Elliptical Trainer Overview:
The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E1405 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer is another elliptical fashioned after the indoor exercise bike. It has a 16 lb front-mounted flywheel that is belt driven for a smooth elliptical motion. You can also use this elliptical trainer in both the forward and backward motion. Even though it is small and light, the heavy-duty steel frame is solid in construction and Sunny Health & Fitness backs it with a one year warranty.
The SF-E1405 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer also has dual action handlebars for an upper body workout, anti-slip foot pads and transportation wheels for easy storage capability. All-in-all it’s a great entry-level elliptical for someone looking to get more active.
- Height: 60.3”
- Width: 25.6”
- Length: 33”
- Item weight: 60 lbs
- Max user weight: 220 lbs
- Dual action arms provide a compound workout allowing users to engage both their lower and upper body.
- Heavy duty frame with a sleek ergonomic design.
- 16 lb flywheel delivers the benefits of an indoor cycling bike and an elliptical trainer.
- Smooth belt drive with two-way stride capability.
- Micro-tension controller allows for various levels of resistance.
- Anti-slip foot pads for safety.
- Amply cushioned handlebars provide adequate comfort while exercising.
- Transportation wheels for effortless relocation.
- LCD computer monitor
- Display readouts include:
- Frame: 1 year
- Parts: 90 days
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping costs will vary for the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E1405 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. However, some retailers, such as Amazon.com, will provide free shipping.
Assembly for the SF-E1405 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer is fairly simple. From the time the box arrives in your home, you should be exercising in under two hours. Assembly only uses basic hand tools and the packaging comes with an illustrated assembly manual that you can work from easily.
What We Love About the Sunny SF-E1405 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer:
The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E1405 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer has a solid construction even though it comes in at only 60 lbs. There aren’t a lot of rattles and squeaks, which is probably why Sunny Health & Fitness provides a one year warranty on this elliptical. At a price under $200, it’s hard to find a manufacturer that will provide a warranty on a piece of exercise equipment at all. Most users have commented that they were surprised at the durability of the SF-1405 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer.
What Isn’t So Great:
Heart Rate Monitoring
Sunny Health & Fitness doesn’t equip the SF-E1405 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer with any ability to track your heart rate while exercising. This is a letdown, even at this price. Tracking your heart rate allows you to train in different zones for fat burning or for cardio, which is helpful while exercising. Additionally, there are elliptical machines in this price range and even elliptical for less money that provide this option. If this is something that you’re interested in, check out our reviews for the Body Champ BRM2720 Magnetic Elliptical Dual Trainer and the ProGear 300LS Air Elliptical.
The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E1405 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer does give you the ability to change resistance while exercising, but it’s hard to know how much. The machine has a tension knob that applies fiction to the flywheel, similar to an indoor cycle. There are no readouts or markings on the knob to tell you what level of friction you are putting on the flywheel. So, while you can increase your intensity, it’s hard to get identical intensity from workout to workout to track your performance.
Final Word on the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E1405 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer:
If you’re looking for good quality at an affordable price, the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E1405 Flywheel Elliptical Trainer is a good choice. They give you elliptical basics like dual action handlebars and resistance settings for added intensity, but they don’t provide a whole lot of extras, including the lack of heart rate monitoring. Overall, for an entry-level elliptical, it’s a decent choice.