It took me to decide this machine after my continues search on different machines by different brands. I visited many showrooms and tested personally to ensure that the machine I choose will not disappoint me later. This machine is a bit expensive when compare with other brands however I never got the comfort of this machine from other brands from this price range.
I finally brought this machine from Decathlon Kalamassery Store in July 2017. As usual the staffs were very helpful and courteous. I took the machine in my car and assembled myself at my home. Installation of this machine is 799 which is not acceptable as other brands offers free delivery and installation however the staffs in the store agreed me to install the machine at home without voiding warranty with a condition that I do not make any physical damage to its component.
My Height is 178 cm and my weight is 86 Kg at the time of purchase and currently managed to reduce 1Kg after two weeks of usage. Do not get disappointed as your intake is very important when you target to reduce weight loss. My immediate target was to get fit as I found my breathing was a bit difficult and poor stamina. I set a long term goal of reducing 12Kg of my weight by next 12 months. I use this machine approximately 40 minutes daily and set myself a target of 500 Kilo Calories (you have to use resistance level at 15 for 30 Minutes to reach this target and the remaining 10 minutes for relax) and I am rigorously using it.
This machine is very sturdy, very silent and very comfortable. Apart from these factors this machine comes with Bluetooth connectivity. You will not get board on this machine.
I personally do not like the heart rate monitor band and I do not use it much as it make inconvenience in wearing when you are sweat. Decathlon could have provide an option to the customer for installing a heart monitoring system similar to the lower variant machines they have. I wish they could have provided an inbuilt storage system on the machine to keep water bottle and the heart rate monitor belt and its sensor.
I strongly recommend this machines to others who wish to be fit with less hassle. Guys believe me, you have to exercise to be fit and do not fall to be a victim of the online and TV advertisements that claim that they can make you fit by wearing their machine without any physical workout. Hope my review helps you to choose the right machine and wish you all the best.
This is one of the best reviews we have got till date. Thank you very much for sharing your experience right from the purchase, assembling to the final use of the product. We take your feedback regarding the heart rate monitor and design of the product, we'll share the same with the product manager. And you're absolutely right when you say there is not alternative for exercise to be fit!! :)
Bought this from decathlon Mysore road, Bangalore. MR. Madhu of customer service here was very helpful in equipment selection, gave useful tips based on my requirements. me and my family members have been using this cross trainer daily almost for one and half hour. cross trainer is very well built and effective. for the price range i can say this is the best available cross trainer. only because of 2 reasons i am giving 4 stars out of 5. 1) it comes with heart rate monitor belt which is more accurate but as u wear it on skin it gets wet with sweat, its difficult for next person to use it. 2) you need electricity to use the cross trainer so if there is power cut you can't use it and not sure how much electricity it uses. apart from this 2 minor points its very very good product
Compared this with other similar models in the market. This model looks top class and the features are also very good.
Selected this model also considering long term service and support.
Not yet used the Bluetooth and Fitness AAP.
Product is sturdy and well built. Easy assembly. it took me 1 hr for assembly.
I purchased this machine for Rs.30,000 from Decathlon India website and they charged an additional Rs.1,400 for delivery. It was delivered by BlueDart within a week of placing the order. The machine came disassembled in a huge carboard box. I had to haul the parts alone up two flight of stairs as the delivery guys refused to help. There was no support from Decathlon with assembling it either, but it's no rocket science. My wife and I could put the pieces together in about an hour and a half with the supplied user manual and tools (Allen key and wrench).
It has all the basic functions of an elliptical cross trainer. The programs are customizable with varying levels of intensity on a scale of 1 to15. The flywheel is big and reasonably heavy (9 Kg), which is what you need in an elliptical trainer. The supplied chest strap sensor for measuring heart rate sends data to the machine via Bluetooth, which could also be displayed in Domyos E-connected app on your iOS / Android device. Your mobile phone or tablet could be latched on to the top of the display panel using the built-in, retractable elastic clip, which is quite useful for focusing your mind away from the mundane activity indoors. That said, I wish the Domyos app came with an interesting game instead of displaying redundant data from the machine. The machine does not fold, occupies a fairly large footprint and doesn't pair with other brands of wearable Bluetooth devices. Apart from these gripes, it works as well as I'd expected for an elliptical trainer in this price range.
My family and I have been using it for the last couple days and we find it quite adequate for our indoor exercise needs. Only time will tell whether it's reliable.
- Exercise programs with basic customizability
- 15 levels of intensity for HIIT training
- A compact blue-lit, dot-matrix LED display with space to securely mount a tablet or mobile phone
- Large, heavy flywheel
- Bluetooth connectivity
- iOS & Android app from Domyos
- Fairly decent build quality for the price
- Heart Rate Sensor chest strap is included
- Machine's Bluetooth doesn't pair with ANT+ or generic wearable sensors
- No heart rate / pulse sensor on the handles
- Occupies a large footprint and it's not foldable
- Foot rest is not easily adjustable even though it could be adjusted without tools
- No support (from Decathlon) for assembly during delivery
- Domyos E-Connected iOS / Android App is quite basic and doesn't look like it's updated regularly. Poor usability.
Had Great service from the staff at decathlon in Stockport, and very happy with my cross trainer.
Excellent assembly instructions, easy to put together. Seems very well made and stable with a very smooth action
Very well made product. Easy to assemble, great instructions. Great workout tool. Unbelievable price and great value for money.
Went to store to view and selected the E-shape+ after trying out all the ellipticals in store. The 9kg fly wheel felt the most comfortable pedaling motion.
Ordered product online and was delivered within 2 days by courier service.
Easy to assemble, screws etc well labelled. Took 2 people 1 hour 10 mins to put together.
Great product to use (although only used 3 times so far). Smooth and quiet to use. The heart rate monitor included is also easy to use - just put it on and it connects automatically.
The only downside to this machine is that it came with a Chinese plug. Nowhere on the website is this mentioned, nor in the instructions. It wasn't a major setback - we just had to go out and buy an adapter.