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The Wirecutter said this was the best treadmill to get (I think I agree)
December 26, 2017
Bought the treadmill because it was recommended by "The Wirecutter" website. Bought the 4-year protection (because it's a treadmill and IT WILL fall apart). I also opted for the "expert assembly" option. Well, make sure "expert assembly" is available in your area because I tried checking out for an hour before hopping onto Amazon chat (because the final checkout screen would not let me check out). The rep didn't say this to me but I later found out (through my own research) that this was the case. I bring this up because YOU WILL NEED 2 PEOPLE to put this together. It is heavy, there are a lot of parts and it will take you a while. I see there are reviews claiming you can do this on your own, sure, but it will not be easy. I would not recommend doing that.
The treadmill itself? It's great. It's comparable (if not better) to most treadmills I've used at the gym. Incline & Speed go up to 10. It's less noisy than a friend's NordicTrack (& his cost twice as much)! It's easy to wipe down & when you are done, you can store it away (the belt folds up). Let me tell you, nothing beats being able to run at home (while reading or watching TV). And then being able to just jump into the shower right after? Priceless. I've been using this for less than a month so take my review only with a grain of salt. I will keep updating as "developments" occur.
It's been ~4 months. I love this thing! All throughout the winter, I was able to run 2 - 4 times each week without having to drive anywhere or freeze outside. Considering the price of gym memberships, this thing has already paid for itself. I thought I would have to clean it a lot, but it's actually not a stain magnet (like, at all). Make sure and get and equipment mat with this because I don't know about you, but I live in an older house and sometimes, it really can shake things up. With the equipment mat, it's not so bad, but still noticeable. All-in-all, regardless of how new your home is, my advice is to always put some padding underneath exercise equipment--especially a treadmill. I have used the incline a few times and change speeds quite frequently as I am running; it is running just as well as the day I bought it. Will continue with updates as they occur.
Almost a year in. I run about 2-3 times a week, 15-30 minutes. It's still working great. I really cannot complain. I have already made my money back on this item from what I have saved by NOT having to go to the gym. Will continue to post updates.
Well, it's been a year. I don't clean the machine as often as I should but it doesn't affect the performance. I would say it's a little more squeaky than when I first bought it. I am still running on it 2-3 times per week for 20-30 minutes. I have not tested out the AUX port or the built-in speakers but the machine runs extremely well. I have not had any technical issues or hardware problems. Honestly, one of my best purchases of 2017. If I ever need to purchase another treadmill, I will most likely be purchasing the current model of this version. It's simple (but not too basic) and does what it needs to do well. I cannot fathom having to go out to the gym in the cold. As with all treadmills, I will re-iterate that it was not easy to setup but it's also one of those things where, once it is setup, it is wonderful (assuming you don't have to move it to another room). At the same time, did I mention you are able to lift the belt for storage? I have yet to do that but it's a nice extra feature. Literally, I cannot complain. I will continue posting updates.