The Branx Fitness Treadmill is a runners treadmill. With its impressive 3.5CHP motor and 1 touch setting it gives you all the tools you need to take your runs indoors when the weather gets too much to go outside.
What Spec is the Motor?
The Branx Fitness Foldable ‘Elite Runner Pro’ treadmill has an impressive 6.5HP motor that can run at a 3.5 CHP without losing any power or over heating. It does this also with the help of it dual cooling fans. This means that you can work out hard and for longer on your treadmill.
What Speed does the Treadmill Go?
This treadmill goes from 1km/h up to 23km/h which is 0.6 miles per hour to a max of 14.3 miles per hour. You can use the normal up and down buttons to find your speed or you can use their 1 touch speed buttons that are pre set at 3, 6, 9, 12 and 16. This makes it easier to interval training on the treadmill as you only have to press a button to speed up then press one to slow down.
With the max speed at 14.3MPH this is a machine that can be used for running and with the average jogging speed at 4 to 5 MPH you have a lot of room to advance in your speed.
The Branx Fitness Treadmill comes with an automatic incline feature which goes from 0 to level 22. It to can be adjusted the normal way with the up and down buttons or you can use the pre set 1 touch button to cycle through 3, 5, 8, 12 and 15. This makes it easier to simulate running our doors without having to fiddle with the up or down buttons.
Does it have a built-in heart rate Monitor?
IT comes with built it heart rate monitor where you place you hands on the sensor that are built into the handlebars. It will give you intermittent results but as I have said before if you want to track you heart rate it is better to buy a product design for that function. Like the Fitbit HR
Does it Fold Away?
It does fold away at a good angle as well but it still takes up a lot of room. It folded dimensions are 82cm long by 70cm wide by 150cm high. IT good that it folds up a good way so that you have more room to move about but there is treadmill that fold straight up so that they take up even less room.
What is the size of the running Deck?
Now seeing that this is a machine to run on it gives you the room to do it with 48cm wide and 140cm long you have plenty of room to get into your stride. It also states that it is a high quality and durable belt that is 2mm thick.
Is there a Warranty?
With this treadmill you get a 5 year motor and frame warranty so that if the motor goes or the frame buckles you are covered for 5 years. It also gives you a 2 years parts and on site labour so that if anything goes wrong in the first 2 years your shouldn’t have to pay anything.
Who it is for?
This treadmill is advertised as the Elite Runner Pro and it cans with all the things you want from a machine built for runners. A good top speed, with a motor that can handle it. Good space to run on and auto inclines to simulate hill runs.
The full assembled dimensions are 190cm long by 80cm wide by 132cm high and when you fold it away the dimensions go to 82cm long by 70cm wide by 150cm high.
Are there any other Features?
The other feature that this treadmill has is 19 pre set programs, as well as a BMI readout feature. It has a 7 inch LCD readout display to make it easy to see what you have done.
It also has a Dual Shock 10-Point Deck Absorption System to make it easier on you joints so that less pressure is put on your knees and back.
What are the Pros?
23km/h Max Speed
BMI (Body Fat) Readout Feature
Plasma Dual Cooling FANS
19 pre-set Programs
1 touch speed buttons: 3,6,9,12, 16
1 touch incline buttons: 3,5,8,12,15
MP3 Socket + High Quality Speakers
0 – 22 Level Auto Incline
7″ LCD readout display unit
Dual Shock 10-Point Absorption Running Deck Suspension System
What are the Cons?
Takes up a lot of room
What are the Consumer Ratings like?
At time of writing the branx fitness treadmill has 151 review on Amazon with a 4.7 star rating out of a possible 5 stars. So most people who bought this treadmill like it. There are a few who didn’t like it or got bad service but you get that with every product. With the recent review one of the customer say: “Prompt and courteous replies when contacting customer service” So it does look like they have good customer service in place as well.
How Well is it Priced?
At time of writing the treadmill is a little under £700 but you get what you pay for. A machine with a powerful motor that can have you running at 14.3MPH. For similar spec the Horizon treadmill is in the £1000 mark and the Nordic is in the £600 mark. These aren’t like for like but it gives you the range of prices for a runner treadmill at home.
At this spec this is a machine made for runners. IF you are in good shape and want a machine that can challenge you then this might be the one for you. It give a great 3.5CHP motor with other that I have seen are only 2.5CHP in this range.
If you are a beginner or intermediate this might not be the one for you a you will be paying for thing that you wouldn’t use at least not until you get for fitness up to a level that you can with stand a run for 10 MPH or more. If you are a beginner and looking a treadmill you could start by looking at JLL S300 Treadmill.