Finding the perfect treadmill can be a real challenge. Most people think that finding a treadmill is an easy task, but this is not the case. The following are the main factors to consider when purchasing a treadmill.
We keep seeing consumers buying cheaper treadmills thinking they will be able to sprint on them. Maybe you've fallen into a trap. You should determine what your needs are and go from there. Remember, treadmills are for walking, jogging and light use, not for going to train for an upcoming marathon.
Now that you know the need/purpose of the treadmill, the next step is to set a budget. What do we mean by that? If you overspend, then you will create more stress and that stress will negatively affect your health. If you don't buy the treadmill that will help you achieve your goals, then you won't use it.
This is the third question you need to ask yourself. If you have a dedicated area and can get the treadmill platform down 100% of the time, then we recommend that you look at the non-folding option. However, if you need to be able to fit the treadmill in a tight space, then the folding option is your best choice.
Look for a treadmill with a large deck area (at least 55 inches long and 20 inches wide). The ideal size is 60 inches x 22 inches.
The more powerful the motor, the longer the treadmill will last and the better it will perform at high speeds.
You need to buy a treadmill that will last a long time and look for a treadmill with good weight-bearing capacity. You also need a treadmill that doesn't require you to replace parts and is backed by a good warranty. We recommend buying your treadmill online so you can buy directly from the manufacturer, so if you have warranty issues, you don't have to go through your local sporting goods store's customer service.
A treadmill is an investment, and you want to make sure you use that investment regularly. Technology such as Bluetooth/WiFi connectivity, a large touch screen, USB ports, heart rate monitoring, enhanced running programs and other features can enhance your workouts and motivate you to train harder.