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Reviews of Top 10 Most Popular Treadmills
Reviews of Top 10 Most Popular Treadmills
Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Well made, sturdy machine; Allows you to exercise while you work
  • Unbelievably quite motor
  • Work surface is the right size to fit monitor, keyboard, mouse, computer and papers
  • Keyboard and mouse can be used easily at about 1.2 miles an hour
  • Rock-solid platform with adjustable height
  • Good wrist padding in table
  • Well worth the price

    Cons

  • For low speed walking only
  • Expensive
Review Summary

The LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 combines a treadmill with a versatile desktop work surface and supports all your productivity tools - laptop, printer, LCD display, phones and more. The simple and convenient desktop mounted treadmill console provides readouts for Speed, Calories, Steps Taken and Distance travelled. This well-made and sturdy machine allows you to exercise while you work. The padded armrests across the front of the desk offer enhanced user comfort. It also comes with a shock absorbing deck suspension to provide comfort and reduce stress on the joints. The TR1200-DT comes standard with two of LifeSpan’s trademarked technologies: The built-in Intelli-Guard automatically stops the belt if you step off during your walk and Intelli-Step counts and records the number of steps you take and displays them on the console.

This LifeSpan Treadmill Desk has a height adjustment feature from 40" - 56" support users from 4'10" to 6'8" tall.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Excellent product, space saver design; folds vertically for storage, looks nice
  • Controls for speed and incline work well
  • Easy to understand instructions and assemble
  • Shock absorbers work well, easy on knees and ankles
  • Speakers are very loud and work well
  • Quiet and smooth motor
  • Reasonably priced

    Cons

  • Screws and bolts are very similar in appearance and aren't labeled or packaged separately
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Proform 505 CST Treadmill is an excellent product that will definitely help you with your workout. With this ProForm treadmill, you get space saver design as it folds vertically for storage. Automatic speed and incline controls work very well . The ProForm treadmill also features comfortable ProShox Lite 3 Cushioning for better shock absorption. With easy to understand instructions, as well as a bit of help from a friend, the Proform 505 CST Treadmill is very easy to assemble. Reasonably priced and with great looks, the Proform 505 CST Treadmill is quiet and very easy to use and operate. Compatible with iFit Live, the 505 CST delivers workouts powered by Google Maps and training with Jillian Michaels. This state of the art machine with good speakers and wireless technology gives the ultimate workout experience.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Excellent machine for walking exercise; Sturdy and durable
  • Heavy duty and tested up to 400lbs of user weight
  • Virtually assembled out of the box; Easy to attach the computer and setup
  • Easy to use and operate; Extra long safety handles
  • Monitors the time, distance walked, calorie burn, speed and pulse
  • Compact size; Folds up easily; Can be moved easily via transportation wheels
  • Reasonable price for quality and features

    Cons

  • Switches may quit working
  • May need to slouch over to reach the handles
Review Summary

The Exerpeutic 440XL Super Heavy Duty Walking Treadmill is meant for people who love to walk to get their exercise. Walking on the Exerpeutic 440XL is one of the easiest and most effective ways to achieve a regimen of regular exercise. This machine is built strong enough to allow 400 lbs. of weight and a wide belt makes it safe for people of any size to walk on it.  The 440XL has extra long safety handles which are 18" long, more than 2 X the length of other typical treadmill handles. There are speed control buttons and on/off buttons on the handle bars for convenience.

The Exerpeutic 440XL Super Heavy Duty Walking Treadmill is very easy to assemble and operate.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Good quality and sturdy machine
  • Easy to assemble and easy to move around
  • Easy to use with good built-in profiles
  • Monitors heart rate, speed, distance, calories and time
  • Folding frame for easy storage
  • Works smoothly, with very little noise
  • Spacious workout area with Aerosoft cushioning system

    Cons

  • Packaging is not so good
  • Heart-beat monitor doesn't always work correctly
Review Summary

The Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill is a great way to start your own in-home workout program that suits your needs and fitness level. The  725T Plus offers a spacious workout area and a top-quality 2.25-horsepower drive motor to provide comfort and smooth power at all speeds. This sturdy machine is easy to assemble. The motor and belt noise is very low. The treadmill's intuitive console controls, meanwhile, let you easily set your workout pace, from 0 to 10 miles per hour. The two-window LED display shows and tracks your time, distance, speed, calories burned, and more.

Among the seven workout programs found on the Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill, you'll find weight loss, mountain and hill climbs, cardio and endurance challenges, intervals and manual functions.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Perfect machine for a treadmill desk
  • Very easy to assemble
  • Works fine for walking and working
  • Compact machine; Perfect size for an apartment
  • The controller is small and can easily be removed
  • Easy to fold and store; Lightweight machine
  • Very reasonable price

    Cons

  • Belt shifts and rubs sides
  • Auto shuts off after 30-minutes and it can't be modified
  • No incline adjustment
  • Not very sturdy machine; Shaky
Review Summary

The Confidence Power Plus Motorized Electric Treadmill is a very affordable and compact machine for every household. It is ideal for people new to running and those looking to shed a few extra pounds. Lot of reviewers love this machine because it can be easily converted to a treadmill desk and with its folding design and wheels, it is easy to store and roll away. The controller is small and can easily be removed along with handle bars for an easy conversion. This machine comes almost pre-assembled and is very easy to put together. This treadmill with a 600W motor and a runway size of 38.5" x 14", comes a very affordable and reasonable price.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Perfect for walking, jogging or running
  • Good upper body toning with weights or treadbelt
  • Unique shape deck isolator, reduces join impact
  • 8 built-in programs with heart rate monitor
  • LCD display console tracks speed, time, incline, distance, pulse and calories burned
  • Folds up for easy storage
  • Affordable price

    Cons

  • Misses backlit light on console
  • Difficult to assemble
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Review Summary

The Gold’s Gym Trainer 410 Treadmill features a uniquely shaped deck isolator, AirStride Plus Cushioning to keep the deck firm and reduce joint impact. The treadmill is equipped with 2.0 CHP G-Force motor; 0-10% QuickSelect incline control; 0-10 MPH QuickSelect speed control and 8 workout programs designed by certified professional trainers to focus on performance and maximum calorie-burn goals. Additionally, it includes the upper-body toning workout with a 2 pound hand weight set (built-in lift indicator flashes at the time of use) and/or an 18” x 50” tread-belt for comfortable, smoother and quieter workout. The equipment also features a built-in Dual-Grip PowerPulse Heart Rate Monitor on the handlebars for intermittent readings throughout the session. This helps to target the heart rate zone for maximum results by building endurance and strength of the heart. The space saving design folds up conveniently for easy storage and mobility.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Well designed and well made, good quality machine
  • Easy to set up and assemble, easy folding system to save space
  • Multicolored LCD console; Tracks time, calories, distance, speed, and more
  • Tons of programs like weight loss, healthy living, sports training, and heart rate programs
  • Integrated speed and incline controls on handle bars
  • Extremely quiet, smooth and study; Reasonably priced for its quality
  • Comes with membership to the LifeSpan Fitness Club

    Cons

  • Heart rate monitor on handle sensors may not work
  • A bit expensive
Review Summary

The LifeSpan TR1200i folding treadmill is durable, reliable and excellent machine for home and gym use. It is loaded with tons of features to help you walk, jog, or run with confidence to get the workout you need.  The machine is easy to assemble and has a pleasing design with safe and convenient handlebar controls. As a result, you can run or walk without fear of losing your concentration or balance while adjusting your pace. The built-in Intelli-Guard™ pauses the belt if you step off during your workout. The easy folding system can even help you save space when this treadmills is not in use.

The LifeSpan TR1200i  Treadmill is also built for comfort and power, with a 2.5-horsepower motor, 2.5-inch front rollers, a spacious 20-by-56-inch running surface, and a biomechanically sound deck suspension system that supports people up to 300 pounds. And to help you track your workout progress, the treadmill automatically saves your exercise data.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Can be folded down flat or up vertically
  • Lightweight and very easy to move around
  • Comes pre-assembled; Take it out of box and ready to walk
  • Easy to set-up and easy to use
  • Good for fast paced walking and light jogging
  • Sturdy and spacious to accommodate most walking and jogging strides
  • Quiet, compact, sleek and attractive

    Cons

  • Not good for running
  • Heart rate monitor doesn't work properly
  • Belt keeps slipping and does not stay in center
  • Have to lubricate the deck before first use
Where to Buy
Review Summary

The Horizon Evolve SG Compact Treadmill brings workouts to the smallest of spaces thanks to its trim design whether it’s up and running or stashed away. This treadmill fits under a bed, in a closet or any other small storage area and requires no assembly. Just open the box, unfold and go. When you’re finished, fold it up and store it away. With speeds up to 6 mph and two built-in programs, the Evolve SG is perfect for someone who loves walking and light jogging. It also has thumb-pulse heart rate sensors and simple console controls to help you monitor your exertion level. This machine is lightweight as compared to other treadmills, yet sturdy for everyday use.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to assemble and instructions are easy and straightforward
  • Easy to use and clearly marked controls on user console
  • Folds easily for storage
  • Six programmed workouts and 10 speed adjustments
  • Wide running belt
  • Sturdy and well built
  • Inexpensive and great value for money

    Cons

  • Plastics parts break easily
  • Hard to read display in low light
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Review Summary

Weslo Cadence G 5.9 treadmill features 6 personal trainer workouts, a 2-position manual incline and Comfort Cell™ Cushioning, to make it a perfect tool for losing weight or increasing performance. These programs take the guesswork out of your workout by automatically adjusting the speed of the treadmill for increased intensity. The incline is easy to change and increases the intensity of the workout. An Easy Pulse™ Heart Rate Monitor gets an accurate heart rate reading and displays on a blue tinted LCD console display. This display tracks speed, time, distance and calories burned to monitor the progress throughout the workout. The treadmill is easy to assemble and use and has a wide running belt.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Great for self-powered workout at maximum walking/jogging speed
  • Stable and sturdy machine
  • Folds up easily and locks in for easy storage
  • Easy to assemble and setup
  • Small footprint, compact and lightweight, portable
  • Requires little maintenance
  • Reasonably priced

    Cons

  • Hard to keep it moving smooth
  • Electronic console seems cheap
Review Summary

The Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up Manual Treadmill  comes with a with smooth and quiet, heavy-duty weighted flywheel and 41-by-13-inch belt  for a great workout. You can achieve the maximum walking / jogging workout because you power the belt, not a motor. And as you hold onto the rails while running or speed walking, your arm muscles are sure to get some work out too. You can fold it up, lock it in place and roll it away for storage when not in use. Stable and sturdy, the Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up Manual Treadmill is reasonably priced and very easy to use. The maximum tested weight limit is 250 pounds.  A single button electronics displays speed, distance, time, calories and scan. It works on 2 AA batteries.

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