Smooth Fitness CE 9.0 Elliptical Review – Gorgeous High-Tech Training for Tablet Owners
The Smooth CE 9.0 elliptical trainer is near the top of Smooth’s lineup for 2013. It combines excellent ergonomics with MySmooth, which requires a tablet computer. MySmooth delivers personal training via interactive video of natural surroundings. As the terrain changes in the video, the elliptical’s resistance adjusts accordingly. You can connect your tablet to a larger TV screen to enhance the experience. With a big screen you’ll feel as if you’re actually traveling around Crater Lake or climbing the Alps!
Other highlights of the Smooth CE 9.0 include 33 standard workouts (no tablet required), an adjustable stride, green power, and an industry-leading warranty.
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Elliptical Hits of the Smooth CE 9.0
- Green power – There’s no wall plug! This high-tech elliptical harnesses people power to drive the flywheel, run the console and charge your tablet or iPhone.
- Adjustable stride – The stride can be manually adjusted from 19” to 23” to simulate a cross-country glide.
- Moving handlebars –The handlebars can be left stationary or moved to get a total body workout.
- Handlebar controls – The Smooth CE 9.0 elliptical has convenient handlebar controls for the resistance.
- Heavy drive – Smooth Fitness ellipticals have heavier than average flywheels, which is a major reason they provide such a “smooth” ride.
- Program variety – The elliptical console is equipped with 33 workout programs or modes: manual mode, random mode, 22 preset workouts, four heart rate control workouts, a fitness test, and four customizable programs. There are 24 intensity levels. Besides that, you can download the MySmooth system to your tablet computer for video workouts that simulate outdoor training. Experience some of the world’s most beautiful pathways, but without bad weather or bears!
- Heart rate monitors – Wireless and contact heart rate monitors are included. These can be used with four built-in target heart rate workout programs.
- Speakers – Amplify tunes from your tablet or MP3 player with the SmoothSound audio system.
- Capacity – This sturdy elliptical trainer weighs 316 pounds and has a 400-pound user weight capacity.
- Excellent warranty – Owners of the Smooth CE 9.0 get a lifetime warranty on the frame and braking system, eight years of protection for all parts & electronics, and two years in-home labor. This is absolutely an industry-leading warranty, yet for a limited time Smooth is tacking on another two years of parts protection for a total of 10 years.
What’s not to love? This elliptical trainer might take up too much space. It’s just 26” wide but 83” long. (That’s almost seven feet.)
Overall Rating for the Smooth Fitness CE 9.0 Elliptical
The Smooth CE 9.0 gets five stars in our review. The MySmooth system provides excellent motivation to exercise, and the fitness test (one of 33 built-in programs) helps you track your improvement over months and years. This elliptical trainer also has top-notch ergonomics and is backed by the industry’s best warranty. Highly recommended!