Best Rated Treadmills


Choosing the best treadmill is getting harder than ever. Today's crop of best rated treadmills have improved their stability and specifications while continuing to offer the greatest variety of features.

We're not surprised that treadmills are getting better. With surveys consistently ranking treadmills at the top of home fitness equipment sales, the major fitness equipment manufacturers have to keep improving their products to stay competitive.

Whatever your reasons for running, today's best exercise treadmills can duplicate almost anything you might do on the track, road or trail. And you can run at any time of the day or night, with no concern for weather, traffic or other hazards. Convenience plays a big role in the growing popularity of treadmill running.

So here is our pick for the best rated treadmills which we rate on ease of use, build quality and value for money. We have nominated a model for each of five different price ranges depending upon how much you intend to budget for your machine.



$500  to  $799


In the $500 to $799 range we have the ProForm Performance 400i. This  is an entry level model which includes some hi-tech, innovative features and is available at a budget price.

This is a space saver treadmill which can be folded up after use and is powered by a 2.5 CHP motor. The "ProShox" cushioning system responds evenly to the user's stride to give a comfortable workout.

The center piece of the control console is the round "Watts" LED display where you can watch your power output with bright LED lights. The console also has built in speakers with an iPOD compatible music port.

This model is iFIT enabled. A Bluetooth device such as a tablet can be connected to access the iFIT account to add extra functionality, and engage your interest. This feature requires a wireless internet connection and subscription to iFIT.com available separately.

$699 

ProForm performance 400i




$800  to  $999


In the $800 to $999 price range is the NordicTrack C 700. This is a space saver or folding treadmill which means that it can be folded into a near upright position after use so that it then occupies less floor space.

It is has a 20" x 55" tread belt powered by a 2.75 CHP (continuous duty) motor which can sustain speeds of up to 10 mph. The powered incline is adjustable within the range of 0 to 10 %.

The treadmill provides built-in training expertise with the inclusion of 20 in-built workouts. Each of these automatically adjust the incline and speed, in order to meet your calorie burning or distance goals.

The center piece of the control console is the LED display which shows  essential workout data such as speed, time, distance, and heart rate. There is also "calories burned" meter incorporated into the display.

This model is iFIT enabled with the iFIT unit already built in. You can customize your own fitness program, receive workout downloads, and manage your profile online. This feature requires a home wireless internet connection, and membership to iFIT.com sold separately.

A workout cooling fan built into the control console helps the user keep cool during their workout while an audio jack allows the user to plug in their iPOD and listen to music via the built in sound system.

$999

 Nordictrack C 700




$1000  to  $1499


In the $1000 to $1499 range is the ProForm Power 995i. This is a folding treadmill that embodies a commercial plus 3.0 CHP motor. As is the case with many models in this range it has many exciting features designed to enhance the treadmill experience.

The spacious (20" x 60") belt is powered by a 3.0 CHP Commercial Plus motor which will allow for speeds of up to 12 MPH. There are 30 in-built workout programs that automatically adjust the incline / decline and speed of the treadmill throughout the course of the workout.

A 6" high contrast display provides the user with all the usual workout data such as speed, time, distance, incline, calories burned, and pulse.

It also iFIT Coach ready where new workouts are sent to your treadmill and you can access your iFIT account from your enabled exercise equipment, computer, tablet, or smartphone. This feature requires a home wireless internet connection, and membership to iFIT.com.

$1099

ProForm Power 995i




$1500  to  $1999


In the $1000 to $1499 range is the NordicTrack Commercial 1750. This is a "space saver" or folding model which show cases many innovative technical features to engage and motivate the user.

A long (60") and wide (22") tread belt is powered by a 3.75 CHP, continuous duty motor. The deck is supported by the "Runner's Flex" cushioning system that has been designed to reduce the impact on your joints and deliver a more comfortable running surface.

This treadmill is IFIT enabled with the iFIT unit already built in. This feature allows the user to customize their own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, and manage their profile online. A home, wireless internet connection and subscription to iFIT.com  is required to enjoy this feature.

The console features a web-enabled, color touch screen. The user is able to view workout stats with a swipe of a finger, or go online to access email, watch sports, or engage with social networks. The display also works with iFIT technology enabling the user to design their own workouts and then watch their progress with Google Maps Street View.

The running deck can be elevated up to 15 %, but unusually it can also be declined to a value of -3 %. The decline feature allows you to activate different muscles for faster results by walking at a decline. Walking on a decline will enable you to burn more calories than walking on a flat surface and stimulate more muscle for faster results.

$1799

NordicTrack Commercial 1750




$2000  to  $2999


In the $2000 to $2999 range is the NordicTrack Commercial 2950. This is a folding treadmill that embodies a commercial grade, motor. As is the case with many models in this range it has many exciting features designed to enhance the treadmill experience.

The spacious (22" x 60") belt is powered by a 4.25 CHP Commercial Plus motor which will allow for speeds of up to 12 MPH. There are 40 workout programs that automatically adjust the incline / decline and speed of the treadmill throughout the course of the workout.

A huge (22") full color, web enabled, touch  screen allows the user to browse online during their workout. All the usual workout data such as speed, time, distance, incline, calories burned, and pulse can be navigated through menus with a swipe of the finger.

It is also iFIT Coach ready where new workouts are sent to your treadmill and you can access your iFIT account from your enabled exercise equipment, computer, tablet, or smartphone. This feature requires a home wireless internet connection, and membership to iFIT.com.

The 22" touch screen together with iFIT can display virtual trails from all over the world using Google Maps technology with the incline and decline automatically adjusting to match the terrain for a realistic simulation.

$2699

 NordicTrack Commercial 2950






N.B. Prices are a guide only. Individual prices were recorded at around the time the equipment was reviewed.







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