brands such as Precor, Sole, Smooth, and Octane which continue to dominate the market. Since this is a lot of money to spend on a machine – wouldn’t you rather just buy a Sole instead?

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