Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer Review

Surprisingly enough, this entry level elliptical trainer is one with magnetic resistance, which is quite shocking considering its low price. If you want a really smooth, quiet, and reliable elliptical trainer, the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer is an option you will want to look at. Besides magnetic tension, it has several other features you might like.

Overview

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Main Features

The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer has a few really cool features that you will want to take into consideration.

  • Magnetic tension
  • 8 resistance levels
  • Micro tension controller
  • Advanced LCD tracking display
  • 220-pound weight capacity
  • Large anti-slip foot pedals
  • 2 sets of handlebars
  • Heartbeat monitoring system
  • Compact
  • 3-year warranty

Dimensions & Weight

As far as entry level elliptical machines go, the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer is actually one of the more convenient and compact options around. However, the magnetic resistance system, plus its durable build does make it slightly heavier than some other entry level models out there.

  • Length: 28 inches
  • Width: 17 inches
  • Height: 57 inches
  • Weight: 60 pounds

Assembly

Assembly is not too hard considering everything that goes into it. The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer comes with all of the necessary tools and parts for assembly. It should take 1 person no more than 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. However, there are some heavy parts involved, so it is beneficial to have 2 people assembling it. You can always pay the extra $100 and have an expert assemble it for you.

Warranty

What is really great about the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer is that it comes with a 3-year warranty on the frame. On the other hand, the warranty for parts is only 90 days.

What We Like About The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer

There are a few key aspects of the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer which we do really like, so let’s just talk about those in some detail.

Something that we really like about the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer is that it uses magnetic resistance. Many people prefer magnetic resistance as opposed to air based resistance. It tends to be a lot more reliable, plus a whole lot more quiet too. It’s a good option to consider because the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer does have 8 different levels of resistance which can be adjusted with a micro adjustment dial. This machine should be able to give people of all fitness levels a good workout.

Another valuable aspect of the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer is that it comes with 2 sets of handlebars. It comes with stationary handlebars equipped with a pulse sensor so you can keep track of your cardio output. At the same time, this particular model also features moving handlebars which are ideal for giving you an upper body workout. This versatility factor is definitely a bonus to keep in mind.

We also really like the large anti-slip foot platforms which the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer comes with. The pedals are big enough to accommodate most sizes of feet, plus their anti-slip design makes them safe to use.

Another thing that we like about the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer is that it comes with a good LCD display for fitness tracking. The display is easy to read and will display stats such as time, speed, distance, calories, and much more. If you want to be able to keep track of how you are doing, this elliptical is a good option to consider.

We like the fact that the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer is fairly compact and space saving. There is also the benefit of having wheels on the front which make it easy to move this elliptical trainer from one spot to another.

What We Don’t Like About The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer

There are a couple of things that need to be mentioned in terms of some things that you may not like about the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer.

The stride length is only 11 inches long. While it does make this elliptical trainer compact, it may not be large enough for some taller people.

Unlike some of the other entry level elliptical machine models out there, the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer does not have a reversible stride.

The fact that the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer has a max user weight of only 220 pounds does mean that only smaller people can use it.

Alternatives To The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer

So you have a reference point, let’s just compare the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer to some other entry level models out there.

Body Rider BR1830 Fan Elliptical Trainer

In terms of which machine is the best, it is really hard to say. Many people prefer the magnetic tension provided by the SF-E905, however it does make this model slightly heavier. The Body Rider BR1830 Fan Elliptical Trainer does not have a pulse sensor and the air can be pretty loud, but it is also a little more affordable. In terms of quality, both models are pretty similar to one another. One big point to mention is that the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 does have a slightly lower weight capacity.

Exerpeutic 1000XL Heavy Duty Magnetic Elliptical

Simply put, the Exerpeutic 1000XL Heavy Duty Magnetic Elliptical is a bit of a better option to go with when compared to the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905. However, it is also going to cost you substantially more. The Exerpeutic 1000XL does have a higher weight capacity, is a little more stable, and has a very quiet operation, but it is also larger and heavier, which may be an issue if you need to keep an eye on your spatial requirements.

Final Thoughts On The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer

For the price that the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Elliptical Trainer comes in at, it is definitely an option worth considering. It has 2 sets of handlebars, one of which moves and the other of which has a pulse sensor. It is fairly space friendly, it has a good LCD display, large non-slip pedals, and the magnetic resistance it uses is very quiet.

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