Kettler Axos Cross P
This is an example of the “small but terrible” term. It is small in cost but terribly good in performance.
It is packed with features that are usually found on elliptical trainers over the thousand dollar mark – such as the AFG 3.1 AE Elliptical – but the Kettler Axos Cross P cost only about $600.
It’s about half the price of other elliptical machines that have the same features.
It has a wide range of preset workout programs and resistance level which ensures that the user will continually be engaged and challenged.
The Kettler Axos Cross P is ergonomically designed to provide the most natural movement possible while avoiding any issues on the joints caused by flawed designs.
It’s a great entry level machine that delivers high-end results.
With all of the workout data readily available on the LCD screen and the built-in levelers making sure that the user has a stable platform for working out, he can really push the workout session as much as he or she can therefore producing better results.
The three point adjustable footplates make every stride feel as natural as possible.
Construction Quality (4/5)
Made from Powder coated, high carbon steel frame, the Kettler Axos Cross P is quite strong.
It weighs less than 150 lbs but can support upwards of 275 lbs.
Strength in your elliptical machine is paramount especially if you are expecting to use it on a regular basis.
The Kettler Axos Cross P is very strong and sturdy that you can use it often and not expect any issues from it. It is especially designed for heart rate exercise (cardiovascular training) and that means it has to be worked relatively longer.
This comes down to the design of the machine itself. It is designed in such a way that any user will be able to use it and feel just how wobble-free it is.
That is an advantage because if you want to push yourself, you will need an elliptical trainer that will allow you to and the Kettler Axos Cross P is definitely one of those.
Technological Features (4.5/5)
The Kettler Axos Cross P has an impressive list of features for its price range.
It has a 15 inch stride for a natural feeling workout session, 30.5 lbs. flywheel that provides the smooth flow of movements for the user, a 12 preset workout program that allows variation for to make sure that the user does not get bored and the body does not get to a fitness plateau, 16 resistance levels to allow the user to warm up first then progress to harder and harder settings, an LCD display that shows workout data such as distance, speed, time, rpm, calories burned, and heart rate that is read if using the stationary hand grips.
But what is unique to the Kettler Axos Cross P is that it has a Heart Rate Control Program that adjusts the resistance level automatically based on the pulse reading so as to maintain the ideal pulse rate for the user.
Workout Effectiveness (4.5/5)
The Kettler Axos Cross P delivers what other elliptical trainers deliver twice its price.
With all of its features combined with the stable and strong base of the machine, users of any fitness level are sure to be able to have a great workout over and over again.
One great feature of the Kettler Axos Cross P is that users can maintain an ideal heart rate which is especially crucial for people who are preparing for some kind of competition.
The resistance levels also makes it a great tool for improving muscle tone and the range of its preset programs allows any user to change their workout everyday, not get bored and keep its body guessing maximizing results.
The combination of all these features produces a great workout session every time and certainly makes the Kettler Axos Cross P a great machine to have.
Size and Storage (4/5)
The Kettler Axos Cross P has an assembled dimension of 67 x 27 x 60 inches and weighs around 150 lbs. It has transport wheels that make it really easy to move around but since it does not take up too much space, there’s not much need for that.
It can be placed anywhere in the house near a power source and that’s it.
But if you are looking for something in this price range that is packed with features, such as the Kettler Axos Cross, but has better storage rating you can take a look at the popular ProForm 14.0 CE.
The Kettler Axos Cross P has a price tag that is less than $600.
The facts that it has so many great features, that price is really an advantage for people who wants a gym-equipment type of machine that does not cost as much.
There are minimal negative reviews about this machine and that just shows how great it is and the fact that it costs way lower than most elliptical trainers with the same features really is one of its most attractive feature.
The Kettler Axos Cross P has a lifetime warranty of the frame and two year parts and electronics.
Other merchants offer an additional year of warranty for parts and electronics which is quite nice.
It has a shipping weight of about 150 lbs. and can be expected to arrive in less than a week after ordering.
The only thing that caused the Kettler Axos Cross P to have a relatively lower score here is the fact that it has no warranty for labor.