Shopping for the best treadmill requires looking at a variety of different features and considerations. For some people, cost is the deciding factor while others choose the best features regardless of price.
Comparing hundreds of models is a daunting process, so we’ve put together what we feel are the top buys for 2017 in four different categories to make it easier for you.
The "best" takes a lot into consideration, so we chose a treadmill that offers the most for the price...quality, features, capabilities, design and comfort. As such it is the Treadmill Talk #1 Pick.
NordicTrack Commercial 1750
The 1750 delivers more than any other folding treadmill you’ll find, and was redesigned for 2017. With the true feel of a gym machine, this is one of the best treadmills you can get for around $1,599 when it's on sale.
BEST FEATURES: 3.8 horsepower motor, 15% incline, 3% decline, solid warranty, 38 built in workouts, iFit Coach technology, Runner's Flex cushioning, a new 7" Smart HD touch screen display, large belt size
This is a great choice for those with a budget under $1000. It has solid construction, good cushioning, incline capability and a strong warranty.
Horizon T101 Treadmill
This best treadmill for walkers is powered by a 2.25 CHP motor and has a number of other exciting features including power incline and a roomy 20" x 55" treadbelt. The reviews on the T101 are very impressive. Users love the quality and the fact that it takes only 30 minutes to assemble.
BEST FEATURES: Quiet drive system, 30 built in workouts, Variable Response cushioning, Feather Light folding, Incline capability
Runner Up: NordicTrack C700
This one is a great choice for runners without having to break the bank. You get a generously sized deck, powerful motor and advanced cushioning.
Very rare do you get a rock-solid runner's treadmill that is foldable, but the popular F80 from Sole is just that. Plus, it costs half as much as some of the high-end treadmills.
BEST FEATURES: Strong 3.5 CHP motor, a 22" wide advanced cushioned deck, speeds up to 12 mph, 15 levels of incline, large TFT LCD display, solid warranty
Runner Up: ProForm Boston Marathon 3.0
This treadmill has been one of our top picks for years, as it is about as good as it gets. Commercial grade construction, maintenance free runner's deck, advanced cushioning, powerful motor...the ultimate machine.
Life Fitness Club Series
For the serious runner who is looking for the best treadmill you can buy and one that will last for years, it’s the Life Fitness Club Series for sure. Quite simply, you can’t find a better treadmill. It’s pricey ($5,000+), but worth the investment for individuals who want true luxury in a treadmill.
BEST FEATURES: Extra-long running area, Flex deck, Durable construction, patented shock absorption system, powerful 4.0 CHP motor, great warranty
Runner Up: Precor TRM 445
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