How Much Do Treadmills Cost?

By Ellis Martin

Not all treadmills are made alike. This article briefly outlines the price ranges and features of treadmills.

Introduction

A treadmill can be as affordable as $140 and as pricey as $2,300. It's important to understand the different price ranges and the features you're likely to get with each.

Low-end

The cheapest treadmills cost approximately $140 to $200. These treadmills are likely to be manual, meaning there's no motor to move the belt of the machine--the exerciser's stride propels the belt. These machines take more effort to use and are not suitable for jogging or running.

Low-middle end

In the low to middle range are treadmills that cost $400 to $600. These models are powered, have about four pre-set exercise programs, and can reach speeds up to 10 MPH. They have a display that shows speed, elapsed time, distance, and heart rate.

High-middle end

In the high to middle range, treadmills cost $800 to $1,400. They typically come with 15 pre-set programs, a fan to cool the user, and a larger running surface (typically 20 by 60 inches).

High-end

The most expensive treadmills offer the most feedback information and cost upwards of $2,000. They have six display screens, can reach 12 miles per hour, and inclines up to a 15 percent grade. Some even offer a chest strap for a more accurate heart rate measurement.

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About the Author

Ellis Martin recently graduated from Brown University, where he wrote for the Brown Daily Herald. Martin has many articles published on eHow, mostly concerning medical topics. He has been writing these articles since the summer of 2009.

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