The Ironman 220t Treadmill – Okay for Walking

If this Ironman 220t treadmill sold for around $700, it would be something to consider, but at $1,000 it gets lost in the pack.

The Machine

Ironman 220t Treadmill

This Ironman 220t treadmill has a 5-window LED display with matrix that tracks speed, time, distance, and heart rate. Programs include 4 pre-set, 8 custom, 1 heart rate, and 2 user specific.

The specs include:

  • 2.25 CHP Motor
  • 0.6-10 mph One-Touch™ Speed
  • 0 - 10% One-Touch™ Incline
  • 20" x 56" walking area
  • 15 Workout Programs
  • EKG Grip Pulse
  • 2-speed cooling fan
  • Shock assist fold-up & Transport wheels
  • Reading rack and water bottle holder
  • 325-lb. User Capacity
  • Warranty: lifetime frame, 10 years motor, 2 years parts, 1-year labor

The Buzz

Ironman 220t Console

UPDATE:  Ironman Fitness no longer manufactures treadmills, sticking only with their elliptical line.  For a similar machine take a look at NordicTrack.

Under the hood of the Ironman 220t is a 2.25 continuous duty horsepower motor and 2.5" rollers. The remote speed and incline controls on the handlebars are convenient, and the noise level is better than expected.

The quality and value don’t compare to other treadmills in this price range; these specs are more comparable to treadmills that sell for around $600.

Sale priced at $1,049, the Ironman 220t is a solid performer that has given owners years of use with no problems. This model has been on the market for about 5 years, which means you will likely run into a few bad treadmill reviews on it.

Most of negative comments were posted back in 2006, before Ironman’s parent company Keys Fitness declared bankruptcy. Star Trac, an elite manufacturer of fitness equipment, took over Ironman and the quality and customer service are improving. But don’t rush out and buy this one yet...

What We Say

While there is nothing spectacular about it to make it stand out from the pack, overall it rates about the middle of the pack. If you come across the Ironman 220t treadmill on sale at a great price, it is an okay walking treadmill that should last awhile if you take care to clean and lube it regularly.

However, we see no reason for anyone to buy an Ironman when there are so many $1000 treadmills out there that offer stronger motors, advanced deck cushioning, the latest technology in the console, and longer warranties.

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