Other Smooth Treadmill Comparison Reviews
As their name would suggest, the Smooth 9.25HR and the Smooth 9.25X are treadmills that are very similar to each other. In fact, their console almost looks identical if you exclude the position of the water bottle holder. So if both treadmills are so similar, which one should you buy? This comparison review between the Smooth 9.25 HR treadmill and the Smooth 9.25 X treadmill will try to answer that question.
Pay Attention To The Price
If you’ve been tracking prices of treadmills from Smooth Fitness, you would notice that the Smooth 9.25HR has been sold at a huge range of prices. At the time of writing, it’s selling for close to $3000 but at one point in the year when Smooth Fitness was having a huge sale, the price was closer to $2000 which is a whole $1000 difference. That’s a saving of a whole treadmill right there! So does this mean that you should wait until the Smooth 9.25HR comes down in price? If you’re tight on cash and you want a bargain, that’s not a bad idea but you might be waiting until the cows come home which basically translates into “it’s never happening again”.
Instead of hoping for the Smooth 9.25HR to drop $1000 in price, let’s take a look at the more realistic prices of $2999 for both the Smooth 9.25HR and Smooth 9.25X.
Depending on the day of the month and month of the year, you can find either of these two treadmills selling for that price. It’s also easier to compare the two treadmills when they’re priced the same. With that said, let’s take a look at what advantages one holds over the other when they’re priced the same.
It turns out, not that much really. The most noticeable difference is that the Smooth 9.25X treadmill comes with a larger motor at 3.5 HP while the Smooth 9.25 HR comes with a respectable 3.0 HP. If you’re wondering whether these horsepower ratings are sufficient, the answer is yes. Even many motors on true commercial models are rated at 3 HP or more. If there’s going to be a problem with either of these treadmills, the motor is not likely to be one of them.
The next item is the warranty. The Smooth 9.25 X comes with a lifetime warranty on all parts (not just the frame and motor) while the Smooth 9.25 HR treadmill only comes with a 5 year parts warranty. Although both warranties are of a decent time period, it should be safe to conclude that the one with the longer warranty is likely to be more reliable (i.e fewer breakdowns).
It would seem that Treadmill Doctor supports this hypothesis as the Smooth 9.25 HR is rated a 6 in reliability while the Smooth 9.25 X is rated a 7. With these points in mind, the conclusion is as follows.
When you see both treadmills selling for $2999, the Smooth 9.25 X is the obvious better choice. When you don’t see the Smooth 9.25 X selling for $2999, you should wait until it goes on sale at that price. If you’re lucky enough to see the Smooth 9.25 HR selling for less than $2000, then that is a great bargain but don’t bet on that happening. Even at the low $2000s, you’re still getting a decent treadmill at a decent price in the Smooth 9.25 HR.
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