Treadmill Reviews

Smooth 6.25 Treadmill- Could be the Best Buy!

This is another serious contender for the "Best Buy" treadmill in under $1500 category. It has slowly but steadily emerged as a serious replacement for Smooth 7.1HR treadmill (which lost out because of the extra $200 that one has to pay). It is an excellent combination of a powerful motor, sturdy running belt and excellent features topped with an extremely tempting price.

Motor: The motor in Smooth 6.25 is a 2.75 HP continuous duty motor. Despite its high power, the motor is smooth and silent in operation and requires less maintenance. It can provide up to 15 incline levels and speeds up to 10 mph. All this is enough to satisfy the needs of hard-core runners.

Running Platform: The running belt of this treadmill is 54" long and 20" wide. This is ample space for both walking and running. The Swing Arm suspension provided in the treadmill is excellent and helps minimize the impact upon ankles, legs and knees.

Frame: The frame of Smooth 6.25 is an all-steel metal frame. It has been fully welded and there are no sharp joints or jutting bolts which can damage your body. It can withstand a maximum user weight of 350 lbs.

The metal body has been given a powder finish to give a clean and glossy finish to the treadmill. The frame can be folded for storage purposes. Users, however, have to do it in a dual step manner and that too manually. However, the treadmill is quipped with a soft drop folding attribute. This makes the entire process easy.

Rollers: The rollers provided in the Smooth 6.25 are 2.5" in diameter. This reduces tension and friction thus providing an excellent and smooth platform for the treadmill to rotate upon. The tightening in the belt is also lessened by the size of the rollers.

Control Panel: The Smooth 6.25 boasts of an improved LED display. It gives you simultaneous information about distance, speed, time, calories, and pulse. Apart from these the control panel also gives you 8 preset programs to choose from. These can be incorporated with 9 types of user programs to give you an immense range of workout types.

These features are amplified by another feature- Heart Rate control feature. This feature allows you to automatically adjust the incline and speed of your running session, thereby optimizing your efficiency.

Warranty: The warranties on this machine are ample to cover any fault that might come up in the machine. The motor comes with a lifetime warranty and so does the frame. This is topped with a 5 year warranty on all other parts. Labor/service comes with 1 year warranty. The ample amount of warranties suggests that the treadmill is good enough to beat them.