Tips for Buying a Treadmill: What to Keep in Mind! (Video)
When shopping for a treadmill, it's important to consider several features to ensure you get the best value for your money. In this video, Jake from Bandit Fitness Equipment discusses what to keep in mind when buying a treadmill.
The first feature to consider is horsepower. It's recommended to look for at least 2.5 horsepower, which will provide enough power to handle a higher weight capacity and ensure more longevity out of the motor.
The size of the rollers is also important. Bigger rollers provide less friction, so they last longer, while smaller rollers create more wear and tear on the belt and require more maintenance.
Speed range and incline perspective are two other features to consider. 10 miles per hour is standard, but it's possible to find treadmills that go up to 12 miles per hour. Incline is usually around 10 to 15 degrees, but you can find treadmills that go higher.
Another feature to consider is whether the treadmill is foldable. While this can be useful for space efficiency, folding treadmills may not be as sturdy as non-folding treadmills.
As you move up from entry-level to higher-end models, you'll find small extras such as quick keys for speed and incline adjustments, heart rate profiles, and bigger screens.
Overall, the quality of the machine should increase as you increase in price and model. Keep these tips in mind when shopping for a treadmill to ensure you get the most out of your purchase. And when you're ready to try some out and get a hands-on perspective, don't forget to swing by our Showroom in Clearwater, FL!