Smooth Fitness 9.35 Treadmill Review

Product Review

Smooth Fitness 9.35 Treadmill

The Smooth 9.35 Treadmill is one of the new Premium 9-series models from Smooth.

The 9 series is a premium line from Smooth, built with an extra level of construction quality and some luxury touches you don’t find elsewhere.

For example, the 9.35 gives you 12-level adjustable cushioning, hands-free motion control on the handrails, wireless heart rate control, triple-laminated belt and an extra long warranty – including 7 years on parts.

It was also awarded a “Best Buy” rating for 2009.

Features:

  • MSRP: $2199
  • Sale Price: $1699
  • Motor: 3.0 HP
  • Speed: 0.5-11 MPH
  • Incline:  0-15%
  • Treadbelt: 20 x 55″
  • Folding: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Hand Grip & Wireless
  • Cupholders: 2
  • Motion Control On Handrails
  • 12 Level Adjustable Cushioning
  • 9 Storable User Profiles
  • Warranty: Lifetime on Frame & Motor, 7 years on parts, 2 years on labor.

Verdict: Recommended

The Smooth 9.35 treadmill has a lot going for it – a solid commercial machine feel with luxury extras like motion control on the side rails, wireless heart rate tracking and 9 different user profiles.

We really like the 12 levels of cushioning – which means different users can choose different levels of surface feel. This is great if you have a family using it as everyone can choose their desired cushioning feel.

Overall a great value for those looking for a premium treadmill built to last.

Product Pros And Cons

Smooth Fitness 9.35 Treadmill

1) Hydra Suspension Adjustable Cushioning

This is a high end cushioning system that Smooth is only putting in their luxury 9-series of treadmills. It helps to protect your knees, hips, ankles and back from the jarring impact that often comes with running.

With this system you can also adjust the cushioning to 12 different levels. The suspension lets you choose the softness of where the ball of your foot lands while keeping the place where your foot takes off firmer. This is a great feature to have since different users often prefer various levels of cushioning.

2) Hands-Free Motion Control on Handrails

This is only found on the Smooth 9-series including the 9.35.  To speed up you wave your hand over the motion control on one handrail and to slow down you wave your hand over the other handrail.

While most people will like this feature, it’s especially handy for taller runners as you don’t have to break your stride while running in order to change your speed.

(Sometimes when you have long legs, leaning close to the console to adjust the speed can result in you running up against the treadmill hood – depending on how the frame is built).

3) Triple Laminated , Reversible Deck

The deck is triple laminated and reversible – so if you wear out the deck, you just flip it over and keep going. This is very similar to what you find in most commercial treadmills.  It also helps to extend the life of your treadmill.

4) Built For Heavier Use

With a 400 lb user weight capacity, this is one of the highest weight capacities you’ll find in a home treadmill. Along with a 290 lb machine weight and commercial grade deck it makes for a very stable feeling treadmill. With the heavier construction, the 9.35 can take a lot of use (and abuse) and still hold up quite well.

5) 6 Workout Programs with 9 User Profiles

The 9.35 offers 6 different built in workouts including Killer Hills, Interval Speed, Weight Loss, Manual, Heart Rate Control and Competition. 

Also, up to nine people can store their age, weight, height, sex and target heart rate – which is handy if you have multiple treadmill users.

6) 7 Year Parts Warranty

While Smooth offers extra long warranties on all their treadmills, they’re currently offering an extra-long 7 year parts warranty on the 9.35 treadmill. This is an incredible value and pretty much unheard-of since most parts warranties give you 1 -3 years at most. This gives you an idea of the quality of parts here.

Pros

  • Higher 4.0 MPH Speed Limit
  • Upgraded Console With More Workout Feedback
  • Burn Calories Twice As Fast As A Treadmill
  • Low Impact
  • 12 Intensity Settings

Cons

  • Taller Users May Want to Step up to Treadmills Which Offer Longer 60" Belts
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