Looking For The Best Treadmills For Sale?
In this section we will review the best treadmills to match all budgets. We include sections detailing the best treadmills for sale we have reviewed from entry-level to high-end. We will start at the lower end of the market first. There are a lot of choices when it comes to buying a low cost model, and you have to balance between quality, longevity (which also correlates the warranty) and the user experience offered by the particular model.
Best Entry-Level Treadmills For Sale
Some refurbished treadmills fall into that category, but you may have to forgot the warranty. There is no reason not to buy new when you can pick up a basic treadmill with a warranty. The best entry-level treadmill choices we have reviewed on this site include that by Weslo, & Merit Fitness. So let’s have a Weslo vs Merit fight to see who wins.
Weslo win this title by a mile. They regularly receive a very good reviews from their massive customer base. The 2 really popular sturdy treadmills they make are the Weslo Cadence R 5.2 treadmill and the Weslo Cadence G 5.9 treadmill.
The reason we prefer these Weslo treadmills over the Merit 715T is that they are sturdier, they have a longer running deck, plus they have great owner reviews which displays satisfaction in the product.
Weslo R 5.2 & G 5.9 Good Points
Comfort Cell Cushioning
Produces nice workout progress graph
50in running belt
1.5 CHP motor – not great for running
Top speed restricted to 10mph
Read the full review of both Weslo treadmills here:
Here is what you get from Merit
Merit 715t Good Points
Tough tubular steel frame, parts are rigorously tested at the production stage.
Has a Folding Frame – gives you more storage space
Adequate cushioning to relieve impact pain
Heartbeat Monitor Contacts
Warranty is only 90 days
Needs frequent lubrication to keep parts being damaged
Top speed is only 10mph
Only 4 training programs
Treadbelt limited to 47in
Motor restricted to 1.5 CHP
The other brands that also fall into this category but are more sophisticated are Proform, Horizon and HealthRider. In our opinion the trustworthy Horizon T101 wins the title for reasons we’ll explain now.
Customer satisfaction is key and a great marker for how reliable a product is. The Horizon T101 receives a very good reviews from massive customer base who have purchased this treadmill. This treadmill has won numerous industry awards and has plenty of versatility.
Horizon T101 good Points
30 workout Programs
55 inch running surface – inclines up to 12%
2.25 CHP motor
12 months warranty on parts and labor & life time warranty on frame
Built in speakers
Restricted to 10mph – serious runners need more
Unsteady for heavy users
The Proform 590T and the Healthrider H55T also challenge for the best entry-level treadmills. Both have unique strengths and weaknesses. You can read our in-depth reviews of both here:
In summary the Proform 590T is a sleekly designed treadmill that can be used with the revolutionary iFit® application. This allows your treadmill to be controlled (and also you if you let it!) by the app. It allows you to simulate a running map of any part of the world – your treadmill will adjust it’s speed and automatic incline (if it has one) to track the actually running route of the terrain you have programmed it to simulate.
You can also have a personal trainer push you through a workout. It loses out as the best winner in the entry-level category as the cushioning is not very forgiving and the parts are not premium quality. Read our full 590T review for all the details.
The Healthrider H55t also offers iFit® training. It has nifty features like an iPod® port, but the treadbelt is not of commercial grade like what you get on the Horizon T101 so we can’t have it as the winner in the entry-level category.
Best Mid-Range Treadmills To Buy
In this category the main contenders we have are the Sole F80, Freemotion 750, Freemotion 775, and the Proform Performance 1450. The SOLE F80 wins the best treadmill battle due to it’s features, commercial parts, generous 60 inch running area and the warranty.
The Freemotion 750 doesn’t offer the same experience and there are too many teething problems with both the 750 and the 775. Freemotion offer excellent entertainment and internet features, but the machine parts and it’s console interface are not as high quality as the Sole F80’s.
The Proform 1450 comes second in this category. It has a staggering 15% incline slope a powerful motor and 28 programs to choose from. It has iFit® and a powerful motor and fantastic parts and labor warranty.
Here’s a brief look at what each treadmill offers.
Sole F80 Good Points
12mph top speed
15 incline levels
Powerful 3.5 CHP motor
Only 10 workout programs
Console a bit difficult to read
You have to pay for iFit separately®
FreeMotion 750 & 775 Good Points
60 in running deck
Console very small and iFit® videos have bad resolution
Sacrifices quality over entertainment
Proform Performance 1450 Good Points
28 workout programs
5 year parts warranty
Customer Service poor in the past.
Some poor plastic parts
You can view in depth treadmills reviews on our best treadmills in the mid-range here:
Best High-End Treadmills
There are a few contenders as you would expect in this category. The best of a good bunch we have reviewed are the FreeMotion 790 and the Precor 9.23. The Precor kicks butt in terms of engineering and quality of parts, but it is not exactly overflowing with features. You can’t fault it for it’s precision engineering but it only has 6 workout programs, but i suppose you could get around this hurdle by running it in manual mode.
The FreeMotion 790 has a very powerful 4.2CHP motor and it comes with iFit® and a massive 36 workout programs to choose from. The quality of parts are not on the same par with the Precor and reviews are average. So for this reason the Precor 9.23 takes top billing.
PRECOR 9.23 Good Points
Simple To Use
Very little workout programs
No wireless connectivity
No built in speakers
FreeMotion 750 Good Points
Loads of workout programs and massive 15 inch HD monitor
Customer service can be a little poor
Should have better cushioning
Some parts feel not so good
Read the reviews of both here:
Whatever you are comfortable paying for your treadmill you will find the best treadmills for sale listed above. Many of these models have won numerous industry awards and have received plaudits the world over on countless review and shopping sites.