Treadmill Basics

Treadmill Consumer Reports Are Useful

When you need to decide which brand of treadmill to buy, it is important for you to read  the reviews written by consumers and experts. The reviews on a particular treadmill by  customers would tell you about the actual performance of a treadmill. These reports are useful for manufacturers as well, since they point out the design and manufacturing flaws and give manufacturers a chance to improve the treadmill.

In short, after reading consumer reports on treadmills, you get more information to help you make your purchase decision.

Customer reviews are very useful and informative. Customers provide an insight into the reliability, performance and quality of these machines. Customers relate their experiences with the treadmills and provide information on the advantages ad disadvantages of each model.

By reading these reports you can get a good idea of the quality of the components that are used in a particular brand and model.

Let us take a look at the components used in a treadmill.

Motor
The motor should be powerful enough to allow you to use the treadmill continuously. If you are a beginner, then your sessions on the treadmill might be short. As you practice running, jogging or walking, you gain more experience and become fitter. Chances are that your exercise sessions will become longer as you keep using the treadmill. It is preferable to have extra power available so that you can use it when you need to.

The motor should be quiet and should be covered by a decent warranty.

Tread Belt
When you run on a treadmill, you are confined to a limited space. If that space is too short, then there is a chance that you will feel cramped or might not be able to exercise properly. The length and the width of the treadmill belt should be sufficient enough to allow you to run comfortably.

Inclination
As you use your treadmill and build up stamina, you would definitely want to practice running uphill. This can be achieved on a treadmill if it has an incline feature.

Gadgets
There are some gadgets that are very useful. Examples of these are heart rate and pulse rate monitors, CD players and an LCD TV. It is a big plus if the treadmill model of your choice has these gadgets built in.

Treadmill reports provide information on not only the treadmill models, but also provide useful tips on exercising that will help to improve the satisfaction you will get from your workouts.