Lifespan EL3000i or Lifespan EX3?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, the Lifespan EL3000i and the Lifespan EX3 are tied. They both have a stride length of 20” which is basically sufficient enough if you happen to be of average build.
Resistance Levels: It is another tie between the two models as they both have 26 resistance levels. You should know that the levels of resistance are a great way to add to the challenge of working out with your elliptical machine as this forces you to exert more effort when it comes to pedaling.
Max Ramp: The two Lifespan models are tied again in the max incline/ramp category. This is because both don’t offer any incline features.
Built In Programs: When it comes to built-in programs, the Lifespan EL3000i wins because it offers 20 choices, 10 more than its counterpart.
Notable Features: When it comes to the bells and whistles, the EL3000i wins over the EX3. This is because it has more notable features. This includes the online Lifespan Fitness Club membership which allows you to easily keep track of your progress because it has a USB device which lets you save all your workout data after a session and this can directly be uploaded to the website. It also has a built-in sound system which can make you enjoy your workout more as you can listen to your favorite songs when you connect your MP3 players. What’s more, if you have a problem with a lack of space for your workout area, this is a much better choice than the two because it only has a 52”-footprint.
Parts Warranty: The Lifespan EL3000i gets another win over the Lifespan EX3 as it offers 3 years of parts warranty whereas the losing machine offers a year less.
Labor Warranty: It is a tie between the two models as they both offer a year warranty for labor. You should take advantage of this as labor costs can get really expensive.
Machine Weight: The EL3000i beats it counterpart in the machine weight department. It weighs 25-lb heavier than the EX3 which means that it is more stable. The rule is that the heavier that machine is, the more stable it is.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The EX3 gets a win over the EL3000i in the maximum user weight capacity category with a 350-lb to 300-lb advantage. You should remember that there should only be a hundred pound difference between the machine’s weight and the maximum capacity weight. This is to ensure the safety of the user.
Money Back Guarantee: It is a tie when it comes to the money back guarantee deal. Both models offer 30 days where you can return the item if you deem it unsatisfactory within the given time period.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, the Lifespan EL3000i is sold for $849 while its counterpart was not even on sale which means that it is much more cost-efficient.
The EL3000i also assures users that you can get your money’s worth should you buy the product because it has much improved features unlike the outdated version of the EX3.
It should be noted that the EL3000i ranks as the 5th elliptical machine in the $651 and $1000 price range.