Good home treadmills are those that you will actually use. In fact, the best treadmills are designed for a specific use, whether it’s walking, jogging or flat-out running. Good home treadmills should also have a horsepower rating of 3, and a belt that is at least 18 inches wide and 50 inches long, according to Consumer Search. Finally, good home treadmills should have a minimum deck thickness of one-fourth inch, and easy-to-read displays with push-button controls.
Good For Walking and Jogging
The Sole F63 treadmill is the highest-rated treadmill for walking and some light jogging, according to Consumer Search. The treadmill is sturdy, which makes it one of the safest for use in the home (especially if there are children around), and it has a wide 20-inch belt. This treadmill features a slight 15-percent incline and a top speed of 10 mph. The warranty covers both the motor and the frame for a lifetime, and the rest of it is covered for three years.
Good For Walking
If it’s a light workout you are looking for, try the Horizon Evolve SG. This treadmill is a good one for the home, because it is only 10 inches tall when folded–perfect for sliding under a bed. This treadmill comes fully assembled and does not have an incline. The motor is not powerful enough for jogging, however, and the maximum speed is only 6 mph. Still, this treadmill is a good choice for older adults, those who are recovering from an injury, or those who are just starting out with an exercise program.
Good For Running
If you want a home treadmill that will easily handle long, daily runs, then check out the Landice L7 Cardio Trainer, which was ranked the best “heavy-duty” home treadmill by Consumer Search. This treadmill has a lifetime warranty and a powerful motor. It is also extremely sturdy and can handle even the toughest workout–the running deck is 1-inch thick. It is expensive, however, and does not fold up, so choose this treadmill only if you are a serious runner.
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