Advanced Search

Precor TRM 211 Review

Quick Summary

The Precor TRM 211 is a luxury treadmill for home use.

It’s adapted from Precor’s world-class commercial fitness equipment but costs just $1,999 on sale.

Key specs for this long-lasting cardio trainer are a 57″ x 20″ maintenance-free track, a quiet 3.0 CHP motor, and a power incline with maximum 15% tilt.

Its generous warranty includes five years of parts protection and more.

See details below in our full Precor TRM 211 review.

Specifications

FitRated
Model Precor TRM 211
Rating

Our custom rating considers all of the treadmill's features, specs, warranties, and 100's of user & expert reviews, to save you time!

92.5%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$2,199
Best Price

Since prices change daily, this link goes to our preferred retailer for the current best price. Note: MSRP stands for Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price.

$1,999
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).

22" 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.

Multi-ply polyester satin weave with a PVC non-slip surface
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.

6
Max. Weight

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

n/a
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 32" x 54"
Display

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

Blue and white 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 and Wear: 5 Years
Console: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 92.5%

Our Rating

Rating: 92.5/100. The TRM 211 is the entry level treadmill in the Precor Energy Series, which features home fitness equipment adapted from Precor’s world-class health club machines. The series earns great customer reviews and normally has a $2,199 to $2,999 price range. Now selling for just $1,999, the Precor Energy Series TRM 211 is very competitively priced for a treadmill of its quality. Just like health club treadmills it has a welded steel frame, a commercial motor and a maintenance-free belt. Its 57″ x 20″ track provides ample room to run, plus it offers training boosts with its maximum 15% power incline. Six preset programs help trainees exercise for efficient cardio health and weight management. Read on for pros, cons and other Precor treadmills in its series.

Pros:

  • Welded steel frame with powder coating
  • Maintenance-free tread belt
  • Multi-ply track
  • 57″ x 20″ running surface
  • 3.0 CHP
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • 6 preset workouts
  • Incline 0% to 15%

Cons:

  • Cannot save user profiles
  • No wireless heart rate monitoring
  • Large footprint (81″ x 32″)
  • Taller runners might want want to consider a roomier 20″ x 60″ running surface.

The Precor TRM 211 offers a lot in terms of high quality basics. Still, it’s basic for a Precor treadmill. Higher models in the Energy Series (the TRM 223 and 243) have upgrades including wireless heart rate monitoring, user profiles, color displays, iPod compatibility and wireless connections for fitness tracking. All Energy Series treadmills share the same steel frame, 3.0 horsepower, maintenance-free belt and power incline.

Introduction

The Precor TRM 211 Treadmill is built to support years of power walks, jogs and long runs in the comfort of your home — and without requiring service calls. It has a quiet 3.0 CHP motor and a roomy 20″ x 57″ workout surface. A deck cushioning system called Energy Stride provides a smart balance of support and cushioning throughout your stride. The track’s top speed is 12 mph, and for added challenge the workout surface can tilt by up to 15 percent. Use this automated incline to speed up your calorie burn, target different muscle groups and take a bit of pressure off your knees. Six workout programs are included to help you efficiently burn calories and exercise your cardiovascular system.

Overall the TRM 211 has the feel of a streamlined Precor you might use in a health club. This entry level model isn’t flashy but it’s built for beautiful hassle-free performance. Full price is $2,199 and a web sale price is $1,999. The price includes a five-year parts warranty plus other customer protections.

Workout Programs

This Precor has the classic preset programs found on fitness club treadmills: Manual (Quick Start), Weight Loss, Interval, Hill Climb, Walk, and Fun Run (10K).

The data feedback are Calories, Distance, Time Elapsed, Time Remaining, Incline, Pace, Speed, Heart Rate and SmartRate® Zone. Metric and US Standard formats can be used.

SmartRate® Zone is a color-coded readout that helps you exercise within your target heart rate zone. It shows three exertion categories: Fat Burn, Cardio and Peak.

Precor TRM 211 Features

The above workout apps and exercise data are shown on a blue and white LCD.

The Precor TRM 211 treadmill has a 57″ x 20″ track with a low step-on height. Its deck uses Energy Stride technology to provide a smart combination of support and cushioning for comfortable strides.

The track has a power incline with a range of 0% to 15%. The incline can be controlled by workout programs and with console buttons.

Short handlebars are included for support. They have integrated sensors for convenient heart rate monitoring.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Precor TRM 211 Treadmill warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Parts & Wear Items: 5 years

– Console: 3 years

– Labor: 1 year

Conclusion

The Precor TRM 211 Energy Series treadmill is one of the most affordable home treadmill from an industry leader. It’s a great treadmill under $2,000 when comfortable exercise, low-maintenance operation and durability are prioritized. This purchase is backed by high quality customer service and one of the best warranties in its price class.