Best Brand of Treadmills – The Smooth Treadmill Line

The best brand of treadmills is the one that delivers performance, quality, durability and value for the money. It’s a tall order, but Smooth Fitness admirably fills it with their line of seven treadmills ranging in price from one to three thousand dollars. Smooth focuses on quality parts and exceptional features that make exercising more comfortable for the user. As they continue to gain a foothold, we believe they will become a name to be reckoned with.

The Smooth 9.17 HRO Treadmill – Best of the Best Brand

(This model has been discontinued)

The smooth, quiet performance of any Smooth treadmill is due to the Impression Shock Absorption System. It’s an impressive development that few other manufacturers have matched for either

Best Brand of Treadmills - Smooth 9.17 HRO

silence or durability. Priced at around $2,000, the Smooth 9.17 HRO

is a great value for even avid runners because of the large motor. Other features include:

  • 3.0 HP continuous duty motor
  • Wireless heart rate monitor
  • LED dot matrix console display
  • 20” x 54” deck
  • 15% maximum incline
  • 6 pre-set programs
  • 9 user profiles
  • Orthopedic belt
  • Power fold mechanism

Smooth 9.17 HRO Console
Smooth 9.17 HRO Folded

What Makes Smooth Unique

One of the reasons we believe we can rank Smooth as one of the best brand of treadmills available is their impressive research and development efforts. The Smooth 9.17 HRO and a few other folding models use the patented Power Fold technology. All you need to do to fold up or lower the treadmill deck is push a button and stand back – hydraulics gently raise or lower the deck into place. For anyone with a bad back or knee problems, this is a God-send. No other treadmill brand has this type of one-touch folding system.

We also are impressed with the orthopedic belts used on the 9.17 HRO and other Smooth treadmills. While some people aren’t fans of orthopedic belts because they do tend to wear out somewhat quicker than others, Smooth’s version is durable and carries a five year warranty, so you can get a replacement if it wears out sooner.

Smooth Fitness has an excellent warranty on the 9.17 HRO – lifetime on the frame and motor with five years on parts (including the belt), plus one year labor. The warranty is part of the reason we consider Smooth the best brand of treadmills on the market. Exceptional customer service and attention to details like a quality LED dot matrix display that’s easy to use and read complete the package.

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