Best Folding Treadmills

Save Space and Get a Great Treadmill Workout

The quality of folding treadmills has improved greatly in the past few years, according to expert Fred Waters. A folding treadmill is a great solution for smaller living spaces or multi-purpose rooms. You need to look for one that is easy to fold and to set up, or you are less likely to actually use it as you intended. Also look for the other treadmill quality indicators of stability, motor power, weight capacity and warranty.

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Sole F85 Treadmill

Sole F85 Treadmill
Sole F85 Treadmill. Courtesy of Amazon.com

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The Sole F85 has a 3.5 HP continuous duty motor, which is one of the most powerful in its price range (around $2000). It has a wide 22-inch deck and comes up to 60-inches long. It is rated for users up to 400 pounds. The Sole F85 has both grip EKG and chest heart rate monitor readouts. It comes with 6 Standard, 2 User Defined and 2 Heart Rate programs. It has cooling fans and a speakers with a port for your iPod or other MP3 player. TreadmillDoctor.com calls it "one of the best fold-ups on the planet."

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Reebok 1910 Treadmill

Reebok ZigTech 1910 Treadmill
Reebok ZigTech 1910 Treadmill. Courtesy of Amazon.com

Do you want to stay connected while on the treadmill without trying to prop up your laptop or iPad on the display? The Reebok 1910 comes with a 10" touchscreen display with web browser powered by Android. If you have a home wireless connection, you can browse the web while you walk or run. You can use the optional iFit Live module for personalized workouts. Users love the Google Maps workouts where you download a route and you can see the street view as your walk or run there virtually. It also has a -3 percent decline feature in addition to 15 percent incline, so you can go downhill as well as uphill. The treadmill itself is no slouch, with a 4.25 chp motor rated for users up to 400 pounds. It has 40 workout apps and two video workouts. A Polar wireless chest strap heart rate monitor is included, and it also has a grip pulse monitor. This is quite a package. TreadmillDoctor.com gave it a runner-up award for folding treadmills.

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Proform Pro 7000 Treadmill

ProForm Pro 7000 Treadmill
ProForm Pro 7000 Treadmill. Courtesy of Amazon.com

This treadmill has a powerful 3.8 HP motor and a large deck that is 22x60 inches. That gives you lots of power for speed and room to really get into stride. It also has excellent cushioning. The feature I like is that it has decline as well as incline, so it better simulates walking outdoors. You can go downhill at -3% grade and uphill at up to 15% grade. It is iFit compatible so you can program it to follow your chosen route from Google Maps. It has a space-saving folding mechanism, but remember that it has a big footprint when unfolded.

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ProForm Pro 4500 Treadmill

ProForm Pro 4500 Treadmill
ProForm Pro 4500 Treadmill. Courtesy of Amazon.com

This is a full-powered treadmill with a 4.0 CHP motor. It has a long 22x60 deck, but is a space-saver design with lift assist. It has a 400 pound weight capacity. The 10-inch color touchscreen can be used to access iFit workouts assisted by Google Maps. It has 15% incline and -3% decline so you get both uphill and downhill workouts. TreadmillDoctor.com gives it a Runner-Up award for Best Folding Treadmill.

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Sole F80 Folding Treadmill

Sole F80 Treadmill
Sole F80 Treadmill. Courtesy of Amazon.com

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The Sole F80 has a 3.0 HP continuous duty motor. It will run up to 12 mph and accommodate users up to 350 pounds. It runs quieter and smoother than before. It has both wireless chest strap heart rate monitor control and pulse grips. The workouts include six standard programs, two heart-rate programs and two user-defined programs. It's a best buy in the $1500 price range according to TreadmillDoctor.com

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