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Best Treadmills Under $1,000 of 2016

Treadmills from $500 to $1,000 are a subtle improvement in most areas (when you compare to Under $500 treadmills) but still very wallet friendly.

The table below compares the 5 best $500 - $1,000 treadmills available:


Top 5 Best Rated Treadmills Under $1,000

1 2 3 4 5
Model horizon adventure 3

Horizon
Adventure 3

ProForm Power 995 Treadmill

ProForm
Power 995

proform pro 1000 treadmill

ProForm
Pro 1000

sole f63 treadmill

Sole
F63

ProForm ZT8 Treadmill

ProForm ZT8

Rating

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

Rating: 88.1%
Rating: 87.9%
Rating: 87.2%
Rating: 87.2%
Rating: 86.9%
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.

2.5 CHP 3.0 CHP 3.0 CHP 3.0 CHP 2.75 CHP
Speed

Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0.5 - 12 mph 0 - 12 mph 0 - 12 mph 0.5 - 12 mph 0 - 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 - 12% 0 - 15% 0 - 15% 0 - 15% 0 - 12%
Folding?

Some treadmills are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

MSRP

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

$1,299 $1,999 $1,999 $1,899 $1,299
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Treadmills Under $1,000 Buying Guide

Treadmills in the price range of $500 to $1,000 are an 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:

6 ProForm Performance 600i Treadmill

ProForm Performance 600i

Rating: 86.6%
Price: $1,299 - Best Price: $799

The ProForm Performance 600i is a low-priced treadmill with a 2.75 CHP motor, 20" x 60" tread belt, ProShox cushioning and goes up to 12 MPH. Read Review »

7 NordicTrack C 990 Treadmill

NordicTrack C 990

Rating: 86.4%
Price: $999 - Best Price: $999

The NordicTrack C 990 features iFit and iPod compatibility and also works with Bluetooth chest strap monitors to automatically adjust speed and/or incline to stay within your designated heart rate zone. Read Review »

8 ProForm Performance 600c Treadmill

ProForm Performance 600c

Rating: 86.3%
Price: $1,299 - Best Price: $799

The ProForm Performance 600c is a low-priced treadmill with a 2.75 CHP motor, 20" x 60" running surface, a 6-inch backlit display and goes up to 12 MPH. Read Review »

9 ProForm Performance 505 CST Treadmill

ProForm Performance 505 CST

Rating: 85.9%
Price: $999 - Best Price: $599

The ProForm Performance 505 CST is a good entry-level walking treadmill for under $1,000 that features a 2.5 CHP Motor. Read Review »

10 lifespan-tr1200i-treadmill

LifeSpan Fitness TR1200i

Rating: 78.9%
Price: $1,499 - Best Price: $999

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 Review »

11 NordicTrack C 700 Treadmill

NordicTrack C 700

Rating: 77.4%
Price: $799 - Best Price: $799

The NordicTrack C 700 has decent feature options given the price point. While we'd encourage spending another couple hundred dollars for the next step up, this is an ok treadmill for the price. Read Review »

12 horizon t101 treadmill

Horizon Fitness T101

Rating: 68.4%
Price: $999 - Best Price: $649

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 Review »

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Schwinn 840

Rating: 66.5%
Price: $1,599.00 - Best Price: $999

The Schwinn 840 is a reliable treadmill, priced moderately, with all the standard features and little else. The 840 features a 2.5 HP motor, 20" x 55" running surface, 20 pre-defined workout programs and two methods to heart rate monitoring. Read Review »

14 Yowza Lido Treadmill

Yowza Fitness Lido

Rating: 66.2%
Price: $1,199 - Best Price: $799

The Yowza Fitness Lido features Intelligent Weight Management (IWM) a digital scale and virtual fitness trainer which logs weight into the console and creates workouts based on readings. Read Review »

15 Yowza Osprey Treadmill

Yowza Fitness Osprey

Rating: 64.6%
Price: $1,299 - Best Price: $999

The Yowza Fitness Osprey is an entry-level "transformer" treadmill that is designed to save space while not sacrificing performance on a solid, non-shaking frame for the price paid. Read Review »

16 ProForm Performance 400i Treadmill

ProForm Performance 400i

Rating: 64.0%
Price: $599.00 - Best Price: $599.00

The ProForm Performance 400i is an entry-level treadmill with the basic specs required for a number of workout opportunities. Read Review »

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Merit Fitness 715T

Rating: 51.7%
Price: $450.00 - Best Price: $390

The Merit Fitness 715T is an entry-level treadmill with a smaller-than-average motor and undersized running surface. It's extremely affordable, but not suitable for all body types. Read Review »