The Precor TRM 425 is the first model in the step-up Precision series, offering patented comfort and design technologies that maximize your workouts and ensure that your movement is natural and ideal. Although expensive, you get what you pay for on this one.
The 425 comes with a high contrast, blue-white LCD display. You get 9 preset workouts including intervals, weight loss, hills, heart rate, cross country and random. You also get 2 user IDs and the machine can save your workouts.
Let's take a look at some of the important specs on this model.
Expert reviews on the Precor TRM 425 are generally positive, as they appreciate the quality of the treadmill, which is unmatched in the industry. As they invented cushioning on a treadmill, the belt itself is one of the best in its class, with Footplant Technology which greatly reduces impact on your joints, and Ground Effects Impact Control which provides the ideal cushioning in various spots on the belt to maximize performance.
It offers incline and decline training, iPod or iPhone compatibility for music, heart rate monitoring with chest strap included for accurate measurements and a strong, quiet motor.
The other Precision Series model, the TRM 445, although it is almost $1000 more expensive, does get more attention than the 425 because it offers a lot more features.
For example, the 445 has 23 presets and 16 personalized workouts, Preva integration for tracking your results and a customizable touch display.
Interestingly, the TRM 243 which is much less expensive than the Precision series models shares many of the features of the 445. So it's worth taking a look at all of the different models to choose the right one for you.
The Precor TRM 425 is a great treadmill, bringing a gym-quality machine right into your home. With its strong motor, solid construction, incline and decline and comfortable ergonomic design, it's a good choice if you can afford the hefty $4,500 or so price tag.
As we mentioned above, we do think the 445 is a better option in the series, and the 243 at only $3,400 is definitely worth a look. The only thing you're not getting on the 243 is the advanced cushioning, footplant technology and decline capability. But none of those things are deal breakers. Plus you get more built-in workouts on the 243.
So the bottom line is, the TRM 425 is definitely worth a look if you have the budget for it, but consider the upper end Energy Series models as well as the TRM 225.