Are you just plain fed up? If you have spent any time researching online for a treadmill, every site you visit tells you that they have the best treadmills, buy from us…we are the best…blah, blah, blah!!
Everyone who is buying a treadmill want the best treadmills (or best value in your price range) the problem is without some guidelines and direction, unsuspecting treadmill researchers can get sucked along by these all promising websites and then before they know find they have just forked out $3000 for the “best treadmill “.
Prior to starting you online search ensure you know what you are looking for. If you don’t know what features the best treadmills have or look like how will you know when you find one.
Let’s have a review of 6 features that all the best treadmills have so that you can take control of the buying process.
- Quality Brand Name
A lot of the best treadmill brands have been around for years. This should be evidence enough that they are doing something right. Some of the better known brands include Precor, Proform, Smooth, Nordictrack, Life Fitness etc.
The problem with most of the well known brands is that you pay for their reputation. So when you yourself have deep pockets you may need to look elsewhere.
You can still get good products from the lesser known brands just make sure they have numerous the following features.
A strong indication of the grade of a treadmill is in the warranty. The longer the warranty the more confident you can be that it is going to last the distant and not need costly repairs every 6 months.
For a new treadmill look for labor and parts warranty of at least 1 year and a motor warranty of 1-2 years.
For commercial treadmills you should look for 2-3 years for labor, parts and motor.
3. Testimonials/Customer Satisfaction
Most online suppliers have testimonials of their products if not email them and ask if they have any. Not surprisingly the best treadmills also have the best testimonials. You can learn a lot from what past users of the equipment think so don’t take this point lightly, it is one of the greatest ways to compare different models or different brands
4. Quality Features
If you are paying good money for a treadmill you want it to have some bells and whistles!! A lot of the best treadmills will have the standard features including pre set workouts, heart rate control, large incline range, high weight capacity plus a whole host of other helpful features like a reading rack, customized workouts, CD player, digital personal trainer to name a few.
The key is to get a list of two or three other quality treadmills that satisfy the other points in this list and then compare them for special features. There is no point buying a treadmill with an in built CD if the treadmill is always broken.