The Horizon Elliptical TrainerWritten by Timothy Gorman
The Horizon Elliptical is an affordably priced elliptical that comes with a one year warranty. It is considered a good buy for money. People who have used it say that ride is comfortable because pedals level on their own.
One of problems with Horizon Elliptical is that brakes, which are mechanical, break down and really need to be periodically taken care of. The upper body workout, which you get with handlebars in motion, can be difficult and uncomfortable for shorter people to reach and use.
The Horizon Elliptical doesn't seem to be built as well as other higher end type ellipticals and may require servicing often. This machine may not be a really long lasting piece of equipment, but it's still considered to be worth buying. Because of problem with reaching handlebars on Horizon Elliptical, you should really test out a demo in store to make sure that you can use it. If you decide to purchase a Horizon Elliptical it would probably be a good idea to also purchase an extended warranty.
Proform Elliptical Trainers Are Not For The SeriousWritten by Timothy Gorman
Though many people seem to like their Proform ellipticals, these machines are found not to be very well built. They do just fine if you are not a serious or regular user. However for daily and vigorous workouts another type of elliptical would be a better choice.
Another drawback with Proform ellipticals is that warranty is very short,90 days on parts, and 90 days on labor. If you do decide on a Proform elliptical you should certainly invest in extended warranty. Some people have also complained that after warranty has run out it's been difficult to get company interested in your problems with machine.
Proform ellipticals are made to look much better than they are, to catch consumers eye. For instance Proform elliptical 800 comes with six programs,and a fan to cool you off while you workout. You can also download additional exercise programs from net. The handlebars move to work your upper body and unit has a heart rate monitor.