The TRM 243 is the premier luxury treadmill in Precor’s Energy Series.
It’s adapted from Precor’s world famous health club treadmills and costs $2,999 on sale ($3,799 MSRP).
Like club treadmills it has a spacious maintenance-free track, a quiet yet powerful motor, and wireless heart rate monitoring.
Special features include a power incline, a tablet holder, four user profiles, 23 preset works, custom workouts and more.
Get details from our Precor TRM 243 review below.
|Model||Precor TRM 243|
|Speed||0.5 - 12 mph|
|Incline||0 - 15%|
|Deck||22" x 57"|
|Belt||Multi-ply polyester satin weave with a PVC non-slip surface|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips|
|Dimensions||81" x 33" x 59"|
|Display||7-inch 16:9 color display with backlit capacitive touch buttons. Acrylic LCD faceplate.|
Parts and Wear: 5 Years
Console: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year
Rating: 93.7/100. The TRM 243 is the top treadmill in Precor’s Energy Series, a collection of commercial-inspired treadmills for home use. It builds upon the series’ high quality basics with advanced electronics such as extensive workout programming and advanced smartphone integration. Key points are a thick maintenance-free tread track with strong motor, a power incline of zero to 15 percent, four user profiles, 23 preset training programs, room for 16 customized programs per user profile, and wireless heart rate monitoring. The exercise surface measures 57″ x 20″ to allow room for long strides. Extras include wireless fitness tracking with the Preva app, a SmartGrip™ holder for your tablet computer, and advanced controls for your smartphone or iPod. Read on for the benefits and a few potential drawbacks about the Precor TRM 243.
- 23 preset workouts
- Four user profiles
- 16 customized programs per user
- Fitness tracking with Preva app
- Wireless heart rate monitoring
- Tablet computer holder
- Advanced controls for mobile devices
- Incline 0% to 15%
- Maintenance-free track
- Multi-ply tread track (Thick, durable and quiet)
- 57″ x 20″ workout surface
- Welded steel frame, powder coated
- 3.0 CHP commercial motor
- Top speed 12 mph
- Long handrails
- High price
- Large size (Footprint is 81″ x 33″, treadmill weighs 238 pounds)
The Precor TRM 243 luxury treadmill is built to deliver many years of trouble-free home use. A big benefit of ownership is this treadmill’s virtually no-maintenance design; the machine doesn’t squeak, doesn’t require track lubrication, and is unlikely to require service calls. Enjoy your own personal health club! The TRM 243 can save four user profiles to provide accurate data and let you automatically track your fitness progress online. It has 23 preset workout programs and also lets each profile save 16 customized routines. Additionally the TRM 243 offers wireless and touch heart rate monitoring, compatibility with smartphones and iPods, and a SmartGrip™ tablet computer holder. The online sale price includes a five-year parts warranty, a three-year console warranty and other buyer protections.
The Precor TRM 243 has 23 workout programs to help you train efficiently. Most are categorized as Be Fit, Lose Weight, Push Performance, Get Toned, or Go the Distance. One program is a fitness test and another is manual mode.
As for exercise feedback there are 27 data fields such as Calories, Calories per Minute, Target Heart Rate, Time in Heart Rate Zone, Speed, and Distance. After each workout a summary with 12 session statistics is shown. Metric and US Standard formats are available.
Four user profiles are supported. Advantages of using a profile are the ability to save 16 customized programs and getting more accurate data about calorie burn and heart rate zone.
Precor TRM 243 Features
The TRM 243 data display is a crisp 7″ 16:9 color screen. For advanced data tracking it has wifi compatibility with the Preva fitness app. Data from each session can upload to Preva automatically and you’ll have access to weekly summaries.
Heart rate monitoring is supported with touch sensors and a Polar-compatible receiver.
Speed and incline can be conveniently controlled with levers.
For extra motivation during workouts you can dock your tablet computer above the workout screen, still seeing all your exercise data. The console also has controls for your smartphone or iPod.
The TRM 243 treadmill has a high quality 57″ x 20″ track. The track is long enough for almost any runner and is multilayered to promote quiet operation and overall machine longevity.
The treadmill deck has a low step-on height (7.5″) and provides a comfortable combination of cushioning and support with Precor’s Energy Stride design.
For added calorie burn and muscle toning, Precor Energy Series treadmills have power inclines with 0% to 15% range. The incline motor on the TRM 243 has up to 700 pounds of thrust.
Long handrails are included for support.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Precor TRM 243’s competitive warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts & Wear Items: 5 years
– Console: 3 years
– Labor: 1 year
The Precor TRM 243 is a favorite in its price class. It has the same excellent basics as health club cardio trainers, plus it’s loaded with features for extra engagement and motivation. Like all Precor home treadmills, this unit is long-lasting and backed by high quality customer service. Look for an online sale price of $2,999.