Got a great deal on the ACT EllipticalTrainer from Sears online. It arrived as scheduled and It took about 2hr 30 min to assemble. I have assembeld numerous things in my 54 years--I must say, the instructions were the best I have ever seen and it went together without a hitch--did not even require massive amounts of beer! I have done 3 Ifit workouts in the last 3 days and the Trainer works perfect and is as quiet as can be. My girlfriend came out to check on me the other night because it was so quiet--she thought I may have had a heart attack. I will say the workouts on the Elliptical are much harder than on a treadmill. I feel like I am getting a much better workout in half the time on the Elliptical than I would spend on a treadmill. So far I am more than pleased with my purchase!
We purchased (2)of these machines due to their compact nature. We had them both delivered and assembled by Sears. Within the 1st few days both machines were making a lot of noise, like pieces on the handle assemblies were loose. We called Sears and they sent out 2 new machines and assembled those. Within 2 months 1 of the units has a really loose right handle and the other one makes that clicking sound while peddling with the arms. We have the extended warranty which is NOT serviced by Sears and when calling NordicTrac was asked to tighten up the stuff ourselves and when I refused was told that I needed to get the owners manual out and tell the representative what part(s) were malfunctioning. I am not a technician and the owners manual is so detailed with all of the pieces and bolts. Come on. If I had known that Sears themselves did NOT service this item I would have NOT purchased it.
The family uses it everyday. It's better than dragging to the gym and then having to go home in cold snowy or rainy weather. It has a built in fan a holder for my phone (or ipad) so you're not just staring at a lap counter waiting for the end.
What else can I say? NordicTrack makes a great product! I love the space I save with this model and it helps me stay in shape.