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Side-By-Side ReviewSimply put, the Smooth 9.35 HR is a much improved treadmill over the Smooth 7.1 HR Pro. This is not surprise really since one is the “9” series while the other is in the “7” series. At times, you may actually see the Smooth 9.35HR treadmill selling at a discount of less than $2000 and at times like those, you would do yourself a nice favor in buying it. This doesn’t apply to the Smooth 7.1HR Pro when it’s selling for $1999 however. If you buy at that time, you would be doing yourself a disfavor. Let’s see what makes each of these two treadmills different.
The Smooth 9.35HR has many functions and features that the Smooth 7.1HR Pro doesn’t. One of them being the hand motion sensors that allow you to change the speed of your treadmill just by waving your hand over the handles. This is a luxury feature no doubt but when you’re paying this much for a treadmill, it makes sense for there to be at least a few luxuries. Another thing is the extra large LED display. In fact, the Smooth 9.35 HR measures in at six inches while the Smooth 7.1 HR measures in at 3”. See the consoles for yourself by clicking the links below and you’ll understand why the console on the 9.35HR is superior.
Next, you’ll see that the belt on the 9.35HR is an inch longer than the Smooth 7.1HR Pro at 55”. You may think that an extra inch here or there isn’t much but you sure wouldn’t mind. This longer belt is also paired with a more powerful motor that is rated at 3.0 HP which is a quarter horsepower more. This allows the treadmill to go up to speeds of 11 mph on the Smooth 9.35 HR while the Smooth 7.1 HR Pro only goes up to 10 mph. Small differences again but it all adds up.
In terms of quality and reliability as well as the actual feel of the machine when you run, the Smooth 9.35 HR wins out yet again. Although both machines share a warranty of the same length, the Smooth is heavier which provides for a more stable running feel. It is also rated with a higher weight capacity which is confidence from the company that it can take on abuse from heavier users and still hold up fine.
The only quirk I have with the Smooth 9.35 HR is the lack of the ability to fold. Folding, many argue, reduces the stability of the treadmill due to the way the design has to compensate for the folding mechanism. If you don’t need your treadmill to fold, then you can enjoy an even more stable running surface.
If you’ve read through this entire review, you’ll see why the Smooth 9.35 HR is the clear winner in this head to head match up.
Winner: Smooth 9.35 HR
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