ProForm SmartStrider 935 Elliptical Review 4

ProForm SmartStrider 935 Elliptical Rating

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Pros The console and advanced entertainment options are the shining star on this trainer. With a 7 inch full-color touchscreen display, a wireless heart rate monitoring system, and iFit capability, users have multiple ways to set workout goals and track them.
Cons There are very differences from 735 model and the 935, with the exception of $200 and the console. One of the biggest disadvantage to this trainer is the lighter flywheel at 18 pounds (which is the same as the mid-level model), combined with the 350 weight capacity. While the 735 has a capacity of 300 pounds, the 935 upped the weight limit but without making the flywheel any heavier, which means a noisier and bumpier ride.
Summary The 935 offers the same adjustable features as the 735, but includes a much more advanced console and more attractive display with a full-color touchscreen display and multiple ways to challenge yourself and track workouts. For the price point of $999, you would expect a flywheel weight somewhere around 20 pounds or more, with a weight capacity closer to 400 pounds, but this model has the same 18 pound flywheel as the less expensive model.

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ProForm SmartStrider 935 Elliptical Detailed Overview

The SpaceSaver 935 is the elite trainer in the Pro-Form SpaceSpaver compact rear drive series, offered for $1,299. The console is perhaps the most attractive feature of this trainer, which comes with a 7 inch full-color touchscreen display with Android web browser and iFit capability. The iFit program is an advanced way for users to choose from hundreds of workouts designed by celebrity trainers like Jillian Michaels, to keep you motivated and working toward your personal fitness goals. You have to purchase the module and subscription separately, but the program is a great addition to your trainer. In addition, users can choose from 30 pre-set workout programs, access 24 digital levels of resistance, and enjoy hands-free heart rate monitoring with the Polar ® wireless heart rate monitoring system (there are also EKG sensors in the handle-bars for more traditional heart rate monitoring).  When it comes to customizable features, users can adjust the oversized pedals, that are fit with traction control, or the incline, with power adjustable incline up to 10 degrees. The length of the stride is not specified by Pro-Form. Just like other trainers in the series by Pro-Form, the 935 is built with a durable, commercial-grade steel frame and Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR) technology. The warranty for this trainer is lifetime for the frame, three years for parts and one year for labor.

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Our Favorite Features

  • Rear drive design
  • In-handle controls
  • Full-color touch screen display with Android web browser
  • Wireless heart rate monitor included
  • SpaceSacer ® design (folds up)
  • Adjustable pedals
  • Power adjustable stride up to 10 degrees
  • iFit enabled

ProForm SmartStrider 935 Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:4-stars
Compact / Folding:Yes
Incline:0-10 degrees
Stride Length:18 inches
Flywheel:18 LBS
Programs:30 Workout Apps
Weight Capacity:325 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)
  • Stride length is not advertised
  • No reading rack/accessories tray on console
  • iFit module sold separately

The Bottom Line

The Pro-Form SmartStrider 935 and the mid-level version, the 735, are essentially the same trainer with very few differences between the two, except for the price difference of $200. If you are not concerned with advanced entertainment features or wireless heart rate monitoring included, the 735 offers the same adjustable features and drive system, which would save you $200. However, if you are looking for a more advanced, attractive, console, the 935 does not disappoint.

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