3 Of The Best Treadmill Brands To Consider
If you’re shopping for a treadmill, one of the things you’ll start with is the brand. Certain brands are better than others.
Also, going with a brand you trust gives you more peace of mind that your investment is a good one and you’ll be enjoying your treadmill for years to come.
When looking for the best treadmill brands, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one. So here are 3 different options with the strengths of each brand to help you make your own best buying decision:
Best Treadmill Brands 2014:
Nordictrack is the leader in terms of adding new treadmill toys, better cushioning and super-strong motors to their treadmills every year.
They were the first home brand to put a built-in touch-screen, web browser into their higher end treadmills.
Plus, they also came out with super-high incline treadmills like the X9i which helps you burn 5 times the calories of a regular treadmill.
Other unique touches they’ve added include decline options, desk treadmills, TV treadmills and iFit LIVE – which lets you map out new trails to run online while you watch the actual terrain pass you by in the console screen.
They also add some of the best warranties in the business to their treadmills like lifetime motor warranties and up to 2 years on service (most brands only give you 6 months to 1 year on service).
Plus, they’ve somehow managed to keep their prices low, even though manufacturing costs are going up with inflation every year.
Sole hasn’t added a lot of upgrades to their treadmills – and they do fall down a bit in terms of workout toys. You don’t get a lot of flash with these treadmills.
But where they shine is in the areas of construction quality and cushioning.
These treadmills are super-solid and have cushioning that reduces impact on your joints by up to 40%.
They also have long decks and excellent warranties.
If you’re looking for a super-solid treadmill and don’t care about a lot of workout programs or flashy toys, this is a great brand to consider.
Precor is more of a commercial brand – and has the prices to reflect this, starting around $3000 and up. But you really can’t fault them in terms of construction quality or overall design.
They’ve been around for years and have built a reputation for strong, well-designed running treadmills that last for years.
Their cushioning system is excellent and they give you super-strong decks.
While the consoles don’t give you the graphics and options you get with Nordictrack, you do get some toys like preset workouts, wireless heart rate monitoring, iPod jacks and magazine racks.
So those are 3 of the best treadmill brands on the market right now. They all have their strengths and it really comes down to what you’re looking for in a treadmill. Take your time and do your research beforehand – and you’re much more likely to get good value for your money!