1. HAMMER Ellyptech CT3 – a battery-operated cross trainer with LCD display and hand pulse sensors
The white and black cross trainer HAMMER Ellyptech CT3 is one of the cheaper models in our cross-trainer comparison. Its flywheel mass is 12 kilograms and the maximum permitted bodyweight is 100 kilograms. The inseam is 28 centimeters and the inseam is 30 centimeters. The inner edges of the pedals are 21 centimeters apart.
The HAMMER elliptical cross trainer is equipped with an LCD display on which you can read various data. The display shows the cadence, calorie consumption, speed, distance, training time and heart rate. The device can determine the pulse using the integrated hand pulse sensors. Further features include a magnetic brake and eight load levels. You set the resistance manually using a rotary knob.
The cross trainer gets its energy from batteries. It is therefore not necessary to pay attention to a nearby socket when placing the device. It is also practical that the cross trainer has roles. This makes it easier to move or transport the 30-kilogram sports equipment. The sports equipment from HAMMER is an affordable cross trainer for beginners. It is particularly suitable for occasional use. The features of the device include the hand pulse sensors and the magnetic brake.
2. Cross trainer Christopeit CT 2 – ideal for beginners
The Christopeit CT 2 is an elliptical cross trainer in white and black from the lower price segment. It is primarily suitable for beginners. The model is 156 centimeters high, 71 centimeters wide and 104 centimeters long. The weight is about 28 kilograms. This makes CT 2 one of the lightest devices in our cross-trainer comparison. In addition, it has castors so that you can easily move it from one place to another.
Additional features of the Christopeit cross-trainer CT 2:
Pulse measurement: The cross trainer has two hand pulse sensors. They are on the rigid handles. Training computer: The computer has an LCD display on which you can read the pulse rate, the speed, the time, the approximate calorie consumption and the distance.
Personal limits: If necessary, enter the time span, the maximum pulse, the distance or the calorie consumption. The device lets you know as soon as the set value has been exceeded.
Furthermore, the device is equipped with a magnetic brake and two footrests, which according to the manufacturer are anti-slip. The flywheel mass is about 7 kilograms.
The cross trainer can withstand a maximum of 100 kilograms. You set the resistance manually using a rotary switch. The model is provided with eight resistance levels. If you are looking for a cheap model, the Christopeit CT2 can be the right choice. It is suitable for you if you are still quite untrained and occasionally want to do some sport. It is positive that you can specify personal limit values for the device, such as a maximum pulse or a training time.
3. Christopeit CS 5 – an elliptical cross trainer with triple adjustable foot surfaces
The Christopeit CS 5 elliptical cross trainer has a flywheel mass of approximately 10 kilograms. The device runs on batteries, so you don’t necessarily have to place it near an electrical outlet. The sports equipment is equipped with a magnetic brake, a flat belt drive, and transport rollers so that you can easily change the location.
The cross trainer’s training computer can be operated using five buttons. It has an LCD display with five display windows. You can see the distance covered in kilometers, the speed in kilometers per hour, the training time in seconds and minutes, the approximate calorie consumption and the current heart rate in beats per minute on the display. The pulse is measured using hand pulse sensors attached to the fixed handles.
Additional features of the Christopeit CS 5:
Body fat analysis: If you carry out a body fat analysis, the computer calculates the body fat in percent, the BMI and the BMR.
Tablet PC holder: The training computer is equipped with a holder for a tablet PC or for a smartphone. This allows you to keep an eye on your tablet PC or smartphone during training. Adjustable treads: You can adjust the length of the treads three times if necessary. This affects how close the rails are to the handles and how powerful the movement is.
The Christopeit elliptical cross trainer CS 5 is a battery-operated device with a flywheel mass of 10 kg. The integrated training computer is equipped with five display fields and carries out a body fat analysis if necessary. Other special features are the tablet PC holder and the triple adjustable treads.
4. SPORTSTECH CX625 – an elliptical cross trainer with 22 training programs and 5 HRC programs
The cross-trainer SPORTSTECH CX625 works from the mains. The high flywheel mass of 24 kilograms is advantageous. The stride length is 36 centimeters and the distance between the pedals is 22 centimeters. The SPORTSTECH model is equipped with a magnetic brake that has 16 steps. In addition, the device has two rollers and integrated hand pulse sensors that can measure the pulse during training. If you want a more accurate pulse measurement, you can use a heart rate monitor. This is optionally available.
The special features of the SPORTSTECH CX625 include:
Tablet PC holder: You can place your smartphone or tablet PC on the tablet PC holder.
Bottle holder: If you place a filled water bottle in the bottle holder, you can have a drink during the workout without interrupting the sports units.
Training programs: The cross trainer is equipped with 22 pre-installed training programs and five HRC programs. They enable varied training arrangements.
The SPORTSTECH elliptical cross trainer has a 24 kg flywheel mass and 22 training programs as well as five HRC programs. It is compatible with two apps. The elliptical cross trainer is therefore very suitable for you if you want to use it regularly, have motivation problems and/or want a little variety during training.
5. SPORTSTECH CX2 – a self-propelled cross trainer with a large flywheel
The SPORTSTECH model is equipped with a tablet PC holder, a water bottle holder and a console, on which you can view various data such as calorie consumption, training time and distance. Just like most of the other models in our cross-trainer comparison, the device from SPORTSTECH has hand pulse sensors. They are on the rigid handles. Alternatively, use a heart rate monitor to monitor your heart rate.
If you want to use the device, select one of 24 resistance levels. Alternatively, set one of the twelve pre-installed training programs. You also have the option to create and save your own program. Another advantage is that the elliptical cross trainer has a Bluetooth interface and that it is compatible with the e-health fitness app. The app can be used to save information about your training so that you get an overview of your training progress.
If you want to train on an elliptical cross trainer several times a week, the SPORTSTECH elliptical cross trainer can be the right choice for you.
It has a flywheel mass of 27 kilograms, 24 resistance levels and twelve training programs. The special thing about the device is the self-propulsion, thanks to which you can use it without electricity.
6. HAMMER Premium – an elliptical cross trainer with speakers and a tablet PC holder
The HAMMER Premium is an elliptical trainer with a weight of 49 kilograms. It is designed in white and black. It can withstand loads of up to 120 kilograms and runs on mains electricity. The stride length is 40 centimeters and the flywheel mass 10 kilograms. The tread plates are 10 centimeters apart.
The model is equipped with a magnetic brake system and 24 resistance levels. It has a display that shows the wattage, the revolutions per minute, the speed, the training time, the distance, the calorie consumption and the pulse. The HAMMER elliptical trainer has integrated speakers, a tablet PC holder and 25 training programs.
It enables pulse measurement via the integrated hand pulse sensors and an optionally available chest strap.
The model is ideal for you if you want to use the cross trainer to lose weight, improve your endurance or strengthen your cardiovascular system, for example.
7. Christopeit CX 6 – a cross-trainer with heart rate belt receiver and five heart rate programs
The Christopeit CX 6 has a black and silver-colored design. The elliptical cross trainer is equipped with transport wheels, triple-adjustable footrests and an LCD display with seven display windows. If you take a look at the display, you will also see the speed, distance, time, approximate calorie consumption, heart rate, pedal rotation and wattage.
The pulse measurement takes place via hand pulse sensors. The hand pulse sensors are integrated with the movable handles.
Therefore, they measure your pulse if you actively use your arms during training. In addition, the device has a receiver for a heart rate monitor.
A varied workout is possible with the cross trainer from Christopeit. The device has eleven training programs, five heart rate programs and 24 resistance levels.
You can also create personal programs and use a watt program. The display with seven display windows is also practical.
8. Ultrasport Basic X-Trainer 100 – cross trainer especially for beginners
The Ultrasport Basic X-Trainer 100 is an elliptical trainer that is primarily suitable for beginners. It comes from the lower price segment and has a load limit of 100 kilograms.
You can read various data on the model’s training computer, including speed, distance, training time and calorie consumption. Unlike most other devices from our cross trainer comparison, the model from Ultrasport is only equipped with two and not with four handles. Depending on your needs, adjust the handles so that they are rigid or that you can use your arms during training.
The height of the handles can be adjusted four times. The lowest height is 138 centimeters and the highest is 156 centimeters. The device also has transport rollers.
If you want a cross-trainer without many features, the Ultrasport elliptical trainer is suitable for you. It is one of the cheaper models in our comparison and is ideal for those who only want to use the device from time to time to keep themselves fit.
The model is equipped with two height-adjustable handles and a training computer that shows, among other things, the training time, speed and calorie consumption.
9.MAXXUS CX 4.3F – foldable elliptical trainer with low pedal spacing
The drive of the MAXXUS CX 4.3F is located at the front. Therefore, it is an elliptical trainer. It has a deadweight of 69 kg and a flywheel mass of 24 kg. The large stride length of 51 centimeters and the small pedal distance of 7 centimeters is advantageous.
The MAXXUS is conveniently foldable. When assembled, it is 70 centimeters wide, 165 centimeters high and 174 centimeters long. If you fold the device, the length is reduced to 120 centimeters.
The model is equipped with hand pulse sensors and a receiver, thanks to which you can connect the device with a pulse belt. The heart rate belt is available separately. In addition to the pulse, the display shows the training time, calorie consumption, speed, wheel revolutions and wattage. Other features include a bottle holder, a USB charging port for a mobile device, a magnetic brake and 16 resistance levels.
The MAXXUS cross trainer is an elliptical trainer that is ideal for you if you want to exercise several times a week or daily. Its flywheel mass is 24 kilograms, the stride length is 51 centimeters and the pedal distance is 7 centimeters. Thanks to the various programs and functions, varied training is possible.
10. SPORTSTECH LCX800 – an elliptical cross trainer with 36 training programs and a magnetic brake system
The SPORTSTECH LCX800 has a flywheel mass of 24 kg. It can withstand loads of up to 120 kilograms and has a deadweight of 73.5 kilograms. The distance between the pedals is 19.5 centimeters. Conveniently, the stride length is adjustable in three ways. You have the choice between a step length of 42 centimeters, 46 centimeters, and 50 centimeters.
The SPORTSTECH elliptical cross trainer is equipped with a 32-stage magnetic brake system and a display. The many levels make it possible to adapt the resistance to your own needs. The display shows the speed, the revolutions per minute, the calorie consumption, the training time, the distance, the incline and the pulse rate. The device determines the pulse rate via the integrated hand pulse sensors or via a pulse belt, which is available as an option. The SPORTSTECH elliptical cross trainer is particularly suitable for ambitious athletes.
Thanks to a large selection of 36 training programs, you can make your training sessions more exciting. In addition, the model is equipped with a loudspeaker and enables connection to a smartphone or a tablet PC. Additional advantages are the triple adjustable stride length and the flywheel mass of 24 kilograms.