Precor AMT 835 Review

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  • Precor AMT 835 Review
  • Precor AMT 835 Review
  • Precor AMT 835 Review
  • Precor AMT 835 Review
  • Precor AMT 835 Review
  • Precor AMT 835 Review

Forking out roughly 9 grand for an elliptical trainer may sound like a crazy idea but that is only if you don’t check out what you get in return. Precor AMT 835 is like a breath of fresh air; it’s perched right on the cutting edge of recent workout technology and brings an experience like no other.

Ever thought if it’s possible to enjoy the benefits of an elliptical trainer, a treadmill, and a stepper all from a single machine? Well, that’s what you get from this machine but that’s not all, the best is yet to come.

With your exertion, you can control your height and stride length and even be able to change the motion at will.  You are not confined to a set of motion. There’s still even more, which we’ve fortunately unpacked in our review including the machine’s dark side.

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Precor AMT 835 Commercial Series Adaptive Motion Trainer with Open Stride Technology
The AMT 835 with Open Stride is the 3rd generation of Adaptive Motion Trainers from Precor and is the exact same unit as the commercial machines you'll find in fitness clubs worldwide. A machine as ...
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Last price update: 2019-09-02 16:53:35
Buyer Beware, if you don’t arrange and pay for assembly by a Precor approved technician then you get NO WARRANTY. Not sure if the “expert assembly” option here will be from a Precor approved service technician or just the usual random guys that deliver freight products and offer assembly as an add on.From Precor’s website:“When you purchase from Amazon.com, standard delivery is curbside. You must receive and assemble the equipment yourself.”“Our warranty also clearly states that it is void in the event an unauthorized person provides service to the equipment - this includes installation and set up of the product. “
April 2, 2018
We love the machine, when it's working properly. It's marketed as a commercial quality machine, but with only 1-2 hours of use per week at our home, we have needed several service calls in two years. Six months ago a bad pulley assembly was causing a terrible knocking sound when the machine was in motion. That was replaced under warranty, but the labor was our responsibility. It has recently started making the same sound -- I assume the same pulley has gone out. I expected more from a machine in this price range.
April 13, 2015
This is a commercial quality machine, and for that, it costs a fortune. And if you are wondering why there are so many elliptical machines for sale on Craig's list, it's because people buy a cheaper machine and grow tired of the squeaks, rubs, and flimsy feeling construction.I did have an Octane, a rather highly rated and well made elliptical. But, it has only so many possible motions and it did suffer from some electronic glitches in the brake motor.So, after doing a lot of research, and trying many different machines, I took the plunge on this device.Home installation may be possible for the "do it your selfer", but the machine weighs about 450 pounds and is a bear to maneuver. The footprint is actually smaller than a typical elliptical, but the device itself is a solid monster that is hard to push, tilt, or move.So, I had professionals move it in, set it up, and color me happy.I bike in the good weather, and this machine allows a motion that is almost identical to out of the saddle hill climbing on a bike.It can be a stair stepper, or just a long stride elliptical. And it has a long stride that is greater than almost any other machine and to give a good forward and backward stretch.And it is expensive. The store I purchased it from did allow some bargaining on installation costs and the final price, so I saved a fair amount.However, having used it now for almost two months, I am convinced it will be the single piece of exercise equipment that stays with me for the years to come.So, if there is a desire to avoid the constant unhappiness with machines that seem to get boring, having limitations, or just don't provide a variety... and the quality is suspect. I would not hesitate to recommend this device.
April 17, 2014
9.2 Total Score
Awesome!

If you ever decide that you want to own the best elliptical machine ever without caring how much it costs, Precor AMT 835 is a machine you will want to consider. With this machine, you will have extremely diverse workout options and an experience that no elliptical machine below its class can offer. Durability and reliability are guaranteed and you will also be lucky to be an owner of a serious gym-class fitness machine if you ever decide to buy it. So are you ready to fork out 9 grand in exchange for this fine piece of engineering? Well, make your way to Amazon and place your order today.

Features
9
Durability
8.5
Adjustability
10
Display console
10
Value for money
8.5
PROS
  • Small footprint
  • Excellent adjustability
  • Professional assembly
  • 3-in-1 design and functions
  • Award winning design
  • Full body workout
  • Commercial grade quality
  • Diverse workout options
CONS
  • Relatively heavy
  • Expensive
  • No information about the drive system
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Product Description

The AMT 835 is exactly that kind of commercial grade elliptical trainer you will find in a decent fitness center. Besides, it has award winning design features and packs a lot more that you won’t see anywhere around an ordinary elliptical trainer. To start you off, here’s a look at how it operates.

Resistance and incline

Not so much information has been put out by the manufacturer concerning the machine’s resistance system but what’s available is that it utilizes a magnetic resistance system and packs 20 levels of resistance adjustable from the machine’s console. For the lower resistance level, the SPM (stride per minute) is at 60 while at the highest resistance level, the SPM is at 120.

For the incline, you have a range of between 13-40 degrees which is pretty diverse and perfect for low and intense workouts.

Console Unit

The display technology, programming, and other amenities included on this machine’s console make it one of the most advanced and intelligent consoles you will ever see on an elliptical machine. Even though the console looks sophisticated, using the controls is so easy and the menus are even the easiest to navigate.

On this console, you have the option of including a 15 ” personal viewing system where you can shift between channels and perform a host of other functions. Not forgetting to mention the proven easy to read LED display. Other features on this console include:

  • 6 built-in workout programs
  • USB charging port
  • Motion controls
  • Quick start
  • Tactile Dome keys
  • a reading rack, an electronic pad
  • 20 electronic workout readouts
  • C-SAFE enabled and FitLinxx compatible

Workout data trackable through the console include:

  • Distance
  • Speed
  • Heart rate
  • Time elapsed
  • Calories burned
  • Time remaining
  • WATTS
  • Pulse rate

One unique addition to this console is the stride dial. It’s a visual indicator that helps to keep track of your stride length and also inform you about the muscle groups you will be targeting with your stride length. Also worth mentioning is that the console is telemetry enabled. This means you can use a chest strap to record your pulse rate.

Build quality/ Design

Each person who has ever owned this machine will agree that it’s of extraordinary quality.  On top of being durable, it’s sturdy enough to take hard punishment.  Seeing that it has a high user weight capacity, almost any person can start a workout regimen on it without fearing that it might break down.

On design, every little feature that’s been packed into this machine to enhance its performance adds up to make one of the most amazing experience an elliptical can give.

Top of them all is the open stride which offers an adjustable stride height (6.8-10″) and length (0-36”). All these features translate to the fact that a user can customize their workout anyway they want and have diverse workout options that can accommodate any level of training.

Next is the adaptive stride length which enables one to naturally adapt the stride length without having to use the control settings. As we mentioned earlier, you can actually change the motion at will due to an infinite array of stride lengths. Changing instantly from long to short stride lengths or from running to walking is an easy task on this machine.

On adjustability, this machine is the closest you will ever come to perfection.

Comfort

Precor AMT 835 is the epitome of comfort. Ergonomically speaking, AMT 935 is very great. It’s worth mentioning that the machine has been validated for people of all sizes, shapes and fitness levels by the Western Washington University Biomechanics Lab.

If you have smaller hands, this machine will take care of you with its unique left and right grips that include 3 distinct positions. When exercising your lower body, the rodeo grip will offer enough stability.

Other features that add comfort to this machine include:

  • Handgrips featuring belt guards that boost safety
  • Support tubes that curve out to allow easy access
  • Handholds that enable use of different modes and secure mounting
  • Fairly large step removable platform that is easier to move and position
  • Transport wheels to enable movement.

Assembly and Warranty

One great advantage that comes with purchasing Precor fitness machines is that all the assembly plus the installation is done by their own trained technicians. What this means is that the set up will be done in no time and you will start off your workouts as soon as you wish.

Instead of including complex instructions and diagrams, their user manual thus comes with tips to help you get the most out of this machine. With the help of the manual, you will also be able to troubleshoot and diagnose any faults that may come up like error messages on the console and be able to fix them as quickly as possible.

When it comes to the warranty, here’s what to expect:

  • Frame and welds- 7-year warranty
  • Parts- 2-year warranty
  • Labor- 1-year warranty

As for the weight, Precor AMT 835 can take users weighing up to 350lbs.

Alternatives

At its exceptionally high price, it’s easy to conclude that Precor AMT 835 is in a league of its own but that’s far from right. Despite its huge price and use of cutting edge technology, this trainer still faces competition from other high-end elliptical trainers priced a little lower than it.

Sole E95 Elliptical trainer is a perfect example. Sole E95 takes pride in having a power incline, an advanced sensor system, higher user weight capacity (400lbs), lifetime frame warranty, and more workout programs. Both share a number of similar features like telemetry enabled consoles and custom foot pedals.

Precor AMT 835, on the other hand, also takes pride in having cutting-edge workout technology manifested through features such as the stride dial, Open stride, Adaptive Stride Length, use of biomechanics, Electronic readouts, and many other features

Precor AMT 835 appears more technology advanced than Sole E95 which can be justified by the huge price difference between them but when it comes down to solid workouts and performance, the two aren’t far apart.

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Precor AMT 835 Commercial Series Adaptive Motion Trainer with Open Stride Technology
The AMT 835 with Open Stride is the 3rd generation of Adaptive Motion Trainers from Precor and is the exact same unit as the commercial machines you'll find in fitness clubs worldwide. A machine as ...
Start from: $8,895.00
amazon amazon.com
Last price update: 2019-09-02 16:53:35
Buyer Beware, if you don’t arrange and pay for assembly by a Precor approved technician then you get NO WARRANTY. Not sure if the “expert assembly” option here will be from a Precor approved service technician or just the usual random guys that deliver freight products and offer assembly as an add on.From Precor’s website:“When you purchase from Amazon.com, standard delivery is curbside. You must receive and assemble the equipment yourself.”“Our warranty also clearly states that it is void in the event an unauthorized person provides service to the equipment - this includes installation and set up of the product. “
April 2, 2018
We love the machine, when it's working properly. It's marketed as a commercial quality machine, but with only 1-2 hours of use per week at our home, we have needed several service calls in two years. Six months ago a bad pulley assembly was causing a terrible knocking sound when the machine was in motion. That was replaced under warranty, but the labor was our responsibility. It has recently started making the same sound -- I assume the same pulley has gone out. I expected more from a machine in this price range.
April 13, 2015
This is a commercial quality machine, and for that, it costs a fortune. And if you are wondering why there are so many elliptical machines for sale on Craig's list, it's because people buy a cheaper machine and grow tired of the squeaks, rubs, and flimsy feeling construction.I did have an Octane, a rather highly rated and well made elliptical. But, it has only so many possible motions and it did suffer from some electronic glitches in the brake motor.So, after doing a lot of research, and trying many different machines, I took the plunge on this device.Home installation may be possible for the "do it your selfer", but the machine weighs about 450 pounds and is a bear to maneuver. The footprint is actually smaller than a typical elliptical, but the device itself is a solid monster that is hard to push, tilt, or move.So, I had professionals move it in, set it up, and color me happy.I bike in the good weather, and this machine allows a motion that is almost identical to out of the saddle hill climbing on a bike.It can be a stair stepper, or just a long stride elliptical. And it has a long stride that is greater than almost any other machine and to give a good forward and backward stretch.And it is expensive. The store I purchased it from did allow some bargaining on installation costs and the final price, so I saved a fair amount.However, having used it now for almost two months, I am convinced it will be the single piece of exercise equipment that stays with me for the years to come.So, if there is a desire to avoid the constant unhappiness with machines that seem to get boring, having limitations, or just don't provide a variety... and the quality is suspect. I would not hesitate to recommend this device.
April 17, 2014
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