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Precor EFX 5.33 Review

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Quick Summary

Precor has never been a manufacture which studies what other companies are producing and then attempts to copy their formula to an extent.

No, Precor has always been determined to not be swayed by the latest trends and it reflects on their products which are often durable and dependable, yet nothing overtly flashy. The Precor EFX 5.33 is a great example.

The elliptical provides 20 levels of resistance, low-impact EFX motion, 15 to 30 degrees of incline and 10 workout programs.

Read our full review of the Precor EFX 5.33, below…

Our Rating

Rating: 93.7/100. Create your own personalized workouts with detailed trainer that allows the individual to target specific muscle groups, including upper body emphasis with moving handlebars.


  • Patented low-impact EFX for muscles and joints
  • Smooth and natural stride length (21 to 23 inches)
  • Moving handlebars allow upper body workout
  • Fairly good warranty with 10 years on parts
  • 2 user profiles if elliptical is going to be shared
  • CrossRamp is automatic and challenges specific muscle groups


  • Very few extras including not being music ready
  • Preset workout selection okay but nothing special
  • Monitor heart rate but no wireless chest strap included


The Precor EFX 5.33 is a highly personalized trainer.

Thanks to Precor classics like CrossRamp and EFX technology, the 5.33 elliptical delivers a ton of versatility yet doesn’t separate itself too much from the Precor EFX 5.37 and 5.25.

Workout Programs

The Precor EFX 5.33 elliptical offers 10 workout programs.

Preset programs include: Aerobic Endurance, Cross Trainer, Gluteal, Heart Rate, Hill Climb, Interval, Manual and Weight Loss.

Two user IDs allow you to enter and store personal preferences, ideal if the trainer is used by more than one household member.

The streamlined/advanced LED display provides readouts of Calories, Distance, Heart Rate, SmartRate, Strides, Strides per minute, Time, Vertical feet climbed, Workout summary and more.

Like a lot of Precor trainers the EFX 5.33 elliptical is compatible with wireless heart rate monitors yet not included with purchase. Touch/Pulse Grips are available for an alternative heart rate method.

Precor EFX 5.33 Elliptical Features

The Precor EFX 5.33 features the manufacture’s patented CrossRamp technology. CrossRamp gives you the option of altering the height of the elliptical path your foot travels.

Otherwise known as Variable Stride Geometry, the idea is that by altering the height of your foot path it allows you to focus on a specific muscle group or all major lower-body muscle groups.

Like the Precor EFX 5.37 the CrossRamp is automatically controlled. No need for manual adjustments.

Incline is available from 15 to 30 degrees. Combined with the reversible pedal rotation and the Precor EFX 5.33 is awful versatile in workout variety.

Another patented trademark of Precor is the low-impact EFX motion. Extremely smooth and providing a natural stride, EFX technology is designed to provide the lowest ‘Rate of Perceived Exertion’ of any cardio exercise system to make your workouts more comfortable, even though you are working out strenuously.

The handlebars on the Precor EFX 5.33 are not fixed enabling the user to get an upper body workout while they also challenge specific leg muscles.

The Precor EFX 5.33 is hardly transportable at 240 pounds. What that equates to is a solid, durable frame yet a trainer which is far from compact.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Precor EFX 5.33 elliptical warranty and guarantee includes:

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

For more information call (800) 786-8404.


Smooth and natural, the Precor EFX 5.33 continues the manufacture’s tradition of delivering a comfortable piece of exercise equipment. The EFX 5.33 elliptical is very personalized, yet not much different from the 5.37 and 5.25 models.

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