The Confidence Power Trac Pro Electric Motorised Treadmill is a compacted, easy to use entry level treadmill aim at those who want to get more active in the comfort of there own home. It allows the user to start at there own pace then progress getting faster when they get fitter.
What Speed does the Treadmill Go?
The speed range of the treadmill is 1km to 10km per hour. This is 0.6 mile to 6.2 miles per hour. Considering that the average speed someone will jog at is between 4 to 5 miles per an hour this treadmill will allow you to start at a walking pace and work your way up to a jog. You can change the speed by press the + or – button on the centre console. However if you want to run this is not the machine for you as 10km or 6.2 miles per hour is consider a slow run if you are an active person. Or if you are like me and not so active 6.2 miles an hour is quite hard to maintain for an entire jog and I thought I was quite active.
Does the treadmill have an Incline Feature?
This treadmill comes with an adjustable manual incline, that can be set at either 5 degrees, 3.5 degrees or 2 degrees. It is adjusted at the back of the treadmill connecting to the rear legs. There are 3 holes in the legs for the adjustments. This type of incline is good in one way where there is less to go wrong as there is no motor. Also if you are the set it and plough through your workout then this will be fine. However if you are progressing through your workout and then find that you were a little to ambitious with your incline settings you can’t adjust it unless you stop your workout get off the machine and adjust the incline. Your only other option is to slow down your pace which you might not have done otherwise.
Does it have a built in heart rate Monitor?
Unlike other machines there is no heart rate monitor with this treadmill but if you want to monitor your heart rate there are loads of other options out there and most of them are better than the built in monitors.
The treadmill will fold so it is standing up and it measures at 126cm x 61cm x 27cm. This is great if you don’t have much roomand placing it in a room that you use for something else.
What is the size of the running Deck?
The deck size is 100cm long and 36cm wide which is good for being able to store away but if you are a tall person then there might not be enough room for your stride length. I would say if you are over six foot tall then you need to be looking at get a treadmill with a bigger deck.
Is there a Warranty?
On the The Sports HQ Amazon it says that you have a 12 month warranty with all of there products but they don’t go into detail about what they cover. However under UK law you are covered with the sales of goods act 1979 . The Act says that the goods have to be of satisfactory quality and be durable: this means you can expect goods to last a certain period of time before having to pay out for repairs. And if you pay using a credit card then under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. This Act makes your card provider jointly and equally liable with the retailer for any breach of contract.
Who it is for?
This treadmill is aim at the beginner someone who isn’t that active but would like to be more active or the lightly active individual who likes to do a quick workout 2 or 3 times a week in the comfort of there own home.
What is the Dimensions?
The size of the treadmill when down and ready for use is 125cm x 61cm x 120cm. The running deck size is 36cm x 100cm, and when you are not using the treadmill, folded away the size is 126cm x 61cm x 27cm. For it size when out and in use it is virtually the same size as the others in its price range and when folded away it is slightly small than some but it al depends on how they fold away.
Are there any other Features?
There are some built in pre-set buttons that can help you when you are doing you work out. On the centre console there are four quick-select speed that are 3km/h, 5km/h, 8km/h, 10km/h. This help to get you started or when you want to increase your speed to one of these it is easier than pressing the + button a few times.
What are the Pros?
Good for a beginner
Goes from 1km/h up to 10km/h
Manual incline so less to go wrong
folds upright so it takes up less room when not in use.
What are the Cons?
Can’t change the incline during a workout
What are the Consumer Ratings like?
On Amazon at time of writing this review the Confidence Power Trac Pro 735W Electric Motorised Treadmill has 74 reviews and a 4.3 star rating so most people who buy this treadmill from Amazon like it. The same people who sell it on Amazon also sell this treadmill on Tesco website and at time of writing they have 109 reviews with a 4.4 star rating out of 5.
Which ever site you look at most people get this treadmill 4 or 5 star and as you would expect with everything there are some people who didn’t like the product or just got a fault product. These are few and far between and Amazon or Tesco sorting out the problems but it doesn’t give that review a good experience.
How Well is it Priced?
At under £200 this is a good entry level treadmill and is virtually the same as other treadmills in its price range. So it will come down to if you like it or not and if it will suit your needs.
For the price this is an entry level treadmill for someone who is thinking of becoming more active then this would be a good buy for them as it is basic and will give them a starting point to work from. If you are however really active and need something that you can run on all the time you are going to be looking at treadmills that are a little bit more expensive as you will need the extra running room and motor speed.