I have had a Bremshey Orbit Control 16R for several months so I can say I have thoroughly road-tested it and am in a position to write a considered and balanced customer review. This machine stinks. I am not unusually tall but have to hunch forward to hold the handle bars. It also wobbles and makes clunking noises the whole time. On the hand, both these problems may have been caused by my inability to put it together properly since it came with no remotely useful assembly instructions. But these problems are minor irritations compared to the electronics. Every budding software developer should buy one of these cross-trainers as a lesson in how not to design a customer-friendly interface. There is nothing remotely intuitive about the control panel. It is not even counter-intuitive, which would make things easier. It is wilfully baffling. For example, you have to go through about seven steps before you reach a point where you can change the resistance manually. And then it shows you the resistance not as a number but as a series of lines bunched close together, making it impossible to figure out whether your work-out is harder or easier than your last session. Oh yes, and the heart rate function, which is supposed to work with my Polar heart rate monitor, is usually wildly inaccurate causing the machine to beep constantly at me as a warning of my imminent death. This may also be why the programme suddenly freezes for no apparent reason which means that when I look down to check my progress I find it has been stuck at seven minutes for the past 30 seconds. Sadly, for the money I paid I can't justify replacing this horrible elliptical any time soon, so I am stuck with it. Please do not make the same mistake as me. Avoid this brand at all costs.