Smooth 9.65LC or Smooth 9.65TV?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In the motor category, the Smooth 9.65LC and the Smooth 9.65TV are tied with a 4.0HP motor each. Having a powerful motor means that the overall operation of the machine is going to be smooth which makes both treadmills a good choice.
Belt Width: It is another tie in the belt width category as they both have a 21”-wide belt.
Belt Length: The Smooth 9.65LC and the Smooth 9.65TV are tied in this category as they both have a 64”-long belt. This means that both treadmills are ideal for those users who are taller than the average.
Preprogrammed Workouts: In this category, the Smooth 9.65TV is a runaway winner with its 55 preprogrammed workouts compared to Smooth 9.65LC’s 28. Having variety in your workout can prevent you from getting bored or lose interest.
Notable Features: The Smooth 9.65TV wins the bells and whistles category because of its amazing 10.5” LCD TV which can be found on the console. Just like its name, this feature is indeed the main selling point. This is because most users get bored easily when a workout drags on but with the right entertainment, users won’t even notice the time. It should be noted that the Smooth 9.65LC has a mySMOOTH Virtual Fitness Trainer feature which is very helpful if you want to keep track of your progress easily, however, since it can only be activated after you pay a minimal fee, it’s not something that could convince users strongly to choose it over its counterpart.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty, both treadmills are tied with a lifetime warranty. Most treadmills these days only offer 5 years which means that both these models are made of top quality as shown by the manufacturer’s confidence in both products.
Labor Warranty: It is also another tie in the labor warranty category. Both the Smooth 9.65LC and the Smooth 9.65TV offer a 2-year deal. Take advantage of this deal since labor costs can be quite expensive these days.
Machine Weight: The two treadmills are tied in the machine weight category as they both weigh at 325 lbs. It should be noted that the heavier the machine is, the sturdier it is and this should be a big factor in your purchase process.
Machine User Weight Capacity: Both are tied yet again in another category, this time in their weigh capacity. They can both accommodate users up to 500 lbs. As there should always be a 100-lb difference between the actual weight and the capacity, both treadmills’ claims are considered to be accurate.
Money Back Guarantee: Both machines have a 60-day money back guarantee. This means that you get to have a longer probation period with the machine before you decide whether or not you are satisfied with its performance.
Conclusion: Choosing between two models that are priced similarly at the time of the review would come down to your own preference. If you prefer having a 10.5” LCD TV screen while working out and also enjoy a whopping 55 programs, then you should go for the Smooth 9.65TV. However, if you are contented with just having 28 preprogrammed workouts but have the option of activating the mySMOOTH Virtual Fitness Trainer and then you can make use of more workouts, then you should go for the Smooth 9.65LC. Again, these are primarily the difference between the two and it is up to you regarding which one suits your needs the most.