Purchasing a home treadmill is a great investment. It provides you with more exercising options especially when you do not want to go outside, cannot visit the gym, or are out of time. Using running machines at a gym facility is one thing, buying one for home use is another matter altogether.
A modern treadmill will not come cheap, and given that this is not something you will buy after every few weeks, you need to take your time to choose the best. Before you head to a sports shop to buy a treadmill, consider these factors:
1. Your Budget
How much money are you willing to spend on the treadmill? You need to have a budget. Flexibility will also come in handy during the shopping exercise. In this industry, what you pay for is what you will take home.
Different price levels tend to attract different types of treadmills. Price tends to affect the features incorporated in the running machines.
A modern treadmill such as the JLL T350 Digital Folding Treadmill, 2019 New Generation Digital Control 4.5HP Motor, 20 Incline Levels, 0.3km/h to 18km/h, 20 Programmes, Bluetooth & Speakers, 2-Year Parts&Labour, 5-Year Motor Cover comes with numerous features such as an LCD monitor, 3 pre-installed programs, high-powered speakers, and in-built foldable wheels.
2. Weight of the Users
When buying a treadmill, there is one rule of thumb that you should always keep in mind: make sure that the treadmill has a maximum user weight that is fifty pounds greater than the person to use it.
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3. How You Will Use the Treadmill
Ask yourself one question, do you plan to use it for walking, jogging, or running? The reason for this question is that an individual training for a marathon will need to use a different treadmill compared to a person who is a dedicated walker.
If your plan is to sprint or run on the treadmill, opt for a running machine that has a maximum speed of up to 12mph. Its belt should also be at least sixty inches long.
For you to run intervals, you will have to go for a treadmill that has an AC motor. A running machine equipped with an AC motor will easily react to speed changes as opposed to one using a DC motor.
If the only reason you are interested in the PrestigeSports XM-PROIII Treadmill 2019 Model Motorised Running Machine, Folding, 12KPH Speed, 3 Level Manual Incline, Speakers, Auto Lube, 12 Auto + 1 Manual Program, Pulse Sensors is to use it for walking purposes, then consider its lowest speed and the size of its belt.
4. Total Space that Is Available
The question here is where you will place the treadmill. Do you have space for the Branx Fitness Foldable ‘Elite Runner Pro’ Soft Drop System Treadmill – 6.5HP Motor 0-22 Level Auto Incline – ‘Dual Shock 10-Point Absorption System in your home gym or will you place it in the living room?
If your home has a large open area, then you will not need to worry about getting a folding treadmill or a space-saving treadmill. For homeowners with limited spaces, the best option may be to purchase a foldable treadmill.
When looking at different brands, pay attention to the length and overall width of that running machine. If possible, take out your tape measure and take measurements. You have to be sure that you can be able to accommodate it.
5. Data Tracking
Modern treadmills today provide users with a software or application integration for running machines using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Some manufacturers will provide you with the software free of charge while others expect their users to pay a subscription fee (up to €100 for one year).
Before buying the JLL S300 Digital Folding Treadmill, 2019 New Generation Digital Control 4.5HP Motor, 20 Incline Levels, 0.3km/h – 16km/h, 15 Professional Programs, USB & Speakers, 2-Year Parts & Labour, 5-Year Motor Cover, take some time to conduct research.
Also, go through the fine print to understand everything there is to know about that treadmill. If data tracking is important to you, then spend some extra time learning how it works and what is expected of you.
6. Manufacturer’s Warranty
Manufacturer’s warranties have become better on paper with each passing year. Many of them have solid labor warranties, strong parts warranties, and lifetime motor and frame warranties.
Even though coverage, in terms of the number of years is important, the most important factor is to confirm that the manufacturer actually honors the warranties. In many cases, the manufacturer’s will hide certain terms and conditions inside the buyer’s manual.
The manufacturer is the major beneficiary in such cases. Reason being that you can only read the terms and conditions after buying the PrestigeSports XM-PROII Elite Treadmill with Bluetooth – 2019 Model, Motorized Running Machine, 10KPH, 3 Level Manual Incline, 12 Programs treadmill.
As a savvy customer, you should go online and try to locate the owner’s manual. This should be part of your research process. Only proceed to make a purchase after confirming that the terms of the warranty are satisfactory.
When you assemble the treadmill in your house, you will get lots of opportunities to check out all the programs installed in it. Try to develop varying routines as working out a treadmill can easily get boring. Explore all the options available, and be sure to use it as often as possible.