We have compiled a comparison of the 10 most rated folding treadmills available in the UK. All the treadmills here are ideal for home use. The high quality folding treadmills here on the comparison table ranges from £150-£500 (They are all electric treadmills). Our no.1 choice is the JLL S300 Treadmill which is the overall best in terms of specification and value.
If you are simply looking for best folding treadmill where budget is not an option then no.5 JLL S400 Treadmill is the most premium. However for those with a budget but also looking for a great deal then you will find a handful in this table.
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Top 10 Best Folding Treadmills for Home
|1. JLL S300 Digital |
|2. Confidence Gtr |
|3. Olympic DK-19|
|4. Confidence TXI |
|5. JLL S400 Digital |
|6. Confidence Power |
|7. Homcom Motorised |
|8. Confidence Power |
|9. Sportstech F10 Treadmill||10. BTM Motorised |
|Average Rating||(4.4 / 5)||(4.1 / 5)||(4.3 / 5)||(3.9 / 5)||(4.4 / 5)||(4.2 / 5)||(4.3 / 5)||(3.9 / 5)||(4 / 5)||(4 / 5)||Average Rating|
|Runaway Deck Size||L 123cm x W 41cm||L 110cm x W 40cm||L 140cm x W 40cm||L 120cm x W 40cm||L 135cm x W 45cm||L 100cm x W 36cm||L 100cm x W 34cm||L 98cm x W 36cm||L 100cm x W 33.5cm||L 98cm x W 36cm||Runaway Deck Size|
|Display||5 Inch LCD||LED||LCD||LCD||5.5 inch LCD||LED||LED||LED||3 inch LCD||LED||Display|
|Heart Monitor||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||--||--||--||YES||--||Heart Monitor|
|Speakers or Music|
phone, iPod, USB
and Audio Connection
|N/A||Speakers, USB and |
|Speakers and |
|Speakers, bluetooth smart|
phone, iPod, USB
|--||--||--||Speakers||--||Speakers or Music
|Incline||20% incline||Manual 3 incline|
|5% incline||12% incline||20% incline||Manual 5% incline||--||--||--||--||Incline|
|Emergency Stop||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES||Emergency Stop|
|User Maximum |
|Treadmill Weight||58kg||35kg||54kg||56kg||69kg||24kg||24kg||24Kg||27kg||24kg||Treadmill Weight|
|Additonal Features||16-point cushion |
deck absorption system
|--||14 Shock Absorber||--||16-point cushion |
|--||--||--||5 latyer running|
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Folding Electric Treadmill Features
There are many features to understand before even considering to buy a treadmill. We have highlighted and explained all the features you need to know before purchasing.
This article is for electric treadmills only as manual treadmills are unfortunately as waste of money. Do bear in that some of these treadmills above on the comparison table cost almost the same as a manual treadmill. Of course they are definitely a better investment compared to manual treadmills.
Let us dive in and really understand what the features actually mean:
The average rating is the overall rating customers and consumers have given about this particular product. This also includes each individual customer review about the treadmill in terms of reliability and quality etc. From shopping experience consumer rating is absolutely vital.
Maximum Speed Limit/Speed Increment
The maximum speed limit for a treadmill is important. It is as the name says the fastest speed the treadmill supports for the user. At first you might think maximum speed isn’t important (I’m not a sprinter like Usain Bolt). When your body adapts to your exercise regime speed becomes more important for your fitness goal rather than duration of your run.
Speed increment is the level of increment the treadmill goes up in. The smaller the increment the better. This is because smaller increments provide a more natural way of progression.
Runaway Deck Size
The runaway deck size in the actual running space available for you to run on the treadmill. This is measured in centimetres by length and width. If you take big strides when you run then you will be looking for a longer runaway deck size in length. This also goes for those that have their feet quite wide apart when running so they will need a wider deck.
All of the treadmills on this table have displays but some have larger displays than others. The treadmill display will present the current speed in which you are running, time duration and distance of your overall session. Some displays will also allow the user to select preset workouts.
Tracking you heart rate is one of the most accurate ways to measure you running intensity. Of course you can gage intensity by the amount of sweat you release or even how out of breath you feel, but heart rate is the most practical.
Speakers or Music iPod Connection
The ability to add audio to the treadmill has become very popular mainly in mainstream gyms. For those that need music for additional motivation when running this feature is a must. The treadmills vary from the what device you can connect to it. You have mp3 which means audio in, iphone/smartphone, USB and even bluetooth.
Having the ability to put the treadmill at an incline position adds greater fitness benefits. These can include stronger ankles, calves, thighs and even glutes (butt muscles).
Almost all electric treadmills have an emergency stop feature. All the ones above have the emergency stop clip. You clip it during exercise to prevent flying from the treadmill due to fatique or lack of concentration.
We are referring to any other feature not specified that makes the treadmill unique. You will find that some have better quality cushion which is safer absorption for your knees when running.
The Nation’s Top 5 Favourite Treadmills
UK’s Favourite Home Treadmill
JLL S300 Digital Folding Treadmil is the overall best home folding treadmill, with its high end specification, ability to fold and spacious running deck size. It has all the features you expect such as speakers, smart phone, iPod audio playback and great runaway deck absorption. This absorption reduces the chance for runners to experience knee pain.
UK’s Best Selling Home treadmill
Confidence Gtr Power Pro Treadmill is an intermediate specification home folding treadmill sold at a great price. This is the reason it’s UK’s best selling treadmill online. With combination of good spec and price makes it the best selling. Its maximum speed of 12km/h makes it ideal for the most with a good space runaway deck size. Furthermore with a 3 level manual incline this treadmill allows user to increase the workout intensity.
UK’s Best Spec Home Foldable Treadmill Under £500
JLL S400 Digital Folding Treadmill is the Ferrari of home folding treadmills with the exception of the hefty price tag. It has all the specification as the JLL S300 such as the extraordinary 16km/h maximum speed but with an even larger runaway deck size. When it comes to comfort this treadmill ticks all the boxes. Extraordinary absorption and reduced noise.
UK’s Best Value Home Treadmill
Homcom Motorised Electric Treadmill is known as the UK’s best value folding treadmill. This treadmill isn’t a cheap piece of equipment. The overall quality of the treadmill is great but it doesn’t have any flashy features. If you’re looking to jog indoors and you don’t want buy a cheap quality treadmill or pay for an overly priced one then the Homcom is perfect.
UK’s Most Popular Home Treadmill
Confidence Power Plus Motorised Treadmill is the UK’s most popular home folding treadmill, why? For the same reason as the Homcom above it is a simple piece of equipment without the ridiculous price tag. This treadmill is reliable and what everyone needs for burning calories at home. It is the highest purchased treadmill online.
JLL S300 Digital Folding Treadmill – By Samantha R (5 / 5)
This is a brilliant treadmill!!! We have had this over a year and its still going strong. What made me buy this over a well known brand was the guarantee. Its better than I could have ever imagined. Thank you JLL.
Confidence GTR Power Pro Treadmill – By Cazzy (5 / 5)
My fiance and I both use this. He is 6ft 6 and over 16 stone and I’m a lot smaller (thank god) but it works a treat for both of us. We have it in our spare room where it fits nicely. It folds up well too which is great. It has programs on it which are good for motivating us and has been a fab buy.
JLL S400 Digital Folding Treadmill – By Rex (5 / 5)
This treadmill is superb. It is so smooth , almost noiseless and very good value.I am a lapsed intermediate runner, Due to knee problems from road running.this machine is so comfortable to run on, you could go on it barefoot.very pleased and can recommend It.
Homcom Motorised Electric Treadmill – By David Wilkinson (5 / 5)
This is the first treadmill I have bought and it does what its supposed too. If its sprinting your interested in then forget this treadmill, but if you like a nicely paced jog then consider this item. Great price too. Guaranteed to lose weight and get fitter with this item, I googled treadmill workouts for exercises.
Confidence Power Plus Motorised Treadmill – By Ke2uke (5 / 5)
Amazing and Durable, I am a big boy was 19 stone at one point and this took my weight, I still use it now at 15 stone, like new and folds away without fuss.