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Difference between the Precor AMT 100i, AMT 835 and AMT 885

If you’ve ever used a Precor AMT at your gym, you’ll know why they’re so popular. It’s not quite an elliptical, because it’s much more than that. For many, the elliptical is an effective exercise machine for low impact cardio, but it can get tedious doing the same repetitive motion for the entire duration of a workout. If you’re looking to invest and purchase your own AMT, you’ll see that there are generally three main models out on the market, the Precor AMT 100i, Precor AMT 835 and Precor AMT 885. While on a superficial level they may look extremely similar, there are subtle differences that set these machines apart. We’ll go through every aspect step by step so you can decide which model is right for you.

Precor AMTs

What is an AMT?

AMT stands for Adaptive Motion Trainer which, coincidentally, is what the Precor AMTs do. Contrary to any other elliptical on the market, there is no delay or manual adjustment needed to adjust your stride. The machine adapts to your stride both in speed and motion on-the-fly which allows you to perform unique workout without unnecessary breaks. Every model of the AMT also comes with an integrated stride dial which displays which muscles you’re working. This changes as you alter your stride length.

Another great aspect about the AMT that not every other elliptical has is the contralateral arm movement. It moves in sync with your legs to create a natural unison between your arm and leg movements, also allowing you to get a total body workout. These features are all present in every model of the AMT, so let’s move on to the differences.

Stride Length

All AMTs are created to adapt to people of all shapes and sizes. The original AMT 100i has an adaptive stride length from zero to 27 inches. The Precor AMT 835 and 885 have improved upon this with a wider range of zero to 36 inches. Unlike the 100i, the 835 and 885 also have something called a stride height. This is adjustable from 6.8 to 10 inches to allow an easier transition on and off the platform.

Dual Action

This is a fancy term for providing both an upper body and lower body workout. All models of the AMT include this but Precor has stated that they have worked with a Western Washington University biomechanics lab to further improve upon this in the later iterations of the AMT. They have optimized the AMT to work with varying fitness sizes and levels from 5% size female to the 95% male user.

Foot Pedals

On all AMT models, the foot pedals have toe caps on them to ensure optimal muscle usage. Precor not only powder-coats the machines once, but twice in order to apply a rust resistant undercoat to provide additional support to the cosmetic topcoat steel frame.


The console type is easily the largest and most apparent difference between the Precor AMT 100i, Precor AMT 835 and Precor AMT 885 models. While these consoles can be modified to fit other models, we’ll go with the models most commonly seen on each model.

The Precor AMT 100i and 935 generally come equipped with the P30 consoles. This is a large 15 inch LED display panel with tactile dome keys, a quick start button, motion controls and even a numerical pad.

The Precor 885 on the other hand generally comes equipped with the top of the line P80 console, which is a 15 inch LCD capacitive touch screen. While all units come with accessories holders for a water bottle, reading communication devices and portable music player, only the P80 comes with an iPod/iPhone docking station.

Fitness Tracking

Each console comes with electronic readouts on a variety of workout metrics, including minimum calories burned, % of workout completed, resistance level distance strides, heart rate and much more. All AMTs come with handheld heart rate sensors located on the handlebars. The AMT 835 and AMT 885 have increased accurate heart rate monitoring from the AMT 100i.

A small quirk that should be noted is maximum workout time. With the AMT 100i it was 240 minutes then became unlimited with the AMT 835. The AMT 885 restricted maximum workout time to 120 minutes.


  • Precor AMT 100i: 74 x 28 x 69 inches, Total weight: 445 lbs
  • Precor AMT 835: 80 x 35 x 69 inches, Total weight: 412 lbs
  • Precor AMT 885: 80 x 35 x 73 inches, Total weight: 422 lbs

We hope that we’ve cleared up some confusion between these great AMTs. You can’t go wrong with any model; it all depends on your preference and budget. Of course, the earlier models are far more cost effective than the newer top of the line AMT. Whichever you choose, have peace of mind knowing that we have them all in stock!

Precor EFX 883 Elliptical Crosstrainer Review#

Precor EFX 883 Elliptical Crosstrainer Review#


The Precor EFX 883 Elliptical Crosstrainer is one of the newer models of Precor ellipticals and it is easy to tell from its stylish modern design and technology in the elliptical.

One of the most important features when looking for gym equipment is adjustability and customizability. Everyone’s body is different and moves in different ways so it is absolutely vital that the machine you buy can adapt to what you want to do and how you want to move. If certain gym machines make you uncomfortable and cause you distress, you should adjust the settings on them. Luckily, the Precor EFX 883 elliptical uses Precor CrossRamp technology. This means that users can change stride motion (forward and backwards) from between 13 to 40 degrees. This elliptical allows the user to work a large variety of different muscles in their lower body by adjusting degree and stride direction.

The Precor 883 EFX elliptical crosstrainer has fixed handlebars for exercisers who are serious about working on their lower body. The elliptical is also designed to perfectly simulate natural running motion without the impact of actually running or running on a treadmill. The CrossRamp is also great for users of all fitness levels as there are 20 different settings to target different muscle groups or change difficulty.

Additional features include heart rate monitoring built into the handlebars for fitness tracking, P80 console and a variety of preset training programs.

If you’re looking for an extremely stylish and advanced elliptical, the Precor EFX 883 elliptical crosstrainer is a great choice.

Precor AMT 835 with Open Stride Review

The Precor AMT machines are one of the most popular machines at the gym and for good reason too. If you’re not sure what they are, it is a little hard to describe them. They’re an all-in-one cardio machine that is mostly closely related to the elliptical family. Also for those wondering, the Precor AMT 100i and the Precor AMT 835 are essentially the same machine, with the exception of the P30 console on the Precor AMT 835.

The key feature that sets the 835 apart from other ellipticals is the ability to adapt to motions on the fly. Users can easily adjust stride length, from walking to running to deep lunges without having to manually control settings. Stride length can be changed from 0 to 27 inches to target different muscle groups and create a unique workout every time.

Included in the machine are four built in programs and 20 resistance levels to increase or decrease difficulty. No matter which resistance level you choose, the Precor AMT 835 is known for how smooth the strides are, which allows for a more enjoyable workout.

Another added benefit is that the AMT provides a full body workout because the upper arms are movable. The pushing and pulling motion of the arm allows for a full body engagement.

It’s also worth noting that the Precor AMT 835 is a low impact machine which is great for people who have recently suffered injuries and are trying to ease back into shape. It’s ability to change strides on the fly helps to create a pain free workout and allows you to put less stress on injured body parts.

If you are interested in this machine, you’re in luck. We here at Primo Fitness just received a few units, but they’re going quickly. Contact us for more information!

Differences between the Used Precor Elliptical Machines – 546 EXP, 556 EXP, 576 EXP and AMT 100i

Precor EFX 546i Experience Elliptical

Precor EFX 546i Experience Elliptical

Precor is one of the top names in the fitness industry, and especially in the used gym equipment world, so it is no surprise that their used elliptical trainers are highly desired. There are so many different models of elliptical cross trainers from Precor, so figuring out which one is right for you can be a difficult task. This article details the four major elliptical machines from Precor and their main differences, so you can figure out which one is best for you. After you’ve made your choice, you can stop by our warehouse filled with used gym equipment and try them out yourself! Primo Fitness has all of these elliptical machines, plus more, in stock right now.

Update: As of  November 2019, some of the Precor Ellipticals featured in this post are out of stock. Check out our broad selection of Used Ellipticals here.

Precor EFX 546i Experience Elliptical Crosstrainer (mainly lower body)

The Precor EFX 546i Experience Crosstrainer is a high quality elliptical for people who primarily want to work out their lower bodies. The fixed arms allow for increased intensity and focus on the lower body and the built-in heart rate monitor ensures that you are working out as hard as you need to. This elliptical also features the Experience console which allows users to easily change resistance to suit their fitness routine.

Precor EFX 556i Experience Elliptical Crosstrainer (arms, no ramp)

While they are both commercial grade effective cardio machines, the main difference between the 546i and the 556i is that the latter has the added benefit of upper body movement. The 556i has a fixed ramp model, which still allows for a pushing and pulling motion in addition to working out the lower body and the cardio benefit. The Precor EFX 556i Experience Crosstrainer also has a console that allows users to adjust their workout or try out one of the 10 preset programs included with the machine.

Precor EFX 576i Experience Elliptical Crosstrainer (ramps, arms)

Of the three Precor Experience Elliptical Crosstrainers detailed in this post, the EFX 576i offers the most customizability in terms of upper body movement. While the 556i has a fixed ramp arm, the 576i’s upper-body handle-bar’s ramp angle can be adjusted so you can put your hands in a variety of positions for the most comfortable upper and lower body workout. The 576i also features the signature Experience console with all the features that the other elliptical crosstrainers have, such as heart-rate monitor and how many calories you have burned.

Precor AMT 100i Elliptical Crosstrainer (everything adjustable)

The Precor AMT 100i Elliptical Crosstrainer is easily the most sought after elliptical machine on the market right now and for good reason. This machine offers an extremely high amount of versatility in regard to both the upper and lower body. Users of this machine can change their stride lengths, walk or run, do deep lunges and much more, all on the fly. The Precor AMT 100i does not require any manual adjustments, the machine automatically adapts to your body’s changes. It is a machine that must be tried out to truly understand. Similar to the other elliptical, the Precor AMT 100i also has a heart-rate monitor, different programs and resistance level adjustment.

Your choice of used Precor Elliptical machines would vary depending on the type of workout you want and your budget. If you are interested in any of these machines or have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 1-855-909-3366!

Where to Buy Used Precor Ellipticals

Used Precor Ellipticals

Used Precor 576i EllipticalIf you’re wondering where you can buy used Precor ellipticals, look no further than PrimoFitnessUSA.com. When it comes to the elliptical, also known as a “crosstrainer” machine, no other brand reigns supreme as Precor. As the original pioneer of the elliptical machine, Precor prides itself on producing ellipticals that are extremely ergonomic for the user, based on proven science, and superior engineering. We’re proud to carry the Precor brand in our ellipticals, treadmills, indoor exercise bikes, and strength machines.

The elliptical is one of the most popular pieces of cardio equipment that you will find in any gyms today. As one of the standard exercise machines right above the treadmill, the elliptical provides you with a full body cardiovascular workout.

Our 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse has a huge selection of used Precor ellipticals that are in-stock and ready to ship and deliver anywhere in the world. From the older Pre-Experience models to the newer Experience models, we have a huge selection of used Precor ellipticals that are guaranteed to satisfy your fitness needs as well as your budget. You can rest assured that whether you’re buying your elliptical with Primo Fitness as-is, serviced and cleaned, or remanufacturedyou’re getting high quality used gym equipment at a fraction of the cost.

One of the most popular and widely used Precor elliptical is the Precor EFX 576i Experience Elliptical Crosstrainer. This is one of Precor’s high-end offerings and features quality build and construction that delivers reliability and long-lasting performance for your cardiovascular exercise. All of our customers are attracted to this modernized and re-designed model that features greater variety of positions for your hands along with active heart rate monitoring, calorie count, stride rate, and much more.

Find out more about the Precor EFX 576i Elliptical and other used Precor ellipticals on our website today. If you’re in the market to buy your very first elliptical, we highly recommend looking into getting a Precor.

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Precor AMT 100i Elliptical Crosstrainer Review

Precor 100i – Adaptive Motion Trainer
AMT 100i

Precor has raised the Fitness Bar up a notch with the all new Precor AMT Elliptical Cross-Trainer. The Precor AMT takes elliptical training to an all-new level. The Precor AMT makes use of the user’s natural body motion to adjust the stride length and motion without the user needing making any adjustments to the machine.

With the dual action arms the Precor AMT Elliptical offers total control of upper body and lower body resistance, providing a customized workout. For the first time the Precor AMT Elliptical gives the user the immediacy, variety, and natural feeling of running outdoors and allows you to customize your stride length and resistance at any time during the work out.

What makes the Precor AMT 100i so popular is the ability for the user to alter their work-out at their slightest whim, no two work-outs are ever the same. This keeps your mind engaged and your body torn between wanting to experiment with new movements and needing a second to catch your breath.

Precor AMT 100i Features Summary:

  • Unique commercial-quality cardio and muscle toning trainer allows you to adapt to your movement on the fly
  • Contra lateral arm movement for natural motion reflecting the way you naturally move
  • 0- to 27-inch stride length; 4 programs including fat burner, heart rate control, interval and manual
  • Handheld heart rate monitoring with compatibility for wireless monitors
  • 350-pound maximum user weight

Precor AMT Customer Review:

I took the plunge and bought this trainer for my home gym. I have tried numerous machines and found that most ellipticals have a few drawbacks. They are great for reducing impact, compared to a treadmill, but usually constrain movement to a fixed motion. Other than being able to vary the stride length a couple of inches on a few models, they all have exactly the same motion, over and over. It was difficult to find one that fit my gait, and at the same time be suitable for my wife who is only 5 feet tall. Actually impossible would be a better description.

This machine is unique, and should be in its own class of truly variable elliptical training. The stride can be ANYTHING you make it; from stepping to full running gait to a pedaling stride. It even allows a backward pedal stride if you want to really mix up the routine. The machine doesn’t control the gait. You do, and you can vary it any time without touching any electronic controls. You’ll need to try it to really understand.

Very highly recommended!

An actual Precor 100i AMT Customer

Precor Treadmills and Ellipticals

Since 1980, Precor Fitness has manufactured exercise equipment used in major gyms worldwide, setting a high standard for quality, innovation and performance.  Precor’s main goal was to capture the user’s natural movement and created the first shock absorption flex deck for treadmills.

In 1995, Precor Fitness changed the cardio world with the first elliptical crosstrainer and then again with the Adaptive Motion Trainer (AMT), that adapts to the users stride length and motion as it changes during the workout for a more natural feel.

Here are a few pieces of Precor cardio equipment ideal  for your Home or Commercial Gym today:



Precor 546i Experience Elliptical – One of the newest additions to the Precor cardio line is the 546i Experience Series elliptical. The 546i incorporates the latest advances in technology and performance to come out of the Precor research department.



Precor 556i Experience Elliptical – The Precor 556i Experience Elliptical‘s fixed 20° ramp tones your lower muscle groups during your workout. Six buttons control 10 preset programs including one fitness test and a new program can be selected at any time during their workout. Users at any level will find the large buttons easy to use and understand and set controls to reach their goals. The Precor 556i Experience Elliptical would make a great addition for any type of home or commercial gym.



Precor C956i Treadmill – Equipped with advanced Precor technology, the C956i Treadmill with its quiet and powerful 3.2 H.P. motor can stand up to the toughest commercial gym conditions. The Precor C956i Treadmill is a great treadmill to own and use. Professional trainers love the quiet motor and rollers, the extensive workout programs and stylist design.



Precor 966i Experience Treadmill – If you only like the best for your home or commercial gym, the Precor 966i Experience Treadmill is what you are looking for. Loaded with advanced Precor features like Foot Integrated Technology, the ability for the treadmill to learn your stride and adjust the belt speed for a more natural and smoother run.




Precor AMT (Adaptive Motion Trainer) – Precor’s fitness goal from day one was to give the user the feel and comfort of their natural running or walking movement by adjusting AMT’s stride and motion without having to make any adjustments.  The result of their efforts is the Precor AMT cardio cross trainer.

Adaptive motion: By allowing you to alter your motion at the slightest whim of your imagination, no two workouts have to feel the same. This keeps your mind engaged and your body torn between wanting to experiment with new movements and needing a second to catch your breath.

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