Reviewed as simply the best elliptical under $1000. "Quality Under $1000 Made Possible By Sole".Easy to use electronic console with a vibrant blue back lit LCD display. Includes a built-in cooling fan and water bottle holder. The console also has built in speakers which allow you to hook up any MP3 player(iPod, etc.) for easy listening.Fluid natural motion provided by a whisper quiet drive system. Functions in both forward and reverse motion. The combination of a heavy 19 lb. flywheel and a high gear ratio not found on comparable models means an extremely smooth feel with plenty of resistance at the top end for a machine that will provide a challenging workout. The E25 also has a power incline feature which offers additional resistance as well as variable positions for diversity in your workout. You simply press a button to raise the incline ramp to your desired position. The ramp angle is fully adjustable from a level plane, up to 30 degrees, allowing you to individually target and work all major lower body muscle groups.Upper body exercise provides a total body workout.Stationary handle bars with built-in pulse sensors for monitoring your heart rate. A heart rate chest strap is also an optional ad on for highly accurate wireless monitoring.Oversize foot pedals for a comfortable workout. These unique foot pedals were designed in collaboration with a leading physical therapist and sports enthusiast. Sole engineers have designed in a 2 degree inward slope to the foot pedals which reduce ankle and knee stress that is common in other elliptical machines. The footbeds also articulate for optimal user comfort and performance.The four real wheels which ride on heavy duty rails provide a smoother more stable feel and reduce side to side foot pedal motion. A feature found only on more expensive models.