Kettler Skylon 3 Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Kettler Skylon 3 Cross Trainer Review

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Kettler Skylon 3 Elliptical Review

Discover the world of Kettler Ellipticals. Quality and performance on top of the line trainers with the German seal of quality. You can go wrong with the Kettler Skylon 3.

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At a Glance: Kettler Skylon 3 Elliptical
Brand Kettler
Max User Weight 330 lbs (150 Kg)
Price Range $1000 to $1500
Flywheel Weight 44 pounds (20 kg)
Stride length 20 Inches (50 cm)
Resistance Levels 15
Dimensions 80 x 26 x 67 inches (201 x 67 x 170 cm)
Training Programs 8
Computer / Display 3 Color BackLit LCD ****
Warranty 3 years parts and labor
Folded Dimensions 60 x 27 x 67 inches (153cm x 68cm x 170cm)
Q-Factor 8 inches (20 cm)

Kettler Skylon 3 Elliptical Review: Introducing the Skylon 3 Elliptical Review, another great addition to the Kettler Elliptical Series. This High Tech Cross Trainer is great for most people, looking to get fit or get a more active live. Impressive features align with the German workmanship and impact on the overall experience when you step on it. Take a moment to go through the following review. At the end you will see if the Skylon 3 Cross Trainer is an elliptical aligned with your fitness goals.

  • Great Performance
  • 15 Resistance Levels
  • Stride Length will be enough for most users, all round elliptical
  • 44 pounds flywheel

  • Can be considered big when assembled

Skylon 3 Elliptical Features

This ideal is the ideal choice for all beginners in cardiovascular training. Certified in safety and a motor resistance adjustment are only two advantages of this exercise bike. Especially narrow tread surface distances and a comfortable training position ensure a comfortable workout for young and old. The heart traffic light warns you during the training if the optimal pulse range is exceeded.

Especially high training comfort with “walking feeling”. The Skylon 3 has especially narrow tread surface distances. In combination with the very long and flat elliptical movement, this machine offers an absolutely joint-gentle training at home. Furthermore, it allows you to train in your natural posture. Due to the innovative technology of the running rails as well as the swing unit installed in the front, you get very close to a “walking feeling”.

Practical folding system for space-saving storage. The stable Skylon 3 is ideal for small apartments. When not in use, it can be folded up with just one hand and stowed away to save space.

8 training programs and 15 resistance levels for a varied workout. The high-quality cardio machine offers 8 different exercise programmes and 15 resistance levels. The elegant design and the great functions invite you to train every day anew. A pulse-controlled training is also possible. The motor-adjustable magnetic brake has 15 resistance levels.

High-quality training computer with Heartrate-Light. The crosstrainer has a backlit console. You can monitor your pulse at any time due to the integrated heart rate function. An optical as well as an acoustic signal informs you if the optimal pulse range is exceeded.

Designed for your comfort

✔️ Reinforced and foldable structure, ball bearings in the circular joints and double ball bearings for the other joints of your elliptical trainer. Forget about unpleasant jerks and enjoy smooth and gentle pedalling for your joints.

✔️ Dual handlebars for more precise targeting of muscle groups. You can choose to work your entire body shape using the movable arms, or you can focus on your lower muscles with the fixed handlebars.

✔️ Bottle holder located in the axis of the console for flawless hydration throughout your exercise.

✔️ Front travel wheels for easy storage of your equipment when folded up and level compensators at the rear for stability and balance during exercises.

Technical equipment and highlights

Lets take a look at the technical features of the Skylon 3:
Kettler skylon 3 elliptical console


Practical is that you can adjust the cockpit exactly to your eye level. On the large LCD display you can clearly see the selected load profile, time, training distance, total distance, speed or your energy consumption (KJoule/ Kcal and heart rate). These are measured by an ear clip or the hand sensors. A sensor for an optional chest strap is available. The Kettler Skylon 3’s “Heart-Rate-Light” display is especially efficient – especially during pulse-based training. Depending on the backlight, you can see whether you are in the right pulse range. If it is blue, you can add a few grains, if it is green, it is optimal, and if it is red, shift down a gear.


The compact training computer from Siemens offers you many great possibilities to train efficiently and with fun, alone or in the family. For example, there are six pre-programmed load profiles and versatile forms of pulse rate training. You can also choose completely manual settings and enter a target value after the count-up/down procedure, which should be reached or “trained off”. Especially the target zone training is healthy and fun: depending on the fitness goal (weight reduction, fitness development) each family member trains according to his or her personal values. If required, you can also record training data.

Build quality

Unlike elliptical trainers, elliptical trainers like the Kettler Skylon 3 offer a fluid, dynamic rotation – similar to a walking movement. The robust tubular steel frame can bear a weight of up to 150kg or 330 pounds. The resistance is generated by a motor-controlled magnetic brake system. A new feature of the Kettler Skylon 3 – compared to its predecessor, the Elyx 3 – is the simple folding of both tracks. This way the device takes up less than 10 square foot (1 m²) of space.

Kettler Skylon 3 Price

The Kettler Skylon 3 is usually sold on a price ranging from $1000 to $1500.

Kettler Skylon 3 Warranty

The Kettler Skylon 3 Elliptical comes with a 3 years parts and laborwarranty

Kettler Skylon 3 Stride Length

The Kettler Skylon 3 has a stride length of 20 inches (50 cm).

Kettler Skylon 3 Max user Weight

The Kettler Skylon 3 has a max user weight capacity of 330 pounds (150 kg)

Kettler Skylon 3 User Manual

Manual If want to learn more about this elliptical, please refer to the Official Kettler Skylon 3 User’s Manual

Who is Kettler Skylon 3 suitable for?

Kettler offers a comfortable workout at home from one of their popular exercise elliptical series, the Skylon 3, an elliptical trainer which is suitable for a wide target group of fitness-oriented recreational athletes. They are also allowed to put a little more on the scales: The maximum possible weight load is 330 pounds (150 kilograms). It is better suited for beginners, as experienced veterans might find it lacking on some tecnhical features.

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Kettler Skylon 3

Especially for cross training beginners the product offers some assistance to find the optimal training for them. The computer has a so-called “Heart Rate Light” function, which warns acoustically and optically when the upper pulse limit is reached. The motor-controlled, magnetic brake system and the flywheel weight of 44 pounds (20 kilograms) allow for easy to medium training goals. Eight training programs are available for this purpose. The stride length of 20 inches (50 centimeters) is ideal for somewhat taller persons, also the tread surface distance, the ellipse height as well as the gear ratio of 1:9 are ok. 15 resistance levels can be adjusted via computer. With a length of almost two metres, the crosstrainer is unfortunately a bit space-intensive, but it can be folded up, even with only one hand.

Price-performance ratio

Here you are already at the upper end of the ellipticals beginner’s class – and that without additional extras such as an MP3 connection, a built-in fan or other conveniences. After all, you get a stable, technically well-equipped training device that can cope with more weight than many a competitor. But the market also offers alternatives for customers who do not want to or cannot spend that much.
kettler skylon 3 folded

The Skylon 3: foldable and robust

Equipped with a foldable structure and a 40 pounds (20 kg flywheel), your pedaling movements will naturally come close to a real running. Ideal for regular use at home, this mid-range elliptical trainer from Kettler has been designed to adapt to all interiors. Compact but solid, it will quickly find its place in your home to accompany you in all your goals fitness and well-being.

This type of equipment is therefore ideal for light muscle building and advanced cardio-vascular work.

Resistance System

Precise motorized magnetic resistance system and 15 levels of resistance for a varied workout at your own pace and away from the pressure of performance.

Many workout options

You’ll be able to target different exercise goals, from improving your endurance to strengthening your muscles, simply change the resistance from the console for effective work.

For an even more efficient and safe workout, the tactile sensors on the fixed handlebars will help you maintain a heart rate in line with your goal (weight loss, improved cardio-respiratory capacity or endurance development).

Heart Monitoring

Heart sensors located on the fixed handlebar grips and ear pads (included) to measure your heart rate and adapt it to your goals according to your target zone. A program dedicated to your heart rate will help you keep control of your heart rate and adapt it to your effort according to your goals.

And a smart console

Very easy to use console with a large screen with backlit LCD display. You will see all 8 important training data at a glance: including speed, distance, calorie expenditure and heart rate, you will know everything about your performance!

8 integrated training programs that allow you to vary your workouts according to your goals. Each of them can be personalized at your convenience but also according to your target heart rate zone thanks to a dedicated program (Heart Rate Light). A sound and light signal will alert you if you exceed this target zone.

Built-in heart rate receiver and earpiece included. Polar T34 (5 kHz) compatible heart rate belt available as an option.

Training effect for your body


You can train your endurance effectively and relaxed with the Kettler Skylon 3. Thanks to the great “Heart-Rate-Light” display, the workout is very healthy and safe until old age. After just a few weeks of training you will feel the positive effects and have more air in your everyday life. The Kettler Skylon 3 also gives you this back with a fitness grade. It measures your recovery heart rate and calculates the grade. The more trained you are, the faster your pulse recovers after training.


Thanks to the coupling of arm and leg movements, an elliptical trainer gently trains the entire body musculature. Abdominal and back muscles are also included in the workout. Depending on which muscle group you want to target more specifically, you grasp the grips on the arm bars. This way you can also target only the legs and the buttocks and skip the full arm movement. The more trained you are, the more often you should choose a crisp interval workout with high resistance. This is especially good for your muscles and burns a lot of calories.


Get your arms and legs burning and your metabolism going. Intensive interval training burns fat and calories even after the workout. You’ll notice this on the scales and thus prevent the risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.


Feel the pleasant relaxation after training. A workout with the Kettler Skylon 3 is especially easy on the joints and healthy for the whole body. This is also good for your well being. You will quickly notice the positive aspects of a strength-endurance workout, sleep better and become more relaxed in everyday life.

Kettler Skylon 3 Elliptical Review Conclusion

As you can see the Skylon 3 is packed with great features at an affordable price of just over $1000, depending from what online store you buy it. This all round cross trainer is great for those looking to shed extra fat from their body and enjoy no impact workouts. The training programs won’t let you get bored. Even though this trainer is not as feature intensive as Skylon 4 or Skylon 5 from Kettler, but it is still a great trainer. We recommend it.

Summary of the Kettler Skylon 3 Elliptical Review

Technical Specifications of the Kettler Skylon 3
Model: Skylon 3 (07654-650)
User Weight Capacity: 330 Lbs (150 Kg)
Flywheel Weight: 44 lbs (20 kg)
Heart Rate ControlHand Pulse Sensors + Earclip + Chest Strap (optional). Chest strap for telemetric heart rate measurement available as optional accessory
Stride Length: 20 inches (50cm)
Q-Factor: 8 inches (20 cm)
Training Metrics: Calories, cadence, time, distance, pace, pulse
Brake system : Magnetic brake system (motor controlled)
Crotch height: 7 inches (18 cm)
Crotch width: 3.5 inches (9 cm)
Power supply: 230 Volt
Transmission Ratio 1:9
DIN EN class: German DIN EN 957-1/9, class HB
Power Connection: 230 volts
Drive System: Drive System Longitudinal Ribbed Belt
Power control: Speed dependent
Cockpit height adjustable: yes
Foldable: yes
Built-In Fan: No
Drive Mechanism: Poly V belt

Technical Specifications of the Kettler Skylon 3 Computer
Display: 3-color backlit LCD
Average values at end of training: yes
Energy consumption: yes (depending on braking level)
Recovery pulse measurement with fitness grade: yes
Freely scalable performance programs: 6
Graphic display: load profile + HeartRateLight
manual load control: yes
Permanent display for: 8 functions
OLAR-compatible pulse receiver, 5kHz, integrated: yes
pulse controlled training programs: 1
Pulse Monitoring: hand pulse sensors, ear clip included, chest strap optional
Pulse upper limit: percentage display as well as optical and acoustic warning signal
sweat resistant membrane keyboard: yes
Time measurement, training distance, total distance, speed, cadence: yes
Target zone training (FAT / FIT / MANUAL): yes

Check the other Kettler Ellipticals we have reviewed and can recommend:

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Specification: Kettler Skylon 3 Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

Price Range $1000 - $1500
Stride Length 20
Flywheel Weight 40 lbs
Max User Weight 150 Kg, 330 lbs
Drive Type Front Drive
Warranty 3 years parts and labor
Computer / Display Large LCD display
Special Features Transport wheels, Foldable, Drinking Bottle Holder
Dimensions 80 x 26 x 67 inches (201 x 67 x 170 cm)
Weight 216 lbs, 98 Kg
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