Smooth 5.65 Treadmill Review

The popular Smooth 5.65 home treadmill with heart rate control and Soft-Drop folding mechanism .

This is the NEW version of the Smooth 5.65 treadmill which has proved to be an extremely popular machine and features regularly in reviews of treadmills.

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.

The machine has a total of 14 workouts. These workout programs are split into, Manual, Speed, Incline, and Speed / Incline groups.

There are handrail mounted toggle switches, making it easier to control the speed and incline and a heart rate control feature that allows you to exercise within your optimal training zone.

A built in sound system allows the user to connect an iPOD or MP3 player to the speakers mounted in the control console.

The product is endorsed by a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, 4 years on all parts and electronics and 2 years in home labor.

Lets examine some of the main features:

Workout programs

The key to staying motivated when using a treadmill and achieving your fitness goals is having a variety of preset programs. You can choose from 14 workouts split into the following functional groups:

  • 1 Manual Program
  • 12 Speed / Incline Programs
  • 1 Body Fat Program

Drive motor

The treadmill is powered by 2.75 HP continuous duty motor which has been engineered for a long life. The motor uses a Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) circuit board more typically found on commercial treadmills which along with speed sensors ensure smooth speed changes. The makers claim that the motor operates virtually noise-free.

Shock absorption

The running surface is supported by the “Im-Pression” shock absorption cushioning System. This innovative technology results in walking surface that provides a soft landing for the front foot and a firm push-off for the rear foot. This reduces the risk of harmful impacts on the joints and back. This unique system allows you to workout more comfortably and for longer periods of time with less stress and strain.

LED display

Feed back on your workout is provided by a large LED dot matrix display. This attractive display will show the speed, time, distance, incline, calories burned, heart rate and other workout data in an easy to read format to the treadmill user.

iPOD connection

In order to keep you entertained this model comes with an in built sound system. Integrated into the treadmill’s 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

Handrail controls

Toggle switches are built in to the handrail to enable the user to adjust both the the speed and incline. Using these handrail mounted switches allows the user to make the necessary adjustments without having to reach forward to press buttons on the control console and possibly disrupt their stride.

Heart rate monitor

The conveniently positioned hand grip pulse monitors located on the handlebars are supplemented by the optional chest strap which provides the advantage of taking readings of your heart rate and feeding them back to the treadmill console by wireless telemetry.

Heart rate control

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

Folding frame

This is is a “space saver” or folding treadmill. This means that when you have finished your workout it can be folded into a near vertical position where it will then occupy a lot less space.

The folding feature is fitted with a dual-stage, “soft drop” folding mechanism. This gas shock-assist lift allows you to gently tilt the deck into position and wheel it away for storage. When you want to use the treadmill it can be softly dropped back into place and it’s ready to go.

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Transport wheels

The treadmill has integral transport wheels attached to the base of the frame. With the machine folded up into it’s upright storage position the treadmill can then be wheeled away to a convenient storage location.

Warranty details

The Smooth 5.65 treadmill is backed with a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, with 4 years on all parts and 2 years in home labor making this one of the best warranties in the industry.


  • 14 Pre-set Programs
  • Wireless Heart Rate Monitor
  • Wireless Heart Rate Control
  • Hand Rail Toggle Switches
  • LED Dot Matrix Display
  • Deluxe Sound System 
  • Reading Rack
  • Water Bottle Holders
  • Folding Design
  • Gas Shock-Assist Lift
  • Transport Wheels


  • Motor: 2.75 CHP (Continuous Duty)
  • Speed: 10 MPH
  • Incline levels: 15
  • Belt size: 20″ x 55″
  • Roller Size: 2″
  • Dimensions: 73″ L x 31″ W
  • Max User weight: 300 lbs
  • Folding: YES
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty on the frame & motor
  • 4 years on all parts
  • 2 year in home labor

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