Top Treadmills by Consumer Reviewers

Treadmills are a good solution in times when you don't want to hit the gym or when you can't run outside because the weather isn't good. If you want a treadmill that is easy to fold and store or one that has a lot of advanced features and built-in programs, checking the listings at IntelliReview is a great place to begin your search. We formulate our list of the top treadmills by looking at various websites and compiling only the best of the best. Unlike other review websites, we pay attention to both positive and negative reviews. We call this rating consumer passion. In addition, we also provide valuable information regarding each model. When you look below, you are going to find treadmills that are easy to fold up and store as well as larger ones meant for a dedicated workout space. Whatever you need, IntelliReview ensures that you are only dealing with top notch products. Our proprietary system is unlike anything you have seen before. It allows us to create intelligent lists of the most popular items in many different product categories, including exercise equipment and treadmills. If you are ready for a treadmill that is durable and at the same time, easy to set up, browse our product listing below.

Ranking Updated: March 2014
TIPS
  1. Treadmills may either be automatic (motor-driven) or manual. Motor driven treadmills can drive the belt faster and at higher inclines for a more challenging workout than a manual can, but noise can also be a factor with them.
  2. Consider treadmills with belt sizes 20 inches and above in width and 55-58 inches in length for all-purpose use.
  3. Impact absorption is also a key consideration, since too little will have you ending up with very sore legs and knees. Some models have elastometers while others have springs inside the chassis.
  4. Pre-programmed routines in your treadmill will help you maximize your workout.
  • Smooth Fitness 5.65 Treadmill

    Smooth Fitness 5.65 Treadmill

    220 Reviews

    Consumer Passion : Most passionate
    Popularity : Most popular
     Price: $899.00  See It

    Pros: Quiet, Well-built, Easy to assemble, Superb warranty, Audio-in jack
    Cons: Expensive, Large footprint

    Review: Staying in shape is not easy and rainy days don't make it any easier. With the Smooth Fitness 5.65 Treadmill, you can achieve your goals without ever having to worry about the weather again. The SmoothDrive 2.75HP Motor makes the unit ultra-quiet and powerful while the SmoothSound Audio System makes working out extra fun by allowing you to connect and play music from your iPod or other MP3 players. There are 12 speed and incline programs, 1 body fat program and a manual program that lets you walk or run at your own speed. You can easily change the speed and incline by pressing the buttons located on the handrails. The Im-pression Shock Absorption Cushioning System minimizes stress on the back and joints during long hours of exercise. This treadmill is expensive and it has a large footprint. Its running surface measures a total of 20" x 55" and the machine has an overall dimensions of 73" L x 31" W. While it is not as compact as advertised, it folds up nicely and the SmoothDrop Folding Frame enables it to fit in your desired space. It even has transport wheels for moving it to other rooms or other parts of the house. A 3-Window LED w/ LCD Dot Matrix display is integrated into the unit for intuitive operation and for easily viewing important information like heart rate, calories, time and distance. It also has a Water Bottle Holder for added convenience as well as a Reading Rack or Media Shelf for keeping your cellphone, magazines and newspaper within reach. Finally, the warranty of the Smooth Fitness 5.65 Treadmill is superb. The frame and motor are backed by a lifetime warranty while the other parts are covered with a 4-year warranty.

  • Apple LifeSpan Fitness TR1200-DT Desktop Treadmill Silver 20 x 56

    Apple LifeSpan Fitness TR1200-DT Desktop Treadmill Silver 20 x 56

    104 Reviews

    Consumer Passion : Most passionate
    Popularity : Very popular
     Price: $1499.99  See It
  • ProForm Power 995 Black/Silver 20 x 60

    ProForm Power 995 Black/Silver 20 x 60

    106 Reviews

    Consumer Passion : Most passionate
    Popularity : Most popular
     Price: $931.99  See It
     Price: $999.99  See It
  • ProForm Performance 1450 Treadmill

    ProForm Performance 1450 Treadmill

    40 Reviews

    Consumer Passion : Most passionate
    Popularity : Most popular
     Price: $2499.00  See It
  • ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill

    ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill

    38 Reviews

    Consumer Passion : Most passionate
    Popularity : Most popular
     Price: $1999.00  See It
  • Schwinn 840 Treadmill

    Schwinn 840 Treadmill

    38 Reviews

    Consumer Passion : Most passionate
    Popularity : Most popular
     Price: $1549.99  See It

    Pros: Soft running deck, Quiet operation, Two LCD screens on console, Requires little assembly
    Cons: May need two people to move it even with wheels

    Review: Jogging may be easy on fine, sunny days but it becomes near impossible to do during snowy, or worse, rainy days. Released in 2010, the Schwinn 840 is a mid-range treadmill that is perfect for the jogger who still wants to run even in the comfort of their home. The suspension running deck measures 20 X 55 inches, supports up to 300 pounds of user weight and is soft and cushioned to minimize painful impact damage to joints for a longer and more comfortable running session. Powered by a 2.5HP continuous duty motor, it is very quiet during operation thus, letting the user listen to music or watch TV without interference. It can run at a maximum speed of 10 MPH and incline up to 10 percent grade. 16 workout programs are preset on the machine, which can be accessed through two bright LCD displays on the console. It even has built-in grip and strap-on telemetric heart rate monitors. This treadmill emphasizes convenience with its fold-up storage design and rolling wheels for easy transport. It requires little assembly as it comes with most of the parts already bolted on. All the tools and manuals needed for the setup are also included with the purchase as well. A nice inclusion of a water bottle and a magazine holder rounds out the package. Lastly, the Schwinn 840 has a company-provided 10-year warranty on the motor, 5 years on the frame, 1 year on electronics and 6 and 3 months coverage on parts, wear parts and labor, respectively. Weighing a little over 250 pounds, the only drawback is that it may require two people to move it around the house.

  • ProForm PFTL99912 Power 995c Electronic 3.0CHP Foldup Treadmill

    ProForm PFTL99912 Power 995c Electronic 3.0CHP Foldup Treadmill

    37 Reviews

    Consumer Passion : Most passionate
    Popularity : Most popular
     Price: $949.00  See It
     Price: $999.00  See It
  • Sole F85 Treadmill

    Sole F85 Treadmill

    37 Reviews

    Consumer Passion : Most passionate
    Popularity : Most popular
     Price: $1799.99  See It
  • Wellness Exerpeutic Workfit Desk Station Treadmill with Heart Pulse Gray 40 x 20
  • ProForm 6.0 RT Treadmill

    ProForm 6.0 RT Treadmill

    22 Reviews

    Consumer Passion : Most passionate
    Popularity : Most popular
     Price: $549.99  See It
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