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Treadmill test in the ETM-Testmagazin.
In the current treadmill test of the ETM Testmagazin (02/2012) the Taurus Fitness T9.5 and the cardiostrong TX50 are among the top group. The cardiostrong treadmill TX50 became the best machine in the category below 1,500 Euros. The TX50 was in the test "auch bei hohem Tempo und schweren Läufern (>100 kg) stets fest und sicher" (always safe and stable even for high pace and heavy runners (>100kg)). Besides a great program selection of all tested treadmills, the machine also convinced with its intuitive operation. The runner-up Taurus Fitness treadmill T9.5 received the highest evaluation in the category "safety" and was praised for its sturdy workmanship. The T9.5 "brilliert in Sachen Materialqualität und Laufeigenschaften" (impressed by materail quality and running features). In addition, it has the biggest running surface of all tested machines.
Best product below 1,000 Euros and thus a "bargain" according to testers is the cardiostrong treadmill TR30. The ETM-Test judged: "Mit vielseitigen Programmen und üppiger Ausstattung läuft das Modell so manch teurem Gerät den Rang ab" (With its varied programs and huge equipment, the model outdoes some expensive machine).
Buy a treadmill and improve fitness!
The treadmill is a "classic" fitness machine and is often used for improving fitness. Fat burning is stimulated as well and the leg and back muscles are strengthened. Many sportsmen experience jogging on a treadmill as relaxing diversion from the daily stress. Independent of weather and time, you can do sports and do something good for your body. Due to the precise control of the pace, you adapt the machine to running styles like going, walking, and jogging - depending upon at which intensity you wish to exercise. Incline of many treadmills is adjustable and thus ascents are simulated and different muscle groups are precisely trained.
I want to buy a treadmill. Which machine is the appropriate one for me?
Find information about differences between different treadmills in our treadmill guide:
Motor (HP and maximum speed):
When you buy a treadmill, choose a machine from the speed so that enough range remains towards the pre-set maximum speed. Hence, you can increase your performance without permanently using the machine at full speed. Motors with digital drive technology work more precisely and smoother due to the digital signal processing that common motors; a digital drive motor is more silent and more durable.
Size of the running surface:
Training comfort and step safety increase with a bigger running surface. The quicker the speedon the treadmill, the stronger gets the speed and incline change - and the taller the user (and its stride length), the bigger should be the running surface of the treadmill.
Users with back and knee problems should buy a treadmill with a very good absorption. Most of our treadmills are very well absorbed like models of Life Fitness, Taurus Fitness, cardiostrong, Vision Fitness, and Horizon Fitness. Treadmills of Tunturi, Bremshey, Kettler, and U.N.O. are well absorbed; Daum, Bremshey, and Reebok treadmills are satisfactory to sufficient.
Electronic/manual incline adjustment:
Starter models mostly have just a manual incline adjustment. For changing, the training needs to be stoped on the treadmill and the incline angle needs to be manually changed. If the machine is equiped with an electronic incline adjustment, the incline can be comfortably changed at the touch of a button while exercising. Your training gets more versatile and more flexible.
Training programs provide diversion while exercising and increase motivation.
You can even save your own training program for some models and save your personal running track.
Pulse control/pulse controlled training programs:
Select from a chart the appropriate pulse value for models with pulse control by means of age, gender, and desired training target (increase in stamina, fat burning, etc.). Independent of the model, the treadmill controls speed and/or incline angle so that you are always in the pre-set heart rate. Hence, you can train optimized and healthy.
The running surface of foldable treadmills can be easily folded upwards. If you have small space in a fitness room, you should buy such a treadmill, so that you can store it save-efficiently after the workout.
Treadmills of Life Fitness, Taurus Fitness, Circle Fitness, and Vision Fitness are of excellent workmanship; cardiostrong, Horizon-Fitness, Kettler, Tunturi are well.
Due to differnt motor types and performances, the noise changes as well: Life Fitness, Taurus Fitness, Taurus, cardiostrong, and Vision Fitness are very silent; Horizon Fitness, UNO, Daum, and Kettler show a silent to middle noise emission; Bremshey and Reebok are a bit louder.
The TX 50 of the new treadmill line of cardiostrong inspires by combining well-thought out design, hard-wearing construction and most modern equipment.
The motor with 3 HP of the Treadmill cardiostrong TX 50 guarantees a constant run even for high weight or speed charges. The dimensions of 152 cm x 51 cm of the running surface of the cardiostrong treadmills provides sufficient space even for workout units with higher pace. The Treadmill cardiostrong TX 50 can also be charged with up to 150 kg - thanks to a robust construction, the treadmill is a durable training partner even for regular workouts.
The treadmill of cardiostrong has 17 different programs providing more fun while exercising. Two of them are heart rate controlled so that the workout with the TX 50 can be optimized regarding your personal goals as i.e. stamina workout or fat burning.
You would like your treadmill to have the perfect shock absorption system, be stury, comfortable and safe? The Taurus T9.9 is the solution!
The Taurus T9.9 Treadmill allows for a gym-level running workout. This treadmill is particularly sturdy and has a powerful motor. Its thick orthopedic running belt is very durable and improves the already excellent damping system. Furthermore, this treadmill can be connected to a smart phone or tablet and even be used to train interactively using a compatible running app.
The treadmill cardiostrong TR 30 is the introduction to the modern treadmill series of cardiostrong.
Equiped with 14 training programs, a Blue-Colour backlit LCD-display, a large running surface, etc., if offers each workout beginner as well as leisure runner ideal training possibilities. The reliable 2.25 HP continuous output motor provides good running features with a joint-gentle shock absorption !
Smart detail solutions as i.e. the comfortable speed and incline adjustment on the handrails complete the equipment of the treadmill cardiostrong TR 30.
The Taurus T9.5 treadmill's great features make it our price-performance tip in the 2000EUR price range!
Taurus' professional treadmill is ideal for a demanding workout at home. Taurus' T9.5 treadmill is made of high-grade materials and as a result suitable for a semi-professional use. Incl. heart rate control, a powerful 3Hp motor and an extra large, orthopedic belt. 38 programmes make for more motivation and great variety!
Worldwide innovation: treadmill with electronic folding mechanism
The cardiostrong treadmill TX40e inspires by its very easy handling. This includes the worldwide first electronic folding mechanism of treadmills as well as four transport wheels in the frame. Using them, the treadmill is quite easy to move - even by one person!
The Treadmill Life Fitness F1 Smart Folding combines the experience for many years of Life Fitness regarding construction of high-quality fitness equipment with the use of modern, innovative technologies. Therefore, the foldable Treadmill Life Fitness F1 Smart Folding is a robust treadmill with varied equipment for your personal workout: The efficient shock absorption system of the F1 treadmill is very joint-gentle during the running workout. Furthermore, you can optimize your workout by means of the Virtual Training Website of Life Fitness - according to your aims.
The cardiostrong treadmill TR70 is very powerful with a continuous output motor of 3.25 HP. Compared to other cardiostrong treadmills TR 30 and TR50i, the top model cardiostrong treadmill TR70 offers lateral treads made of thick aluminium as well as an enormously big running surface (152 x 51cm !). Top speeds up to 20km/h and inclines up to 15% can be comfortably run by the user.
The new treadmill T10.3 Pro - now with much improved console compared to the approved predecessor T10.3!
The Taurus T10.3 Pro Commercial Treadmill delights with its huge running surface and high durability. This commercial quality treadmill has been improved once more and equipped with a new console which provides more variety and is easier to use. Furthermore, this treadmill features a bluetooth interface for tablet or smart phone connection.
The Taurus gym treadmill 10.5 Pro is suitable for frequent workouts at home or in gym. A comfortable and very joint-gentle workout is guaranteed thanks to its patented 3-elements-shock absorption system. The strong 3 HP AC motor can product top speeds up to 25 km/h. The professional treadmill with its steel frame can be loaded up to 181 kg belastbar.
The new Life Fitness treadmill T5 Track is the optimal training equipment for ambitious runners and fitness enthusiasts attaching great importance to high-quality workouts. The clear Track console combines the best of entertainment and motivation. A multitude of workout programs makes an individual training structuring possible, while you are accompanied by your favourite music.
DC-Motor PS - continuous duty 3 HP
(Featuring PWM control)
Sport-Tiedje puts each fitness equipment through its paces. Then our team of sports scientists, serious athletes, and service technicians of many years of experience evaluate the products of different categories.
Compare easily the products using the Sport-Tiedje test judgement and find your appropriate equipment.
The equipment of a treadmill includes, among other things, motor output, size and quality of running surface.These provide a more comfortable motion and more safety for higher speeds respectively taller runners. A pc with many training programs offers more diversion while exercising. Extras like hot keys, folding mechanism, fan, and transport wheels make your workout much more comfortable.
Besides the frame construction, own weight and siize of standing surface guarantee a great stability. The more stable a treadmill is, the higher is the maximum weight load capacity and the more durable becomes the machine. Treadmills of high stability stand much safer for intensive training sessions. Furthermore, big rollers reduce wear and tear of the whole drive system.
Motor output, type of running mat, shock absorbers, and frame construction contribute to the running smoothness. An equipment of good running smoothness hardly causes any background noises and you can listen to music or watch tv while exercising.
Thickness of running mat and number as well as quality of shock absorbers are important for shock absorption features of a treadmill. A good absorption is joint-gentle and prevents early signs of tiredness.