Besides the test winner LIVESTRONG® 12.9T, the Taurus Fitness T9.5 and the cardiostrong TX 50 are among the leaders in the current treadmill test of the ETM test magazine (02/2012). The cardiostrong treadmill TX 50 became the best treadmill in the category under 1500,- Euro. The TX 50 was "auch bei hohem Tempo und schweren Läufern (>100 kg) stets fest und sicher" (sturdy and safe even for high speeds and heavy runners (>100 kg)) during the test. Besides the greates program selection of all tested treadmills, the cardiostrong treadmill convinces by its intuitive use.
The second placed Taurus Fitness treadmill T9.5 got the highest valuation in the category "safety" and was praised for its solid workmanship. The T9.5 "brilliert in Sachen Materialqualität und Laufeigenschaften" (was brilliant regarding material quality and running features). Furthermore, the Taurus treadmill T9.5 has the biggest running surface of all tested equipment. Best treadmill under 1000,- Euro, and therefore a "snip" according to testing persons, is 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 outstripped some expensive equipment with varied programs and luxuriant equipment).
The treadmill is one of the "classic" fitness equipment and is often used for improving fitness. Exercising on the treadmill stimulates fat burning and strengthens leg and back muscles. Many athletes find jogging on a treadmill to be a relaxing diversion after a day full of stress. Independent of weather and time, you can do some sports and do something good for your body. By means of a precise control of the pace, you adjust the treadmill to your running styles like walking, going or jogging - according to which intensity you wish to exercise. Many treadmills can be adjusted in incline and ascents can be simulated and different muscle groups are specifically exercised.
Which treadmill is the good one for me ? You find information about differences between different treadmills in our treadmill guide:
Motor (HP and maximum speed):
Choose the treadmill according to speed, so that enough scope is given to the maximum speed preset by the treadmill - to have still possibilities to increase and not to let the treadmill permanently run at maximum speeds. Motors with digital drive technology (Digital-Drive) run more precisely and more constantly than common motors because of quick, digital signal use - a digital drive motor is more silent and more durable.
Dimensions of running surface:
Training comfort and stride safety increase with bigger running surfaces. The quicker the speed while exercising on the treadmill, the stronger the change in speed and incline, and the taller the exercising person (and its stride length), the larger should be the running surface of the treadmill.
A good shock absorption of the running deck is of great importance for exercising persons with back and knee problems. Most of our treadmills are of very good shock absorption, as i.e. the models of Life Fitness, Taurus Fitness, Circle Fitness, cardiostrong, LiveStrong, Vision Fitness, and Horizon Fitness. Treadmills of Tunturi, Bremshey, Kettler, and U.N.O. are of good shock absorption; Daum, Bremshey, Reebok, and Hammer treadmills are satisfactory to sufficient.
Electronic/manual incline adjustment:
Starting models are often equipped with a manual incline adjustment. The workout on the treadmill needs to be interrupted for changing and the incline angle has to be changed by hand. When the treadmill is equipped with an electronic incline adjustment, the incline can also be comfortably adjusted while exercising - at the touch of a button. Your treadmill workout becomes more varied and more flexible.
Training programs provide diversion while exercising on a treadmill and increase motivation.
Some treadmill models offer to save your own workout programs and also save your personal course.
Pulse control/pulse controlled workout programs:
You can see the appropriate pulse value in a chart by means of age, gender, and preferred training goal (increase in stamina, fat burning, etc.) for models with pulse control. The treadmill controls - depending upon the model - speed and/or incline angle, so that you always exercise within the preset heart rate. Thereby, you exercise in an optimized and healthy way.
The running surface is easy to fold up for foldable treadmills. The treadmill can be stored in a space saving way after your workout.
Treadmills of Life Fitness, Taurus Fitness, Circle Fitness, and Vision Fitness are of excellent workmanship; cardiostrong, LIVESTRONG, Horizon-Fitness, Kettler, Tunturi are of good workmanship.
Volume can vary because of different motor types and power (depending upon the treadmill): Life Fitness, Taurus Fitness, Circle Fitness, Taurus, cardiostrong, LIVESTRONG, and Vision Fitness are very silent; Horizon Fitness, UNO, Daum, and Kettler show a silent to middle noise development; Bremshey, Hammer, and Reebok are a bit less silent.
Current treadmill tests: ETM test magazine treadmill test number: 02/12
In the number of February, 2012, the ETM test magazine tested all in all 13 treadmills. Besides training features, aspects like safety, workmanship/equipment, etc. have been included in valuation of treadmills. At the top: our treadmills of Taurus Fitness and cardiostrong. 1st place: LIVESTRONG treadmill 12.9T, test mark: "sehr gut" (Very good) with 92.4 % The test winner is at the top, i.e., in the category "equipment & material". The testing persons like the motivating LiveTrack display. 2nd place:Taurus Fitness treadmill T9.5, test mark: "gut" (Good) with 90.3 % The Taurus treadmill convinces by safety with highest given mark in the test. The treadmill is equipped with the largest running surface of all tested equipment. The solid construction is also emphasized. 3rd place:cardiostrong treadmill TX 50, test mark: "gut" (Good) with 89.4%
The cardiostrong treadmill TX 50 is praised for the greatest selection of programs in the test. The IntelliStep and the Intelli-Guard-functions are positively mentioned. At the same time, the cardiostrong TX 50 is the best tested equipment in the treadmill category under 1500,- Euro.
Best treadmill under 1000,- Euro became the cardiostrong TR 30. A plus of it are varied programs and good equipment.
Our treadmill tips for beginners: cardiostrong treadmill TR 30 (2.25 HP continuous output, good shock absorption, 14 motivating workout programs, solid workmanship, MP3/iPOD® connexion, snip !)
LIVESTRONG treadmill LS 7.9T (among others developped by Lance Armstrong, 2.5 HP continuous output, 3-zones-shock absorption system, integrated training statistics, reduced introduction price !)
Our treadmill tips for advanced users:
cardiostrong treadmill TR 70i (3.25 HP continuous output, joint-gentle shock absorption features, 22 motivating workout programs, incl. Sport-Tiedje USB-Kit for innovative Sport-Tiedje Online Training software, step rails made of aluminium, our price-performance tip !)
Horizon treadmill Paragon S (successor of the starting model Horizon treadmill Paragon III HRC, 2.5 HP continuous output, 4.4 mm orthopedic running mat, very maintenance-low running deck) cardiostrong treadmill TX 50 (powerful 3 HP motor, Orthobelt running mat for joint-gentle workouts, hot keys, folded in space saving way)
Life Fitness treadmill F1 Smart Folding (USB connexion for transmission and analysis of your data to the Virtual Trainer Website, iPod connexion, Flex Deck Shock Absorption System, foldable)
LIVESTRONG treadmill LS 12.9T (flagship of the Lance Armstrong treadmill series, 3 HP continuous output, large running surface, detailed training statistics, multitude of (pulse) workout programs, incline up to 14%, modern design, special price !) Taurus Fitness treadmill T9.5 (3 HP continuous output, 55 cm running mat, 38 motivating workout programs, body fat measuring, extremely solid construction, can be loaded up to 180 kg (!), suitable for semi-professional use)
Our treadmill tips for advanced use and ambitious running workouts : Taurus Fitness treadmill T9.9 (3 HP continuous output, extremely large, thick Orthobelt running surface, 66 motivating workout programs, extremely solid workmanship, and even more user-friendly cockpit use than that of the Taurus treadmill T9.5, unbeatable price !)
Life Fitness treadmill F3 Basic (of the approved gym supplier Life Fitness, patented shock absorption system, quality components, modern design)
Vision treadmill T9550 Premium (Cambridge brand motor, orthopedic running mat (4.4 mm), technical features like integrated training statistics and DVD function, highly-definition colour display, easy menu)
Our treadmill tips for upscale use:
Circle gym treadmill M7200 (gym quality, 3 HP AC motor, 90 mm rollers, long durability, intuitively easy menu-driven use, maximum sturdiness, reduced by more than 30% !)
Life Fitness treadmill Club Series CST (4 HP continuous output, MagnaDrive-System for precise engine timing, top-quality shock absorption, 90 mm rollers, extra strong steel frame, gym handrails with front grip, 20 motivating workout programs) Taurus gym treadmill T10.3 Pro (powerful, maintenance low 3 HP AC motor, treadmill of gym quality, very large running surface)
Taurus gym treadmill T10.7 Pro (extremely solid gym treadmill, visual training control, very large running surface, powerful 4 HP AC motor)
Life Fitness treadmill T7.0 (joint-gentle Flex-Deck shock absorption technology, easy use, awarded by Consumers Digest)
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
Treadmill and desk in one - the cardiostrong desktop treadmill TR1200DT is ideal to keep in shape while doing office work. While walking on the treadmill between 0.6 and 6 km/h, you use the desk as top for your work utensils like monitor, telephone, etc. It is already after a short time of getting used to it, that you do no longer recognize the slow walking while working on the desk. The cardiostrong desktop treadmill TR1200DT helps to avoid daily long sitting and you keep healthy.
DC-Motor PS - continuous duty 2.25 HP
Running surface: 142 x 51 cm
speed: 0.6 - 6 km/h
Display of exercise profiles via LED
cardiostrong Desktop treadmill - keep in shape at office with the treadmill-desk !
Already 10,000 steps a day support your health
Desk height is variable between 105 to 145 cm
Big desk with surface of 74 x 104 cm
Intelli-Step function counts your steps
Intelli-Guard: the cardiostrong desktop treadmill stops automatically once you do no longer walk on the treadmill
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.