The Epic 600 MX Treadmill – Average at Best

The Epic 600 MX treadmill is designed to help you achieve daily cardio workouts keeping your heart, lungs, and muscles in fine working order. The quality of Epic treadmills has improved over the past few years, reflecting ICON Fitness' desire to improve the image of the Epic name brand, yet their line-up has several hit-and-miss models. The Epic 600 MX is one of them.

The Machine

You can find the Epic 600 MX treadmill priced on sale ranging from $999 to $1,299. You will enjoy the 8 Personal Trainer Workouts which automatically adjust the incline and speed to keep you in the Heart Rate Zone. Or you can choose from 4 customizable programs and do your cardio work at your own desired pace.

The list of features of the Epic 600 MX includes:

Epic 600 MX Treadmill
  • 2.50 CHP Commercial Motor
  • 0-12 mph 1-Touch ™ Speed Control
  • 0-12% 1-Touch ™ Incline
  • Programs: 8 Preset; 4 Learn; 2 HR
  • 20" x 55" Walking Area
  • PowerPulse™ Heart Rate Monitoring
  • ComfortStep™ Cushioning
  • 325 lbs. max. User Weight
  • Coolaire ™ Workout Fan
  • SpaceSaver® Design
  • 12 year motor warranty; 2 years parts; 1 yr labor

The Buzz

UPDATE: EPIC treadmills are no longer being manufactured or sold.  Check out our NordicTrack treadmill reviews to find a comparable model.

Trainers don’t have many complaints about the Epic 600MX treadmill -- except that it’s over-priced. A few other drawbacks are that the 55-inch belt is shorter by 5 inches than many competitor models in this price range, there aren’t a lot of programs, and the built-in heart rate monitors on the grips aren’t accurate. (Broken sensors are a problem with many low end treadmills.

If you want to train in the target heart zone, you should invest in a good wristwatch-type HR monitor instead of relying on the machine’s readout.)

Consumers remark in their treadmill reviews that they are satisfied with their purchase for the most part. The Epic 600 MX is quiet, offers a solid workout, and heavier adults have had no major concerns with their purchase.

It’s probably just as well that owners of the Epic 600 MX are unaware that they could have bought a sibling model, the Epic View 550 treadmill, for about the same MSRP price -- and that model comes with a TV in the console and a stronger motor! (If you want an Epic and have a budget up to $1300 -- the Epic View 550 is the one to look at.)

What We Say

The Epic 600 MX treadmill isn’t a bad choice but it wouldn’t be our first choice; it wouldn’t even make our top-ten list.

The styling, components, programming, and console design are average at best. There are just so many better performing treadmills out there. Compared head-to-head with other $1000-$1300 machines, Epic models look to be consistently overpriced, especially going against a popular line-up of affordable NordicTracks, many of which get rave treadmill reviews, as well as the top-rated Sole F63 treadmill.

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