Top Treadmills 2012 Under 1500 Dollars

If you are looking for a quality treadmill under $1500 -- you are probably finding it rather difficult.. sorting out the treadmills that offer you real value from the ones that are all wrapped up in marketing fluff and hype (especially if you are an inexperienced/first time buyer). However, hopefully the showcase below, of four of the best value treadmills in the market of 2012 (all under the budget of $1500) will be able to help you out -- all of which excel in vital factors that you would expect of any home based treadmill, from that of high-tech specifications and features to that of simple fitness and domestic practicalities.

Fitness 7.35 Folding Treadmill by Smooth

Reduced from $2497.00 to $1,499.00 (30/08/2012). The 7.35 is of gym club like quality, however engineered specifically for home use-- and is highly regarded on, and there is no wonder why really, it has everything you could possibly want from a home based running machine -- from that of a speaker system to its foldable property in order to be spatially practical. Moreover, it doesn't only offer you a set of 20 workout programs but also allows you to customize your very own workout program to suit your preferences and fitness goals (as well as coming with a unique heart rate program, where the Treadmill will automatically adjust its incline and speed to get you to hit your target heart rate and maintain it there-- pretty awesome).

To put it straight if you are looking for a top quality treadmill for under $1500, then this is likely to be your answer right here the Smooth 7.35.

Fitness TR3000i Folding Treadmill by LifeSpan Fitness

Reduced from $1999.00 to $1,378.61 (30/08/2012). From the highly regarded Fitness equipment brand Life Span Fitness, the TR3000i which is an award winning treadmill for 'best treadmill under $1500 by Fitness Professor in 2011' -- and there is a reason why too -- it offers everything a domestic running machine should, and well. Again, like the 7.35 it comes with safe and convienent handlebars as well as offering an LCD console that provides you with a whole range of fitness programs and displays of vital data and statistics. Moreover, it comes with a free membership to LifeSpan Fitness, from which you can record your workouts and fitness progress through a USB port that extracts all the data stored by the treadmill -- which you can tranfer over to your computer to process with an uploaded LifeSpan Fitness account.

860 Treadmill by Schwinn

Reduced from $2199.00 to $1,163.03 (The cheapest of the range -- 30/08/2012).  As can be seen -- there has been a huge reduction in the price  and as a result, the 860 offers itself as one of the best value running machines in the range. First off, it comes with a specially designed 'cushioned' running surface in order to help protect joints etc. (something that I am personally very wary of when it comes to treadmills), moreover it offers the same style of specifications as the above two models (with 20 workout programs, foldable, fitness tests, magazine rack etc.) as well as an integrated fan which is a particularly clever added feature to provide the user with added comfort.

9.23 Treadmill with Ground Effects Technology by Precor

Reduced from $1999.00 to $1,599.00 (30/08/2012). You are going to have to forgive me for the extra $100 above the budget or so, but I wanted to show you what you can get for a  little bit 'extra'. The 9.23 comes with many of the features of the above three models e.g. an LCD console offering you stats, workout programs, heart rate etc. but what makes the 9.23 stand out from the rest -- is the 'Ground Effects Technology' that is a patented design which "prevents joint stress, minimizes fatigue and helps prevent injuries" -- at least this is something that certainly appeals to me.

Which running machine would you prefer to buy and why? Please let me know in the comments box below, along with any specific comments or questions you have regarding a particular treadmill or generally about the 'best treadmills under $1500'.