A key feature of the Smooth 9.45 ST model is the new "Hydra Suspension" adjustable shock absorption system. This feature allows you to adjust the softness of the running surface for each and every member of the family.
Another innovative design element of this family of treadmills is the "Motion Control" hands-free speed adjustment technology that allows the user to adjust the speed of the treadmill without having to lean over and touch the console.
The machine comes with a total of 6 workout programs, 9 user profiles and as the HR suggests heart rate control with wireless chest strap.
The product is underwritten by a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor plus 5 years on all other parts and 2 yrs labor.
Here are the main features:
… workout programs
This equipment gives the user six challenging preset programs combined with 9 different user profiles.
The programs are grouped into:
Quick Start / Manual Program
Killer Hills Program
Weight Loss Program
Self-Learning / Competition Program
Heart Rate Control Program
… hands free operation
An innovative technology used on this model is the "Motion Control" feature. This ingenious feature means that you are able to adjust the speed of the treadmill with a simple wave of your hand.
You can speed up, slow down or stop the machine without ever touching the console again. This is a more convenient and safer method of controlling the machine than leaning forward to access the switches on the control panel.
… drive motor
This model is driven by a 3.0 HP continuous motor which is underwritten by a lifetime warranty. The makers claim that this motor is whisper quiet in operation and delivers maintenance-free service with a high horsepower output for runners or walkers alike. The motor is also fitted with a precision-balanced, perimeter-weighted flywheel which contributes to its smooth running.
... running deck
An often underestimated component of an exercise treadmill is the deck. The design and quality of material the deck is made from can radically alter the performance of the treadmill. The deck fitted to this model is triple-laminated with a phenolic resin, reversible deck that should last a lifetime.
… wireless heart control
The machine comes as standard with Wireless Heart Rate Control. When this feature is selected a wireless transmitter sends information about your heart rate to the treadmill's computer and this information is then used to modify the speed of the tread belt.
The treadmill is effectively changing its speed in sympathy with your heart rate and allows you to exercise within your target heart rate zone.This method of training is popular with many athletes.
… cushioning system
An advanced type of cushioning system has been designed for the "9 series" treadmills. The "Hydra Suspension" system, which is available only on Smooth treadmills allows you to custom adjust the shock absorption to 12 different levels, accommodating any style of running. This feature would be especially useful for the serious runner.
... integral sound system
Built into the console is the " SmoothSound" audio system which allows the user to enjoy their favorite music during their workout. The system is compatible with most MP3 music systems so that you can attach your MP3 player via a small cable to a jack on the front of the console.
… warranty details
The Smooth 9.45 ST treadmill is backed by a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor. Additionally there is also a lifetime warranty on all other parts (including electronics) and 2 years In Home labor.
Hands Free Speed Control System
Hydra-Suspension Adjustable Cushioning
Wireless Heart-Rate Control
6 Preset Workout Programs
9 Different User Profiles
Quick Start / Manual Program
Oversized 5 Window LED Display
Commercial Grade Deck
Industrial Strength Frame
Whisper Weave Low Friction Belt
Deluxe Music System
iPOD / MP3 Connectivity
Safety Key and Lanyard
Motor: 3.0 HP Continuous Duty
Frame: Uni Weld Steel Construction
Speed: 0.5 - 11.2 mph
Incline: 15 levels
Belt size: 20" x 60"
User Weight: 400 lb
Returns policy: 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Warranty: Frame and Motor - Lifetime
All Parts (including electronics) - Lifetime
In Home Labor - 2 yrs