The Endurance 720 E is the mid-level elliptical trainer in ProForm’s Endurance Series.
Closeout priced at just $799, it’s one of the lowest priced ellipticals available with a 20″ stride.
It has other great specs too: 24 preset workouts, an iFit-enabled console and a maximum 20 degree power incline.
But is this the best elliptical for your home gym?
Decide with insights in the honest ProForm 720 E review below.
|Model||ProForm 720 E|
|Resistance Type||Silent Magnetic|
|Stride Length||20 inches|
|Pedals||Oversized & Cushioned|
|Incline||0 - 20 Degrees|
|User Profiles||1 User|
|Heart Rate||EKG Pulse Grips|
|Display||5" Backlit LCD|
|Max. Weight||325 lbs|
|Dimensions||67.1" x 25" x 69.1"|
Parts: 2 Years
Labor: 1 Year
Rating: 70.1/100. The ProForm 720 E is closeout priced, supports a long stride and is loaded with electronics for workout variety and digital entertainment. It has a fair warranty for its $799 sale price too. What’s the catch? It falls short of meeting elite athletes’ needs; the flywheel is relatively light. Considering its 20 degree power ramp though, it might deliver enough training to earn a spot in your home gym.
Some alternatives to the ProForm 720 E are suggested after the lists of pros and cons below.
- Commercial steel frame
- SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance
- 20 resistance levels
- Incline power ramp (20 degrees)
- 24 workout apps
- Integrated tablet holder above console
- iPod-compatible (2-inch speakers)
- Grip pulse sensors and compatible with Bluetooth chest straps
- Two-speed fan
- Console can be powered with batteries or included AC adaptor
- Water bottle holder
- Transport wheels
- Two-year parts warranty
- Basic display (5-inch LCD)
- Front drive design is uncomfortable for some
- Consumers have complained about quality control and customer service
- Flywheel isn’t heavy enough for advanced athletes
For an elliptical with more power, check out these alternatives:
– ProForm Endurance 920 E
– Sole E25
The ProForm Endurance 720 E offers good basics for beginners and is trimmed with extras for motivation. Choose from 24 preset workouts or expand your workout variety with an iFit membership. A removable bracket lets you attach your own tablet computer to run iFit or your other files.
The 720 E’s front drive design helps keep the cost low, but generally rear drive and center drive ellipticals make it easier to use a good posture during workouts. This trainer is also limited by its relatively light resistance. It has a 20-pound flywheel and 20 degree power ramp.
Using your own tablet computer you can access iFit’s immersive Google Maps workouts with Street View.
The tablet can be set in a bracket at the top of the 720 E’s console. Here you can also watch iFit video workouts, download a new elliptical workout every day, take part in online races and get other fitness support. iFit subscriptions cost $99/year and allow four member profiles.
Additionally 24 workouts are built into the console. These were designed by a certified personal trainer to help maximize your training time.
ProForm 720 E Features
This elliptical features a 20” stride and 20 degree power incline. It has oversized pedals to help you find a comfortable position.
The drive is a 20-pound flywheel. It supports 20 levels of magnetic resistance.
The control center for workouts is a 5″ LCD. It shows speed, time, distance and calories burned. It can also show heart rate data.
The console also is compatible with MP3 players. Leave your ear buds behind and use the elliptical’s iPod-compatible port and Intermix Acoustics 2.0 speakers.
The 720 E has a 67.1″ x 25″ footprint. Transport wheels are attached. The machine has a 325-pound capacity.
Warranty & Guarantee
The ProForm Endurance 720 E warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 2 Years
– Labor: 1 Years
ProForm has a 30-day money back guarantee on all elliptical trainers.
The ProForm Endurance 720 E is among the lowest-priced ellipticals combining a 20-inch stride with iFit and lots of preset workouts.
However, you might be better off choosing an elliptical with more substance. The Endurance 920 E, for example, costs just a bit more and has a heavier drive.