Treadmills with iPod Dock Comparison
Treadmills with an iPod dock are one of the latest luxury features and will likely be a standard spec for treadmills in the very near future. Incorporating the latest mp3 craze, treadmills with an iPod dock allows individuals to plug-in and listen freely to their own music. Here are the Top 5 treadmills with iPod dock:
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|Incline||0 - 15%||0 - 15%||-3 - 15%||-3 - 15%||0 - 15%|
|Motor||4.0 CHP||3.5 CHP||3.8 CHP||3.8 CHP||3.5 CHP|
|Max. Weight||400 lbs||375 lbs||400 lbs||375 lbs||400 lbs|
|Deck||22" x 60"||22" x 60"||20" x 60"||22" x 60"||22" x 60"|
Treadmills with iPod Dock Buying Guide
It seems like only yesterday that if you wanted to rock out while you exercised the only alternatives were CD stereos or Walkmans (yes, Walkmans).
Technology has certainly changed and through this rapid progression treadmills have found a way to evolve with the times. Personal music devices (or mp3 players for short) are definitely the preferred method for listening to music while working out these days and the treadmill industry has responded by producing built-in iPod or mp3 docks.
While having a treadmill with an iPod dock at the moment is considered an added luxury, it’s highly likely that in the next five years a treadmill with iPod dock will be standard and expected. Until that time, consumers who are willing to spend a little extra (up from the budget treadmills) will be able to enjoy this special extra.
Treadmills with an iPod dock simply allow users to easy plug-in their mp3 player and listen to a playlist as they walk/jog/run on the machine. Most treadmills with this feature are also equipped with built-in speakers although a few only have the connection port so you will still need earphones.
Treadmill iPod docks are certainly a great luxury but when shopping for a treadmill it all comes down to how much you personally feel like a built-in iPod dock will benefit your fitness experience. Even without a treadmill iPod dock, most companies include accessory trays as a standard feature so you can still place the mp3 player on the tray and exercise with headphones.
Really high end treadmills are already finding ways to improve the iPod dock with the playlist displayed on the LCD/LED screen or even incredible new software “that recognizes what type of user you are and tunes in with your likes and needs”. Treadmills are also getting jazzed up these days with satellite radio and even built-in televisions. This is, of course, becoming more and more in-line with what you would expect at a local gym where you can walk/jog while watching big screen TVs.
The biggest luxury to owning a treadmill with an iPod dock is you rarely need to use your earphones. Earphones are great for when you jog/run outside, however most consumers would much rather listen to music on hi-fidelity speakers if possible. Therefore, when you shop for a treadmill with an iPod dock be sure to also study the built-in speakers.
You can probably attest that not all speakers sound the same. For example, music is obviously going to sound way better on a $500 speaker system with a massive subwoofer when compared to stock speakers on a laptop. The quality of speakers can also differ on treadmills so try and test them out before you purchase a treadmill.
If music is your life you need a treadmill that supports your addiction. IPod/mp3 players have made it much easier to store all your tunes in a small, lightweight unit. Why not expect the same when shopping for a treadmill?
More Treadmills with iPod Dock
The following did not make the Top 5 Treadmills with iPod Dock, but are still worth a look:
The ProForm Power 995 is a quality treadmill in a very competive price range. The ProForm Power 995 features a strong motor, spacious running surface and iFit workout technology. It's also compatible with iPod players and music sounds decent on Intermix Acoustics 3.0 built-in speakers.
Read the full ProForm Power 995 Review
The Sole S77 provides a powerful motor (4.0 CHP), spacious running surface (22" x 60"), durable frame (max user weight 400 lbs.), 10 workout programs and 9" LCD display all for under $2,000. It's one of the best values on the market.
Read the full Sole S77 Review
Despite being an "entry-level" treadmill of the prestigious Sole Fitness manufacture, the F63 is a surprisingly dependable treadmill and offered at a very reasonable price.
Read the full Sole F63 Review
The NordicTrack C 970 is equipped with a 3.0 CHP motor and iFit Live. The C 970 also features a 20" x 60" running surface, LCD display and iPod dock, including 32 workout apps.
Read the full NordicTrack C 970 Pro Review
The Yowza Fitness Daytona is a commercial-grade treadmill with the latest virtual fitness technology, IWM. Intelligent Weight Management not only manages your weight, but also creates fully customized fitness programs.
Read the full Yowza Fitness Daytona Review
The Sole F65 offers a 2.75 CHP motor, 20" x 58" deck, 350 lbs. max user weight frame, 6 pre-defined workout programs and pulse grip heart rate monitoring presented nicely on a vibration free running surface.
Read the full Sole F65 Review
The Yowza Sebring is a trainer that has many of the same features as other treadmills produced by Yowza Fitness, but also offers Intelligent Weight Management (IWM).
Read the full Yowza Fitness Sebring Review
The LifeSpan Fitness TR1200i is an affordable treadmill with iPod dock and USB data storage. The TR1200i treadmill also features heart rate programs and LCD display.
Read the full LifeSpan Fitness TR1200i Review
The Sole F60 is one of the first treadmills we've seen to have flywheels in the motor, designed to reduce amp use as well as extend the life of the motor. The affordable treadmill also features a large, 7.5" LCD display.
Read the full Sole F60 Review
The ProForm 590T is a moderately priced treadmill with a 2.25 CHP motor, 20" x 55" running surface, LCD display and iFit Live. The workout experience is further enhanced with Google Maps compatibility.
Read the full ProForm 590T Review
The ProForm Performance 400 is an entry-level treadmill with the basic specs required for a number of workout opportunities. The treadmill provides ProShox Lite Cushioning which is intended to produce less stress on vital muscles and joints.
Read the full ProForm Performance 400 Review
The Horizon Fitness T202 treadmill is an upgraded version of last year's T102. Consumers will appreciate their collaboration with Nike, evident with the workout programs and exercise customization. The treadmill is also compatible with iPod players and offers rich SonicSurround speakers.
Read the full Horizon Fitness T202 Review
The T101 is a quality budget treadmill designed mostly for walkers. While it's not the most stable or powerful machine the T101 does have some great features like mp3 input and built-in speakers.
Read the full Horizon Fitness T101 Review
The Horizon Evolve SG is quite possibly the most compact treadmill we have ever seen. It's a great buy for those who absolutely need something that does not take up a lot of space, and are not expecting a lot in terms of pre-defined workout programs.
Read the full Horizon Evolve SG Review
The NordicTrack A2550 Pro is compatible with iPod players (with built-in speakers), and also supports iFit Live. The 2.5 CHP motor, 20" x 55" running surface, and 350 lbs. max user weight accommodates just about any user.
Read the full NordicTrack A2550 Pro Review
The Gold's Gym Trainer 1190 is a quality treadmill, affordably priced and loaded with some pretty sweet new features. Quickly reach desired results with 20 pre-defined workout programs as well as iFit Workout Card technology.
Read the full Gold's Gym Trainer 1190 Review
The LiveStrong LS13.0T is equipped with the highly interactive Livetrack technology: plug in a USB cable, then monitor your workout progress on your computer. The treadmill also features LCD display and wireless chest strap for heart rate monitoring.
Read the full LiveStrong LS13.0T Review
The NordicTrack A2750 PRO is a quality treadmill, equipped with a durable 2.8 HP motor and spacious running surface (20" x 60") while offering Touch-Screen display and music compatibilities. The A2750 PRO is also compatible with iFit Live (wireless adapter sold separately).
Read the full NordicTrack A2750 PRO Review
The LiveStrong LS10.0T is a sound treadmill with the basic specs needed to achieve a healthier lifestyle. The LS10.0T features LiveTrack Interactive workout technology and heart rate monitoring.
Read the full LiveStrong LS10.0T Review
The LiveStrong LS8.0T is an entry-level treadmill with some luxurious features like LiveTrack Interactive Technology and MaxComfort Adjustable Cushioning. A portion of each purchase also goes to the LiveStrong Foundation to fight cancer.
Read the full LiveStrong LS8.0T Review
The Yowza Biscayne is quite simply a treadmill for anybody. It is both highly durable as well as folds.
Read the full Yowza Fitness Biscayne Review
The NordicTrack C1250 is one of the best treadmills on the market, with a powerful 3.5 CHP motor and 10" Full-Color TouchScreen display. The C1250 is also compatible with iFit Live and iPod, including built-in Intermix Acoustics 3.0 speakers.
Read the full NordicTrack C1250 Review
The ProForm 380 CS is a very cheap, entry-level treadmill with a few luxuries like an iPod dock, Dual-Grip EKG heart rate monitor, and LCD display. The ProForm 380 CS is ideal for smaller users that need a treadmill for walking purposes.
Read the full ProForm 380 CS Review
The Yowza Keewadin is one of the best treadmills from 2010. The treadmill was produced with high quality parts and attention and comes from one of the most reputable brands in the business.
Read the full Yowza Fitness Keewadin Review
The ProForm Power 1080 is a rather powerful treadmill with a 3.25 CHP motor and 20" x 60" deck. Along with the quality specs, the ProForm Power 1080 also supports iFit Live and iPod/mp3 players.
Read the full ProForm Power 1080 Review
The Yowza Smyrna is the slightly cheaper (and non-folding) version of the Keewadin and Biscayne treadmills, and includes extras like an iPod dock, built-in hi-Fidelity speakers, 3-speed cooling fan, wireless heart rate chest strap and more.
Read the full Yowza Fitness Smyrna Review
The Gold's Gym Crosswalk 570 is equipped with CrossWalk Upper Body Arms, a new way of burning extra calories. In addition to finding a way to include your upper body into the workout routine, the Crosswalk 570 also features a Dual-Grip Heart Rate Monitor and QuickSelect speed/incline controls.
Read the full Gold's Gym Crosswalk 570 Review
The Yowza Fitness Siesta is unavailable, so the closest current model in the Yowza folding treadmill line is the Yowza Fitness Biscayne. It's very close in price, and is a highly-rated folding option.
Read the full Yowza Fitness Siesta Review