Smooth 6.75 vs. Proform 850T

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I know, I know, we have another Smooth/Proform duo here, but there’s another set of them that I feel like I should compare. They’re in about the same price range as well, so we’re just giving Proform another chance to redeem itself after yesterday’s failure. Smooth 6.75 and the Proform 850T.

What happens when we put the Smooth 6.75 up against the Proform 850T? We get a compelling review! Exciting right? Well, the Smooth 6.75 is about $1,299 and the Proform 850T is the same, so whichever wins the round will get a pat on the back, and move onto the next round of the Best buy Tournament. Sometimes I wish, rather than explaining the whole story, I could just tell you which one is better and have you believe me. That would sure save me a lot of time. I guess if I did that though, this wouldn’t be much of a site, and you wouldn’t learn anything about treadmills. So, I guess that would defeat the purpose. So, I will explain the whole story the best I can.

Let’s start with the motors. So, here we are at $1,299 and we’ve got two different size motors. The Smooth has a 3.0 CHP motor, and the Proform has a 2.5 CHP motor. Are they bad? No, of course not. Both are good motors. However, it’s not hard to find a 3.5 CPH motor at $1,299 if you’re looking for something bigger. If you’re not looking for something bigger, then stop, and start looking for something bigger. Bigger is going to serve you better. A 2.5 CHP motor just isn’t acceptable, especially at this price range. Smooth’s motor is good, and the easy choice over the Proform.

The rest is important also. The little things add up and make or break a treadmill. The treadbelt on the Smooth is a full-size 20″ x 60″ area, while the Proform cuts 5″ inches off the end. If you’re short, it won’t matter too much to you, but it’s just one thing that gets a little annoying if you’re very tall. The Smooth can hold a heavier weight. The specified weight limit on the Smooth is 350lbs compared to the Proform’s 325lbs. Not a big difference, but the smooth has a much stronger and sturdier frame. The materials are stronger, and the frame is welded. The whole feel is noticeably better on the Smooth.

Should I just end this now to spare the Proform extra pain? Oh well, let’s go on to the warranty. The Proform offers a lifetime frame, and 25 year motor warranty, and a whopping 1 year on parts and labor! Exciting? Let’s look at the Smooth’s warranty: lifetime frame and motor, 5 year parts, and 2 year labor? Hmm..Now which manufacturer do you think expects their treadmill to last longer. A great indication of the manufacturer’s confidence in their treadmills is their warranties. Smooth has excellent warranties, and Proform usually has decent ones, but not on this treadmill. Smooth takes the finishing blow with their excellent warranty.

Here’s a list of their specs:

Smooth 6.75

  • 3.0 CHP motor
  • 20″ x 60″ treadbelt
  • 350 lb weight capacity
  • 12MPH speed
  • 15% incline
  • 15 built in workouts
  • Blue Backlit LED display
  • Fold Up
  • Impression cushioning system
  • 2 fans
  • Music Port With speakers
  • Lifetime Frame and Motor
  • 5 year parts, 2 year labor
Proform 850T

  • 2.5 CHP motor
  • 20″ x 55″ treadbelt
  • 325 lb weight capacity
  • 12MPH speed
  • 15% incline
  • Ifit & 16 built in workouts
  • 6 “Blue Backlit LED display
  • Fold Up
  • Proshox Lite Cushioning
  • Workout fan
  • Music Port With speakers
  • Lifetime Frame and Motor
  • 1 year parts, 1 year labor

Well, I don’t know if there’s much more to be said. The Smooth 6.75 took the crown in this match over the Proform 850T. Congratulations Smooth 6.75, you’re moving on to the next round.

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