In the current treadmill test of the ETM Test magazin (02/2012), besides the test winner LIVESTRONG® 12.9T (successor: LIVESTRONG 13.0T), the Taurus Fitness T9.5 and the cardiostrong TX 50 are also part of the top group. The cardiostrong treadmill TX 50 became the best machine in the category under 1,500 EUR. The TX 50 was "stand im Test "auch bei hohem Tempo und schweren Läufern (>100 kg) stets fest und sicher" (always safe and stable even for high speed and heavy runners (>100 kg)". Besides the greatest selection of programs of all tested treadmills, the machine also convinced by its intuitive operation. The second-placed Taurus Fitness treadmill T9.5 got the highest evaluation in the category "safety" and was honorably mentioned for its sturdy workmanship. The T9.5 "brilliert in Sachen Materialqualität und Laufeigenschaften" (shines regarding material quality and running features). Furthermore, it has the biggest running surface of all tested machines.
The best product under 1,000 EUR and a bargain according to the testers os the cardiostrong treadmill TR 30. The ETM-Test judged: "Mit vielseitigen Programmen und üppiger Ausstattung läuft das Modell so manch teurem Gerät den Rang ab" (The model outstrips many an expensive machine by varied programs and sumptuous equipment).
Purchase a treadmill and improve your fitness !
The treadmill is one of the "classic" fitness machines and is often used for improving fitness. Fat burning is stimulated as well and leg and back muscles are strengthened. Many sportsmen perceive jogging on a treadmill as relaxing deviation after a day full of stress. Do sports independt of weather and day time and do something good for your body. Adapt the machine to your running style like going, walking or jogging by a precise control - according the intensity you wish to exercise in. Incline can also be adjusted for many treadmills and different muscle groups are especially trained.
I wish to buy a purchase. Which one is the best for me ?
Find information about differences of different treadmills in our treadmill guide:
Motor (HP and maximum speed):
When you purchase a treadmill, choose a machine of a speed so that enough scope of pre-set maximum speed is open. This way, you can increase your performance without letting the fitness machine run permanently at full throttle. Motors with digital drive run more precise and smoother than common motors because of the quick digital signal processing. A digital drive motor is more quiet and more durable.
Size of running surface:
Training comfort and step safety increase with a bigger running surface. The quicker the speed on the treadmill, the stronger is the change in speed and incline and the taller the exercising person (and his/her stride length), the bigger the running surface of the treadmill should be.
Gerade Trainierende mit Rücken- oder Knieproblemen sollten Laufband kaufen, dass ein sehr gute Dämpfung hat. Die meisten unserer Laufbänder sind sehr gut gedämpft, wie die Modelle von Life Fitness, Taurus Fitness, cardiostrong, LiveStrong, Vision Fitness und Horizon Fitness. Laufbänder von Tunturi, Bremshey, Kettler, und U.N.O. sind gut gedämpft; Daum-, Bremshey-, und Reebok-Laufbänder befriedigend bis ausreichend.
Elektronische / manuelle Neigungsverstellung:
Starter models are often just equipped with a manual incline adjustment. Exercising on the treadmill has to be interrupted for changing and the incline angle has to be changed manually. If the machine is equipped with an electronic incline adjustment, the incline can be comfortably changed at the touch of a button while exercising. Your training becomes more varied and more flexible.
Training programs provide diversion and increase motivation while exercising.
You can even save your own training program and save your personal tour for some models.
Pulse control/pulse controlled training programs:
The appropriate pulse value is given in a chart for models with pulse control by means of age, gender, and desired training target (increase in stamina, fat burning, etc.). The treadmill controls speed and/or incline angle depending upon the model, so that you always remain in the pre-set heart rate. This way, you exercise in an optimized way which is good for your health.
The running surface of foldable treadmills is easily and quickly folded. If there is less space in your fitness room, you should purchase such a treadmill that can be stored in a space-saving way after the workout.
Treadmills of Life Fitness, Taurus Fitness, Circle Fitness, and Vision Fitness are of excellent workmanship; cardiostrong, LIVESTRONG, Horizon-Fitness, Kettler, Tunturi are good.
Loudness differs because of different motor types and performance: Life Fitness, Taurus Fitness, Taurus, cardiostrong, LIVESTRONG, and Vision Fitness are in the category of very silent; Horizon Fitness, UNO, Daum, and Kettler are of a silent - middle sound development; 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.
Your treadmill has to be perfectly shock-absorbed, stable, comfortable and secure? Our solution is the treadmill Taurus T9.9!
The treadmill Taurus T9.9 completes the high quality treadmill-series of Taurus. Besides an excellent stability just known of commercial units, the treadmill Taurus T9.9 convinces by an excellent shock absorption. Six especially soft EVA shock absorbers and the 4.4mm thick orthopedic running mat contribute considerably to the joint-gentle running.
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!
The Commercial treadmill Taurus T10.3 Pro inspires by extraordinary Taurus quality and great equipment. The massive construction makes the Taurus treadmill extremely hard-wearing (up to 180 kg) and ensures durability even for intensive uses. The powerful 3HP motor of the Commercial treadmill Taurus T10.3 Pro can accelerate up to 22 km/h, whereby a constant run is guaranteed even for high weight charges.
Besides speed, incline of the T10.3 Pro treadmill can be varied from 0-15 %. The workout is always motivating on the Taurus treadmill thanks to additional 14 programs. The training pc is easy to use and equiped with two LED displays, which inform about your training progress.
A very large running surface and diverse extras as i.e. a fan, a bottle holder, etc. provide comfort while exercising with the Commercial treadmill Taurus T10.3 Pro. In combination with a high-quality construction, the Commercial treadmill Taurus T10.3 Pro is ideal for use in gyms or for a demanding stamina workout at home.
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.
Bigger. Sturdier. More user-friendly. More stylish. We present the Taurus T9.7 treadmill!
Be it for home use, performance-oriented athletes or use in rehabilitation - the Taurus T9.7 treadmill leaves nothing to be desired. The Taurus T9.7 treadmill meets every fitness target and requirement. Compared to its little brother, the Taurus T9.5: The T9.7 is even sturdier and its cockpit has been improved yet again. Impossible? See for yourself.
The cardiostrong premium treadmill: versatile equipment, strong motor, sturdy construction, and top design !
Get the premium model of the cardiostrong series - the cardiostrong treadmill TX 80 of precious design. Thanks to the high-quality construction, the cardiostrong treadmill TX 80 is the sole cardiostrong treadmill resisting weight loads of up to 180 kg. The motor of 3.5 HP has the strongest power of the treadmill series and provides a very constant run even for higher speeds. The large running surface (150 cm x 50 cm) makes workout sessions comfortable with the cardiostrong treadmill TX 80 even for a high pace or longer stride lengthes.
Besides a sturdy construction, the cardiostrong treadmill TX 80 is equiped with a versatile, modern equipment. The cardiostrong treadmill TX 80 has an training computer, which can be intuitively used and whose LCD display informs clearly about all important data of your workout.
You can liven up your workout with your favourite music, because the cardiostrong treadmill TX 80 is equiped with loudspeakers and a connection for a USB stick to play MP3s. This makes the cardiostrong treadmill TX 80 first choice regarding ambitious running workouts at home.
The cardiostrong treadmill TR20 is good for smaller fitness rooms as well thanks to its folding mechanism and compact dimensions. The 2.0 HP motor makes up to 16 km/h possible. Incline can be varied up to 12 % for the cardiostrong treadmill TR20. 9 programs, one of them pulse controlled, provide even more diversion. The cardiostrong treadmill TR20 is equipped with integrated hand pulse sensors for measuring heart rate.
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.
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.
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