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Smooth 6.75 Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

Another strong treadmill for Smooth with a great warranty. The introduction of the MySmooth interactive program makes this an interesting model.

Smooth 6.75 Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$1299

Walking Area:

8.5

Power:

7

Cushioning:

6.4

Reliability:

6.4

Noise Level:

6.2

Quality:

6.4

Value:

6.3

Warranty:

8.5

Overall Rating: 6.85

Smooth is a company that is extremely focused on mass marketing their treadmills through massive retailing networks like Sears and Amazon and their own website. You get the feeling that the company is pulling out all stops to score a great first impression, as they invariably load their models with an impressive array of features backed by stable frame designs.

What we can say in favor of the TM

A strong motor and improved drive performance

A large-frame 3 HP motor with good power generating capacity and which neatly drives an excellent belt of dimensions 20" x 60" without much noise and minus all the fuss, giving a performance that is smooth and efficient. It really stands out in its class and is good value for money.

The 20" x 60" walking area gels harmoniously with the 3 HP motor so that walkers and runners can enjoy a uniformly satisfying exercise routine without the motor appearing to strain beyond its capacity.

The Smooth cushioning structure gives adequate relief from the direct impact of your running action on joints and the back muscles. This enables users to workout longer without suffering muscle fatigue or cramps.

Incline variations are easier on leg muscles

With inclines topping out at 15%, users get just the right amount of outdoor slope simulation and this can be effectively combined with 15 preset programs to bring alive any dull workout routine.

An interactive program that adds variety to your routine

The MySmooth technology allows you to interact with Smooth's virtual app. A good feature that adds value to the product.

A strong warranty at this price range

When users are gifted a combination of high component quality, a reliable motor and a good tread belt, the warranty covering 5 years on parts and 2 years labor warranty comes as a bonus.

Features that make you pause...

The cost factor may intimidate the casual customer

Admittedly, this is a price point that will put off many casual users and perhaps they may be better served by models that economize on features and deliver a lower level of performance that suits their genuine needs.

Some compromise on parts to lower price

This to be expected when high end treadmills are scaled down to a lower price band, but this will not do you much damage as the strong warranty covers costs.

Our verdict

Smooth is popular and definitely one of the less aesthetically pleasing models at the $1,300 price point. The fundamentals are sound, the performance is sturdy and you have a good many years of worry free service and Smooth quality benchmarks that are reassuring.

Smooth's model is a good value and a well-designed machine. They have been polishing this model up and it is a good choice.

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