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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Treadmill Review: Smooth 9.45ST Treadmill
Treadmill Rating: 5 stars out of 5 for innovative features and exceptional comfort
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This time we'll be talking about the Smooth Fitness 9.45 ST Treadmill. This treadmill has a 3.0 HP motor to support even the heaviest of users and a spacious 20" x 16" running area. If you buy this treadmill and set it up at your home you get a notice one thing, this treadmill was built for larger users. Aside from that, the Smooth Fitness 9.45 ST Treadmill has tons of features to satisfy even the most stringent of treadmill judges, me! However, that's not the whole story behind the Smooth Fitness 9.45 ST Treadmill to get the whole picture.
As I mentioned, this has a large 20" x 60" running area combined with a powerful 3.0 HP motor. Reading area and motor size are crucial for larger users. Too short or narrow a running area and a larger and taller user is going to feel very cramped. This can lead to awkward form when running or walking and lead to injuries. A powerful motor is important for larger users because it prevents slippage where the treadmill belt will stop but the treadmill rollers will continue rolling in the belt will fold into itself, possibly causing the user to slip. As you can see, a large area and a strong motor are incredibly important. The Smooth Fitness 9.45 ST Treadmill has both of these.
Just like the Smooth 9.35 HR Treadmill, the Smooth Fitness 9.45 ST Treadmill has touchless speed control. In my Smooth 9.35 HR Treadmill Review I jokingly called it ”Jedi speed control”, and I really do think Smooth Fitness would sell a lot more units if that's what they called this feature. This feature doesn't really add to safety nor is it all that much more convenient as opposed to turning a knob, but being able to wave your hand and control a piece of machinery is really, really, really cool.
This treadmill also comes with the Hydra Suspension System. In short, it enables users to adjust the firmness of a treadmill deck to suit individual prefences. This is a great feature for anyone! Are you going to run in a marathon and want to more closely simulate running on pavement? Set this treadmill to maximum firmness. Like a little more bounce in your step? Just turn a knob and your wish is granted. One important thing to point out is that adjustable firmness is not unique to Smooth Fitness, but Smooth has done the best with it so far. Many other treadmills with adjustable firmness suffer from mechanical problems!
Overall, this is an incredibly comfortable treadmill with many excellent features. My favorite is Jedi Speed Control or touchless motion control. You also get a large running area and a motor powerful enough to support users big and small. I have absolutely no complaints about this treadmill and anyone who brings the Smooth 5.45 Treadmill home is going to be very happy!