If you are looking for an elliptical machine with all the "extras," you might be interested in the LifeCore LC1000 Elliptical. If you are looking for just a basic machine that will help you obtain a full body workout at a much lower price, however, you might be better off with the LC985Z or the LC980. Therefore, it is important to have a good understanding of your needs as well as the differences in features of various ellipticals in order to make the best decision for you.
One of the special features of the LifeCore LC1000 Elliptical is the fact that users weighing up to 400 pounds can use the machine. The LC990, on the other hand, can accommodate users of up to 350 pounds while the other models can be used by people weighing up to 300 pounds.
The extra durable design also allows this model to provide very smooth movement, which is marketed as providing a "smooth as glass feel." Since it offers a very durable design that is suited to larger users, it also has a longer warranty than other ellipticals offered through LifeCore. Whereas most offer a five year warranty on parts and a one year warranty on labor, the LifeCore Fitness LC1000 Elliptical offers a seven year warranty on parts.
The LifeCore Fitness LC1000 Elliptical also offers more Preset Programs than other ellipticals, with a total of 14, as well as 16 levels of Magnetic Resistance. In addition, the LCD monitor with bright red LED display makes it easy to read vital information such as heart rate and more. Multiple users can utilizes this model as well. In fact, it offers two different heart rate monitors as well as a fully adjustable stride and pedals.
Since the LifeCore Fitness LC1000 Elliptical is made with a very durable design, it is heavier than some other models offered by LifeCore. Fortunately, it does feature oversized transport wheels, which makes it easier to move the 137 pound unit from one place to another.