Smooth Fitness VT 3.4 Elliptical Review (Discontinued) 4

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Pros The price is right on this machine – only $1299 for a high performing adjustable motion elliptical. The warranty is also generous along with the various exercise programs built in to the console.
Cons A front drive system can be difficult to maneuver at first if you aren’t accustomed to it. The size and color of the console display leaves something to be desired.
Summary This machine is incredibly compact and allows for a wide variety of workout focuses. You can easily get your entire physique in shape with this machine that costs less than some one-year gym memberships. With a variety of built-in programs and a lifetime frame and braking warranty, the VT 3.4 is a great buy for those looking for a no-frills machine.

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Smooth Fitness VT 3.4 Elliptical Detailed Overview (Discontinued)

Home fitness users will find a larger variety of programs on the VT 3.4 than on other Smooth machines like the CE 3.6. Incorporating 15 different workout sessions into its console, users will also appreciate the adjustable stride length and more than fair warranty.

Our Favorite Features

Some of our favorite parts of the Smooth VT 3.4

  • Adjustable stride length of 18”-21”
  • 16 different intensity levels offered across the 15 different pre-installed workout programs
  • iPod/tablet compatible
  • compact and easy to move from room to room
  • Lifetime warranty on frame and brakes, with a 5-year parts & electronics warranty also included.

Our Least Favorite Features

A few downsides to the VT 3.4

  • Smooth doesn’t have a strong reputation when it comes to customer service responsiveness.
  • Front drive system elliptical machines can be maddening if you are unaccustomed to them.
  • The console display is not full color – many machines on the market today in the same price range are.

The Bottom Line

The Smooth VT 3.4 is a different sort of home gym machine thanks to its front-drive technology and compact footprint. For those looking for a simple machine in a reasonable price range, the VT 3.4 will get the job done and leave your body in better shape for it. The adjustable stride length makes it versatile enough for multiple family members, while the 16 different intensity levels will keep things challenging for years to come. With such a compact size, you will be pleasantly surprised as to how many quality programs are included and how effective this elliptical can be. However if you require a full-color console screen or prefer a higher level of technology, then another elliptical from the Smooth family or a competitor’s brand may suit you better.

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