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SMOOTH 5.25 TREADMILL REVIEW
Best Budget Treadmill

The Smooth 5.25 treadmill is the new and improved version of the widely popular Smooth 5.15, which was top-rated by the Treadmill Doctor website for several years in a row. The Smooth 5.25 combines the best features of its predecessor with several upgrades rarely encountered in this price range.

All things considered, the Smooth 5.25 is quite possibly the best treadmill currently available for under $1,000.  About.com rates it as the "Best Budget-Buy".

Below is a discussion of the most important features of the Smooth 5.25, including strengths and (very minor) drawbacks, specifications, and best price available.


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Smooth 5.25 Treadmill
Strengths:

  • 2.5 HP continuous duty motor (a great feature for this price range)
  • Excellent warranty: Lifetime motor and frame, 3-year parts, 1-year service
  • Easy shock-assisted folding and unfolding system
  • 15% incline, which is more than most economy treadmills offer
  • Sturdy construction (unit weight 195 lbs), providing excellent stability during the workout
  • Roomy 20" wide running belt for a comfortable workout
  • Convenient handgrip pulse monitor
  • Interactive easy to read LCD console - lets you monitor your speed, distance, calories burned, workout time and pulse simultaneously
  • Push-button electronics
  • 9 workout programs
  • 8 user data memory profiles
  • Extra-quiet belt and maintenance-free deck
  • Patented shock-absorbing suspension system - decreases impact on your joints during the workout

Smooth 5.25 Treadmill
Drawbacks:

  • As with all economy class treadmills, the Smooth 5.25 is not recommended for heavy duty (professional) athletic training.

Smooth 5.25 Treadmill
Specifications:

  • Motor: 2.5 hp continuous duty
  • Frame: Steel
  • Speed: 0.5-10mph
  • Belt size: 20& x 52&
  • Incline: 15%
  • Folding: Yes
  • Footprint: 73& x 36&
  • Unit Weight: 195 lbs
  • Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs
  • Warranty: Motor Lifetime; Frame Lifetime; Parts 3 years; Labor 1 year

In Conclusion:
The Smooth 5.25 is an excellent buy for the budget-oriented shopper geared toward a moderate to advanced exercise routine. It incorporates many features found in higher-end treadmills, for only a fraction of the cost. It is durable, remarkably stable, and provides engine power rarely encountered in a treadmill at this price. The good warranty goes to tell you this is a quality product, which the manufacturer has no misgivings backing up.

 

Smooth 5.25 Treadmill
Best Price:

The best price we could find for the Smooth 5.25 at this time is $899 (on sale by the manufacturer).


Please note: Although the information on this page is correct to the best of our knowledge, no guarantee is made as to its accuracy or completeness. Please verify all data with an official vendor prior to making a purchase.

 

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