The Lifespan EX3 elliptical features the patented EX-Link™ drive system for a smooth and ergonomically correct striding pattern.
The console has three LED windows, a 16-character alpha numeric display, and an Intelli-Key lighting system to tell you which buttons to press next. Readouts include time, distance, steps, calories, and more.
The features and specs of the Lifespan EX3 are:
UPDATE: The LifeSpan EX3 has been discontinued. You can check out the latest LifeSpan elliptical reviews here.
The Lifespan EX3 elliptical has an Eddy Current Brake and a Quiet Stride drive system that incorporates a 10.5-to-1 pulley ratio on a poly-V belt, along with commercial grade sealed bearings, and oversized brass bushings.
The patented EX-Link™ drive provides a bio-mechanically correct symmetrical elliptical pattern that mimics your natural walking gait. The multi-position handlebars offer maximum movement up to 25".
Preset programs include manual, random, mountain, weight loss, target heart rate control, and interval workouts. The EX3 also includes target heart rate programming with the contact hand grips or the included chest strap heart rate monitor.
The front drive Lifespan EX3 is a discontinued model that is still available online at some retailers. It has garnered many good reviews and is still a wonderful machine despite its “dated” features.
We encourage you to review its replacement, the Lifespan EL3000i elliptical that offers solid value and actually costs less than $1000.
That model has smooth pedal action, converging handlebars, and features the new Intelli-Step™ step counter as well as most of the specs listed above.
But where it really stands out is that the EL3000i has the best console we’ve ever seen on an elliptical. Go with the EL3000i – you will not be disappointed and you’ll save about $300 over buying the discontinued Lifespan EX3 elliptical.
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.