Smooth 9.65TV Treadmill
Review


Smooth 9.65tv Treadmill

Based upon the redoubtable 9.65LC model the Smooth 9.65TV enjoys all the same benefits with the addition of a 10.5" TV. It features a huge ( 21" x 64") tread belt, driven by a powerful 4.0 HP motor. A treadmill with such a large running area and so powerful a motor is unusual at this price and is comparable with much more expensive commercial machines.

The running deck is able to support users of up to 400 lbs in weight and the suspension is taken care of by the "Im-Pression" Shock Absorption cushioning system which is an exclusive technology that provides a soft landing for the front foot and a firm push-off for the rear foot.

This model provides it's users with an astonishing variety of workout programs (55 in total). These in-built programs include heart rate control where the speed and incline are modulated in sympathy with the user's heart rate and custom programs that can be modified according to the user's liking and stored for later use.

Other features include controls for speed and incline built into the hand rails which obviates the need to bend forward to the main controls on the console, and a sound system with iPOD / MP3 compatible interface and water bottle holders.

The product is underwritten by a lifetime warranty on the frame, motor, all other parts (including electronics) and 2 yrs labor.

Here are the main features:




… workout programs

An essential requirement in order to maintain your motivation when using a treadmill is having a good selection of preset workout programs. This unit gives you an amazing total of 55 energetic and stimulating preset programs from which to choose.

The programs comprise: 1 manual program, 3 goal programs, 20 speed programs, 30 speed/incline programs, and 1 heart rate control program.

Manual Program - this is the basic program that allows you to quickly start the treadmill without having to consider what kind of workout you may want to do. The manual program allows you to alter the speed or incline to your liking at anytime during the workout.

Goal Program - this program allows you to select either a Time, Distance or Calorie goal. With the Time goal program the computer gives you a choice of selecting a preset time or entering your own.

The Distance program is similar to the time program, allowing you to select a preset distance or allowing you to enter your own value.

The Calorie program is ideal for someone looking to lose some weight and here the computer prompts you to enter the number of calories that you would like to burn and commence the program.

Heart Rate Control Program - the computer calculates an optimum maximum target heart rate based upon your sex, height, weight and age. Alternatively or you can adjust the value to whatever maximum target workout rate you require. Once you commence the program you are taken through a warm-up routine, the main workout and finally a cooling down phase.

Speed Programs - there are a total of 20 speed programs each of which vary the speed of the treadmill throughout the programs.

Speed / Incline - there are a total of 30 speed / incline programs which vary both the speed and incline of the treadmill through out the programs.

 

 

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... drive motor

This model has prodigious amounts of power thanks to a 4.0 HP continuous duty motor. The motor is the heart of a treadmill and an under powered unit can negatively impact on the performance. This is not the case with the motor powering this model which is the most powerful motor we have seen fitted to a residential treadmill.

The power this motor is able to deliver means that it is able to offer the kind of performance demanded by the most vigorous runner or a heavier weight individual. The motor is not only extremely powerful but virtually silent in operation so that you can enjoy a smooth, and quiet workout.




… tread belt

A huge (21" x 64") tread belt provides the user with an enormous amount of "running real estate". If you are serious runner or someone with a larger frame you will appreciate the advantages of this amount of running space. You will no longer have to worry about falling off the back of the treadmill or wandering into the sides with this amount of space available to you.





… handrail mounted switches

Control switches for regulating both the speed and incline of the treadmill are conveniently mounted on the handrails. This location makes them readily accessible during use.

You are able to speed up, slow down or adjust the elevation of the running deck without having to to press the buttons on the control panel. Having these secondary control switches is much more convenient and safer as you don't have to lean forward to access the main control panel.





… heart rate control

A Heart Rate Control feature is provided complete with wireless chest strap. When this feature is enabled the pulse reading is taken from the hand grip pulse monitors or the wireless chest strap and is used by the unit's computer to automatically adjust the intensity of the workout.

This dynamic feedback loop provided by the heart rate control feature ensures that you are exercising in your target heart zone. This method of training is popular with athletes as it allows them to derive the greatest benefit from their workout.




… shock absorption

The "Im-Pression" shock absorption cushioning system used on this model is an exclusive technology that provides a soft landing for the front foot and a firm push-off for the rear foot. The net effect of this is to reduce the harmful impact on the joints and back.




... 10.5" LCD TV

The standout feature of this model is the inclusion of a 10.5 inch LCD TV. You can catch up with your favorite soap or watch the news or sports channels. Set into the treadmills console, the TV screen is positioned so as to be easy to watch while running. The LCD television includes high-fidelity built-in speakers.




... sound system

In order to keep you entertained this model comes with an in built sound system. Integrated into the console, this sound system allows you to plug your iPOD, or MP3 Player, into auxiliary input jack and listen to your music collection through the sound system. The iPOD can rest in the accessory tray so that it is within easy reach.




... user weight

The running deck fitted to this model has been designed to be durable and to compliment the shock absorption system. It is able to support users up to 400 lbs in weight and is underwritten by a lifetime warranty cover.




… warranty details

The Smooth 9.65TV treadmill is backed by a lifetime warranty on the frame, motor and all other parts (including electronics). Additionally there is 2 years in Home labor.




Features:

10.5" LCD TV

SmoothDrive Treadmill Motor

55 Workout Programs

Im-Pression Shock Absorption Cushioning System

QuickChange Handrail Speed and Incline Controls  

LED Computer Display

Wireless Heart-Rate Control with Belt & Transmitter

SmoothSound Audio System

iPOD Docking Station

Water Bottle Holder

Safety Key and Lanyard

Transport Wheels




Specifications:

Motor: 4.0 HP Continuous Duty  

Speed: 0.5 - 12 MPH

Incline: 15 levels

Belt size: 21" x 64"  

Roller size: 3"

User Weight 400 lb

Folding: No

Warranty: Frame and Motor - Lifetime

                    All Parts (including electronics) - Lifetime

                    In Home Labor - 2 yrs










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Customer Reviews


Last year I purchased the 9.65 TV Model and it has performed flawlessly. You can hook up your dvd player to the console and watch a dvd while you are exercizing and I usually do this to pass the time quicker. On rainy or cold days now there is no excuse for not running! The treadmill seems very durable and with the warranty I never have to worry about it. It's very easy to operate and the belt is quite easy on the body, I feel a lot less 'wear and tear' than pounding the pavement outside. Overall I am very satisfied with this treadmill.



I purchased this treadmill online over a year ago and between me, my wife and my teenage kids, we must have put several hundred miles on it...Works like a dream...




Bought the Smooth Fitness 9.65 TV treadmill after reviewing many other treadmills online. Most reviews for this treadmill and buying from Smooth Fitness were positive. I also purchased an additional 4 years of full warranty for the machine. I have been using it now for a couple of months, with no issues. I am very pleased with the quality and functionality of the treadmill. I wanted a top of the line, quality treadmill that would not break having someone of about 250 pounds using it.




After seeing many reviews for different treadmills and discussing with a few friends we decided on purchase in the 9.65TV. What a wonderful purchase. The quality of the equipment and the smooth operation are substantially better than anything out there.