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BlueStar SeniorTech

BlueStar SeniorTech is a veteran owned and operated medical alert service with a wider range of products than most medical alert services. In addition to in-home systems and mobile systems, this compa

Acadian OnCall

Acadian OnCall doesn't offer as many packages as most medical alert services, but it offers the three main types of systems – in-home landline, in-home cellular and mobile GPS system. While the

Medical Alert

Owned and operated by Connect America, Medical Alert isn’t a particularly memorable brand name (I've lost count of the times co-workers have asked me if I miss-capitalized "medical alert&qu

GreatCall

GreatCall is unlike most medical alert services, as this service focuses only on mobile medical alert systems. There are no traditional in-home systems in this service's offerings, and rightly so &nda

Stamina Magnetic Upright

The Stamina Magnetic Upright is one of two exercise bikes we reviewed in the $200 to $300 price range. The other is the Exerpeutic Gold 575 XLS, which folds for easy storage. Both machines have transp

Marcy Recumbent ME-709

The Marcy Recumbent ME-709’s high-backed seat is padded with high-density foam. This affordable recumbent exercise bike also has foam-covered handlebars and counter-balanced pedals, but it&rsquo

XTERRA Fitness FB350

The XTERRA Fitness FB350 is a new release from XTERRA Fitness that upgrades the popular FB150 with a redesigned seat. Priced below $150, it’s the most affordable exercise bike we reviewed. The m

Sunny Health & Fitness

The Sunny Health & Fitness Recumbent SF-RB4601 is an entry-level exercise bike with a walk-through recumbent frame. There are no workout presets on-board, but it has eight levels of magnetic resis

Exerpeutic Gold 575 XLS

The Exerpeutic Gold 575 XLS is an upright exercise bike with a lightweight yet durable steel frame. Featuring 21 workout presets and 16 levels of resistance, it is the best folding exercise bike we re

NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro

The NordicTrack GX 4.4 Pro holds its own as a durable, well-performing upright exercise bike. With 30 workout presets and 25 levels of digital resistance, it provides many onboard options to add varie

Schwinn 270 Recumbent

The Schwinn 270 Recumbent is the best recumbent exercise bike among the four we reviewed. It has a solid, sturdy frame, impressive functionality and many nice add-ons. While its MSRP of $549 makes it

Nautilus U618

We chose the Nautilus U618 as our best pick in exercise bikes because it has so many features to maximize comfort, convenience and performance. With 29 workout presets and 25 levels of resistance, it&

Marcy Club 200

The Marcy Club 200 is an affordable weight stack machine with a price tag below $800. It costs about $30 less than our best value pick, the Body-Solid Powerline BSG10X, and has many comparable feature

Bio Force Extreme

The Bio Force Extreme has an MSRP just under $1,600. It looks a lot like the Body-Solid G1S, the Bowflex Xtreme 2SE and the Marcy Club 200, but it’s the only home gym we reviewed that uses total

Horizon Evolve 5

Our reviewers like the Horizon Evolve 5 because it’s sturdy and stable. They also appreciate its straightforward user interface and how it tracks workout distance at up to 1/100 of a mile, which

ProForm SMART Pro 12.9

The ProForm SMART Pro 12.9 is a close cousin to our top elliptical, the NordicTrack C12.9. In fact, the ProForm and NordicTrack brands both fall under the Icon Health & Fitness umbrella, and their

NordicTrack C9.5

During our last review of elliptical machines, the NordicTrack C9.5 earned our highest rating. This popular elliptical continues to make a competitive showing as one of the best home machines availabl

Nautilus E618

The Nautilus E618 is priced hundreds of dollars below comparably equipped ellipticals in our lineup. It has a 30-pound flywheel and a 22-inch stride length. Like the Bowflex BXE216, it has multi-posit

ProForm SMART Pro 9000

The ProForm SMART Pro 9000 is the leader of the brand’s Pro Series pack. Comparable in most other ways, the main differences between this treadmill and the SMART Pro 5000 are the size of its scr

NordicTrack Commercial 2950

The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 is one of the most impressive treadmills on the home fitness market. It’s also one of the most expensive machines we reviewed. With a more affordable price tag, i

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