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Precor 9.23 Review


Intro

Precor 9.23 Treadmill

It’s very easy to get excited about bonus features like mp3 docks, surround sound, the revolutionary iFit and more, but when it comes to essentials you need a treadmill that is A) powerful B) stable and C) durable.

The Precor 9.23 answer all of the above with a powerful (3.0 CHP motor), large running surface (20″ x 57″), phenolic laminated deck and durable steel drive.

Precor has continued to focus on the performance of their treadmills, ignoring a lot of electronic extras, in the hope that consumers will prefer something that is durable over technologically advanced.

Learn more by reading our full Precor 9.23 treadmill review below…


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Specifications

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Model Precor 9.23
Rating

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74.0%
List Price

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Speed

Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0.5 - 12 mph
Incline

Treadmill Incline measures the angle of the deck, and how steep it is relative to the floor (0% is flat, and 15% is like a steep hill).

0 - 15%
Motor

The Treadmill Motor is what turns the belt as you run. We recommend at least 2 HP (Horsepower) motors, 2.5+ HP for jogging, and 3.0+ HP for running.

3.0 CHP
Deck

Treadmill Deck dimensions are measured in inches: Width x Length. The wider and longer the deck, the safer it is (55-60 inches long recommended for running).

20" x 57"
Belt

The Treadmill Belt is the surface you run on. The thicker the belt, the less impact on your joints. At least 2-ply (1 inch) recommended.

Ground Effects Cushioning Multi-Ply (1")
Folding?

Some treadmills are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Programs

Treadmill Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

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Max. Weight

Treadmill Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

Undisclosed
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Pulse Grips
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

81" x 31" x 54"
Weight: 227 lbs
Rollers: 2.36"
Display

Treadmill Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

LCD
Cooling Fans

Treadmill Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout.

Accessory Tray

Some treadmills include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Treadmills that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (no headphones).

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).

Warranty

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 5 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 74.0%

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 74.0/100. Commercial-grade treadmill offers little else in terms of extras, though features a durable steel drive and phenolic laminated deck. A large, bulky treadmill which takes up a lot of space yet makes up for with smooth production and quiet operation.

Pros:
– Industry standard 3.0 CHP motor
– Laminated double side deck for extra durability
– Ground Effects adjustable cushioning
– Diagnostics for weight and age
– Quick heart rate reading with pulse grips
– Versatile speed and incline range

Cons:
– Poor number of workout programs for price
– No iPod/mp3 dock, built-in speakers
– No warranty coverage on motor or deck

Introduction

Precor prides itself with the 9.23 as being an exceptionally durable, low-impact treadmill with all the must-have features.

The advanced heart rate monitoring system ensures that users stay in their target zone while an intuitive console displays additional workout metrics including heart rate, time, duration and calories burned.

Parents will love the added safety features (for children and guests) while individuals of any age will appreciate the diagnostic system where users can set their age, weight, interval speeds and incline.

Exceptional detail is a must for Precor and its shows on the 9.23 with subtle touches like the power-coating process (added cosmetic topcoat and durability to the frame) and reversible laminated deck doubling the life of the Precor 9.23.

Workout Programs

Six workout programs are included on the Precor 9.23, along with the option to design your own workout by combining different features on the treadmill.

Engage in a fun run, simulate climbing hills, walk your way to your fitness goals, lose weight or mix it up with an integrated mix of speed, incline and program options.

Specifically set up a heart exercise program utilizing the handgrip sensors which display target information through the red-LED six window console.

The treadmill is not compatible with iFit Live and the pre-defined workout variety is modest, one big knock on the Precor 9.23.

Treadmill Features

Precor 9.23 contains additional features that help you work through your fitness routine, including an accessory tray that provides a handy spot to set water bottles, mp3s and reading material.

The integrated fan keeps you cool while exercising and QuickStart begins your workout with the single touch of a button.

A lot of the focus has went to the frame and deck on the Precor 9.23, which features a double laminated deck and little maintenance after purchase.

The Ground Effects Impact Control Cushioning system is designed to put less stress on back, knees, and joints. Shock absorbers at the front of the deck offer extra cushioning to absorb impact, while a pivot point in the back supports a full range-of-motion and provides a solid surface, but with some give, for an easy push off.

Stride Support technology senses the changes in your stride velocity and adjusts the belt speed up to 57 times a second at 12 mph.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Precor 9.23 treadmill warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame & Welds: Lifetime
– Parts & Wear Items: 5 Years
– Labor: 1 Year

For more information call (800) 786-8404.

Conclusion

The Precor 9.23 is a quality treadmill built with well-designed parts and great care. The incline up to 15% and maximum speed of 12 mph guarantees a strenuous workout and the multi-zone shock absorption system reduces impact on your joints and feet.

Still not sure? Compare the 9.23 to other treadmills produced by Precor.