Smooth 8.35 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
A strong model but we would go with the 7.35 if you like this one.
Not a bad choice but not a great choice either. We would either step down or up in the Smooth lineup.
The Smooth 8.35 is a decent choice at $1,699, but it doesn't really set itself apart from the other treadmills by Smooth. You could go with the 7.35, which will save you $200 and offers similar quality, or you could step up to the 9.35, which costs an extra $300 but has the improvements to warrant the increase in cost.
The walking area is quite large on this treadmill. The belt measures in at 20" x 62", which is a good 2" longer than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on most of today's models. This should provide more than enough room for taller users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.
You'll get a very nice motor with this machine. Treadmills that sell for about $2,000 usually have similar power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced users should have no trouble challenging themselves.
A good cushioning system comes on this treadmill. Im-pression Shock Absorption is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. Very few models that sell for under $3,000 have cushioning systems that are more durable or forgiving than this one has.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine does quite well. You can't expect to find a treadmill selling for $1,699 that has a longer life expectancy than this one. The quality of parts is also impressive. Keep in mind, that the 7.35 is comparable in both of these areas and costs $200 less.
The warranty on the Smooth 8.35 is great. Labor is covered for 2 years, parts are covered for 7 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. This kind of coverage really shows how much faith Smooth has in this treadmill.