Precor 5.31 EFX Elliptical The Precor EFX 5.31 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer is a sturdy exercise machine that has been designed to provide a low-impact workout that focuses on the lower body. This machine is ideal for toning and cardio and allows users to obtain a smooth and natural workout from the comfort of their home.

The Precor 5.31 has several different features that users are likely to find beneficial. To start, it is equipped with Precor’s patented adjustable, automatic CrossRamp technology. This technology lets you adjust the height of the elliptical path in which your foot travels. The main advantage that this offers is it lets you workout the muscles you want when it suits you. It also enables you to add variety to your routine, which can help to make your workouts more interesting and fun, instead of the same all the time. The ramp angles 15 to 30 degrees.

The handlebars are fixed, providing stability and to allow for workouts to be focused on the lower body. It has a streamlined console with advanced LED display, preset programs, and electronic readouts, such as: calories, program profile, strides, strides per minute, etc. There are 20 resistance levels and the console supports two user ID’s, which means up to two personal preferences can be programmed and stored.

There is also telemetry heart rate monitoring with Smart Rate, which works with any Polar compatible KHz chest strap transmitter. However, a chest strap transmitter is not included with the machine.

Overall, the pros of the Precor EFX 5.31 is that it offers great resistance levels, multiple programs, heart rate monitoring, smooth operation, and it is relatively quiet. The main drawbacks of this device are that it does not focus on upper body fitness, so it won’t be beneficial to those who are looking for a full-bodied workout. Due to the fact that it doesn’t offer much of an upper body workout, the price of this elliptical trainer, which was just shy of $3,000 at the time this review was written, may be a bit steep.

This exercise equipment may also not be ideal for those who are looking for a more portable machine, or one that can easily be stored away. That being said, if your main goal is to focus on a lower body workout and you have the space, with its 10 programs and 20 resistance levels, the Precor EFX 5.31 Elliptical may be worth looking into.