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 recently redesigned for 2017. With the true feel of a gym machine, this is one of the best machines you can get for around $1,500.
The 3.8 horsepower motor provides more than enough power, and this treadmill has more incline than others at this price – up to 15%, plus decline up to - 3%. The lifetime warranty on the frame and motor with 5 years on the parts and electronics is better than any other warranty at this price point. Add to this iFit Coach technology, Runner's Flex cushioning, a 7" Smart HD touch screen display and a large belt size and you can quickly see why this one is a true winner!
Runner Up: Sole F80
This is a great choice for those with a budget under $1000. It has solid construction, good cushioning, incline and a solid warranty.
Horizon T101 Treadmill
This winner 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 that it takes only 30 minutes to assemble.
The drive system is quiet, the console is easy to use, and the overall design is quite aesthetic. Another plus, the warranty is very good for an under $700 entry-level treadmill: 2 years on the parts and a year of service, plus lifetime coverage on the frame and motor. This treadmill is best for users under 300 pounds who don’t do much running.
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 F85 from Sole is just that. Plus, it costs half as much as some of the high-end treadmills.
You get a strong, high-performance 4.0 CHP motor, a 22" wide advanced cushioned deck, speeds up to 12 mph, premium crowned rollers and up to 15 levels of incline. A large TFT LCD display provides all of the relevant workout stats, and you get one of the best warranties in the industry.
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.
Life Fitness has perfected performance and comfort by manufacturing nothing but the best treadmills around. The result is the Club Series' extra-long walking area, Flex deck (usually only found on commercial treadmills) and patented shock absorption system. The powerful 4.0 HP motor and fabulous warranty makes the Life Fitness Club Series a dream machine for the serious athlete.
Runner Up: Precor TRM 445
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