The Gazelle Edge is a glider exercise machine which is technically speaking not an elliptical trainer and is in the same price range as ellipticals such as the Sunny Health & Fitness Twister Stepper and the Stamina In-Motion.
But because it fulfills some of the workout functions of an elliptical trainer by providing a low-impact aerobic workout, most people call it as such.
It comes at an incredibly low price of around $150 each but does lack some of the basic features of most elliptical machines like resistance and pre-set workout programs.
It is expectedly very comfortable since you are basically gliding and getting none of the shock caused by footfall when walking and jogging and only really the Proform 14.o CE and the Schwinn 470 compare when it comes to comfort.
The foot pads are also very large making sure that it will fit even the ones with large feet.
The smooth motion that it offers to users, especially the ones who are trying to recover from a lower body injury like knee or ankle injuries , is something that cannot really be surpassed by most elliptical trainers out there even the pricier ones.
It having no motorized parts like belt or flywheel, the Gazelle Edge is understandably quiet which aids in it being popular for a lot of users.
It also has a basic water bottle holder to help make sure that the user is properly hydrated.
Construction Quality (3.5/5)
Construction quality and capacity is where the Gazelle starts to fall behind its elliptical trainer counterparts.
Most elliptical trainers can support north of 300lbs. while the Gazelle can only support up to 250 lbs.
It is made from low-weight material with the whole machine weighing only 42 lbs.
The weight capacity it has is proportionally high but still can be a challenge for people who are actually trying to lose weight.
It has a basic “X” design to efficiently support the user’s weight and can be quite popular even with its apparent limitations.
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Technological Features (3.5/5)
The Gazelle Edge has a minimalistic approach when it comes to technological features.
Its stride length varies depending on the user. It has no preset workout programs and minimal resistance, let alone resistance levels.
It does have a user-friendly, five-function workout computer that gives immediate feedbacks on speed, distance, calories burned, and time.
The biggest technological feature that Gazelle Edge has is that it can handle proportionally high weight level to its own weight.
Workout Effectiveness (4/5)
The Gazelle Edge is more suitable for specialized workout aimed for people recovering from some sort of joint problems since it has minimal impact to the joint while providing a workout that is as close to walking and jogging as possible.
The swinging motion might not look much at first but with proper stretching motion and body positioning, it promises to provide different levels of workout even including the upper body.
One great difference that The Gazelle Edge has over other elliptical trainers is that it can be used by pretty much anybody regardless of height since it does not have a limit in its stride length.
It does look like it is possible for The Gazelle Edge to deliver what it promises but most people who have given feedbacks all have some kind of injury which somewhat proves that The Gazelle Edge is indeed an effective workout buddy, for specialized purposes, but nevertheless effective.
Size and Storage (5/5)
This is where the Gazelle Edge really takes the cake. Its slim construction and minimalistic design that can even be folded makes it a super space saver.
Unlike most elliptical trainers that basically cannot be folded once assembled, the Gazelle Edge can be used and then folded after the workout and stored pretty much anywhere in the house.
Its size is a great advantage indeed for people who do not have the space to create a virtual gym in their house.
The Gazelle Edge is 43 inches long, 29.25 inches wide, and 53.75 inches high, made of mostly light weight 1.5-inch rolled steel that weighs 43 lbs. in total it is surprisingly strong for its size.
The Gazelle Edge is definitely affordable, costing just over $100.00. It is a lot more affordable considering that most elliptical trainers cost well over twice its price.
It is not loaded with a lot of features but can be very useful if used properly. Considering the comfort it provides the Gazelle Edge has become a favorite from the common homebody to the avid fitness enthusiast simply because it allows more range of motion and not as jerky as other more expensive elliptical trainers.
The Gazelle Edge provides 12 months warranty and is shipped pretty much complete.
Everything that the user will need is going to be in the box, with the exception of the screwdriver.
It being a pretty simple machine, assembly is equally simple as well. It also comes with a manual that will be very useful.