1100 HR Elliptical Trainer Review

Eclipse 1100 Elliptical Trainer


  • Length 3'9" (47.5 In)
  • Width 2'2" (26.5 In)
  • Height 5' (61 In)
  • Weight 100 pounds

The Eclipse 1100 HR is a very compact elliptical trainer. It is very portable and comes with caster wheels at the base of the elliptical trainer. Simply tilt the elliptical trainer forward and wheel it in front of your TV. Once your done, simply wheel it back to your bedroom.

Adjustable resistance/peddles

  • Electronic magnetic variable resistance
  • No peddle adjustment

Resistance changes automatically based on the program you choose. Large, slip-resistant foot platforms for stability and ample foot room.

The variable magnetic resistance system is quite reliable and allows the user to adjust from 10 different preset programs all at the touch of a button. This makes it ideal for every member of your family. I love the fact that you can program the 1100 HR to automatically adjust it's resistance.

Elliptical stride

  • 15" Diameter stride

A pretty small stride but given the size of this elliptical, it fits. This elliptical is not made for larger individuals.

Display/control panel

  • LCD screen
  • Speed
  • Distance travelled
  • Time
  • Calories burned
  • Pulse


  • 10 preset programmes
  • 2 heart rate controlled programmes

In this price range, you’d be hard pressed to find an elliptical trainer with 10 programmes and 2 heart rate controlled programmes.

The programmed workouts that the Eclipse 1100 HR provides is what sets it apart from other units in this price range.

Simply pick a workout, enter the length, and off you go. At Every few intervals, the resistance will change based on the time you entered. The Eclipse 1100 HR offers a variety of workout programs such as hiking, peak and endurance training that can test even the toughest athlete.


  • Sturdy and durably constructed
  • Compact, solid construction. Made from solid steel
  • Maximum user weight: 275 pounds

A very tough and sturdy elliptical trainer. I like the fact that the Eclipse 1100 HR can support up to 275 pounds.

Heart rate monitor

  • Yes
  • Pulse sensors located on handle bars

Dual action handle bars

  • Yes

The Eclipse 1100 HR gives you the option of using the linked action system, dual action handlebars or the stationary focus bar. It depends on the kind of workout you want.

Warranty and service

  • 1 year
  • Delivered within 5 to 10 days via UPS
  • 30 day money back gaurantee

As with the Smooth ME, the Eclipse 1100 HR has outstanding customer service. Customer support at Fitness Quest is superior and they are very responsive to your questions. Even email questions and queries were returned promptly.

Price/cost effectiveness

  • $390.95 includes shipping to U.S residents only (excluding Hawaii and Alaska). Additional shipping costs may apply to other countries.

At a price of $390.95, you’ll be hard pressed to find an elliptical trainer with the same durability and variety than the Eclipse 1100 HR. Dollar for dollar, this elliptical trainer is hard to beat. If you are on a tight budget and need to find an elliptical trainer that's tough enough to last with the necessary programs to keep you entertained, than the Eclipse 1100 HR is for you.

All elliptical features have been reviewed and the conclusion is that this elliptical machine is just what the doctor ordered.

If you don’t have money to burn, this is one elliptical trainer worth looking at.

Special features

The Eclipse 1100 HR uses a system called “Orbital Linkage System”. The OLS basically provides a full elliptical range without the drop off feeling while keeping the range “oval” as opposed to up and down. Given the frame size, most elliptical trainers in this price range tend to go up and down as opposed to an elliptical motion.

There is also a reverse motion on the Eclipse 1100 HR. You have the option of going forward or going backward. Each works different muscle groups.

The Eclipse 1100 HR also has caster wheels underneath the frame for easy transportation. If portability is an issue, this elliptical trainer only weights 100 pounds and can be easily transported from room to room.

Overall this is a fantastic piece of exercise equipment. You simply won’t find a better elliptical product in this price range.

If you are looking for solid elliptical trainer for under a $500 than you might want to consider the Eclipse 1100 HR trainer.


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