The TruPace E250 elliptical has a console upgrade over the E200 and E220 models. It has advanced computer features for user profiles and a color touch screen LCD display.
In addition to the readouts for speed, time, distance, watt, heart rate, and calories burned, the touch screen display lets you easily change settings with a light finger touch. Up to four users can store their workout information, and the workout screen is adjustable, changing displays for track, heart rate and speed chart.
The features of the TruPace E250 include:
The TruPace E250 elliptical has an 18" stride length, articulating foot pedals, magnetic braking system, hand grip heart rate sensors on the front handlebars, transport wheels, and 16 levels of resistance.
The 22 programs include 12 Presets with 8 levels each, Manual, Watts, Custom, 4 Heart Rate Control and 3 Goal (Time, Distance, and Calories). To help keep you motivated during your workout, it has a built-in sound system with console speakers and an MP3 device plug in.
Unfortunately, recent reviews on the new TruPace Fitness ellipticals don’t discuss their durability which is far more important than frilly display features. Since the E250 has a lightweight 116-lb frame, many fitness equipment reviewers don’t trust the “300-lb user weight capacity.” This type of frame is too light for most riders over 175 pounds max.
This model has the same size frame and flywheel as the lower priced E200 and E220 models at $499 and $599, respectively.
So for the extra money, all you get with the E250 is a color touch screen display and a longer warranty. These kinds of frills defeat the intent of a budget machine, don’t you think?
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