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Smooth Agile DMT X2 Elliptical Review

(Product out of stock. See the home page for the elliptical score summary table) The Smooth Agile DMT X2 takes the already successful DMT elliptical. Makes some small improvements and takes $400 off the price. You still have features like the dynamic motion but in a more compact elliptical and cheaper elliptical.

The look is different to the Agile DMT and it's received good reviews on the web too. It's proving to be a very successful piece of equipment for Smooth Fitness. As you can see by the ratings I've given each part of the elliptical a score and used these to work out the overall score it deserves and it does quite well.

Console4 stars
Programs4 stars
Features5 stars
Max User Weight4 stars
Warranty5 stars
Value4 stars
Overall86%

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Smooth Agile DMT X2 Elliptical
Smooth Agile DMT X2 Elliptical
Console4 stars
The console on Smooth Fitness machines are a little old fashioned but still very effective which is why I give it 4 stars. You get a feature that is now common on many consoles whatever their make and that is an ipod docking station with speakers. We have become so accustomed to exercising with music it's now expected on every console.

The fan is also a welcome addition but fans on consoles only do a fraction of the job. I would always say exercise in a well ventilated room to keep you cool. The display is a high clarity LCD and as you can see by the picture it is large and clear. There is a speed indicator which is like a speedometer on a car which is quite a nice addition. Otherwise you get all the other readings you'd expect on an elliptical.

Programs4 stars
The programs number 15 which is a good amount. You don't have to use them as there's always the manual option available to you. The programs are there for your use and are always worth a try especially if you need a new challenge. They are designed to effectively workout the entire body and are given names to help you accomplish certain goals when you exercise.

One of the most common reasons for buying exercise equipment like an elliptical is to lose weight and there is a fat burn program to help you achieve this. This will help you burn fat by exercising for longer periods at a low intensity level. This is because to effectively burn fat you need to exercise for long periods in the fat burning or aerobic zone. This program is completely customizable to suit any fitness level.

Another program that is good is called the interval intensity. Interval training has been used by athletes for years because it is so effective at improving your fitness. It does this by having you workout in both the aerobic and anaerobic systems of the body. This means that this program will both encourage weight loss and give you toning on your arms, legs, shoulders, chest and more.

Features5 stars
What you often see in health clubs and gyms is people reading while exercising. This can be easily done on an elliptical because you're not moving so much unlike running. With the Agile DMT X2 there is an integrated reading rack and media shelf. This is perfect for books, magazines, cell phones and other devices you need to hand while exercising. So if your phone rings it's there and you can carry on riding your elliptical.

The braking system is magnetic and this is a very good thing. If anyone's used an elliptical with a knob you turn and it's tightens the friction on the flywheel will know how unreliable and unresponsive this is. With the Agile DMT X2 you simply press a button and the magnetic field around the flywheel gets stronger or weaker. There are no touching parts which makes the elliptical last longer than the old fashioned ones.

As with all ellipticals there are the handlebars. These are what make ellipticals so good at working out the entire body. So if you're getting flabby arms or want a bit more toning there, then ellipticals are perfect. The good thing about the Agile DMT X2 is it has thumb control on the handlebars. Everyone's had the problem where you change the setting then you have to try to grab hold of the handlebars as they move. Well that isn't a problem here you just press the button on the end of the handlebars.

Max user weight4 stars
The maximum user weight is 350 lbs or 160 kg. This is the 2nd highest you'll find on any elliptical I've reviewed here. It's an important metric because it gives you an idea as to how sturdy the elliptical is. I like to think the higher the maximum user weight the longer the elliptical is likely to last with all other things being equal. So this is why it gets 4 stars.

Warranty5 stars
The warranty for the Agile DMT X2 elliptical is lifetime for the frame and braking system, 7 years parts, and 2 years labor. Smooth Fitness do offer the best warranties you'll find in the industry. You'll find that even when you look at treadmill, bikes and other equipment as well as ellipticals this is the longest warranty. The 2 years is in home so you won't have to take it anywhere to get repaired should you need it.

Value4 stars
At the time of writing this Agile DMT X2 is $1,799.00. As I've said before this is cheaper than the Agile DMT by $400 and yet has many of the same features. However it receives 4 stars as well as the DMT did. This price is slightly on the high side for an elliptical but it still gets a decent mark because you are getting a lot of features and especially that warranty for your money.

Overall 86%
The Smooth Agile DMT X2 gets 86% where as the Agile DMT gets 90% and comes in at $2,199.00. So if you like the DMT range and there is a lot to like and you can't afford the price of the DMT then this DMT X2 is a good cheaper alternative. Smooth Fitness are a good and reliable maker of fitness and exercise equipment with all their ellipticals bar one getting good marks.

If you want some fitness equipment that truly works out the entire body then this is for you. Like a normal elliptical it has handlebars as well as pedals but this has the extra dynamic motion. This means you can workout the entire legs, buttocks and hip area in a far fuller and more complete way. It is well worth considering the DMT range for this alone as it's not normally found on ellipticals even the high end ones I've reviewed on this site.

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