Smooth Fitness CE 2.5 Elliptical Machine Review
Smooth Fitness finally made an elliptical machine which is not too expensive. The new Smooth CE 2.5 belongs to the low-middle price range. We wholeheartedly support this Smooth's decision, probably like most of fitness enthusiasts do. If you don't have too much money to spend on an exercise machine, but still want to see a high-grade elliptical in your home, the CE 2.5 could be the right choice for you. Let's take a look at how this 2013 model is rated in recent reviews. To figure out how the CE 2.5 competes with other ellipticals in the Smooth product line and what it has to offer in comparison to machines similar in price and features, we made a simple comparison to the next-up model - the Smooth CE 3.0 XT. The specs of both the consoles are almost same: blue backlit LCD, audio system with two speakers, auxiliary input jack compatible with any audio device including iPod, MP3 players, CD players, heart rate support with optional wireless heart rate strap, bottle holder and so on. Surprisingly, the CE 3.0 is a bit heavier machine with a smaller footprint. This puts it in the class of the super-space-saving ellipticals crosstrainers. Generally more weight means better stability. The real big difference is in stride lenghts. The CE 3.0XT offers an adjustable stride length ranging from 17 to 20 inches, while the CE 2.0 has a 19-inch stride length.
To be clear, both ellipticals are great machines. By comparing their features we want to show you what you can get for a minimal difference in a price. With an adjustable stride length the CE 3.0 meets the needs of any kind of users, including short and tall people, from beginner to serious strength trainer. In the other hand, if you are looking for a high-grade machine designed for an average home user, the CE 2.5 could be the right machine for you. It depends on your needs. In both cases you can rest assured because you're protected by an industry leading warranty, including lifetime warranty on frame and braking system and 3-year warranty on all parts.
Where to buy Smooth Fitness ellipticals
The old, good Smooth Fitness has gone out of business. The brand belongs to the other maufacturer, now. It offers new elliptical series, which have nothing similar (except the name) with the old, proven crosstrainers. If you are looking to buy Smooth Fitness elliptical trainer, rather get one of the proven elliptical machines, such as: the Horizon EX59 or even more expensive the Sole e35.