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Using Treadmill Reviews To Save Money On Even The Best Treadmill Models

By Laurence Stewart

Are you planning to purchase a new treadmill? There are so many options in the marketplace today that it can be overwhelming. How can you make sure that you are getting the best deal on a quality treadmill? There are several important factors to consider, the first of which is treadmill reviews.

Most treadmill reviews fall under two categories: expert and consumer. Those that are done by consumers are written by normal people who have purchased and used the equipment, while those done by experts are put through several trials in order to see if the product makes the grade. These two review methods are very different, but both can be a valuable source of information.

Reviews that are written by consumers are great resources, sometimes even more so than those done by experts. These give you a real feel for what it is like to actually use the treadmill at home, and you can also get informed on common problems. Often if there is a particular product defect, several people will report this in their reviews — which can lead to you saving money on a particular piece of equipment. The downside to consumer-written reviews is that just about anyone has access to writing them, which means that some companies may have paid reviews on the sites to give positive feedback to an otherwise unworthy product. This is the only real risk.

Expert reviews are often published in well-known magazines or on trusted websites. They are developed by experts in the exercise profession and are rated on different criteria, such as: price point, warranty, belt width, overall size, display console, electronics, and perks. In general, these ratings are obtained by comparing different brands and models within similar price ranges. There is usually also a consumer “Best Buy” in each category. Expert reviews are an excellent way to compare treadmills. They offer a quick glance at features and warranties and offer helpful insight into the quality of parts being used. There are some downfalls with expert reviews, as well. They are provided by humans, and humans are prone to bias and error. Expert reviews are also not all-inclusive. They usually only account for the most popular treadmills, so you may not be able to find any information on the particular model you are considering. Another downfall with expert reviews is that they may miss issues that arise with consistent use (something that a consumer review may point out).

Aside from the reviews, you should also look at the quality of the parts used to make the treadmill, the speeds that are offered, the warranty the manufacturer has provided, and the suggested retail price. These are good basic factors to look at when you are considering a treadmill, and asking plenty of questions is a good idea as well.

You should be well on your way to understanding how to make an educated choice in purchasing your new treadmill. Consumer and expert treadmill reviews are important tools to be considered in your decision making.

Seeking out treadmill consumer reviews is the only way to be sure that the treadmill you are intending to buy fits the bill. They can also steer you in the right direction towards models that give you the biggest bang for your buck.

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