Smooth 9.65LC Treadmill Review
The Smooth 9.65LC is a very powerful treadmill (4.0 CHP motor) with an industry leading warranty that includes lifetime coverage on frame, motor and parts.
The treadmill also provides a spacious 21″ x 64″ running deck, eight point im-pression shock absorption system, large weight capacity (400 lbs.) as well as diverse number of workout programs.
The 9.65LC’s frame is durable, though the size of the trainer and inability to fold, may scare away customers who need something more compact.
Learn more by reading our full Smooth Fitness 9.65LC treadmill review below…
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Video Overview of the Smooth 9.65LC:
|Speed||0.6 - 12 mph|
|Incline||1 - 15%|
|Deck||21" x 64"|
|Belt||Im-Pression Shock Absorption|
|Max. Weight||400 lbs|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips & Wireless Chest Strap|
|Dimensions||88" x 36" x 19"
Weight: 325 lbs
|Display||Blue Backlit LCD|
|Easy Fold Up|
Labor: 2 Years
Rating: 96.5/100. One of the most popular treadmills Smooth Fitness makes, the 9.65LC has earned one of our highest ratings. Its powerful motor, comfortable deck, and solid feature set make it a great investment for serious runners.
- Very powerful 4.0 CHP motor
- Large 21″ x 64″ running surface
- Solid and durable (supports up to 400 lbs.)
- Im-Pression Shock Absorption for less stress on joints
- Lifetime coverage on motor, frame and parts
- Great display, music friendly
- Does not fold, not portable (very heavy)
- Warranty does not cover deck
- We have heard complaints about customer service
Whenever you compare treadmills you first must start with the pros and then obviously find out if they outweigh the cons. What does the treadmill do right and what does it do wrong? Does it meet my individual needs?
The Smooth 9.65LC is a treadmill that is perfectly suited for certain users and not quite the best buy for others.
The 9.65LC has all the essentials for a quality treadmill. It’s very powerful, stable, loaded with a lot of great luxuries and should withstand even the most intense use over several years.
However, the 9.65LC is not exactly cheap so you have to decide how much you plan to use the treadmill and how long you want to keep it.
Along with the motor and size of running deck (both larger than normal), the Smooth 9.65LC has more pre-defined workout programs than average with 28 as well as 5 custom slots.
The workouts include manual programs, goal programs, 10 speed programs, 10 speed/incline programs, and a heart rate control workout.
If you are really looking to push yourself, try out the 12 minute “Fitness Test”.
Lastly, the Smooth 9.65LC is shipped with a wireless chest strap monitor for your heart rate. Use the wireless strap with the heart rate workout and the trainer will automatically adjust the intensity to match your reading.
The Smooth 9.65LC is looking to go above and beyond the traditional treadmill. Therefore, you can expect to finds specs that are competitive with some of the best treadmills on the market, including commercial-grade trainers located at the gym.
The size of motor, running surface, workout programs, shock absorption as well as general stability of the entire treadmill are all commercial-grade.
Are your joints and back sore after walking/jogging outside? The Im-Pression Shock Absorption Cushioning System on the 9.65LC is very popular among exercise enthusiasts. The technology provides a soft landing for the front foot while also maintaining a firm push-off for the rear foot.
In addition to the specs needed to power the treadmill, the 9.65LC is also well designed with blue-backlit LCD display and built-in sound system.
A purchase of this treadmill includes access to mySMOOTH Fitness Trainer — a virtual place where you can achieve your goals faster by tracking your progress, creating custom workout plans and offering tips and advice to keep you motivated.
The only knock on the 9.65LC is the weight of the trainer (325 lbs.), making it very difficult to transport. It also does not fold.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Smooth 9.65LC treadmill warranty and guarantee includes:
- Frame: Lifetime
- Motor: Lifetime
- Parts: Lifetime
- Electronics: Lifetime
- Labor: 2 Years
Dial (888)-800-1167 for customer service. Smooth Fitness guarantees full satisfaction on all of their fitness equipment with a 60-day money back guarantee.
The Smooth 9.65LC is commercial-grade in many areas of production with a sound motor, running surface and frame. Backed by a very good warranty, the 9.65LC should last and that’s about all you can ask for when considering a new piece of exercise equipment for the home.
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