The Tunturi T85 Treadmill - Solid Performance, Sturdy Ergonomics

The Tunturi T85 treadmill comes from the Finnish company that has long been known for making excellent sports equipment such as bikes, mopeds, stationary bikes, ellipticals and treadmills.

Tunturi has a reputation for making ‘basic’ machines and not including a lot of the fancy display features North Americans tend to live for in a treadmill. But the intelligent programming of the T85 is a mind reader! What other treadmill can do that?

The Machine

The Tunturi T85 treadmill has a unique T-Flex™ position speed control (PSC) adjustment that is user interactive. That means that if the user starts to walk slower the treadmill immediately reacts by adjusting the speed; or if you walk faster the belt automatically speeds up.

On the display console you’ll find heart rate control, preset profiles, fitness conditioning tests and competition function, as well as speed, time, distance, etc. The Tunturi T85 has two graphic LED profile displays, a scrolling LCD infobar, and six LED displays. The rest of the treadmill’s features include:

Tunturi T85 Treadmill

  • 3.5 chp motor
  • 0-14 mph max speed
  • 10% max incline
  • 20" x 56" T-Flex™ treadbelt
  • 35 T-Scale™ Programs
  • Handgrip & wireless heart rate monitor
  • Heart rate control
  • 330 lbs. max. user weight
  • 15 year warranty frame and motor
  • 2 year warranty parts and labor

The Buzz

UPDATE: The Tunturi T85 treadmill has been discontinued.  Check out the newest Tunturi treadmill models on the company's site.

Experts note that the Tunturi T85 treadmill is driven by a super quiet 3.5 continuous horsepower motor - in fact, it’s one of the quietest motors ever put in a treadmill.

It’s got a large shock absorbing orthopedic belt for a comfortable running experience so you can challenge its fast speed of up to 14 mph, and the Tunturi T85 comes with a treadmill warranty that is one of the most extensive in the business.

Its intelligent programming includes the T-Pulse™ which is an advanced feature of heart rate monitoring to keep you constantly within your target training zone. Experts give the Tunturi T85 high marks in virtually every category: warranty, cushioning, reliability, power, noise level, and value.

Consumers like the fact that the Tunturi T85 treadmill is one of the easiest treadmills ever designed for home user set up. It takes only about 10 minutes to set up (get it out of the box, rotate the console and tighten some screws). They even include the tools.

As for the machine itself, the Tunturi T85’s deck feels great but is rather small (20" x 56") for such an expensive treadmill. Users like the programming and many one-touch control features, as well as the hands-free Position Speed Control (PSC) function, which lets you can adjust the belt speed without touching the console.

What We Say

The Tunturi T85 is a higher end machine that offers solid performance, sturdy ergonomics, and unique intelligent programming that makes it equal to any treadmill in its class.

It has a $3800 MSRP and is rated for home or light commercial use. It also comes in the T85F folding model (also $3800) but we get nervous at the idea of folding up something that costs that much!

The Tunturi T85 treadmill is not as good looking as the Landice L7 but the quality and reputation of Tunturis will be around for a long time.

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