The LifeSpan E3i was recently introduced, joining the E2i as the two residential elliptical cross trainers in the company's exercise equipment lineup.
With a generous stride length, 20 incline levels and an assortment of built in workout programs, it's a solid choice in the under $1500 price category.
The E3i shares the E2i's unique design, a long vertical front column connected to a heavy front flywheel, with a bright 7.5" blue backlit LCD display.
Let's look at the important features...
The E3i was first introduced in 2017 and is the advanced model in the LifeSpan elliptical series, with more advanced features than the E2i.
The most appealing feature on both models is the 20 trifecta, i.e. 20" stride length, 20 levels of incline and 20 resistance levels. This gives you plenty of variety to change things up from one workout to the next, challenging yourself to get to the next level.
You also have a nice variety of workouts to choose from, including weight management, healthy living, sports training and heart rate programs. So whatever your fitness goals may be, there is a workout specifically for you.
The LifeSpan E3i features a 7.5" blue backlit display, a little larger than the one on the E2i cross trainer, that gives you over 14 different workout metrics. This includes your time, distance, speed, calories, incline, resistance, heart rate, watts, stride count and more.
You can track your workouts either via the USB port or the optional Bluetooth adapter, syncing the data via the LifeSpan Active Trac app with your favorite fitness programs.
Another unique feature on the LifeSpan ellipticals is CoreBalance technology, which actually tracks your strides and shows you on the console where you may be imbalanced in your motion. This is something you don't find on any other elliptical machines on the market, and can be very helpful in improving your results in the long run.
Other features include a strong 34 lb. flywheel, 2 front mounted transport wheels, quickset buttons, speakers with headphone jack and a media holder.
In 2019, LifeSpan introduced a more commercial grade version of the E3i called the E5i. Take a look at that one as well.
The LifeSpan E3i elliptical trainer is a solid choice, especially when it's on sale for under $1500. It offers a generous stride, a variety of incline and resistance levels, lots of built in workouts, solid construction and several unique technological features.
It's a nice upgrade from the E2i, and with a high max user weight and generous warranty, an option worth considering for your home gym.
If you want something more like what you find in the health club, take a look at the new E5i Commercial elliptical as well. It's a more advanced version of the E3i.
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