Livestrong LS10.0E or Livestrong LS8.0E?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, both the LS10 and the LS8 are tied, having the same 20” stride length. It should be noted that this is within the average stride length range of 19” to 22” for most models today.
Resistance Levels: When it comes to the resistance levels, the LS10 wins with its 20 levels. On the other hand, the LS8 only has 16 resistance levels.
Max Ramp: When it comes to the incline levels, the LS10 wins against its counterpart with 20 levels. On the other hand, the LS8 only offers 5 levels of incline. Not many models have incline features but these are great because it lets you work on more muscles in your body.
Built In Programs: When it comes to the incline levels, the LS10 wins against its counterpart with 20 levels. On the other hand, the LS8 only offers 5 levels of incline. Not many models have incline features but these are great because it lets you work on more muscles in your body.
Notable Features: When it comes to the bells and whistles category, both models have the same number of notable features since they are from the same manufacturer.
Both models are also equipped with built-in cooling fans and sound systems which allow you to connect your mp3 players for you to listen to your favorite songs while working out. Moreover, the two models have enhanced foot pedals and you can even upload all of your workout data online.
Parts Warranty: In this category, the LS10 has a better parts warranty with 3 years while the LS8 only has a one-year offer. In this price range, the LS10 has an above average offer which also translates to a more durable machine because the longer the warranty you offer in terms of parts, the better the machine supposedly is.
Labor Warranty: In the labor warranty category, both models are tied with their one year offers.
Machine Weight: When it comes to the machine weight, the LS10 has a 7-lb advantage over the LS8. This means that it is sturdier than its counterpart.
Machine User Weight Capacity: In terms of maximum user weight category, the LS8 can only accommodate a user that weighs at 300lbs. On the other hand, the LS10 can accommodate users that weigh up to 325lbs. For your safety, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the machine and the user’s weight.
Money Back Guarantee: Both models are tied in this category as they offer 30 days of money back guarantee.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, the LS10 costs $999 while the LS8 costs $799. Although both are considered to be good options, the LS10 is a better choice with its better features. However, it still depends on how much you are willing to spend on an elliptical.
If you can afford to spend $200 more for the LS10, you get to have a better deal when it comes to resistance levels, incline range, number of programs, parts warranty, and a slight edge in machine weight. The major improvement between the two is the automated incline feature that the LS10 offers.