EX-79 Elliptical

SKU: HEP0386-01
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Why We Made This

The EX79 has all the features you want to get a killer workout. You know, the power incline, the 20 resistance levels, the speaker system, etc. The real beauty? You can still just get on and go.

Full Product Specifications
  • SixStar Certified™ platform gives the most natural feel you’ll find on an elliptical
  • Heavy 17.6-lb flywheel provides additional stability and an even smoother ride
  • We can’t stop with the comfort: Ergonomically shaped footpads add even more
  • 20 resistance levels, 12 programs with goal tracking plus 20-level power incline give you plenty of options for keeping your workout fresh
  • Longer 2-year parts warranty eliminates worry


14 reviews
5 of 5 found this review helpful.

emily g. (Buffalo Grove, IL)


Great machine, minor issues.

This is a great machine. We had a really hard time finding an elliptical that could fit in our basement given the low ceiling. This one worked out great. I love the display, especially love that you can save different users so my husband and I don't have to reprogram each time. The built in fan is another great feature, it has a nice low setting so it's not blasting in your face. The audio jack is great as I can watch videos/listen to music on my iphone while i work out. One of my favorite things about the unit is the assembly instructions. Rather than give you a giant piece of paper with a big bag or parts, Horizon actually prints the instructions step by step in a large card stock 'book' i guess you would call it. Within each step, they have the tools needed for that step actually attached to the card stock and each step is separated by a line. So it's basically fool proof. I wish everything was designed with the end user in mind like that.

My only complaints so far:
* It squeaks. It's minor and I generally don't hear it with the fan and my music on.
* The space between the two arms is pretty narrow. I find that if I don't keep good form the arms can sometimes hit my boobs. Also have you ever gotten tired while riding an elliptical and put your hands over the center console to rest while you're using it? Not really doable on this machine as the arms will run into you. Again, it's probably not really a con because it forces you to maintain good form, but just wanted to point it out.

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DBB (Bear, DE)


Very impressed

Was new to the elliptical market and did quite a bit of research while wading through the countless reviews of both inexpensive and very expensive units. It appeared as if the $1,000.00 price point was where one needed to serious look at for a semi-pro unit, with the needed features, and designed to hold up after rigorous use. Picked up the EX79-02 and have been very satisfied. Have had no issues even after weeks of use, no noises, clicking or rattling, and we are now working on customizing workouts now to move beyond the stock (plentiful) programs. Highly recommended, watch out for step 2 in the install guide for a small bolt part number typo, and set it up where you want it, because it is heavy.

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HappyCustomer (Apex, NC)


Excellent so far...

Bought EX-79 about 3 months ago. Horizon replaced the broken part during delivery promptly with no issues or delays. We use the elliptical at least thrice a week for 45 minute each. The elliptical is very quiet (on a carpeted floor) and performs very well. No issues so far.. Display and the buttons are very easy to learn and use once you get a hang of it. Being able to connect my iphone for music is really nice with good speaker volume. The only reason I gave 4 star is that I don't think the elliptical is calculating the calories burnt correctly. Irrespective of the incline percentage or the level, the calorie burnt seem to be exactly the same at the end of the lap. It's not a big deal for me. But it may be for some. But overall, an excellent product and would definitely recommend it.

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tried models that were 2,500 and gave them a thumbs down. For the money this elliptical is more bang for the buck than the more expensive models.

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excellent machine!!

my husband was impressed by the secure packaging! he set it up smoothly! and now I LOVE using it!!! it is letting me reach my fitness goals! The only trouble now is getting me off of this machine! It is so comfortable to use. I love the controls! excellent machine!!!

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Product Specifications


Frame Type SixStar Certified™ Elliptical Frame
Incline Type Power Incline
Incline Range 20 Levels
Stride Length Extra-Long, 51 cm / 20"
Flywheel 8 kg / 17.6 lbs
Pedal Type Oversized Foot Pedals, MaxTone™ Gel-Cushioned Arch Support
Step-On Height 25 cm / 10"
Pedal Spacing 0 cm / 0"


Display Type 14.6 cm / 5.75" Blue Backlit LCD
Workout Feedback Time, Distance, Speed, Calories, Heart Rate, Program Level, Watts
Programs 12 Programs - Manual, Speed Intervals, Endurance Intervals, Peak Intervals, Cardio Burn, Muscle Toner, Strength Builder, Nature Trail, Peak Descent, Mountain Climb, Custom 1, Custom 2
Heart Rate Contact Grips
Speakers MP3-Compatible Speakers, Audio-In Jacks
Workout Tracking GoalCenter™ Performance Tracking


Extras COOLfit™ Personal Fan, Water Bottle Holder, Reading Rack, Accessories Tray

Resistance System

Resistance System ECB Magnetic Brake
Resistance Levels 20 Levels

Tech Specs

Power Requirements 110 - 120 Volt Circuit
Assembled Dimensions (L x W x H) 190 x 56 x 165 cm / 75 x 22 x 65"
Assembled Weight 91 kg / 200 lbs
Shipping Dimensions (L x W x H) 132 x 76 x 48 cm / 52 x 30 x 19"
Shipping Weight 102 kg / 224 lbs
User Weight Capacity 147 kg / 325 lbs