Smooth CE 3.0DSSmooth CE 3.0DS

Web Price: $1,999 | Sale Price: $999

The Smooth CE 3.0DS offers two workouts in one with the elliptical and stepper motion features. If you are looking for an elliptical that offers two workouts as well as 16 different workout programs to keep you from getting bored, at only $999 this may just be the elliptical for you.

Overall Rating From Elliptical Review Guru: 5.0 / 5.0

300 lbs
Stride Length:
57″L x 27″ W x 71″ H
The Smooth CE 3.0DS elliptical machine is no longer available. It has been replaced by the all new Smooth elliptical lineup featuring fully updated and enhanced front drive models.

Expert Reviews

“It is safe to say you will most likely NOT be disappointed in this elliptical that Smooth is currently offering. It has great features all offered at an affordable value. The greatest value is the 2-in-1 motion elliptical/stair stepper. With that value, and all the preset workout programs that come with, you should always have a decent workout.” – Treadmill Sensei

“The Smooth CE 3.0DS makes a statement with its 2 in 1 versatility, but lacks some of the general features (mp3 input, speakers, cooling fan) common on a lot of models in 2012.” – Fit Rated

“The Smooth CE 3.0DS elliptical trainer is a serious contender at the competitive $999 price range. It gets kudos for a comfortable and natural elliptical stride, stability and for being low maintenance. In addition, the 2-year labor warranty makes it a standout. A solid buy at $999.” – Fred Waters, Fitness Equipment Source

User Reviews

“My wife and I both use it and are very happy with it so far. We’ve had it for about 6 weeks now. It seems pretty quiet (a lot quieter than the old treadmill we got rid of) and stable (I am 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing about 205 pounds). One caveat: If ceiling height is a concern, you should know that you will be 12 inches off the ground. So a 6 foot tall person would need a ceiling height that is over 7 feet.” – jr314, NY

“This is a great elliptical. My wife loves the stepper conversion. It only takes a few minutes by twisting 2 knobs and re-aligning the bars then screwing the knobs back on. The heart rate monitor has been great so far. All in all, I could not be more happy with the quality I received for the price I paid. Highly recommend!” – Anthony, TX

“This model fits my needs perfectly! It has a shorter footprint than other full sized machines. The stride truly is SMOOTH, doesn’t feel clunky at all. I also like that you can switch up your workout by converting it into a stepper by tightening a few knobs. Definitely worth every penny!” – T. Kieran

“I sure am glad I chose the Smooth Fitness CE 3.0 DS! From assembly to long workouts, this machine is incredible. It took maybe an hour to put together and I was impressed with the quality of materials. For a machine with a relatively small footprint and somewhat light weight(140 lbs), it is extremely stable, even at higher speeds. I am 6’1” and about 215 pounds and noticed only a slight bit of movement at higher “peddling” speeds.” – Tim, Amazon


The Smooth CE 3.0DS has a lot of great features such as the 16 built-in workout programs, 16 intensity levels and last but not least with the two workouts in one elliptical and stair stepper motion. Yet even with all of these great features it does not offer any entertainment features, such as speakers or iPod inputs. Overall this elliptical received excellent reviews from experts and users alike. If entertainment features are not of importance to you, it is a great deal for two exercise equipments in one at only $999.

**2015 UPDATE** This elliptical is no longer available for purchase. If you are interested in a Smooth elliptical trainer you can check out all of the latest models here.