Bladez E300 Elliptical Review
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There are 16 electronic resistance levels to choose from, along with 23 workout programs built-in. The stride is fixed at 14 inches, which is also below the average 18 inches for most trainers. The console features very basic options that include 6 electronic workout readouts, contact grips to monitor heart rate and a reading rack. This model does lack any audio capabilities or speakers, and does not come with a water bottle holder. The E300 also lacks any wireless heart rate monitoring capabilities.
This model does feature a light-weight, compact design and a low step-on height of 5.8 inches, along with transport wheels so it can be easily moved and stored as needed. Bladez Fitness offers a lifetime warranty on the frame and magnet, and 1 year on parts and labor.
Our Favorite Features
- Free shipping
- 30-day guarantee
- Lifetime warranty on frame and magnet
- Variety of workout programs
- Transport wheels
Our Least Favorite Features
- No wireless heart rate monitoring capabilities
- No built-in cooling fan
- No water bottle holder
- Shorter than average stride
- Lacks a quick start key on the console
- No audio options/speakers
- Lighter flywheel
- Lower than average weight capacity maximum
The Bottom Line
If you are looking for an affordable way to get in some exercise, this E300 entry-level isn’t terrible but it’s not really good either. The shorter than average stride makes for a cramped feeling that isn’t comfortable for most people, and the lighter than average flywheel means a noisier machine with a less than smooth, natural feel. The warranty is nice, so it might be worth taking a chance but if you spend just a few hundred dollars more, you can get a trainer by a more well-known brand with additional features and a more ergonomically sound designed frame.