The AFG Sport 5.5AT treadmill is one of the company’s lowest priced entry-level machines, designed specifically for at-home use. Priced just under $1,000, the AFG Sport 5.5 AT competes well with the cheapest treadmills in our fitness reviews. AFG is known for its quality construction, and this treadmill is no exception – in fact, it’s backed by a lifetime warranty. Perks, such as power incline and a shock absorbing deck, make this treadmill a great bang for your buck. Still, this is an entry-level treadmill in many ways, and it’s best suited for beginner to intermediate users.
|Model||AFG Sport 5.5 AT|
|Speed||0 - 10 mph|
|Incline||0 - 10%|
|Deck||20" x 55"|
|Max. Weight||300 lbs|
|Heart Rate||Contact grip|
|Dimensions||71” x 34” x 57”|
|Warranty||Frame and motor: Lifetime
Parts: 1 year
Labor: 1 Year
Rating: 89.5/100. The AFG Sport 5.5 AT treadmill (priced just under $1,000) is an entry-level treadmill with a 2.5 CHP motor that offers just enough of a challenge for walkers or joggers who want a quality treadmill with a budget-friendly price tag. Made by a well-known company, this treadmill features heavy-duty construction and an excellent lifetime warranty for added peace of mind.
How intensely can you train with this treadmill? This AFG Sport treadmill lets you crank up your speeds to 10 mph, but its relatively short track length makes it better for walkers or joggers rather than serious runners. Plus, beginners and intermediate users can torch more calories and tone their lower bodies by using the power incline. The AFG Sport 5.5 AT offers the perfect amount of performance for an entry-level treadmill.
Next are lists of pros and cons about this treadmill.
- Easy to assemble
- Nine pre-programmed workouts and multiple user profiles
- Power incline to a maximum of 10 percent
- Cushioned running deck for shock absorption
- Has contact heart rate sensors
- Accessory and tablet trays
- Two built-in speakers with headphone plug-in
- Excellent warranty
- Heavy-duty frame accommodates users up to 300 pounds
- Basic console with no online connectivity
- Short deck length (55”) may be restrictive for tall trainees or serious runners
- No USB port to charge your devices
The AFG Sport 5.5AT is an attractive treadmill for beginner to intermediate fitness enthusiasts looking for a great at-home workout. While it doesn’t offer all the bells and whistles, it does include some awesome features for a budget-friendly treadmill, including power incline, a comfy running surface, and a lifetime warranty. Add in its smooth, quiet operation, and the AFT Sport 5.5 AT is a great value treadmill for use in your home.
The AFG Sport 5.5AT includes four basic pre-programmed workouts: Manual, Intervals, Weight Loss, and Target Profiles. However, each program offers multiple levels – such as different intensities and goals depending on your focus. For example, the Target Profiles program includes two different programs: Distance Target and Calories Target. With this added customization, you actually get nine different ways to spice up your workouts and keep things interesting.
You can also adjust this treadmill’s performance settings manually. With maximum speeds of up to 10 mph and incline settings ranging up to 10 degrees, you can target your lower body in an infinite variety of ways. Whether you’re focusing on cardio endurance or calorie burn, this treadmill can help you reach your goals.
AFG Sport 5.5 AT Features
The AFG Sport 5.5AT has a 2.5 CHP belt motor. It supports belt speeds up to 10 mph.
Power incline settings range from zero to 10 percent slope. Programs can automate the speed and incline, or you can opt for manual control.
An LCD display tracks your workout statistics. You can use this to rotate the following readouts: distance, time, calories, heart rate, speed, and incline.
Heart rate can be read with grip sensors. The grip method involves touching sensors on a handlebar; a reading shows after about 15 seconds of constant contact.
With three total trays, you can keep your accessories and smartphone or tablet all within easy reach. There’s an accessory tray on each side of the console and a tablet tray right in the middle, above the display.
The integrated sound system on the AFG Sport 5.5 AT features two speakers that offer a better sound than your smartphone or tablet. Rock out loud or use the headphone plug-ins if your neighbors or family don’t appreciate your great taste in music.
The exercise surface measures 20” wide and 55” long. If you’re an advanced runner or a tall user with long strides, this could be an issue.
On the other hand, this AFG treadmill’s deck surface is super comfortable. It features variable response cushioning for a more natural feel and excellent shock absorption, making it easier on your body and joints.
The AFT Sport 5.5 AT also has a foldable, space saving design that frees up floor space after workouts. With its EZ fold assist hydraulic lift system, this treadmill is easy to fold and store away, making it ideal for use anywhere in your home.
Warranty & Guarantee
The AFG Sport 5.5 AT treadmill warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts: 1 year
– Labor: 1 year
The AFG Sport 5.5 AT is an impressive for a treadmill under $1,000, making it one of AFG’s most budget-friendly treadmill models. While it doesn’t offer the wide range of features that some other models offer (such as the AFG SPORT 5.9 AT), it does boast heavy-duty construction and enough performance for most daily cardio routines. And with a lifetime warranty, we expect this machine to serve any beginner to intermediate fitness fanatic for many years, even with everyday use.