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Very good walking treadmill
on February 15, 2011
I needed a treadmill for walking and for my wife to do some jogging on. So after I stated looking one the net I came across the Smooth 5.65 and liked its price point and warranty but was worried about the low incline that a previous reviewed talked about. So I called one of the people at smooth fitness and they told me on the current "2011" model the unit did indeed have a 15% incline. He also assured me that the unit would be able to take my walking and my wife jogging but if I was going to start running i should upgrade to the next model. At 58 , with bad knees, I don't plan on doing any more running so I placed my order for the 5.65 and the sales person was nice enough to give me a $50 discount.
It took about two week to get, the box was heavier then I was expecting and had to call my son over to help me get it in the room. After that set up wasn't to hard. Once i set it up I busted out my protractor to measure the incline, which turned out to be about 14 1/2%, not quite 15% but much closer then the 8% one of the reviews had stated.
The unit runs quietly & smoothly (as one would guess from a company called smooth fitness). over all I'm very pleased with the machine and would recommend it to a friend.