The Spirit XT385 Folding Treadmill – A Runner’s Model

The Spirit XT385 folding treadmill is ideal for anyone who loves the style and appeal of the XT185 and XT285, but wants a runner’s motor, stepper incline, and longer deck for big strides.

The Machine

The Spirit XT385 folding treadmill has a bright blue backlit 7.5" LCD display showing readouts for time, distance, speed, etc., as well as a heart rate % profile, a muscle activation profile with an anatomical figure on the dashboard, and more. With 10 programs, you get hill, fat burn, strength, cardio, interval, 2 HRC, 2 user defined, and manual.

The full specs are:

Spirit XT385 Folding Treadmill
  • 3.0 HP Motor
  • 0.5 – 12mph Speed
  • 0% to 15% Incline
  • 20" x 58" Tread Belt
  • Speed/Incline controls on the handlebars
  • 10 Workouts
  • MP3 Audio Jack & Speakers
  • Swivel fan, reading rack, 2 water bottle holders
  • Contact and Telemetric Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Wireless heart rate strap included
  • 375 lbs User Weight Capacity
  • Fold-up Design
  • Warranty: Lifetime motor, frame, & deck, 10 years parts, 1-year labor

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The Buzz

Spirit XT385 Console

The Spirit XT385 folding treadmill weighs in at 264 pounds and has a user maximum capacity of 375 pounds.

If you are a runner, it is advised that you get a treadmill with at least a cool-running 3.0 continuous duty horsepower motor, which the 385 has. Other technical features include a 20" x 58" running area on a one-inch thick silicone-lubricated phenolic deck and large 2.75" rollers for the belt. It has a max belt speed of 12 mph and an incline up to 15%.

More features include a high quality fan, wireless heart rate monitor with a free chest strap, contact HR grips on the handlebars along with speed and incline controls, an audio system with a plug-in for an MP3 device, and a fold-up frame for easy storage.

The 10-year parts warranty is one of the best in the business for a machine at this price.

What We Say

The Spirit XT385 at $1,699 lives up to the company’s excellent reputation for making quality treadmills. These are well reviewed machines that have won numerous awards by consumer magazines, as well as high praise from current owners, and even the endorsement of Specialty Fitness retailers who noted in an August 2010 survey that Spirits were their best-selling treadmills.

If you are looking at Sole, Smooth, and Lifespan treadmills at this price, the Spirit XT385 folding treadmill ranks up there among the best – definitely in the top five if not in the top three.

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