Precor EFX 546 Reviewed and Rated
An elliptical machine is the best way to do some full-body cardio. They will engage both your upper and lower body, pushing you to the limits. The Precor EFX 546 is an excellent elliptical machine, sturdy enough to survive multiple years of use. It's commercial-grade, meaning it's meant to withstand being used by people of all shapes and sizes, so you can expect it to last for ages! Read on to discover what we think about the EFX 456 and whether it deserves to be in your home gym!
Adjustable cross ramp technology
Very sturdy steel frame
Wide and comfortable non-slip pedals
Ten preset programs
Oversized and intuitive console
Twenty resistance levels
Supports users up to 350 pounds
Equipped with transportation wheels
The pedals of this elliptical are made out of polypropylene, so they will be sturdy and comfortable. The surface of the pedals has multiple ridges that prevent your feet from slipping, giving you constant support, which is especially important if you have poor balance. The space between the pedals can be adjusted, and the minimal space is 2.4 inches. The height can be changed as well, and the minimum height is 8 inches. The stride is almost 25 inches long, enough for even the tallest of users. The elliptical has a biofeedback system located on the handlebars, measuring your heart rate and calories burned accurately. The handlebars of the EFX are fixed, meaning that you cannot engage your upper body along with the lower body, and we consider this to be the only real drawback of the machine. But they do have a rubberized surface which prevents your hands from slipping when you become sweaty. The EFX 546 does not require an outlet, as it relies on batteries. This means that you won't have to struggle to find enough room near an outlet for it. If you wish, you can install a personal viewing screen on the tray, where you can watch videos of your choice. There is no cooling fan present on the console, so make sure you're near a window or a fan if you wish to be safe from overheating!
Setup & Maintenance
The maintenance is a breeze. You will need to wipe down the surfaces from any sweat residue to keep the machine functional for a long time. Lubricating the handlebars and pedals is not required, but if you feel that the ride is not as smooth as it was before, you can do that. |check periodically for loose screws and bolts, and fix them if you see any issues!