Epic View 550 Treadmill Review

The Epic View 550 Treadmill examined by Treadmill Adviser
Epic View 550 treadmill

This is a mid range model and features an integrated TV. The Epic View 550 is a Space Saver treadmill which means that it can be folded up to take up less storage space. It has a spacious 20″ x 60″ tread belt and is powered by a 3.0 HP Commercial motor.

The treadmill features a 7″ Flat Screen TV with Multi-Colored OSD. This modern display allows you to watch TV and monitor your workout on the same 7″ On Screen Display. When the TV is not on, the screen will display all of your workout displays, plus a multi-color intensity profile, that displays your workout’s intensity visually.

There are a total of 28 personal trainer programs that automatically adjust the incline and speed of the treadmill in accordance to the instructions from the program. Each of these personal trainer workout programs focuses on either an aerobic, weight loss or performance goal.

The Discover the ultimate listening experience with Intermix Acoustics. Integrated into the treadmill’s console, this premium sound system combines high-end speaker and sub woofer components to give you the best in crystal-clear sound quality. The console also features a compatible Music port for use with an iPOD or any other MP3 player.

The treadmill is underwritten by a lifetime warranty cover on frame, 12 yrs cover on the frame, and 1 year of parts and labor.

Here are the main features::

… drive motor

This treadmill is powered by a 3.0 CHP Odyssey Commercial drive motor. This commercial-grade motor has more power than an ordinary motor and has direct cooling that allows you to exercise for longer periods of time, while maintaining a smooth, consistent operation. Additionally, in order to achieve a smooth and quiet operation the motor is spin-balanced.

… tread belt

This model features a large 20″ x 60″ commercial running belt. You will appreciate the advantages of this larger running space when you come to use the treadmill. You can take long, natural strides with this expanded tread belt that’s perfect for walking, jogging or running.

This is a commercial grade tread belt and is constructed from heavy-duty, 2-ply material which has been designed to operate more quietly than a regular tread belt.

… durable deck

A lot of mid range treadmills simply don’t have the strength and durability you expect and are unable to accommodate the heavier user. This is not the case with this model which features a 350 lb capacity deck. Built to support the most demanding of workouts, this durable deck has been built to last.

… heart rate monitor

The built-in dual grip PowerPulse heart rate monitor is one of the easiest, most-convenient methods to monitoring your heart rate. With the PowerPulse technology, all you do is grip the handrail to check your heart rate without any attachments or wires to get in the way.

It’s common knowledge that heart-rate training makes your workout more effective. This is technique is more popularly known as working out in your “target heart-rate zone”. When you stay in this zone, you can get a more effective workout in less time.

The result is that you can burn fat and speed weight loss, improve your cardiovascular health and increase athletic performance.

… workout programs

An important factor in staying motivated when using a treadmill and achieving your personal fitness goals is having a variety of preset programs. This treadmill gives you a total of 28 Personal Trainer workouts to choose from.

The 28 Personal Trainer Workouts provide for the ultimate performance training. The workouts have all been designed by Certified Personal Trainers with the intention of helping you to push your limits, run faster and stay in good physical shape.

… speed control

The treadmill comes equipped with 1-Touch control. Instead of tediously scrolling through options, the 1-Touch system allows you to instantly change the speed of the treadmill between 0 – 12 MPH with the single touch of a button. You can decrease your speed when you need a rest, or increase it instantly for a challenging workout.

… incline control

The 1-Touch control technology is also used in order to change the incline with the single touch of a button instead of tediously scrolling through options as you would with traditional incline controls. The incline can be adjusted between 0 deg. up to 12 deg.

… 7″ Flat Screen TV

The treadmill combines a 7″ flat screen TV with a multi-colored on-screen display (OSD). This feature enables you to both catch up on your favorite shows and monitor your workout performance from the same display screen.

With the TV on, you can either choose to view your multi-colored workout displays or to turn them off. When the TV is not on, however, the screen will display all of your workout displays, plus a multi-color intensity profile, that displays your workout’s intensity visually.

… iPOD connection

This model allows you to listen to your favorite music through the Intermix Acoustics sound system. Integrated into the treadmill’s console, this premium sound system combines high-end speaker and sub woofer components to give you the best in crystal-clear sound quality.

The sound system also incorporates a universal music port so that you can simply plug in your iPOD or MP3 Player to enjoy your favorite music during your workout.

folding design

If you are concerned that you haven’t enough room to store a treadmill this model addresses this problem with it’s space saving, folding design. This facility allows you to fold the treadmill into an upright position after your workout where it will then occupy a lot smaller floor area.

The folding system also incorporates a shock mechanism which makes the treadmill easier to both fold and unfold. When folded the treadmill is held in it’s upright position by a self-locking latch.


Epic View 550 folded

… warranty details

The Epic View 550 folding treadmill is backed with a lifetime frame warranty, 12 yrs motor warranty plus 1 yr on parts and labor.


Commercial Motor

ComfortStride Cushioning

28 Personal Trainer Workouts

7″ Flat Screen TV

Multi Colored OSD

1 -Touch Incline

1 -Touch Speed

Power Pulse Heart Rate Monitor

Intermix Acoustics Sound System

iPOD / MP3 Music Port

CoolAire Workout Fan

Folding Design

Easy Lift Shock


Motor: 3.0 CHP

Speed: 0 – 12 MPH

Incline: 0 – 12 %

Belt size: 20″ x 60″

Rollers: 2.5″

Folding: YES

User weight: 350 lbs

Warranty:Lifetime (frame) 12 yrs(motor) 1 year (parts and labor)


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