Smooth Agile DMT or Smooth E4250?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, the Smooth Agile DMT beats its counterpart with its adjustable stride length of 19” to 24”. The E4250 has a fixed stride length of 21”. Having an adjustable stride length makes it more versatile.
Max Ramp: The Smooth E4250 wins this category as it has a built-in incline/ramp feature while the Agile DMT doesn’t have. However, the maximum incline level was not indicated.
Built In Programs: When it comes to built-in programs, the Smooth E4250 wins this round with its 21 programs. On the other hand, its counterpart the Agile DMT has 13.
Notable Features: In the bells and whistles category, the Smooth Agile DMT beats the Smooth E4250. The former is a motion trainer while the latter is a vertical trainer and also functions as a stair stepper.
The Agile DMT has a light thumb control feature which is unique and built right into the handlebars so you can easily adjust the settings using your thumb. It also includes an on-board cooling fan.
Meanwhile, the E4250 has side handrails which can be useful when you want to work on your lower body. The foot pedals are also orthopaedic foot pads to be able to absorb the impact on your joints and ankle while working out. Only a few elliptical models offer this kind of cushioning.
The two models have a built-in sound system, a more reliable heart rate monitor strap and has a mySMOOTH Virtual Fitness trainer to help you keep track of your progress. However, this online feature requires a fee.
In the end, the Agile DMT wins against the E4250 because it has more features to offer.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty, both machines are tied with 7 years. Having a longer warranty in parts may mean that the machine is of great quality. It should be noted too that most models that belong in the $1500 price group usually have 3-year parts warranty which means this offer is above average.
Labor Warranty: It is also a tie between the two in the labor warranty category as they both offer 2 years which is normally the expected offer for ellipticals that belong in the $2000 and up price range.
Machine Weight: In this category, the Agile DMT beats its counterpart as it has as weight of 356 lbs while the E2450 only weighs at 250 lbs.
Machine User Weight Capacity: It is a deadlock between the two models in this round as they both can accommodate users who weigh up to 400 lbs. However, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the actual weight machine and the user weight capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: It is a tie between the two in the money back guarantee category as they both offer 60 days. It should be noted that this is considered to be above average as most ellipticals would only offer 30 days.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, there is a $600 price difference between the two. Choosing one over the other would require your personal preference as both machines offer something unique.
One model is a motion trainer while the other one is a vertical trainer. The Agile DMT is equipped with adjustable stride lengths, more resistance levels, light thumb control sensors, built-in cooling fan, and weighs significantly heavier than its counterpart. On the other hand, the Smooth E4250 comes with orthopaedic foot pads, side handrails, and almost all other offerings of the Agile DMT while at a sale price of $600 less. This comes down to better features versus affordability.