LifeSpan E2i Elliptical Review
LifeSpan E2i Elliptical Review 2016
The LifeSpan E2i Elliptical has a maximum user weight capability of 350 pounds and comes with a 25 pound flywheel, which makes for a smooth and sturdy workout. Though the stride is fixed at 20 inches, LifeSpan E2i elliptical features CoreBalance Technology, which means that the pedals will identify where you need support based on your personal stride and provide the support that is needed. The manufacturer claims that this can reduce “muscular imbalance” which in turn can reduce the risks of injury. As is standard with all our elliptical reviews, the E2i has moving and stationary handlebars, allowing you to exercise different parts of your body for maximum muscle group workout capabilities.
There are 20 workout programs available on the LifeSpan E2i that include 2 heart rate programs and 2 customizable programs as well as 5 weight management programs, 5 healthy living programs, and 7 sports training programs, giving you optimum training availability.
The ramp incline levels go up to 20 for a workout that is as intense as you can handle. Resistance levels also go up to 20 settings, with the Frictionless Magnetic Resistance system, making for a smooth and quiet workout experience.
The LifeSpan E2i elliptical also works with the ActiveTrac app to relay your specific workout information to the LifeSpan Club account that you receive free with your purchase of the unit. It can also share your workout routines and performance stats with most leading fitness trackers such as MyFitnessPal , Apple Health, Google Fit and Jawbone to name just a few.
The LifeSpan E2i’s console is a 6-inch backlit LCD display, whose readings include, time, speed, strides taken, calories burned, watts, ramp and resistance levels, date and clock, and heart rate. You can purchase a wireless chest strap receiver to monitor heart rate as the unit includes the option, but it does not include the receiver itself. Though the Lifespan E2i elliptical console is Bluetooth enabled, you must still purchase the blue tooth receiver in order to access the ActiveTrac app.
The LifeSpan E2i features a media device holder, speakers, and an audio jack so that you can plug in your music device and workout in style. The USB port can charge your device while you work out, saving you time and effort. The LifeSpan E2i comes with a water bottle holder but there is no cooling fan on this model.
LifeSpan E2i Elliptical – Review Summary
Though there are not a lot of extras on this unit, the LifeSpan E2i Elliptical is a serious trainer for those who just want a good, quality workout. The range of incline and resistance capabilities makes the LifeSpan E2i one of those elliptical machines that will satisfy even the most demanding of users, while still catering for the beginner starting there journey towards fitness. Though only 6 inches, the screen is ample and provides enough information to track fitness progress and goals. Being able to hookup to a free service like ActiveTrac is a plus for some, but with personalized tracking on the unit, not necessary for those who do not wish to use the app. The above average warranty on the LifeSpan E2i Elliptical includes a lifetime on the frame, 3 years on parts, and 1 year on labor.
Step-Up Height 12″
Stride Length 20″
Pedal Spacing 3.9″
Incline Ramp Levels 20
Resistance System Frictionless Magnetic Resistance
Resistance Levels 20
Flywheel 25 lbs.
Roller Wheels Single Roller Wheel Per Pedal
Transport 2 Front Wheels
Net Weight 207 lbs.
Gross Weight 231 lbs.
Max. User Weight 350 lbs.
Warranty Frame: Lifetime Parts: 3 Years, Labor: 1 Year