Smooth CE 9.5 Elliptical Review (Discontinued) 5

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Pros This machine is totally environmental – even the included tablet charger is powered by movement. There isn’t a cord to be found on this elliptical. It also boasts a diverse variety of programs, including a fitness test.
Cons This elliptical, like many from the Smooth line, is heavy and large. While it’s slim at 26”, it’s also very long at almost 7 feet.
Summary The CE 9.5 is another great addition to the Smooth elliptical line. This machine includes heart rate monitors, handlebar controls, an adjustable stride and features to make workouts easier like a speaker system and cooling fan.

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Smooth CE 9.5 Elliptical Detailed Overview (Discontinued)

Serious home gym owners will get a kick out of one unique feature of the 9.5 – the included fitness test. This allows you to assess how much the machine has helped you with your personal performance, which both proves its worth and serves as an encouragement when you see your progress as to how far you’ve come. Beyond this interesting feature, there are approximately 35 workout programs to use, not counting the multitude of selection you’ll find if you have the mySMOOTH Virtual Fitness Trainer installed.

Our Favorite Features

Some of our favorite parts of the Smooth CE 9.5:

  • Environmentally friendly – no power necessary beyond your own physical efforts.
  • 24 intensity levels provide a challenging workout for all users regardless of body shape or experience.
  • LED display includes specs like your RPM, speed, distance, heart rate, calories burned and more.
  • Magnetic braking system provides smooth stops and transitions
  • Heavy flywheel makes for a quiet ride and also supports heavier users, up to 400 lbs.
  • Adjustable stride from 19” to 24”, which goes beyond a standard stride length
  • Program variety provides 35 different programs plus all that’s offered with mySMOOTH Virtual Fitness Trainer.

Our Least Favorite Features

 A few downsides to the CE 9.5

  • It’s very heavy. While it does come with transport wheels, you won’t want to move it around a lot.
  • It’s almost seven feet long, so it’s a commitment when you add it to any room of your house.
  • It’s expensive – around $2000

The Bottom Line

Able to work independently or in combination with your tablet computer or big screen TV, the Smooth CE 9.5 provides a wide variety of workout programs designed to challenge and engage all levels of users. The heavy fly wheel provides a smooth, silent ride ideal for family life, and the unit comes with 35 programs built in as opposed to the standard 33. The CE 9.5 is not the most economical on the market, but if you’re looking for a genuinely durable machine that has many of the same qualities as a professional gym elliptical, this is a great choice.

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