Lifespan EX3 or Lifespan EL1000?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, the EX3 wins against the EL1000 with its 20” stride length while the latter has 18”.
Resistance Levels: When it comes to the resistance levels, both models are tied with 16. It should be noted that that the average for home elliptical machines offer 16 to 20 levels which means that both models are good enough in this case.
Max Ramp: It is a tie between the two models as they both do not offer an incline feature.
Built In Programs: The Lifespan EL1000 beats the Lifespan EX3 with its 12 to 10 program advantage. It should be noted that most elliptical that belong in the $650-$1000 price category offer 11 or less which means that the EX3 is above average in this category.
Notable Features: The EL1000 gets another win for its compact design. Both models may have improved foot pedal designs, you get to a space saver design with the EL1000 with its 52” compact length.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty category, both models are tied with their 2-year offers.
Labor Warranty: It is another tie between the two models as they both offer a year of labor coverage. This is very helpful since labor costs can get quite expensive these days.
Machine Weight: The Lifespan EX3 weighs at 213 lbs while the Lifespan EL1000 didn’t disclose its actual machine weight.
Machine User Weight Capacity: In terms of maximum user weight capacity, the Lifespan EX3 can accommodate users who weight up to 350 lbs while the Lifespan EL1000 has 300 lbs.
Money Back Guarantee: The two models are tied in the money back guarantee category. They both offer 30 days which means that you can return the elliptical within the given period if you happen to be unhappy with the machine’s performance.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, the EX3 is $500 more expensive than that EL1000. Even though paying more for an elliptical should mean that it is much better in terms of its features and overall performance, in this case however, the EX3 only offers a few major improvements to its product. Specifically, it wins the stride length and machine weight categories which are not even big advantages in this case.
Although the EL1000 isn’t the best elliptical that you can find, it is much better compared to the EX3.