We talked to running coaches about their favorite smart treadmills, and they recommended some of these models below from NordicTrack, ProForm, and Peloton. For more, read our round-up of the best treadmills, as well as our buying guide for treadmills.
This top-of-the-line smart treadmill from Peloton boasts an extensive video library of classes from experts (its perhaps best-known feature, though it will cost $39 per month for access), a rubber slatted running surface, and new safety features like Tread Lock (so no one but you can use it) and a removable safety key. The deluxe treadmill has a 23.8-inch HD touchscreen for easy visibility, front-facing speakers (and ability to link to your Spotify or Apple Music account), and knobs that let you seamlessly change speed and incline. The Peloton Tread tracks metrics like your mileage and heart rate, and it lets you view your data over time so you can see when you’ve hit a milestone and how you compare to your classmates.
NordicTrack 2950 Commercial Treadmill
Coaches find running on this treadmill an enjoyable experience, especially Jess Movold, a certified running coach and a strength coach at The Fort NYC. “The equipment is quiet, the run feels smooth, and my favorite part is the iFit tech feature, which has virtual coaching and global running paths,” she says. “The incline and decline are also great features as it goes up to 15% and even -3% to simulate rolling hills.” The NordicTrack 2950 folds up neatly and features a powerful built-in fan, 22-inch HD smart touchscreen, live incline control, and a free 30-day iFit personal training membership for access to live workouts with trainers (who you can text in real-time for tips).
ProForm Carbon T7 Treadmill
As a space-saving treadmill option, running coaches recommend the easy-to-store, budget-friendly ProForm Carbon T7. The fold-up treadmill (which includes a built-in fan) has iFit trainers who automatically adjust the treadmill for you, changing the speed and incline while you work out. Your purchase includes a 30-day iFit Family membership, which provides access on your seven-inch smart HD touchscreen to live-streaming classes and on-demand classes from professional trainers.
NordicTrack 1750 Commercial Treadmill
This treadmill (which comes with a 30-day iFit subscription) is good for the average runner on a budget. According to Corinne Fitzgerald, head coach at …….