ProForm Smart Strider 935 Elliptical Review


ProForm Smart Strider 935 Elliptical

The ProFrom Smart Strider 935 elliptical is a solid build, rear wheel trainer that can support up to 350 pounds. The unit is easy to move and store, thanks to the front transport wheels, and it folds up and locks in place.

Though there are only 10 degrees in the incline range, this is still effective enough to burn calories and build strength but may bit a touch lacking for users looking for a more strenuous workout. Plus, there are 24 levels of resistance, which is above average and gives you enough scope to have an intense workout. Though the flywheel on the ProForm Smart Strider 935 elliptical is lighter than average at 18 pounds, the trainer remains stable and smooth due in part to a 25-inch wide base, however we would have expected a slightly heavier flywheel given the maximum user weight limit.

Incline and resistance can be adjusted through the swinging arm handles so that you can make a change without stopping mid-workout. The maximum stride length is adjustable from 18inches up to 20 inches. This allows slightly taller users to feel more comfortable when using this elliptical. A lower step-up height also gives the user the ability to mount and dismount more easily.

ProForm Smart Strider 935 Elliptical – Workout Programs

The ProForm Smart Strider 935 elliptical comes with built-in iFit technology so that you can train with a virtual personal trainer, or use the virtual workout option. The module is included with the unit, but you’ll need to pay for the annual membership to iFit.

There are 30 pre-set workouts, which is more than most other units in this category that only offer around 20. You can choose from cross training, fat burning, hill climbing, interval, and cardio programs. Plus, you can customize and create your own workouts as you train. There are also warm-up and cool-down presets as well.


The ProForm Smart Strider 935 elliptical comes with a super 7-inch full color touchscreen display which is a favorite feature of this elliptical trainer. The touch screen can even be used web browsing as well as setting and tracking your work out progress and performance. The screen also features and displays:

  • Time
  • Distance
  • Speed
  • Heart rate
  • Resistance
  • Calories burned

The ProForm Smart Strider 935 allows you to change your workout options on the screen, or by using the in-handle controls. There is a wireless chest strap heart rate monitor and heart rate monitors available in the swinging arm handles.

Though there is only 1 built-in user profile for the 935, the iFit option allows you to have multiple profiles and keep track of all of your personal statistics, allowing you to share with friends and keep track of goals. With iFit, you can also adjust your workout to run different routes in selected cities around the world.


A 2 speed adjustable fan keeps you cool during workouts, while a water bottle holster provides access to hydration during your workout. There is a built-in input jack for your iPod or MP3 player and the speakers have volume controls so you don’t need to worry about headphones. There is a tablet holder in the console, but it might block some of the screen if you are tracking progress.

ProForm Smart Strider 935 Elliptical – Review Summary

The ProForm Smart Strider 935 Elliptical is a well built elliptical machine that is easy to fold and store, easy to move. It is one of the better rear-drive elliptical machines available within this price range. The extended number of preset workouts means that you’ll never be bored with your routine and the iFit capability gives the rider even more options for engaging and tracking fitness levels and progress. High quality color screen and speakers also enhance your workout experience. The ProForm Smart Strider 935 Elliptical comes with a lifetime on the frame, 3 years on parts and 1 year on labor.  All things considered, if you are not in need of a 350lbs+ user weight capability then this machine is certainly one to consider.