ProForm SmartStrider 735 Elliptical Review 4

ProForm SmartStrider 735 Elliptical Rating

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Pros For just $799, the 735 offers adjustable oversized pedals and a power adjustable incline from 0 to 10 degrees, making it easy to work the lower body and work in interval training routines. In addition, the SpaceSaver ® design makes this trainer very easy to use in smaller spaces or transport and store as needed.
Cons The biggest disadvantage of this trainer is the flywheel weight and weight capacity. With a 18 pound flywheel and weight limit of 300 pounds, this trainer does not offer a very smooth or quiet ride. While the average flywheel weight for entry-level models is somewhere around 17 pounds, you would expect a heavier flywheel for a mid-range trainer offered at this price point.
Summary Overall, you can't beat the price to features ratio of the SmartStrider 735, but the light flywheel is a concern, especially for heavier or larger people who want to use this trainer often. The fact that this trainer can fold up completely is a major advantage for anyone wanting to use this trainer is smaller spaces, or multiple spaces, as it is also equipped with transport wheels and a compact frame.

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ProForm SmartStrider 735 Elliptical Detailed Overview

The SpaceSaver 735 is the mid-level trainer in the Pro-Form SpaceSpaver compact rear drive series, offered for just $799. Unlike the entry-level model, the 735 offers two adjustable features: the oversized pedals and the incline. The oversized foot pedals are adjustable and also include comfortable traction control, perfect for the feel and safety of the user. The incline is power adjustable and can be changed from 0 to 10 degrees, with just one touch from the console, and there are 20 digital resistance levels as well.  However, the distance of the stride is not specified. When it comes to the console, this trainer comes with a 5 inch back-lit LCD display screen that is equipped with 22 workout apps (11 calorie and 11 performance), as well as an iPod compatible music port and two speakers.  This trainer is also equipped with iFit compatibility, which allows users to access hundreds of workouts, in addition to routes from Google Maps, but the module nor the subscription are included. The console tracks a number of stats and is formatted in RaceTrack (TM) display for easy tracking. Like other Pro-Form trainers, the 735 is designed with a durable, commercial-grade steel frame and Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR) technology. The warranty offered for this trainer is lifetime on the warranty, two years on parts and one year on labor.

Our Favorite Features

  • Rear drive design
  • Price to features ratio
  • SpaceSacer® design (folds up)
  • Adjustable pedals
  • Power adjustable stride up to 10 degrees
  • iFit enabled

ProForm SmartStrider 735 Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:4-stars
Compact / Folding:Yes
Incline:0-10 degrees
Stride Length:18 inches
Flywheel:18 LBS
Programs:22 Workout Apps
Weight Capacity:300 LBS
Dimensions:65" L x 25" W x 74" H

Our Least Favorite Features

  • Lighter flywheel weight of 18 pounds (makes the trainer noisier and bumpier)
  • Smaller LCD display at only 5 inches
  • No in-handle controls
  • iFit module sold separately

 The Bottom Line

The Pro-Form SmartStrider 735 is the ideal trainer for anyone looking to save money but still get a trainer that is pretty durable and easy to use. For the price, this trainer offers great adjustable features and a fairly advanced console but it’s not going to be the quietest or smoothest trainer for this price point. The bottom line is that if you are looking for a fairly reliable trainer that has some customizable options but is not over the $1,000 price point, the SmartStrider 735 is a smart buy.

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