Livestrong LS10.0E or Livestrong LS13.0E?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, both models are tied. Both the Livestrong LS10.0E and the Livestrong LS13.0E have a 20” stride length. It should be noted that most elliptical machines have an average of 19”-22”.
Resistance Levels: It is another tie between the LS10.0E and the LS13.0E as they both offer 20 levels of resistance. Having these kinds of resistance levels, you can easily add to the intensity of your workout.
Max Ramp: Not many elliptical machines have incline features. However, both Livestrong models have 20 levels of incline which means that the LS10.0E and the LS13.0E are tied again.
Built In Programs: When it comes to the built-in programs, the LS13.0E edges out its counterpart with having one more programs in total with 12 as opposed to the LS10.0E’s 11. It should be noted though that most models that belong in the sub-$1000 generally offer 7-11 which makes the winning model have a slight advantage in this case.
Notable Features: In terms of bells and whistles, the Livestrong LS13.0E wins against its counterpart because it is generally the upgraded version of the Livestrong LS10.0E. It offers a heavier flywheel and has much improved handlebars. Having heavier flywheels can give you a smoother workout as there will be more inertia available when you are turning but it also means that it can wear the axle bearings much faster.
Aside from these improvements, the two models are identical in the rest of their components.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty category, the LS13.0E offers 2 more years than the LS10.0E’s 3-year offer.
Labor Warranty: In this category, the LS13.0E edges out its counterpart as it offer 2 years of free labor coverage while the losing LS10.0E only offers 2 years.
Machine Weight: In terms of machine weight, the Livestrong LS13.0E weighs at 214 lbs while the Livestrong LS10.0E only weighs at 199 lbs. It should be noted that the heavier the machine is, the sturdier it supposed is.
Machine User Weight Capacity: When it comes to the maximum user weight capacity, the Livestrong LS13.0E can accommodate 25lbs more than the Livestrong LS10.0E’s 325lbs. It should be noted that for your safety, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the actual machine weight and the maximum user weight capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: In this category, the two models are tied with their 30-day offers. This means that within this time period, you can easily return the elliptical if you happen to be unhappy with it.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, there was a $200 difference between the two models. If you pay the additional cash, you get to have improvements on the handlebars and flywheel but most importantly, you get to have longer warranties on parts and labor with the LS13.0E.
Making your decision between these two depends on how much you are willing to spend for an elliptical. Both are considered to be good models but if you can afford to pay more, you can also get better features.