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Trupace E200 or Trupace E250?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: The first category ends in a tie as both models have a fixed stride length of 18”. It should be noted that most ellipticals of the same price group offer 17”.
Resistance Levels: It is another tie between the two models as they both offer the same number of resistance levels which is 16.
Max Ramp: The two models are in the stalemate again as both the Trupace E200 and the Trupace E250 do not have an incline/ramp feature.
Built In Programs: When it comes to built-on programs, the two models are tied yet again as they both have 22 each. It should be noted that most ellipticals in their price groups only offer 5 to 11.
Notable Features: When it comes to the bells and whistles category, the Trupace E250 beats the Trupace E200. The E250 costs $300 more so you get a touch screen console, a fitness test, 4 user profiles and a built-in sound system with MP3 player support.
Parts Warranty: In terms of parts warranty, the Trupace E250 beats its counterpart with its offer of 2 years. On the other hand, the E200 only has 90 days of free coverage.
Labor Warranty: When it comes to the labor warranty, the Trupace E250 gets another win as it has a 1-year deal while the Trupace E200 only has 90 days. You should take advantage of these as labor costs can get pretty expensive these days.
Machine Weight: In this category, the two are tied as they both weigh at 116 lbs. It should be noted that the heavier the machine is, the sturdier it is and the two models seem to be lightweight for elliptical standards.
Machine User Weight Capacity: When it comes to the maximum user weight capacity, the Trupace E250 beats the Trupace E200 with a capacity of 300 lbs. The E200 can only accommodate users who weigh up to 250 lbs. For safety purposes, always make sure that there is only a 100-lb difference between the actual machine weight and the maximum user weight capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: In terms of money back guarantee, the two machines are tied with 30 days. This means that you can easily return the product if you are unhappy with its performance.
Conclusion:At the time of the review, there’s a $300 price difference between the two, the E250 being the more expensive one.
When it comes to the basic features, the E200 can deliver but when it comes to the bells and whistles category, the pricier E250 beats the former.
In terms of parts warranty, 90 days is too limited so the E250’s offer is better. It also has more features such as user profiles, fitness test, touch screen console as well as a built-in sound system. It also offers a decent parts and labor warranty but these are what you can get for the additional $300.
So is the extra charge worth it? Well, it truly depends on your preference and how much you are willing to spend. Plus, there’s always the 30-day money back guarantee which allows you to return the product if you end up not satisfied with it.