Kettler HKS EXT7 Elliptical Review

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Kettler HKS EXT7 Elliptical Cross Trainer

 

Kettler HKS EXT7 Elliptical Cross Trainer

The Kettler HKS EXT7 Total Body Elliptical Trainer is high end elliptical home fitness cross-trainer that is manufactured in Germany and offers very comfortable and smooth workout experience. The Kettler EXT7 has been created on the basis of an “exact-system” that stands for: perfect ergonomics, electronics and mechanics.

This trainer comes with some nice features, including the electronic eddy current brake that regulates the resistance independently from speed, 20 individual efficiency programs, 12 individually pulse controlled programs in addition to a special target zone training that allows an optimal cardio and varied workout.

The Kettler HKS EXT7 Elliptical is built on a frame that is relatively small in size and solid, offering quite impressive performance, efficiency and quality that is undoubtedly in a class of its own.

 

Top Features

 

Patented Kettler’s Extended Motion Technology

This great feature of the Kettler HKS EXT7 elliptical trainer encourages a complete motion of the knees and hip in order to engage the desired muscles to work, especially the quads and gluts, in order to burn more calories in less time.

 

Eddy Current Braking System

The Kettler EXT7 comes with a high performing braking system that offers frictionless and variable electromagnetic resistance. The resistance can be easily adjusted from 25 to 400 watts.

 

Monitoring and Heart Rate Measurement

This task could be accomplished with the help of various components including an infrared earlobe clip sensor, hand grips that are telemetric, and a wireless Polar heart rate chest strap transmitter.

 

High Quality Frame Construction

Designed with durability and quality in mind, the frame of Kettler HKS EXT7 is manufactured using high carbon steel and coated with powder along with other high quality components to make it a solid and stable platform. Kettler is well known within the industry for high end manufacturing quality of their products, and the Kettler EXT7 Elliptical Trainer proves it again.

 

Interfacing With a Personal Computer

The Kettler HKS EXT7 Elliptical Machine allows users to interface with their personal computers through its USB port and supported by “world tours” software.

 

Kettler EXT7 vs. Top 5 Performers in “Under $2,000” Category

 

ELLIPTICAL TRAINERSole E98Sole E95Sole E35Sole E55Kettler HKS EXT7
ELLIPTICAL TRAINERSole Fitness E98Sole Fitness E95Sole Fitness E35Sole E55Kettler HKS EXT7
RATINGWinner1st Runner UpTop 5 PerformerTop 5 PerformerCOMPARED
IMAGE”Sole”Sole”Sole”Sole”Kettler
USD PRICE$1,979$1,699$1299$1499$1999
PRICE-PERFORMANCE5 stars4.5 stars4 stars4 stars4.5 stars
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VISIT SITEVISIT SITEVISIT SITEVISIT SITEVISIT SITE
GRADELight CommercialHomeHomeHomeHome
UPPER BODY WORKYESYESYESYESYES
FLYWHEEL34 lbs34 lbs25 lbs27 lbs50 lbs
RESISTANCE LEVELS2020162015
RESISTANCE TYPEMagneticMagneticMagneticMagneticMagnetic
INCLINEYES, motorized
0° - 30°
Power Incline
YES, motorized
0° - 30°
Power Incline
YES, motorized
0° - 30°
Power Incline
YES, motorized
0° - 40°
Power Incline
NO
STRIDE LENGTH20"20" - 22"20" - 22"20"19"
PROGRAMS1010101048
COOLING FANYESYESYESYESNO
FOLDINGNONONONONO
MAX. USER WEIGHT400 lbs.400 lbs375 lbs375 lbs330 lbs
HEART RATE CONTROLYES
Contact HR sensor + incl. heart rate chest strap
YES
Contact HR sensor + incl. heart rate chest strap
YES
Contact HR sensor + wireless
YES
Contact HR sensor + wireless
YES
Contact HR sensor + Polar compatible
DISPLAY TYPE AND FUNCTIONSAdjustable console with 9" commercial grade blue LCD display tracks time, distance, calories, resistance and other parameters to control the progressCommercial-grade extra wide 9-inch blue LCD display tracks time, distance, calories, resistance and other parameters to control the progressLCD console with vibrant 7.5-inch blue LCD display that tracks time, distance, calories, and resistance, and all the other parameters for comfortably control your workout
Vibrant 7.5-inch blue LCD display tracks time, distance, calories, resistance, incline, pulse, and paceHigh resolution display with backlight display and graphic load profile
ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONSHeavy-duty, 38-millimeter steel frame can handle the wear and tear of multiple users, Power incline for additional resistance and variable positions. iPod and MP3 ready + speakers. Custom-designed foot pedals. Cushioned, adjustable pedalsPower incline for additional resistance and variable positions. iPod and MP3 ready + speakers. Custom-designed foot pedals. Cushioned, adjustable pedalsPower incline, iPod and MP3 ready, built-in speakers, Adjustable oversize foot pedals designed with a 2 degree inward, 2 User Profiles, Chest strap for heart rate monitoring, Water bottle holderPower incline for additional resistance and variable positions
iPod and MP3 ready + speakers
Custom-designed foot pedals
2 User Defined Programs
German made, ultra low impact and natural motion
Memory for 4 users
USB interface to download exchangeable programs
DIMENTIONS82 x 32 x 67 inches
(L x W x H)
83 x 32 x 58 inches (L x W x H)68 x 34 x 23 inches
(W x H x D)
66 x 33 x 23 inches
(W x H x D)
55 x 21 x 65 inches
(H x W x D)
UNIT WEIGHT249 lbs.230 lbs200 lbs232 lbs185 lbs
WARRANTYFrame: lifetime
Parts: 5 years
Labor: 2 years
Frame: lifetime
Parts: 5 years
Labor: 2 years
Lifetime: frame and brake
5 years on parts
2 years on labor
Frame and brake: Lifetime
Parts: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years
Lifetime frame
3 year on other parts
2 years labor

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Kettler EXT7 – Product Description

The Kettler HKS EXT7 elliptical Trainer is using an ergonomically designed, high quality frame, made from high-carbon steel and coated with powder so it can take up to 300 lbs of user weight. Measuring in 55″W x 21″H x 65″D and weighing 210 lbs, this trainer offers excellent workout experience with natural movement technology that is joints friendly.

This elliptical machine comes with a training computer equipped with over 48 programs including fitness training, fat combustion and a heart rate control programming that is automatic and interactive. Kettler EXT7 is equipped with memory to store data for 4 different users. In addition, its 19″ stride length will ensure you get the smoothest and most natural movement.

Other features of Kettler HKS EXT7 include telemetric hand grips, 25 to 400 watts adjustable resistance, 6.5” Q-factor for stability and comfort, extended motion technology that offers long stride in a compact space, and it comes with a lifetime warranty for the frame, and 3 years on parts and 2 years on labor.

 

The Word on the Street

Although it’s not a gym-quality cross-trainer, The Kettler EXT7 offers excellent price-performance. This elliptical has received many compliments and reviews that are positive in nature. Users say that it offers great workout experience and has superior features compared to other brands.

The online reviews commonly say that the Kettler HKS EXT7 is great on movements, ergonomics and stability that make the workout experience both fun and suitable to users with various fitness goals.

 

Kettler EXT7 – Pros

•    Small footprint
•    Great calorie burner
•    The ergonomics are great and user friendly
•    Mimics natural walking/running motion
•    Solidly constructed with components that are of high quality
•    The machine operates smoothly and quietly
•    Excellent price-performance

 

Kettler EXT7 – Cons

•    Not a club-level cross-trainer
•    Doesn’t have incline capability, though 5 watt increments resistance compensates for it

 

My Summary for Kettler HKS EXT7 Elliptical Trainer

The Kettler HKS EXT7 is solidly constructed, extremely sturdy and durable, high quality elliptical cross-trainer.

It offers great features like an Induktions Brake System™ with manually controlled or automated, programmable to 25 – 400 watt range of electromagnetic resistance with 5 watt increments, offering 75 levels of training with no friction or wear to brake system components and that makes is suitable both for beginners and advanced users with various fitness goals.

With relatively small space saving footprint, the Kettler EXT7 elliptical offers excellent solution for users who are looking for a high quality elliptical, yet one that comes with a roomy 19″ stride and a solid ride that normally only found in larger machines.

 

 

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