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And once you are committed to your treadmill exercise, know you want one and will use it, and know your budget, can you then start looking at doing your treadmill comparison? No.
Whatís next? Look at treadmill features, and look at your needs. Do you need latest greatest treadmill that allows you to converse online with space shuttle occupants while you workout, or is this not quite necessary?
(I donít think that treadmill exists that does this yet, but I wonít rule it out.)
The most basic treadmill is a manual treadmill. Thatís a treadmill which you need to power yourself. No motor. They arenít expensive and are quite sufficient for many people. They certainly arenít as good as a fine motorised model, but for some people they are perfectly adequate. It all comes down to your needs.
And have a look at what you NEED and what you WANT. There is a big difference. What you need is important. If you feel you need to be able to increase incline to adjust difficulty of workout without getting off then that is fine. If you want to have a model that stores all workout information and sets different workout parameters for 200 users just in case your sister comes over and wants a go, then that may not be all that necessary.
Why is this important? Because extra features add to price. And often features that people WANT add a lot more to price just because people want them, and so treadmill merchants can charge a lot extra for them with those features.
So, work out your budget, your needs, your likely pattern of use, and features you feel are important to you, before you start to compare treadmills. Then do your treadmill comparison based on these factors. Work out which treadmills suit your requirements, then do your treadmill comparison on only these treadmills.
If you can narrow your list of treadmills that fit your profile before you start to compare treadmills to each other then it makes your job much easier.
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