Smooth 6.75 or Smooth 8.35?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In this first category, the Smooth 8.35 wins over the Smooth 6.75 with its 3.5HP to 3.0HP advantage. Always remember that a stronger motor is always better.
Belt Width: It is a tie between the two models as they both offer the standard 20”.
Belt Length: In terms of belt length, the Smooth 8.35 wins with a 62”-long belt as opposed to the Smooth 6.75’s 60”. However, 60” is still considered adequate enough even for taller users.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The Smooth 8.35 wins this preprogrammed workouts category with a 31 to 15 advantage over the Smooth 6.75. It is always important to have variety in a workout and the treadmill that has more options usually wins.
Notable Features: In the bells and whistles category, it is a tie between the two models because both are equipped with identical features. These treadmills are designed for a user’s convenience and comfort.
Both have built-in cooling fans, one-touch speed and incline buttons, controls that are found in the handrails and both have Im-pressions shock absorption system which makes it a lot safer for you.
The two treadmills have a SmoothDrop feature to save space and the two also have a wireless chest strap for you to keep track of your heart rate. Both also has a mySMOOTH Virtual Fitness Trainer options which, if activated, can greatly help you keep immediate track of your progress as well as have a tailor-made program that would suit you perfectly.
Both the Smooth 6.75 and the Smooth 8.35 also have a built-in sound system for your added entertainment.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty, the Smooth 8.35 wins with 7 years while the Smooth 6.75 only has 5 years. It should be noted that both models offer above average offers for their respective price groups.
Labor Warranty: In the labor warranty category, both models are tied with 2 years. Take advantage of this as labor costs are already quite expensive.
Machine Weight: The Smooth 8.35 wins this category with its 250-lb machine weight. On the other hand, the Smooth 6.75 isn’t far behind with 231lbs.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The Smooth 8.35 gets another win with a 400-lb weight capacity. On the other hand, the Smooth 6.75 can accommodate only up to 350 lbs. Always remember that for your safety, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the actual weight of the machine and the maximum capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: Both models offer a 60-day money back guarantee which makes them both tied in this category. It should be noted that most treadmills only offer 30 days.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, there is a $300 difference in price. However, if you are willing to spend at least $1000 on a treadmill, you should opt for the one that offers much improved features.
The Smooth 8.35 offers a stronger motor and a 62”-long belt, a higher maximum speed of 12MPH and 31 programs for variety. It also offers 7 years of parts warranty and is sturdier with a 250-lb actual weight. As it can accommodate up to 350lbs, this treadmill is a good choice.
The Smooth 8.35 may be cheaper but if you really want a better value for your $1000, add another $300 and you can have the more improved Smooth 8.35.