A staple of every treadmill review site is a page of Best Buys, or those treadmills deemed “the best” in various price ranges. I have broken up my Best Buys into various price groups. Determine your budget, look at what you can spend, then see which are the best treadmills in your price range. These will be updated each year as new models are released by the manufacturers, so these are the best treadmills for 2012.
I should mention that since Best Treadmill Desk isn’t a price category, the best one you can find is the LifeSpan TR1200-DT. It’s really the only treadmill desk you should even bother looking at. You’re crazy not to get this if that’s the kind of treadmill you are looking for.
» Best Buy $400 – $599
This price range is really considered the entry level as anything cheaper you can only walk on. At this price range you can actually run on your treadmill. Horizon has done a great job with the T101as an entry level treadmill.
» Best Buy $800 – $999
ProForm Power 995c
This is one of the most competitive price points in the treadmill industry. You can find a lot of great machines at $999 but none better than the Power 995c. The C 700 is truly a close second as they are very similar, but the 995c has a higher incline and is more durable.
» Best Buy $1,300 – $1,499
NordicTrack Commercial 1750
This is the treadmill I own. If that doesn’t say it all, I don’t know what will. Obviously I think this is the best treadmill you can buy when you weigh price and features. If I had a best overall value category, the Commercial 1750 would win it.
» Best Buy $1,800 – $1,999
NordicTrack X9i Incline Trainer
The newest model in the wildly popular Incline Series category does not disappoint. This heavy duty machine comes with a -6 degree decline and a 40 degree incline. When on sale for $1,899 it is an incredible deal.
» Best Buy $2,500 – $2,999
Bodyguard gives you all kinds of customization options and it is this particular combination that wins my Best Buy. The T240S is a solid frame and the features are great. It’s a very solid treadmill, but again, you can get something comparable for something near half the price.
» Best Buy $4,000+
Star Trac E-TRxe
Probably the most expensive treadmill money can buy. Not worth it, not even remotely, but if you own a top of the line exclusive club, you may consider adding this $10,000 machine. If you don’t own a high end gym, please scroll back up immediately.