Among the most popular budget lines of home cardio equipment right now is Sunny Health & Fitness. Over the past few years, Sunny has built a reputation based on providing quality low-cost machines that are backed up by impeccable service. Today, we zoom in on one of their top sellers – the P8300 elliptical.
About Sunny Health & Fitness
Sunny Health & Fitness is a California based importer and distributor of fitness equipment. They do not manufacture their own equipment but rather import them from China and Taiwan. Due to their massive network of suppliers and huge buying power, they can bring their equipment to the market at extremely competitive prices.
The Sunny range of elliptical machines for home use includes 16 products, including under-desk models, cross trainers, magnetic and flywheel versions.
Sunny Health & Fitness P8300 Review
At A Glance
The Sunny Health & Fitness P8300 is also known as the Sunny Pink Elliptical. This is a beginner level compact elliptical that is lightweight and very well priced. This machine has 8 tension levels and, unlike many competitors at its price point, provides you with a smooth, silent resistance level. The max user weight on this machine is just 220 pounds, which is pretty light, but quite standard at the price point. The durability of the P8300 is in keeping with its budget price tag.
The P8300 provides you with a very simple digital monitor screen that provides you with a running readout of the following training data points; Time, Speed, Distance, Calories, Total Distance, and Scan.
The P8300 provides you with a tension resistance knob that allows you to dial the tension either up or down. There are 8 built-in resistance levels, and you get a relatively smooth tension adjustment between them.
The P8300 is an impressively compact home cardio machine, with dimensions of 45L x 24W x 60H inches. Combine the fact that the Pink Elliptical is incredibly lightweight, weighing in at just 55 pounds, and you have got a great option for those with confined workout space.
The stride length of the P8300 is just 11 inches. This is the biggest negative of the P8300 as most people will find this too restrictive in terms of their natural stride motion. However, this is quite standard for an elliptical in this price range. If you require longer stride length, consider the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E3862 elliptical.
Sunny Health & Fitness provides you with the following warranty protection:
- 3 YEAR - Structural Frame
- 180 DAYS - Other Parts and Components
You also get a 30-day money-back guarantee on this product. It should be noted here that Sunny has earned an enviable reputation around their customer service, with many reports of excellent service on warranty.
The maximum user weight on the P8300 elliptical is 220 pounds. That is not very much, especially when you consider that you should allow for a 50- pound variance between your actual weight and the designated maximum weight of the machine. That means that the effective max weight of the Pink Elliptical is just 170 pounds.
The Sunny P8300 Sets itself apart from most budget-priced ellipticals by way of its quiet operation. There is none of the usual squeakiness or jilted movement pattern that is commonly seen with competitor models. That makes the Pink Elliptical ideal for use alongside others who are watching TV or otherwise engaged.
The Sunny P8300 elliptical is a lightweight machine that is designed for light to moderate use. It does not have a heavy-duty frame and so will not be able to withstand rugged or intense workouts. However, it does feature adjustable stabilizers to prevent rocking, swaying or tipping over. This is very useful on uneven carpets and hardwood floors. The stabilizers are simple to use with a simple turn of the end cap providing the necessary adjustment.
The Pink Elliptical is engineered with a smooth magnetic belt drive system to deliver a very natural elliptical motion. You also get full motion handlebars to allow you to engage both your upper and lower body, non-slip foot pedals to provide a solid, secure footing and transportation wheels for easy movement around your home.
The Sunny P8300 is very competitively priced, coming in at considerably less than $200. For the quality and performance that you get, this represents exceptional value for money.
What others are saying about the Sunny P8300
The Sunny P8300 Pink Elliptical is a very popular choice for home exercisers in search of a low-priced light use elliptical. Online reviewers are appreciative of the smooth, natural elliptical motion, the quiet operation and the compact, ergonomic design of this machine. People also make mention of their good customer experience with Sunny. In terms of negative comments, the most common mention is the short stride length which tends to impede the natural motion of many users.
Is the Sunny P8300 foldable?
No, the P8300 Pink elliptical is not foldable.
Do the arms move or are they permanent?
The arms on the P8300 are movable, allowing you to work both the upper and lower body in tandem.
Does it require power?
No, the P8300 does not require power. The digital monitor is powered by batteries.
Does this machine come in any other color apart from pink?
Yes. Sunny also provides a gray version of this budget elliptical – the G8300.
The Sunny P8300 is a lightweight, compact budget elliptical that is ideally suited for beginning exercisers or those with limited mobility. It is also ideal for the elderly and those undergoing rehabilitation. It does not have the stride length or stability for use by experienced exercisers. However, it is among the best priced and smoothest performing budget ellipticals we have yet to encounter.