The entry level TruPace E200 elliptical is a compact and lightweight model for small users. If you're in the market for something that can stand up to heavy use, this is definitely not it.
Let's jump into our review to see what this one is all about...
The backlit LCD display lets you monitor speed, time, distance, Watt, calories, and pulse.
The 22 programs include manual, 3 Goal (Time, Distance, Calories), 4 Heart Rate Control, Custom, Watt, and 12 programs with 8 levels each.
The features of the TruPace E200 include:
UPDATE: TruPace ellipticals don't seem to be around anymore. It is very likely that this company is out of business.
Your best bet in the price range is to take a look at ProForm and NordicTrack ellipticals, as well as Horizon.
These companies don't offer anything at $499, but they do have some models that start off a bit higher at $599. Plus they have more features and capabilities, so it's definitely worth the extra $100.
You may be able to find a used E200 for sale on eBay or Craigslist, but we don't recommend it as you won't have any recourse if something goes wrong with the machine. You won't be able to contact the company or get replacement parts.
Definitely look elsewhere for a new entry level elliptical.
The Endurance Series TruPace E200 elliptical has a fixed 18" stride length, heart rate sensors on the handlebars to monitor your workout performance, and a magnetic braking system.
Other features include transport wheels, pivoting foot pedals to ease strain on the feet and ankles, 18 resistance levels, and a self-generating console (no plug in needed).
You won’t find many reviews on TruPace Fitness products since they just launched in the US through the 1800treadmills.com website beginning in 2011. It is hard to say how well the E200 model will hold up after a year or two of continued use.
Right at the $499 market, the only trainer that compares to the TruPace E200 is the front-drive Horizon EX-57. (We won’t include the Schwinn 420 since the updated 2012 model has seen a $100 price increase to $599.)
The Horizon has a 1-year parts warranty, 20-year brake warranty, and a frame weighing 163 pounds. In comparison, the TruPace E200 elliptical has a short 90-day warranty and weighs just 116 pounds so it will likely wobble under most adults over 150 pounds.
If you want a bigger, heavier, and more reliable machine, go with the Horizon.
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