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Best Rated Treadmills for Running | * Comparison and Reviews

November 15, 2017 by  
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Best Rated Running Treadmills | Comparison & Reviews (2017) – This is a roundup of all of the top-rated Running Treadmills. Running Treadmills require longer running decks (58 inch minimum), stronger motors (3.0 hp and above), higher speeds and higher maximum user weights. Running puts a huge strain on the motor, so you want an oversize motor so it does not strain and burnout. Longer running decks are essential, especially for taller runners. Higher end treadmills have better cushioning on the deck. Treadmills are easier on sensitive joints like the knees and hips, as most treadmill running areas are padded. You can compare each treadmill below by features such as motor horsepower, maximum weight capacity, maximum speed, and more. A glossary of terms is available at the bottom of this page.

Running Treadmill Comparison and Reviews (2016-2017)
(Best Rated Treadmills for Runners)

Sole Fitness
F80 Treadmill
2016-2017 Model
Sole Fitness
F85 Treadmill
2016-2017 Model
Sole Fitness
TT8 Treadmill
2016-2017 Model
Lifespan Fitness
TR4000i Treadmill
2016-2017 Model


Sole F80
Home Treadmill
Factory Direct


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Sole F85
Home Treadmill
Factory Direct


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Sole TT8
Home Treadmill
Factory Direct


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Running Treadmill
3.5 hp motor
(continuous duty)

0-11 miles per hour
0-15 incline grade
– – –
Folds Up
20×60 running area
Heart Monitor
Heart Rate Programs
10 Workout Programs
9.0-inch LCD Display
Two Cup Holders
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
lifetime motor warranty
Built in Fans
Built in Speakers
Needs Assembly
Built-in Bluetooth
BEST of 2017
Running Treadmill
4.0 hp motor
(continuous duty)

0-12 miles per hour
0-15 incline grade
– – –
Folds Up
22×60 running area
Heart Monitor
Heart Rate Programs
10 Workout Programs
10-inch LCD Display
Two Cup Holders
Maximum User Weight: 400 lbs.
lifetime motor warranty
Built in Fans
Built in Speakers
Needs Assembly
Built-in Bluetooth
BEST of 2017
Running Treadmill
4.0 hp motor
(continuous duty)

0-12 miles per hour
0-15 incline grade
6 Levels of Decline
Fixed Non Folding
22×60 running area
Heart Monitor
Heart Rate Programs
10 Workout Programs
10-inch LCD Display
Two Cup Holders
Maximum User Weight: 400 lbs.
lifetime motor warranty
Built in Fans
Built in Speakers
Needs Assembly
Built-in Bluetooth
BEST of 2017
Light Commerical
Running Treadmill
3.25 hp motor
(continuous duty)

0-12 miles per hour
0-15 incline grade
– – –
Folds Up
20×60 running area
Heart Monitor
Heart Rate Programs
23 Workout Programs
Backlit LCD Display
Two Cup Holders
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
lifetime motor warranty
Built in Fans
Built in Speakers
Needs Assembly
Built-in Bluetooth


Running Treadmill Comparison and Reviews (2016-2017)
(Best Rated Treadmills for Runners)

3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill (2016-2017 Model) 3G Cardio Pro Runner Treadmill (2016-2017 Model) Endurance T10HRC Commercial Treadmill Sole Fitness
S77 Treadmill
2016-2017 Model

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Sole S77
Home Treadmill
Factory Direct


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Running Treadmill
4.0 hp motor
(continuous duty)

0-12 miles per hour
0-15 incline grade
Fixed Non-Folding
22×62 running area
Heart Monitor
Heart Rate Programs
10 Workout Programs
LED Display
Two Cup Holders
Maximum User Weight: 400 lbs.
lifetime motor warranty
Built in Fan
Built in Speakers
Needs Assembly
OrthoFlex Suspension System
Show Video

Running Treadmill
3.0 hp motor
(continuous duty)

0-12 miles per hour
0-15 incline grade
Folds Up
20×58 running area
Heart Monitor
Heart Rate Programs
10 Workout Programs
LED Display
Two Cup Holders
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
lifetime motor warranty
Built in Fan
– – –
Needs Assembly
OrthoFlex Suspension System
Show Video
Running Treadmill
3.0 hp motor
(continuous duty)

0-10 miles per hour
0-15 incline grade
Folds Up
20×60 running area
Heart Monitor
Heart Rate Programs
10 Workout Programs
LED Display
Two Cup Holders
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs.
lifetime motor warranty
– – –
– – –
Needs Assembly
6-point deck suspension
Running Treadmill
3.5 hp motor
(continuous duty)

0-12 miles per hour
0-15 incline grade
Fixed Non-Folding
20×60 running area
Heart Monitor
Heart Rate Programs
10 Workout Programs
10-inch LCD Display
Two Cup Holders
Maximum User Weight: 400 lbs.
lifetime motor warranty
Built in Fans
Built in Speakers
Needs Assembly
Built-in Bluetooth


Running Treadmill Glossary of Terms
Running Treadmill = A running treadmill requires a better built treadmill, as you are putting strain on the motor and belt system. A longer running surface is important, especially for tall runners. Higher speeds also must be achieved to keep up with a strong runner. These type of treadmills usually run in the $1500 dollar range or above.
Folding Treadmill = There are two type of treadmills. Folding and Fixed. A folding treadmill can be folded up and rolled away to another spot for easy storage, best for those without space to dedicate for a treadmill. Then there are fixed treadmills, which once assembled usually stay in the same spot and do not fold up. Fixed treadmills can be more stable for runners.
Motor Horsepower (HP) = Horsepower or HP is a measure of power. All else being equal, a more powerful motor is better as it will strain less under heavy load (and last longer). The heavier you are, the more horsepower you should get. Higher horsepower treadmills will cost more money. Overworked, underpowered straining motors are more prone to fail. We recommend that if you are running on your treadmill, you have at least a 3.0 hp motor or higher to achieve higher speeds and reduce the risk of a burnout.
Maximum User Weight = Each treadmill depending on its construction and horsepower of its motor has a maximum user weight limit. So if the limit is 300 lbs, and you are over 300 lbs., you should not buy this treadmill but look for one with a higher weight limit. If you weigh substantially less than the weight limit, this will put a lot less strain on the treadmill motor. Sole Heavy Duty Treadmills go up to a 400 lb. weight limit.
Built-in Bluetooth = Bluetooth can send your treadmill data to a Smartphone or Tablet App.
Miles per Hour = This signifies the highest speed the treadmill will go when you are running. Higher is better when it comes to runners.
Incline Grade = This signifies the number of incline grades that this treadmill is capable of. Incline grades simulate walking or running up a hill.
Heart Monitor = Most treadmills have a heart monitor (grip or clip on type) which allows you to monitor your heart rate to meet heart rate goals for cardiovascular fitness. All of SOLE treadmills have heart monitors
Heart Rate Programs = This allows you to set a heartrate goal, and the treadmill will automatically adjust the incline to keep you in your target zone.
Running Area = This is the running area or running deck area of the tread of the treadmill. For runners recommend a 58-inch running deck or longer, which is excellent for running. For taller runners with longer strides you may want to go to a 60-inch running deck or longer.
Workout Programs = Almost all treadmills have a small computer and display where you can run multiple workout programs that vary the resistance and incline of the treadmill to simulate real walking or running. Examples are programs for the heart, or calorie burn.
LED/LCD Display = The treadmill will have a display to give you information (such as time, calorie burn, distance). They can be either LED lit, or use a backlit LCD screen. LED displays have traditionally been seen on high end and commercial treadmills.
Built-in Fan = Some treadmills have a built-in fan to cool you off during your workout.


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