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The Sole TT8 is Sole Fitness’ top of the line model selling for $2299 while the very similarly priced Smooth 9.35 HR is new from Smooth in 4th quarter 2007 and is relatively unproven. How do these two treadmills stack up against each other? Let’s take a look.
The most distinguishing feature of the Sole TT8 treadmill is the twenty two inch wide belt. If you’ve been shopping for treadmills, you may or may not have noticed that 99% of all treadmill models don’t feature belts wider than 20’. A belt as wide as the TT8 is really uncommon and is one of the treadmill’s main selling points.
Unlike the Sole TT8, the Smooth 9.35HR doesn’t have a particularly strong selling point. At a price point of above $2000, you can expect a certain level of quality and some powerful specs. For example, the motor is rated a respectable 3.0 HP and there is a lengthy lifetime warranty on frame and motor, 5 years on parts and 1 year labor. Looking at the picture, you see a treadmill that looks to be well constructed based on the exterior.
But it is only when you put the two treadmills side by side that you realize why the Sole TT8 is the better buy in this case.
- The Sole TT8 has a 3.5 CHP motor and a 22” by 60” belt which is pretty good combination. When you see large belts powered by skimpy motors, a red flag should go up inside your head. But a motor at 3.5 CHP is very powerful which is fitting considering how large of a belt it has to power. Compare this to the 20” by 55” and 3.0 CHP combo of the Smooth 9.35 HR.
- The Sole TT8 has been out a few years and is “safe” in the sense that if there were any apparent problems or bugs with the first version of the treadmill, they should have been addressed by now. The Smooth 9.35HR is new although it may be based on one of the older Smooth models that have since been discontinued such as the Smooth 9.17HRO.
- There are more programs on the Sole TT8 than the Smooth 9.35 HR. Where both come with 6 preset programs, there are a few more heart rate programs on the TT8.
- The TT8 has a longer labor warranty by 1 year and equal warranty lengths for the motor, frame and parts.
- The Sole TT8 treadmill is $100 cheaper.
If you look at these two treadmills, the Sole TT8 really has the upper advantage in all areas including price. Unless you see the Smooth 9.35HR have a big sale to a price below $2000, you’re better off with the Sole TT8.Quick Links :
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