The Smooth A35T Treadmill Review


The Smooth A35T treadmill is the mid-range offering from this well-regarded manufacturer, with iFot technology, both incline and decline capability, an impressive 40 workout apps and a quiet, comfortable tread belt. There’s not much to dislike here which is why it is one of our top picks in the category.


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Speed : up to 12 mph Speed buttons are located on the interface

Incline/Decline : up to 15 % incline, -3 % decline Incline buttons are located on the interface.

Motor : 3.5 CHP

Belt : 20 in x 60 in.

Cushioning System : Energy Return Cushion Technology

Folding Options : SpaceSaver storage

Maximum User Weight : 400 lbs/ 181.82 kg

Unit Dimensions : 79 in L x 34 W x 57 H

Unit Weight : 297 lbs/ 135 kg

Warranty : lifetime for frame and motor, 5 years for parts and 2 years for labor


Display Info

The 7″ Full Color touchscreen HD display offers feedback information on speed, time, distance, incline, calories burned and heart rate control.

Other buttons available are: Quick keys for speed and incline, Quick start/ pause and Program select. There is also a button for Fan.

Heart Rate Info

You can either check your heart rate by using the handgrips or the wireless chest strap.


Users can choose out of 40 available workouts, with presets, Incline workouts, Speed workouts, Speed/Incline, Heart Rate, fitness test and custom programs.

To start a program, press Program select key, select Program and press Enter. Press Speed +/- to change the program and press Enter. Set time and level by pressing Speed +/ -. Start the workout.

There are 4 HR workouts: Target HR, Fat Burn, Cardio, Performance. Also press Speed +/- to select the desired program. Set time and target heart rate and begin the workout.

To customize a program, press Program Select and press Enter. There are 4 customs for the users to build their own program. Set speed, incline and time and start the workout.

Speed and incline buttons are located on the panel.

iFit technology


Now that they are owned by ICON Fitness, all Smooth treadmills are iFit enabled, which allows you to tap into hundreds of workouts, track all of your progress plus virtually run anywhere in the world with Google maps. It’s an amazing program, but it comes with a yearly cost of around $99…well worth it for what you get.

SmoothSound Audio system without iPod compatibility


QuickChange Handrail Speed and Incline controls


4 CoolAire Workout Fan


Transport Wheels



The Smooth A35T is a great choice for beginners, intermediates and even avid runners. It’s powerful, sturdy and offers a host of built in workout programs as well as iFit technology, which opens up the door to even more workout capability. There’s nothing like choosing where a remote location and simulating that run while watching it all unfold in front of you.

Having both incline and decline capability is great, as is the cushion technology and ample deck space. Another cool feature that you don’t find on many treadmills is SafeZone technology which sends you an alert and automatically shuts down the treadmill if your kids or pets approach. This is very cool as I have both in my home. 🙂

If you’re looking for a great mid-range machine under $1,500 the Smooth A35T treadmill is definitely a very good choice.

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