The instructions are the worst. It is a two person job to put together. The belt was off which I didn't know until the unit was put together. Had to then disassemble to access belt. The instructions give you no guidance on how to fix or troubleshoot.
The machine is very cost friendly,works good, I set the machine up, with missing minor parts, (cosmetic) which I am still waiting for delivery. Almost 3 weeks later haven't received them, but overall, satisfied with the purchase, assuming I receive these missing parts.
The purchase experience was excellent as it arrived within the time estimated. Very easy to put together for me. The machine works great but is a little noisy in its rotation which I expected due to the fact it is not a commercial brand. MAYBE IT WAS THE WAY THE UPS GUY DROPPED IT WHEN HE DELIVERED IT AS I HAVE CAMERAS ON MY HOUSE EXTERIOR!!! Overall the machine works and performs well and I am very happy with the purchase
Overall this elliptical is a solid piece of workout equipment. That said, it comes in several pieces and requires quite a bit of assembly. My advice - examine each piece before you begin putting it together. I got deep into assembling it and realized a piece was slightly broken. I was able to proceed but I do believe the machine is a bit wobbly due to this broken piece. Overall, I find this to offer a decent workout and worth the price. One note: I panicked for a minute when I was looking for all the hardware and couldn't find most of the screws and bolts... most of them are placed in the holes they are meant for.
Overall a good elliptical for the price. Easy to put together but the instruction booklet was a bit confusing at times. I think this was due to the fact that the machine was shipped partially assembled so when I was going through the instructions it was taking me through steps that had already been done. This elliptical is very quiet and the speakers for your iPod, etc. are pretty decent. The display is easy to use and understand and will retain your user information even after you unplug it. I do wish it came with a bottle holder to be able to keep a water bottle handy. I wouldn't recommend it for really tall people or if you have a long stride. I am 5'6 and weigh 185 lbs and its perfect for me.
I was very happy with my purchase. I've only had it for a week, but am using it daily! It is sturdy, was easy to assemble, and is surprisingly quiet. The assembly took approximately 1.5 hours and wasn't very hard. The instructions were clear, the belt arrived in place, so all we really had to do is bolt as directed. Even the wires were easy to fish through...all necessary tools and hardware are included. Works great with the added bonus of the FIVE year warranty! Extremely pleased with both price and quality....definitely worth it!