You’ll find that the typical homeowner looking to set up a home gym prefers to include an elliptical machine. One of the main reasons for this machine’s popularity is because it allows for low impact exercises.
Compared to other types of fitness equipment, elliptical machines minimize the stress and strain exerted on your joints as you exercise.
Ancheer is one of the manufacturers of elliptical machines. Aside from elliptical machines, they’re also known to manufacture treadmills, kids’ scooters, and trampolines. Our product of interest today from this manufacturer is the Ancheer Elliptical machine.
Overview of the Ancheer Elliptical Machine
Most elliptical machines don’t come cheap which is why you’ll appreciate this model for its affordability. Despite the relatively low price, it still has a few features that will make your workout fruitful. We list some of the key features below.
This machine features a compact portable design and won’t be taking up much space in your home. As a result, it’s ideal if you have limited space.
The elliptical machine features two separate handlebars that are constructed using soft rubber that allows for comfortable handling and grip as you exercise.
Thanks to the dual motion system, you can work both your upper and lower body at the same time.
The machine also has a 13” pedal that’s not only large but wide enough to accommodate your feet comfortably regardless of your foot size. Chances of you slipping from the pedals are slim because they are non-slip and feature ridges for foot stability.
This Ancheer elliptical machine has a large inertia enhanced flywheel which encourages natural rotation. You’ll be happy to know that despite being a heavy-duty machine, it operates smoothly and quietly thanks to the noise-free belt system. You don’t have to worry about waking up your family members if you prefer working out in the early hours of the morning.
The console on this machine is rather bulky compared to other brands but it doesn’t compromise on functionality. You’ll still get the most out of your elliptical machine.
To keep track of your workout and remaining exercise time, make use of the large LED display which is easy to read. On this display screen you can read information such as your heart and pulse rate, the calories burned & speed.
You’ll find the digital monitor simple to operate. Whether you want to adjust your workout setting or record your fitness statistics, it’ll be easy to do.
This machine has a 13” stride length which is considered to be short compared to the best compact ellipticals. It might not be the right pick for you if you’re taller than 5.6”.
For an effective workout on an elliptical machine, it needs to provide you with some level of resistance. This machine has an adjustable resistance feature where you can pick one of eight settings depending on your fitness level.
You’ll find it very easy to switch from one level to the next as you work out. Simply make use of the easy to turn resistance knob.
Maximum User Weight
With a 300lb user capacity, almost anyone can use it regardless of weight. Many entry-level ellipticals have a lower user weight limit so we find it a plus that this one has a higher one.
This machine is 23” long, 11” wide and 41” high. Weighing only 35.8kg, it’s a relatively lightweight machine that you can move around with ease.
Assembly and Storage
Upon unboxing your package, you’ll find the machine as well as some bolts and screws. The manufacturer also included a wrench to aid in the installation process.
Assembling this unit will take you anything from 30 minutes to two hours depending on your skills. We strongly recommend that you make use of the installation instructions to make the job much quicker. Failure to do so and it’ll take you much longer to piece together.
You’ll be happy to know that the instructions are easy to understand. This is because the manufacturer included drawings of the parts which are clearly numbered to help you figure out which part goes where.
The machine has a set of smooth front wheels that contributes to the machine’s mobility. This makes it easy to move and store out of the way.
What customers are saying about this product
Most customers are happy that the Ancheer elliptical machine is affordable compared to the other brands on the market. But a few feel that the low price may compromise its durability. Some customers feel the construction isn’t as sturdy as they hoped, citing that it tends to wobble during use. We found a similar concern with the similarly priced ncient Elliptical machine.
But the majority of customers feel that the machine works well. And they are happy that it’s very easy to assemble as well as operate. They are impressed with the size of the LCD display monitor stating that it’s large enough for clear readings.
Most customers are happy that the compact elliptical machine provides them with an effective workout and that it operates quietly. Plus, it doesn’t take up much room because of its compact design.
Does it need to be plugged in?
Yes, the manufacturer included an electric cord with the unit that you must plug into a power outlet that powers the console.
Does it come fully installed?
No, you’ll have to assemble the unit yourself.
This Ancheer elliptical machine is a great buy if you’re looking for a simple budget elliptical. But for the price, we must admit that you can’t expect a state-of-the-art gym machine.
What it does have are the necessary features that allow you to effectively do your workouts. We think this product is an investment if you’re looking for an entry-level elliptical and aren't expecting the highest quality.
The machine will provide you with a low impact workout that helps you to develop stronger legs with time. Is it the best elliptical on the market? Not necessarily.