The pooboo E916 Magnetic Elliptical offers the benefit of a low-impact workout by mimicking natural motion patterns experienced when walking or running, toning your body, and exercising your muscles intensely with low pressure on your joints and bones. The low-impact workout can also help burn calories for weight loss and is suitable for the whole family.
With convenient turns of the pooboo E916 tension knob, you can increase or decrease the magnetic resistance so that your workout is always challenging and effective throughout the entire fitness process. In addition, you can participate in different and unique programs with this tool to stimulate muscles in different ways and create new training modes.
The pooboo E916 Magnetic Elliptical comes equipped with a fitness console that features an LCD that displays your time, speed, distance, calories burned, pulse, and odometer. These calculations and readings are beneficial to keep track of your progress.
The oversized textured pedals increase the friction of your shoes to keep you safe while working out. Also, the poopoo E916 Magnetic Elliptical features a 13.5 inches stride length, and the 5.9 inches spacing between the pedals meets the needs of different people.
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Product: pooboo E916 Magnetic Elliptical
Warranty: Warranty: 1 year limited (replacement parts)
My rating: 8.75/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 51.77L x 25.59W x 65.35H inches (131L x 65W x 166H cm)
- Supported weight: 245 lbs (111 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 12 lbs (5.4 kg)
- Stride: 13.5 inches (34 cm)
- Incline: No
- Resistance: Magnetic, 8 levels
- Fitness console: Time, speed, distance, calories, pulse, goals, scan
- Extras: Device holder, bottle holder
- Warranty: 1 year limited (replacement parts)
E916 Frame construction
The pooboo E916 elliptical machine features a pretty sturdy steel tubing frame. It combines oval, cylindrical, and rectangular tubes in its construction for improved aesthetics, and all the steel bars come coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish, dark gray.
The machine integrates several thermoplastic parts as well. The most notable ones are the side guards of the drive system, the pedal trays, the console casing, and several other small covers. Most of the plastic parts are black to match the rest of the machine.
The fully assembled trainer is not too large compared with other models. Its net footprint is approx. 52″L x 26″W (132 x 66 cm) while its highest point is approx. 65″ (166 cm) above the floor level. It would be best if you kept a clearance of at least two feet all around the elliptical for ease of access and safe, correct usage.
The exact weight of the trainer is not specified, but as a general idea, it weighs approximately 70-80 lbs (31 – 36 kg). Thus, two people should carry the packaged unit. However, once fully assembled, one person can quickly relocate the elliptical as its front base stabilizer integrates a set of small transport wheels.
The machine features two sets of handlebars, one mobile and one fixed. The mobile handlebars feature extended grips slightly curved forward with ball grips at the top, and they attach to the upright mast of the trainer and the pedal bars. Therefore, they cannot lock into position; they continue to move for as long as you pedal.
The fixed handlebars are attached to the top section of the mast. They don’t have any adjustability features. However, they integrate pulse sensors, and the included fitness console can track your pulse. Both handlebars feature high-density foam grips for improved contact and comfort.
Elliptical path, stride, and pedal height
For example, the pooboo E916 magnetic elliptical does not have an incline system, like the Sole Fitness E55 elliptical. Therefore, the angle of its elliptical path and the length of its stride is not adjustable.
Since it’s a rear-drive machine, the pedals reach slightly higher on their rear section, so the elliptical path is slanted forward by a few degrees. Therefore, a ride on this trainer resembles a descent on a soft ramp, leading to a more consistent workout for your glutes, thighs, and calves.
This pooboo E916 magnetic elliptical comes equipped with a large set of pedals. The pedal trays have side guards and a textured surface for improved foot stability. They are non-adjustable and don’t have any extra articulations. However, just like any elliptical, the pedaling motion generates a minimal impact on your joints.
The pedals attach to two steel bars that connect to the machine’s crankset. Thus, they support maximum users’ weight up to 245 lbs (111 kg). Also, the ellipticals stride is approximately 13.5″ (34 cm). Thus, it comfortably accommodates users up to 6’2″ (188 cm) without any problems.
The step-up pedal height (lowest position from the floor) is 7″ (18 cm). Conversely, the pedals are at approximately 12″ (30 cm) above floor level at the highest point. Therefore, it is necessary to use the machine in a room with a ceiling that is at least 15″-16″ (38-40 cm) higher than the tallest user.
E916 resistance and drive
The pooboo E916 elliptical machine comes equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system. Thus, you don’t need a power adapter for it. But, on the other hand, its console cannot adjust the resistance automatically.
The machine’s resistance system consists of a magnetic brake attached to the flywheel system and the tension knob visible on the front upright mast of the machine. When you turn the knob clockwise, the brake moves closer to the flywheel, which increases the pedaling difficulty.
The main advantage of the magnetic brake is that it does not touch the flywheel, so there is no friction, which leads to a seamless, whisper-quiet ride.
There are eight levels of resistance available on this machine. The lowest level generates little resistance, great for conditioning and recovery training. The 8th level provides distinguishably more resistance, simulating a hill climb and allowing you to train at a higher level.
The pooboo E916 elliptical features a belt drivetrain. It uses a poly-v belt designed for superior traction. This type of transmission comes with several advantages. For example, it generates slightly less vibration than a chain and does not require periodic lubrication.
Last but not least, this pooboo magnetic elliptical integrates a 12 lbs (5.4 kg) flywheel. It is not super heavy but does have a perimeter-weighted design. This type of construction provides better inertia.
The pooboo E916 magnetic elliptical machine features a pretty standard fitness console. It comes equipped with an LCD that tracks time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, and pulse. But, unfortunately, it does not have any pre-set programs, Bluetooth, or online connectivity.
Furthermore, it is not compatible with any fitness apps. However, it does have goal settings for time, distance, and calories. So, after selecting a target for any metrics, the console will count down from the specified value until it reaches zero.
The console is easy to use. It features three buttons (Mode, Set, Reset). The Set button allows you to set goals for your workouts. The Mode button covers the navigation function; by pressing it repeatedly, you can scroll through the metrics and select the one your want to view on display.
This way, you can also select the Scan Mode, which automatically rotates all the metrics showing each for approximately 6 seconds. Finally, the Reset button clears all the values to zero except for total distance.
The fitness console is battery-powered. It starts when you begin pedaling and automatically turns off after a few minutes of inactivity on the elliptical.
It also integrates a device holder with considerable back support so it can accommodate most tablets or smartphones. However, the elliptical does not have any connections to your device.
E916 Assembly and Maintenance
The main body of the pooboo E916 magnetic elliptical comes pre-assembled. However, the rest of the parts require user assembly. You will have to attach the two base stabilizers, the front mast, the pedals, the moving arms, the fixed handlebars, and the fitness console.
This may take more than an hour of your time, but the task is far from being difficult. Also, the manual provides all the necessary instructions, and all the tools required come included with the machine.
The internal parts of the machine do not require lubrication. So, you only have to check for loose bolts and parts in terms of maintenance and retighten as needed and lubricate the joints if they begin to squeak.
- Fairly sturdy frame – can support users up to 245 lbs;
- Adjustable stabilizers on the rear base;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Mobile arms with an ergonomic design and ball grips at the top;
- Fixed handlebars with pulse sensors;
- Smooth and quiet belt drive system;
- Oversized pedals with three adjustment positions;
- Eight levels of manual magnetic resistance;
- Fitness console included – it tracks time, distance, total distance, calories, pulse, and speed;
- Target-setting function for a time, distance, and calories;
- Device holder included;
- Quiet operation;
- Easy to assemble;
- All the tools for assembly come included with the machine;
- Little maintenance is required.
- No backlight on the LCD;
- No online connectivity.
pooboo E916 Magnetic Elliptical Trainer Summary
The pooboo E916 is a home-use rear-drive elliptical trainer. It comes equipped with an 8-level manual magnetic resistance system, a 12-lb internal flywheel, and a fitness console that tracks the essential workout metrics.
Moreover, it is a reasonably decent trainer for the price, great for light to medium intensity cardio workouts, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.
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