But while recovering from a hockey injury, an elliptical workout was prescribed and I wasn't too keen on driving 3. Hence, the quest for my own equpiment began. Here's a quick laundry list of pro's & con's for the Image 8. PRO's: Very economical!
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Electromagnetic resistance instead of . Once I used it, I realized that I had better stick to my Polar chest strap if I want an accurate heart rate reading. After only 1. 5 minutes with the resistance level set at 1, it claimed I had a heart rate of 2. Being a paramedic, that reading really concerned me. I checked my pulse manually and it was only 1. Oh well, lesson learned. Speaking of that here's some tips if you purchase this elliptical: Buy extra grease!
The less- than- a- teaspoon size packet included doesn't even come close to lubricating all the parts during assembly. Wear cross- trainer or running shoes! I tried it barefoot and then again with my thin soled martial arts shoes.. Wear some beefy soled shoes as the tread on the pedals are pretty deep and hard. Overall, I'd recommend this to the average person looking for the benefits of a no impact cardio workout and not looking to spend a fortune on the equipment.
Even with the reisitance levl set at 1, it gives you a great workout..
Image 8. 2. 5 Elliptical Trainer Review. If you’ve never heard of the Image 8. It’s a new line from Icon Fitness, the same folks who manufacturer other ellipticals such as the Nordic. Track, Proform, Reebok and Weslo. They have a long way to go before they get a respectable “Image” on the market. Other features of the Image 8.
Customer service is not good for these mass produced machines which are largely sold in box stores but now also online, and users have been returning them at an alarming rate. And not for a quark or two that users just don’t like; there are too many complaints of breakage, especially on the frame itself, and that’s a buzz kill for this machine. The handlebar design is a big problem as the large knobs that tighten the arms work loose quickly and cause the arms to slide out of place. The Image 8. 2. 5 is a cheapo product that might work well for small adults, or seniors who aren’t going to put a lot of strain on it, but most users who want a sturdy machine to ride will be unhappy with this one. Beyond being an eyesore, the ergonomics never feel right as the forward lean on the handlebars is uncomfortable and drive users nuts. And let’s take a moment to mention that the warranty is zip!
Which means Icon Fitness figures it’s going to break within a year and they don’t want to deal with the problems. Don’t make the Image 8. AVOID. That being said, don’t be discouraged as there are good quality ellipticals to be had for under $5.
Read a couple of reviews on the Eclipse 1. HRA and see what we mean.