The Precor AMT 835 is identical to Precor Adaptive Motion Trainers that are popular in health clubs.
This low impact cardio trainer supports an infinite range of footpaths: Without needing to adjust settings, trainees can take up to 36″ strides!
The machine indicates which muscle groups are being worked with each path length. Additionally the arm bars move to support total body training.
Learn more from our full Precor AMT 835 review below.
|Model||Precor AMT 835|
|Stride Length||0 to 36 inches|
|Pedals||Heavy Duty Plastic|
|Heart Rate||Handlebar Pulse Grips
& Chest Strap (Optional)
|Display||Large LED Display|
|Max. Weight||350 lbs|
|Dimensions||80" x 35" x 69"|
Parts: 10 Years
Console: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year
Rating: 89/100. The Precor AMT 835 Adaptive Motion Trainer is a unique commercial fitness machine designed for total body training that’s gentle on joints. More than virtually any other elliptical-style trainer, it’s designed to match anybody’s stride length. Each trainee can exercise with their typical walking or running stride, plus they can take shorter or longer steps to isolate different muscle groups. Built-in programs assist with interval training, performance training and exercise for weight loss. This fitness machine can be powered exclusively by user energy; there’s no need for a power cord.
Here are pro and con lists about choosing the Precor AMT 835 for your home gym or commercial fitness center.
- Precor’s patented low impact motion
- Total body training
- Adaptive stride length up to 36″
- Adjustable stride height (6.8″ to 10″)
- 6 workout program
- Toe cages for support during vigorous exercise
- 20 resistance levels (Magnetic)
- Multilingual display
- Metric and Standard readings
- Wireless heart rate receiver
- Contact heart rate monitor
- Low step-up height (6.5″)
- Accessory holders
- Water bottle holder
- Self-powered (Optional external power setup)
- Large footprint (80″ x 35″)
- High-end price
The Precor AMT 835 Adaptive Motion Trainer is a low-impact alternative to standard elliptical trainers. It lets trainees benefit from Precor’s award-winning biomechanics no matter what their natural stride might be. The stride length naturally extends to up to 36″, plus the user can adjust the stride height. The arm bars also move for upper-body toning and extra calorie burn. The console has five training programs plus manual mode and is compatible with Polar wireless heart rate transmitters. The console can be powered by user energy to avoid adding to electricity bills. Read on for details about the Precor AMT 835’s programs, features and warranty.
The Precor AMT 835 workout menu is programmed to support diverse fitness goals. Its six preset workout programs are named Manual, Interval, Variety, Performance, Heart Rate and Weight Loss. See below for details about the console and exercise stats provided.
Precor AMT 835 Features
The highlight of any Precor Adaptive Motion Trainer is its customizable low-impact stride. The AMT 835 automatically adapts to the user’s motion and fits those with inseams up to 36″. Additionally Precor’s Open Stride technology lets people adjust the height of their footpath with a range of 6.8″ to 10″.
Pushing and pulling the arm bars adds to each workout for total body training. Like the rest of this machine, the arm bars are designed to comfortably fit anyone from a very small woman to a very large man; Precors comfortably support an estimated 95% of adults.
An LED screen with green lighting shows workout programming and session statistics. (A touch screen is used on the upgrade to this machine, the AMT 885.) Users can choose from the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. The stats shown are Resistance Level, Distance, Strides per Min, Calories per Min, Calories per Hour, Total Calories, Heart Rate, Time Remaining, Time Elapsed, Time in Zone Segment, Watts, METS ,Target HR, Average HR, Stride Length, and Percent Complete. A summary with fewer stats is shown at the end of each session.
For heart rate monitoring the AMT 835 has a Polar compatible wireless receiver and touch sensors.
A storage area beneath the console can hold a water bottle, mobile devices and other small items.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Precor AMT 835 Adaptive Motion Trainer has a commercial warranty even when used at home. It provides the following coverage:
– Frame: 7 years
– Wear parts: 1 year
– Mechanical and electrical parts: 2 years
– Labor: 1 year
At commercial fitness centers the Precor AMT 835 is a popular trainer among people of all ability levels. Kept at home it makes ideal cardio workouts convenient and likely to become habitual. Note though that unlike many of Precor’s more traditional elliptical trainers (EFX models), the AMT 835 only carries a commercial warranty; Precor EFX residential warranties are longer.