We bought this elliptical two years ago, mainly because it was cheap. You get what you pay for, right? Well, we thought we had gotten a deal, because for one year, this elliptical worked fantastic!! Unfortunately, it only lasted one year. After about 10 mos of using it, it started getting very creaky when in use, and at almost exactly 12 months from the date we purchased it, the sleeve split where it is connected with the base. We would need to know a welder to be able to fix it.
Other than that, the features on this elliptical were very impressive. It has varying programs which you can choose that will automatically change the resistance at varying points of a half hour workout, keeping your body on its toes, so to speak. You could change teh display to read steps takin, miles travelled, or calories burned. There was a bar that if you placed both hands over it, gripping so your palms were over the metal plates, it would read your heart rate, to see if you werein your target range. There were ten different resistance levels that were easily changed with the touch of a button. In fact, the display module still works great, and we've never even replaced the batteries!
It's too bad this elliptical didn't last longer, it really was a great piece of equipment up until it broke. It was just a bit flimsy for its purpose, I think.