Getting an accurate treadmill rating is always very important before buying. Quite simply, which machine you purchase makes a huge difference.
Some treadmills are just built for the casual walker, whereas others can stand up to someone training for a marathon. Therefore, which you select makes a lot of difference.
With any large purchase you are going to make, doing research beforehand is very important; treadmills are certainly no exception. Since they cost a lot of money, it’s imperative that you get the most bang for your buck.
There are many models to decipher from, so choosing the best one is no simple proposition. While I can’t review every treadmill in this article, I am going to reveal how to get the most benefit out of going to a treadmill rating site.
One thing you MUST know before buying
The first thing you need to do is to first think how often you or others will be using the treadmill, and in what way, whether it be running or walking.
The answers to this will determine which machine you go after. If you are just looking to drop a few pounds, and will not abusing it, then you probably will not need a top of the line model. Therefore you can look to save some money.
Believe it or not, you can shell out up to five grand for a top of the line treadmill, and as little as several hundred dollars for a bargain basement model. I would advocate you get something around one thousand minimum if you are only planning on walking and fifteen hundred if you plan on running.
What to look for on review sites
Regardless of which kind you choose, the first and foremost thing is to buy from a company you’ve heard of (or at least can find information about) and has a solid reputation. If you’ve never heard of them, or can’t find any info about them online, then avoid them.
While you probably can save money with them, you have no idea what kind of quality you are going to get. If you buy a lemon, it can end up costing you two or three times in the long run what a more expensive model might have.
Another important thing to look for on a treadmill rating site is the length of time the warranty covers. I would strongly advocate you search for a one to three year warranty for parts, and lifetime for the frame. You can even find better ones than this if you look hard enough, but this is about the minimum I would shoot for.