Treadmill Reviews

Smooth 9.45 ST - A smooth operator

The Smooth 9.45 ST is a high-end treadmill with a full-sized deck, an incredible shock absorption system and a whole 400 lb weight capacity. Smoothfitness has reliable treadmills in every segment and this one is touted as the best to come out of their stable.

The most talked about feature of the Smooth 9.45 ST is the Hydra Suspension shock absorption system. You can adjust the absorption to 12 different levels. Each member of your family can have his or her own level of comfort with this one-of-a-kind system. It gives you more variety to keep your enthusiasm alive.

The Swing Arm cushioning is another feature unique to Smooth treadmills. The cushioning is soft at the front to absorb impact of your stride, and harder at the back to help you lift off. The running zone is a long and wide 20" x 60", which should take care of the tall boys.

An amusing feature of the Smooth 9.45 ST is the patented Motion Control that lets you change the speed with just a wave of your hand. That's right - hands free speed control. A wave of the right hand increases speed and a wave of the left hand decreases it - just to add a level of sophistication to the contraption.

The quality of materials used has got to be top-notch when you are paying so much, and it is. It is reflected in the warranties - lifetime on motor and frame, 5 years on parts, and 1 year on labor.

The motor is strong enough to endure serious running and it is amazingly smooth and silent. Surely a lot of thought must have gone into designing the flywheel and motor controller electronics, for they make for a noiseless experience even at high speeds.

The built-in workouts are 6; not very high in number but challenging in nature. Up to 9 profiles can be stored. The Smooth 9.45 ST incorporates all your weight loss and cardio programs.
The machine has built-in wireless heart rate controls from Polar that take care of your target heart rate programs.

The Smooth 9.45 ST looks to be a great home use treadmill with quality as high as the health club treadmills, at a lesser price. With all the features that come loaded with the 9.45 ST, you've just got to sit up and take notice.


Cost: $ 2,277
Motor: 3.0 HP Continuous Duty
Speed: 0.5 - 10 mph
Incline: 15 levels
Treadbelt: 20" x 60"
User weight: 400 lb
Folding: No
Built-in programs: 6
Heart rate monitor: Yes
iFIT compatibility: No
Warranty: Lifetime on motor and frame, 5 years on wear parts, 1 year on labor