We live in a fast-paced and busy world, which is why so many people don’t have time to go to the gym, even though they want to work out. The next best thing to that is either working out at home or going for a run or cycling outside in their spare time. Even if you had the equipment and the motivation, the weather may not always be on your side to get out there and exercise.
One common problem with at-home exercise equipment is the fact that, earlier models, never quite lived up to the promise of a commercial gym quality experience. While that is true of many at-home exercise machines, it’s not true of them all. It’s not something you could say about equipment bearing the Precor branding, like the Precor EFX 447 elliptical crosstrainer. Why do we say that? In the following review we will discuss the features that make this an at-home training machine you should consider.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise really that we’re reviewing another Precor crosstrainer, because since 1995 when they first released an elliptical exercise machine, the company have been leaders in their field. One of the reasons why they are so popular and command a lot of respect is that many of their machines are used in prominent and popular fitness centers and gyms throughout the world.
What’s more, when they design at-home models, they are not a compromised version as many manufacturers would do. Many of the at-home models are as powerful and effective as those found at the local professional gym or fitness center. As well as the durable and robust construction of their models, it’s the features that really make the Precor worth spending on. Let’s discuss some of the most important, then, of the Precor EFX 447.
Customizable 7-inch Full-Color and Graphics Display Console
The console is the control center of exercise equipment. It is normally where you can adjust the settings and use many or all the main functions. With the Precor EFX 447 elliptical trainer, it’s no different. One of the aspects we especially like about the console that comes with the EFX 447 though is the fact that it can be customized so that you have the metrics for your workout displayed that really matter to you.
We also like the addition of the Heart Rate Monitoring and SmartRateTarget Heart Zone. These help you to watch and make sure you are working out hard enough that your heart is kept healthy. Another nice feature of the console that we like that is found in other EFX models along with this is the Smart Grip holder for tablets and smartphones. Once your device is in place, you can then use the USB onboard to charge, but also use the console for the play and sound controls, meaning you don’t need to fiddle with your phone while you’re working out.
Variable Motorized CrossRamp Tech
With many of the Precor elliptical trainers, as you will know if you have already looked at the selection available, come with the patented CrossRamp technology. Whether you get the motorized automatic CrossRamp adjustment or the manual adjustment, depends on the model you buy. As the EFX 447 is one of the most cutting-edge of the choices, it features the motorized version.
This makes it easier to adjust the inclination ramp and the size of your stride, to focus your workouts on specific muscle groups in your legs.
Moving Handlebars for Full-Body Workouts
Another feature that depends on the model you buy is whether the handlebars are moveable or stationary. With the EFX 447 you get moveable handlebars, which helps to give you a full body workout, rather than just focusing on the lower half of your body. As you move your legs, you are also moving your arms.
- Full-body workout with moveable arms
- Motorized adjustable CrossRamp
- High quality console
- One of the most expensive, just for serious buyers who are willing to invest
The handlebars are convertible from moving to stationary
The Precor Crossramp technology adjusts the shape of elliptical path as your feet move, enabling you to target specific muscles or all other major lower body muscle groups
Are you looking to workout, regardless of the weather, without needing to attend the gym? The Precor EFX 447 is a great option. Like many Precor, it’s on the expensive side, but the quality of the materials, the construction and versatile features make it more than worth the investment.
Specification: Precor EFX 447 Precision Series Elliptical Crosstrainer
10-year parts & wear items, 3-year console, 1-year labor, Lifetime frame & welds
|Max User Weight|
|Computer / Display|
7″ Full-Color Touch Display
Variable Stride Geometry™, Wireless Heart Rate, Transmitter Included, Personalized Suggested Workouts, Workout Accelerators, SmartRate® Target Heart Zone
84 L x 31 x 67 inches // 213 cm L x 79 cm W x 171 cm H
21-24 inches variable
Amazon.com Price: $4,999.00 (as of 01/04/2020 23:08 PST- Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.