The new Precor EFX precision series 447 elliptical trainer comes fitted with new technology that uses your preferences and exercise data to help you to achieve your fitness goals.
The EFX Precision series consist of EFX 423, EFX 425 And EFX 447 elliptical trainers for home use.
Compared with the 423 and 425, only the 447 elliptical trainer comes with Preva integration feature. Set up a Preva account and you can then track your workout progress when exercising on any Preva enabled fitness machine.
The Precor EFX 447 elliptical trainer review below has more details on this Preva feature.
But first, let’s compare the similarities and differences between these 3 efx precision models.
By adjusting the elliptical path or the ramp incline, you can choose to target specific muscle groups.
The converging cross ramp results in a more natural stride. The space between the pedals become closer as you move from one end to the other mimicking the way you run or walk. The minimum space between the foot pedals is 1.5″.
Your heels never lift up from the pedals and thus, you get a more comfortable, effective as well as ergonomically correct workout.
Raise or lower the ramp using lever style controls from a range of 15º – 40º angle. You can easily control this from the console without having to get off the machine.
Exercise your calves and hamstrings at the lower angles and resistance levels. At the higher levels, you get to exercise your gluteals and quadricep muscles.
With a wide selection of resistance levels ranging from level 1 to 20, you get smaller and smoother level changes compared to the EFX 200 series.
The machines uses the Electromagnetic Eddy Current Resistance braking system. With this type of resistance system, there is minimal maintenance as there are no moving parts in the braking system.
The ramp is made of precision extruded, anodized aluminum.
With 25 preset programs to choose from, you get a more personalized workout experience. Whether you’re a beginner or a serious exerciser, you can find a program to suit your fitness level.
Whether you’re exercising for weight loss, cardio or endurance training, there are specific preset programs to help you reach your fitness goals.
You can also choose a total body workout by pushing and pulling the moving handlebars or focus on lower body workout with the fixed handlebars.
Heart rate preset programs managed your target heart level based on your age. You train at your optimal heart rate.
If you’re hoping to improve strength and endurance, then the interval workouts are best. These alternate between high and low intensity training.
The 6 built-in workout accelerators suggest ways for you to get the most out of your training. These are Total Body Interval, Hill Climb, Glute Toner, Glute Toner Plus, Leg Sculpt, Leg Sculpt Plus.
The EFX 447 comes with a 7″ acrylic LCD faceplate with capacitive touchscreen display. Capacitive sensors respond with just a light touch.
Lever style controls are used for the incline and resistance.
Check your heart rate, workout duration, distance traveled, calories burned etc in this easy to read touch screen display.
Check out the intensity of your workout at the moment using the level indicator buttons.
Heart Rate Monitor/Preva Integration
You can monitor your heart rate by grasping the touch sensors on the fixed handrails or by wireless heart rate monitoring using the Polar compatible chest strap transmitter (included).
With the Preva membership, you can upload your workout data to the Preva mobile app or straight from the console. You can now track your fitness progress using the mobile app while doing outdoor activities such as hill climbing, running, cycling etc.
You get to earn achievement badges when you achieve certain fitness goals. This is a great motivator especially when you share your badges with your Facebook or Twitter friends and encourage each other.
You can access your workout data stored in the clouds anywhere anytime.
The EFX 447 comes with a locking pin to lock the pedals and moving handlebars when not in use.
When you’re done with exercising, make sure to turn off the power switch located at the back of the unit besides the power cord connection.
The moving handlebars are connected to the pedals with the help of a pin socket. By detaching this pin, you’re able to disconnect the handlebars from the pedals thus making the handlebars stationary when pedaling. This way, you can exercise your lower body muscles with no risk of injury by moving handlebars.
These safety measures ensure that the elliptical trainer is completely shut down and would not prove a danger to small kids.
Other Cool Features
Other cool features include a water bottle, reading tray which also doubles up as the iPhone, iPad or iPod device holder.
Only Apple devices are compatible with the playback controls and headphone connector on the console.
This is a plug in machine using 120V, 50/60 Hz.
84″ L x 31″ W x 67″ H
Lifetime for frame and weldings
10 years for parts and wear items
3 years for console
1 year for labor
The new Precor EFX Prcision series 447 elliptical trainer is easy to clean and maintain as the ramp, flywheel, frame and pivot joints come with a cover. This prevents dust, dirt and sweat from collecting inside the machine working parts.
The 447 elliptical has an Active Status Light at the back of the machine which will alert you to any problem the machine is having. The converging ramp design is also a great feature as the elliptical path mimics your natural stride.
With the Preva enabled feature (free membership), you get access to your workout data wherever you are and not only when using the machine. Preva account allows you to set up and keep track of weekly goals. The EFX 447 will automatically send your workout data (duration, distance and calories) to your Preva account.
It comes with reverse stride and moving handlebars for more targeted workout programs. Varied preset workout programs add to your motivation and interest.
Yes, the top-of-the-line Precor EFX 447 elliptical machine is great for those enthusiastic about fitness goals and ready to make a serious commitment to a quality home elliptical trainer.
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