Whether you want to build a nice home gym, or you just want to get a machine to help you get fit, a treadmill is your best bet.
Most people think that the good treadmills are only the expensive ones, used by professionals. But that isn’t the case. There are many affordable machines currently available on the market. But which ones are the best?
Well, today we will look at some of the best treadmills you can get at different price ranges. So, without further ado, let’s see the top 10 models available right now.
The Best Treadmills You Can Buy In 2021
1. NordicTrack S50
NordicTrack is a well-known treadmill manufacturer. Most of their models have some amazing features, and they are especially great when it comes to their pricing.
Most of them are usually a great value for money, including this one: the NordicTrack S50.
Let’s start with the technical stuff. The unit itself is around 2 metres long, and the running belt is by no means small, coming in at 0.5 metres wide and 1.5 metres long.
This is a great size for this price point and is considered as one of the best value on the market.
The running belt itself can reach speeds of around 14 miles per hour, even when it is on a max incline of 12%. The belt is powered by a 3.5 horsepower motor, these speeds are fairly predictable.
The S50 is durable and very comfortable, so you should face no problem running on it for many minutes (or hours if you can handle it).
You’re also getting a lot of training data, such as your heart rate, pace, calories burned e.t.c, making it great for those of you who want to lose weight, or for any of you who are training for a marathon.
Finally, the S50 comes with a 1 year membership for Family iFit, which will give you access to a lot of different workouts, as well as the option of adding your personal running routes from Google Maps.
This way, you’ll feel like you’re running around your neighbourhood, while you stay at home.
- Comes with the iFit Family membership
- Really Durable
- A good WiFi connection is needed
2. JLL S300
This is one of the best treadmills on the market by JLL, the self-described kings of cardio. And they are certainly kings when it comes to making great running machines. This specific model is the folding S300.
This model comes at 1.5 metres when it is unfolded and it cuts one third of its size when folded, going down to 1 metre long. This isn’t really big, but it does the job perfectly.
A key selling point of this model is its LCD screen. The display is amazing, and you will be able to see the time, your speed as well as your heart rate and calories burned.
Plus, you will see how much distance you have run, and the incline that it is on.
All of this information is great for any of you who want to track your progress. You can also connect your headphones on it, so that you can listen to some nice tunes while running.
The other great thing about this unit is that it has a lot of different options for the speed, as well as the incline and even 15 different workout options.
This is one of the few models on the market that starts from 0.2 MPH for absolute beginners, making it a great family option.
The incline has 20 different difficulty levels, so you will be able to burn many more calories compared to no incline, it makes it much harder.
- Amazing Speed Range
- Vast Array of Workouts
- When it’s folded, the size isn’t that small
3. Reebok ZR8
Reebok had to be included on a list for the best treadmills. Reebok is not only known for their equipment, they are pretty much the best fitness company out there.
The ZR8 is one of their best, and one of the greatest you can find on the market right now.
The ZR8 comes at over 1.5 metres long. The greatest thing about that is the fact that most of the space is taken by the actual belt, so you will have a lot of space to run.
The speed range is great. While nothing can beat the 0.2 miles per hour to 10 MPH that the JLL S300 has, this one offers a 0.6 to 10 miles per hour speed range, so you will be able to either opt for a run or a nice stroll.
It also offers some great incline options. The exact number is 12, and all of them are electronically powered, so you will be able to adjust them while you keep running without having to get off the machine.
The best thing about the ZR8 is that it is really quiet. Because of its design, you can easily keep it inside your bedroom and go for a nice run really early in the morning, without fearing that you’ll wake anyone up.
It also comes with 24 preset workouts, so you will have a large selection of workouts to choose from. You are also getting a whopping 10-year warranty for the motor, along with a lifetime one for the frame.
- Great Warranty
- Huge Variety Of Preset Programmes
- The speakers could be better
4. JTX Sprint-7
This is another amazing model by JTX Fitness, a famous company for their great fitness equipment. Let’s begin by explaining all the different technical features. The frame is one of the largest we have seen so far (coming second only to the S50), coming in at just over 1.9 metres in length.
The running deck is also fairly large, coming in at 1.4 metres length and half a metre width. The maximum user weight is also one of the best, coming in at 160kg.
So, no matter who you are, you will be able to get on this amazing machine and run as much as you want.
The LCD screen on the Sprint-7 is also amazing. You get all the standard features like other displays, like pace, duration, incline and heart rate. Most customers have found no problems with this, but it’s not praised either.
On the display, you will also find the vast array of different workouts that are offered.
The speed range is also great, with a maximum speed 12.5 miles per hour. There are also a lot of different incline options for any of you who are looking for a challenge.
And you’re also offered a 10-year motor warranty, so you shouldn’t worry about it breaking, since you will get a replacement from JTX.
- Great Speed Range
- Amazing Maximum User Weight
- The size is quite large
5. Branx Fitness ‘Elite Runner Pro’
When it comes to running machines, Branx Fitness is one name that you will always hear. What makes them distinct from others is the fact that they have models for all the price points.
The Elite Runner Pro is their “Elite” product. That’s why it’s one of the top models on the market.
The length of this one is fairly large, at exactly 1.9 metres, with a great width of 0.8 metres. When it is folded, the Elite Runner Pro is half of that length, so you will be able to store it easily.
The running deck is at 1.4 metres, which is enough space to run as much as you want, no matter how tall you are. The maximum weight is the same as the JTX Sprint-7, this being 160kg.
While this model might not include incline options, it has a lot of other features that make up for it. The top speed is 13 miles per hour. The LCD display included is also one of the most beautiful ones we have found.
It has all the information you will need, like your heart rate, calories burned and distance travelled. This model was updated recently to include a pause button.
Another key feature of this model is the low noise that it produces. The high-end machines like this one really shine in this department.
You will be able to watch some TV or listen to some music while running, with no disturbances from the noise.
- High Top Speed
- Large LCD Screen
- A bit more expensive than the competition
6. Confidence Fitness Ultra Pro
This is a well-known entry level model from Confidence, who are known for their budget-friendly options.
It’s also one of the smallest units on our list, and the smallest so far. When you fold it up, it has a length of 70 centimetres, and when it is ready for you to get on it and run, it is 130 centimetres.
So, it is almost half the length when it is folded, making it a great option if you have limited space.
The size comes with some compromises, such as the fact that users should be no more than 110kg to get on it. But most of you shouldn’t have a problem with that.
The greatest feature of the Fitness Ultra Pro is the LED screen. It’s nothing too fancy, and it only has the calories you’ve burned, along with your heart rate and the distance that you have travelled. But the model also comes with 12 preset running programmes, which is always great.
- Really Clear LED Screen
- Emergency Stop Feature
- Nothing of Note
7. Bluetooth Nero Pro
Nero Sports is a fairly new company based in the UK, and they make some of the top fitness machines. Their bluetooth treadmill is one of the best you can find on the market right now.
This model isn’t only great because of all the features that it has, but also because of its price point. But, before we talk about that, let’s take a look at the technical features.
Firstly, it is really lightweight, coming in at just 24 kilograms. It is also fairly small, being only 126 centimetres. It’s really durable as well.
It doesn’t have any incline options, and the speed range is fairly average, with a maximum speed of 6.2 miles per hour.
But this isn’t the main selling point of this model. The software that it has makes it stand out from the competition. You can download an app on your mobile device and connect it with the console.
Then, you will be able to choose from the 12 different automatic programmes, or one manual one.
There’s also an LCD screen. On that one, you will be able to see how many calories you have burned, along with your heart rate and the distance you have run.
This is great for any of you who want to track your progress.
- Great Connectivity
- Really easy to use
- The lack of incline options
8. CITYSPORTS Folding Motorised
This model is the most unique one on our list. You will have to read on to find out, though. It is made from CITYSPORTS, who are known for their fitness equipment and their scooters.
The unit is fairly long compared to the last two products, coming in at 147 centimetres in length. It can also hold up to 100kg, so most users will be able to get on it and run on it.
You see, this isn’t a model that you can run on. The speed range is from 1 kilometre per hour to 10 kilometres per hour (0.62-6.2 MPH). So, you will only be able to walk on this one.
But this is what makes it really unique, and great for most of us. Most people rarely take the time to walk, and when they do, it’s probably to go to their car. But, with this model , you will be able to walk while staying at home.
- Great Range of Speed
- Really Unique
- It will need some maintenance every once in a while
9. Reebok Jet 100 Series Bluetooth
This is another highly rated model on our list by Reebok. Reebok has so many good running machines that we couldn’t just include one of them. So, here’s another great model, the Reebok Jet 100 Series.
It comes in at 170 centimetres in length, which is longer than most of the products on the list. It can also be folded to almost half the length when you aren’t using it.
The maximum weight it can withstand is 110kg, so you will probably be able to get on it and run.
The speed range is fairly great, ranging from 0 to 10 miles per hour. It also has some incline options.
You can have an incline of up to 12%, which gives that extra challenge that some of you might be looking for.
There is also an LCD screen which has a lot of information for any of you who like to track your progress. This information includes distance travelled, heart rate, calories burned, and the time that you have been running for.
You will also be able to select from 24 different programmes, so you won’t get bored with running at a certain pace all the time. Plus, you are getting a whopping 10-year warranty for the motor, and 2 years for the frame and any other parts that might malfunction.
- Huge Array of Programmes
- Great Power Saving
- It can be noisy if you use it for a long time
10. Sportstech F10
The last treadmill on our top 10 list is the F10 by Sportstech. Sportsetch, as the name suggests, has some amazing fitness products, most of which are tech related.
The F10 that we will be reviewing today is the 2020 model, which has some extra features.
But, as always, let’s start with some technical information. This model is on the shorter side of products on our list. It comes in at 126 centimetres in length, which isn’t small, but isn’t the longest either.
It is also foldable, going down to only 55 centimetres in length, making it great to transport it. The maximum weight that it can withstand is 120kg, which is one of the highest on our list, making great for almost everyone out there.
The speed range is not the best. The speed ranges from 0 to 10 kilometres per hour (0-6.2 miles per hour). It also has some incline options which are always great.
You will also find 12 unique programmes, so that you can have more of a challenge than just running at the same pace.
As with most of the products on our list, it comes with a really nice LCD screen. There you will find your heart rate, along with the distance you’ve travelled, and the calories you have burned.
- Great LCD Screen
- Good Value
- The speed range could be better
Treadmills by Price
These were some of the best treadmills you can find on the market right now. Our personal favourite is the one from CITYSPORTS, because of its great value, and because it is the best for anyone who wants to exercise, but doesn’t have the endurance to try a full run.