Treadmill Below $1500
Treadmill category from $1,000 to $1,500 is very hard to judge. Majority of mid-price treadmill are fall into this category. Whenever we talk about this price range, we have to consider whether its better cushioning, powerful motor to withstand continue pounding, stronger decks, and build with commercial grade components or just overall a great value for the price. For us, great value for money is not the main consideration anymore. With the money paid we have higher expectation for quality and not only how many features offer by the treadmill. We will be more focus on durability, reliability, warranty and stability which leads us to a smooth and enjoyable run.
Note: Price is stated at official manufacturer website as of date: 26/8/2011. Price may vary during sales.
One Glance Overview : Best Treadmill below $1,500
*** Last 5 Finalists ***
|Models||Sole F80||NordicTrack Commercial 1750||FreeMotion Xtr90||Yowza Biscayne||Proform Power 1080|
|Motor||3.0 CHP||3.5 CHP||3.0 CHP||3.0 CHP||3.25 CHP|
|Treadbelt||20″ x 60″||20″ x 60″||20″ x 60″||20″ x 60″||20″ x 60″|
|Maximum Weight||350 lbs||350 lbs||350 lbs||350 lbs||350 lbs|
|Speed||0.5-12 MPH||0-12 MPH||0-12 MPH||0-12 MPH||0-12 MPH|
|Workout Prograom||6 preset, 2 customizable, 2 heart rate fitness||28 workout program + iFit Live build-in||28 workout program + iFIt Live compatible||15 workout program||30 workout program + iFit Live build-in|
|Cushioning||Cushion Flex Deck||QuadFlex cushioning||Impact Reduction Control Adjustable Cushioning||Floating deck with multi-durometer elastomer rings||ProShox Elite 2™ Cushioning|
|Warranty||Lifetime Frame, Deck & Motor, 5-Yrs Parts and 2-Yr Labor||Lifetime Frame & Motor, 5-Yrs Parts and 2-Yr Labor||Lifetime Frame & Motor, 1-Yr Parts and Labor||Lifetime Frame & Motor, 5-Yrs Parts and 2-Yr Labor||Lifetime Frame & Motor, 5-Yrs Parts and 2-Yr Labor|
How Each Of Them Stand Ahead Compare Others?
Sole F80 - Commercial Grade build for Home Fitness
It cannot deny that Sole F80 is truly above all for this price range. Overall, it is solidly constructed, very stable with a smooth treadbelt, folding treadmill, together with the basics you need like speed, incline, time, calorie count, mileage and heart rate monitor. The new model for 2011 even has a longer running deck (60″) and an enhanced display among some other smaller improvements.
- Commercial grade Build and parts for home treadmill. It is solid and rigid.
- Durability machine proven by rigorous hotel environment.
- High ranking and positive review from consumers and reviewers
NordicTrack Commercial 1750 - Innovation Features
Similar with all the Commercial C Series treadmill, NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is build with to higher construction standards and covered by an extra long warranty.You get a hefty 3.5 continuous duty HP motor, a 60″ long deck and large 3″ rollers. iFit LIVE, full-color touchscreen console, 15% incline and -3% decline, all together make a virtual reality fun by running trails all over the world.
- Packed with innovative features, in addition to having the largest motor and deck at the competitive $1,500 price range
- In additional of 15% incline, the 3% decline helps you crosstrain and makes running more enjoyable.
FreeMotion Xtr90 – High Performance Club Level
A classic, mid-price treadmill offers by Freemotion with above average value. This is simple with less fancy features treadmill but with high performance club-level. The specification and frame structure are good with powerful motor support by commercial 2.5″ Precision Rollers and quality components which make this machine very stable and rigid.
- Mid-price level treadmill with specialize in club-level quality and luxury workout tools
- 28 personal trainer workouts and iFit Live compatible
Yowza Biscayne – Serious Treadmill Designed for Years of Rigorous Use
Built on Yowza’s unique transformer frame, the Biscayne is a serious treadmill designed for years of rigorous use, yet it folds to a super slim and attractive profile. This is the slimmest treadmill profile so far after reviewing for so many treadmills up to date as no other treadmill can folds up to nearly vertical like the Biscayne.
- Well Built Treadmills with Excellent Specs
- Best-In-Class warranty with no question ask with superior customer service
- Slimmest folding design ever in the world with occupying a mere 23.8” space when folded
Proform Power 1080 - Luxuries Features In One Treadmill
Top model in the Power series of treadmills with lots of added luxuries like a strong and powerful 3.25 HP motor, iFit Live built-in, extra long 60″ belt, an impressive full-color touch screen console and backed with strong warranty. You get what you name in a treadmill
- Equipped with lots fancy features that can continue motivate you to achieve your fitness goals
- Well rate on it in term of power, quality, cushioning, reliability, warranty and overall.
We hate to be late, but still, we give our vote to Sole F80 treadmill. Although Sole F80 does not comes with many attractive features compare with other NordicTrack, Proform treadmill, the well built construction with Excellent Specs scores high for this.
Depend on what you need. Each treadmill have it’s own winning point to fight agains the remaining. Choose your best treadmill that suit your need is the most important.