The Lamar A 4400 Elliptical Review — Great Elliptical under $1500

Last week your Treadmill Sensei and master of the fitness world took a look at the A 4200 Elliptical from the little known Lamar Fitness. The unit was a great buy at under $1300 and the only thing it was really missing with wireless heart rate monitoring and heart rate control programs. Luckily, in their infinite wisdom, the fine folks at Lamar have released the Lamar Advantage 4400 Elliptical which is an upgrade from the Lamar 4200 Elliptical.

UPDATE: Lamar Ellipticals are no longer being sold. Check out our Best Ellipticals At Every Price Range to see other entry level top picks.

After I reviewed the Lamar 4200 and saw that the A4400 Elliptical was the step up I decided to go out to get one for us to review here at the DOJO. What we found in the Lamar A4400 Elliptical was the exact same machine as the Lamar A4200 but with some electronics upgrades. What that means is you get the same incredibly well built and solid frame, the same very comfortable 19.5″ stride with perfectly positioned pedals for most workouts, the same heavy flywheel and smooth elliptical motion and the same great 5 year parts warranty.

Now, because the Lamar A4400 Elliptical had the same frame and mechanical parts as the Lamar A4200 elliptical, we only reviewed the 4400 Elliptical over the course of 4 days. However, even after 4 days and about 8 hours of working out, we did find that the Lamar A 4400 elliptical was an excellent choice for those of you looking for a best buy or top rated elliptical under $1500 and that it will deliver as close to the feel of a commercial elliptical as you can get in the price range.

What that also means is that Lamar has produced one of the best front drive ellipticals under $1500. The only thing that keeps it from getting a perfect score is the 1 year labor warranty — at a more generous 2 years it would have gotten a 5 out of 5 from the Sensei. If you’re let down by the lightweight plastic flywheel of a Spirit elliptical or the choppy feeling of a Nordic Track, then give the Lamar A 4400 elliptical a shot…like Kevin Lamar, it might just score a touchdown with you.

For being a solid upgrade to a solid elliptical, the Treadmill Sensei gives the Lamar Advantage 4400 Elliptical 4.5 out of 5 Buddahs.

Wow, 4.5 golden buddahs for the Lamar 4400 Elliptical…I wonder if Lamar’s football career would even rank that high?

Lamar Advantage 4400 Elliptical Specifications
Stride: 19.5″
Flywheel: approximately 25lbs
Display: LCD
Readouts: speed, time, distance, pules, RPM, watts, calories and level
Programs: 11
Resistance: 16 levels
Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
Heart Rate Control: Yes
Max User Weight: 300lbs
Unit Weight: approximately 250lbs
Price: Under $1500