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Merit Fitness 715T Plus Treadmill

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List Price: $449.00
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  • Home treadmill with top-quality 2.5 THP (1.5 CHP) drive motor
  • Intuitive console controls with adjustable speed from 0 to 10 miles per hour
  • 3-window LED display tracks your time, speed, distance, calories, and more
  • Spacious 18-by-47-inch workout area with Aerosoft cushioning system
  • Folding frame for easy storage; measures 29 x 52 x 61 inches (W x H x D)
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Product Description

Product Description

HTM0778-01 Features: -Foldable, durable all-metal frame with space-saving design.-Great choice for both walkers and joggers, offers that keeps your stride smooth and steady at any pace.-Very low motor and belt noise, this treadmill allows you to keep the TV at a comfortable volume.-Offers four fitness programs, including weight loss, rolling hills, intervals and manual, all supported by the Aerosoft cushioning system.-Burn calories at any speed or resistance.-4 Preset programs, including weight loss, intervals, rolling hills and manual.-User capacity: 250 lbs.-Speed range of 1.0 to 10.0 miles per hour (0.1 Mph increments).-Manual 3-position incline range of 0 to 5%. Includes: -Computer console, includes three LED windows that track your resistance level, speed, time, and distance. Specifications: -Motor: 1.50 Continuous-duty hp motor (2.50 THP) keeps treadmill smooth and steady at any pace. Dimensions: -Running area: 18'' x 47'' with aerosoft cushioning.-Overall dimensions: 56'' H x 31'' W x 64'' D, 132 lbs. Warranty: -Features include a thumb pulse heart rate monitor, a space-saving foldable design and a lifetime frame and 1-year motor warranty.-Warranty is eligible for home use only.-Warranty: Lifetime frame, 1-year motor, 90-days parts and labor.


The Merit 715T Plus treadmill make it easy to start an in-home workout program that fits your needs and fitness level. The 715T Plus is outfitted with a top-quality 2.5 THP (1.5 CHP) drive motor that provides smooth power at all speeds, so even heavier walkers can enjoy a steady belt motion underfoot. The treadmill's intuitive console controls, meanwhile, let you easily set your workout pace, from 0 to 10 miles per hour. And it's a breeze to monitor your workout progress thanks to the three-window LED display, which tracks your time, distance, speed, calories burned, and more.

The 715T also offers a spacious 18-by-47-inch workout area that provides plenty of walking or running room, along with an Aerosoft cushioning system below the belt that isolates your feet and legs from shock. Other details include four preset programs, a three-position manual elevation adjustment (from 0 to 5 percent), a thumb pulse monitor, and a folding frame for easy storage. The 715T boasts a capacity of 250 pounds and carries a lifetime warranty on the frame and a one-year warranty on the motor.

The intuitive console includes a 3-window LED display.

  • Workout area: 18 x 47 inches
  • Built-in fan: No
  • Roller dimension: 42mm
  • Incline: 0 to 5 percent (manual)
  • Horsepower: 2.25 THP (1.5 CHP)
  • Frame: Steel
  • Capacity: 250 pounds
  • Folded dimensions: 29 by 56 by 26.25 inches (W x H x D)
  • Expanded dimensions: 29 by 52 by 61 inches (W x H x D)
  • Warranties: Lifetime on the frame, 1 year on the motor, 90 days on parts and labor
About Merit Fitness
Merit Fitness is dedicated to building high-quality exercise equipment that fits your lifestyle. Each Merit treadmill, elliptical trainer, and stationary bike is built to last, with an attractive design that's been rigorously tested to hold up to heavy use. Each key component also comes from one of Merit's own facilities, giving the company complete control over how they're designed and built. If Merit doesn't make the part, it thoroughly audits who does, ensuring that all the parts work together. Merit Fitness is a division of Johnson Health Tech, one of the largest fitness equipment manufacturers in the world. Merit Fitness is headquartered in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.

Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 64 x 31 x 56 inches ; 108 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 135 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • ASIN: B003TNO1AA
  • Item model number: HTM0778-00
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,985 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

I purchased it to use for daily walking exercise and it serves my purpose well.
Do yourself a favor, spend a little extra money and get a better quality treadmill.
When I got it the box was damaged but the fex-ex guy assured me it would be fine.
Gloria Contreras

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304 of 314 people found the following review helpful By Spicy Mamma on January 1, 2011
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I did a lot of research before buying this treadmill. The horsepower is about the most you can get. The warranty is good, and includes in-home repair (although you probably won't need it). The belt is both long and wide enough to be completely comfortable. I'm 220 (for now) and the treadmill feels very, very stable under me and the belt doesn't pull or anything. Got 45 minutes in yesterday and even jogged on it with no problem at all.

The treadmill came with a sheet of paper with check marks where the factory tested the machine's proformance before shipping it to me. The box was in pretty bad shape, and I worried about it not working, but the treadmill was in great condition and wasn't damaged AT ALL. It is packed in a way that allows for the box to be somewhat beat up in transit.

Also, there is a place for a water bottle on each side of the console, as well as room to hold a book or Kindle so you can read while working out. The console is much, much larger than I expected, and the treadmill is larger and sturdier than I anticipated for the money.

I put a piece of velcro on it to attach my mp3 speaker and another velcro piece to hold the ipod in place and now, it has an mp3 speaker and a tv on it. I can still see the heart monitor, speed, and calories burned. I love it!!!

Assembely took only about 30 minutes for me and my husband while our son was napping. It's mostly together out of the box, so it's really NOT hard to screw in the bolts and put the handles on.

The only more expensive feature I miss a little is the automatic incline, but I can deal with having to set it by hand, and I wouldn't spend $200 more just to get this feature right now.
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378 of 412 people found the following review helpful By bbebermeyer on November 5, 2010
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We purchased the machine and the shipping was very quick. The treadmill was easy to set up and beginning maintenance was well explained. My wife ran on the treadmill for a half hour with no problems. I tried to use it right after her and it wouldn't work. The machine was displaying an "E1" message on the instrument panel. We emailed the company whom we bought it from and they gave us a list of things to check for. After checking over the items that the customer service gentlemen told us too, the treadmill still didn't work. We called the customer service line and they told us a technician would be out to help since the machine was under warranty. 3 weeks later we finally heard back from the service technician and he claims he can't come out until he gets a warranty purchase order from Merit Fitness. So to make a long story short, we've had the treadmill for a month and have only been able to use it once. Who knows how long it will be before it's fixed.

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52 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Lynn on January 4, 2011
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This treadmill is fabulous! I wanted something that was not too obtrusive because I live in an apartment. Also, the settings and everything are very helpful. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for an affordable treadmill!
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87 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Ernest M. Washington on January 18, 2011
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I wanted to purchase a tredmill to complete my home gym. I wasn't sure I'd enjoy using one so I didn't want to spend too much. I chose the Merit Fitness 715T Plus mostly due to the price. Frankly, for the price, I wasn't expecting much. It arrived promptly and I was able to put it together without any problems or help. Once I started working out, I was really impress. While I don't exceed the weight limit, I am about 20 lbs shy of it. Still the operation is smooth with no signs of motor distress. The work out programs are challenging and you will work up a sweat! Even though changing the incline is done manually, it's a snap to do. I especially like the fact that this machine folds and doesn't take up much room. It's perfect for a small home gym. At this point I doubt I will upgrade to a more expensive machine with alot of bells and whistles. This one is practical and gets the job done. I'm very satisfied with this purchase.

7/1/11 Update: I've been using this machine for about six months now and I'm just as impressed with it as I was day one. No signs of motor distress or excessive wear. I stand by my original five star rating.
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117 of 140 people found the following review helpful By Ricky on November 23, 2010
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First the product was shipped right on time and second I love it! The programs are great and adjusting the speed is simple,and for the price you can't go wrong and it's American made! Since i've had the machine I have to use it every day. I've been having more energy in the day and I'm sleeping well at night. I am a 53 year old male and haven't felt this good in over 20 yrs.I have a degenerated spine and yet I have had no problems. So thanks for a good machine! Rick Covino
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By EJFen on February 21, 2011
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I purchased the Merit Fitness 715T Plus Treadmill at $299 and shipping was free. I saw it soon after for $450 I believe so I was lucky to buy it during whatever sale they apparently had. I wanted a basic treadmill that folded up since space is an issue for me, but I did not want a manual one.

It was delivered within 10 days. It was about 130lbs with the box and all packaging materials. I (mainly my boyfriend) had to lug it up an extra three flights so it would have been nice to have some kind of sturdy handles on the box.

Somehow in the shipping or delivery process a piece of the console chipped but it was from the back and unimportant so I just glued it and did not make a big deal out of it. I assembled it myself and I've never assembled anything like this by myself before. It took me a couple hours but again- I have no experience here. One of the safety covers for the back of the track does not fit correctly to where the predrilled holes are. With help or being done by someone who's experienced, it should take an hour max. This model does not have a way to level the machine after it's put in place if the location is not level. I would have liked this feature.

It works well for my needs so far. No bells and whistles though. The incline is manual and is in three intervals (zero, five, and somewhere in between). You cannot add to your exercise time after you've started unless you end your session and redo the time, or wait until it's done. There is a pulse indicator but you must put your thumb on the console which is a little awkward when running.

Other notes:
There is a 250lb weight limit, speeds are between 0 and 10pmh in .
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