LiveStrong LS10.0ELiveStrong LS10.0E

Web Price: $1,999.99 | Sale Price: $999.99

In the $1,000 range, I like to get more out of a machine than Livestrong offers with this model. Without some of the basics, like pedals that can be used in reverse, and an adjustable stride length, this machine is easy to pass up.

Overall Rating From Elliptical Review Guru: 2.5 / 5.0

Capacity:
Resistance:
325 lbs
20
Stride Length:
FootPrint:
20″
76″L x 24″W x 66.8″H
UPDATE: LiveStrong is no longer in business. Check out our Best Ellipticals section to find a comparable model.

Expert Reviews

“This model is a significant upgrade over the LS8.0E and it’s not much different from the top-of-the-line 13.0. All machines in this series have workout fans and contact heart rate monitors.” – Elliptical Reviews Net

“Reverse stride feature is very common even on budget treadmills. Pedaling in reverse allows you to target glutes, hamstrings, and other leg area muscle groups. This feature is not found on this elliptical…” – Treadmills 411

“The LS10.0E is a strong competitor at the $999 price point.” – Treadmill Doctor

User Reviews

There are many reviews of the LS10.0e found here on Buzzillions.com. The majority of the reviews are favorable, and most users are satisfied with the product, but some of the major issues reported often are the speed sensor on the console, rattling/knocking noises coming from the flywheel, and problems with the USB program which allows you to use the computer to keep track of your workouts.

“I have had this product for almost 3 months now. The speed will not go above a 5. When the speed hits a 5, it goes down to a 2.3, and will not increase again until I slow down. Had the technicians to my house 4 times and the problem still isn’t fixed.” -Stay away from this company (Pittsburgh, PA)

“The LS 10.0E machine is a good elliptical if it didn’t make rattling noises. It starts off quiet, and even though all the screws/bolts are as tight as can be, some unnerving rattles begin to crop up. You have to step in a certain way in order to try to alleviate the rattles. If not for that, I would give the highest ratings.” -HMR (West Hempstead, Long Island)

“I like the smoothness of the pedals and how they are close together since I have short legs. It definitely has a ton of programs that you can use to train and change it up. I HATE the clicking noise it makes, which has gotten progressively louder. Now, there is a squeaking noise that goes along with it. I read reviews where people complained about this issue and I thought those folks might have gotten lemons; but it is clear to me that this is a manufacturing defect that Livestrong probably figured was more cost-effective to ignore until people complained versus stopping production and fixing the problem.” -AL (Cincinnati, OH)

“3 days home and I am having an issue with the console not working correctly… If you go to fast (over 5 mph), the console reads the speed wrong and says you are going 2 mph, which correlates to screwing up calories burned and not knowing how fast you are going… Not too happy with that. Also the USB stick for the elliptical never worked. Called Livestrong (Horizon fitness) about the problem, of course both parts are on back-order…” -Capt Kirk (Las Vegas, NV)

Conclusion

Similar to the LS8.0E, the LiveStrong LS10.0E seems to be a solid machine if you are able to get one that isn’t structurally flawed. Livestrong offers a fairly good warranty on this machine (1 year labor, 3 years parts, lifetime frame) which is decent.

If you want to be able to use your elliptical to get a different workout from peddling backwards, you don’t have this option, nor are you able to change the stride length, which could be a problem if you have people of different sizes trying to use the machine. Overall, I wish that this elliptical had a few more perks for its price range, but there are those out there who really like this model, so if you have your heart set on it, it may not be the worst purchase in the world.

**UPDATE** Livestrong is no longer making ellipticals. If you want a comparable machine check out Horizon Fitness, manufactured by the same company that used to make the LiveStrong machines.