Fitness Reality E5500XL Magnetic Elliptical Trainer Review

This is an all rounded training machine designed for a full body workout. Featuring an 18 inch stride, up to 24 resistance levels and an interactive control computer, you can have fun while achieving your fitness goals.

The Fitness Reality E5500XL Magnetic Elliptical Trainer allows you to work out without worry of injuring your ankles or knees. This is thanks to the well positioned pedals that mimic a natural walk. The 18 inches of stride length adds the necessary pressure for a well toned lower body.

For that smooth and silent operation this machine adopts magnetic resistance technology.

You also have up to 21 training programs to choose from ensuring you are not bored from the monotony of repetitive training. The interactive display allows you to keep track of the stats such as speed, distance, calories burnt and heart rate. It also comes with an odometer and Watts.

Speaking of heart rate you can monitor yours with the conveniently placed sensors on the grips that take your pulse and relay that information on the display screen. There is also a smart phone and tablet holder that allows you to bring your music to your training, making the whole experience great fun.

To make possible for upper body exercises, users can make use of the dual handle bars. This elliptical machine comes with two fly wheels in what is termed as a double transmission system. This raises the momentum as well as providing an enhanced smoother ride.

The Fitness Reality E5500XL Magnetic Elliptical Trainer saves on space thanks to its unique design. The pedals are large and have excellent grip. They are set just 6 inches from the ground making it easy to get on and off the machine.  With a distance of just 6 inches between the pedals, you will not feel too much strain on the inside of your thighs giving you a more natural walking experience.

Use the machine without concern of it tipping over thanks to the stabilizers on either side. When you finally need to move the machine, it’s easy and simple. Just make use of the back transports wheels by employing a wheel barrow like motion.

You also have the convenience of staying hydrated during your workout with the well positioned water bottle holder.

Things we liked in our Fitness Reality E5500XL Magnetic Elliptical Trainer Review

  • Dual transmission system
  • Space saving design
  • 6 inches space between pedals reduces strain on your inner thighs
  • Wireless heart rate monitor
  • Dual handle bars for upper body workout
  • Up to 21 training programs to keep you motivated

Things we didn’t like on our Fitness Reality E5500XL Magnetic Elliptical Trainer review

  • Small fly wheel does not offer the smoothest ride
  • Maximum user weight of 270 pounds may not cater to all individuals
  • 18 inch stride may be a bit short for some people
  • The warranty only covers you for one year


If you are looking for simplicity Fitness Reality E5500XL Magnetic Elliptical Trainer will serve you right. However, it does have a few features that may not be ideal for more advanced trainers. The stride length is too short and it also has small fly wheel.

The warranty coverage is also limited.

Fitness Reality E5500XL Magnetic Elliptical Trainer Review
5 (100%) 10 votes


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