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Precor AMT 835 Elliptical Review



Are you the type of person that is continuously going to the gym only to find yourself standing in long lines because the exercise equipment that is at the top of your list just so happens to be at the top of everyone else’s list as well? If this sounds like your scenario, then you may want to consider starting your own home gym. You see, there are many different pieces of equipment you can buy. We know, you’re thinking this is going to break your bank account, but if you’re careful and take time to do your research, you can find different types of exercise equipment that will surely fit in your price range. Whether you’re looking for the best treadmill, Spin Bike, Proform elliptical or Proform treadmill, if you dig deep enough, you’re going to discover it. Not too long ago, we took time to review the Schwinn Airdyne, Weslo Cadence G 5.9 treadmill, Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bike and even the Bowflex treadclimber and we believe they’re all good pieces of equipment (you may want to look into those after you read this). Despite it all, the piece of equipment that stands out from the crowd for us would be the Precor AMT 835 for a variety of reasons.


Looking at the above picture, doesn’t it look pretty cool? The design is definitely something that caught out eyes.

Mid-Range model

Precor’s AMT 835 with Open Stride Adaptive Movement Trainer is a mid-range model that is in the Precor 830 Line of the Experience Series. This is a low-impact trainer that offers an all-in-one design and features the brand new Open Stride feature.

Best Valued Machine in the AMT Line

This is one of the best valued machines in the Amt line and features three sets of handlebars and a free suspension design that is similar to the full stride of an elliptical trainer or that of s shorter stride which is great for walker or climbing hills. It lets users adjust the stride height from 6.8 to 10 inches and the stride length adjusted from 0 to 36 inches. There are 20 levels of resistance to choose from and the design features make it easy to use as an elliptical trainer, treadmill or stair climber.

This is a full-service trainer that also features Prescor’s new P30 Console with Motion Controls and Quick Start. It comes with more than 20 electronic workout readouts, 6 built-in workout programs, an electronic keypad, a reading rack and mobile device charging USB. The display screen is a large LED screen which is easy to read.



  • All-in-one design with 3 sets of handlebars
  • C-SAFE enabled and FitLinxx compatible
  • Low-impact with wider range of motion
  • Adjustable stride length from 0 to 36 inches
  • Adjustable stride height 6.5 to 10 inches
  • Stride Dial™ feature
  • Warranty of 7 years on the frame, 2 years on parts and 1 on labor .
  • 21 electronic workout readouts
  • Self-powered
  • Motion Controls console feature
  • Safety features


  • Drive System information missing
  • No fan or speakers built into console
  • Only 6 Workout Programs
  • Loud Motor
  • Size of LED display screen not specified
  • Max Weight 350 pounds
  • Limited warranty for price point

This particular model is better than other pricier models due to being designed with the Open Stride feature that is unique to these trainers and comes with a design that needs little maintenance. It offers users just what they need and the design gives you three machines in one. When people choose to have fitness goals the often use exercise machines to help them achieve their goals. For a lot of people this is the better way because taking memberships in gyms or clubs can become expensive. You purchase your machine and you are ready to exercise as much as you want and you don’t need to spend any extra money. You can work on your own time at home in comfort.

A Closer Look

Taking a closer look at the Prescor Amt 835 you’ll soon see that it is the best machine for people at all fitness levels. This is a great machine and does not make a lot of noise when running. It provides simple and quiet workouts and allows for easy movement during use. Users can adjust their stride length making it custom fit. There are twenty different resistance levels and several different stride lengths. You can make the changes on the console.

Foot Pedals


The foot pedals were made to help improve muscle size, which means you get more from our workouts with this elliptical. You can also get in great upper body workout with the moving handles and increase the size of your arm muscles. In fact all of your body can get into the action. The Precor AMT 835 includes large bearings and large pivotal shafts for smoother movements and the machine even has a console that lets you get just the workout you want. Like with any exercise machine the moving parts need maintenance every six months. With this elliptical you’ll need to monitor how the parts are moving and keep them lubricated so they move easily and smoother while exercising.


Lifetime Warranty

This machine comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame and welds in the frame. The high-quality parts have a ten year warranty, including both the electronic and the mechanical parts. The labor for the product includes a one year warranty. As for the accessories that are included there is the console display with a heart rate monitor and twenty different workout resistance levels. You can add a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated and the machine comes with a telemetry function chest strap for hands-free heart rate monitoring. There is also the possibility to hook up headphones or audio so you can listen to music while you workout.

Among the great features on this machine is that you can change the machine from a stepper to a treadmill to a climber. A great routine you can do is to increase and decrease resistance during your workout to keep your muscles engaged without getting tired too quickly. You also have the possibility for more of a cardio workout since there are twenty different resistance levels and you can choose your comfort zone and keep pushing yourself to reach higher resistance levels.


The good things:

  • The Precor AMT 835 was designed from the highest quality parts and framing making it a machine worth purchasing.
  • You have the ability to do several different kinds of workouts on the machine making it seem that you have more than one machine.
  • The workouts can be either low or high impact depending on your fitness level.
  • Since the resistance is great you can enjoy a workout that is similar to an aerobic workout.
  • The heart rate monitor, calorie monitor and speed monitor are all included in the handy console so it makes it easy for you to reach your fitness goals and to track your progress.

The bad things:

  • The Precor AMT 835 is a heavy machine and makes it difficult for DIYers to install it on their own. Most people prefer to have a professional do it.
  • It is heavy and bulky so once it is set up and installed it will be difficult to move it if necessary.
  • The price for this machine is higher than for other elliptical models so it is not really for people on tight budgets.
  • Since there are many setting on the machine it can be difficult for many people to figure them all out.
  • The max weight on this machine is 350 pounds so this max might be a problem for people who are looking to lose a great amount of weight.

Users have been very pleased with the purchase of this elliptical. Even though there have been some complaints about faulty parts the warranty covers the cost of part damage or replacement parts for the next ten years. Users are also happy about having all the different workout levels and think it is well worth the price. They appreciated the fact that they get the workout they need and can adjust the resistance. Users have given this product and average of 4.2 out of 5 stars. It is a product that is highly recommended and has been seen as a great choice for home or home gym.



Overall the Precor AMT 835 model elliptical machine is a fantastic way to workout on your own time and in your own home. You can enjoy having an upper body and lower body workout just by making a few adjustments. After having spent the money on the machine soon users begin to realize that they have purchased a machine that will help them meet their fitness goals and get them a great workout that will get them on the road to good fitness. So, if you’re looking to start making your own at home gym right now, this one is highly recommended for all of the above reasons.

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