The AFG 5.0 AT Folding Treadmill – Expensive High-End Model

The AFG 5.0 AT folding treadmill is an above average treadmill with standard features and a big price tag.

The Machine

On the console, the AFG 5.0 AT folding treadmill features an LED brickyard, two 4-digit LEDs, and a 16-digit alphanumeric LED for workout feedback. The pre-set programs include Speed & Incline Intervals, Weight Loss, 3 Heart Rate, Pacer, 5k & 10k Courses, and 2 Custom. The display also includes a ProFILE tracking technology with Goal Setting for up to two users to log workout stats.

The specs include:

AFG 5.0 AT Folding Treadmill
  • 3.0 CHP Motor
  • 0.5 - 12 mph Speed
  • 1% - 15% Power Incline
  • 20" x 60" running area
  • Polar™ wireless heart rate receiver (chest strap included)
  • iPod® dock; Pioneer Speakers
  • Folding Deck with Dual Hydraulic Lifts
  • 400-lb. User Capacity
  • Wt / Dimensions: 271 lbs / 78" x 35.5" x 57"
  • Warranty: Lifetime on the frame and motor, 3/5 years on parts
  • (5 years with registration), 1 year on labor

The Buzz

AFG 5.0 AT Console

UPDATE:  The AFG 5.0 AT has been discontinued. You can take a look at all of the most popular models for sale here to compare specs and prices.

The AFG 5.0 AT folding treadmill features a 3.0 continuous duty horsepower DC motor to power the 20-by-60 inch running surface, a 1-inch thick deck, 4.4mm thick orthopedic belt, standard elastomer cushioning, and 2.5 inch rollers.

It offers speeds up to 12 miles per hour (in 0.1 mph increments) and an incline range up to 15 percent (in 0.5 percent increments). Other features include a wireless chest strap for heart rate monitoring and an integrated audio system with an mp3 plug-in and high quality speakers.

The folding deck has dual hydraulic lifts for an easy and compact storage solution, plus transport wheels to move the 271-lb frame out of the way.

Reviews on the AFG 5.0 AT rate it above average across the board in most categories for power, programs, noise level, and quality.

It rates lower than the competition for the 1-year labor warranty, as more and more treadmill manufacturers are standing behind their products with 2-year warranties, and for its price tag which most equipment pros agree is way too much to ask for an AFG.

What We Say

The AFG 5.0 AT folding treadmill is one of the company’s higher end models that sell for over $2000. Johnson Fitness, which makes AFG, Horizon and the Vision brands, is taking a chance of introducing such an expensive treadmill while competing against such top-of-the-line names as Landice, Lifespan, Life Fitness, Precor, and True.

At $2,199, you would be better off going with one of those rather than an AFG.

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