Smooth 5.65 Review
Durability and Best Warranty

How do you know how durable a treadmill is going to be when it is a new model that has not been around long enough to have years worth of usage history? Well, to start with, you have the track record and reputation of of the brand and the manufacturer's warranty. Smooth 5.65 Treadmill

Smooth Fitness has been exceeding customer expectations for over 30 years now, offers the Best Warranty on treadmills under $1,000 and includes a 60 day satisfaction guarantee for your peace of mind.

The Smooth 5.65 is a Foldable, yet stable, model that includes:

A Powerful 2.75 CHP Motor that can easily handle steeper inclines and heavier users.

Multiple Display Screens for quick reference and easy to read workout stats. The console includes 3 LED windows for clear numeric stats in a consistent location and 1 LCD window for graphic displays.

Inclines up to 15% for more intense workouts in less time and to workout additional muscle groups.

Speed and Incline Controls on the Handrails and on the console along with preset express speeds and inclines on the console.



Durability is what Smooth Fitness is all about. The Lifetime Warranty on the frame and motor is becoming more common these days, even on many treadmills that sell for under $1,000. However the 5 year parts and 2 year service warranty is quite generous in this price range and shows just how much confidence Smooth Fitness has in this treadmill.

Smooth Fitness is able to keep their costs down, to give you lower prices and better warranties, since they sell their products online and directly from the manufacturer only rather than through retailer agreements that inflate prices and limit warranty benefits.


Key Features of the Smooth 5.65

The features that were mentioned and described above:

  • The 2.75 CHP Motor
  • The Multiple Display Screens
  • Inclines up to 15%
  • Speed and Incline Controls on the Handrails

...along with the durability and warranties on this treadmill are a big part of what makes this model stand out from the crowd in its price range. The following features are also noteworthy.

Foldable, Space Saving Design - The 5.65 is a Foldable Model allowing you to fold the treadmill into a mostly vertical position for additional space when it is not in use. The dual-stage gas shock system lets the treadmill fold down safely for your next workout.

Im-Pression™ Shock Absorption Cushioning - Smooth's Im-Pression cushioning is designed to reduce impact as your front foot hits the deck and to give your back foot a firm surface to push off again. Smooth 5.65 Console

Music Port and Sound System - You can plug into the MP3, iPod headphone jack to ditch those dangling wires and headphones/ear buds to listen to your workout set through the built-in sound system. There is also a handy shelf on the console to hold your music player or mobile device in a convenient location.


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The Smooth 5.65 is a durable, high quality treadmill backed up by the Smooth brand reputation and the best warranty in its price range.

Although you get durability and quality components, you don't get as many of the extra features that you get with other brands. For example, there are only 14 built-in workout programs, no heart-rate control programs and no internet download or upload options.

The motor on the 5.65 can handle heavier users but if you are tall or have a long stride and intend to use this treadmill primarily for running then the you may want to consider a treadmill with a larger deck size ~ the tread belt on the Smooth 5.65 is only 20" wide by 55" long.

The Smooth 5.65 is a durable treadmill that is best for walking, jogging and/or interval training for users of average height and stride.

Customer Reviews

Smooth Fitness was one of the first fitness companies to sell treadmills online and there are no shortage of customer reviews of Smooth Fitness treadmills. The Smooth 5.65  has been out for a while now and there were also no shortage of customer reviews on this model.

Most of the customer reviews on the Smooth 5.65 that we researched were very positive. Our composite customer review rating is: 3.72 of 5 stars3.72 of 5 stars from 22 customers on 4 websites.


All Features at a Glance:

  • Motor - 2.75 CHP
  • 55" by 20" Tread belt
  • Incline - 0-15%
  • SmoothDrop™ Folding Frame
  • Installed Workout Programs - 14 total, 12 speed/incline, 1 manual, 1 body fat.
  • Im-Pression™ Shock Absorption Cushioning
  • Console Display - Combination LCD and LED, 3 windows total
  • Music Port and Sound System - MP3, iPod® compatible
  • Speed - 0.5 – 10 MPH
  • Heart Rate Monitors - Handrail, Hand Grip
  • 2.0 Inch Rollers
  • Footprint - 73" L X 35.5" W
  • Unit Weight - 210lbs
  • User Weight Capacity - 300lbs


  • Lifetime Frame & Motor
  • 5-Year Parts
  • 2-Year Labor