Smooth CE 8.0LC Elliptical Review
The Smooth CE 8.0LC is a commercial worthy elliptical designed exclusively for the home market.
Equipped with Magnetic resistance (16 individual levels of resistance), heavy-duty braking system, oversized and cushioned pedals, 21 inch stride length and extremely durable frame that supports up to 400 lbs. makes the Smooth CE 8.0LC one of the best ellipticals available.
The elliptical is also backed by one of the top warranties in the business. Learn more by reading our full Smooth CE 8.0LC elliptical review below…
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|Model||Smooth CE 8.0LC|
|Pedals||Oversized & Cushioned|
|User Profiles||1 User|
|Heart Rate||Wireless Chest Belt
|Display||Blue BackLit LCD|
|Max. Weight||400 lbs|
|Dimensions||85" x 26" x 52" (In box)
Weight: 304 lbs
Braking System: Lifetime
Parts: 7 Years
Electronics: 7 Years
Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)
Rating: 90.2/100. Highly rated commercial-grade elliptical for home market features natural, fluid motion of trainers located at fitness centers and hotels. Durable elliptical is backed by a quality warranty and is designed to last for years. Get in shape and stay motivated with a machine that has the right balance between features and performance specs.
- Long 21 inch stride length supports users of all sizes
- Extremely durable frame with 400 lbs. max user weight
- Heavy-Duty flywheel ensures smooth operation
- Wireless heart rate monitor chest belt included
- Lifetime coverage on frame and brakes, 10 years parts
- Music friendly (connect your mp3 player and listen via speakers)
- Bulky trainer does not fold and heavy at 304 lbs.
- Adjustable incline not available on trainer (Sole E95 has it)
- Customer complaints related to slow, poor customer service
The Smooth CE 8.0LC is technically defined as a “light commercial” elliptical meaning that it is satisfactory to the demands at hotels and corporate gyms where the machine will likely be used six to eight hours per day.
The CE 8.0LC elliptical is highlighted by16 levels of resistance (Magnetic Resistance Technology), 15 workout programs, blue backlit LCD display, 21 inch stride length and oversized, cushioned pedals.
Additionally, listen to tunes and track progress with mp3 input and mySMOOTH Virtual Fitness Trainer.
The warranty package on the CE8.0LC is also exceptional with lifetime coverage on frame and brakes, as well as 10 years on parts.
The Smooth CE 8.0LC elliptical offers 15 pre-defined workout programs.
The options include: Manual, 12 Preset Programs, 4 Heart Rate Programs, Watt Control, Personal Program (for additional customization), Pulse Recovery Program and even a “Random Program”.
The workout programs are expected to meet the needs of every age group and experience level.
If you have become bored with the typical mundane options of most ellipticals you will find the Smooth CE 8.0LC to be a refreshing alternative.
The Smooth CE 8.0LC is also shipped with an accurate wireless chest belt heart rate monitor. It works with any of the four pre-defined heart rate programs available on the console.
Lastly, the Smooth CE 8.0LC supports mySMOOTH virtual fitness trainer, a nice substitute to iFit Live which is found on ellipticals outside Sole Fitness.
The Smooth CE 8.0LC stands by its manufacture’s tradition of only creating the best exercise products with the highest amount of trust. A heavy-duty elliptical like this should last for years. If not, you can feel confident with the amazing warranty and guarantee.
The 16 individual levels of resistance, heavy-duty flywheel, 21 inch stride length and 15 workout programs are all a step or two above the rest of the competition.
The Smooth CE 8.0LC is also equipped with all the latest technology including blue backlit LCD display, mp3 input and built-in speakers. The addition of compatible tunes is nice, but customers have complained about the poor quality, and low sound output of the speakers.
Oversized and cushioned pedals really add comfort to the exercise experience, but we are surprised to see no built-in cooling fan on the trainer, a very common feature on even budget-friendly models.
Tilt and go wheels allow you transport the elliptical around the house, though at 304 lbs. you’ll need some assistance.
The CE 8.0LC elliptical offers a full body workout with moving handlebars to help you reach your fitness goals on one versatile machine.
An integrated reading rack and bottle holder round off an impressive list of features.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Smooth CE 8.0LC elliptical warranty and guarantee includes:
- Frame: Lifetime
- Braking System: Lifetime
- Parts: 7 Years
- Electronics: 7 Years
- Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)
Dial (888)-800-1167 for customer service. Smooth Fitness guarantees full satisfaction on all of their fitness equipment with a 60-day money back guarantee.
The Smooth CE 8.0LC is a dependable elliptical with a good balance between performance and features.
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