While visiting my friend who like me is a QVC fanatic I worked out on her Reebok Treadmill.
Recommend this product?
This treadmill touts its 2.75 horsepower (which is just fine) and an MP3 Port. You can buy it in the $700.00 range.
Please note that you will see this machine listed on epinions and online as both the Reebok 2.75 HP Teadmill with Doorway Delivery and also with In-Home Delivery. The difference is that the In-Home Delivery will cost you twice as much - $100.00 to ship.
The Reebook Treadmill with an MP3 Port weighs about 180 pounds. It easily folds. All I had to do was lift up the back and then it locks into place. It measures 53 inches high by 72 inches long by 34 inched wide when open and folds to 58 inches high by 31 inches long.
Ipod dock charges your MP3 player. The charger is on the console and it plays through the two speakers on the treadmill. The dock comes with a cable so I didn't have to use headphones and wake up anyone. The sound was clear.
It has a 20 inch by 55 inch walking surface which is fine. I look at anything more than 17 inches by 50 inches as a comfortable surface on which to walk.
Reebok is an ICON Fitness Company. You'll get a lifetime warranty (limited) on the frame; a 25-year warranty on the motor; and 1 year on the parts.
There is a 300 pound maximum user weight on this machine.
Let's use it
Getting on the Reebok Treadmill I found what this treadmill calls centers: weight centers, certified training centers, and pre-programmed centers. Using the weight loss center I entered my weight and hit enter, I selected how many calories I wanted to burn (I hade 4 options - 200, 250, 300, and 400), and hit enter, and then I selected the time and pressed start.
The console is very simple looking. If you are used to a large console this will take you by surprise. It is small and neat. It has nice handles with built in sensors for my heart rate. It also showed me the calories I had burned, how much time had gone by, the distance I went, the incline I was on and how fast I was going. I could go up to 10 miles per hour (which is twice as much as I can handle) and an incline of 10%.
The machine has eight certified trainer center whose programs asked me how fast I wanted to go i.e. the speed and my calories that I wanted to burn.
There is a classic workout center with pre-programmed workouts. For example workout number one gave me a maximum speed of 3.1 and automatically inclined. The arrows and plus and minus signs are large and easy to see.
What I thought
The Reebok Treadmill has custom shocks and what they call an Air Tech Cushioning which definitely gave the deck give. In other words it didn't feel as if I were walking on concrete. The machine was very quiet and smooth. I thought the belt moved easily.
I thought the quality to be very good for a treadmill in this price range. I found it very easy to use. The treadmill gave me a lot for the money, kept me from being bored and gave me a great cardio-vascular workout.
If you are very tall you may want to look into a longer deck. Fifty five inches is more than adequate for most people; however.
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