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Horsepower: The horsepower is measure of treadmill motor. The continuous horsepower is how well treadmill can work without lagging. The peak horsepower is how much power treadmill has for short bursts.
Incline: The incline is used to mimic natural human style of walking or running. Manual incline lets you change it yourself by speeding up your pace. A power incline lets you adjust incline while you are walking or running.
Belts and Decks: A thicker belt gives you more cushion for your legs and joints. Short belts give you a faster pace and some people prefer these.
Speed: When you think of a treadmill, you often think of speed. Most go from 0 to 10 MPH.
Computer Controls: Treadmills all have some type of computer control to keep them going. Many have odometers and speedometers and some even have pre-programmed workouts.
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