You won’t need a spare room to enjoy one of these folding treadmills. They can help you meet your fitness goals and stay on a budget, too. Let’s review them both to see which one will be best for you.
Go Plus 2.5HP Folding Treadmill
The Go Plus treadmill has a 2.5HP motor that lets you run up to 11mph. It also inclines up to 15%, and that increases the challenge and helps you burn more calories.
But there are a few things you should know before you invest in this equipment. For one, it supports up to 286 pounds. And the running deck measures 18 by 50 inches. These two facts limit the number of users who can get the most out of the Go Plus. Before you buy, check your stride length to be certain that it’s a fit for you.
Next, although the treadmill arrives partially assembled, you’ll still need to do some work to put it together. And every one to two months you’ll need to lubricate the track with the included lubricant. Although there is no mention of a warranty, some customers report obtaining one through a third-party company like Square Trade.
As for the best features of the Go Plus, you’ll find that there are twelve training programs to enhance your cardiovascular fitness and lose weight. As you exercise, the 5-inch LCD reveals data like speed, the time elapsed, the distance traveled, and calories burned.
The heart rate sensors in the handlebars let you monitor your pulse rate to see if you’re in the target zone. And the safety clip with cord for your clothes shuts down the treadmill should there be a problem.
The console also has a media tray to hold a tablet and an audio cable with 3.5mm jack to connect your phone or mp3 player. The dual speakers let you can listen to workout music without needing headphones. But if you want more connectivity and options for entertainment, check out the treadmill from ANCHEER reviewed below.
More features of the Goplus 2.5HP folding treadmill:
- Blue backlit LCD
- Folds down for storage and has rollers for transport
ANCHEER 3.0HP S6200 Folding Electric Treadmill
The ANCHEER S6200 treadmill has several advantages over the Go Plus model. For one, it supports up to 308 pounds of weight. While it only lets you jog up to 9.9mph, it has a more powerful 3HP motor. And it has a shock absorbing system on the running deck to reduce stress on your joints.
Another engaging feature is the 10.1-inch color touchscreen in the console. Once you connect it to your home’s Wi-Fi, you can watch videos online or read your email. Plus, the treadmill has pre-programmed 3D scenery you can view. And the built-in speakers let you enjoy stereo sound while you exercise.
Inside the foam-covered handle are heart rate sensors. You can track your cardio fitness as well as calories burned, time elapsed, speed, and more on-screen. And you can choose from one of twelve training programs, too.
When you begin your training for the day by pulling the ANCHEER treadmill from storage, the soft drop system has pneumatic shocks to help you open it without straining your back. There are also rollers in the frame for easy transport.
There are just two downsides to this treadmill. The first is that there is no incline. And the running surface is smaller than that of the Go Plus, measuring only 15.7 by 49.6 inches.
More features of the ANCHEER 3.0HP treadmill:
- Comes with a 2-year warranty on the frame and 3-year warranty on the motor
- Folds down to 29.3 by 28.3 by 67.1 inches
- Opens up to 67.3 by 28.3 by 50.8 inches
When it’s time to select a treadmill for your home, you can make a choice easier on yourself when you consider certain features. First, the weight limit and the size of the running deck are essential. The ANCHEER supports more weight but has a smaller surface than the Go Plus.
Next, the top speed is important if you prefer to run instead of walk. The Go Plus allows you to go a little faster than the ANCHEER. And it rises to a 15% incline where the ANCHEER does not incline at all.
Finally, you might also take into account that the ANCHEER has a warranty where the Go Plus does not.