The very expensive Epic A35E elliptical trainer is the top-of-the-line model from the company better known for the budget and mid-priced machines it once produced.
The 10" full color capacitive touch screen display shows workout feedback and gives you access to 45 programs as well as the iFit Live technology featuring Google™ maps and full internet browsing. The console adjusts at multi-angles so you can choose the best viewing position.
The features of the Epic A35E elliptical trainer include:
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 front drive Epic A35E elliptical trainer features a 20" to 22" power adjustable stride and a Quick Touch Silent Magnetic Resistance system. The ride is quiet and smooth thanks to the 35-pound inertia enhanced flywheel and the EonS pulley system.
The trainer can accommodate users up to 400 pounds. The Ultrasonic rear motion sensors can detect movement behind the rider, such as a pet or child, and an alert will appear on the screen. If they come too close, the machine’s resistance will go to the maximum level to slow the user down to a stop.
Other features of the Epic A35E elliptical include moving handlebars with grip pulse sensors and Quick-Touch Incline and Decline ramp controls, narrow Q-factor pedal spacing, a free wireless chest strap for heart rate monitoring, water bottle holder, front transport wheels, and a 4-inch cooling fan.
In addition to the full color console and the ability to run virtual trails all over the world with the Google maps feature, the A35E also has a slot for your iPod or other MP3 player so you can enjoy listening to your playlists through the console speakers.
The Epic A35E comes with tons of programs and many creature comforts you might desire in an elliptical, but the color touch screen and internet browser adds significantly to the price of the A35E – which takes away from the solid features such as the quiet drive and adjustable stride length.
Still, consider that with almost no customer reviews on this model, you are taking a chance on an unknown model as far as the quality of mechanical components is concerned. For the nose-bleed price of $2,999, we suggest you skip the Epic A35E elliptical trainer and get something more reasonable for 1/3 less cost.
UPDATE: Spring Elliptical Sales have started!
Here is your chance to rant or rave about the elliptical you use at home or at the fitness center.