Smooth 5.45 Treadmill Review

The Smooth 5.45 exercise treadmill with customized user profiles and heart rate control.

The team at Smooth fitness have taken the best features of the 5.25 and re-engineered them in innovative ways to make the Smooth 5.45 treadmill even better than it’s predecessor.

This model is a more “beefed up” version feels as solid and stable as the commercial treadmills that you may have used at the gym or health club.

This is a space saver or folding treadmill that incorporates a “Soft Drop”, shock-assisted manual folding design that folds up and out of the way when you’re done.

There are 6 inbuilt programs and the control panel is fitted with an oversized display that indicates various workout parameters e.g. time, interval time, speed, distance, calories, incline, and program.

The product is endorsed by a lifetime warranty on both the frame and motor, 3 yrs on all parts (including electronics) and 2yrs labor.

Here are the main high lights of this model:

Drive motor

The treadmill utilizes a powerful 2.5 HP continuous motor which delivers maintenance-free service with a high horsepower output for joggers or walkers.

Stable feel

Discount store treadmills because of their lightweight build often feel unstable in use. Weighing in at 210 lbs this model gives the same feeling of safety and stability that you experience when using commercial quality gym treadmills.

Heart rate control

When this program is selected the “Heart Rate Control” feature automatically adjusts the intensity of your workout in accordance with your hear rate which is fed back via the grip pulse monitor so that you are always in the optimum target fitness zone.

Shock absorption

The treadmill makes use of a “swing arm suspension system” to provide the deck cushioning. With this system the entire running deck and frame is suspended on two pivots, increasing cushioning.

Heart rate monitor

The hand grip pulse monitor is conveniently positioned at the front of the console making the grip pulse monitor more comfortable to use.

Control console

The use of large buttons, well-organized panel and easy-to-read displays are only part of why the Smooth 5.45 was rated a “best treadmill”. Unlike some treadmills you have the ability to adjust preset programs on the fly. You can also quickly set (or reset) speed, incline, time or pulse rate while the treadmill is running.

image 5.45 console

LCD display

The intuitive, interactive LCD console lets you monitor your speed, distance, calories, time and pulse simultaneously.

Workout programs

This model gives the user a choice of six workouts from which to choose. These include:

Manual, Interval Incline, Interval Speed, Weight Loss, 5K Self-Learning/Competition, Heart Rate Control.

Store your profile

Eliminating the need to key in your personal settings before every workout this useful feature will allow up to nine people to save age, weight and target heart rate information for instant access into the treadmill’s computer.

Folding design

The treadmill has a dual-stage, soft drop folding deck. This is in essence a gas shock-assist “soft drop” feature that makes folding the machine away after use a breeze. The facility allows you to fold and unfold the machine by gently tilting the deck. The treadmill can then be gently dropped back when it is time for use.

Product warranty

The Smooth 5.45 treadmill is backed with a lifetime warranty on both the the frame and motor. additionally there is a 3 years warranty on all parts (including electronics) and 2 years of in-home service at no additional charge.


  • 6 Pre-set programs
  • Heart Rate Control
  • 9 Customizable user profiles
  • Oversized LCD Display
  • Textured Whisper Weave (low-noise) Belt
  • Commercial grade triple laminated deck
  • Push-Button electronics
  • 1/4 mile track display with lap counter
  • Hand Grip Speed Pulse Monitor
  • Shock Assisted Folding Mechanism
  • Heavy gauge welded steel frame
  • Transport Wheels
  • Water Bottle Holders


  • Motor: 2.5 HP Continuous Duty
  • Frame: Steel
  • Speed: 0.5 – 10 MPH
  • Incline levels: 0 – 15
  • Belt size: 20″ x 55″
  • Belt thickness: 1.6 mm / 2-Ply
  • Rollers: Non-slip large 2″ (crowned)
  • Dimensions (open): 75″ L x 36″ W x 60″ H
  • Dimensions (folded): 40″ L x 36″ W x 64″ H
  • Unit Weight: 210 lbs  
  • User weight: 250 lbs
  • Folding: YES
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)
  • Motor (Lifetime)
  • Parts (3 yrs)
  • Labor (2 yrs)

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