The Sunny SF-E3911 Cardio Climber with Climbing Motion takes full-body home gym machines to the next level! Get explosive calorie-busting workouts in a space-efficient and optimal home exercise elliptical. Focus on your lower body muscles – quads, glutes, and hamstrings or go for full-body training using the swinging upper body handlebars.
The SF-E3911 features an extended vertical and horizontal stride length, producing a fluid climbing motion to engage your whole body—Fine-tune the intensity level of your workouts to align with your fitness goals. You’ll get toned and burn calories with this full-body home gym fitness machine.
The Sunny SF-E3911 Cardio Climber has a fitness monitor featuring an LCD that tracks your exercise sessions and measures time, speed, distance, calories burned, and an odometer. Secure your smart device onto the device holder and follow along with your favorite Sunny Health & Fitness workout videos.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: Sunny SF-E3911 Cardio Climber
Warranty: Frame 3 years / Parts 180 days
My rating: is 8/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 42L x 23W x 60.5H inches (107L x 58W x 154H cm)
- Assembled weight: 69.3 lbs (31.4 kg)
- Supported weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Flywheel weight: 8.8 lbs (4 kg)
- Stride: 9 inches (22.8 cm)
- Incline: No
- Resistance: Manual magnetic, eight levels
- Fitness Monitor: Time, distance, odometer, speed, calories, goals, scan
- Extras: Device holder, bottle holder
- Warranty: Frame 3 years / Parts 180 days
SF-E3911 Frame Construction
The Sunny SF-E3911 cardio climber features a steel frame combining oval, rectangular, and cylindrical tubes in its construction for improved sturdiness and aesthetics. In addition, all the steel parts come coated with a corrosion-resistant gray paint finish.
The unit also incorporates several parts of durable thermoplastic material. Some of the most notable ones are the covers of the drive system and the pedal trays.
Since it’s a cardio climber, not a standard elliptical, the Sunny SF-E3911 has a relatively small footprint. It is approximately 42″ (107 cm) long and 23″ (58 cm) wide, while its moving arms reach approximately 60.5″ (154 cm) above the floor level. However, leaving at least two feet of clearance all around the machine is advisable for unhindered usage.
The trainer is not super heavy, weighing approximately 69.3 lbs (31.4 kg). Therefore, two people should carry and assemble the packaged machine. However, one person can move the machine once completed, as its front base stabilizer has transport wheels. In addition, both base stabilizers also have adjustable levelers.
Unlike similar trainers, this Sunny Cardio Climber does not have fixed handlebars, only the two long moving arms connecting to the pedal bars. In addition, they feature extended grips covered by PVC foam sleeves for improved contact. Unfortunately, they do not have HR pulse sensors, and the machine does not have a pulse reading function.
Stride, elliptical path, and pedal height
Since the Sunny SF-E3911 is a cardio climber and not a standard elliptical, it has a relatively short stride of only 9″ (22.8 cm). Also, its elliptical path is almost entirely vertical. Therefore, the vertical climb is approx—7″ (17.7 cm).
Therefore, the machine provides a motion that resembles climbing stairs, offering a workout focusing more on your glutes, calves, and thighs.
Due to the upright angle of the elliptical path, any user between 4’11” and 6’5″ (150 – 196 cm) can use this trainer without a problem. However, the machine only has a maximum user weight limit of 220 lbs (100 kg).
The machine’s pedal trays are made of a durable thermoplastic material and large enough to accommodate footwear of all sizes. They have front guards and a textured surface for improved foot stability. However, they do not have any adjustment features or extra cushioning, but the machine already provides a low-impact workout.
The step-up pedal height (lowest pedal position) is approx—9″ (24 cm). Conversely, the pedals reach approximately 19″ (48 cm) above the floor at the highest point. Therefore, using this machine in a room with an approximately two feet higher ceiling than the tallest user is advisable.
SF-E3911 Drive and resistance
The Sunny Cardio Climber SF-E3911 integrates an 8.8 lbs (4 kg) flywheel, perimeter-weighted for improved inertia. In addition, the flywheel is also bi-directional, which means you can pedal in reverse if you want to diversify your workout. Furthermore, the resistance remains constant, given by the selected tension level when pedaling in reverse.
The machine features a belt drive system. This type of drivetrain comes with several advantages. First, it generates less vibration than a chain, making the pedaling motion smooth and quiet. And second of all, the belt doesn’t require periodic lubrication.
The Sunny SF-E3911 Cardio Climber comes equipped with a manual magnetic resistance system. Therefore, the fitness monitor cannot adjust the resistance automatically and does not have pre-set programs. However, on the other hand, you don’t need a power adapter or an electrical connection.
The trainer’s resistance system involves an internal magnetic brake connecting the tension knob on the upright mast through a steel cable. For example, when turning the knob, the brake moves closer or farther from the flywheel, increasing or decreasing the pedaling difficulty.
There are eight levels of resistance available on this machine. The first resistance level doesn’t increase the workout load by a lot. But conversely, the 8th tension level delivers a considerably more incredible pedaling difficulty if you want to perform a more consistent workout to improve strength and stamina.
The Sunny SF-E3911 cardio climber comes equipped with a pretty standard fitness monitor. It features an LCD that tracks time, distance, total distance, speed, and calories burned. However, it does not have pre-set programs or online connectivity.
Unfortunately, it also does not have a pulse reading function, and the machine does not integrate any pulse sensors. The speed and distance are in Imperial units (MPH and miles). There is no option for setting them to metric units.
Although the fitness monitor does not have pre-set programs, it does have a goal-setting function for a time, distance, and calories. After selecting a goal value for these workout metrics, the monitor will count down from the specified value to zero.
The fitness monitor has three buttons (Mode, Set, and Reset). The Mode button allows you to scroll through the workout metrics and select the one you want to display. This way, you can also set the Scan Mode, which rotates all the metrics showing each one for 6 seconds.
You can select time, distance, and calories for workout targets via the Set button. And finally, the Reset button clears all the values to zero except the odometer (total distance).
The monitor is battery-powered, requiring two AAA batteries that come with the machine. In addition, it starts recording your workout data when you pedal and automatically turns off after four minutes of inactivity on the machine. All the data clears to zero when it enters sleep mode except the odometer.
SF-E3911 Assembly and Maintenance
The machine’s drive and resistance unit come pre-assembled. However, you will still have to attach the console mast, the pedal bars, the pedal trays, the two base stabilizers, the moving arms, and the fitness monitor.
Consequently, it may take more than an hour of your time, but the task is not too difficult. Also, the manual provides clear assembly instructions and schematics, and all the necessary tools come with the machine.
For maintenance, the internal parts do not require any lubrication. So, you only have to keep the machine clean, especially the pedal tracks, to prevent any damage to the pedal wheels. It’s also necessary to periodically inspect your climber to ensure that all the parts still hold tight in their places and still function correctly.
- Fairly sturdy steel frame – can support users up to 220 lbs;
- Small footprint;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Adjustable stabilizers on both base bars;
- Durable, oversized pedals with front guards for extra foot stability;
- Quiet belt drive system;
- Manual magnetic resistance – 8 levels;
- Fitness monitor included – it tracks time, speed, distance, total distance, and calories burned;
- Goal settings for time, distance, and calories;
- Device holder included;
- HRC sticker included;
- Bottle holder included;
- Easy to assemble;
- All the assembly tools included;
- Batteries for the fitness monitor included;
- Little maintenance is required;
- Excellent warranty.
- The fitness monitor LCD doesn’t have a backlight;
- The fitness monitor does not have a pulse reading function;
- There are no fixed handlebars.
Sunny SF-E3911 Cardio Climber Summary
The Sunny SF-E3911 machine is a cardio climber featuring an 8-level manual magnetic resistance system, a sturdy frame with a maximum user weight capacity of 220 lbs, and a fitness monitor that tracks time, distance, speed, and calories burned.
Moreover, it’s a trainer for home use, great for low to medium-intensity cardio workouts, muscle toning, interval training, 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 put your health and safety at risk 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.