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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Treadmill Review: Smooth Fitness 9.35 HR Treadmill
Treadmill Rating: 4 stars out of 5 for really cool features but a shorter running area
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I'm going to be continuing with my Smooth Fitness treadmill reviews. There are just three more Smooth Treadmills left and I think I'm going to try to finish writing all of them tonight and then take a few days off from the treadmill blog. Maybe I'll even take the whole weekend off and do some running and hiking! Oh wait no, I have a test in a psychology class to study for. Anyway, here's my Smooth Fitness 9.35 HR Treadmill review.
The Smooth Fitness 9.35 HR Treadmill has a 20" x 55" running area. That's quite a bit of space and I'm sure that it should accommodate just about everyone up to 6'1". But, more running area is always better, and you never know who's going to come over and want to use your treadmill. It's better to be able to accommodate everyone! If the Smooth Fitness 9.35 HR Treadmill was about $1000 I would say the Reading area is fine. But it's not! This treadmill retails for about $1800. I expect quite a bit out of the treadmill for $1800 and leaving me 5 inches short on the running area leaves me feeling just a little bit empty.
The real reason to buy the Smooth Fitness 9.35 HR Treadmill is comfort. Smooth Fitness is known for comfort. The Smooth Fitness 9.35 HR Treadmill uses the Hydra Suspension System and allows users to adjust the firmness of the treadmill deck. There are a couple other treadmill manufacturers out there who attempt to include an adjustable firmness setting with their treadmills, but often fail miserably. There is usually little difference between the highest setting and the lowest setting or the mechanics used to set the firmness go bad after a few uses. Not true with the Smooth Fitness 9.35 HR Treadmill! Smooth Fitness really went to town with the design and mechanics of their adjustable firmness feature. The bottom line is, it works.
In addition to the adjustable firmness feature there is also something I call the “Jedi Speed Control” feature. Basically, you can wave your hand over the treadmill console to speed up or slow down. It really does make you feel like you can use the force to control your environment. The “Jedi feature” adds a coolness factor to Smooth Fitness 9.35 HR Treadmill.
There is no doubt that smooth fitness is one of the better treadmill manufacturers out there. I would be happy with just about any treadmill they manufacture. The core of all my treadmill reviews centers on comfort. If a treadmill is not comfortable it is not going to be used. When it comes to comfort the Smooth Fitness 9.35 HR Treadmill scores major points. Throw in no hands speed control or what I prefer to call “Jedi speed control” and adjustable tech firmness that actually works and you got yourself a recipe for an excellent treadmill. The only drawback to this treadmill is a smaller than expected running area. There really is no excuse for this. All in all, this is a solid treadmill but you can find better.