Best Budget Treadmills List

Get the Best Home Workout From These Treadmill Models

Treadmills in the budget price range vary from very basic non-motorized treadmills to models for runners. In the last few years, several manufacturers have made some impressive strides in the $1,000 to $2,000 range. They are backing them up with extensive warranties.

When you are selecting a budget treadmill, pay attention to the power of the motor, especially if you are heavier or you want to use it for brisk walking or running. Another factor to guide your choice of treadmills is whether they are compatible with an iFit subscription, which will give you access to a wide range of workouts and workout programs, as well as what workouts are included without it.

The treadmill recommendations below are based on a number of factors, including third-party reviews, customer testimonials, company reputation, and warranties.


There's a lot to like about this treadmill, including the great feature of both -3 percent decline as well as 15 percent incline. You can go both uphill and downhill. It's got a powerful 3.5 CHP motor and can serve walkers up to 300 pounds. It's iFit-compatible and you can enjoy workouts powered by Google Maps with automatic speed and incline control or train with Jillian Michaels. Even without the iFit subscription, you can enjoy 32 different built-in workouts that vary by incline, speed, calorie goal, and intensity. It includes a dual-grip heart rate monitor with a Polar wireless chest strap. It's a folding treadmill with easy-lift assist.


Sole treadmills often appear on the Best Buy lists for the budget price range. Their residential models are used by the Hilton chain for in-room exercising, which says something about the durability of the machines. The Sole F80 has always received praise and it got an upgrade as of 2017. Now, it features include 3.5 CHP continuous duty motor and links via Bluetooth to fitness apps. It has a 60-inch length deck, pule grips, wireless heart rate control, and can accommodate users weighing up to 375 pounds. For unfolding, you simply release the deck and it will slowly lower itself. It has a safety lock when folded. The warranty includes lifetime for the frame, motor, and deck, five years for parts and electronics, and two years for labor.


The Freemotion 860 has a decline feature as well as incline so you can go downhill as well as uphill, from -3 percent to 15 percent. The 7-inch color touch display has a built-in Android browser and is iFit-enabled. The motor is a powerful 3.8 CHP and it's rated for users up to 375 pounds. The belt is 22 inches wide and 60 inches long. It has 34 workout apps. The warranty says they believe in the product, with 5-years on parts, 2 years of labor and lifetime on the frame and motor.


This folding treadmill offers a powerful 3.0 CHP motor. It has a big 20-inches wide by 60-inches long belt so you can extend your stride. It has a built-in 7-inch web-enabled color touchscreen tablet. You can add iFit and connect your workout to Google Maps for a real outdoor simulation. Or, watch videos, etc. while you workout. It has 32 built-in workout programs. It has heart rate sensors in the handrails or you can connect to your own chest heart rate strap.


At under $1000, you get a powerful 3.0 CHP commercial motor and a long 60-inch belt. It is iFit ready. You can buy the iFit Live wireless module and use it to download personalized workouts and keep your online exercise profile updated. The treadmill itself comes with 30 workout programs. It has hand grip heart rate sensors to monitor your exertion level and tell you whether you are in your desired exercise zone, and is compatible with Polar heart rate monitor straps. The treadmill can handle users up to 350 pounds. It is a folding treadmill.


This folding treadmill has been ranked a Best Buy by for several years in the low price category from $400 to $699. It has a 2.25 CHP motor and a 300-pound user weight limit. It's suitable for walkers, but note that the speed range only goes up to 10 mph if you want to do faster running. The deck is 55 inches long. It has an iPod port and a built-in sound system, plus a cooling fan. It comes with 30 programming options including a manual workout, 10 step-goal workouts, 10 distance-based workouts, six calorie goal workouts and three intervals workouts


The Sole F63 treadmill is their entry-level model. It has many of the same features as the F80. The main differences are the construction of the deck, a less expensive console and display, smaller rollers, and shorter warranty coverage. The overall construction and components make this a strong contender in its price range.


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