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How do you pick the right treadmill for you?

How much do I need to spend?

You’ll need to spend upwards of £1,000 for something that comes close to the quality of a treadmill found at a gym, but there are some wonderful home-use options available between £500 and £1,000, and walkers and beginner runners can find a machine that suffices in the £200 to £500 range.

However, we wouldn’t be tempted to buy less than £200 because it usually means a very limited feature set that even beginners will rapidly tire of, as well as poor build quality.

Check the measurements of any treadmill you’re thinking about buying.
When utilising the treadmill, you’ll need at least a single bed’s worth of space, as well as some clearance at the back to step on and off.

Consider what else you’ll need in the room with your treadmill, such as a television to watch while you run.

Although many treadmills fold up when not in use, there is no such thing as a completely small treadmill.

In all honesty, it’s far better to set up a large enough place for a treadmill and keep it clean so you don’t have to waste valuable running time setting it up every time you want to use it.

Do I need a treadmill that can reach a certain speed?

The top speed available on most residential and commercial treadmills is a significant variation.

Treadmills in gyms can reach speeds of 19-22.5 km/h (12-14 mph), whereas home machines are more likely to reach speeds of 12-16 km/h (8-10 mph) or even lower.
If you don’t want to be frustrated, make sure the treadmill you’re choosing is capable of keeping up with you.

Investing on a treadmill with adjustable incline settings is also a good idea.
It’s recommended looking for treadmills with a maximum incline of roughly 10-15%, as this will allow you to increase the challenge of your run without having to run as fast.
Last but not least, make sure the treadmill belt is long enough to support your running stride and that you are not over the manufacturer’s maximum weight ratings.
Any guarantees will be null and void in the event of an accident, and having a treadmill come apart midway through a run isn’t ideal in any case.

What other characteristics should I be on the lookout for?

One of the most essential features to look for is whether a treadmill includes a range of predefined programmes, such as hill and sprint sessions, that you can follow on the treadmill.
Treadmills have a wide range of different-sized screens, ranging from simple monochrome displays to detailed colour LCD TV screens that connect to the internet for the greatest in-run entertainment.
Contact heart rate monitors and connectivity to smartphones or fitness devices for both tracking and uploading your exercises are also important features to look for.

What should I look for when it comes to construction quality?

A treadmill should have a two-year warranty at the very least.
Following that, it’s worthwhile to learn more about individual components, particularly the motor.
The motor’s horsepower is vital; runners should aim for a minimum of 2.5HP (continuous, not peak) to ensure that their workout lasts the entire time, while walkers can get away with 1.5 or 2.0HP.
Check the running belt’s thickness as well.
Running on thicker, padded belts is more durable and comfortable.

I’m not sure how much I’ll utilise it.

When it comes to workout equipment, it’s a difficult question to answer, but one that must be answered.
The more a treadmill is used, the better the engine and the more durable the construction, which means paying more money.
Treadmills developed for use in gyms are built to survive people hammering on them all day for many years, whereas consumer treadmills may suffer with a particularly enthusiastic runner.
It’s worth investing a bit more to acquire a tougher treadmill if you’re a heavy user or if more than one person will be using it.

Bestseller No. 1
Mobvoi Home Treadmill Foldable, Electric 2.25HP, Built-in Bluetooth Speaker, Remote Control, Walking and Running Machine for Home Fitness Exercise Indoor (Black)
  • Walking and Running Mode: Two exercise modes and adjustable speed of up to 12km/h to meet your preference
  • Remote and Touch Control: You can turn on/off the machine or adjust the speed by using the remote control or touch control panel
  • Foldable Design for Easy Storage: Save space by storing the machine under the bed or sofa
  • Built-In Bluetooth Speaker: Make the workout more enjoyable by playing your favorite musics while exercising through the integrated bluetooth speaker
  • Powerful 2.25HP Quiet Motor: The powerful 2.25HP quiet motor gives you a quiet environment while saving energy. It efficiently reduces shock and is totally installation-free.
Bestseller No. 2
Reebok ZR8 Treadmill
  • Powered by a 2.0HP motor, the ZR8 has a maximum speed of 16kph (10mph), which makes it ideal for both short, high-intensity sprints and long endurance runs. The intensity of the run can be further tailored by the 12 levels of electronic incline. The unique ZigTech cushioning system will take care of dispersing the impact energy across the length of the running deck, helping to protect your joints.
  • To ensure you are kept motivated and challenged, the treadmill console can deliver up to 24 varied fitness programs designed by our master trainers to take you from a gentle jog to a mountainous hill climb, depending on how far you want to take it. To help you reach your fitness goal you can plug your mobile phone into the integrated speakers and blast out your favourite motivational tracks.
  • The console will help you keep track of how you are progressing by providing detailed feedback on your calories burned, duration of the run, distance travelled, current speed, elevation and heart rate – using the integrated hand pulse sensor built into the hand rests.
  • Even though the ZR8 is a relatively compact treadmill, it’s running area of 126 x 41cm is more than spacious enough for runners over 6’3”. The running deck has been rigorously tested to provide a maximum user weight of 120kg. To make the treadmill even more space conscious, the soft drop folding technology allows you to fold the running deck up when not in use.
  • The ZR8 comes with a peace of mind Reebok 10-year motor, lifetime frame, and 2-year parts and labour warranty as standard. The treadmill comes with easy to follow assembly instructions and a dedicated Reebok UK freephone helpline and online chat, should you require any assistance.
SaleBestseller No. 3
CITYSPORTS Treadmill 440W Motor, Electric Walking Machine Bluetooth Built-in Speakers, Adjustable Speed, LCD Screen & Calorie Counter, Ultra Thin and Silent, Intended for Home/Office
  • 【Multi-Speed + LCD screen】: With speeds ranging from 1 - 6 km / h, the treadmill allows you to adjust the speed by remote control according to your physical condition and your exercise needs. You could easily read some important data like speed, calories expended, number of steps taken, time and distance traveled.
  • 【Bluetooth Integrated Speakers】: Increase the intensity and boost your motivation with your favorite music! Our integrated Bluetooth speakers connect to any Bluetooth device in seconds. Thanks to the Bluetooth function, you can relax well during your workouts to lose weight.
  • 【Max Security】 :The child lock function can prevent children from malfunctioning. The child lock will be activated automatically after start-up. It can only be unlocked by the remote control by long pressing the speed button -.
  • 【Lubrication sign】: The walking machine has been pre-lubricated before leaving the factory. For product life and performance, lubricating oil should be added according to the machine prompt. Each time the cumulative mileage of the walking machine reaches 100 km, the display screen displays a refueling display in red.
  • 【Portable + Slim + Silent】: The CITYSPORTS ultra-thin Walking machine is easy to store and saves space in your home thanks to the transport wheels. This treadmill is perfect for the office and home. The motor and the silent belt allow you to exercise without disturbing your colleagues or family.
Bestseller No. 4
NordicTrack T Series Treadmills
  • Bring Home Interactive Personal Training powered by iFIT, 30-Day iFIT membership included; Access live, studio, and global workouts
  • 5-Inch Bluetooth Smart Enabled Backlit Display giving access to on-demand iFIT workouts directly to your equipment and provides easy stats tracking; 20 Preset Workout Apps; 2.6 CHP SMART-Response motor for effective running and cardio training
  • 0-16 kph Digital QuickSpeed control; 0 to 10 % Digital Quick Incline Control; Your iFIT trainer auto-adjusts your speed and incline to meet trainer requirements and match real-world terrain
  • Innovative SpaceSaver design with EasyLift Assist means your treadmill can fold up after your run for compact, simple storage; 51 x 140 cm tread belt for leg and elbow space; FlexSelect Cushioning Deck
  • 137 kg user capacity; Warranty - Lifetime Frame Warranty, 10-year Motor Warranty, 2-Year Parts & Labour upon warranty registration within 28 days of purchase
Bestseller No. 5
Reebok Jet 100 Series Bluetooth Treadmill - White
  • Note: Customer support number 08004402459. Powered by a 2.0 HP motor, the Jet 100 treadmill has a maximum speed of 16 kph (10 mph); the intensity of the run can be further enhanced by the 12 levels of electronic incline
  • The distinct air motion cushioning system built into the running deck reduces the impact of your foot strike across multiple air-filled pockets for a more comfortable running experience
  • To ensure you are motivated and challenged, the treadmill console can deliver up to 24 varied fitness programs designed by Reebok master trainers to take you from a gentle jog to a mountainous hill climb
  • To help you reach your fitness goal you can plug your mobile phone into the integrated speakers and blast out your favourite motivational tracks; switch on the cooling fan for a relaxing breeze
  • Download and sync the Reebok Fitness app with your treadmill to track progress, set real-world running routes and watch as the treadmill responds to the conditions of your chosen route
Bestseller No. 6
OVICX Q2S Treadmills for Home Folding Portable Treadmill Compact Walking Running Machine Workout Electric Treadmill with LED Display Device Holder Home Gym Treadmill for Small Spaces
  • 【Super-Wide Running Surface】 The Q2S+’s nearly 43cm super-wide running platform means you’ve got room to stretch your legs and let your feet fly. At the same time, this foldable treadmill takes just 0.11m² when stored standing up.
  • 【Smarter Speed Control】Smarter speed control means you can seamlessly switch from full speed to a 4 km/h walk, and back again with a single tap of the interval icon on the 27*6cm LED display.
  • 【Silkworm Shocks】Patented Silkworm Shock Absorbers decrease impact on your ankles, knees, hips, and lower back while minimizing noise so no one nearby knows how hard you go!
  • 【Folds Flat Fast】 With a simple touch on either side of the portable treadmill and a flick underneath each arm, the Q2S+ folding treadmill folds flat in under 20 seconds, is easy to move around, and can stored standing up or lying down.
  • 【Two Ways to Get Your Data】Check your data on the Q2S+’s LED display or connect via Bluetooth to link with the FitShow app to view your data in real time and compare with friends online.
SaleBestseller No. 7
ONETWOFIT Folding Electric Treadmill, 2.0HP Motor, Automatically add lubricating oil, Soft drop system, Running Surface 122x40 cm, Ideal for Home/Office
  • 【2.0 HP Motor Treadmill】Electric treadmill has a maximum speed of 8km/h; the intensity of the run can be further enhanced by the 3 levels of manual incline
  • 【Professional Damping System】Running machine with damping system, external high-grade cushioning spring, built-in damping pad and high-elastic running board, reduces the impact of your foot strike across multiple air-filled pockets for a more comfortable running experience
  • 【Super-Wide Running Surface】Foldable treadmill with running surface 122 x 40 cm, the treadmill is more than spacious enough for runners of all shapes and sizes; the running deck has been rigorously tested to provide a maximum user weight of 120 kg
  • 【LCD Screen Displays Data】Motorised treadmill with LCD screen, displays time, speed, distance and calories - 12 running programs, first 3 programs can be customised
  • 【Home Treadmill】Intelligently judge the amount of treadmill oil, remind you to refuel regularly, simple operation, automatic lubricating oil, soft drip system, ensure treadmill performance, suitable for home gym exercises
SaleBestseller No. 8
BTM Electric Treadmill Folding Motorized Running Machine│MP3 & Dual Speakers
  • 【Powerful 1.5 HP Motor】A smooth and quiet 1.5HP treadmill motor supports speeds ranging from 0.8 – 12 KM/H (0.5 – 7.5 MPH), with minimal noise and maximum power, ideal for home workouts without disturbing your family or neighbors.12 preset programs will help you meet a variety of fitness goals. You will enjoy jogging, walking, running & cardio workout at home.
  • 【Convinient Quick Buttons & Secure Workout】Use the console and handrail controls to instantly start or stop the running machine and make swift adjustments to speed while you’re working out. Built-in safety key ensures instant shut off in emergencies.
  • 【Higher Speed and 3-level Adjustable Incline】With a smooth and quiet 1.5HP treadmill motor, it supports speeds ranging from 1.0 – 16 KM/H (0.6 – 10 MPH). What’s more, this treadmill has 3-level manual adjustable incline, you can choose the suitable incline to increase the intensity of training.
  • [ Digital LCD Display]The LCD display can track speed, distance, time, heart rate and calories burned, so that you can monitor the effectiveness of your workout in real time. You can put your smart devices on the integrated holder to enjoy a video or talking to your friends when running on the treadmill.
  • 【Quality Assurance】BTM fitness treadmill is built with high quality materials designed to last for years to come. It comes in a flat package with clear instructions provided. You can set up it effortlessly in just 2 minutes. We offer a 12-months guarantee. Product size: L128.5*W60*H114.5cm; Folding size: H125*L67.5*W60cm; Product weight: 32kg.
SaleBestseller No. 9
2 in 1 Folding Treadmill,Googo 2.25HP Electric Under Desk Treadmill Walking Machine With Widened Shock Absorption Running Belt,LED Display&Remote Control&Ipad Holder,Non-Assembly&Space Saving
  • 2-in-1 Treadmill: Our folding treadmill can change from a running treadmill to an under desk design, support up to 100Kg, meets your different exercise needs. When the upright is folded, it can be used as a jogging machine at a speed of 1-6km/h, you can use the treadmill with a standing desk. When the upright is raised, the running speed is 1-12km/h and you can reach your fitness goals. Built-in the console on the center riser, easy to set the speed, time and 2 modes(automatic/countdown).
  • 12 Preset Programs & Remote Control & Safe: The under desk treadmill has 12 preset programs to keep your workouts varied so you can focus on your work and let your machine and body do the rest. Comes with a watch-style remote control, you can also use the remote to control the speed, distance, time and calories. An Emergency Stop Clip attach to waistbands and automatically stop the belt to prevent injuries and falls. Built-in 2 non-slip safety handles, help you keep balance while running.
  • Shock Absorption Running Belt & LED Display: The foldable treadmill features a 5-Layer shock absorbent running belt with spacious running area(101.6 x40.6cm). Helps protect your joints and muscles from post-workout soreness and stress. The non-slip texture belt lets you worry less about losing your footing. Built-in a LED display screen, you can track your time, speed, distance and calories burnt with a glance.
  • Powerful 2.25HP Quiet Motor & Phone Holder: This treadmill offers a speed range of 0-12KM/H with a smooth and quiet torque 2.25HP motor, it's quiet when operate, you can run early in the morning or late at night, and not disturb downstairs neighbors. It's perfect for running, jogging, and walking in your home or apartment. Prop up your smart device on the holder to watch movie, workout videos or play your favorite music while you run.
  • Easy to Move & Save Space: The protable treadmill weights only 26.5Kg and built-in 2 Transportation Wheels, it’s easy to move around anywhere in your home gym or space. It folds flat when not in use, you can easily tuck them under your bed, couch, in the closet or against a wall to save space. The treadmill comes completely installed right out of the box and hooked up the power cord, turn the "On/Off" switch underneath the treadmill, makes you do your daily walk, jog or run easily.
Bestseller No. 10
Branx Fitness 'NEW' Compact Foldable 'Energy Pro' Treadmill - 16.5km/h - 0-16 Level Auto Incline - 5hp Peak Motor - Bluetooth - 125kg Max User Weight Limit
  • 16.5Km/h Max Speed (10.2mph), 3 CHP Motor, 5hp Peak, 0-16 level Auto incline, 12 programs, 125kg Max User Weight.
  • - The Perfect Entry-Level Treadmill at the Perfect Price - ideal for users with a maximum height of 6ft - cushioned German made springs and cushioning system.
  • - Large & Clear 5" LCD interface displays Speed, Distance, Time, Calories, Pulse, Incline & features 12 Built In Programs, Bluetooth functionality with high quality speakers – in the box is a FREE Twister (limited offer).
  • - Extremely Important it is CE/ROHS/EN957 & ISO9001 Quality Control Certified & up to GS Standard. Now with 2 Years parts & labour, 5 years warranty on frame and motor.
  • - There may be an ADDITIONAL delivery surcharge on orders to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands or Islands including but not limited to Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Isle of Lewis, & Orkney.

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