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Precor TRM 445 Review

Quick Summary

Built to spa standards and loaded with extras, the Precor TRM 445 is among the best home treadmills in its luxury price class.

Highlights include fantastic durability, a 56″ x 22″ track with incline and decline, four user profiles, 23 preset workouts, and data sharing with a fitness app.

Other perks are a tablet holder, iPod compatibility and smartphone integration… And there’s more!

Read on for our full Precor TRM 445 review.

Specifications

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Model Precor TRM 445
Rating

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92.7%
List Price

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

$4,799
Best Price

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$4,799
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).

-2 - 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 56"
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.

23
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 + Heart Rate Monitor
Dimensions

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

79" x 34" x 59.5"
Display

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

7-inch 16:9 color display with backlit capacitive touch buttons. Acrylic LCD faceplate.
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: 10 Years
Console: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 92.7%

Our Rating

Rating: 92.7/100. The TRM 445 is the top treadmill in Precor’s Precision Series, a home treadmill collection with true commercial quality. Precision Series treadmills are built to the same high standards as Precor’s treadmills for fitness clubs — but for home environments they’re sold with long 10-year parts warranties. One highlight of the Precor TRM 445 is its extra-wide track with automated ramp. The ramp has an uphill/downhill range of -2% to +15%, offering you great opportunity for extra-speedy calorie burn and muscle toning. Another highlight is this treadmill’s overall tech integration for training support and entertainment: For training support it has 23 preset workout programs, can support up to four user profiles, and lets each user save new programs.

There’s wireless tracking too; the TRM 445 can send your heart rate, calorie burn, distance covered and other session data to a wireless fitness app and provide weekly summaries of your progress. For extra motivation from entertainment, Precor includes a secure holder for your tablet computer plus console controls for your iPod or smartphone. There’s even more to consider too… Here are lists of pros and cons about choosing the Precor TRM 445 as your fitness buddy.

Pros:

  • Club-quality performance
  • Long warranties on parts and electronics
  • Maintenance-free track (Infused with silicone, no lubrication required)
  • Non-slip track surface
  • Incline/decline of -2 to 15 percent (Extra toning and calorie burn!)
  • 23 preset workouts in varied goal categories
  • Four user profiles
  • Four custom programs per user
  • Wireless heart rate monitoring (Chest strap included)
  • Wireless data tracking (Info sent to Preva mobile app)
  • Tablet computer holder
  • On-screen controls for mobile devices
  • Charging port for mobile device
  • Reversible deck (Double the life)
  • Welded steel frame, powder coated
  • High weight capacity
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • Long handrails

Cons:

  • High price
  • Heavy weight (About 350 pounds or 160 kilograms)
  • Track length of 56″ might not suffice for tall runners

Introduction

Looking for club-quality cardio training at home? The TRM 445 is the leading treadmill in the Precor Precision Series, a world-class line of home treadmills. One benefit of ownership is the virtually no-maintenance design; the TRM 445 is built to commercial standards but is sold with a 10-year parts warranty for residential use. As the Precision Series leader it has lots of special features too: an automated incline and decline, 23 preset workout programs, smartphone and iPod integration, and a tablet computer holder are just a sampling. Read on for details about the Precor 445’s programming, other features and excellent warranty.

Workout Programs

The Precor Precision Series TRM 445 has 23 preset workouts plus manual mode to help you train efficiently. The menu includes six interval training programs plus Rolling Hills, Mountain Peaks, Heart Rate Cardio, Aerobic, Aerobic Plus, Fat Burner, Heart Rate, Fat Burn, Heart Rate Zone, Glute Toner, Glute Toner Plus, Leg Sculpt, Leg Sculpt Plus, 1 Mile, 5K, 10K and Fitness Test.

Twenty-seven workout metrics can be shown on the 7″ screen: Time Remaining, Time Elapsed, Segment Time, Finish Time, Total Distance, Elevation Gain, Distance Remaining, Pace, Average Pace, Average Speed, Calories, Calories/Min, Calories/Hr, METs, Watts, Current HR, Current Zone, Average HR, Max HR, Target HR, Time in Zone, Incline, Speed and Percent Complete. Also displayed are graphs labeled Speed, Incline and Heart Rate. Following each workout a summary with 12 session statistics is shown. Metric and US Standard formats are available for each user profile.

Precor TRM 445 Features

Make the most of every minute training. For speedier calorie burn and muscle toning, this Precor treadmill has a power ramp with -2% to 15% range. Control the angle as you exercise or follow a preset program for automated simulations of uphill and downhill training.

The Precor TRM 245 supports four user profiles. Some benefits of having a profile include receiving personalized workout suggestions, the ability to retrieve favorite and recent workouts, and getting more accurate calorie burn data. Users can also get automated data tracking with the Preva wireless app.

For extra motivation a tablet computer can be attached to the Precor 445 console, docked above its 7″ data display. The treadmill also has on-screen controls and a charging port for your iPhone, Android smartphone or iPod.

Precor Precision treadmills support heart rate monitoring with touch sensors and wireless tracking. A wireless transmitter is included with the Precor 445’s sale price.

The TRM 445 has a commercial quality 56″ x 22″ tread track. The track is multilayered for quiet operation and durability, and Precor uses a variable cushioning system; the track runs over Ground Effects® Impact Control System. This system provides different cushioning for points of push-off and landing. Additionally Precor’s Integrated Footplant Technology™ reduces stress on your joints by micro-adjusting the track speed in response to your movement.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Precor TRM 445’s competitive warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts & Wear Items: 10 years
– Console: 3 years
– Labor: 1 year

Conclusion

The Precor TRM 445 leads a series of world-class treadmills. It costs more than others up front but pays for itself in the long run. It’s basically no-maintenance and is designed to serve you well for many years. Among treadmills in its price class, the TRM 445 is a best buy for club-quality workouts with excellent program variety, customized training suggestions, and the benefits of uphill/downhill training.