(Product out of stock. See the home page for the elliptical score summary table) The Agile DMT is the flagship elliptical trainer by Smooth Fitness. As you'll see below it's packed full of features and has the best warranty I've seen for any elliptical.
If you look at the picture on the right and the "in use" picture below it, this is a substantial piece of equipment. It's rear drive like commercial ellipticals except this is designed for the home. The large part of the trainer at the bottom, front is the dynamic motion which is a great feature I'll explain more about.
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Smooth Agile DMT Elliptical
The console has very clear buttons which are color coded as well so you can simply press the green to start, press black to change the resistance up or down, red to stop and more. It has a water bottle holder below this and your readings for your workouts are displayed in a large clear manner for you using bright orange writing on black.
I liked the console's simplicity but it is a bit old fashioned. You now have consoles which give you far more information on the readouts than this one does. Other wise it does have an audio system with speakers. The thumb touch controls on the handlebars are a very good feature and means you don't have to move your hands to change the settings, you can do it on the fly.
Let's be honest, most of us will use the manual workout like we've done in health clubs and gyms. You give yourself a personalized workout and you can make it as hard or as easy as you like. The Smooth Agile DMT goes a bit further where it has the capability for you to customize and plan your own workouts. There are 5 custom programs you can make so you can change these as your fitness levels improve.
One program I like is the endurance program. This comes in 8 different levels so you can set it to get harder over the coming weeks or months as your fitness improves. Once you've chosen this program it has you in a warm up mode to prepare your muscles and cardio system for the workout you've got coming. It then gradually increases the intensity to build and tone your muscles. Then it goes in to a cool down to relax your body after your workout, it's impressive and one you should enjoy.
You'll find the usual programs on there like time or distance target, interval, fat burning, heart rate etc. Another nice program is the interval motion program which uses the large wing like structure at the front of the elliptical. These vary the range of motion so your legs and core get a better and more varied workout. This will ensure you get better shape and toning of these parts of the body.
When you ride on an elliptical at a health club or gym you're often having to raise your heel and force it down with every stride because the pedals don't move with your feet. This won't happen with the Agile DMT as it has articulating foot pedals. This means they move with your feet and give you a much better riding experience. It also means there is less stress going through your legs.
Unlike many other ellipticals this Agile DMT comes with a heart rate chest strap. Normally other ellipticals can pick up the signals but you have to buy the strap yourself, not so with this one. This will enable you see your heart rate as you're riding. You need to keep it in a certain range to get the best results from your workouts. This is easy to find out and depends on your gender and age. It's worth investigating.
There is also what's called the Smooth Sound Audio System. Where some ellipticals only allow you to plug in an ipod to hear music from their external speakers, the Agile DMT will let you plug in any MP3 player (including an ipod), a CD player or any other audio device. Then it can be played through their speakers. The positive thing about this is the speakers are either side of the console so you'll hear the music very clearly.
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The maximum user weight is 400 lbs or 181 kg. This is most you'll find on any home elliptical. It should give you confidence that this product is built to last. The build quality and the components they've used in manufacturer are of the highest standards. You can see by looking at the elliptical that it is heavy duty and will take a lot of punishments that your workouts can give it.
The warranty for the Agile DMT elliptical is lifetime for the frame and braking system, 7 years parts, and 2 years labor. This is the best you'll see for any commercially available home elliptical. The lifetime on frame and braking is expected as these are components that won't ever go wrong as these are sturdy. The 7 years parts is very good along with the 2 years labor makes an elliptical that you can feel very comfortable about purchasing.
At the time of writing this Agile DMT is $2,199.00. This is an expensive elliptical and one of the most expensive I've reviewed. It was difficult to decide whether this was worth 3 stars or 4. I decided on 4 stars because of the long warranty you get along with the positive reviews on the web. If you can afford it then get the in home assembly with it and you would have a bought a fantastic elliptical.
The Smooth Agile DMT is not the cheapest elliptical but it still gets an overall 90%. This is equalled highest of all the Smooth Fitness ellipticals. If you're set on a Smooth elliptical then the others with the same mark but are slightly cheaper are the CE 8.0LC (90%, $1,599.00) and the E4250 (90%, $1,499.00 *currently unavailable*). They are cheaper but if you're looking to spend $2,000+ then go for this Agile DMT.
Smooth Fitness have thought of everything when it comes to this elliptical from the light touch thumb controls on the end of the handlebars to the included heart rate chest strap. Once you have this elliptical you won't need another for years to come. That's why it's recommended considering the high cost. I think you and your family will get some great health benefits from working out on this piece of equipment.
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