Treadmill Reviews

Smooth 9.45 TV - Value added workout

Entertainment that distracts you from your workouts actually helps; you don't feel as exhausted and you don't mind doing it all over again the next day. The Smooth 9.45 TV lets you view anything you want on a large 15" LCD TV that fits nicely on top of the console. The TV comes with connectors for satellite dish, cable, and DVD player.

Combine the TV with the Smooth 9.45 ST and you get the impressive running machine called the Smooth 9.45 TV. It gives the best value for money among the high-end treadmills meant for home use.

At 15", the TV is pleasantly large; a far cry from the tiny screens you normally get with other treadmills. Since it is separate from the console, it doesn't vibrate from the pounding of your feet and also gives an eye-level view for better comfort. The TV has its own manual and if anything goes wrong it can be separately repaired without tampering with the console. You don't get this facility with the other treadmills that have built-in TVs.

The TV comes with two 5-watt hi-fi speakers and also a port for your headphone.

As for the treadmill, the Smooth 9.45 TV is one of the best in this segment. It has several exclusive features that include:

* Adjustable shock absorption system: With this amazing technology, you can set the level of shock absorption to 12 different levels.
* The Swing Arm deck cushioning, unique to Smooth treadmills, is designed for soft landing at the front and a solid lift-off at the back.
* The patented Motion Control allows you to change the speed with just a wave of your hand. A wave of the right hand increases speed and that of the left decreases speed.
* The extra long treadbelt at 20" x 60" gives ample freedom to the tallest of runners.
* The motor is not just powerful but also very silent.
* The user weight capacity of the deck is a huge 400 lb, making for a highly stable experience.
* Wireless heart rate monitors and controls are perfect for your heart rate programs.
* There are 6 preset programs and 9 user profiles to give enough variety for your workouts.
* The warranties are one of the best in the market - lifetime on motor and frame, 5 years on parts, and 1 year on labor.


* Cost: $ 2,699
* 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
* 15" LCD TV
* Warranty: Lifetime on motor and frame, 5 years on wear parts, 1 year on labor