Smooth CE 3.6 Elliptical Review

The Smooth CE 3.6 elliptical trainer with magnetic braking, heart rate control, and built-in adjustable cooling fan.

An extremely popular trainer, the Smooth CE 3.6 elliptical has a robust construction and has been designed for use in a home environment.

The machine offers an instinctual, fluent movement with an 18″ stride length. The foot pedals have been ergonomically designed in order to encourage your body’s innate movement and minimize stress on your joints. There are a total of 16 levels of intensity.

Some of the many exciting features to help you to meet your fitness goals include a backlit, LCD display with 10 exacting programs, an iPOD dock with powerful hi-fi speakers, and an integral workout fan to keep you cool even during your most vigorous workouts.

The product is underwritten by a strong warranty which offers lifetime warranty on the frame and braking system, 5 years on all parts and 2 years labor.

Here are the main features:

computer LCD display

The operating console on has an easy to read, backlit, LCD display. This allows you to monitor essential workout data such as course profiles, speed, time, distance, heart rate, calories, and resistance levels.

… workout programs

MANUAL WORKOUT: This program option gives you direct control of the machine. By pressing the start button on the control panel the user has the ability to generate their own workout, or try out different aspects of the machine.

ENDURANCE PROGRAM: This program slowly increases the intensity by small increments to burn calories and increase physical strength. There is a warm up period at the start and a cooling down period at the end. There are eight levels each of which is adjustable.

WATT CONTROL: This program alters the resistance level automatically during the workout. The degree of effort required can be altered during the workout. The user can use the preset levels or select their own.

FAT BURNING: It is well known that exercising for extended periods of time at a diminished level of intensity stimulates your body to burn more calories. The equipment has preset levels that are suited to this type of workout, but can also be customized by the user.

INTERVAL WORKOUT: A very popular type of fitness routine is interval training. This type of program has been demonstrated to get results in a short space of time. It works by alternating bursts of high and low intensity and is very effective in cardiovascular build-up.

RANDOM WORKOUT: The trainer allows you to choose from over 50 workout program profiles to stimulate and encourage you.

HEART RATE CONTROL: This program uses a wireless transmitter to send your heart rate data to the trainer’s computer, which is then used to modify the intensity of the workout. The machine is effectively changing its intensity in sympathy with your heart rate and allows you to exercise within your target heart rate zone.

… upper body workout

This equipment offers a full body workout program with moving handlebars that help you to reach your fitness goals on a single piece of fitness equipment.
… pivoting pedals

The trainer is equipped with ergonomically designed pivoting pedals. When using the trainer the movement of the pivoting foot pedal follows the innate movement of the user’s ankle. This preserves alignment of the lower body and helps prevent strain on the user’s ankle, knee and hip.

… wireless heart rate control

This elliptical trainer 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 the 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.
… iPOD dock

A built-in iPOD dock is coupled to integral speakers that allows you to plug in your iPOD and enjoy your favorite music or listen to an audio book during your workout session.

… workout cooling fan

A workout can sometimes leave you feeling “hot and bothered”, but this elliptical comes equipped with a workout cooling fan. This console mounted fan has three operating speeds and can be tilted to direct the cooling air to where it is required.
… water bottle holder

The equipment has conveniently located water bottle holder so that you always have a drink available to keep you hydrated during your workout session.
… transport wheels

The trainer is equipped with transport wheels, which allows you to easily move the equipment to any room in your home.
… warranty details

The Smooth CE 3.6 elliptical trainer is underpinned by a lifetime warranty on the frame and braking system, 5 years on all parts and electronics and 2 years in home labor.


  • Fixed Stride Type  
  • Ergonomic Pivoting Pedals
  • Magnetic Resistance Braking
  • Backlit LCD Computer Display
  • iPOD Docking Station
  • Heart Rate Control
  • Built in Adjustable Fan
  • Adjustable 3 Speed Fan
  • Tilt and Go Wheels


  • Footprint: 76″ L x 26″ W x 67″ H
  • Stride Length: 18″
  • Max User Weight: 300 lbs
  • Unit Weight: 175lbs
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)

                         Braking mechanism (Lifetime)

                         Parts (5yrs)

                         Labor: (2yrs)

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