Buying a good treadmill doesn’t come cheap and therefore, it is very important that you know how to select a good treadmill for your home. the reason is simple, you don’t want to end up with one that helps you to collect dust or even breaks down every time you start using it. So, before you commit to buying one, here are some important points and tips to look out for when choosing a treadmill.
This is as simple as it gets. You get what you paid for. There are basically 3 price range that you can generally classified your home treadmills into. The lower range (between $100 – $500), the middle ($501 – $1500), and of course, the higher end treadmills (more than $1500).
When deciding between which are the better treadmills for your home and personal needs, you will need to compare apples to apples. Thus, comparing a lower range against another lower range treadmills (based on their features) will give you an instant answer which treadmills are better. So, set your budget first before looking at the different models… it’ll save you a lot of headache!
Horse Power –
The treadmill’s horse power usually determines how heavy your workouts can go. That is to say, if you are a competition runner and your treadmill’s motor ranges only about 1.25 – 1.5hp, you will not be able to experience the smoothness of the workout and the machine’s motor may even break down faster than you think.
The higher the horse power, the greater the intensity is allowed for a workout. Thus, if you are a runner, it is always recommended that you pick a treadmill with at least 2.0 horse power. Another tip when selecting a treadmill is that since horse power is associated with the motor, it is always recommended that you look out for the word that says “continuous duty motor”, for this will help give you a smoother and quieter workout.
Never neglect warranties. It is always important to check out the warranty that is being covered… especially on the treadmill’s motor. Since the motor is the mechanics that keeps your treadmill working, you would want to find a one that offers a warranty of between 2 – 5 years on the motor. In addition, extended warranties also shows that the manufacturers are actually pretty confident with the quality of their motor, thus, giving you extra assurance that your treadmill will not give up on you when you workout.