Smooth E4250 or Smooth V2300?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: When it comes to the stride length, the Smooth E4250 gets the first win with a fixed 21”. On the other hand, the Smooth V2300 has 17” which should be adequate since it is an elliptical bike which is used in a sitting position rather than standing.
Resistance Levels: In terms of resistance levels, the Smooth E4250 wins with 16 while the Smooth V2300 offers only 8 settings.
Max Ramp: It is a tie in this category as both models do not have an incline/ramp feature as most ellipticals don’t too.
Built In Programs: When it comes to built-in programs, the more variety, the better it is for users. In this case, the E4250 gets the obvious win as it offers 21 while the V2300 only offers 7.
Notable Features: In the bells and whistles category, the E4250 beats the V2300.
The two machines can be used as a stepper and they also have wireless heart rate chest strap monitors plus improvements on their foot pedals. What differ between the two are the extra features that the E4250 has such as a built-in cooling fan, sound system and safety side handrails. What’s more, it offers the mySMOOTH virtual fitness trainer which adds to the overall good workout experience.
Parts Warranty: It is a tie between the two in this category as they both offer 7 years of free parts coverage which is considered to be above average since most models in this price range offer only 2 to 4 years.
Labor Warranty: In terms of labor warranty, the two are tied again as they both offer 2 years of free coverage.
Machine Weight: The Smooth E4250 beats its counterpart as it weighs at 250 lbs. On the other hand, the Smooth V2300 weighs at only 166 lbs.
Machine User Weight Capacity: When it comes to the maximum user weight capacity, the Smooth E4250 can accommodate users who weigh up to 400 lbs while the Smooth V2300 can only have users who weigh up to 300 lbs. However, for safety purposes, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the actual machine weight and the maximum user weight capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: In this category, it is a tie between the two as they both offer 60 days of money back guarantee each.
Conclusion: There’s a $300 price difference between the two models at the time of the review. The E4250 has more features but it is more expensive and the V2300 may be less pricier, it lacks the bells and whistle that the former offers. However, it still has a 7-year warranty on parts and 2 years on labor just like other one.
The two models are considered to be new and unconventional designs for an elliptical but they can be as effective as any typical elliptical model. So it is up to you whether you choose one or the other. It would depend on your preference and how much you are willing to spend.