May 2021

Treadmills: Aggregated Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Treadmill rankings posted by key online experts, as of May 2021.

Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend Treadmills.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of Treadmills, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for May 2021 ranking

At a glance - May 2021 Ranking

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Rank Price Treadmill
Verywell Fit
Treadmill Review Guru
Forbes
NBC News
CNET
TreadmillReviews.net
Runner's World
SELF
Spy
The Home Gym
#1
Check price NordicTrack Commercial 2950
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Check price Sole F80
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$1998 NordicTrack 1750
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#4
Check price ProForm Smart Pro 2000
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#5
Check price Sole F63
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#6
Check price NordicTrack Commercial X32i
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#7
Check price Peloton Tread
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15
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#8
Check price Nautilus T618
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#9
Check price NordicTrack X22I
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#10
$1070 Echelon Stride
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#11
Check price Woodway 4Front
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#12
$390 Goplus 2 in 1 Folding Treadmill
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#13
Check price Horizon Fitness 7.8AT
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$2425 Horizon Fitness 7.4 AT
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#15
$494 Xterra TR150
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Check price Sole F85
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$2700 Bowflex Treadmill 22
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#18
$1000 ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill
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$2003 ProForm Pro 9000
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Check price Woodway Curve FTG
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#21
Check price ProForm Pro 2000
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We ranked NordicTrack Commercial 2950 #1 in May 2021 because:

  • 6 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked NordicTrack Commercial 2950 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Treadmill Review Guru

Best Treadmill For Running

Pros
One of the largest treadmill belts at 22” wide and 60” long
You get a free year of iFit Coach with your purchase
The decline and incline range is great

Cons
Requires WiFi to run iFit programs
This has a larger footprint than other folding treadmills
Higher priced folding treadmill

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Forbes

Best Treadmill For Immersive Guided Runs

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Runner's World

Put It On Auto Pilot

Pros
The trainer and terrain can control speed and incline

Cons
You can’t use the display to watch movies or sports

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Spy

Quietest

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The Home Gym

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We ranked Sole F80 #2 in May 2021 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Sole F80 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Treadmill Review Guru

Best Treadmill Without Subscription

Pros
Folding treadmill with EasyLift Assist technology.
Powerful, quiet 3.5 CHP commercial grade motor. The F80 is great for even the most serious runners.
10 built-in workout programs.
Pulse grip & wireless chest strap for heart rate monitoring included.
CushionFlex Whisper Desk.
Bluetooth connectivity for music and fitness apps.
USB port for charging phones and tablets.
Additional features like two bottle holders, tablet holder, accessory tray, and cooling fans to enhance the workout experience.
High weight capacity of 375 lbs.
Great warranty.

Cons
Not super tech heavy / no touch screen options. Again, this isn’t necessarily a negative for some people – mainly those who don’t want to mess with tech in order to get a good workout in.
The Sole F80 treadmill side rails are not as long as some runners would like.
The fans are not as strong as we personally like.

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Forbes

Best Treadmill For Walking

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TreadmillReviews.net

Best Overall Home Treadmill

Pros
High-Quality Parts
Easy Folding
Low Impact
Top Notch Warranty

Cons
Limited Workout Variety
Short Side Rails

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Powerful Motor

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The Home Gym

The Best Folding Treadmills Of 2021

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We ranked NordicTrack 1750 #3 in May 2021 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked NordicTrack 1750 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Verywell Fit

Best Overall

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Treadmill Review Guru

Best Treadmill For Home Use

Pros
Great bang for your buck! All the features a serious runner would need at a great price.

Cons
Price just increased by about $100-$200 (when they introduced the larger screen and upgraded a few things, so it’s not fully negative).

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TreadmillReviews.net

Best Home Treadmill Runner-up

Pros
Powerful Motor
iFit-enabled Touchscreen
Easy Folding

Cons
Assembly
Shorter Warranty

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Runner's World

For The Virtual Traveller

Pros
The workout controls speed and incline

Cons
Updated screen still feels too small
Belt stops abruptly when you end a run

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We ranked ProForm Smart Pro 2000 #4 in May 2021 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Verywell Fit

Best Folding

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Forbes

Best Upright Folding Treadmill

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CNET

Best Heavy-Duty Design

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Spy

Runner Up

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The Home Gym

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We ranked Sole F63 #5 in May 2021 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Verywell Fit

Best for Walkers

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Treadmill Review Guru

Best Treadmill Under $1000

Pros
Sole F63 has a good incline range that similarly-priced treadmills don’t have available.
Comes with a free Sole Fitness chest strap for heart rate monitoring.
Patented Sole Fitness cushioning on the deck.

Cons
Minimal technology features, which isn’t an issue if you are looking for a simple treadmill.
Airflow from fan is very low and often isn’t felt during more intense workouts.

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CNET

Another Good Treadmill

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TreadmillReviews.net

Best For Walkers

Pros
High-Quality Parts
Cushioning
Easy Folding

Cons
Entry Level
Slower Acceleration

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The Home Gym

The Best Budget Friendly Treadmills Of 2021

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We ranked NordicTrack Commercial X32i #6 in May 2021 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked NordicTrack Commercial X32i as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Treadmill Review Guru

Best Treadmill

Pros
Both Incline Trainers incline to 40% and decline to -6%. You can walk uphill to burn more calories and stay low-impact or enjoy active recovery with downhill conditioning.
The 32” and 22” touchscreens are both highly-responsive with QuickTouch buttons for speed and incline on the bezel.
The x32i deck is 22” wide by 65” long. Those who are tall or have a long stride will love the 65” length!
The x22i deck is 22” wide by 60” long. Users under 6’5” or those who want to save on space may not need (or want) the extra length.
Both have powerful CHP DurX Motors that won’t overheat and will support heavy training or use by multiple people
Free iFit bluetooth chest strap included with each incline trainer
If you want the larger 32” touchscreen, the x32i has impressive graphics and really pulls you into the experience.
If (like us) you are just fine with the 22” touchscreen, save yourself $1000 and opt for the x22i.

Cons
Incline trainers are large and heavy and do not fold up
Heavy – don’t move by yourself
These require an internet connection to work — even if you don’t use iFit
You might become addicted to your machine

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Forbes

Best Splurge Treadmill

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SELF

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Best Splurge

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We ranked Peloton Tread #7 in May 2021 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Verywell Fit

Best High-Tech

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Runner's World

Best Studio Experience

Pros
Huge touchscreen console is immersive
Natural feel underfoot from slat surface

Cons
Classes require a subscription
Can’t use the touchscreen for any other entertainment

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Best Gift

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We ranked Nautilus T618 #8 in May 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Nautilus T618 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Most Popular Treadmill

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NBC News

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CNET

Best Overall Treadmill

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We ranked NordicTrack X22I #9 in May 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
NBC News

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TreadmillReviews.net

Best Budget Home Treadmill for Incline Training

Pros
Dramatic Incline
iFit Training (free for a year)
Chest Strap included

Cons
Have to pay for iFit after your free year is up

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Best Overall

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We ranked Echelon Stride #10 in May 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Smart Treadmill

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NBC News

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Newest

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We ranked Woodway 4Front #11 in May 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Verywell Fit

Best Natural Feel

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Runner's World

Road Like Running Surface

Pros
Slats feel natural underfoot
Huge touchscreen display can be used to watch television
Large running surface

Cons
Expensive
Insanely heavy

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SELF

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We ranked Goplus 2 in 1 Folding Treadmill #12 in May 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Verywell Fit

Best for Small Spaces

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Forbes

Best Compact Treadmill

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NBC News

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We ranked Horizon Fitness 7.8AT #13 in May 2021 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Verywell Fit

Best for Advanced Runners

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Treadmill Review Guru

Best Treadmill For HIIT Training

Pros
Supports up to 350 pounds of user weight
Reasonably priced
Lifetime warranty on the frame and motor

Cons
Console is a bit dated but still very functional
Fan doesn’t provide much air flow

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Runner's World

Take Any Class You Want

Pros
Dials allow you to easily change speed and incline
Speed and incline changes are fast and smooth

Cons
Dials are easy to bump mid-run
Fan is pointed at your stomach

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We ranked Horizon Fitness 7.4 AT #14 in May 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TreadmillReviews.net

Best Budget Home Treadmill for Streaming Classes

Pros
Roomy Track
Workout variety
Built-in Sprint 8 training program

Cons
Still requires a tablet

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Best for Streaming

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We ranked Xterra TR150 #15 in May 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Xterra TR150 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
NBC News

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Best Budget

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We ranked Sole F85 #16 in May 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Treadmill Review Guru

Best Treadmill For Heavy Runners

Pros
The 4.0 horsepower motor will support multiple users, heavy training or just gentle walking. You can do anything on this machine!
Inclines to 15%. Does not decline. Easy to step on and off.
Chest strap included

Cons
Large motor hood on the front of the deck could get in your way – take one step back away from the console to reduce this problem
Fan is underpowered (like the other Sole treadmills)

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We ranked Bowflex Treadmill 22 #17 in May 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Treadmill For Big And Tall Users

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Spy

Best for TV Lovers

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We ranked ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill #18 in May 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Treadmill Review Guru

Best Free/Budget Treadmill

Pros
Free with the ProForm Plus program (see ProForm for details)
Folding treadmill with EasyLift Assist technology.
2.75 CHP motor with self-cooling capability to support your strenuous workouts without failing.
A wide variety of pre-set workout programs.
ISO Flex cushioning in the deck
iFit compatible.
Additional features include two bottle holders and a tablet holder.
Weight Capacity of 300 lbs
Includes a 10” touchscreen

Cons
Slightly shorter deck of 55” may not support the stride length of all users
Cushioning is not as abundant as on larger treadmills

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NBC News

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We ranked ProForm Pro 9000 #19 in May 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
SELF

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We ranked Woodway Curve FTG #20 in May 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Runner's World

Great For Hit Training

Pros
Resistance levels can be manually adjusted
You can accelerate quickly
Console can play Netflix and Hulu

Cons
Takes time to get comfortable running on it
Better suited for intervals than long runs

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SELF

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We ranked ProForm Pro 2000 #21 in May 2021 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Treadmills” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Treadmill Review Guru

Best Folding Treadmill Under $1500

Pros
Possibly the best value for your money than any other treadmill – great features and technology at a great price!
Great for running, jogging, or walking.

Cons
You have to upgrade to the Pro5000 to get a larger touch screen.

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SELF

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