Product Features and Advantages:

  • SixStar Certified Frame: As AFG is a SixStar Certified company, the 3.1 AE Elliptical complies with the required 6 elements for it to receive such certification. These elements include: pedal placement, body posture, access to the ground, handlebar spacing, foot path, and smoothness of momentum.
  • Drive System and Flywheel: The AFG 3.1 AE has a front drive system, and a heavy flywheel weighing 23 lbs or 10.5 kilograms.
  • Resistance and Incline: This elliptical offers electromagnetic resistance at 20 levels. It also has a power incline feature and allows users to adjust incline in increments of 5%, for up to 20 levels.
  • Programs: This machine has ten (10) built-in programs for its users to choose from. Aside from manual mode and custom user settings, the AFG 3.1 AE also has the following workout programs: Intervals, Weight Loss, Constant Watts, Muscle Toner, Reverse Train, Oregon Trail, and THR Zone. It uses proFILE™ to track and evaluate the workout performance of up to two users.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: The 3.1 AE allows users to track their heart rate in two ways: through its contact grips, and a Polar® wireless receiver and chest strap for telemetric reading. The chest strap comes for free when purchased through Amazon.
  • Stride Length: This elliptical has a 20-inch stride.
  • Console: The user panel on the 3.1 AE uses LED displays, with 2 feedback windows and 1 progress window. It is easy-to-read, and all the necessary components such as readings for calories burned, time elapsed, RPM, pulse, distance, and watts are seen at a glance. The console also comes with built-in speakers, an in/out jack, and a USB port for software updates.
  • Water Bottle Holder: This machine does come with a water bottle holder conveniently located near the console.
  • Measurements: The AFG 3.1 AE Elliptical has the following dimensions: 76 inches (length) x 24 inches (width) x 67 inches (height).
  • Weight and User Weight Capacity: It weighs 198 lbs or 90 kilograms, and can take user weights of up to 325 lbs or 147 kg.


  • Although it isn’t much of a big deal, the AFG 3.1 AE Elliptical does not come with a cooling fan and media tray. This may add in to the boredom factor, if it weren’t for the speaker and plugs for playing music.
  • The 3.1 AE does take up some space, and does not have transport wheels for ease of storage.
  • To avoid unnecessary noises or clunking, it is highly recommended for users who are not that DIY-savvy to have the machine assembled.

AFG 3.1 AE Elliptical
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent

  • Product Quality
    Editor: 83%
  • Durability
    Editor: 75%
  • Value for Money
    Editor: 89%

Review Summary:

Only three exercise equipment companies have ellipticals that are SixStar certified, and AFG is one of them. Its 3.1 AE Elliptical passes the six-point check conducted by an expert panel proving that this machine delivers on its promise of a natural elliptical feel at a reasonable price.

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