ProForm Smart Strider 735 Elliptical Review

The ProForm Smart Strider 735 Elliptical is a mid priced rear drive model, with a power adjustable incline, digital resistance control and a space saver design.

The ProForm Smart Strider 735 is a mid range, rear drive elliptical trainer featuring a power adjustable incline. It has a space saver design allowing it to be folded up into a vertical position when not in use.

Other features include 22 workout programs, 20 digital resistance levels, Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR) braking, “CardioGrip” heart rate monitor, adjustable pedals, back-lit  display, workout cooling fan and a sound system with iPOD / MP3 connectivity.

The machine is covered by a warranty which provides a lifetime warranty on the frame, 2 years on all parts and 1 year labor.

It’s available at a discounted  price from ProForm Fitness

Here’s a list of the main features:

… workout programs

The model has 22 built-in workout programs comprising of 11 Calorie and 11 Performance workouts. Each workout has been designed by a Certified Personal Trainer in order to assist you in achieving your fitness goals whether it be to lose weight or tone up.

… magnetic braking

Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR) braking is used on this model. This system offers a frictionless, resistance braking which is very smooth in operation and allows the user to adjust the intensity of their workout without having to break the continuity of their workout.

… back-lit display

The control panel on this elliptical incorporates a 5″ back-lit display. The display provides information on the following workout parameters:



Additionally it is possible to call up a representation of a 1/4 mile track with a flashing rectangle to show your progress around the track and the total number of laps completed.

… digital resistance levels

This model makes it easier to burn calories and increase your muscle tone by allowing the user to increase or decrease the amount of resistance that is applied to the elliptical’s motion.

There are a total of 20 digital resistance levels which can be selected from the conveniently located buttons on the control panel.

… power incline

A key feature of this elliptical is the power adjustable incline. Using the  UP / DOWN buttons on the control console the elevation can be adjusted between the values of 0 % to 10 %.

Depending upon the amount of elevation selected there is a corresponding change in the motion of the elliptical which enables different muscle groups to be engaged.

The user is thus able able to target different areas of their leg musculature for improved results.

… upper body grips

Upper body grips allow the user to burn more calories and tone the muscle groups in the arms and trunk. These workout arms feature soft touch grips and are able to accommodate any height of user. They fall naturally to hand and remain comfortable throughout the  workout.

… adjustable pedals

This elliptical is equipped with adjustable, oversized pedals. These have been designed to allow for a number of different foot positions and thus provide the user with greater stability and comfort during the workout.

… inertia flywheel

An 18 lbs, inertia enhanced, flywheel is utilized in the design of this elliptical trainer. The high inertia of this flywheel smooths out the motion of the machine and ensures that it is free from any jerkiness.

… iFIT compatible

This trainer is iFIT compatible. In essence this is a wireless connection between the Internet and the elliptical which adds extra functionality.

The iFIT feature enables you to customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, and manage your profile online.

It should be noted that this feature requires a home wireless internet connection, the iFIT module, and a subscription to which is sold separately.

… cooling fan

A strenuous workout can leave you leave you feeling hot and sticky, but this trainer provides the perfect solution with an integrated workout cooling fan. The console mounted “CoolAire” workout fan has two speeds and is operated from a button on the control panel.

… heart rate monitor

The trainer is also equipped with a “CardioGrip” heart rate monitor. This helps you to make the most out of every workout by monitoring your heart rate with sensors that are built into the handlebars.

By monitoring your heart rate you can ensure that you’re always in the right training zone for your goals. This results in a more effective workout, burn more fat, and improve your cardiovascular health.

… iPOD connection

Associated with the audio system on this model is an iPOD compatible music port. The user can simply plug in their iPOD, or MP3 player, into the Interplay Music Port situated on the control panel. Enjoy listening to your favorite music or an audio book title during your work out session.

… space saver design

This elliptical has been designed with a folding or “space-saver” frame. By lifting the handle on the front stabilizer and tipping the frame upright the equipment can be made to rest on the storage feet. In this position the elliptical occupies a lot smaller floor space.

… warranty details

The ProForm Smart Strider 735 elliptical trainer is underpinned by a lifetime warranty on the frame, 2 year parts and 1 year labor.


  • 22 Workout Programs
  • 20 Digital Resistance Levels
  • Power Adjustable Incline
  • Silent Magnetic Resistance
  • Back-Lit Display
  • iFIT Compatible
  • CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor
  • Soft Touch Upper Body Grips
  • Adjustable Oversized Pedals
  • CoolAire Workout Fan
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • Water Bottle Holder
  • Solid Steel Construction
  • Space Saver Design
  • Adjustable Leveling Feet
  • Transport Wheels


  • Incline: 0 to 10%
  • Flywheel: 18 lbs
  • Max User Weight: 300 lbs
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)

                         Parts (2 yrs)

                         Labor: (1 yr)

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