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Livestrong LS8.0E Review


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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Model Livestrong LS8.0E

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

16 Levels
Resistance Type

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

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

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

Oversized & Cushioned

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

Manual (5 Positions)

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

23 lbs

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

User Profiles

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

1 User
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.

Contact Grips

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

3 LED Feedback Windows
Max. Weight

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

300 lbs

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

76" x 24" x 67"
Weight: 192 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.


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.


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).


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

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

Rating: 0.0%

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.

Looking for a better option? Find out how it compares to the Top 5 Ellipticals.


  • 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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