Horizon EX-69-2 Elliptical Machine Review

Horizon Fitness EX-69-2 Features - Horizon EX-69-2 Features

Horizon Fitness EX-69-2

The Horizon EX-69-2 is a quality elliptical trainer for home use. It is a newer version of the popular EX-69 model. It is equipped with excellent set of features and capabilities and delivers the best price-performance in its price range. This home-fitness cross-trainer is one of our favorite machines in under $800 price range.

Watch the videos below to get familiarized with the SixStar Certification that assures that this machine’s biomechanics is close to perfect.

 

Video Review by Horizon Fitness

As you can see in the image below, combining the six key elements, this elliptical trainer delivers a natural and smooth motion as well as a comfortable experience that most probably you’ll like.

Horizon Fitness EX-69-2 Elliptical Trainer - Horizon EX-69-2 compared

The Horizon Fitness EX-69-2 SixStar certification means it is designed following the six key elements conducive to safe exercise, a result of extensive bio-mechanics research.

These elements include ideal pedal placement that prevents stress to the hips and the back, a design that ensures proper body posture, optimal handlebar placement, low step-on height, an ideally-sized footpath, and a large drive pulley ratio for smooth and efficient range of motion.

SixStar compliance makes this trainer be one of the best price-performing home fitness machines within its class.

The Horizon EX-69-2 has a very sturdy construction that consists of a heavy flywheel weighing roughly 18 pounds. This elliptical weights over 200 lbs, so you don’t have to worry about sliding or wobbling while you are exercising.

This elliptical trainer makes you feel like you are at the gym on this elliptical. It is almost entirely constructed of metal, so there are not many plastic parts, and it adds to the feeling of reliability that you get when using this exercise machine.

Most of the existing reviews on EX-69-2 are favorable and users feel they got a good trainer for the price.

The larger flywheel, entertainment system, cooling fan, and selection of programs are cited as just a few of the reasons that help to deliver daily workout sessions you can look forward to.

 

Horizon Fitness EX-69-2 is a SixStar Certified™ Machine

 

EX-69-2 vs. Top 5 Performers in “Under $800” Category

ELLIPTICAL TRAINERSchwinn 470 Horizon EX-59-02Nautilus E614Schwinn 430 Horizon EX-69-2
ELLIPTICAL TRAINERSchwinn 470 Horizon Fitness EX-59-02Nautilus E614Schwinn 430 Horizon EX-69-2
RATINGWinner1st Runner UpTop 5 PerformerTop 5 PerformerCOMPARED
IMAGE”Schwinn”Horizon”Nautilus”Schwinn”Horizon
USD PRICE$699$699$599$499$777
PRICE-PERFORMANCE4 stars4 stars4 stars4.5 stars4 stars
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VISIT SITEVISIT SITEVISIT SITEVISIT SITEVISIT SITE
GRADEHomeHomeHomeHomeHome
UPPER BODY WORKYESYESYESYESYES
FLYWHEEL14.3 lbs17.6 lbs
RESISTANCE LEVELS2516202020
RESISTANCE TYPEMagneticMagneticMagneticMagneticMagnetic
INCLINEYES
0° - 10°
Motorized
NOYES
6 position manual ramp adjustment
YES
0° - 10°
Manual
YES
5 positions
Manual
STRIDE LENGTH20"18"20"20"20"
PROGRAMS2910222211
COOLING FANYES
3 speed
YESYES
3 Speed
YES
3 speed
YES
FOLDINGNONONONONO
MAX. USER WEIGHT300 lbs275 lbs300 lbs300 lbs300 lbs
HEART RATE CONTROLYES
Contact HR sensor
YES
Contact HR sensor
YES
Contact HR sensor
YES
Contact HR sensor
YES
Contact HR sensor
DISPLAY TYPE AND FUNCTIONSSchwinnConnect™ 2 LCD window System
Main: 3.0” X 5.0” Blue backlit + Secondary: 1.0” X 5.0” Blue backlit + Quickeys 5 for incline and 5 for resistance
4.5" yellow-green LCD display with Time, distance, speed, calories, heart rate, program level and watts workout feedbackDualTrack grey display with two high-resolution LCD monitors offering 1 quick start, 9 profile, 8 heart rate, 2 fitness test and 2 custom programsSchwinn DualTrack™ LCD display and goal tracking functionality to set and track 16 different workout and progress related parametersNew redesigned, sharp view green LED display showing training programs, progress, HR and other key workout feedback at a glance
ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS10 degree motorized ramp range with quick keys. 4 user settings and goal tracking. Integrated transport wheels, media tray, water bottle. USB charging, Data export to Schwinn connect. Great acoustic chamber for clear sound system.Low distance between pedals. Low, 10-inch step-on height. The StraightUP™ keeps your body upright for maximum comfort
Sonic Surround™ speakers with MP3 player input, water bottle holder, reading rack, accessories tray
Compatibility with Nautilus Connect™ and MyFitnessPal, USB charging port, data export, performance tracking, Acoustic chambered speakers for big sound, transport wheelsA ten degree, six position manual ramp. Great acoustic chamber for clear sound system. USB port to charge your smartphone or tablet. Large articulating footplates with cushioning. Comes with water bottle holder and media trayZEROgap™+ StraightUP™, SixStar Certified platform, low 10-inch sure step step-on height, comes with Sonic speakers, MP3 input and headphone output
DIMENTIONS70 x 28 x 71 inches
(L x W x H)
68.2 x 22 x 64.6 inches
(L x W x H)
70 x 28 x 71 inches
(L x W x H)
70 x 28 x 71 inches
(L x W x H)
75 x 24 x 66 inches
(L x W x H)
UNIT WEIGHT231 lbs169 lbs173 lbs160 lbs208 lbs
WARRANTY10 years on the frame
2 years on mechanical parts
1 year on electrical parts
90 days on labor
Lifetime on frame
1 year on parts and labor
10 year frame
2 year parts
1 year electronics
90 days labor
10 years on the frame
2 years on mechanical parts
1 year on electrical parts
90 days on labor
Lifetime for frame and brake
1-year for parts and labor

 

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Horizon EX-69-2 Features

Horizon Fitness EX-69-2 Features - Horizon EX-69-2 Features

 

  • SixStar Certified platform
  • 1-20 electronic resistance range
  • 20-inch FLATellipse foot path
  • Oversized footpad with traction edges
  • 10 program options
  • Low 10-inch sure step step-on height
  • Cool fit fitness fan
  • Front drive
  • 14.3-pound flywheel
  • Magnetic brake resistance
  • Goal Center workout tracking
  • Contact grips
  • Sonic speakers with MP3 input and headphone output
  • 300 pounds user capacity
  • Lifetime warranty for frame and brake, 1-year for parts and labor

 

About Horizon Fitness

The manufacturing facilities of Horizon Fitness get ranked as one of the most state-of-the-art in the industry, equipped with state of the art robotics and knowledgeable workers that maintain the highest standards of precision and top quality. Just about every stage of manufacturing has got a quality assurance phase and 10 percent of Horizon’s products undergo an extensive quality examination that includes completely taking them apart and re-assembling them.

 

Best Fitness BFCT1 prosCONS

  • The assembly could be difficult for some people
  • Requires electricity – no self powered

Best Fitness BFCT1 prosPROS

Horizon Fitness EX-69-2 Elliptical Trainer

  • Incline control (although manual) is a feature usually seen in more expensive ellipticals
  • SixStar Certified™ frame for improved body position and movement
  • Very smooth and silent operation
  • Sturdy and high-quality elliptical
  • Useful accessories like MP3 speakers and fan
  • Almost no space between pedals, reduces stress from the hips and back
  • Excellent user reviews
  • Good warranty

 

Our Conclusion for EX-69-2

The Horizon Fitness EX-69-2 is a top performing mid-range elliptical machine. Typically it sells online for under $800.

We liked the EX-69-2 especially because of its SixStar Certified™ frame for improved body position and movement, 20″ stride that makes it suitable also for taller people. It has some nice features, and it looks like it was designed to enhance user’s comfort during workouts. So, if you’re looking for a convenient, appealing and durable elliptical machine, you may want to consider this elliptical.

For its value, quality, and features, Horizon EX-69-2 is one of our top picks within its class.

 

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