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Livestrong LS8.0E Review

This product has been discontinued


Livestrong LS8.0E Elliptical

NOTE: This model has been discontinued. Compare to the Sole E25.

The LiveStrong LS8.0E elliptical is what some consider a value buy with 16 levels of resistance, manual incline, 20 inch stride length, 23 lb. flywheel and cushioned pedals on a trainer that will only set you back $799.

The elliptical is quiet and sturdy during intense operation with a well researched, extensively planned design that is SIXSTAR certified.

The LiveStrong LS8.0E also provides a few toys like mp3 compatibility, built-in stereo speakers, cooling fan and LED display.

Learn more by reading our full Livestrong LS8.0E elliptical review below…


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Video Overview of the Livestrong LS8.0E:

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 79.5/100. SIXstar Certified elliptical with unique combination of the six key elements needed to deliver the most natural elliptical feel available. Handlebar spacing, pedal placement and elliptical access all considered to produce smooth and natural feel.

– SIXSTAR certified frame delivers natural feel
– Large range of resistance levels (16 altogether)
– Long 20″ stride length for longer limbs
– Music friendly (mp3 compatibility, speakers)
– Cooling fan for comfortable workout experience
– Heavy-duty 23 lb. flywheel included

– Heavy and difficult to move around (not very compact)
– 5 levels of incline, though it’s manually adjusted
– Customers say calorie counter/estimator is not accurate


Although LiveStrong has been a reputable exercise equipment manufacture the last few years a lot of experts tend to overlook the company when discussing the very best fitness manufactures.

However, with the quality and care that went into the LiveStrong LS8.0E that may soon change.

The elliptical is a quality deal with all the necessary specs for an effective workout as well as several extra features.

Additionally, LiveStrong takes it a step further by supporting a phenomenal cause. Each purchase of the LS8.0E ensures that the company with donate a minimum of $4 million to the LiveSTRONG Foundation and the fight against cancer.

Workout Programs

The LiveStrong LS8.0E elliptical does fall a little short in terms of pre-defined workouts.

Nine options is not terrible but we have found other ellipticals in the $500 to $1,000 price range that offer a lot more.

The LiveStrong LS8.0E also includes heart rate monitoring (via contact grips) and five levels of incline though it’s only manually adjustable.

The nine pre-defined workout programs include Climb, Muscle Toner, and more.

While enduring an intense workout, stay cool with the built-in cooling fan.

Elliptical Features

The LiveStrong LS8.0E provides 3 window LED display which monitors crucial exercise data.

The elliptical is compatible with iPod/mp3 players and you do not need earphones as the LS8.0E has built-in speakers.

In terms of performance, the elliptical is powered by a heavy 23 lb. flywheel that delivers a smooth motion. The 16 levels of resistance and 20″ stride length will support most users.

Thanks to the SIXSTAR Certified frame, the LS8.0E offers a unique combination of the six key elements needed to deliver the most natural elliptical feel available. It focuses on all areas that impact the feel and comfort of an elliptical, including body positioning, handlebar spacing, elliptical foot path, pedal placement, elliptical access and the trainer’s drive mechanism.

Adjust the resistance level on the fly with quick controls (it would have been nice to see the incline quickly adjusted that way too).

Warranty & Guarantee

The LiveStrong LS 8.0E elliptical warranty and guarantee features:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 1 Year
– Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)

LiveStrong offers a phenomenal FAQ section but you can always contact them directly at 1-877-548-7864.


The LiveStrong LS8.0E is a good entry-level trainer with a natural pedaling motion.

Still not sure? Compare the LiveStrong LS8.0E to other $500 to $1,000 ellipticals.

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  • Frank February 15, 2019 at 7:12 pm from Calgary, alberta Canada
    Where can I get parts for my LS8.0E-C1 smoothstride. I need the belt pulls bearing at the front . Love my machine had it for years and now iam a stand stiil. Literally lol. Thanks
    • FitRated Editorial Team February 21, 2019 at 9:52 am
      Hi Frank, Try looking on Livestrong's site or contacting their support. From what we know, the model has been discontinued and therefore - you'll have to shop around for the specific parts. You can also consider buying a new elliptical, which you can view our top choices here:

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