Top 7 Best Treadmills For Walking

Treadmills are one of the most popular ways to do cardio at home. When most people think about treadmills, they usually think about running or jogging. However, there is a category of users who are looking for treadmills to walk on them. Today we are going to show you our picks for the top 7 best treadmills for walking. Some of these are among the best treadmills on the market right now. However some are so different from what we usually associate with treadmills. As you’re about to see, there is plenty of diversity in this segment of the market.

Top 7 Best Treadmills For Walking:​

Despite this not being a dedicated walking treadmill, we feel that NordicTrack T6.5 Series treadmill offers the optimal experience. You are getting all of the features of a flagship model in a package that is rather affordable. As far as bang for the buck goes, this treadmill is up there. What drew us to it is its combination of incline control, a decent belt size and a good complement of built in programs. The motor in this thing is perfect for walking. It is consistent and will get you those walking speeds even at maximum incline.

Speaking of which, the max incline is 10% for this model, which isn’t the best figure out there, but definitely competitive none the less. As far as other features go, you have a decent cushioning system, and a folding subframe. That means that you can store this treadmill away without it taking way too much space. Console is by far one of the best features T6.5 Series offer. You are looking at a back lit LCD display of a decent size, surrounded by few groups of well laid out buttons. All of these make it very easy to find the right program.

Our next pick is pretty unique even for this niche. Ever since walking desks became popular, people were mutilating their treadmills and customizing them for use with standing tables. It didn’t take long before different brands caught on to this and started making niche under desk treadmills. The one we are looking at today comes from Titan Fitness and represents one of the better models available. One of the largest differences you will notice right away is the lack of a standard frame.

That doesn’t mean there isn’t one. However, in order for these to fit under the table, there are no vertical elements to the frame. The console, which is fairly compact, is connected to the treadmill by a cable. You can mount the console anywhere you want on your desk. Since these feature a safety key, actually mounting the console is a good idea. Speaking of which, the console comes with a rudimentary display and a simple set of controls. The treadmill features a 53″ by 18″ belt that is powered by a motor capable of getting you up to 4 mph. The lack of incline control is felt, but quite understandable considering the design and intended use.

If you are looking for a mid range machine that has all the standard features and a bit more, Exerpeutic TF1000 is the way to go. They went with a somewhat shorter belt, which measures 40″ in length and some 20″ in width. Compared to most other models out there, that is about 10″ shorter. However, you won’t feel that in use. One thing Exerpeutic has done which stands out is extending the handlebars and thus giving you plenty of real estate to hang on to during use.

The belt system is powered by a 1.5 HP motor which will comfortably get you up to 4mph in 0.1mph increments. That is plenty of speed for walkers and even those who might want to go a bit beyond that. Incline is manually set by adjusting the rear stand of the frame. Speaking of the frame, this is a folder model, which means that you will be able to fold it up neatly in a way that takes very little place in storage. The console is a fairly simple type that has a circular display and only a few buttons. Functions included are limited to tracking stats such as speed.

Sunny Health & Fitness are the masters of putting together a great product that doesn’t cost a lot. Their Easy Assembly Motorized Walking Treadmill ticks all the right check boxes in our list and does so at a very competitive price. The treadmill itself is made specifically for walking. As such, it differs from a standard running model in a number of ways. For starters, it features a rather short deck. You are looking at a 40″ by 14″ belt that is powered by a 1.25HP peak DC motor.

That translates to speeds ranging anywhere from 0.5 to 5mph although it doesn’t really do well with sustained max speed usage. One of the more interesting things about this model is the existence of an integrated cushioning system. It isn’t the most advanced setup in the world, but it does a lot towards minimizing stress on your joints. When you are done working out, this treadmill can fold up into a very compact package. Last thing we want to talk about is the console. This being a walking treadmill, you are looking the basics. That means statistics tracking features and a decently sized display to tie it all together nicely.

Minimalism goes a long way, especially in today’s day and age. O2 Force T20 offers such an experience in a package that is quite affordable. They have made something that is functional but also aesthetically pleasing. The treadmill itself sits on a very simple but robust frame. Vertical portion which houses the console is mounted to the sub frame in such a way that allows it to pivot and completely fold. The whole thing is finished in a combination of white and gray color, which works great overall. Motor that drives the belt is a 1.5 HP unit capable of getting you as fast as 6.5mph.

There’s no incline control unfortunately, but such a wide range of speeds, chances are you won’t run out of a challenging workout anytime soon. One thing have grown to appreciate on T20 is the display. O2 Force have used a large, easily legible display that features a back light. This makes it perfectly usable in low light conditions. Since it is a walking treadmill, and a simple one at that, the available features of the console are limited to tools that will allow you to track your progress and not much more.

At the very top of our list we have Weslo Cadence R 5.2. Even though this treadmill is on the upper edge of affordable, it is still well within the budget category. What makes it a great choice can be reduced to two things. For starters we have a pretty strong motor that offers some 2.5 horsepower.

Said motor powers a 50″ by 16″ belt, thus giving you plenty of room especially if you make longer strides. With a 2.5 hp motor, you are looking exercises that include anything from walking to sprinting. However, that’s not all. On top of a rock solid drive system, Cadence R5.2 also features two incline positions. From a budget buyer’s point of view, anything that come on top of these two features is a bonus.

Speaking of which, Weslo has included several workout programs you can access through the control module. Overall, this treadmill brings all the essentialsnecessary for a good home running sessions, all while being priced rather competitively. If your budget allows for a device in this range, we strongly recommend that you go with Weslo Cadence R5.2. It is about as good as it gets.

At the very top of our list we have Weslo Cadence R 5.2. Even though this treadmill is on the upper edge of affordable, it is still well within the budget category. What makes it a great choice can be reduced to two things. For starters we have a pretty strong motor that offers some 2.5 horsepower.

Said motor powers a 50″ by 16″ belt, thus giving you plenty of room especially if you make longer strides. With a 2.5 hp motor, you are looking exercises that include anything from walking to sprinting. However, that’s not all. On top of a rock solid drive system, Cadence R5.2 also features two incline positions. From a budget buyer’s point of view, anything that come on top of these two features is a bonus.

Speaking of which, Weslo has included several workout programs you can access through the control module. Overall, this treadmill brings all the essentialsnecessary for a good home running sessions, all while being priced rather competitively. If your budget allows for a device in this range, we strongly recommend that you go with Weslo Cadence R5.2. It is about as good as it gets.

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