The Smooth Fitness 6.75 folding treadmill is considered to be the 'upgrade' to that of the hugely popular Smooth Fitness 5.65 treadmill, which is considered in itself to be a "great machine" -- however, as you will soon find out the 6.75 more than justifies its name as the 'upgrade', proving to be an even better machine to that of the 5.65, whilst offering you the same 'great value' -- in terms of its pricing (details below). Powered by a 3.0 HP continuous duty motor -- which was built purposely for a 'long lasting life' as well as to operate under 'practical silence' -- can allow the user to reach a speed range from 0.5 miles per hour to a top speed of 11 miles per hour (roughly 18 kph). Moreover, through the attached 'advanced Pulse Width Modulation circuit board', the user can experience responsive, yet gradual speed and interval changes from the treadmill.
Smooth Fitness 6.75 Treadmill: The Running Belt Specifications
The Smooth Fitness 6.75 treadmill offers a 20 inch (width) by 60 inch (length) running '
ultra-quiet whisper weave' tread-belt, which is more than enough space for pretty much any user to feel safe and secure, even when running at a full-on sprint (especially in regards to the length of the machine). But, what I think is particularly great about the Smooth Fitness Treadmill range and hence with the 6.75's running surface -- is the integrated and exclusive 'Im-Pression Shock absorption Cushioning System', that allows the user to not only simulate 'real-life ground and running effects' like you would experience running outside -- but how it also aids you in the prevention of injury and stress to your joints (due to soft impacting impressions), allowing you to train for longer and harder.
Smooth Fitness 6.75 Treadmill : The LED/LCD Programming Console
As detailed in the above video, the 6.75 is integrated with an advanced LCD display console that will state to you the standard readout data from your current running/jogging/walking session such as the time, speed, the distance, the incline level, and the estimated number of calories burned along with the speed of your heart rate which can be either measured through the recommended wireless (hence handless heart rate strap) or the 'ergonomically situated' hand pulse grips. Moreover, through the console you can access 12 fitness Work-Out Programs as well a 'manual' program in which you can alter both the speed level, time and incline level that you wish to work at. It also includes some pretty cool and useful additional features such as the two air fans to keep your body cool, as well as the 'Deluxe Sound System' -- where you can simply plug in either your iPod or MP3 players and allow the console to play the music aloud.
Smooth Fitness 6.75 Treadmill: Practicality & Safety & Additional Features
The 6.75 treadmill has a few rather practical features also -- such as the convenient bottle place holder (located next to the console) as well as the anti-slip coated material over the hand rail with attached speed & incline adjustment buttons for added convenience. Moreover, you can actually fold the entire treadmill up, and then simply wheel it away into storage -- ready to be used for next time (as viewed in the above video). Which has got to earn itself some serious domestic and storage aspect brownie points!
Smooth Fitness 6.75 Treadmill -- The Pricing & Warranty
If you are willing to commit to a little online bargain hunting and research, you will find the 6.75 in and around the $1150 - $1300 price range -- (Edit: e.g. on Amazon.com as of 25/09/2012 it is on sale at $1,099.00, a reduction from just over $2000) and hence offers you fantastic value. I know many people are hesitant to go over a $1000 budget, but I am pretty sure you will be glad you did here -- with a treadmill that offers you so many quality features. A treadmill that in truth could easily fetch a lot more, and so.. for that extra $100 - $200 you are getting a lot of 'bang for your buck'.
Moreover, it is backed by an incredibly good warranty (probably the best in the market) when bought new (as detailed in the above video) -- where you are entitled to an entire life time warranty on the 3.0 HP motor, the attached frame, and the running deck as well as a five year warranty on all the 6.75 treadmill's attachments and electronics along with a two year labour warranty. Doesn't really get much better than that, does it?
My Verdict & Customer Reviews and Opinions of the 6.75 Treadmill
As can be seen from the above specifications and features of the treadmill -- it is hard to deny that what you are getting for the price is an awesome machine. I would personally say it was aimed towards those who are between an advanced beginner stage (although pretty well suited for an absolute beginner too) to that that of a mid intermediate level. For me, it has to score a 9.1 pushing on 9.2 out of 10 -- a 9.15 out of 10 :).
However, please don't just take my word for it -- you will find there are many views to match my own, where on Amazon it gets a score of 4.3 out of 5 stars, making it one of the highest scoring treadmills on all the listed treadmills it has to offer (just beaten out by the 5.65 treadmill -- which scored 4.4 out of 5 stars) and is literally showered in praise and positive comments -- of just a couple of examples... "The Smooth 6.75 has been a great treadmill - very easy to use and extremely stable and quiet" and "This treadmill has proved to be a great purchase!! I run on it every other day, it gets a lot of use. I like the programs that it offers as well as how easy they are to understand."
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