Horizon Fitness EX-57 Elliptical Trainer Review

Horizon Fitness EX-57 Elliptical Trainer | Horizon EX-57

Horizon Fitness EX-57 Elliptical Trainer

 

Horizon Fitness EX-57 Elliptical Trainer

The Horizon Fitness EX-57 elliptical trainer is one of the leading entry level elliptical machines available for the home market. Horizon EX-57 brings the gym into your home to enjoy an efficient, high-caliber workout, which works your legs as well as your upper body.

Horizon Fitness EX-57 lets you choose one of three different goals (time, distance, and calories) and one of three terrains (manual, reverse train, and hills). The LCD display offers key workout feedback, helping you develop an effective training program. The Horizon EX-57 elliptical features a heavy 14-pound flywheel that maintains pedal and arm momentum while offering a smooth, quiet operation. Narrow distance between the pedals is designed to create a more natural walking motion and the pivoting foot-pad imitates how your foot’s position changes when you move forward.

If you’re on a budget but still want a solid brand name elliptical, you may want to consider the Horizon Fitness EX-57 elliptical trainer.

 

Horizon EX-57 Elliptical Trainer – Video by Horizon Fitness

 

Horizon EX-57 vs. Top 5 Performers in “Under $800” Category

 

ELLIPTICAL TRAINERSchwinn 470 Horizon EX-59-02Nautilus E614Schwinn 430 Horizon EX-57
ELLIPTICAL TRAINERSchwinn 470 Horizon Fitness EX-59-02Nautilus E614Schwinn 430 Horizon EX-57
RATINGWinner1st Runner UpTop 5 PerformerTop 5 PerformerCOMPARED
IMAGE”Schwinn”Horizon”Nautilus”Schwinn”Horizon
USD PRICE$699$699$599$499$550
PRICE-PERFORMANCE4 stars4 stars4 stars4.5 stars4 stars
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VISIT SITEVISIT SITEVISIT SITEVISIT SITEVISIT SITE
GRADEHomeHomeHomeHomeHome
UPPER BODY WORKYESYESYESYESYES
FLYWHEEL14.3 lbs14 lbs
RESISTANCE LEVELS251620208
RESISTANCE TYPEMagneticMagneticMagneticMagneticMagnetic
INCLINEYES
0° - 10°
Motorized
NOYES
6 position manual ramp adjustment
YES
0° - 10°
Manual
NO
STRIDE LENGTH20"18"20"20"18"
PROGRAMS291022229
COOLING FANYES
3 speed
YESYES
3 Speed
YES
3 speed
NO
FOLDINGNONONONONO
MAX. USER WEIGHT300 lbs275 lbs300 lbs300 lbs275 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 parametersNon-backlit LCD display
Goals include (time, distance, calories) and 1 of 3 terrains (manual, reverse train, and hills)
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 trayExtra-low 9.1-inch step-on height
Pedal spacing: 2.8 inches
The unit is smaller and shorter than many other ellipticals, so it fits in almost any room
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)
29 x 67 x 55 inches
(W x H x D)
UNIT WEIGHT231 lbs169 lbs173 lbs160 lbs163 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 on frame
20 years on brake
1 year on parts and labor

 

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About Horizon Fitness

The manufacturing facilities of Horizon Fitness get ranked as one of the most state-of-the-art within the industry, equipped with cutting edge robotics and professional personnel that keep up with the highest possible standards of reliability and high quality. Each and every stage of manufacturing has a quality assurance phase and Ten percent of Horizon’s products undergo an extensive quality assessment which includes fully taking them apart and reassembling them.

Best Fitness BFCT1 prosHorizon EX-57 Elliptical Trainer – CONS

  • Hand-grip heart rate sensor sometime is not sensitive enough
  • Some users reported that a beep sound is too loud

Best Fitness BFCT1 prosHorizon EX-57 Elliptical Trainer – PROS

  • Front-drive technology as well as low step-on height for quick and easy entry and exit
  • Has a complete motion providing convenience and comfort
  • Imitates natural movement
  • This unit is smaller than many other ellipticals
  • Both upper and lower body workout
  • One of the better warranties on the market

 

Our Conclusion for Horizon Fitness EX-57 Elliptical Trainer

Horizon Fitness EX-57 Elliptical Trainer

The Horizon Fitness EX-57 elliptical trainer offers surprisingly good performance, especially because of smooth stride motion and easy programmability.

This machine recreates the feeling of running or walking without leaving home. It offers 8 motorized resistance levels to let you adjust the workout intensity, and we liked the clear to read LCD screen that displays workout programs, heart rate and other key workout feedback.

The EX-57  features front-drive technology as well as low step-on height regarding quick and easy entry and also exit.

We tested its performance and were pleased, however the elliptical did squeak a little while riding. After oiling the squeaking has gone.

The Horizon EX-57 is recommended for those looking for an inexpensive elliptical trainer with good quality.

This trainer comes with one of the better warranties in the industry, including lifetime coverage for the frame, 20 years for brake system, and 1 year for parts and labor.

Horizon Fitness EX-57 elliptical trainer is positioned as one of our favorite ellipticals in its price range.

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