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Best Treadmill Reviews Picks By Our Experts - Ratings of Home Treadmills 2017

Treadmills are among the most popular types of cardio fitness equipment for both gym and home use. Treadmills aren't glamorous — they're just motorized belts that get you from point A to well, point A, even though you're doing a ton of work. 


An exercise physiologist, an athletic trainer, and a chiropractor confirmed that the best treadmills feel more like the road than a hamster wheel, are built for both walkers and runners, and aren't manual. We narrowed the list down, then started running.


Treadmills for the Home?


The best part of a treadmill at home is you’re at home! You can put your favorite TV show on and before you know it, you’ve knocked out 30 minutes or an hour of solid cardio work. They are some of the most straightforward pieces of fitness equipment out there — just rubber belts that move. They’re also some of the most decked-out. 

They let you check your email, run along the French Riviera, stream music from your computer, plan a marathon, and turn a celebrity trainer into your personal running coach. It’s all right there waiting for you at home. There’s no need to get motivated to get out of the house. Read on and we’ll help you find the best treadmill for the home that fits your needs.

Best Treadmills by Price


The treadmill market includes brands and models that satisfy almost every feature and price level. So lucky for you, when shopping for a treadmill for the home, you’re guaranteed to find the ideal model to fit your needs. To help you zero in on the best treadmill for you, we’ve broken down our top choices for the best treadmills by price below:

PRICE RANGE: Under $200


PRICE RANGE: $200-$600


PRICE RANGE: $600-$1,000





PRICE RANGE: Over $1,000-$2,000



Our Top Treadmill Picks:

To go a step further, here are the cream of the crop treadmills.  

Best Treadmill of 2017 -  Horizon T9




The Horizon T9 uses Virtual Active technology to transform workouts into sightseeing tours. Once you’ve selected your destination, the 10-inch LCD touchscreen plays forward-motion HD video of the route. The rest of the console is uncluttered, and the picture was crisp and clear. When we turned on the in-console fan, it was pretty easy to pretend we were running on a beach in Mexico.

Horizon’s proprietary ViaFit connectivity can share your workout data with your smartphone and other fitness apps, like iFit, and helps you track your fitness goals and workout metrics on the ViaFit website.

Unfortunately, the T9 was louder than our top pick, and at its faster speeds, we had a hard time hearing queues coming from the high-tech console. Though it matched the max speed and incline of the Sole, it had a much smaller 60 x 20-inch running deck — that’s more than a foot narrower. A louder motor, smaller deck, and a higher price tag? See you next time, Mexico!

LifeSpan TR 1200i Treadmill


The LifeSpan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill is a great overall treadmill with a ton of excellent features.  Starting with the design, it has a 2.5 CHP motor that will allow running speeds up to 11 mph. The 20”x56” will accommodate most runners, the 2.5” front rollers and 2” rear rollers will provide smooth and quiet performance and the 2-ply belt will ensure years of use. This treadmill also provides up to 15% incline so that you can adjust your workout intensity.

LifeSpan also packs the TR1200i Folding Treadmill with some great convenience features. First their patented Intelli-Step feature counts steps by sensing each time your foot lands on the treadmill belt. This step count is then displayed on the console. Using this same technology, LifeSpan also provides the Intelli-Guard safety feature will automatically pauses your workout if you step off of the belt. Finally, LifeSpan has equipped the TR1200i Folding Treadmill with 17 programmed workouts and they also provide a full membership to the LifeSpan Club with the purchase. With these features you’ll have a ton of exercise options and the ability to track your improvements from one workout to the other.

Sole F63 Treadmill


The F63 treadmill has been reviewed as "Simply the best quality treadmill in its price range" by numerous consumer resources and magazines. "At the sale price of $999, the F63 is an unbelievable value."  SOLE has earned the reputation of building quality treadmills using the best components, the F63 holds true to this even at a lower price. The strong, 3.0 Cont. Duty HP motor delivers challenging speeds up to 12 mph and inclines up to 15 levels. And when not in use, the treadmill deck safely locks into place, 100% secured.

Run up to six preset programs including, cardio training and fat burning specific programs. Other safety features include a large stop switch, starts from only 1.0 mph and low-profile running hood. A great value. Additional features include cooling fans and speed and incline controls on the arm rests.

The treadmill console is user friendly with a vibrant blue display. The information that is displayed at all times include Speed, Incline, Time, Distance Traveled, Calories, Pulse and Pace. There is also a 1/4 mile track feature and a Peak and Valley graph for different programs. The console also has built in speakers which allow you to hook up any MP3 player (iPod, etc.) for easy listening.

*New for this year, the F63 also now includes blue tooth capability.  Allowing users the freedom to transfer workout data from their fitness equipment to their smart device.  Users can track their fitness info on the Sole app, or have their data be transferred to other compatible fitness apps.

Final Word on Finding the Best Treadmill for You


So here’s the final word(s) on buying a home treadmill…no more excuses. When you hear people talk about running, you no longer need to respond, “I just can’t get into running,” or “I’ve tried and I just can’t run.”  With a home treadmill, there’s no need to make excuses because of any insecurities you may have about running at the gym or in public. No more excuses for not getting to the gym for a workout. With your own home treadmill exercising in a highly effective and low-impact way is absolutely within close reach.

There are a ton of choices in treadmills at almost every price point. Treadmills come with a ton of options these days; incline, decline, heart rate monitoring, cooling fans, MP3 compatibility, mobile device connection, programmed exercise programs and connectivity to the outside world. Take a close look at them all and keep your goals in mind. The best treadmill is out there for you.  We hope this guide has helped you get a better picture of what’s out there and what a great treadmill can do for you.
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About Le Minh Hieu

Le Minh Hieu is a national-level weightlifter and a Singapore Weightlifting sports performance coach. Hieu's biggest passion is helping everyone find confidence, happiness, and health through fitness.