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Nautilus 100323 E514c Elliptical Trainer

Nautilus 100323 E514c Elliptical Trainer

The elliptical was packaged and shipped quite well. I could schedule home delivery according to my convenience, and was delivered on time.

Assembly instructions are clear and simple. The nuts and bolts are packed to make it even easier. Some bolts have to be screwed where the allen key does not fit. You can only do it by by removing the key after every quarter turn, and it can take a good 10 minutes per bolt. Took more than 2 hours for the complete assembly.

Being below-average height (5'4"), my main concern was the stride and moving hand bar dimensions. Majority of the professional ellipticals (in my previous gym) were little too big and I could not use the moving hand bars at all. This elliptical is super-perfect for my height, and I can comfortably grab the top of the moving hand bar without stretching or leaning forward.

The stride is comfortable and the foot pedals are large enough to adjust foot position according to individual comfort.

The machine is solid and very well built. I have it on carpet (like new) with 1/2" thick foam mats on top, and the machine does not shake or sway at all. It is quite heavier than I am (hey, not bragging), so this is not a big deal I guess.

Overall, excellent value for money and works perfectly.

My only complaint so far: It shows far less calories burnt than my gym's elliptical - for the same weight, age, bpm and speed. At 150 bpm rate my gym elliptical shows at least 400 cals burnt for 30 minutes workout. This machine does not even reach 100 cals. I would burn 900 cals per hour (yummm... triple chocolate cake) at the gym and now I am burning 190 cals per hour (ugh... a banana), which is kinda disappointing.

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6 komentar:

  1. Harriet Padilla12 Desember 2010 09.32

    This machine was exactly as advertised and is perfect for what I need. It is easy to use and has a lot of variety in programs. I shopped around quite a bit and this was the best value.

    BalasHapus
  2. Rosanna Navarro27 Desember 2011 08.32

    The elliptical arrived when expected. I was able to assemble it mostly by myself. I use it every other day and really enjoy the change it has allowed me in my daily workouts. It is quiet and very smooth gliding.

    BalasHapus
  3. This is a pretty big item to purchase so I'm breaking my review into several sections based on what I did.
    Unpacking:
    The elliptical is very well packed with each piece covered by a plastic sleeve. There's also molded styrofoam to keep parts secure so I recommend unpacking outside and taking the unit inside piece by piece. You'll get a lot less of the styrofoam bits sticking to everything. This stuff sticks to stuff like it was made of rare earth magnets that sweats epoxy. Anywho, there are several parts covered in plastic that are pre-greased so I recommend leaving them wrapped until needed during unit assembly.
    Assembly:
    This was quite a workout and I would allow 1-2 hours to assemble. The book says it's a 2 man job but I did it by myself. All the tools needed to assemble are included (An allen wrench with a Phillips point and a couple wrenches). These work well enough but most of the work will go much easier if you use your own tools. All the parts and tools are on 2 pieces of cardboard with a vacuum sealed plastic cover. There were not missing or extra washers or bolts. The quality of the parts is exceptional and everything fit together exactly as designed with very little need to tweak any alignment between parts and bolt holes. The instructions are step by step with large, clear pictures. All hardware identified by a letter designation and the larger parts of the elliptical are labeled L or R. It's very hard to make a mistake with these instructions.
    Operation:
    Using the elliptical is a pleasure. All the moving parts move smoothly and quietly. The unit itself has a pretty small footprint and is easy to move (grab the back end and lift up to roll the unit in the same way you would a wheelbarrow. The dashboard is bright and easy to read. There is no On/Off switch. The unit turns on when you press any button and will put itself in sleep mode after 5 minutes of no usage/input. Not sure if I like that as the brick type adapter plug may turn out to be an energy vampire. I'll have to put it on a power strip if that turns out to be true. There is a built-in fan that is pretty weak and an unnecessary addition IMHO. There is a 3.5mm female plug in for an MP3 player but the speakers leave something to be desired. I'll be sticking with headphones.
    The control console is somewhat disappointing. Although bright and easy to read there is not much coverage of how to use it in the manual so you have to do some trial and error. The physical operation of the unit is great. It's smooth and quiet and gives a great workout. I've been using a treadmill for a while now and find that 10 minutes on the elliptical feels like 30 on the treadmill.
    Summary:
    I recommend this unit highly. While the console is somewhat disappointing that's a fairly minor complaint and one that I believe will lessen over time as I figure out how to use it correctly. The main thing is that the operation is terrific. It really feels like a pro gym quality machine and gives a terrific workout.

    BalasHapus
  4. The elliptical was packaged and shipped quite well. I could schedule home delivery according to my convenience, and was delivered on time.

    Assembly instructions are clear and simple. The nuts and bolts are packed to make it even easier. Some bolts have to be screwed where the allen key does not fit. You can only do it by by removing the key after every quarter turn, and it can take a good 10 minutes per bolt. Took more than 2 hours for the complete assembly.

    Being below-average height (5'4"), my main concern was the stride and moving hand bar dimensions. Majority of the professional ellipticals (in my previous gym) were little too big and I could not use the moving hand bars at all. This elliptical is super-perfect for my height, and I can comfortably grab the top of the moving hand bar without stretching or leaning forward.

    The stride is comfortable and the foot pedals are large enough to adjust foot position according to individual comfort.

    The machine is solid and very well built. I have it on carpet (like new) with 1/2" thick foam mats on top, and the machine does not shake or sway at all. It is quite heavier than I am (hey, not bragging), so this is not a big deal I guess.

    Overall, excellent value for money and works perfectly.

    My only complaint so far: It shows far less calories burnt than my gym's elliptical - for the same weight, age, bpm and speed. At 150 bpm rate my gym elliptical shows at least 400 cals burnt for 30 minutes workout. This machine does not even reach 100 cals. I would burn 900 cals per hour (yummm... triple chocolate cake) at the gym and now I am burning 190 cals per hour (ugh... a banana), which is kinda disappointing.

    BalasHapus
  5. I am a quality kind of guy, and I know quality. This Elliptical is exceptionally well made with very
    high quality parts. This replaced my very poorly made Proform Treadmill. Proform doesn't stand behind their
    products very well btw. But I'm over that and have learned my lesson. Quality over quantity always.

    1. The instructions are very easy to follow for putting this together - a must for the average Joe who doesn't
    have an engineering degree.

    2. The quality of the parts are outstanding.

    3. The finish on the parts is outstanding.

    4. The machine is a joy to use.

    I am very pleased that I bought this.

    BalasHapus