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Precor EFX 833 Review

Quick Summary

The blue and grey EFX 833 is a top-notch Precor elliptical with commercial warranty.

It’s designed exclusively for lower body elliptical training whereas the Precor EFX 835 is for total body training.

Highlights of this premium cardio trainer are an industry-leading smooth stride, a 13° to 40° power ramp and 12 workout programs. Without need for a power cord, this elliptical is especially easy to place in your facility too.

Learn more from our full Precor EFX 833 review below.


Model Precor EFX 833

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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.

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).

21" - 24.5"

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

Heavy Duty Plastic

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

13 - 40%

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


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.

4 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
& Chest Strap (Optional)

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

Green LED
Max. Weight

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


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

80" x 32" x 68"
Weight: 338 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
Welds: Lifetime
Parts: 10 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 84%

Our Rating

Rating: 84.0/100. The Precor EFX 833 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer is a leading commercial fitness machine designed exclusively for lower-body training that’s gentle on joints. Trainees can benefit from Precor’s patented low-impact motion by either using a flat footpath or choosing from CrossRamp incline levels ranging from 13° to 40°. Ten workout programs, a fitness test and manual mode are available. Here are lists of the many advantages and a few potential drawbacks about choosing the Precor EFX 833.


  • Power incline 13° to 40° (20 options)
  • 12 workout programs including manual mode
  • Precor’s patented elliptical motion
  • Reversible pedal direction
  • 20 resistance levels (Magnetic)
  • Multilingual display
  • Metric and Standard readings
  • Wireless heart rate receiver
  • Contact heart rate monitor
  • Low step-on height (8”)
  • Self-powered (Optional external power setup)
  • Integrated transport wheels
  • Arrives partially assembled


    • High-end price
    • Arm bars are stationary
    • Large footprint (85″ x 32″)

For comparison, the next model (the EFX 835) is nearly identical but supports total body training with the option to move its arm bars and pedals together.


The Precor EFX 833 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer is a top-quality elliptical with commercial warranty. It features Precor’s award-winning biomechanics, has diverse training programs to support different fitness goals, and offers training boosts with its 13° to 40° CrossRamp. It also works with Polar wireless heart rate transmitters.

Overall the EFX 833 is recommended to the commercial fitness center that wants a low-impact cardio trainer that focuses on the lower body and meets every fitness level. For a similar machine that adds moving arm bars to the mix, see our EFX 835 review too.

Read on for details about the Precor EFX 833’s capabilities and warranty.

Workout Programs

The Precor EFX 833 workout menu has programming to support the diverse goals of different gym members. Its ten preset workouts focus on weight loss, muscle targeting, performance, interval training, heart rate control and special cross training.

The program names are Interval, Weight Loss, Variety, 1 Gluteal, 2 Gluteal, Heart Rate, Basic HRC, Performance, 1 Cross Training, 2 Cross Training, and 3 Cross Training. Trainees can also take a fitness test and use manual mode.

See below for the long list of feedback provided.

Precor EFX 833 Features

An LED screen with green lighting shows programming and statistics. Users can choose from the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. The stats shown are Resistance level, CrossRamp angle, Distance, Strides/min, Total strides, Calories, Heart rate, Time remaining, Time elapsed, Time in zone, Segment time, Remaining, Average speed, Calories/min, Calories/hour, Watts, METS, Target HR, Average HR, and % Complete. A summary is shown after each session.

This elliptical has Precor’s patented CrossRamp with motorized control. This special feature lets people use elliptical footpaths with inclines between 13° and 40°.

For heart rate monitoring the Precor 833 has a Polar compatible wireless receiver (chest strap not included). It also has touch sensors.

If it’s used frequently, this machine can be “green” by always operating without a power cord; enough users’ energy will be harnessed to power the console. If the machine won’t be used often, then a separate power supply can be added.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Precor EFX 833 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer has a commercial warranty that provides the following coverage:

– Frame: 7 years
– Wear parts: 1 year
– Mechanical and electrical parts: 2 years
– Labor: 1 year


For commercial fitness centers seeking a great lower-body cardio trainer, the Precor EFX 833 is a classy and reliable choice. If you want a Precor elliptical just for home use though, you’ll get a better value from lower-numbered EFX models.

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