Merax Electric Folding Treadmill - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

ReviewFinder Treadmills Merax Electric Folding Treadmill

Lowest price found: $429.46 Show listings
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Merax Electric Folding Treadmill ranks #46 out of 123.
Go to rankings
7.4
Good
From Seller:
  • 【Real Space Saver】Super fast and easy assembly. This Merax folding treadmill boasts a compact footprint and fast folding design with convenient transportation wheels to move around without hassle. You can either store it in your living room, study, a small corner or under the bed.
  • 【Multi-functional Display with Speakers】Multi-functional LCD Display to track your performance in time, speed, distance and calories burnt, promising a superior and effective home treadmill workout. Simply plug in your phone or insert USB flash drive, and you can emerge into training with your workout playlist. Phone/Pad deck available.
  • 【Strong 1.5HP Motor】A smooth and quiet 1.5HP treadmill motor allows for 12 preset programs and 3 count-down modes, supports speeds ranging from 0.8 – 12 KM/H (0.5 – 7.5 MPH) to help you meet a variety of fitness goals.
  • 【Convenient Shortcut Buttons】Quick buttons on handles help instantly start or stop the running machine or easily change speed settings during workout. This Merax treadmill is also specially designed with a high-density lawn texture belt that absorbs shock for premium comfort with non-slip feature for maximum safety.
  • Merax treadmill product Size: 55” x 23.5” x 43”. Folded Size: 29.5” x 23.5” x 49”. Max weight capacity: 240 LBS. To play music via speaker, use flash drive only (.mp3 format). The USB port does not support playing music on phone.
  • Read more
Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
Rank Change Price Treadmill
Forbes
TreadmillReviews.net
SELF
NBC News
Spy
Verywell Fit
Runner's World
CNET
The Home Gym
Treadmill Review Guru
1
- $1799
NordicTrack 1750
1
1
6
-
-
1
1
-
9
3
2
- $1200
ProForm Pro 2000
3
-
1
5
2
3
-
4
-
5
3
- $2110
Sole F80
9
2
3
-
14
-
5
5
-
11
4
- $2300
NordicTrack Commercial 2950
-
-
7
-
1
-
-
3
3
-
Show all rows
September 2022 Awards and Mentions Every month we consolidate opinions of key experts for every product category
Merax Electric Folding Treadmill did not receive any endorsements this month.
Physical Features
Dimensions
Loading product dimensions...
Weight

98 lbs
 
Handling and Capacity
Treadmill Type What is the treadmill designed for?
Running
Foldable A major reason that many people do not own home treadmills—apart from cost—is their size. Treadmills take up a lot of space. This can be avoided by choosing a folding treadmill, which folds in half by ... Show more
Yes
Belt Size The belt size is an important feature to evaluate based on the height of the user and your planned activities. First, taller individuals have a longer stride, and therefore need a longer belt. Second, ... Show more
1.3 x 3.7 ft
Peak Horsepower Horsepower (HP) or peak horsepower tells you the maximum horsepower the treadmill can achieve at any time. While this may seem important, it doesn’t tell you anything about how the treadmill will oper ... Show more
1.5 HP
Cushioning/Shock Absorption A major benefit to running on a treadmill versus running outside is that it’s typically easier on your body and joints due to the shock absorption. As you run or walk, the treadmill absorbs the impact ... Show more
No
Weight Capacity All treadmills are rated with a maximum weight capacity to indicate the heaviest person that can use the treadmill. Going over this weight limit, especially for long durations, is not only going to br ... Show more
200 lbs
Top Speed The top speed is the highest number of miles (or kilometers) per hour that the treadmill will go. Most traditional machines support 0 to 10 mph (0 to 16 km/h). For runners and sprinters, you might loo ... Show more
7.5
mph
Incline and Decline

Inclining allows you to raise the front of the treadmill to simulate walking or running uphill. This is done manually or automatically. Usually found on the least expensive machines, manual incline treadmills require you to step off the machine and adjust the positioning of the running platform by hand. While it can be a price saver, there are some drawbacks. First, these adjustments present a safety issue if you do not properly secure the deck. You could fall or crush a limb in the process of adjusting the incline. Second, frequently moving parts will cause quicker wear and tear on the machine. Third, stepping off the machine could cause you to lose motivation or momentum, and you’ll have to get your heart rate back up to get the full benefits of the cardio workout. Still, if you don’t plan on using the incline feature frequently, this won’t be an issue for you and you can get a more budget-friendly model.

Alternatively, you have the option of choosing a motorized (or automatic) incline. With this feature, users press a button on the treadmill’s dashboard to activate the incline motor to move the deck up or down. This is much more convenient as it can be done while you’re still on the machine, and it can be adjusted to the angle you want without much effort.

Whether manual or automatic, treadmills will be rated with a maximum incline and minimum decline. This is reported as a percentage grade—a number that measures the slope of the surface. The higher the percentage, the stronger the angle or slope. Most treadmills will have a maximum incline around 12%. Less common are treadmills that can simulate a decline or walking downhill, which can use muscles that usually don’t get attention in standard cardio workouts. For these machines, there will be a lowest decline number reported as a negative percentage grade.

Type of Incline Do you have to adjust incline manually, or is the incline system automatic?
Manual
Highest Incline The highest percentage grade the treadmill can go.
0 %
Lowest Decline The lowest percent grade the treadmill can go.
0 %
Heart Rate and Programs
Heart Rate Monitor Treadmills can support heart rate monitoring in several ways. Most commonly there could be metal heart rate monitors on the handlebar in front of you. This works well for walking, when you can hold on ... Show more
Yes
Chest Strap Included <p><strong><p dir="ltr"><br></p></strong><p dir="ltr">Another option is remote heart rate monitoring via a chest strap. Not all treadmills that measure heart rate support this feature, but those that ... Show more
No
Workout Programs Preprogrammed workouts on treadmills guide you through an activity focused on a certain goal or type of workout. This can range from hill training, where the treadmill automatically adjusts the inclin ... Show more
12
Progress Tracking In order to keep a log of your workouts and stats, such as time, distance travelled, calories burned, etc., you may want a treadmill that does this for you automatically. Some machines come with autom ... Show more
Yes
Display
Treadmill displays offer a wide range of features that vary greatly from one machine to another. The display can be as simple as analog LED lights that show time and distance travelled or as complex as a fully functioning TV screen with cable network connectivity. Displays vary in size and type, with higher end machines displaying more stats (time, distance, incline, speed, heart rate, workout program status, etc.) and offering more advanced features (such as a virtual tour that simulates running through real-life environments). There are positives and negatives to this level of complexity. On the plus side, sophisticated displays allow you to easily monitor and adjust your workout based on the information. They may also provide a distraction from the lull of running or walking. At the same time, this kind of distraction can be harmful to your workout because it may cause you to fall or injure yourself or be overly conscious of the clock and distance.


Advanced display screens or TV screens could have the added benefit of linking with your smartphone, so you can watch video content on the display as you run. The suite of features will be dependent on your needs, but know that you’ll pay significantly more for complex displays and TV screens - and most budget models come with a shelf for a tablet or an e-reader anyway.

Display Screen Does the treadmill console have a screen?
Yes
Type of Display
LCD
Touch Screen Is the display touch screen?
No
Metrics Displayed What metrics are displayed on the treadmill console/screen?
  • Distance
  • Speed
  • Calories Burned
  • Time
  • Heart Rate
Media/TV Capabilities Can the treadmill's screen play TV or media, such as movies?
No
Dashboard Features
Device Shelf For holding your smartphone, tablet, or other media device.
Yes
Fan Does the treadmill console include a fan?
No
Water Bottle Holder
Yes
Console Extras
Console Speakers Some treadmills have speakers built into the dashboard. Through Bluetooth or a basic auxiliary cable, you can connect your phone or media device to the treadmill to play music, listen to podcasts, or ... Show more
No
USB Port If the treadmill has a USB port, you’ll likely be able to charge your smartphone or tablet, which is great for long workouts. If you like to watch TV or listen to music, this can help save battery, to ... Show more
No
Auxiliary Port

An auxiliary port or headphone jack lets you connect your smartphone or media player directly to the treadmill to listen through its speakers.

No
Mobile App Subscriptions


If you’re using a fitness app such as Google Fit, MyFitnessPal, or FitBit, some smart treadmills allow users to transfer their workout details from the treadmill’s tracking system directly to the smartphone app. This helps you stay on track with your fitness goals and keep all of your details in one place. Make sure to double check if the machine is compatible with your current fitness tracker, if you have one.

Mobile App Connectivity Some companies that build treadmills also have proprietary mobile applications (such as Schwinn Connect, LifeSpan’s Activ Trac, Nautilus Trainer, etc.) that extend the features of the machine. This ca ... Show more
No
App Subscription Cost Some treadmills will require a monthly or yearly subscription cost to access certain features. This might include advanced progress tracking or syncing with a brand-specific mobile app. Be sure to fac ... Show more
0
Software Features
Sync with Third Party Apps Can you sync workout data with third part apps, such as MyFitnessPal and FitBit?
No
Compatible Apps Which apps can be used on or with the treadmill?
None
Bluetooth Connectivity Treadmills that are Bluetooth capable can connect wirelessly with your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet. This is most commonly used to play music on the treadmill’s speakers. Some treadmills may ... Show more
No
iFit Compatible iFit is a comprehensive mobile app and online service that supports treadmill workouts. You can download workout programs, track stats and progress towards your goals, and even draw Google Maps routes ... Show more
No
Warranty



Treadmills separate their warranties into three sections: Parts, Labor and Motor.

Parts warranties range from 90 days to 5 years to lifetime warranties. For light use, 90 days to 1 year might be an acceptable parts warranty, though you should not expect that machine to be very durable. You may also come across frame warranties, for which the standard is a lifetime warranty. Cheaper models might have 10- or 20-year warranties, but depending on how long you plan to use or keep the machine, that may suffice.

Labor warranties range from 90 days to 3 years. For light or moderate use, choose a treadmill with at least 1-year labor warranty. If you plan to use the machine long and often, it’d be best to find a labor warranty of 2-3 years.

Finally, motor warranties are often listed separately from parts and labor. One can easily tell the quality of the motor based on the duration of the warranty. A 90-day motor warranty would indicate the motor is likely cheaply made and not very reliable. A warranty of 10+ years would suggest a much higher quality motor.

Motor Warranty
1
Loading price comparison chart...

Merax Electric Folding Treadmill is a very popular option on the lower end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling treadmills and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Goplus 2.25HP Electric or Goplus Folding Treadmill .

Merax Electric Folding Treadmill is $340.53 cheaper than the average treadmill ($769.99).

You might also like:

High-rated Treadmills in a similar price range.

This website displays data from third party public sources. The data presented is for information purposes only. We can't guarantee correctness and completeness of all the data presented here, and therefore will not accept liability for any issues arising from usage of this data. All Trademarks and Copyrights belong to their respective owners. ReviewFinder is reader-supported - if you click on a link on ReviewFinder and make a purchase, we earn a commission at no extra cost to you.


Copyright © 2022