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Monday, July 20, 2009
Treadmill Rating: 4 stars out of 5
It’s time to write my Smooth Fitness 5.45 Folding Treadmill Review. I haven’t really touched on Smooth Fitness equipment in on my treadmill review blog, and I’m kind of sorry I haven’t. Smooth Fitness generally manufactures decent equipment and many of their treadmills and elliptical trainers are strong contenders for my coveted Best Buy list.
Any treadmill manufacturer would be happy to produce a treadmill as fine as the Smooth Fitness 5.45 Treadmill. There are many things to like about this treadmill and I’ll start with the most spacious reason. The 20” x 55” deck feels very roomy. Many treadmills in the $1000 price range have significantly smaller running surfaces. The large deck adds quite a bit to a strong comfort factor, the most important thing to be considered when buying a treadmill. I name comfort as the most important factor in choosing a treadmill because if you buy a treadmill that isn’t comfortable, no matter how expensive or inexpensive, it’s never going to get used.
Another factor contributing to the comfort level afforded by the Smooth Fitness 5.45 Folding Treadmill is a stable frame. This treadmill weighs about 210 lbs. ensuring that this treadmill is solid and won’t suffer from that horrible treadmill syndrome I call The Shakes. The Shakes can ruin any running routine with loud vibrations that ultimately ruin the frame of your treadmill.
The last thing I really, really like about the Smooth Fitness 5.45 Treadmill is the warranty. Smooth Fitness will back this treadmill with a 3 year parts and 1 year labor warranty. Other treadmills in this price range offer a signifcanlty shorter 1 year parts and labor warranty. Sure, I wish the labor warranty matched the parts warranty but I’ll definitely take the two extra years worth of parts coverage for the same price or less than the cost of equivalent treadmills.
Overall, the Smooth Fitness 5.45 Treadmill is an excellent piece of cardio fitness equipment. This treadmill fitness equipment is comfortable because of a well made shock absorption system and a spacious running area. This treadmill also has a significantly better warranty than other treadmills in this price range and quality. Finally, the price is right. The $999 price tag is just right for this treadmill!