The Smooth CE7.4 Elliptical — Smooth in name and performance


The Treadmill Sensei hasn’t done many Smooth Fitness equipment reviews at this point and I wanted to rectify that. We just received in a fantastic Smooth CE 7.4 Elliptical here at the DOJO and I knew that I needed to review. You see, since 1997, Smooth Fitness has been producing some of the best fitness equipment on the internet. I say “on the internet” because Smooth sells its product direct to consumers online. There are no real Smooth Fitness dealers aside from places like Amazon. One of the great things about that is it lets Smooth control its product and the quality of its distribution. They don’t need to worry about shady dealers selling out of warranty product or rippping off their potential customers. It was the 2008 Ichi-Ban Best Buy Award Winner.

Smooth really and truly puts out some great treadmills and ellipticals. Today, I’d like to go over one of their top units, the Smooth CE 7.4 Elliptical. While I ranked the CE7.4 elliptical as coming in second to the SportsArt 803, it was a tough choice. Both of these units are great and only the adjustable stride on the SportsArt let it take the top spot.

First and foremost, the Smooth CE 7.4 Elliptical is incredibly solid and has one of the smoothest (no pun intended) feels in any elliptical at any price. This things are like riding on a cloud. The reason for the great ride is the sturdiness of the CE7.4, the very heavy duty flywheel (30+ pounds I’d guess), the articulating footpads which mimic natural foot movement, and their rollerless design. Any of these factors alone would make for a nice elliptical, but Smooth puts them all together in their CE7.4 elliptical and the result is one of the best all around ellipticals on the market.

If you’re looking for the best of the best in ellipticals, and easily one of the best under $2000, then check out the Smooth CE7.4 elliptical. For being damn good, the Smooth CE7.4 gets 4.5 out of 5 golden buddahs from the Treadmill Sensei!

The Smooth CE 7.4 Elliptical gets 4.5 gold buddahs out of 5!

Smooth CE7.4 Elliptical Specifications
Stride: 21″
Max Weight Capacity: 350 lbs.
Resistance: Magnetic
Resistance Levels: 16
Heart Rate Monitor: pulse grip and wireless
Heart Rate Control: Yes
Programs: 8
Display: LED
Readouts: Time, speed, RPM, distance, course profiles, watts, pulse, heart rate, calories, resistance levels, metabolic equivalents and target heart rate
Included Accessories: Wireless heart rate monitor
Special Feature: Lifetime warranty
Grade: Residential
Cost: $1999

**2015 UPDATE**

The Smooth CE7.4 elliptical is no longer being made by the company. If you are interested in a Smooth elliptical trainer you can check out all of the latest models here.