Tunturi Pure R 10 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Tunturi Pure R 10.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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As the top product in the Pure range of cross trainers, the Tunturi Pure R 10.0 has been designed to include features you will rarely find on a cross trainer to make your workouts both more effective and more interesting.

These range from an e-book reader to a realistic video display of your running progress and even being able to send emails, all while you workout.

Design features

The main feature of the Tunturi Pure R 10.0 is the simplicity of the design. By reducing the size of the flywheel housing compared to other cross trainers in the same price range, this keeps the weight much lower at 70kg.

While this still isn’t light, there is a set of wheels attached to the front stabilizer bar that makes it a little easier to move if required.

Tunturi Pure R 10.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer


Instead of the usual front and rear stabilizing bar on the base of the frame, this cross trainer features a larger triangular shaped support raised off the ground. As well as increasing stability while training this also makes it easier for you to step on and off the foot plates.

With a shorter stride length than some cross trainers at 16″, the Tunturi Pure R 10.0 is ideally suited for anyone under 6ft tall.

If you are taller and looking for a cross trainer with a longer stride length, then the Tunturi C85 features a 19″ stride length, with similar workout programmes, a colour monitor and for a similar price.

Workout programmes

From the main menu’s list of options, ‘Training’ offers you a variety of workout programmes to suit different fitness levels.

These include Quick Start, Manual, Target HR, Watt Control, T-Ride, T-Road, T-Music, Own Training and Fitness Test.

  • Quick start – Simply requires you to start the foot plates moving to begin the workout. Once in motion you can adjust the resistance through 58 different levels.
  • Manual – Allows you to set targets for your workout, such as distance and time. The screen then displays your target and your progress towards that target. Once you reach your target an audible alert will sound and allow you to carry on your training.
  • Target HR – Similar to manual, you can set a target heart rate before starting your workout. You can then adjust the target heart rate during your workout by simply moving the on-screen slider.
  • Watt control – The main resistance workout programmes. 5 different types have been included and while 2 of these are aimed at lower levels of resistance, there are 3 more intense workouts to provide a challenging workout for people of all fitness abilities.

Programmes 6 to 10 are the heart rate controlled programs which will require a constant heart rate measurement. This is made easier with the Tunturi Pure R 10.0 featuring pulse grips on the shorter handlebars.

If you would like to be free to use the larger handles then a good quality heart rate monitor belt is recommended, such as the Polar versions.

Tunturi Pure R 10.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Tunturi Pure R 10.0 – Features Summary

  • Flywheel Weight: 9 kg
  • Stride Length: 16 Inches
  • Operating Environment: Home Use / Light Commercial
  • Heart Rate Hand Sensors: Yes
  • Ergometer: Yes, 350W / 60RPM
  • Power Adapter: 26V/3.46A
  • 10,2″ LCD touch screen
  • Languages: 8
  • Media Player, Send & Read email, E-books, Wi-Fi
  • USB x2, MP3, Dock your smart phone or USB
  • Programmes: Quick start, Manual, Constant Watt, HRC(6), T-Road(3), T-Music, T-Ride(5), T-Scale, Preset(10), User(100), Users (20), Race

Workout programmes unique to Tunturi

T-Ride is one of 3 workout programmes that are unique to Tunturi exercise equipment. Once you have selected your preferred terrain you just need to set the start and end points for your training session.

The resistance can be altered throughout the workout by moving the on-screen slider to set the gear.

T-Road offers all the features of the T-Ride styled exercise program but with an added benefit of being able to see your progress in a video on the screen.

T-Music workouts are controlled by your heart rate. Music will be played during a 40 minute workout which will see the tempo of the music adjust to meet your effort level and heart rate.

While not a programme you will need to use often, the Tunturi Pure R 10.0 also features a multi-step fitness test.

This will initially start at a low level of resistance and slowly increase until you reach 85% of your maximum heart rate.

Using data saved in your user profile, the fitness test can be used to provide accurate information about your current aerobic fitness level as well as details about the effectiveness of your oxygen uptake.

An overall maximum oxygen uptake grade can then be calculated from 1 to 7, with 1 being a low level of fitness and 7 being excellent. You can then perform this test over a series of weeks or months to monitor improvements in your fitness.

Display console design and training resistance

Tunturi Pure R 10.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer


The display console on the Tunturi Pure R 10.0 is completely free of any buttons, instead offering a 10.2″ touch screen interface.

The main navigation buttons are kept together on the left of the screen and use a series of icons to help reduce the space they take up on the screen. This also makes it a bit easier to identify what each one does.

While there are the main use of the Tunturi Pure R 10.0 is to provide you with an effective workout, the options on the display ensure this is also enjoyable.

Access to the internet, WIFI and an e-book reader are just a few of the options available for when you don’t want to be staring at workout information the entire training session.

For the e-book reader the only requirement is that the e-book is stored on the USB that slides into the display console, which supports various different file formats such as plain text and ePub (does not include PDF).

Tunturi Pure R 10.0 Elliptical

The Tunturi Pure R 10.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer with its wide range of resistance levels, workout programmes and unique features such as internet access is an excellent choice for anyone looking to buy a new high quality cross trainer.

This is also available as both a front and rear driven cross trainer depending on your personal training preference.

The 20 year warranty on the frame and 2 year warranty on electronics and parts is testament to the high quality design and manufacture that has made Tunturi one of the leading exercise machine companies in the world.

Product dimensions: 166cm (L) x 69cm (W) x 164cm (H)
Product weight: 70kg
User weight limit: 150kg

Update September 2021

This product is no longer available for purchase online. To find current alternatives, please see the recent reviews of Cross Trainers.

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