Epic XTr Treadmill Review

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Epic XTr treadmill

This is the entry model in Epic’s treadmill range. This treadmill is a space saver treadmill which means that it can be folded up to take up less storage space. The Epic XTr

has a spacious 20″ x 60″ tread belt and is powered by a 3.0 HP Commercial Pro motor.

This treadmill uses the new iFIT technology which enables the treadmill to be connected to the internet to add interest and functionality to your workout. It allows you to manage your profile online and even work out with Jillian Michaels. This feature requires a wireless internet connection, and the addition of the iFIT module which is sold separately.

There are a total of 34 Workout Programs that automatically adjust the incline and speed of your treadmill. These are split into two functional groups comprising 28 Performance workouts which have been designed by a certified personal trainer and 6 Memory workouts.

The console incorporates a Graphical Backlit Display. This display tracks your speed, time, incline, distance, pulse, carbs burned and calories burned. The control console also features a compatible Music port for use with an iPOD or any other MP3 player.

The product comes with a lifetime warranty cover on the motor and frame, and 1 year of parts and labor.

Here are the main features of this treadmill:

… drive motor

The treadmill is powered by a 3.0 CHP Commercial Pro 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.

… iFIT technology

This model is iFIT capable. In essence this is a wireless connection between the Internet and the treadmill. The iFIT feature allows you to experience trails all over the globe just as if you were running outside.

iFIT enables you to customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, manage your profile online and work out with Jillian Michaels. You can even add the thrill of competition to your workout with 5k races against your Facebook friends.

Other features include a nutrition and activity tracker, motivating text messages and emails, and workout videos that are available for download. It should be noted that this feature requires an internet connection, the iFIT module that is available as an extra and membership to iFIT.

… tread belt

The treadmill 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.

… durable deck

Many mid-priced 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 made to stand the test of time

… heart rate monitor

The built-in CardioGrip heart rate monitor is one of the easiest, most-convenient methods to monitoring your heart rate. With the CardioGrip 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 promote 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 28 performance and 6 memory workouts to choose from.

The 28 Performance 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.

In addition to the Performance workouts there are 6 Memory Workouts. These enable you to customize your own workouts. You just pick a specific parameter such as a goal, speed, incline and time length and create your own personalized workout.

… speed control

This 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

This model also uses the 1-Touch control technology 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.

… backlit display

Featuring the very latest in visual technology this model utilizes a high-resolution, graphical, backlit display that presents your workout data in an easy to read format.

This display tracks all relevant workout data including your speed, time, incline, distance, pulse, carbs burned and calories burned.

… iPOD compatible

This treadmill allows you to listen to your favorite music while you workout with the built-in, Universal MP3 Dock. You simply plug your iPOD or MP3 Player, into the Interplay Music Port in order to enjoy your favorite music during your workout. With the iPOD resting on the console shelf, it’s within easy reach and leaves the controls right at your fingertips.

folding frame

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 space saver mechanism also incorporates an AirLight shock which makes folding and un-folding the treadmill easier. When folded the treadmill is held in it’s upright position by a self-locking latch.

… warranty details

This product is backed with a lifetime frame warranty a lifetime motor warranty plus 1 yr on parts and labor.


Commercial Pro Motor

iFIT Compatible

Adjustable Cushioning

28 Performance Workouts

6 Memory Workouts  

1 -Touch Incline

1 -Touch Speed

Dual Grip Heart Rate Monitor

Intermix Acoustics 3.0 EQ Sound

iPOD Compatible Music Port

Folding Design

Easy Lift Shock


Motor: 3.0 CHP

Speed: 0 – 12 MPH

Incline: 0 – 12 %

Belt size: 20″ x 60″

Folding: YES

User weight: 350 lbs

Warranty: Lifetime (motor)

              Lifetime (frame)

              1yr (parts and labor)


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