Table of Contents
- Top 8 Best Treadmills Under $1000
- Shopping For $1000 Treadmills
- Defining Your Budget
- Core Components
- Belt Size
- Secondary Features
- The Ver(ve)dict!
Top 8 Best Treadmills Under $1000
Compared to most other models on our list and in this price range in general, 3G Cardio Lite is comes across as very odd. It doesn’t feature advanced LCD displays nor does it have touch buttons. However, in our opinion it offers something that is far more valuable than that. It offers rock solid performance in a fairly compact package. You are looking at a pretty strong motor that can push you up to 12 mph. That is paired with motorized inclinecontrol that puts not 10%, nor 12% but 15% of incline at your disposal. Looking at the control module, we see a simple and basic design. Underneath that exterior hides a well thought out package of preset programs, and other awesome features. Last but not least, we have to mention 3G Cardio Lite’s frame. It is one of the most stable treadmills we’ve seen so far. Not only is the vertical tubing about as thick as it gets, but they have used that same tube profile for the bottom segment of the frame. Combine that with a fairly compact running deck and you get a platform that simply doesn’t move. 3G Cardio Lite isdefinitely worth your time.
Shopping For $1000 Treadmills
Defining Your Budget
Secondary features are where most users tend to define their choice. When you are spending this kind of money on a treadmill, it is only normal to expect certain a convenience factor. Fortunately, almost every treadmill brand out there offers an extensive suite of advanced features you can use. Lets start with displays.
With displays, you should ask yourself whether you need to monitor your stats only, or do you expect that display to cover your entertainment needs as well? If latter is the case, you will be somewhat limited because such treadmills are most often found in the $2000 price range or higher. With that said, there are plenty of awesome features to choose from in this particular segment of the market.
For the most part, every treadmill is going to come with a set of pretty challenging running programs. On top of those, it is almost standard to have a couple of user presets as well. Going into things like Bluetooth support, built in speakers and even coolers is where things get interesting. While all of these increase convenience and comfort, the may not always work as many think they will. For example, built in speakers can in theory play music, but the quality of sound won’t come anywhere near that of a proper sound system. Then again built in speakers are meant to be more of a tool that allows youanswer calls. Naturally, there are always outliers and treadmills that have some pretty decent speakers.