1. Available Space to fit the Treadmill
In it explained in Treadmill Purchase Guide – Part 1
2. Your Training Intensity
Purchasing a suitable treadmill is like other device and equipments highly related to your usage and need. For example, if you need a portable and light laptop, you would not a heavy and bulky gaming laptop.
Therefore, you should first realize what would be your usage from the treadmill and how intense do you want to use it. To clarify, you should decide that if you need the treadmill to walk in slow pace or to run with high speed.
Another factor that would narrow down your choices, is your weight. For example, imagine buying an office chair which should suit your weight, otherwise it will not function well or will be break easily.
By answering the two above questions, you can understand which treadmills will suit your need better. Because if you work out heavily, running with high speed or having more weight, then you will need a treadmill with more powerful motor, longer tracks and also wider Belt Width.
3. Your Budget
Like other purchase, one of the most important factor is your budget. There are many models of treadmills in the market that can full fill the needs of customers with different prices. We can categorize our budget lists in two main group:
Entry Level or Budget treadmills: including treadmills under 500 $, under 800$ and under 1,000$.
In general you should be very careful buying treadmills under 500$, because they usually do not provide warranties more than 90 days, and also they may not work for you for long and can be break down easily.
Talking about treadmills under 800$, although some of them in this list can work up to one year without any problem specially when being used only for walking, but it would be a hard task to find a high quality treadmill in this price list and they are not also appropriate for intense work out such as running with high speed. Moreover, because of their price range, they may lack of some features like wireless heart rate monitor or manual power incline.
You can find wide variety of treadmills for walking and jogging with the price around 1,000$. In this price they can have different workout programs as well as some features like 7-inches LCD display. Usually companies provide after-sell services for these price range for couple of years.
Better Quality, Most Popular and Premium Treadmills: including treadmills under 1,500$, under 2,000$ and over 2,000$
It can be said that the most popular treadmills being used at homes for runners and intense waling are ranged around 1,500$ having better features like programs provided by monitoring your heart rate or having better and more modern user interface.
The treadmills around 2,000$ are ideal for families with more members using the treadmill as these treadmills provide higher technology and better quality parts. They can provide not only a healthy, but also a comfortable workout experience.
And same as other purchase, there is always a premium group of devices. The treadmill pricing higher that 2,000$ are among this category. They have some special features for any types of needs. For example they have programs, features, and the equipments for fat-burning, Cardio, Marathon-runners and many other workouts. They also feature fancy and luxury design like large capacitive touch screens being able to be connected to TV or other entertaining systems, that the users can benefit from watching movies or hearing their favorite play list. As they cost more, they also offer better tracks and motor powers that can be used more intensely with more durability. Different technologies are being used in different part of these treadmills, like their connections that can be synced with smart watches to monitor and share your workout and giving you a pleasant experience by having long and wide belt and tracks.
4. Desired Features
5. Check the reviews and take test runs