Kettler ELYX 1 Front Wheel Cross Trainer – Off-White

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The Kettler Elyx 1 Elliptical Review

The Kettler Elyx 1 is an entry-level model in the front wheeler range. It has a magnetic brake and a total of 18 kg flywheel mass. Furthermore, it is designed for a user weight of 150 kg. In this product report you will learn for whom it is best suited and when it should be used.

Step by step we will go into all the important features and facts of the Kettler elliptical trainer. We will start with the delivery, then deal with the construction and then move on to the training and the functional range.

Finally, you will find a summary in which the most important criteria are summarized briefly and concisely. This should enable you to get your own impression and help you with your purchase decision.

And now we don’t want to beat about the bush anymore and start reviewing the Kettler Elyx 1 right away.

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Kettler elyx 1

👨‍💻 Elyx 1: Features at a glance
  • Model: Elyx 1 (7643-500)
  • Footprint: 56 x 32 x 41 inches (193 cm x 66 cm 172 cm)
  • Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
  • Max body weight: 330 lbs(150 kg)
  • Resistance system: Motor-controlled magnetic resistance system with drive round plate and longitudinal ribbed belt
  • Resistance bandwidth: 1 – 16
  • Resistance adjustment: electronically via control buttons on the cockpit
  • Power control: Speed dependent
  • Flywheel weight : 40 lbs (18 kg)
  • Stride Length: 20 inches (50 cm)
  • Elliptical height: 7 inches (18 cm)
  • Transport Wheels for easy mobility
  • Warranty: Lifetime frame warranty; two-year residential warranty for all other parts

Kettler Elyx 1 Price

The price for the Elyx 1 ranges from under $500 and $1000, with some online stores pricing it at a little over $1000.

Kettler Elyx 1 Warranty

The Kettler Elyx 1 comes with a Lifetime frame warranty and two-year residential warranty for all other parts.

Kettler Elyx 1 Stride Length

The Kettler Elyx 1 has a stride length of 20 inches  (51cm).

Kettler Elyx 1 User Manual

Manual If want to learn more about this elliptical, please refer to the Official Kettler Elyx 1 User’s Manual

Kettler Elyx 1 Customer Service

If you have any questions about the Elyx 1, Kettler has a customer service team who available to answer any questions you may have. You can get in touch with them:

Phone: 866.804.0440 Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
Fax: 757.427.0183

Kettler Elyx 1 Elliptical Review

Kettler Elyx 1: First Impressions

When it stands, it makes a very powerful impression due to its front-wheel drive. In any case, it can be compared to an elliptical trainer for the gym.

All in all, it appears very stable and has a high-quality finish. All parts fit together very well and make a visual and high-quality impression.

It is safe to say that the  Elyx 1 makes a high-quality and well thought-out first impression.

Elyx 1 LCD Display

Furthermore, it is an LCD display with blue background lighting. Not many elliptical trainers have a backlight. This means that you can train on it even when it gets dark or starts to dawn.

The display shows the following values:

  • cadence
  • Speed
  • Pulse
  • Distance
  • set load level (1 – 15)
  • Training time and energy consumption (K Joule/ Kcal)

These are played back simultaneously. This way you are always up to date and can adjust your training accordingly if you are not satisfied with the displayed values. Additionally, they serve as motivation.

When the training is over, the distance, energy consumption (K Joule/ Kcal) and training time are summarized again. The nice thing is that the elliptical trainer automatically goes into standby mode after about 4 minutes. Of course, this also saves electricity in the long run.

6 Training Programs

There are 6 training programs in total. There should definitely be something suitable for beginners and advanced users. Furthermore, training goals can also be entered. For example, you can enter the distance, time and calorie consumption.

There are also pulse-controlled training programs (HRC1 “Count up” and HRC2 “Count down”). With these you can enter a target heart rate that should be reached. This is a very useful additional function, especially if you want to maintain a certain pulse rate for health reasons.

If you want, you can also take a recovery pulse right at the beginning. This lasts just 60 seconds and at the end you will be shown a fitness grade according to the school grading system.

Elyx 1: Training Programs

Kettler Elyx 1: The Console

Kettler-Elyx 1 console display - training programs

Training Programs Features

Description of programs:

  • manual mode
  • 6 x Profile mode
  • 1 x Individual HRC pulse-controlled program
  • HRC mode is an automatic load control, where the device itself keeps the user in a specific heart rate zone, thus determining the Optimal training load
  • It is possible to select fat mode / Fit (physical condition development) / Manual zone adjustment
  • Measurement, preferably through the chest belt
  • Preset options for time, distance, energy consumption, optimal areas of training pulse (Fat / Fit / Manual)
  • optical and acoustic signal when exceeding the upper limit of the pulse

Measured data:

  • the training computer measures time, heart rate, current distance, power consumption, speed, track profile, pedaling frequency
  • Heart rate measurement:
  • ear sensor, hand pulse(touch sensor), possibility to connect chest belt with ECG accuracy
  • chest belt can be ordered separately

Pulse monitoring system

For the pulse measurement there are either the hand pulse sensors on the handles or an included ear clip. This usually provides even more accurate results than the hand pulse function. Alternatively, you can also connect your own heart rate monitor to the elliptical trainer at home.

Resistance Sytem

Furthermore, the Kettler Elyx 1 has a magnetic resistance system. The different resistances can be regulated by this. The resistance is quite strong and you can choose between 1 and 16.

The elliptical trainer’s flywheel weight is 40 pounds (18 kg). Therefore, the whole workout is very comfortable and balanced.

The initial operation

During the training itself, the elliptical trainer appears very quiet and balanced. This is partly due to the 18 kg flywheel weight and partly to the design of the elliptical trainer and its motion sequence. Also, the distance between the treads of 2.5 inches (6,5 cm) is not least decisive for the pleasant training feeling. Therefore, experienced athletes can train on it for several hours without any problems.

Kettler Elyx 1: Assembly

Fortunately, the Kettler Elyx 1 comes with a clear assembly instruction. The manual is also printed in several languages like German, English, French and Dutch (and even more languages). There should be something for everyone.

You should call in a second person to help you set it up. This person is necessary to connect the cables of the training computer. With a second person it is much easier and faster. All in all you need about 1,5 to 2 hours for the assembly if you take your time!

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Kettler Elyx 1 Cross Trainer Review
Kettler Elyx 1: Home fitness elliptical ideal for slimming, keeping fit and muscle strengthening thanks to target zone training combined with cardiac detection via hand pulse or heart rate monitor (optional not included). The particularly long and fluid stride and the limited distance between the pedals guarantee ergonomic and joint-friendly training.
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  • 20 Inch Stride Length
  • Transport wheels
  • 8 workout programs
  • Heavy flywheel
  • Pulse monitoring with the Polar T34 HR chest strap
  • No incline
  • It is quite heavy
  • No tablet holder

Frequently asked questions about the Kettler Elyx 1 Elliptical

Thankfully, Kettler has a 1 month workout plan on the users manual. You can take a look below or check the complete user manual that we have shared earlier on this review.

Kettler Beginners 1 month Workout Plan

Kettler Elyx 1: Review Conclusion

All in all, the Kettler Elyx 1 is a very balanced and well thought-out elliptical trainer. It takes a bit of getting used to at first because the flywheel is in the front, but you get used to it relatively quickly.

If you use the integrated targets, you can get closer to your goals like fat burning or endurance building relatively quickly. However, the Kettler Elyx 1 is a bit more expensive. But in return you get a first-class elliptical trainer with a wide range of functions.

Check the other Kettlers Ellipticals we have reviewed and recommend:

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Kettler ELYX 1 Front Wheel Cross Trainer - Off-WhiteKettler ELYX 1 Front Wheel Cross Trainer - Off-White20287 lbs56 x 17 x 35 inches

Specification: Kettler ELYX 1 Front Wheel Cross Trainer – Off-White


Price Range

$1000 – $1500, $500 – $1000

Stride Length


Flywheel Weight

40 lbs

Max User Weight

287 lbs

Drive Type

Front Drive


Lifetime frame warranty and two-year residential warranty for all other parts

Computer / Display

Backlit LCD display

Special Features

16 resistance levels, Poly "V" drive belt yields silent operation, Built-in levelers on base adjust to uneven floors, Graphic dot matrix hill profiles


56 x 17 x 35 inches


200 lbs

Shipping Weight

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