No two fitness journeys are the same; the Sunny SF-E320001 Elliptical Trainer allows you to progress and train at your own pace and how you like. Target your upper and lower body, or opt for a total body workout. Electromagnetic resistance with fitness programs, upper body handlebars, and an advanced fitness monitor gives you the tools to focus and reach your goals.
A change of pace is just a push of a button away with the electromagnetic resistance featured on the SF-E320001. Cycle through 16 progressive resistance levels to push your full-body workouts to the limit! In addition, 18 inches of stride length promotes exercise efficiency and low-impact workouts. Finally, get a total body workout that is friendly to your bones and joints.
The Sunny SF-E320001 Elliptical Trainer comes with a fitness monitor with an LCD to keep you informed and updated on your fitness. The monitor displays: Speed, RPM, Time, Distance, Odometer, Calories burned, WATT, Heart Rate, Target Heart Rate, Program, and Resistance Level.
Monitor and maintain goal heart rate. The steadier and more prolonged elevated heart rate is during a workout, and the more fat gets burned. The SF-E320001 features full-motion arms for a complete and total body workout using the upper body swing arms. Lastly, place your tablet, phone, or other devices on the holder to stay connected while working out.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: Sunny SF-E320001 Elliptical Trainer
Warranty: Frame 3 years / Parts 180 days
My rating: is 8/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 66.9L x 24.8W x 64.6H inches (170L x 63W x 164H cm)
- Assembled weight: 125.7 lbs (57 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 18 lbs (8.1 kg)
- Weight capacity: 330 lbs (150 kg)
- Stride: 18 inches (46 cm)
- Incline: No
- Resistance: Eddy current, 16 levels
- Fitness Monitor: 24 programs, recovery function
- Extras: Device holder, bottle holder
- Warranty: Frame 3 years / Parts 180 days
SF-E320001 Frame Construction
The Sunny SF-E320001 elliptical trainer has a heavy-duty steel frame with large, durable thermoplastic covers for the drive mechanism and the moving arm joints. In addition, all the steel parts come coated with a corrosion-resistant dark gray paint finish.
This Sunny elliptical trainer is considerably heavier than the SF-E320002. Its net weight is 125.7 lbs (57 kg), with all the parts assembled. Therefore, two people should carry and make the packaged elliptical.
However, once completed, one person can transport the machine as its rear base features a lifting handle, and its front stabilizer integrates a set of transport wheels. All of this weight is a plus. You can be sure the machine won’t rock or move even if you engage in a high-intensity workout.
The fully assembled trainer is also reasonably large for a rear-drive elliptical for home use. It is approx. 67″ (170 cm) long and 24.8″ (63 cm) wide, so it may not fit too well in a small room. Leaving at least two feet of clearance all around it is necessary for easy access and unhindered usage.
Like most other ellipticals, the Sunny SF-E320001 has two handlebars, one mobile and one fixed. The mobile handlebars have extended grips attached to the machine’s front mast and the pedal bars’ front end. Thus, they do not remain stationary; they continue to move for as long as you pedal.
The fixed handlebars have shorter grips. They integrate metallic HR pulse sensors; the included console tracks your pulse if you hold on to them. These handlebars are non-adjustable and attach directly to the front upright mast of the machine via a set of screws.
Elliptical path, stride, and pedal construction
First, the Sunny SF-E320001 elliptical trainer has no incline system. Therefore, the length of its stride or the angle of its elliptical path is not adjustable. However, the pedal trays attach to their bars in three different positions to have them a few inches closer to or farther from the machine’s front or rear.
The pedal trays are made of heavy-duty thermoplastic material and attach to thick metal bars. So, both the pedals and the crankset of the machine are very sturdy. In addition, the elliptical has a maximum user weight limit of 330 lbs (150 kg) which is extremely good for a home-use machine.
The pedals have no extra cushioning or articulation elements like the commercial-grade models. However, the Sunny SF-E320001 offers a low-impact ride like any other elliptical machine. In addition, the pedals also have a textured surface and front/side guards for improved foot stability.
The machine offers a relatively long stride (18″ – 46 cm). Thus, it comfortably accommodates users up to 6’4″(193 cm). The elliptical path is slightly inclined forward. Therefore, a ride on this machine resembles a descent on a soft ramp.
The machine’s pedals are approximately 6″ (15 cm) above floor level at their lowest position. Conversely, their highest point is approximately 16″ (40 cm) above floor level. Therefore, the step-up pedal height is somewhere in between, at approximately 10″ (25 cm).
Consequently, it’s best to use the machine in a room with a ceiling at least 20″ (51 cm) higher than the tallest user’s height.
SF-E320001 resistance and drive
The Sunny SF-E320001 elliptical trainer features a resistance system similar to the XTERRA FS2.5 model. It offers a 16-level motorized magnetic resistance system. Therefore, it requires a connection to a power source to adjust the resistance. However, it also means that the machine can adjust the resistance automatically. In addition, a power adapter (9V/1.0A) comes with the machine.
The elliptical’s resistance system consists of a servo motor and a magnetic brake. The motor connects to the fitness monitor and the brake. When you make any resistance adjustments or when the resistance adjusts automatically, the motor shifts the magnet’s pull, increasing or decreasing the pedaling difficulty.
As I’ve mentioned earlier, this Sunny elliptical trainer offers 16 levels of resistance. The first few deliver a light pedaling difficulty, great for recovery training, low-intensity cardio, muscle toning and warming up.
Conversely, the 16th tension level offers considerably more resistance, excellent for anyone who wants to undergo a high-intensity workout and improve strength and stamina.
The machine comes equipped with a reasonably heavy flywheel. It weighs 18 lbs (8.1 kg), and it is perimeter-weighted. This design enables it to generate more inertia and consistent momentum. The flywheel is also bi-directional. Therefore, you can pedal in reverse if you want. When pedaling in reverse, the resistance remains constant, given by the selected level on the console.
In terms of the drivetrain, the Sunny SF-E320001 uses a poly-v belt. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about its lubrication. Also, a belt drive generates slightly less vibration than a chain and contributes to the overall smoothness of the ride.
The Sunny SF-E320001 elliptical trainer has the same fitness monitor as the SF-E320002. In addition, it features a multi-window LCD with an LED backlight that tracks time, speed, distance, total distance, calories, watts, and pulse.
The speed and distance are in Imperial MPH and miles; changing them to metric units is impossible. The pulse reading is hand-grip only. Unfortunately, the monitor cannot read pulse from a wireless HR chest strap, armband, or smartwatch.
The fitness monitor has 24 built-in programs that cover various workouts. For example, the P1 program is the Manual mode, allowing you to adjust the resistance as you like during pedaling.
The preset P2 – P13 programs cover different types of workouts. For example, some have an interval layout, others have a peak layout, and others constantly increase the resistance up to the end of the exercise.
The other programs are P14 – Watt Control, P15 – Body Fat, P16 – Target Heart Rate, P17-P20 – Heart Rate Control, and P21-P24 – User Defined. The Watt Control program adjusts the resistance automatically to help you maintain a constant watt value.
The Body Fat program calculates your Body Mass Index depending on height, weight, and age. The Target HR program adjusts the resistance depending on the selected HRC, while the other programs have a preset HRC value of 55%, 65%, 75%, and 85%. And finally, the user Defined programs allow you to create and save up to 4 custom programs.
A Pulse Recovery function is also available, with its quick key on the monitor. This function is for the end of the workout. Once initiated, the monitor will determine how long it takes your heart to resume its average BPM, and based on the result, it will give you a fitness rating between F1 – excellent and F6 – poor.
Unfortunately, the fitness monitor does not have online connectivity, Bluetooth, a sound system, or a workout fan. However, it does integrate a device holder and a heart rate zone sticker which is excellent to have on hand if you perform heart rate-based workouts.
SF-E320001 Assembly and Maintenance
The drive and resistance unit of the machine is pre-assembled, attached to the base frame, and concealed by the large plastic covers.
However, the machine does require some user assembly as well. You must attach the two base stabilizers, the pedals, the front upright bar, the moving arms, the fixed handlebars, the fitness monitor, and several small covers.
Consequently, this may take more than an hour of your time, but the task is pretty simple. Plus, the manual provides clear assembly instructions and schematics, and all the necessary tools come with the machine.
Once assembled, maintenance does not require much. You only have to wipe off the sweat that may fall onto the frame during the workout, lubricate the joints if they develop squeaking noises, periodically check for loose bolts and parts, and retighten as needed. The internal mechanism is pre-lubricated from the factory and does not require periodic lubrication.
- Solid construction – can support users up to 330 lbs;
- Adjustable stabilizers on both base bars;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Lifting handle integrated into the rear stabilizer;
- Fixed handlebars with integrated HR pulse sensors;
- Perimeter-weighted flywheel for improved inertia and motion stability;
- Oversized pedals with front and side guards for enhanced foot stability;
- Three attachment positions for each pedal;
- Relatively long stride – 18″;
- 16 levels of eddy current, automatic resistance;
- 24 workout programs (1 manual, 12 preset, 1 watt, 5 HR, 1 BMI, four user-defined);
- Goal setting functions for time, distance, and calories;
- Recovery function;
- LCD backlit fitness monitor;
- Heart rate intervals sticker on the monitor;
- Device holder included;
- Bottle holder included;
- Tranquil operation;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance is required;
- Decent warranty.
- The fitness monitor does not have online connectivity;
- The fitness monitor does not have Bluetooth connectivity;
- There is no sound system.
Sunny SF-E320001 Elliptical Trainer Summary
The Sunny Health and Fitness SF-E320001 is a heavy-duty elliptical trainer made for home use, and it features a 16-level eddy current resistance system and a fitness monitor with 24 built-in programs. In addition, it offers a pretty impressive weight capacity (330 lbs) and a mid-range 18″ stride.
Moreover, it’s a machine for users of all levels for low to high-intensity cardio workouts, muscle toning, stamina development, intervals, and weight loss.
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Please remember to consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could risk your health and safety or prevent you from using the equipment properly. In addition, your physician’s advice is essential if you are taking medication that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, or cholesterol level.