Treadmill Guides

Features To Look For Buying A Good Treadmill

Sometimes, knowing the features of a typical treadmill is not enough to help you determine a good buy. So below, we have provided you with a list of features to covet in a treadmill:

Emergency Shut Off: Generally, to cut power instantly you yank or push these magnets or buttons known as emergency shut off. This can be very handy if you get into trouble working out on your treadmill.

Hand Rails: It is true that nobody wants to get hampered holding onto a rail while running. But before you dismiss the notion, consider what the hand rails are for. Handrails are for safety and balance which you surely need. If not, then at least get one with a slightly extended front rail.

 Cushioning: How much is based on personal preference. This is for less impact and more comfort with each foot strike you make.

Safety Lock or Switch: This is advisable if you have kids who love to fiddle with things and accidentally start the machine.

At least one year manufacturer’s warranty on parts and labor. Most companies these days offer various levels on frames, motors, parts and labor that vary from 1-5 years, with some even offering 10 years or limited lifetime. Check on the limits, though.