AMT 100i or AMT 835 – Which is Best for You?
Are you looking to invest in a premium elliptical machine and are debating either the AMT 100i Vs AMT 835 and want to know exactly what the differences are between them? If so, this comparison guide will be able to help you. We will clearly go aspect by aspect, step by step so you know exactly what each Precor elliptical (AMT 100i & AMT 835) can offer you and from that, you will have a far better grasp as to which is the right piece of exercise fitness equipment for you.
The Precor Adaptive Motion Trainer 100i (2009) caters for you to ‘adapt’ your stride both in motion and speed without manually altering the settings & then wait for the delay (like you do with most ellipticals) — allowing every workout to be completely unique, keeping you constantly on edge. You can also visually see (in real time), through the stride dial integrated, what muscles are being worked — which gets altered as you change the stride length.
Another important aspect of the AMT 100i is the contra-lateral arm movement that ensures a natural motion of your arms and legs working in unison, like you would do with any exercise. Of course a huge selling point with the AMT 100i is that it can be adapted to people of all sizes given the 0 to 27 inch stride length.
How Does this Differ to the AMT 835?
Largely, it doesn’t. The AMT 835 however as improved on the mechanics integrated being the latest edition of the same model. For instance the open stride length has been improved to a max 36 inch stride (to cater for very tall people) as well as a stride height mechanism (completely unique to precor) from 6.8 to 10 inches, to act as a comfortable getting on and off platform for your height.
It again offers dual action, providing your body with total body engagement and you can track the muscles being worked through the stride dial (all in real time). The general improvements have come in the biomechanics of the machine where the precor engineers worked with Western Washington University biomechanics lab to cater for highly excelled freedom of movement for the ‘5% size female to the 95% size male user’ based on a range of fitness levels. The foot pedals have also been constructed to further optimize muscle involvement.
You will notice they both works on a dual plane resistance, offering a resistance on both a horizontal & vertical plane of motion. There are a range of twenty differing resistance levels that work from level 1 (at 20 watts) to a max level 20 (at 375 watts)
Console Aspects & Heart Rate Options
They both operate with a centralized large 15 inch LED display panel that has tactile dome keys, a quick start aspect, motion controls and numerical keypad for quick workout specifications. It provides electronic readouts on a range of workout metrics incl. minimum calories burned, % of workout completed, resistance level and much more (see full). To track your heart rate, there are sensors fitted to fitted handle bars as well as coming with a wireless chest strap monitor (note: the 835 is far more accurate). There are a range of workout programs with each too such as ‘fat burner’, ‘interval training’ and much more.
Equipment Specifications, Dimensions & Weight
Both accommodate for a max user capacity of 350 lb and have a range of accessory holders (for water bottles, mp3 players, reading etc.) as well as an cardio theater viewing screen (so you can watch tv etc.). The height of the lowest pedal for the AMT 100i is 5.5 inches, but 6.5 inches for the AMT 835. Moreover, you have a max workout time of 240 minutes with the AMT 100i but is unlimited with the AMT 835.
AMT 100i Dimensions: 74 x 28 x 69 inches | Weight: 445 lbs
AMT 835 Dimensions: 80 x 35 x 69 inches | Weight: 412 lbs
With the AMT 100i & AMT 835 you are covered or 7 years on the frame, 5 years on the console and two years on parts, then 1 year coverage of labor costs.
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