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Best Treadmills Review
The following are 8 top mid-range treadmills recommended by various sources. They are home treadmills with the price from $1500 to $3000. They have solid construction and lots of useful features which can help you enjoy interesting workout time.
List of Best Treadmills
1. LifeSpan TR4000i Treadmill
You can keep this LifeSpan TR4000i Treadmill up-to-date by updating the computer software using its USB port. This treadmill also allows you to track your progress and upload your workout data to a free, private web profile. Its weight limit is 350 pounds. A media port is included. Motor is 3.25 HP strong and you have 21 built-in workouts. You can try various options of workouts such as weight loss, healthy living, sports training, heart rate controlled, and user-defined. This one was a nominee for Readers’ Choice Awards and was well-rated by TreadmillDoctor.com.
2. NordicTrack Incline Trainer X9i
NordicTrack Incline Trainer X9i has a long deck (20″ x 62″) and 44 workouts. You can really stretch your stride as well as challenge yourself with different workout programs. You should be able to simulate many outdoor routes because this one has great feature of both -6% decline and up to 40% incline. This is a right choice if you want serious hills at the price below $3000. The drawback – it is not a folding treadmill. But it offers you a built-in 10-inch web-enabled touchscreen so that you can simulate any route you want on Google Maps. A Polar wireless chest strap heart rate monitor and grip pulse monitors are also included.
3. Lifefitness T3 Treadmill
This treadmill offers a Polar heart rate monitor and stores 2 user profiles. Offering a 3.0 Hp motor and over a dozen interactive workouts (including heart rate controlled in 5 programs), Life fitness T3 treadmill is recommended by many parties, one of which is Consumer Guide.
4. Sole F85 Treadmill
This treadmill gives you a strong 3.5 hp motor, grip EKG and chest heart readouts. Its weight limit is 400 pounds. It has a media port and cooling fans. It was called as “the best fold-up on the planet” by Treadmill Doctor, and was rated as a runner-up in its price range. Sole F85 Treadmill offers you different workouts: six Standard, two User Defined and two Heart Rate.
5. Smooth 9.65LC Treadmill
Offering a very powerful 4.0 hp motor and a big deck (21″ x 64″) and many great features, Smooth 9.65LC is called the best treadmill Smooth has ever made by TreadmillDoctor. There are up to 28 workouts, including a fitness test and a heart-rate controlled program. It does have built-in grip pulse monitors but you will need your own chest strap heart rate monitor to get the accurate results. You also find it fun using the built-in sound system and the media port. Besides, you can have a built-in TV (version 9.65) with only $130 more.
Warranty is for lifetime on parts, motor and frame, two year on labor.
6. Lifespan TR3000-HRC Treadmill
This one offers a long deck which can satisfy those with long strides. Because of its great look and quality finish, Lifespan TR3000-HRC was a runner-up Best Buy in 2006 (rated by TreadmillDoctor.com). Only around $1500, you can have a strong 2.75 hp motor treadmill with heart rate control system. This is one of the most reasonable treadmills in its price range.
7. Pacemaster Platinum Pro VR
(You can buy this one from retailers because the company doesn’t sell online in the US.)
You can have an outdoor experience with PaceMaster Platinum Pro VR because it offers virtual reality workouts. You can try the Appalachian Trail and Tahoe Rim. It has an orthopedic shock-absorbing belt, a powerful 3.0 HP with 350 pound weight limit. In 2011, this treadmill won the Readers’ Choice Award for mid-range ones.
8. BodyGuard T240 Treadmill
BodyGuard T240 Treadmill was a Best Buy in its price range in 2006 (ranked by Treadmill Doctor) because of its warranty and sturdiness.
With the price under $2000, it has a powerful 2.75 hp motor, 6 programmed workouts and a heart-rate control workout. This treadmill can serve users up to 350 pounds.