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 cardiostrong treadmill TX50 convinces by the combination of well-thought out design, loadable construction, and most modern equipment: The 3 HP motor of the cardiostrong treadmill TX50 guarantees a smooth run even for high weight and speed loads. The running surface of 152 cm x 51 cm of the cardiostrong treadmill provides enough space even for training sessions at high paces. The cardiostrong treadmill TX50 can be loaded up to 150 kg - due to the sturdy construction, the treadmill is a durable training partner even for regular workouts.
Test winner: best treadmill up to 1,500 EUR test judgement: "Good (89.4%)" ETM 02/2012
You would like your treadmill to have the perfect shock absorption system, be sturdy, comfortable, and safe? The solution: Taurus T9.9!
The Taurus treadmill T9.9 allows a running training of commercial level. The treadmill is very loadable and has a powerful motor. Its thick orthopedic running belt is very durable and improves the already excellent absorption. In addition, the treadmill can be connected to Smartphones/ Tablets and even be used to train interactively using an appropriate running App.
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 Technogym treadmill MyRun is an innovative treadmill, setting new standards with its well-thought out design. The treadmill is perfectly adapted to the MyRun-App, which, i.e., provides an immediate feedback. Due to the special construction, the running surface can be completely used and thus offers a better running experience.
The professional model of the Taurus treadmill is ideal for a demanding workout at home. The Taurus treadmill T9.5 is made of high-quality materials and thus suitable for a semi-professional use. Incl. heart rate control, a powerful 3 HP motor, and an extra large running surface with orthopedic belt.
The inspiring equipment makes the Taurus treadmill T9.5 makes it our price-performance tip in the price range of 2,000 EUR!
The cardiostrong treadmill TR70 is equipped with a strong motor and a big running surface - the conditions for doing a training in order to increase the performance (sprints). A good absorption and high loadability make it an affordable treadmill option for training beginners.
The cardiostrong TR20 is a compact and affordable beginner treadmill for ligth running sessions and walking at home. Thanks to the small set-up dimensions and a folding mechanism, the treadmill can be placed even in small fitness facilities or your living room.
Kettler präsentiert das robuste Laufband Race, das durch sein hervorragendes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis für Einsteiger ideal geeignet ist. Das Kettler Laufband Race glänzt mit seinem Dämpfungssystem Shock-Absorber, das ein gelenkschonendes und angenehmes Laufen ermöglicht. Für mehr Trainingsmotivation sorgen 25 Trainingsprogramme, von denen drei pulsgesteuert sind.
The new treadmill T10.3 Pro - now with much improved console compared to the approved predecessor T10.3!
The Taurus commercial treadmill T10.3 Pro 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.
Stable and diversified treadmill for beginners and leisure runners!
The cardiostrong treadmill TR30 is perfect for starting your running training: It is assembled quickly, very space-efficient, and easy to use - and a real bargain at an affordable price of less than 1,000 EUR.
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.