Fuel FT96 Treadmill Review

The Fuel FT96 treadmill - a budget, folding, domestic treadmill examined by Treadmill Adviser.

This has a similar overall specifications to it’s sister model the FT 94. A larger motor (2.5 HP Continuous Duty) and a longer (58″) running surface grace the Fuel FT96.

This model also adds the benefit of heart rate control using wireless telemetry via an inbuilt receiver and a chest strap which is supplied.

The console has built in speakers and a system that allows for the connection of an MP3 player so that you can enjoy your favorite music during your workout and twin workout fans to keep you cool.

This treadmill has 5 built-in workout programs enabling you to focus on aerobic, weight loss or performance goals. There are also 2 user defined workouts that can be customized by the user and 2 heart rate control programs.

The product is underwritten by a lifetime warranty on both the frame and motor together with a 1 yrs parts and 1 yrs labor warranty.

Here are features of this model:

… drive motor

The treadmill utilizes a powerful High output 2.5 HP continuous duty motor which powers the tread belt at speeds from 0.8 up to 10 mph for running or walking.

… one touch control

This model comes equipped with 10 “one touch” buttons that control both the speed and incline of this treadmill. This feature allows to jump to any speed with one touch at any time during your workout. You can decrease your speed immediately when you need a rest, or increase it instantly for a challenging workout.

… incline adjustment

This treadmill has a powered incline that has 12 different levels of adjustment from 0 through to 12. A series of “one touch” control buttons allows you to electronically change the degree of slope up or down throughout your workout from the control panel. You can simulate running uphill and add variety to your exercise session.

… back lit display

The console houses a vibrant blue back lit display screen that is larger than the display found on the FT94. It is easy to read and gives you an accurate representation of all your workout data.

… heart rate monitor

The equipment is equipped with a Dual-Grip Heart Rate Monitor. The built-in precision sensors allow you to quickly and accurately monitor your heart rate. Just grip the built-in sensors to quickly and accurately monitor your heart rate. This allows you to stay within your optimum training zone and help you to burn more fat.

… heart rate control

The treadmill comes equipped with “wireless heart rate control”. When using one of the HRC (heart rate control) programs the treadmill’s computer will monitor your hear rate via the wireless chest strap transmitter (supplied).

It will then alter the incline settings automatically so that your heart rate is always in the correct “target zone” and you are achieving the maximum cardio vascular benefits from your workout.

… user weight limit

When choosing a treadmill you should always ensure that the manufacturers quoted maximum weight limit is not exceeded by any intended user. The user weight limit of this treadmill is 325 lbs – any intended user should not exceed this weight limit.

… shock absorption

Walking and running are the most natural and enjoyable forms of exercising that you can engage in but the continual pounding can take a toll on your joints. Running on some treadmills can feel like running on concrete.

The running deck on this treadmill is well cushioned so as to absorb shock and maintain a high level of comfort when running.

... workout cooling fans

This model comes equipped with twin workout cooling fans. These console mounted fans can be switched on or off in order to deliver a refreshing cooling breeze when required.

… mp3 connection

The treadmill features console mounted speakers with an an associated input for your MP3 player. Simply plug in, press play and listen to your favorite music during your workout session.

folding design

This is a “space saver” or folding treadmill. This means that when you have finished your workout the running deck can be raised into an upright position so that he treadmill then occupies a much smaller floor area. The folding mechanism is fitted with “shock assist” to make lifting the running deck relatively easy.

… warranty details

The treadmill is underwritten by a lifetime warranty on both the frame and motor together with a 1 yrs parts warranty. Additionally there is a 1 yr labor warranty.


  • High Output Continuous Duty Motor
  • 5 Pre-set Workout Programs
  • 2 User Defined Workout Programs
  • 2 Heart Rate Control Workout Programs
  • Wireless Heart Rate Control (includes chest strap)
  • Power (Motorized) Incline
  • Deck Shock Absorption
  • “One Touch” Speed Adjustment
  • “One Touch” Incline Adjustment
  • Vibrant Blue Display Screen
  • Hand Grip Pulse Monitors
  • Built in Speakers
  • MP3 Plugin Capability
  • Space Saver (Folding)
  • Shock Assisted Folding Mechanism
  • Workout Cooling Fans
  • Magazine / Book Ledge
  • Water Bottle Holders


  • Motor: 2.25 HP Continuous Duty
  • Speed: .8 to 12 MPH
  • Incline : 1 to 12
  • User Weight: 325 lbs
  • Tread belt: 58″ x 20″
  • Folding: YES
  • Size: 33″ W X 78″ L
  • Warranty: Frame and Motor (Lifetime) All other parts (3yrs)
  • In Home Service (1 year)

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