The only dumbbells you will ever need!
5-in-1 Adjustable Dumbbell
- These adjustable weights replace five sets of dumbbells, maximizing your home storage space and helping you keep your home-gym clutter-free
- Your Smart Adjustable dumbbells will get you through your whole weight-lifting experience, from warm-up to cool down
Plastic Storage Tray Included
- Easily keep your weight secured when not in use with an included plastic storage tray
- Each tray is clearly marked with weight values, making it easy to know exactly how much you are lifting
- Adjust between 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 pounds, finding the perfect resistance for your current fitness level or exercise
Smooth Selector System
- Keep your focus on lifting and adjust your weight value with ease in between sets
Smart Adjustable Dumbbells Adjustable Pin
But Smart Adjustable Dumbbell strikes a solid balance between helpful features and budget design. The sliding pin, for example, is simple. It’s not as eye-popping as PowerBlock’s color-coded plates, nor as fancy as Bowflex’s numbered dial. But it gets the job done and is easy to use.
In six months’ use, I’ve experienced almost no issues. The pin stuck between plates a couple times, not locking into place. It’s difficult because the mechanism isn’t visible, but the fix was simple – small movements back and forth until it locked in. Nothing about the design takes your breath away, but it’s simple and, so far, reliable.
The selection of weights was also satisfying. Each dumbbell offers the following choices: 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 22.5, 25, 30, 32.5, 35, 40, 42.5, 45, 50, 52.5, and 55 pounds. And each dumbbell has ten 5-pound plates (five on each side).That’s where your macro weight adjustment happens. But you can also micro-adjust weight with four smaller plates (two on each side) that add 2.5 or 5 pounds.
Some brands require you to add this weight manually, but the Smart Adjustable Dumbbells has a selector on the innermost plates. The small plastic slider pushes a cam that engages these small plates. Again, it strikes a balance between convenience and quality. It’s neither the simplest nor the most impressive offering on the market, but it works reliably.
It’s important to note that to adjust weight you will need to have the dumbbells in the included tray. Because weights lock in vertically and by position, only the tray will properly align the plates. Frankly, this was a bit inconvenient, but it’s not uncommon among adjustable weights.
The build is probably the biggest drawback to these weights. Nothing is as satisfying and reliable to lift (or drop) as metal. By contrast, nothing is as dissatisfying as plastic. And Smart adjustable dumbbells feel more plastic than they do metal.
The metal plates are covered in plastic, the pin selector and micro-adjustment dial are both plastic, and the dumbbell handles are – you guessed it – plastic.
To be fair, I’ve banged the weights together and dropped them from waist height onto a stiff rubber floor, and they’ve held up great. But still not as nice as metal.
Smart Adjustable Dumbbell Design
While the brand seemed to make some concessions on the facade, the shape and design proved excellent. Our Smart Adjustable Dumbbells are created octagonal plates with rounded edges. This has all the balance and ergonomics of standard round plates but provides just enough of a flat surface that the dumbbells don’t roll away.
Unlike square plates, you don’t have to worry about hitting yourself with a sharp corner during behind-the-head tricep extensions. And not only do the dumbbells stay put when you put them down, you can also use them for deep push-ups between sets.