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|Average Customer Rating:|
- Durable materials
- Highly satisfactory workout experience
- Incorrectly marketed as an elliptical
- Some squeaky parts
- Inconsistent fluidity of motion
- Manufacturer: Gazelle
- Model: 1285
- List Price:
- Sale Price: $128.99
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- High-performance exercise glider for improved cardiovascular performance
- Unsurpassed range of motion goes from slow walk to full run with no sudden stops
- Easy-to-use, 5-function workout computer tracks speed, distance, time, and more
- Extra-wide, non-skid foot platforms; durable 1.5-inch rolled steel frame ; Padded Handlebars
- High-density foam handlebars; maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds
The Gazelle Edge, an arc trainer from champion bodybuilder Tony Little, focuses on muscle toning, weight loss, and cardiovascular exercise. There are several models of the Gazelle, with the Edge being the lightest and least expensive of the bunch. It does not come with extra features that you can find on some of the other versions, including water bottle holders and heavier tubing.
If you want to fully investigate whether the Gazelle Edge appropriately balances economy with effectiveness, just read this review. We will help you weigh all the key pros and cons.
The whole premise of this product is that its patented gliding motion is capable of working muscles in the both the lower and upper body while also positively influencing cardiovascular endurance and burning calories. Striding in the Gazelle Edge is quiet, smooth, and stable. The core that makes this arc trainer tick is the dual-action split suspension. It supports a full range of exercises, including slow walking all the way up to running. Pressure is relieved from the joints, and the overall low impact experience should be suited to people of all ages and fitness levels.
The Gazelle Edge provides users with three varying options when it comes to hands placement. Gripping the trainer at high, medium, or low provides users with different difficulty levels that lead to different results in the upper body muscle group. However, this model does not come with an adjustable resistance feature.
Non-skid foot platforms on the Gazelle Edge are designed with extra width. This should provide users with added stability during workouts at all intensity levels. For added comfort in the grip, the handlebars have been covered with dense foam that will stand up to long periods of use.
Programs and Features
The Gazelle Edge comes equipped with a five-function computer that tracks some key data that users can utilize to improve their workouts. This easy to use, battery-operated computer track distance, time, speed, and approximate calories burned. It can provide instant feedback on the results of the workout.
The Edge is designed to be a basic machine. Unlike many high end ellipticals, there is no heart monitor and there are no training programs that come built in. Education training information is included in the manual, but users are expected to purchase Tony Little’s exercise videos separately in order to learn more about training regimens designed specifically for the Gazelle Edge.
Assembly and Storage
With only a few moving parts, assembly of the Gazelle Edge is simple and quick. The instructions are clear and to the point.
The foldable footprint design is perfect for easy storage. Just fold the machine into a flat position and it should be easy to find an appropriate location for storage. It should have no problem standing up in a closet or sliding under a bed.
The dimensions are 43 x 28 x 53.8 inches. The rolled steel frame is 1.5 inches in diameter, making it a very sturdy and durable design. Out of the box weight is 42 pounds.
Most comparably priced — and even some from the higher price bracket — ellipticals receive low satisfaction and reliability ratings from users. However, in general, the Gazelle Edge has consistently received positive reviews from customers. That does not mean that some have not voiced concerns.
First, the Gazelle Edge is marketed as an elliptical, which seems inaccurate due to the fact that the feet of a user are not guided in an elliptical path. It is more of an arc trainer. However, that does not make it any less effective.
Some users have reported squeaky parts. In most cases, this should easily be cleared up with the application of Vaseline. The lack of fluidity in the movement in this trainer is another common concern. However, it should be noted that a little loss in fluidity should be expected for such an economical trainer.
With a price tag of just over $100, this is a no frills exercise machine that simply provides a quality, budget-friendly workout at home. Cheap ellipticals may provide users with jerky, uncomfortable motions, but the Gazelle Edge generally avoids that pitfall. It is durable and sturdy and provides a reasonable facsimile of the higher priced products on the market. A wise investment for someone starting out with training regimens that focus on cardiovascular endurance, calorie burning, or on working out muscles.
|Weight Capacity||250 pounds|
|Dimensions||43 x 28 x 53.8 inches|
|Shipping Weight||46.8 pounds|
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