Smooth V2300 Elliptical Bike
Review





In essence this equipment is a dual motion trainer. The Smooth V2300 Elliptical Bike embodies both an elliptical and a stepper motion in one machine.

When used in the sitting, stepper motion mode it offers a natural vertical pedaling movement for an extreme workout on the leg muscles.

However, when used in the sitting elliptical mode the equipment delivers an extended ergonomic stride length making pedaling extremely smooth and easy.

The trainer has been designed to be very comfortable in use with contoured, padded, seat cushions and an adjustable seat to accommodate users of varying heights. There is also an adjustable back pad to provide additional support.

The product is covered by a strong warranty that consists of a lifetime warranty on the frame and braking system, 7 years on all parts and electronics and 2 year in home labor.

Here are the main features:




... dual movement action

The equipment offers a choice of two different modes of operation:

Using the trainer in the sitting, stepper, mode provides an intrinsic, vertical pedaling motion which offers the benefit of an intense workout for the leg muscles.

When using the trainer in the seated, elliptical mode provides for a full, 17" stride length. This long reach allows for longer, more comfortable strides to be taken, and a more pleasurable and beneficial workout session as a result.




... backlit LCD display

The operating console on the equipment has a dual color LCD display. The easy to read LCD display provides the user with all essential workout data including: distance, time, speed, calories, pulse, level, pulse recovery and course profiles.








... workout programs

The equipment comes with a variety of workout programs pre-installed. These consist of the following: 1 manual program, 5 pre-set programs and 1 target heart control program:


MANUAL WORKOUT: This program allows you to adjust the resistance of the V2300 in order to create your own personalized workout.

HILLS & VALLEYS: This program represents a ride over a hilly trail by enticing you to pedal for alternating periods of moderate changes in effort. You are able to select from 18 levels of effort depending upon your present fitness level.

FAT BURN: This program teaches you to exercise for longer periods of time at a low intensity level. This type of activity is known to encourage your body to burn more calories and fat.

TARGET HEART CONTROL WORKOUT: The aim of this program is to ensure that the user's heart rate is held fairly constant throughout the workout session. The user sets the target heart rate at the start of the workout and the V2300 then modulates the resistance so as to keep the user's heart rate within the the pre-defined target setting.

RAMP: This program requires you to pedal for short periods of time and switches between periods of low and very high intensity. The user is able to select from 10 discreet levels of difficulty to match their current fitness ability. The goal of this program is to increase the users overall level of strength and endurance.

RANDOM: This program presents the user with varying, discreet profiles. The user is thus presented with a novel training workout that will both engage and stimulate them.



... snug, padded seat

Being comfortable and adopting the correct posture is important when working out, so SmoothFitness have incorporated an adjustable padded seat into the trainer.

Ergonomically designed, with a padded cushion the seat is able to accommodate varying user heights. The design of the seat also incorporates an adjustable back pad to ensure the user is seated comfortably.








... ergonomic pedals

The trainer is equipped with large, non-slip, textured foot pedals. The design and position of these pedals coupled with the the ability to adjust the position of your foot while working out results in a supremely comfortable workout experience.




... whisper quiet braking

The equipment offers the latest, advanced magnetic braking which results in whisper quiet, smooth speed changes and stops even during the most vigorous workouts sessions.




... wireless heart rate control

The bike is equipped with wireless heart rate control. When this feature is selected a wireless transmitter sends data regarding your heart rate to the machine's computer and this information is then used to modify intensity of the workout.

The trainer is effectively changing its intensity in sympathy with your heart rate and allows you to exercise within your target heart rate zone.This method of training is popular with many athletes




... transport wheels

The trainer doesn't have to be tied to one room within your house. It is equipped with transport wheels that allow you to move it to different locations within your home.




… warranty details

The Smooth V2300 elliptical bike is underpinned by a lifetime warranty on the frame and braking system, 7 years on all parts and electronics and 2 years in home labor.




Features:

  • Semi-Recumbent Design
  • Bi-Motion Elliptical / Stepper
  • 7 Workout Programs
  • 8 Intensity Levels
  • Wireless Heart Rate Control
  • Backlit LCD Display
  • Large Anti-slip Pedals
  • Silent Magnetic Braking
  • Adjustable Padded Seat
  • Foam Handlebars
  • Transport Wheels




Specifications:

  • Footprint: 62" L x 26" W x 54" H
  • Stride Length: 17"
  • Max User Weight: 300 lbs
  • Unit Weight: 166 lbs
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)

                         Braking Mechanism (Lifetime)

                         Parts (7 yrs)

                         Labor: (2yrs)












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I had been looking for a recumbent elliptical for years. It's the best way I have found to get a great cardio workout with no joint impact.

Smooth Fitness has finally made a great product at a reasonable price.

In fact, I was pleasantly surprised at the stability and overall design of this "bike". It runs so quietly, I can use it while my husband watches tv.

I can finally get the aerobic exercise my body craves and look better as a bonus.

I am happy, happy, happy with my purchase. I recommended them to my sister, who is now having back issues. I even tell strangers about it! Thank you, Smooth Fitness!









I have had this Elliptical/stepper for 1 week now and it is not bad at all.

It was delivered and brought into the house, this I would recommend this at least because this item is not light.

It took me about 3 1/2 hours to put this together and it was not bad at all. The heavy piece was he electronics and the wheel and even that was not bad, though some might need 2 people to get it out of the box. Nuts/bolts and screws were all seperated and easy to use.

Once together it was surprising that this sitting elliptical did not take up more space, but it fit well in the space I had for it, even a little left over.

On the elliptical setting, I found I wanted more resistance even at the top setting. The stepper setting was better for me and I was working with a sweat at 4-5 out of 8 max.

The seat is comfortable and the electronics work well. Remember this one has to be plugged in, so when you are finding a place for it, make sure its near an outlet.

Thats all I can tell you for now, I like it and it is really quiet, so you can watch TV or listen to music and not have to have it really loud.









Machine was delivered in October 2013.

Working out 6 days a week 30 to 40 mins. Divide workout between elliptical and stepper.

Physical stamina has improved greatly. I'm confident I will meet my fitness goals using this machine.









I was hesitant to purchase the v2300 since there wasn't a store i could go into and check it out and even though there is a generous return policy--if I didn't like it, I would e responsible for the shipping both ways as well as the cost to have it put together and broken down.

After lots of research and checking out in stores all of the similar lines, I bit the bullet and ordered it.

First-- do have them put it together-- if you get it wrong, well-- that could mess up the entire way that it works for you.

It takes a little getting used to since it looks like an exercise bike, but actually performs like an elliptical. The reason I wanted this sort of function is that Elliptical workouts are better for overall toning and strengthening versus an exercise bike, which would just work the lower part of my body.

In addition, we have a low ceiling in the basement, so an upright was never going to fit.

All of that aside! I love it! It is quiet, smooth action, easy to adjust and has great built in programs.

It is insanely comfortable and the work out is so comprehensive that I can accomplish in 20 minutes what used to take me 45 at the gym. Over all -- I give it 5 stars!