The EFX 731 is the newest Experience Series model, joining the 833 and 835, and coming in at a lower price point to make it a little more affordable (although not by much) than the other models. With CrossRamp technology and twenty levels of resistance, this elliptical is sure to please any user.
The 731 features an LED console with Quick Start function, motion controls and heart rate monitoring.
Let's take a closer look at the relevant specs...
The Precor EFX 731 has received some good reviews so far, as it gives users access to the company's top of the line series for under $6,000. The EFX 833 elliptical, the previous base model, is about $1000 more expensive.
Precor has been a leader in the industry for years, producing high quality commercial and home exercise equipment that has received multiple awards.
The 731 is a nice addition to the lineup, with the patented CrossRamp technology fixed at 20 degrees. The biomechanics have been validated by Washington State University, giving you the ideal motion throughout your workout.
The pedals are comfortable and oversized, and the resistance system is smooth, consistent and quiet. You get up to 20 levels, so there is a setting for every user level.
The EFX 731 features an LED console with 9 workout programs, including weight loss, heart rate, performance, variety, intervals and manual mode.
You have wireless and grip heart rate monitoring, but chest strap is not included. The machine is self powered and can accommodate up to 350 lbs.
All in all it provides a great workout and feels just like an elliptical you'd find in the gym. Any negatives? Not many. But it does give you fewer workout programs than the EFX 833 and top of the line EFX 835 model. It also offers a narrower ramp range...the others go up to 35%. It also doesn't have Preva workout tracking like the lesser priced models.
There's a lot to like about the new Precor EFX 731. For starters, it's $1000 cheaper than the previous base model. It also has moving handlebars as opposed to the fixed ones on the EFX 833.
However, it has a fixed ramp at 20 degrees as opposed to 35 degree adjustable, which is a big difference.
For our money, we would opt for one of the Precision Series models, especially the EFX 447 which costs just a few hundred less and gives you up to 40% angle, tons more workouts, touch display and Preva workout tracking.
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