Quality treadmill systems are hard to find sometimes, especially with plenty of machine models in the market nowadays. So, when you look for a system to bring home, you tend to search for features and compare one treadmill with another to make sure that you are going to buy the best system that money can offer (or at least the best system within your preferred price range). So, if you’re still searching for the best electric treadmill, you might want to consider the ProGear HC3500 Extended Weight capacity Treadmill.
Don’t be fooled by this treadmill’s seemingly slim features. Fitted with a heavy-duty frame, this compact system is designed to withstand user weights of up to 350 pounds. When fully set up, it measures 47” long, 29” wide and 51” high and weighs about 110 pounds.
It is also fitted with extended treadmill safety handle bars for maintaining safety and balance throughout the workout session. The walking surface itself is not highly elevated from the ground, thus enabling you to easily get on or off the system. This sturdy mechanism can be easily folded for storage and can be transported with ease with the help of its built-in transportation wheels.
The deck itself is not bulky in comparison with other treadmill decks. It is fitted with a tread belt that measures 16” wide and 36” long and has wide side rails for foot safety. It is moved to speeds reaching a maximum of 4 mph, all thanks to an impressive 1.5 HP High Torque Motor that boasts of having an increased motor power whenever resistance is applied to the belt.
The user-friendly console is equipped with a computerized LCD Display that shows you your elapsed time, distance, calories burned, speed and pulse. The heart rate is easily monitored with the help of Heart Pulse sensors that is conveniently located on the handlebars, thus allowing you to check your heart rate with ease without reaching for any additional buttons on the screen. The speed can also be easily controlled according to comfort via the Easy Speed Control which is also located on the handlebars.
So far, there are only two downsides that I have seen with this system. One would be its lack of workout programs, thus it lacks variety when it comes to fitness routines. Another con is the treadmill size. Although it works well with people of average height, taller people might feel a bit confined when using this system.
In a nutshell, this compact treadmill certainly offers superb features that make this system stand out. It is highly recommended for people aiming to build up their walking speed and stamina.