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Spirit XE295 Review


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Spirit XE295 Elliptical

Would you rather invest your money on something cheaper with a short-term warranty or spend more cash and get the lifetime coverage?

Consumers may agree to disagree more often than not, but most of us want some protection.

Fittingly, the Spirit XE295 elliptical is designed to build trust and confidence by offering one of the best warranties on the market.

Learn more by reading our full Spirit XE295 elliptical review below…


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Specifications

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Model Spirit XE295
Rating

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74.0%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$1,599
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$1,599
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.

Eddy Current Braking
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).

20 inches
Pedals

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

Oversized & Adjustable
Incline

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

None
Flywheel

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

30 lbs
Programs

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

10
User Profiles

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

2 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 & Telemetric Strap
(2 Programs)
Display

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

Backlit Blue LCD
Max. Weight

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

400 lbs
Dimensions

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

71" x 28" x 63"
Weight: 187 lbs
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
Braking System: Lifetime
Parts: 10 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 74.0%

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 74.0/100. Designed with convenience, comfort, reliability, and aesthetic appeal in mind. Spirit XE295 is pricier model with quality number of resistance levels though lacks some of the electronics of other models.

Pros:
– Exceptional number of resistant levels (20)
– 20″ stride length accommodates long limbs
– Heavy duty 30 lb. flywheel for added support
– Very good warranty (including 10 years on parts)
– Music friendly (mp3 input, built-in speakers)
– Oversized and 3-position adjustable pedals

Cons:
– No incline available on elliptical
– Non-folding, not very compact trainer (weighs 187 lbs)
– Adequate number of workout programs (could be better for price paid)

Introduction

The Spirit XE295 is designed by Dyaco, which also happens to produce Sole ellipticals.

Therefore, you may not recognize the name but you will recognize the production of Dyaco’s traditionally well-built pieces of exercise equipment.

The Spirit XE295 is no exception. The elliptical features Silent Magnetic resistance (with 20 individual levels), 20 inch stride length, heavy-duty 30 lb. flywheel as well as very durable frame with 400 lbs. max user weight.

The elliptical is of great value in the $1,500 to $2,000 price range.

Workout Programs

The Spirit XE295 offers 10 workout programs including a polar telemetry heart rate belt.

The pre-defined workout selection is satisfactory although for the price paid it would be nice to see additional compatibility to a new fitness program such as iFit Live.

One aspect we really like about the Spirit XE295 is the three-position angle adjustment oversized pedals.

The elliptical will adjust to your individual needs as well as incorporate the upper arms into the exercise.

Workout programs include: Fat Burn, Cardio, Strength, Interval, Hill, Manual & Heart Rate.

Elliptical Features

If you have spent some time searching for the perfect elliptical you will notice that the Spirit XE295 took some time during the design process to offer a wide range of features.

Four concave wheels keep the motion of the elliptical smooth and fluid and the track design works well with the oversized pedals.

Most users will have more than enough options with 20 individual resistance levels as well as a long 20 inch stride length.

In terms of electronics, the Spirit XE295 features LCD display and mp3 input. Your tunes are playable back on the built-in speakers.

A cooling fan is always a nice plus, something that you’ll appreciate on the Spirit XE295.

It’s important to understand which muscle groups are gaining the most benefit during your workout. With the Spirit XE295 you will be using your glute, hamstring, quad, calf, pec and arm muscles that keep you informed with LED light indicators as you exercise.

Quickly adjust your resistance level or easily shift in-between workouts with quick controls built directly into the handlebars.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Spirit XE295 elliptical warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Braking System: Lifetime
– Parts: 10 Years
– Labor: 1 Year

Conclusion

The Spirit XE295 is well designed, produced and backed by an extraordinary warranty.

Still not sure? Compare the Spirit XE295 to other treadmills in the $1,500 to $2,000 price range.