Smooth 8.35 Treadmill (Folding)

Editor's Rating: 9.0/10
Update: This model has been discontinued. To find a suitable replacement, check out our treadmill finder here.

Smooth’s powerful 8.35 folding treadmill is a winner! Patented cushioning, an extra-long track, and a strong frame help make it ideal for runners of almost any size. When you add in the 3.5 CHP motor, ample workout programming and a deluxe sound system, this unit ranks the highest of all folding models in our treadmill reviews.

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What We Like

  • Foldable: The Smooth 8.35 folds easily with a trademarked SmoothDrop system. This involves tilting the deck to save floor space. Wheels are included if you’d like to move the treadmill completely out of your way.
  • High capacity: The industrial-strength frame can support up to 400 pounds without wobbling. The entire machine weighs 250 pounds.
  • Long track: Taller runners will especially appreciate the Smooth’s 62” track. For comparison, most treadmill tracks are 55” or 60” long. For durability the track moves along 2.5” rollers.
  • Superior cushioning: Unlike budget treadmills, this top-of-the-line model provides excellent shock absorption. The patented Im-Pression™ track provides different levels of firmness throughout the track to support firm push-offs and soft landings.
  • Powerful motor: A quiet yet very powerful 3.5 CHP motor can support intense workouts and switch between speeds without skipping a beat.
  • Audio: Enjoy this treadmill’s MP3 sound system during your workouts. Your favorite music and two high-fidelity speakers help workout time fly by.
  • Workout programs: Try a different workout every day of the month! Thirty-one built-in workout modes include eight incline programs, eight speed programs, five speed/incline combo programs, four heart rate control programs, one fitness test, four customizable programs, and a manual program. Besides that, owners can use the MySmooth Virtual Fitness Trainer to get additional workouts and track progress.
  • Handlebar buttons: For your convenience, the treadmill’s incline and speed can be controlled via buttons on the handlebars as well as the console.
  • Extras: The water bottle holder, workout fan, and accessory shelf or reading rack help make the Smooth 8.35 feel like a health club treadmill.
  • Warranty: Smooth Fitness provides industry-leading warranties. Owners of the new 8.35 folding treadmill get lifetime coverage on the frame and motor, seven years on all parts and electronics, and two years of in-home service if needed.

What We Don’t Like

If space is a concern, you might prefer a smaller folding treadmill. You can easily wheel this model away but it needs 82″ L x 35″ W of floor space during operation.

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Our Verdict

The Smooth 8.35 Folding Treadmill is very high quality, especially for a folding fitness machine. It’s rare to find a portable treadmill that’s stable and has a long track. If that’s what you want, you can stop searching now! This treadmill has everything that a runner needs and it can cover your workout expenses for at least the next seven years.

Sale prices on this unit are excellent. If you can’t afford the regular price (and you aren’t patient enough to wait for a sale), check out the Smooth 5.65. It’s not as powerful as the Smooth 8.35 treadmill but it also gets great reviews.

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