Smooth Agile DMT X2 or Smooth CE 8.0LC?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, the Smooth Agile DMT X2 barely wins with its adjustable 18” to 21” stride length as its counterpart. The Smooth CE 8.0LC has a fixed stride length of 21”.
Resistance Levels: In this category, the two models are tied as they both offer 16 levels of resistance. This definitely adds to the intensity of your workouts.
Max Ramp: It is a tie in this category for the two models as they both do not have an incline/ramp feature. Having this feature would definitely add to the intensity of workouts too.
Built In Programs: When it comes to built-in programs, the Agile DMT X2 and the CE 8.0LC are tied with 15. It is always important to mix it up when working out so that things won’t get boring and a variety in the programs can help.
Notable Features: When it comes to the bells and whistles category, the Smooth Agile DMT X2 beats its counterpart as it has so many features to offer.
Both models may have ergonomically designed foot pedals, built-in sound system, wireless chest strap and is compatible with the online mySMOOTH virtual fitness trainer. However, the Agile DMT X2 includes additional features such as a built-in cooling fan, light thumb controls on the handlebars, and a 2-in-one functionality working also as a motion trainer.
What the CE 8.0LC has is its light commercial warranty which can be found in hotel gyms and clubhouse fitness gyms.
The two models can also save workout data which you can later on upload to an affiliate site and then you can get customized workouts with the use of mySMOOTH virtual fitness trainer. However, you need an internet connection as well as a subscription to the affiliate site for you ti use it.
Parts Warranty: In this category, the Smooth CE 8.0LC wins over its counterpart as it offers 10 years of parts warranty. The Smooth Agile DMT X2 on the other hand, offers just 7 years.
Labor Warranty: In terms of labor warranty, the two models are tied as they both offer 2 years of free coverage which is considered to be the longest labor coverage given.
Machine Weight: When it comes to the machine weight, the Smooth CE 8.0LC beats the Smooth Agile DMT X2 as it weighs at 304 lbs as opposed to the latter’s 223 lbs.
Machine User Weight Capacity: In terms of maximum user weight capacity, the Smooth CE 8.0LC wins with 400 lbs while the Agile DMT X2 can only accommodate users who weigh up to 350 lbs. However, since there is no guarantee about the figures, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the actual machine weight and the maximum user machine weight capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: In this category, the two models are tied with a 60-day money back guarantee. This means that you can easily return a defective machine or if you are not happy with the performance of the product.
Conclusion: It comes down to features and durability and quality. The Smooth CE 8.0LC may lack that many features that the Smooth Agile DMT X2 offers, the Smooth CE 8.0LC has a 10-year parts warranty and also a heavy frame and a 304-kb unit weight for a sturdy workout. What’s more, it has a 400-lb maximum user weight capacity. Plus, it has a light commercial warranty that can be used in small gyms without voiding its warranty which means that this machine is designed for multiple users.
Meanwhile, the Smooth Agile DMT X2 works as a dynamic motion trainer which allows you to have a more natural stance and it is bound to give better results due to its design. It also includes a cooling fan, a unique light thumb control sensor for easy adjustment and adjustable strides.
At the time of the comparison review, there’s a $200 price difference between the two, the Agile DMT X2 being slightly pricier. Now you either choose based on your needs and preference.
The Agile DMT X2 is the perfect one for you if you want all those cool features but if are searching for longevity, you should definitely go with the Smooth CE 8.0LC.