Treadmill

Best Treadmills for Home Use Reviewed

Treadmills have long since been assisting and motivating people to exercise in their homes if they cannot visit the gym regularly. Treadmills come in varying shapes, sizes, and general features. They also happen to be some of the most accessible exercise machines, coming at budget prices that cost as low as under 150 dollars to higher end models that go above thousands of dollars. In this article, we’ve listed the best selling treadmills of the year 2017 that have received highly positive ratings from reviewers. Note that the list includes both budget treadmills as well as higher-end ones. The criteria we’ve used to list the treadmills is based on the general quality of the machine, as well as the variety of features offered in context of the price.

If you’re a potential buyer with a specific budget who is looking to buy a treadmill, this article will be of great help to you. So hold on to your seat and read. Here is our list of best rated treadmills for the calendar year of 2017.

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Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill
Proform 505 CST Treadmill (2014 Model)
LifeSpan TR1200i Folding Treadmill
Horizon Fitness T101-04 Treadmill
Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill
Sole Fitness F85 Folding Treadmill
Preset Workout
6 Workout Programs
15 Workout Programs
21 Workout Programs
30 Workout Programs
10 Workout Programs
10 workout programs
Incline
2 Options (Manual)
Automatic Adjustment 15%
15 Incline Levels (Automatic)
Automatic adjustment b/w 1% to 10%
Automatic adjustment upto 15%
Automatic adjustment upto 15%
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Editor's Ranking
#1
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Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill
Preset Workout
6 Workout Programs
Incline
2 Options (Manual)
Audio
App
Our Review
Details
Editor's Ranking
#2
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Proform 505 CST Treadmill (2014 Model)
Preset Workout
15 Workout Programs
Incline
Automatic Adjustment 15%
Audio
App
Our Review
Details
Editor's Ranking
#3
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LifeSpan TR1200i Folding Treadmill
Preset Workout
21 Workout Programs
Incline
15 Incline Levels (Automatic)
Audio
App
Our Review
Details
Editor's Ranking
#4
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Horizon Fitness T101-04 Treadmill
Preset Workout
30 Workout Programs
Incline
Automatic adjustment b/w 1% to 10%
Audio
App
Our Review
Details
Editor's Ranking
#5
Preview
Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill
Preset Workout
10 Workout Programs
Incline
Automatic adjustment upto 15%
Audio
App
Our Review
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Editor's Ranking
#6
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Sole Fitness F85 Folding Treadmill
Preset Workout
10 workout programs
Incline
Automatic adjustment upto 15%
Audio
App
Our Review
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Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill

With its affordable price, the Weslo Cadence G 5.9 gives almost as many features as a high-end treadmill. The treadmill comes with six loaded workout programs that have been configured according to the training regimes set by physical trainers. Three of those are weight loss workouts while the other three are high intensity workouts. This diversity in training options means that the treadmill in question can cater to almost all of your workout needs. The console of the Weslo Cadence G 5.9 is blue-tinted and displays the speed, elapsed time, distance, and number of calories burnt. It comes with an adjustable speed from 1 mph to 10 mph which is good and decent enough. The model weighs around 117 pounds and measures 68x31x10, meaning that it is light in weight and even one person won’t take long to be able to set it up. The treadmill is compact and occupies generally very little space which makes it an ideal option to put in your home studio.

Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill

The treadmill can also be manually inclined around 10% to 15% in order to increase the slope for the respective workouts. A 2.25 HP helps run the conveyer belt over the rollers. Even though the motor is small and puts a constrained effort in moving the belt, the noise it makes is very little and hums even lower than a dishwasher.

Pros

  1. Very affordable price.
  2. Compact and perfect for home gyms.
  3. Comes with 6 preset workout settings.

Cons

  1. Track may prove to be small.
  2. No backlight on LCD.

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ProForm 505  CST Treadmill

The ProForm 505 CST Treadmill has a 6 inch LCD display that helps track elapsed time, total speed, distance covered, and number of calories burned. It also has a scan mode allowing the readings to repeat without you having to manually press the button thus helping you keep track of the progress. It has speeds ranging from 0 kmh all the way up to 10 kmh. One of this treadmill’s best features is its 15 pre-set workout programs designed under the guidelines of fitness trainers. Along with the programs is the brilliant iFit mode, a program that allows you to go online and use the endless plethora of workout features available on the internet. You can sync it up with Google Maps and compete with other iFit users along the globe as well as join fitness communities.

Proform 505 CST Treadmill (2014 Model)

The treadmill supports max weight of 325 pounds.  It is also equipped with a 2.25 HP motor which though tame is good enough to move the conveyer belt over the rollers at good speeds. Since the motor is small and adequate enough to just run the treadmill, you won’t have to worry about it making noise and annoying others in the house. The ProForm 505 CST Treadmill features a Proshox Lite 3 cushioning deck technology that gives the belt a shock absorption surface designed to a absorb the impact of your strides and ensures that your knees, ankles, and legs won’t feel sore after a workout. The treadmill has incline options that can be set between 1% to 10% with the push of a button on the control panel.

Pros

  1. Budget friendly
  2. 15 work out programs
  3. Impressive iFit feature with Google Maps synchronization
  4. Proshox Lite 3 technologty for maximum impact absorption
  5. Automatic incline adjustment

Cons

  1. The 10 mph max speed is too tame for runners.

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The LifeSpan TR1200i Folding Treadmill

Well built, and inexpensive the The LifeSpan TR1200i Folding Treadmill is a good buy. On Amazon, it costs Check Price - $$. This home treadmill has an incline, is loaded with workout options, saves exercise data for easy tracking online, and even provides speakers to blast your MP3s from. If you’re particular about the reviews and feedback that a product gets before you buy it, you will be pleased to know that the TR1200i has won multiple awards and ranked top in many professional treadmill reviews and consumer groups. The LifeSpan TR1200i Folding Treadmill has a user-friendly and good-looking console. Large blue backlit display shows calories burned, workout time, current speed, current incline, heart rate, distance traveled, and step count. It has speeds ranging from 0.5 kmh to 11 kmh which can be increased or decreased using the incremental speed control buttons on the panel. There are also four preset quickspeed and incline buttons that will provide necessary diversity for your training. The treadmill is stocked with 21 pre-set workout programs that include six Incline, five Speed, two Custom User, two My Zone Heart Rate Control and Body Mass Analysis programs. People with LifeSpan Fitness Club memberships can download customized workouts too. The Incline and Speed programs have three different intensity levels. Dual grip monitoring sensors on the handles help track your heart rate whose readings you will be able to see on the LCD screen. High-fidelity speakers, a 3.5mm headphone jack and an iPod port helps you sweat away to the music on the TR1200i.

LifeSpan TR1200i Folding Treadmill

Pros

  1. 21 work out programs
  2. Easy to assemble.
  3. Very high quality features
  4. Maximum weight capacity of 300 pounds
  5. Lifetime warranty on frame and motor
  6. In addition to choosing from 15 incline levels, trainees can choose three intensity levels for the preset programs.
  7. The unique treadmill feature saves data about workouts (calorie burn, heart rate, etc.) to a USB. A trainee can then go online to view detailed reports about his or her exercise and get customized workout plans.
  8. Audio entertainment

Cons

  1. The TR1200i is not equipped with a fan and is prone to overheating

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Horizon T101-04 Treadmill

With tons of workout programs, the Horizon Fitness T101-04 Treadmill guarantees that you will have a diverse number of options that will keep you challenged and will have you coming back for more. It is a budget friendly, entry level machine serving quintessentially as the ideal entry level treadmill that isn’t too highly priced while also provides a very decent experience with its features. It has been rated a best ‘Value Buy’ for walking by the Good Housekeeping Institute and by the Treadmill Doctor as one of the ‘Best Buys’ in its category. It also holds the esteemed position of being Horizon Fitness’ bestselling treadmill to date, a monumental feat that no other treadmill of theirs has yet achieved. The T101 has assembled dimensions amounting to 70” x 33” x 55”. The machine is portable and has a space saving fold design that allows you to fold the treadmill every time you are done using it. When folded, the dimensions are 45.5 x 33.5 x 61″.

Horizon Fitness T101-04 Treadmill

The folding design is based on the FeatherLight folding technology that features two hydraulic shocks for ease in lifting or lowering the running deck.  It has a running surface measuring at 55 inches length and 20 inches width which is nice and compact while also wide enough to accommodate people with large running action. The treadmill is stocked with more than 30 pre-set workout programs that include a manual workout, 10 Step-goal workouts, 10 distance-based workouts, 6 calorie-goal workouts and 3 intervals workouts. Sonic Surround Sound with MP3 Compatibility allows you to listen to music from the console’s speaker as you work out. The treadmill has incline options that can be set between 1% to 10% from the buttons on the control panel.

Pros

  1. Budget Friendly
  2. 30 work out programs
  3. Easy to assemble.
  4. Maximum weight capacity of 300 pounds
  5. The warranties offered with the treadmill are great
  6. The Sonic Surround Sound MP3 compatible speakers allow you to pump the music up and get the adrenaline flowing as you exercise.

Cons

  1. The 55” x 20” running track can prove to be short.
  2. The 2.25 HP motor is good for walkers but not powerful enough to support hardcore runners.
  3. The Cushioning mechanism is nothing mindblowing.

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Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill

The Sole F80 has an enhanced 9″ display and can securely dock a tablet computer for convenient multi-tasking, entertainment and syncing exercise data with mobile apps. Its specifics include a super-sized 22″ x 60″ running surface, a commercial 3.5 CHP motor and a power incline with maximum 15% grade all of which combine together to prove that the Sole F80 is one of the finest treadmills in the market and very easily a top pick amongst reviewers and fitness buffs. The F80 warranty package includes one year of labor, a five years on electronics and parts, and lifetime protection for the frame, motor and deck. This cardio trainer delivers excellent value with its club-quality components. Undoubtedly a good buy.

Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill

Pros

  1. Parts of the treadmill are top line quality.
  2. A powerful 3.5HP motor gets things running neatly.
  3. Folding capability makes it easy to transport the treadmill from one place to the next.
  4. Nice and wide 60” x 22” running surface is high quality and a major plus.
  5. High quality cushioning deck will absorb 35-40% impact on joints.
  6. Bluetooth compatibility makes things exciting

Cons

  1. The short length of the handrails may prove to be a little problematic to some.
  2. With only ten preset workout programs loaded into its system, the Sole F80 offers limited choices when it comes to selecting workout states.

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Sole Fitness F85 Treadmill

Boldly described by Sole as the ‘Best Treadmill on the Planet’, the F85 is a top-of-the-line machine that belongs to the pantheons of great treadmills. Every year, it manages to outsell its contemporary treadmills and frequently ends up on the bestseller lists. It has everything a serious runner or power walker could expect for effective indoor training: a powerful motor, a spacious workout area, great cushioning and an automated incline. The recent update of the Sole F85 is also by far one of the most advanced treadmills currently in the market with a 10.1-inch graphic workout display, a secure tablet holder, and a Bluetooth connection that lets a tablet serve as the workout monitor and share session data with wireless apps. The Sole Fitness F85 Folding Treadmill has assembled dimensions amounting to 83″ x 37″ x 57″ and boasts a spacey 22″ x 60″ track, which provides adequate width for both walkers and hardcore runners. Sole treadmills have Bluetooth connectivity for use with the Sole Fitness mobile app, which is compatible with most iOS and Android devices. Using this app you can dock a mobile device over the regular treadmill screen and watch a movie, read the news and so forth while your exercise data is recorded in the background.

Sole Fitness F85 Folding Treadmill

To keep all your fitness data in one place, the Sole Fitness app can sync with FitBit, MyFitnessPal and other programs. The F85 is Bluetooth compatible and allows you to pair your smartphone/tab to the treadmill and workout while you listen to the music. It is also equipped with a 4.0 Continuous HP motor with a nice kick that will give you a consistent and steady workout. The deck is made of the top of the line CushionFlex Whisper technology that absorbs 40% of impact while gently easing the strain on the joints and allows muscles to recover faster.

Pros

  1. The treadmill is made of very high quality parts.
  2. A powerful 4.0 CHP motor that reduces noise and provides smooth training
  3. Nice and wide 60” x 22” running surface is one of the largest in any treadmill.
  4. High quality cushioning deck will absorb 35-40% impact on joints.
  5. Bluetooth compatibility allows you to enjoy music during workout.
  6. Good warranty

Cons

  1. Length of handrails are short
  2. Ten preset workout programs are too limiting
  3. When folded, the treadmill is still 80 inches long and is definitely not space-saving.

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Christian R. Berndt


I am a highly competent and enthusiastic Personal Trainer with the ability to help people achieve their fitness goals and ambitions. I have been training for the past five years myself and have gained knowledge and experience within the fitness sector which also included me learning to a high extent about nutrition and supplementation. I learnt this from being practical and additional research in my own time. I am able to apply the knowledge I have to help anyone and work around their needs and goals. I have been around physical activity for all of my teenage and adult life. My career as fitness guide through various Gyms has given me immense knowledge in recommending a variety of fitness equipments.
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