LOVE IT but buy the warranty!
By mom of 2 (Long Island, NY) on Mar 29, 2009
Ok, to start...the machine was damaged during shipping. There was a piece on the front/lower area that was broken, as well as the back of the display (the fan area). After finally assembling it, it was very noisy, so in adjusting it we come to find a steel piece inside the wheel area was bent out ... (Read more)
By JP (PA) on Apr 9, 2009
I am very pleased with the AudioStrider 990 Ellipitcal. It was a Christmas present " from me to me." It operates with ease whether you are changing the incline or resistance. Best of all I put it together by myself - so directions for installation were great also.
Fan & Speakers could be better, otherwise Great!
By Scubagirl (Austin, Texas) on Apr 7, 2009
The built in fan is not very powerful,you would be better off with your own fan. I am very disappointed in the poor sound quality of the speakers considering how much money this machine costs. Skip it listen to your own IPOD. I have owned Nordic Track products before, and other than these minor pro... (Read more)
Still trying to formulate an opinion
By Ajay (Leonardtown, MD) on Apr 7, 2009
Overall I am not too disappointed with the purchase, except I had to return the first box because a damaged box was delivered... after assembly the technician had already been here twice and still not being able to correct the clicking noise that comes once every revolution...Hoping that it will be ... (Read more)
By mandajay (croton,ny) on Apr 8, 2009
I looked into a lot of different machine before buying this one. I am so happy with this machine. Its quiet, I love not having to wear headphones while I work out. The speakers are great. It did take a little longer to set up then what it says but even that was worth the time. Great Machine!
Assembled it and had to call in service due to factory defect
By Melodie (Toronto, Canada) on Apr 9, 2009
Luckily was under warranty. But basically the thing broke after an hour of use. Have since requested extended warranty as was told by the person who fixed it that he's seen others with this problem and has fixed other issues. Piece that broke was an assembly defect (Quality Assurance issues at the f... (Read more)
By rk (Herndon,VA) on Apr 9, 2009
We are very happy with this product. The product is very much what we expected from it.There are however some minotr issues of grinding noises, initially from the motor which I fixed by loosening the screw. But still the scratching noise keeps on coming from handles.Overall, we are very much satisfi... (Read more)
By Bob (Arlington, WA) on Apr 9, 2009
good machine the only problem I have had is the resistance does not change, so it is constantly on low. It may be something I did wrong when I put it together I just have not figured it out yet. Other than that good quality and easy to use.
Good Machine But It Has Issues
By JerseyGuy (New Jersey) on Apr 9, 2009
I want to like the machine more then I do. I really do. But I have had probelms and it's taking 4 months to correct them. First off, I paid for assembly and they damaged my ceiling and new that the machine wasn't right. The speakers made A LOT of noise when there wasn't anythig plugged into it (i... (Read more)
completely does the job
By pkat (NY) on Apr 9, 2009
It is durable. I have been using it for few months and nothing has broken. Its little noisy but not bad.Definitley get it installed by their representative, its worth it. Its not easy to assemble. I wonder people who have had parts gone bad immediately is because of slightly wrong self-assembly.
By JB (Ne) on Apr 9, 2009
Once I got it set up, it is quiet and gives a great work out!
Good Unit, But Don't Use the Financing!
By TiggerPilot (New Hope, PA) on Apr 9, 2009
SUMMARY: Buy the unit for moderate home use but pay cash or use your own credit!Good home unit. overall quality is good although there was some issues in assembly with the attachment if the arms. It was nearly impossible to tighten the three bolts per arm down and I don't think I could ever back the... (Read more)
By Joe (Baltimore, MD) on Apr 9, 2009
I am really enjoying the Elliptical. Since December, I've been using it at least 3 times a week and have been losing weight and getting healthier! I would recommend this Elliptical. It was very easy to put together as well.
Very versatile machine
By none (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) on Apr 9, 2009
I had to hire a professional to put it together, but it works well and is achieving the desired results. The pulse (heart-rate) feature is a bit iffy. Other than that, I have no complaints and am actually very glad I purchased it.
Good machine, few flaws
By Danny (Granville, Ohio) on Apr 9, 2009
Overall this is an OK machine for the money. My wife & didn't like the foot pads because they really bothered our feet, so I removed them which has made it easier to use, however there are a lot of squeaks whcih I could not get rid of with grease or tightening screws. Machine came out of box damag... (Read more)
Great machine, but sort of poorly made
By Ellie (Horicon, WI) on Apr 9, 2009
I really like my elliptical machine, but I was a little disapointed in the quality of it. Luckily, I am a small person, so I'm not concerned about putting too much wear and tear on it. But, when it arrived there were a few cracked parts, nothing that I felt an urgent need to call customer service ... (Read more)
First time Elliptical user
By Exercising Mama (Pittsburgh, PA) on Apr 9, 2009
I never owned an elliptical but heard so many good things about them. I did my research thoroughly and found the 990 was the best bang for my buck within my price range. Sure it has a few squeaks but foot placement on the pedals can cure that. I enjoy using the iFit cards which provide a different, ... (Read more)
By Mel (MA) on Apr 9, 2009
Bought this product about 4 months ago and use it religiously. It offers such versatility from the power incline to the resistance, you just cant ask for better with the price. Its a great bargain and a fantastic machine. Very pleased with this product!!!
Great workout, but problematic details
By Timpani (Pasadena, CA) on Apr 9, 2009
This machine took a really long time to put together, and after spending all this money, I didn't want to pay someone to put it together. Once it was together, the belt slipped off a few times. We also had to cut the speaker wire, since it makes a buzzing sound when not in use but plugged in -- pe... (Read more)
Almost love it
By mostlyhappy (Hagerstown, MD) on Apr 9, 2009
My husband put ours together and had to tighten and oil some parts to get it to work right. There is some kind of defect with the belt, because it is constantly coming off the machine. It is a pain in the but to take off the cover and screws, so now we just leave ours off. Other than that, it works ... (Read more)