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Precor EFX 447 Review

Quick Summary

Meet Precor’s top Precision Series elliptical for home gyms, the EFX 447.

This luxury crosstrainer has the same high quality as Precor’s built for clubs, but for home use you get a 10-year parts warranty.

Some highlights are its touch screen, four user profiles, movable handlebars, power incline and 24 workout programs.

The console can hold your tablet computer and offers on-screen controls for iPods and iPhones.

Learn more from our full Precor EFX 447 review.

Specifications

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Model Precor EFX 447
Rating

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87.7%
List Price

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$5,999
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$4,999
Resistance

Resistance is what determines calories burned per stride. The more levels, the more precisely you can control the difficulty.

20 Levels
Resistance Type

The type of resistance affects the performance of your elliptical. Magnetic and Eddy-Current are the most common types.

Magnetic
Stride Length

Stride Length is important for comfort and smooth strides. A stride length of 18-21 inches is ideal for most heights (5'3 - 6'7).

n/a
Pedals

Elliptical pedals can be cushioned and adjustable for maximum comfort and minimum impact on joints for injury prevention.

Heavy Duty Plastic
Incline

Some elliptical trainers can be set at an incline to increase difficulty and burn more calories.

15° - 40° Elevation Range
Flywheel

The flywheel controls the smoothness and resistance of your workout. In general, the higher the better.

Undisclosed
Programs

Elliptical Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

24
User Profiles

For each profile the elliptical allows, you can create a custom user account with saved programs and goal settings.

4 Users
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Pulse Grips
& Chest Strap (Optional)
Display

Elliptical Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

7-inch 16:9 color display with backlit capacitive touch buttons
Max. Weight

Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

Undisclosed
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this elliptical will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

84" x 31" x 67"
Upper Body

Most ellipticals have handles to hold while you're working out that provide an upper body workout.

Accessory Tray

Some ellipticals include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Ellipticals that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (without headphones).

Cooling Fans

Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout on your elliptical.

Folding?

Some ellipticals are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).

Warranty

The warranty is an important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs.

Frame: Lifetime
Welds: Lifetime
Parts: 10 Years
Console: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 87.7%

Our Rating

Rating: 87.7/100. The Precor EFX 447 with optional upper-body training is a luxury elliptical for home gyms. It’s the leading model in the Precor Precision Series, which also features the EFX 423 and 425. The EFX 447 has the same resistance and 15° to 40° ramp as lower models, but it has a touch screen and other upgrades… It has many more workout programs than the others, and based on your user profile it can make customized workout suggestions too. Additionally the 447 is the only model in its series with a wifi connection for data tracking and sharing. Up to four users can automatically send their data to the Preva mobile app and get weekly summaries.

Here are lists with many advantages and a couple of potential drawbacks about choosing the EFX 447.

Pros:

  • Touch screen
  • Tablet computer holder
  • 24 training programs including manual mode
  • 4 user profiles
  • 4 custom programs per profile
  • Lower-body or total-body training (Optional arm bar movement)
  • Precor’s ultra-smooth elliptical motion
  • Reversible pedal motion
  • Power incline 15° to 40° (20 levels)
  • 20 resistance levels (10 to 625 watts)
  • Quiet magnetic resistance
  • Metric or standard data display
  • Wireless heart rate receiver
  • Contact heart rate monitor
  • Advanced on-screen controls for iPod/iPhone
  • Phone charger
  • Two accessory holders
  • Extra-large water bottle holder
  • 10-year warranty for parts and wear items
  • 3-year warranty for console

Cons:

  • Luxury price
  • Large footprint (84″ x 31″)

Introduction

It’s the best of the best (but with a price tag to go with it). The Precor EFX 447 is the top elliptical trainer in the Precision Series, which is Precor’s leading line of luxury home elliptical trainers. Precision Series ellipticals have the same high quality as Precor machines that carry commercial warranties. The EFX 447 is a winner whether you focus on biomechanics, workout variety, special features or durability. It’s sized to fit 95% of women and 95% of men. With a resistance range of 10 to 625 watts, it’s not likely to be outgrown either. Other highlights are a touch screen, 24 preset workout programs, customized programs, automated data sharing with the Preva fitness app, a tablet computer holder, and on-screen controls for your MP3 player. Read on for details about the training programs, special features and long warranty for the Precor Precision Series EFX 447.

Workout Programs

The Precor EFX 447 has the most workout programming of any elliptical in its series. First, the menu has 24 preset programs. Each has three skill categories each (beginner, intermediate and advanced). Second, the computer can suggest a program based on your user profile and specified goals. Third, each user can save four new programs each.

The EFX 447 can hold four user profiles. As mentioned above, some advantages of using a profile are getting personalized workout suggestions and being able to save four new programs. Other benefits are getting more accurate data feedback for calories and heart rate, and being able to retrieve your previous workout.

An impressive number of stats are shown: 27! After each workout a summary with 12 metrics is shown: Time Elapsed, Total Distance, Total Strides, Total Elevation Gain, Average Strides/Minute, Total Calories, Average Calories/Minute, Average Calories/Hour, Average HR, Maximum HR, Time in Zone and VO2 Max.

Precor EFX 447 Features

This elliptical is the only member of its series with a touch screen display for workout data.

A wifi connection can be used to send your workout data to the Preva fitness app. Your data will be sent for each training session, and each week you’ll get a helpful summary.

The 447 makes it easy to add entertainment. It has a tablet computer holder with grippy surface, plus it’s compatible with iPods and iPhones (on-screen navigation and volume controls). There’s also a charging port for Androids and iPhones.

A special feature on Precision Series EFX models is the motorized incline, which lets you choose between a flat stride or 20 uphill angles. The EFX 447 can adjust between 15° and 40°.

For heart rate monitoring the Precor 447 has a wireless receiver (Polar compatible chest strap sold separately) and built-in contact pulse sensors. The console shows Heart Rate, Target Heart Rate and SmartRate® Zone.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Precor EFX 447 elliptical warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Parts and Wear Items: 10 years

– Console: 3 years

– Labor: 1 year

Conclusion

The Precor EFX 447 is a rear drive elliptical featuring some of the industry’s top patents for performance. Because of its uncommonly smooth motion and reliability, it’s a sensible choice if it fits your budget — plus it has a great suite of training programs and extras. This fitness machine is engineered to help virtually anyone get many years of efficient and joint-friendly workouts.