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#1 SUNNY HEALTH & FITNESS FOLDING TREADMILL
This model, measuring 49 inches long, has been praised by almost 2,500 customers with five-star ratings. “[I]After three years of usage with almost anywhere [from] 4-5 30-plus minute workouts weekly it’s worth the review. Works great still!” writes one devoted user. This treadmill’s speed ranges from 0.5 to 9 MPH, and it has three different incline settings to help diversify your workouts. It has an LCD display that displays your time, distance and speed as well as calories burned and heart rate. But our favorite component has to be the built-in device holder that’s perfect for resting your phone on while you exercise.
#2 SERENELIFE, SLFTRD18 SMART FOOLING COMPACT TREADMILL
This folding treadmill is less than $300 so you might be a little worried that it will break down after a few months, or wobble with each step. But according to buyers, it’s actually pretty sturdy. “This treadmill is compact, light and easy to move, but at the same time sturdy,” explains one man. And the 39.3-inch-long base won’t take up much space in your home. Reviewers say it’s super easy to assemble (it takes 30 minutes or less) and really quiet when in use. What more could one ask for?
#3 NORDICTRACK TSERIES TREADMILL
With more than 8,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, this is by far the most popular folding treadmill we’ve come across. What’s so great about it, you ask? Well, users say it’s incredibly sturdy, has a great sound system with Bluetooth connectivity and the belt runs really smoothly. EasyLift Assist makes folding the deck of 75.3 inches easy. This model is quite heavy so it will take two people to carry it in and put it together.
#4 SUNNY HEALTH & FITNESS SFT7917 FOLDING TREADMILL
This treadmill is great and easy to assemble.
“I have two left hands when it comes to assembling, but this honestly couldn’t be any easier,” writes one woman. “You just have to unbox [it], screw four or six screws and oil the belt.” Other buyers agree, saying it comes basically already assembled. Choose from ten speeds, 15 inclines and 15 built-in workouts depending on what you’re in the mood for. Then when you’re done, just fold up the deck and wheel it against the wall (or wherever you plan to store it).
#5 MERAX TREADMILL L510C
Every treadmill on this list is a solid budget option, but we’ve chosen the Merax L510C as our best budget treadmill. The belt is slightly smaller than our top choice, at 43.3″ x 15.7″. It should still be sufficient for most runners, as long as you can run straight!
Speaking of the running surface, it’s nicely cushioned and has a lawn-like texture that’s dense and sturdy. It’s also non-slip, so you’ll be perfectly safe on it.
It can carry a maximum weight of just 240lbs. It may not be suitable for serious training, but the 1.5 HP motor would be ideal for those who simply want to get a lot more exercise and go for a run or walk.
It has a USB port that can hold a flash drive and an additional port for connecting your smartphone. Dual speakers let you listen to your music while you run, without having to use earphone cables.
It’s also super easy to fold and unfold, and becomes fairly compact so you can store it easily in a corner or cupboard.
#6 EFITMENT – T012 AUTO INCLINE TREADMILL W/BLUETOOTH
Raining on a hill day? Don’t worry. You’ve got the Efitment T012. You have the Efitment T012. This treadmill, however, offers 2 adjustable incline levels to give you a more challenging workout.
It has 9 built-in workout programs that all make use of interval training to help you torch fat. The maximum speed you’ll be able to hit is 7.5 mph, which may be a little slow for speedy runners but it’s great for short intervals.
Another feature we enjoyed was the retractable device holder, which secures your device firmly in place so there’s no chance of it falling off with the movement of the treadmill while you’re running.
You can instantly access your music by connecting your phone via Bluetooth. Fold it up with ease when you’re done, and when you’re ready to train again, the soft-drop tech makes unfolding it safe and breezy.
#7 PROFORM Performance 300I
Many treadmills fall short in one particular area – that is, having a dedicated tablet area that doesn’t block the main screen. It can be frustrating trying to sneak a look at your stats while you’re running, but they’re hidden behind your tablet.
This problem is solved by the ProForm Performance 300i. It has a dedicated tablet shelf at the top of the console, which is fantastic as it’s also roundabout eye-level, so you don’t have to run looking downwards.
ProShox cushioning tech keeps your joints as protected as possible, and the 50” x 16” running belt ensures a decent stride for runners of most heights.
The 16 onboard workouts, 10% digital incline, 300 lbs maximum user weight, and the ability of folding it up for storage make for a great experience. The treadmill can be paired with an optional iFit account to increase both the price and virtual running experience. But don’t worry; you don’t need iFit to get a great workout out of this machine.
#8 WESLO CADENCE G 5.9 TREADMILL
The Weslo Cadence is able to support 275lbs. It has a decently sized running surface. It also has an integrated tablet holder that can be used to watch videos while you run.
With 6 workout presets, 2 manual incline settings, and a thumb-pulse sensor, it’s minimalist but more than adequate.
You’ll get a free month’s access to iFit when you buy this treadmill. You can personalize the training experience, stats and run statistics, join in-studio classes, or take part interactive runs in exotic locations. Your treadmill will automatically adjust the inclines to match your virtual terrain.