Smooth CE 3.6 Elliptical Review

Smooth CE 3.6 Elliptical Trainer | Smooth Fitness CE 3.6

Smooth CE 3.6 Elliptical Trainer

 

The Smooth CE 3.6 Elliptical Trainer

There is a new trend in exercise field right now that is sweeping the country, and that trend is all about the elliptical workouts.

Elliptical trainers in general and the Smooth CE 3.6 particularly are getting more popular due to their ability to offer a non-impact, full aerobic capacity workout. They help you exercise your full body during one workout session, and all on one machine. Elliptical movement is non-impact since it mimics the shape of natural path of the knee, ankle and hip joints during running, walking or jogging.

Most fitness experts will tell you that Smooth Fitness CE 3.6 is one of the better designed rear-drive elliptical trainers on the market. It uses a roller-less technology that reduces the noise level, and it includes some of the advanced features from Smooth Fitness line of DMT machines.

 

Top Features

  • The LCD display is backlit and oversized for easy reading
  • 18″ stride length
  • 10 built-in programs
  • Heart rate sensors on handlebars
  • Wireless HR control with optional chest belt
  • 16 intensity levels of Magnetic Resistance
  • Built-in iPod docking station with speakers
  • The foot pedals are ergonomic and pivoting
  • Rear drive elliptical
  • Adjustable cooling fan
  • Transport go wheels
  • User capacity – 300 lbs
  • Unit wt/dimensions: 175 lbs/ 76″ L x 26″ W x 67″ H
  • Warranty: lifetime on frame and brake, 3 years on parts, 2 years on labor

 

Why Smooth Fitness CE 3.6?

The Smooth CE 3.6 is a good choice for people who want a compact rear-drive elliptical trainer.

This elliptical really makes a difference with the pair of pivoting foot pedals. They mimic your body’s natural motion, which increases the benefits of your workout.

Smooth Fitness CE 3.6 is able to monitor not just your heart rate, but your complete workout progress. It will keep track of your speed, time, distance, calories burned, and much more.

 

Video Review by Smooth Fitness

 

Smooth CE 3.6 vs. Top 5 Performers in Under $1,500 Category

ELLIPTICAL TRAINERSole E35Best Fitness E1 Xterra Free Style 5.8eSole E55Smooth CE 7.4
ELLIPTICAL TRAINERSole Fitness E35Best Fitness E1 Xterra Fitness Free Style 5.8eSole E55Smooth Fitness CE 7.4
RATINGWinner1st Runner UpTop 5 PerformerTop 5 PerformerCOMPARED
IMAGE”Sole”Best”Xterra”Sole”Smooth
USD PRICE$1489$1110$1,299$1499$1599
PRICE-PERFORMANCE5 stars4.5 stars4 stars4 stars5 stars
EXPERT REVIEWExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert Review
VISIT SITEVISIT SITEVISIT SITEVISIT SITEVISIT SITE
GRADEHomeHomeHomeHomeHome
UPPER BODY WORKYESYESYESYESYES
FLYWHEEL25 lbs25 lbs27 lbs
RESISTANCE LEVELS1617202016
RESISTANCE TYPEMagneticMagneticMagneticMagneticMagnetic
INCLINEYES
0° - 30°
power Incline
NOYES
20 levels of power incline
YES
0° - 40°
NO
STRIDE LENGTH20-to-22-inch power adjustable 21"20"20"21"
PROGRAMS1012121015
COOLING FANYESYESYESYESYES
FOLDINGNONONONONO
MAX. USER WEIGHT375 lbs275 lbs400 lbs375 lbs350lbs
HEART RATE CONTROLYES
Contact HR sensor + wireless
YES
Contact HR sensor
YES
Contact HR sensor + incl. heart rate chest strap
YES
Contact HR sensor + wireless
YES
Contact HR sensor + Wireless Chest Belt
DISPLAY TYPE AND FUNCTIONSLCD console with vibrant 7.5-inch blue LCD display that tracks time, distance, calories, and resistance, and all the other parameters for comfortably control your workout
A large and bright blue backlit LCD with white letters offers high visibility. Powers on/off automatically when you start/stop your workout. 7.5" bright widescreen blue backlit workout LCD display to keep you informed about speed, calories burned, time, distance, pulse, and and other key factorsVibrant 7.5-inch blue LCD display tracks time, distance, calories, resistance, incline, pulse, and pace4-window, dot matrix extra bright LED display to monitor your workout progress on 15 programs
ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONSPower incline, iPod and MP3 ready, built-in speakers, Adjustable oversize foot pedals designed with a 2 degree inward, 2 User Profiles, Chest strap for heart rate monitoring, Water bottle holderCompact footprint. Safe and stable with balanced powder-coated steel frame. Moving arms allows for a dual-action. Contact HR grips. Easy step-up height Heavy duty steel frame, Easy to use hand-grips with controls to adjust the level of incline and resistance, Front transport wheels, Multi-Grip handlebars, Display console comes with an integrated swivel fan, an MP3 player jack and speaker systemPower incline for additional resistance and variable positions
iPod and MP3 ready + speakers
Custom-designed foot pedals
2 User Defined Programs
Ergonomic pivoting foot pedals emulating natural movement of your body. An integrated iPod docking station with powerful built in speakers + MP3 audio input
DIMENTIONS68 x 34 x 23 inches
(W x H x D)
48 x 30 x 66 inches
(L x W x H)
75.6 x 28 x 63 inches
(L x W x H)
66 x 33 x 23 inches
(W x H x D)
83 x 27 x 67 inches (L x W x H)
UNIT WEIGHT200 lbs215 lbs243 lbs232 lbs210 lbs
WARRANTYLifetime: frame and brake
5 years on parts
2 years on labor
15 years frame
10 years motor
2 years electronics/parts
6 month wear
1 year labor
Lifetime on frame and brake
7 years on parts
1 years on labor
Parts / Electronics: 5 Years
Frame / Brake: Lifetime
Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)
Lifetime frame and brake
7 years parts, electronics
2 years in-home labor

 

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Best Fitness BFCT1 prosWhat You May Not Like about the Smooth CE 3.6

During our testing, we noticed that a bolt connecting the pedal arm to the crank arm got loosen, causing one of the pedal arms to scrape against the plastic of the drive-wheel housing. Though it’s not a big deal, frequent tightening might be needed.

 

Best Fitness BFCT1 prosWhat You Will Like about the Smooth CE 3.6

  • Compact rear drive elliptical with “18” stride
  • Easy-to-read backlit LCD display
  • Both wireless control and pulse heart rate reading grips on handlebars
  • 5 yr. parts and 2 yr. labor warranty
  • iPod docking station with speakers

 

The Smooth Fitness CE 3.6 – Summary

In conclusion I feel that this new Smooth CE 3.6 2014 model is one of the better elliptical trainers on the market today. It weighs 192 pounds and won’t slip and slide while exercising, plus it keeps track of your heart rate and workout statistics.

Though it’s not a commercial grade machine, the Smooth Fitness CE 3.6 showed good results in our tests and therefore we’ve chosen it to be one of our top picks with “under $1,500” price category and in addition it shines among users that bought it.

 

 

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