First time buyers – this review is going to help you make the right decision: I got the TR150 and it has definitely exceeded my expectation. The thing is my first purchase was a Weslo Cadence G 5.9, obvious choice since it was the best seller in the treadmill category and the price was in the range I was looking for. However, being a first time buyer, my thought was these home fitness equipment should be as sturdy as the ones in the gyms, but I could not be more wrong. So from my experience, hope those looking to purchase a folding treadmill, definitely read on regarding why I feel the TR150 is the right and best choice for a treadmill in this price range.
First off, I’m 6’2” 200 lbs and my wife is 5’5” 145 lbs and we both regularly use this treadmill for our cardio exercise without any issues. The machine itself is quiet, but of course when you are running on it, it’s going to be a bit louder, but I’m still able to watch the TV at normal volume even when I’m running at my top speed of 9mph (it goes to 10). I love the fact that it has an accessory holder rather than just an open space for you to put things because when I’m running fast, I don’t have to worry about my water bottle falling down or have fear that it’s going to tumble on to the deck and potentially have me stumble over it.
My wife really loves the large display as compared to Weslo’s as well as the 3 incline settings (as compared to only 2 for weslo). She’s more of a walker/jogger, so she pays more attention to the display than I do since it has graphic that circles around and makes her aware of when she has finished a complete lap. One detail that I really like is that the heart rate monitor is part of the two handle bar on the side rather than a thumb. When I use to run on the Weslo, it was a bit hard to run and know my heart rate as I would feel out of balance, but with the TR150, I can just grab the handle bar while maintaining my foot speed without any problems.
I’m pretty surprised that there are no reviews yet for this product, but given all the functions that it comes with, and how sturdy it is, I definitely feel TR150 will give you more bang for your buck for those looking to give it a try.