Smooth CE 3.0XT Compact Elliptical Review (Discontinued) 4

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Pros This adjustable elliptical features a variety of stride lengths and other features that can support a variety of users. There is also a diverse array of workout programs – 19 in all. You can customize a workout or use one of the present cardio ones. 24 different intensity levels will provide a continual challenge.
Cons Some CE 3.0XT models do not come with any sort of mp3 compatibility, which is rare for today’s machines. Check prior to purchase to ensure your unit features the updated SmoothSound Audio System. The heart rate monitor also isn’t wireless, returning to a more old school format of using the hand grips to monitor your heart rate during a workout.
Summary All of Smooth’s products are of high quality and yield satisfactory results from users. With a great warranty for both frame and brakes, you will find in the CE 3.0XT a simple, effective machine without a lot of complicated extras.

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Smooth CE 3.0XT Compact Elliptical Detailed Overview (Discontinued)

The CE 3.0XT is a simple, likeable machine that will get the job done at a decent price without a lot of extras. If you are looking for a straightforward, effective workout, then the CE 3.0XT will serve you well.

Our Favorite Features

Some of our favorite parts of the CE 3.0XT:

  • Adjustable stride allows for multiple users – you can choose between a 17” to 20” stride variety.
  • Moving handlebars provide an effective workout for the upper body as well as the legs.
  • Blue backlit display shows various workout session specs including distance, time, speed and pulse rate.

Our Least Favorite Features

 A few downsides to the CE 3.0XT:

  • This is a fairly basic machine compared to other ellipticals available. With full color screens and a wider variety of programs available on units for a comparable price, the CE 3.0XT doesn’t really keep up economically.
  • A lot of details are lacking, at least via advertised descriptions. Are there cooling fans? MP3 charger? The manufacturer isn’t telling.

The Bottom Line

 Smooth regularly produces high-quality elliptical machines you will be wise to purchase for your home gym. The CE 3.0XT is no exception as this is a high-performing unit designed to help you get in shape without a lot of distraction. If you’re in the market for a simple and straightforward machine that works to challenge you physically while reducing common fitness injuries, then the CE 3.0XT will serve you well.

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