Best Treadmills Under $1,000 of 2018
The most affordable treadmills are grouped as “treadmills under $1,000” here at FitRated. Compared with cardio trainers in other price ranges, these are especially varied in terms of overall quality. Careful shoppers score great bargains. Not-so-careful shoppers kick themselves with regret… and kicking yourself isn’t the best cardio! A bit of research can have big payoffs.
Five of the best treadmills under $1,000 are featured on the comparison chart below. As you can see, this year’s top-rated models can support running (not just walking) with belt motors reaching 3.0 CHP. Folding frames are popular in this price range too, so you can easily find a fitness machine that won’t require too much floor space.
How do these five favorites differ? The most noticeable differences are in workout programming and customer service. Follow links to our reviews and make your own comparisons. It’s likely that one or two brands will have special appeal.
The table below compares the 5 best $500 - $1,000 treadmills available:
Top 5 Best Rated Treadmills Under $1,000
|Motor||2.75 CHP||2.75 CHP||3.0 CHP||3.0 CHP||3.0 CHP|
|Speed||0 - 10 mph||0 - 12 mph||0 - 12 mph||0 - 12 mph||0.5 - 12 mph|
|Incline||0 - 10%||0 - 12%||0 - 12%||0 - 15%||0 - 15%|
|Pricing||See Best Price||See Best Price||See Best Price||See Best Price||See Best Price|
Treadmills Under $1,000 Buying Guide
Treadmills in the price range of $500 to $1,000 are a noticeable improvement over the low-end “extreme budget” treadmills that are under $500. By paying a few extra dollars you will enjoy some added improvements both with how the treadmill runs but also with what the added features include.
Treadmills from $500 — $1,000 are still technically considered “budget” treadmills in certain circles but with some of our highest rated series in that range (above) you will probably note that you are getting a quality treadmill.
Although the Horizon Adventure 3 and ProForm Power 995 doesn’t have as many features they still have a decent motor. These features and the motor will mostly suit walkers and light joggers though; so if we advise going up a price range if you plan on running on the treadmill.
Along with the improved power treadmills from $500 — $1,000 also (on-average) sport larger running surfaces when once again compared to the Under $500 price range.
Treadmills from $500 to $1,000 will differ individually with specs and features (you’ll have to compare) but most should include an accessory tray, cooling fans, heart rate monitoring, pulse grips and quick controls.
More Treadmills Under $1,000
The following did not make the Top 5 Treadmills Under $1,000, but are still worth a look: