With built-in workouts, multiple resistance levels and iFit Live compatibility, the HealthRider 1250 is like having your own personal trainer. Designed to get your heart pumping and help you burn calories, this cross trainer is a smart choice for any user – no matter your fitness level.
We had the chance to review the HealthRider 1250, and we were quite impressed by its performance.
Features at a Glance
- 10 kg flywheel
- 8 cm stride length
- 20 digital resistance levels
- 3° to 20° incline
- 20 built-in workouts and iFit Live compatibility
- Pulse grip sensors; compatible with wireless heart rate receiver
- LCD display
- iPod/MP3 compatible
HealthRider 1250 Elliptical Cross Trainer Review
The 1250 features a 10 kg flywheel and a generous stride length of 50.8 cm. The flywheel ensures that every stride is smooth, while the stride length makes this elliptical suitable for people of all heights.
To help you get the most out of your routine, HealthRider includes 20 built-in workouts with the 1250. It’s compatible with iFit Live, too, which will give you access to hundreds of new workouts.
Whether you’re just starting or at an advanced fitness level, the 1250 will have a workout that’s challenging enough to help you burn more calories and tone up your muscles. In addition to its built-in workouts, this cross trainer also has 20 digital resistance levels and five incline positions that range from 3° to 20°. Between the resistance and incline levels, the 1250 packs a punch, and will take your ordinary workouts to the next level.
Keeping track of your heart rate is important if you’re looking to maximize the amount of calories you burn during each workout. The 1250 makes it easy to monitor your heart rate through its pulse grip sensors located on the stationary bars just in front of the LCD display. This elliptical is also compatible with wireless heart rate receivers.
Speaking of the LCD display, the 1250’s console makes it easy to select your workout and control the elliptical’s functions. There are six buttons just below the display that allow you to select different iFit workouts, such as training, competing, tracking, and choosing a map. Towards the bottom of the console, you’ll find a convenient track to plug in your MP3 player as well as two buttons to choose the built-in workouts. There are 10 cal workouts and 10 performance workouts as well as a manual control. Below this are buttons to choose your resistance level. There’s 20 in total, and they can be selected in two-level increments (i.e. 2, 4, 6, etc.).
And if you want to listen to music, you can plug in your iPod or MP3 player into this machine. The Intermix Acoustics speakers give you the option of either using your headphones or simply listening to music out loud as you work out. The speakers were surprisingly high quality, we enjoyed the freedom of not having to wear headphones during each and every workout.
- 20 resistance levels and five incline positions make workouts challenging
- The 10 kg flywheel allows for a smooth gliding motion with each stride
- iFit Live compatible for additional workouts
- MP3 compatibility with built-in speakers
- Ideal for all fitness levels
- Not ideal for small spaces
It’s difficult to find anything wrong with the HealthRider 1250, but we do have to note that this cross trainer may not be the best option for small spaces. Unlike other similar models, the 1250 does not fold up for easy storage. With dimensions of 171cm L x 174cm H x 62cm W, this elliptical takes up quite a bit of space. If you live in a small flat or home, this may not be a good fit for you.
Aside from this minor issue, the HealthRider 1250 is a smart choice for any user. No matter your fitness level, the 1250 can give you a challenging workout that will have you burning more calories and fat.