The new ProForm SMART 920 E elliptical is the top model of three in the Endurance Series.
Sale priced at $999 (full price $1699), it’s one of the best-dressed ellipticals under $1000.
Highlights include 25 pounds of resistance for smooth rides, a 7” touchscreen with HD display, 32 preset workouts, a power-adjustable stride with incline, wireless telemetry, and an iFit Coach enabled console.
Learn more from our detailed ProForm 920 E review below.
Rating: 89.2/100. The ProForm SMART Endurance 920 E with touchscreen is a top competitor in the category of under-$1000 elliptical machines. Though full price is $1699 this model frequently sells for $999 on the ProForm website. It has the heaviest drive in its series, effectively 25 pounds, so it’s the smoothest-running and also supports a wider range of challenge levels for strength training. The 920 E supports 18” to 22” strides as well, making it an ideal fit for trainees of all heights.
Other highlights include a power incline to 20°, 32 training apps and the option to access iFit Coach via the 7” touchscreen (subscription required). With an adjustable-angle holder for your tablet computer and iPod compatibility too, the 920 E is easily a finalist in the search for a great elliptical under $1000.
Here are lists of pros and cons to consider.
- Steel frame with lifetime warranty
- 25-pounds effective resistance
- 24 digital resistance levels
- Power adjustable stride 18” to 22”
- Power incline to 20 degrees
- Multi-position handlebar grips
- 32 workout apps
- Enabled for iFit Coach
- Tablet holder with adjustable angle
- Smartphone-compatible sound system
- Grip pulse sensors and compatible with Bluetooth chest strap
- Two-speed fan
- Console can be powered with batteries or included AC adaptor
- Water bottle holder
- Transport wheels
- Three-year parts and electronics warranty
- ProForm customers have complained about quality control and customer service
The new ProForm Endurance 920 E is sized to fit just about anyone weighing up to 325 pounds. Unlike most ellipticals under $1000, it has a power-adjustable stride and a pretty smooth-running magnetic resistance system. It’s also equipped with power incline for the pedals and is topped with one of ProForm’s new HD touchscreens with an Android web browser. Here are details about the programming, features and warranty.
Workout support helps make ProForm a popular elliptical brand. Each ProForm elliptical trainer for 2017 has a long workout menu, plus each can work with the iFit Coach fitness platform. iFit Coach membership adds unlimited workout program downloads and other personal training guidance. At the time of this review publication, the fees are $9/month and $12/month depending on the subscription length. An iFit Coach subscription can support four member profiles.
The new Endurance 920 E elliptical has 32 professionally designed elliptical routines. These adjust the pedal resistance and incline to help you train for calorie burn or performance.
iFit Coach is accessible via the 920 E’s 7-inch touchscreen or your own computer (tablet or desktop). This fitness platform offers a wide range of benefits, but as for workout programs there are three main categories: high-definition workout videos from famous personal trainers such as Jillian Michaels; daily downloads tailored to your fitness goals; and an infinite variety of simulated outdoor hikes built with Google Maps data. A strong wireless Internet connection optimizes your iFit Coach experience.
ProForm SMART Endurance 920 E Features
Adjustable stride is a highlight of the 920 E. While the cheaper 720 E has a fixed 19-inch stride path, here the options range from 18 to 22 inches. This helps ensure that every family member can get comfortable workout sessions, plus the variation lets you focus on different muscle groups.
For extra stride variation an electronic incline is included. The top setting is 20 degrees.
The drive is a 25-pound effective flywheel, the heaviest in the Endurance Series. It supports 24 levels of magnetic resistance.
For dynamic upper body exercise the handlebars support multiple grip positions. The handgrip area is cushioned for comfort.
The control center for preset programs and iFit Coach is a 7” touchscreen. The display supports HD video. Along with the other parts and electronics it’s under warranty for three years.
For a constant heart rate readout on the console you can wireless chest strap (not included). The Endurance 920 E also has contact sensors on the handlebars.
An adjustable angle bracket is included for your tablet computer, so you can run apps in addition to iFit Coach during exercise.
For extra motivation the console has a set of 2” speakers that are compatible with smartphones.
The 920 E is a front drive trainer. It takes less floor space than a rear-drive trainer, but it’s bigger than the other Endurance Series ellipticals. The footprint measures 68.25″ long x 37.1″ wide. Transport wheels are attached.
This elliptical has a 325-pound weight capacity.
Warranty & Guarantee
The ProForm Endurance 920 E elliptical warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 3 Years
– Labor: 1 Years
ProForm provides a 30-day money back guarantee on all its factory-direct fitness machines.
The new SMART Endurance 920 E elliptical from ProForm Fitness is designed to be a favorite low-priced fitness machine for the whole family. With adjustable stride it can support almost anyone’s natural gait length, and with up to 25 pounds of resistance it goes beyond the entry-level power of lower models in this series. Electronic incline, plenty of training programs and a web connection are just a few of the features that can help keep workouts interesting year after year. For the full price of $1699 we’d expect some components to be hardier, but ProForm’s $999 deal is a bargain.