The Merit Fitness 725T Plus is a budget treadmill designed to offer walkers and light joggers a general means to exercise.
While the motor is definitely not huge (2.5 HP/1.25 CHP), the 1-10 mph speed and incline range combined with seven pre-defined workout programs provide a decent range of exercise options.
Enjoy other additional features like an accessory tray, thumb pulse heart rate monitor and fold-up frame for compact storage.
Learn more by reading our full Merit Fitness 725T Plus treadmill review below…
|Model||Merit Fitness 725T|
|Speed||1 - 10 mph|
|Incline||0 - 10%|
|Deck||18" x 45"|
|Belt||Aerosoft Cushioning (1.3mm)|
|Max. Weight||250 lbs|
|Heart Rate||Thumb Pulse|
|Dimensions||71" x 31" x 53"
Folded: 53" x 32" x 34"
Weight: 139 lbs
Motor: 2 Years
Parts: 90 Days
Labor: 90 Days
Rating: 73.5/100. Budget and compact treadmill features power and deck size ideal for smaller and lightweight users that need something for basic exercises. Walkers and recreational joggers can save money with the Merit Fitness 725T Plus by going with a smaller motor and skipping a lot of features found on higher priced models.
- Folding, compact treadmill
- AeroSoft Cushioning System
- Ideal for walkers with smaller body sizes
- Get heart rate reading with thumb pulse
- LED windows display workout information
- Quick controls for fast speed/incline change
- Deck size not suitable for larger users
- Questionable durability with poor warranty
- Could use more pre-defined workout programs
The Merit Fitness 725T Plus is appropriate for most recreational users.
The motor, size of running surface, number of pre-defined workout programs, etc may not compete with some of the leaders in the treadmill industry but it’s adequate.
The motor provides at least 1.25 CHP for a decent walking or light jogging experience as you walk/jog above AeroSoft cushioning. If you need a slightly more intense workout shift over to the 2.5 HP setting.
The motor is backed by a two year warranty while the frame is covered for life.
If you do not have a lot of room to store a large piece of exercise equipment, the Merit Fitness 725T Plus is compact and folds when not in use.
The 725T Plus features seven preset programs, including manual, intervals, rolling hills and weight loss.
Workout information is provided on two LED windows that track resistance level, speed, time and distance.
Five quick keys and five interval keys provide optimal adjustments on the fly.
The treadmill is not compatible with iFit Live, an increasingly popular program on treadmills.
Merit Fitness 725T Plus Features
The Merit 725T Plus provides an accessory tray, including two cup holders, while you exercise.
The 725T Plus is easy to fold and will not take up a lot of space if you need the room for other activities.
Monitor your heart rate with built-in pulse/thumb grips.
The 18″ x 45″ running surface is small considered to industry standards, but will suffice for smaller users.
The treadmill does not have any other additional features like an iPod dock, built-in speakers, or cooling fan.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Merit Fitness 725T Plus treadmill warranty and guarantee includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: 2 Years
– Parts: 90 Days
– Labor: 90 Days
Contact 877-50-Merit for more details.
The purpose of the Merit 725T Plus is quite clear. It’s an efficient machine that will help meet your fitness goals. It will not, however, offer much in the electronics department.
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