Treadmill specifications, as with all electronic equipment have come on a long way in recent years. If you are baffled by some of the specification details, hopefully this section will include all of the information you want to know.
Programs – If you are happy to motivate yourself and control the speed and incline, then it is not worth paying for a high specification computer. If you are going to use on a regular basis and need a varied workout to motivate yourself, choose a model with programs to track your progress. Either way, you will still get all the training data you require including speed, time measurement, pulse rate, calories consumption.
Display – the type of screen to view training data. Most screens use a LCD back lit display.
Pulse measurement – most treadmills offer pulse measurement via hand sensors with the option of a chest belt.
The size of the running deck is quite important especially if you are tall or have a long stride. The longer and wider surface is the most desirable so you don’t feel that you are going to overstep the front or fall off rear. gymgear.ie treadmills all boast generous running surfaces.
Speed – look for a good range of speed.
Incline – the incline of the running deck is measured in percentage terms
Motor – the higher the hp the more powerful and constant speed of the motor.
Power supply – Most treadmills including the KETTLER range require mains connection.