The ProForm Smart Strider 495CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer is a great at-home option.
Featuring 18 Silent Magnetic Resistance levels, LED console, dual EKG pulse grips, 18 pre-programmed workouts and iFit compatibility it is a great mid-range elliptical cross trainer.
But, that’s not all that the 495CSE has to offer. It boasts a very special unique feature, read on to find out what it is.
Push your performance with SMR technology
Let’s start off with the 18 levels of Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR). The resistance level allows users to amend the challenge of any programme.
Simply tap the easy-reach buttons on the console to increase or decrease the resistance level.
We'll give you a hint. The higher the level, the increased amount of resistance can be felt and the harder you will have to work!
Although 18 levels is slightly less than the industry standard, users will still find it challenging.
If you were hoping for an elliptical cross trainer with more then look to the NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial 7 Elliptical Cross Trainer which has 24 SMR levels.
Team the SMR levels with the 18 pre-programmed workouts and you have a fantastic amount of variety.
Each of the 18 workouts are specifically designed by professionals to help you reach your full potential.
But if that is not enough, the 495CSE is also iFit compatible. For an additional subscription to iFit you can gain access to the ultimate daily new workouts, healthy recipes, communal groups and you can even challenge your friends to fitness tests.
Working out has never been so fun!
If you were hoping for a machine that had a higher number of pre-programmed workouts, without needing to subscribe to iFit then check out the ProForm Endurance 920E Elliptical Cross Trainer with 32 programmes.
With two simple buttons ‘Work’ and “Recover” you can stay in complete control of the programmes.
Round watts LED display
A subscription to iFit will also give you additional tracking abilities such as long-term progression tracking. But we love the easy-to-read console on the 495CSE.
The display will make it easy for you to track your speed, time, distance and calories burned.
Not only that though. We mentioned that the 495CSE had an additional surprise feature.
Ready to know it?
Based on an algorithm the unique and specialist console can display if you are in your Endurance, Tempo, or Peak workout zone.
What do the zones mean?
Looking at each one, in turn, Endurance is ideal for a slow paced but longer workout. The tempo zone will ensure that your heart rate stays in its ideal target zone Peak zone will help you push your cardio to the max thanks to the EKG dual-grip heart rate monitor.
Low impact, high intensity
Elliptical cross-trainers are designed to be less impact than running on a treadmill. The oversized pedals on the 18” stride means that your pace and speed are always supported.
You can turn any programme into a full body workout simply by grabbing onto the soft grip upper-body workout arms.
The 495CSE is built around a 6kg flywheel so is fairly sturdy. There are other products on the market which come built with a higher flywheel, this might be important to you if you plan to push your performance regularly.
If this sounds like you, look towards the JTX Tri-Fit: Incline Cross Trainer which has a 17kg flywheel as standard.
This mid-range product is a great addition to any commercial or at-home gym. It is designed to help users feel both motivated and pushed to reach their next fitness goal. With the wide range of included features, we think that the ProForm Smart Strider 495CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer is an excellent mid-range product.
- Flywheel: 6kg effective inertia
- Stride: 18” stride length
- Workouts: 18 pre-programmed workouts
- Heart rate: Dual EKG pulse grips
- Design: SpaceSaver Design
- Comfort: Oversized seat, pedals, soft-grip upper arms
- Additional: Integrated tablet holder, iPod and MP3 compatible audio
- Max. user weight: 125kg
- Console: Round Watt