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Precor TRM 223 Review

Quick Summary

The TRM 223 is the second of three high-end home treadmills in the Precor Energy Series.

It’s adapted from Precor’s world famous health club treadmills and costs $2,699 on sale.

To deliver club-quality workouts it features a maintenance-free 57″ track, a 3.0 CHP commercial motor, wireless heart rate monitoring and a power incline.

Nine workout programs are included and two users can save profiles.

Get details from our full Precor TRM 223 review below.

Specifications

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Model Precor TRM 223
Rating

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91.1%
List Price

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

$2,699
Best Price

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$2,699
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.

10
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 33" x 59"
Display

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

High contrast blue-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: 91.1%

Our Rating

Rating: 91.1/100. The TRM 223 is the middle treadmill in Precor’s Energy Series, and it’s moderately priced for a luxury treadmill. It offers the high quality workouts of health club treadmills but carries a warranty for home use. Key points are a maintenance-free track, a power incline range up to 15%, two user profiles, a workout computer with nine training programs, and wireless heart rate monitoring. The running surface measures 57″ x 20″. Extras include a secure holder for your tablet computer and on-screen volume control for your Apple or Android device. Is it your best buy treadmill for $2,699? Read on for pros and cons about choosing the Precor TRM 223.

Pros:

  • Welded steel frame with powder coating
  • Maintenance-free track
  • Multi-ply track (Thick, durable and quiet)
  • 57″ x 20″ workout surface
  • Nine preset workouts
  • Two user profiles
  • Tablet computer holder
  • Volume control for mobile devices
  • Incline 0% to 15%
  • Wireless heart rate monitoring
  • 3.0 CHP commercial motor
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • Long handrails

Cons:

  • Not foldable, has a large footprint (81″ x 33″)
  • Not portable (238 pounds)

Introduction

The Precor TRM 223 Treadmill is designed to last for many years and keep you engaged with healthy cardio training. It provides the high quality associated with Precor’s health club treadmills, but it’s priced lower and carries a residential-only warranty. One big attraction is its virtually no-maintenance design. Precor treadmill tracks are infused with silicone, so no lubrication is required, and the motors are commercial quality too. Here the electronics are under warranty for three years (that’s above average) and provide nine workout programs. The TRM 223 also has wireless and touch heart rate monitoring, onboard volume controls for your smartphone or iPod, and a SmartGrip™ tablet computer holder. Full price is $2,999 and the web sale price is $2,699.

Precor’s sale price includes a five-year parts warranty and other buyer protections.

Workout Programs

The Precor TRM 223 has nine workout programs to help you train efficiently: Manual (Quick Start), Cross Country, 1-1 Interval, 1-2 Interval, Random, Weight Loss, Hill Climb, Walk, and Aerobic.

As for exercise feedback there are 13 data fields. Metric and US Standard formats can be used. During each workout the console shows Calories, Calories per Minute, Distance, Time Elapsed, Time Remaining, Incline, Pace, Speed, Average Speed, Heart Rate, Target Heart Rate and SmartRate® Zone. (SmartRate® Zone helps you see in a quick glance whether you’re exercising in the category of Fat Burn, Cardio or Peak.) After each workout a summary with four session statistics is displayed.

Two user profiles are supported. Advantages of using a profile are getting more accurate data about your calorie burn and heart rate zone.

Precor TRM 223 Features

The workout programs and exercise data described above are shown on a blue and white LCD. The screen has acrylic overlay for durability and the console uses soft dome-style buttons.

For entertainment or multitasking during workouts you can attach your tablet computer to the console. The console also has volume controls for your connected smartphone or iPod.

The Precor TRM 223 treadmill has a 57″ x 20″ track. Its deck has a low step-on height and provides a comfortable combination of flex and support for your strides.

Treadmills in the Precor Energy Series have power inclines with 0% to 15% range. Use the incline to simulate outdoor routes, to shift weight off your knees, to speed up calorie burn and isolate different muscles. You can control the incline yourself or let preset programs do the work.

Long handrails are included for support. They have touch sensors for convenient heart rate monitoring. The TRM 223 is also compatible with Polar wireless chest straps.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Precor TRM 223’s competitive warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts & Wear Items: 5 years
– Console: 3 years
– Labor: 1 year

Conclusion

The Precor TRM 223 is a top value for shoppers seeking health club quality treadmill workouts at home. It’s comfortable to use, has a power incline, provides diverse workout programs and lets you securely dock a tablet computer. Like all Precor treadmills, this model is long-lasting and backed by high quality customer service too. This model is Precor’s best home treadmill under $3,000.