Smooth Agile DMT or Smooth Agile DMT X2?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: The Agile DMT is the clear winner in this category. It has a variable stride length of 19” to 24”. On the other hand the DMT X2 only has a 18” to 21” stride length. As such, the Agile DMT is the better option.
Resistance Levels: At 20 resistance levels, the Agile DMT is the better choice. This is because the DMT X2 only has 16 resistance levels. The higher level of resistance of the Agile DMT offers more options for the exerciser.
Max Ramp: An incline feature is definitely ideal in an elliptical. Unfortunately both of these ellipticals have no incline feature at all. It would be better if they both have it. There are many ellpiticals that cost the same as the Agile DMT and the DMT X2 that have an incline feature. This is why it is really important that both ellipticals should have one.
Built In Programs: The Agile DMT X2 is the better choice because it has 15 built in programs. The Agile DMT only has 13. This is a slight advantage but it is an advantage nonetheless. More built in programs mean more choice for the end user. You will not get bored with more built in programs.
Notable Features: Both of these elliptical machines come with a lot of notable features. Both function as a motion trainer and they offer the same number of features. Both have a mySMOOTh virtual fitness trainer. This enables you to track your fitness progress. All you need is to pay the subscription fee.
Both ellipticals come with light thumb control located in the handle bars of the machine. This makes use of an infrared sensor. You can easily adjust the settings by sliding your thumbs up and down the handle bars.
The only advantage of the Agile DMT X2 is that it has fixed and moving handlebars. This feature is not found in the DMT. You can adjust the handlebars according to the fitness goals that you may have.
Parts Warranty: The Agilde DMT is the better choice because it has a 7 year parts warranty. On the other hand, the Agile DMT X2 only has a 2 year parts warranty. The choice is quite obvious. In fact, you can safely say that a longer parts warranty means that the machine is durable. Manufacturers will not give a long warranty unless they are sure that the machine is well built.
Labor Warranty: Both machines are tied in terms of the labor warranty. At 2 years, this is pretty much average for elliptical in this price range. You will definitely save a lot if your machine breaks down within the warranty period. This is because you no longer need to pay for the labor costs.
Machine Weight: The Agile DMT is the heavier machine. This is because it weighs at around 356 pounds. The Agile DMT X2 on the other hand, only weights 223 pounds. Heavier elliptical are the better elliptical. This is because they are more stable and they can take on users better.
Machine User Weight Capacity: Maximum user weight capacity is not really impressive if you just base on numbers on paper. This is because it can be just all hype. This is why it is way better to go with the 100 pound rule. This rule states that the maximum user weight should not weigh more than 100 pounds heavier than the machine weight. This will ensure that the elliptical will be stable all throughout the exercise.
As such, the Agile DMT is definitely the better option. This is because there is only a 44 pound difference between machine weight and maximum user weight. This guarantees a very stable elliptical while you are exercising.
Money Back Guarantee: A money back guarantee is a good idea for expensive elliptical. If you don’t like what you buy, you can just return it within the money back guarantee period and get your money back. Most machines only have a 30 day money back guarantee. However, both the Agile DMT and the Agile DMT X2 have a 60 day money back guarantee. This is definitely above average and it gives you more peace of mind.
Conclusion: Both machines are motion trainers. This means more natural step forward motion and less stress on the joints. This is ideal if you plan to train for full recovery from a lower body injury.
Both ellipticals also have a lot of notable features. This helps you achieve your fitness goals faster. Working out on either elliptical will definitely fun and enjoyable.
The DMT X2 may come with more preprogrammed workouts and have fixed and moving handlebars. Unfortunately, it is not as durable as the Agile DMT. The only advantage for the X2 is that it is cheaper.
The Agile DMT is definitely the better elliptical. This is because it has a wider stride lenght, more resistance and can take on heavier users. It also has a great parts warranty.
If you can afford the extra $400, then it is quite obvious that the Agile DMT is the better choice. However, if you can only afford teh X2, you are still getting a good machine.