This Smooth 5.65 treadmill review will try to take a quick look at this new model to join the Smooth Fitness lineup, which is replacing one of the company's best selling models, the 5.45. But what sets the 5.65 apart from the older model? Is it simply the more updated look it now sports with the bold splash of red added to its side? Or is there more than just the new look?
Basic and New Features of the Smooth 5.65
For the 5.65, Smooth Fitness has opted to retain some of the 5.45's key features such as the 20″ by 55″ walking surface, 2.5 HP motor, LCD display, maximum speed of 10 mph, and incline of up to 15 levels. And while all these features should be enough to give you a good, basic fitness workout, the new model offers more.
The Smooth 5.65 is already equipped with added features that one can rarely find in treadmills priced less than $1,000. It comes with a deluxe sound system, 14 preset programs, and a two-speed cooling fan. Although weighing slightly lighter than the older model at 191 lbs (the 5.45 weighed 210 lbs), this treadmill now supports maximum user weight of 275 pounds.
Some Issues with the 5.65
If you're not one to experiment with an equipment that's yet to establish a track record, then you may not be so enthusiastic with the Smooth 5.65. Despite how good its features are, the 5.65 remains to be a new model that has only been released as of this writing (December 2009). There is however, already one customer feedback found on the site which gives it 5 out of 5 stars.
One thing that you should also know about the 5.65 is that it isn't the treadmill for everybody. While it already offers practically everything you would want for your daily exercise needs, these features still aren't enough for serious runners. If you're looking for equipment that can withstand some heavy running, there are other higher-end treadmills that can suit you better.
Affordable Price, Exceptional Warranty
For its price of less than $1,000, the Smooth 5.65 treadmill may be categorized as a low-end treadmill but that doesn't mean it's not as feature-packed as other more expensive ones, making it another one of Smooth's value-for-money treadmills. In addition, it has the Smooth “Best in Industry” warranty including lifetime warranty on frame/deck and motor, 3 years on electronic parts, and 1 year for labor.
In introducing another model to replace one of its best selling treadmills, Smooth Fitness is out to prove that it still has a few tricks up its sleeves when it comes to giving the best value for money. And indeed, for a treadmill that goes for just under $1,000, feature-packed Smooth 5.65 seems to be delivering. The bottom line of this Smooth 5.65 treadmill review is that those simply looking for a basic treadmill of good quality at a lower price will get more than what they bargained for with the Smooth 5.65.