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Best Treadmills 2018: The 8 BEST running machines for home

Buying a treadmill is a great way to achieve your fitness goals in the comfort of your own home. In this article, we outline some of the features you need to look out for to help you make an informed decision. We’ve also ranked and reviewed the five best treadmills you can buy in 2018.

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Price

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£379.99

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£453.19

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£169.99

Top speed

20 KPH

16 KPH

16 KPH

15 KPH

15 KPH

12 KPH

10 KPH

10 KPH

Max weight

130kg

120kg

110kg

120kg

120kg

100kg

90kg

100kg

Incline

15%

20%

12%

20%

15%

3x manual

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N/A

Running surface

130 x 50 cm

135 x W 45cm

120 x 43cm

123 x 41cm

126 x 41cm

110 x 40cm

110 x 40cm

98 x 36cm

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8 BEST Treadmills for Home 2018

1. Sportstech F37

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RRP: £990.00

Amazon price: £649.00

  • Top speed: 20 KPH
  • Max weight: 130kg
  • Incline:
  • Running surface: 130 x 50 cm

If you want a professional-grade treadmill in your home the Sportstech F37 is the machine for you. It’s powerful, easy-to-use and has a great running action that’s not too loud or stressful on your joints. It’s not the cheapest running machine you can buy, but it’s definitely one of the best.

Click here for our full SportsTech F37 review.


2. JLL S400

Best treadmill 2018 - JLL S400 review

RRP: £849.99

Amazon price: Out of stock

  • Top speed: 16 KPH
  • Max weight: 120kg
  • Incline: 20%
  • Running surface: 135 x W 45cm

If you’re looking for a well-designed treadmill that will serve your home for years to come, the JLL S400 is a great choice. It’s wide running surface, fast top speed and build quality are all major positive points. Buy this and you won’t ever need to go to the gym for a run again

Click here to read our full JLL S400 review.


3. Reebok Jet 100 Treadmill

Best treadmill for home - Reebok Jet 100 Treadmill

RRP: £399.99

*Argos price: £379.99

(*Product exclusive to Argos)

  • Top speed: 16 KPH
  • Max Weight: 110kg
  • Incline: 12%
  • Running surface: 120 x 43cm

The Reebok Jet 100 Treadmill is a great treadmill for people looking to bring their working into their homes. It’s affordable, fast, quiet, intuitive and good looking. It’s got it all and its exclusive to Argos.

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Click here for our full Reebok Jet 100 review.


4. JLL S300

Best treadmill for home - JLL S300 review

RRP: £499.99

Amazon price: £382.99 

Tesco price: £439.99

  • Top speed: 16 KPH
  • Max Weight: 120kg
  • Incline: 20%
  • Running surface: 123 x 41cm

The JLL S300 is a really well-priced treadmill that we would recommend to anyone looking to improve their fitness at home. It comes will all the features you need from a running machine and is intuitive to operate. A great product.

Click here for our full JLL S300 review.


5. Reebok ZR8 Compact Treadmill

Best treadmill for home - Reebok ZR8 Compact Treadmill review

RRP: £699.99

Amazon price: £388.99

Sports Direct price: £459.99

  • Top speed: 15 KPH
  • Max Weight: 120kg
  • Incline: 15%
  • Running surface: 126 x 41cm

For a running machine that costs less than £500, this is fantastic. It’s good looking, sturdy and compact enough to fit in any home. The treadmill’s dashboard is responsive and easy-to-use too. A superb treadmill.

Click here for our full Reebok ZR8 Compact Treadmill review.


6. XM-PRO III

Best treadmill 2018 - XM-PRO III Treadmill review

RRP: £249.99

Amazon price: £209.99

  • Top speed: 12 KPH
  • Max Weight: 100kg
  • Incline: 3x manual settings
  • Running surface: 110 x 40cm

The XM-PRO III Treadmill is a no-frills treadmill that lets users bring their workouts indoors at an affordable price. Its 12KPH top speed isn’t the quickest, but it’s fast enough to accommodate that majority of amateur long-distance runners. In short, it’s a decent and well-built treadmill with a very appealing price tag.

Click here to read our full XM-PRO III review.


7. PremierFit T100

Best treadmill for home - PremierFit T100 review

RRP: £179.99

Amazon Price: £179.99

  • Top speed: 10 KPH
  • Max Weight: 90kg
  • Incline: N/A
  • Running surface: 110 x 40cm

It’s impossible to ignore the PremierFit T100’s major limitations that make it unsuitable for runners who weigh or 90kgs or want to train at a pace greater than 10 KPH. However, these restrictions won’t apply to a lot of people, and that’s when the PremierFit T100 represents great value for money. The Reebok ZR8 (£388) and Sportstech F37 (£649) are better choices if you can afford them.

Click here for our full PremierFit T100 review.


8. Finether Running Machine

Best treadmill 2018 - Finether Running Machine review

RRP: £259.99

Amazon price: £145.99

  • Top speed: 10 KPH
  • Max weight: 100kg
  • Incline: N/A
  • Running surface: 98 x 36cm

This running machine is all about its price. Costing less than £150 this treadmill offers the basics and nothing more. Its 10KPH top speed isn’t going to help you break any records, but it’s fast enough for most amateur runners.

Click here to read our full Finether Running Machine review.

 


Best Treadmills 2018: Buying guide

Below we’ve listed some of the main features you need to consider when buying a treadmill. We suggest you have a skim over each topic and work out which features are important for you.

Top speed: Some of the cheaper treadmills may look like great value. But they often lack speed. High-end machines usually have a top speed of 20KPH; Mid-range treadmills are around 14-16KPH; Budget running machines may only reach 10KPH. If you’re looking to train hard, we suggest getting a treadmill with a top speed of no less than 16KPH.

Incline: Running machines use their electric motors to automatically adjust the incline of the running belt to replicate hill runs. The best running machines will offer the highest percentage in terms of incline, while cheap treadmills won’t offer the feature at all. Having a treadmill that can add incline to its running surface is a great way to maximise the intensity and benefits of a workout.

Running Surface Dimensions: This is the biggest difference between home running machines and professional treadmills you find in gyms. Home machines are often narrow as they’re designed to be compact. The knock-on effect of this is that the running surface is thin too. Sometimes the width can be little over 30cm wide. If you’re planning on spending significant money on a treadmill, we suggest looking for one with a running surface width that’s 40+ cm.

Maximum weight: Surprisingly, domestic treadmills tend to have low limits on maximum user weights. If you weight over 90kg (14 stone), pay close attention to a treadmill’s maximum weight. Especially if you’re buying a sub £400 running machine.

Heart rate: Monitoring your pulse is the best way to check if you’re benefitting from your workout. Luckily, most treadmills these days come with hand sensors that show your pulse on the treadmill’s display.

Monitor: All running machines feature low-end displays. Most are just LED lights that show numbers, while higher-end treadmills have monochrome LCD displays. Neither are particularly inspiring. We suggest just looking for one that displays your speed, time, distance, calories and heart rate clearly.

Tablet/smartphone holder: Running long distances can be boring. Especially if you’re doing it at home where the scenery doesn’t change. This is why well-designed treadmills now offer tablet/smartphone holders so you can listen to music, or better still, watch a video while training.

Speakers and ports: Home treadmills now also come with built-in speakers, USB and aux-in ports. You can easily hook up your tablet or smartphone to these to keep you entertained while working out. It’s worth noting that these built-in speakers aren’t known for their sound quality.

Folding and storage: Nearly all running machines designed for homes have built-in wheels and are foldable for easy storage, making them easy to store when you’re not using them.


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