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Top 10 Best Folding Treadmills For Home

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 can stretch to the £500 region the the JLL S400 Treadmill is the and the Reebok ZR8 Treadmill are your best options. These more premium treadmills provide that slightly better performance and are suitable for larger users.

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Top 10 Best Folding Treadmills for Home

 1. JLL S300 Digital
Folding Treadmill
2. Reebok ZR8 Treadmill3. JLL T350 Digital
Folding Treadmill
4. Branx Fitness Foldable
'Cardio Pro' Treadmill
5. BLUETOOTH NERO PRO TREADMILL 6. JLL S400 Folding Treadmill7. Fit4Home Premier
Treadmill-TF-370
8. PremierFit T1009. Confidence Fitness TP-1 10. Fitnessclub Folding
Treadmill
 
Average Rating4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)Average Rating
Maximum Speed
Limit/Speed Increment
16km/h
0.3km/h
16km/h
0.1km/h
18km/h
0.3km/h
147km/h
0.8km/h
10km/h
2km/h
16km/h
0.3km/h
14km/h
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10km/h
0.1km/h
10km/h
1km/h
10km/h
1km/h
Maximum Speed
Limit/Speed Increment
Runaway Deck SizeL 123cm x W 41cmL 126m x W 41cmL 121m x W 41cmL 125cm x W 45cmL 110cm x W 34cmL 135cm x W 45cmL 110cm x W 40cmL 110cm x W 40cmL 100cm x W 34cmL 100cm x W 34cmRunaway Deck Size
Display5 Inch LCDLED5 inch LCDLCDLCD5.5 inch LCDLEDLEDLCDLCDDisplay
Heart/Pulse SensorYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES----Heart Monitor
FoldableYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESFoldable
Speakers or Music
Connection
Speakers, Smart
Phone, USB
and Aux
SpeakersSpeakers, Smart
Phone, USB
and Aux
Speakers, USB and
Aux
--Speakers, Smart
Phone, USB
and Aux
--Speaker, Aux----Speakers or Music
iPod Connection
Incline20% incline12% incline20% incline15% incline10% incline20% inclineManual 4% incline4%3%3%Incline
Emergency StopYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESEmergency Stop
User Maximum
Weight
120kg120kg120kg130kg100kg120kg110kg90kg100kg100kgUser Maximum
Weight
Treadmill Weight58kg67kg59kg70kg27kg57kg55kg34Kg27kg27kgTreadmill Weight
Additonal Features16-point cushion
deck absorption system
2 bottle holders
Zig Tech Cushioning
(Minimise noise,
minimise joint impact)
16-point cushion
deck absorption
system
2 bottle holders
Dual Shock Smart Deck
Absorption System
2 bottle holders
iPhone and Android app
Bluetooth Connectivity
2 bottle holders
16-point cushion
deck absorption
system
2 bottle holders
2 bottle holdersiPad holder
2 bottle holders
2 bottle holders2 bottle holdersAdditonal Features
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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.

First and foremost we believe that electric treadmills are best and do not recommend investing in a manual treadmill. You are better of going for run outside or buying an exercise bike rather than using a manual treadmill. Manual treadmills feel very unnatural and they do not promote healthy running habits which can lead to postural problems down the line.

Let us dive in and really understand what the features actually mean:

Average Rating

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 for users at all fitness levels. The ‘Maximum Speed Limit’ is as the name suggests which means what is the fastest running speed the treadmill supports. At first glance you might think having a fast maximum speed isn’t important because you are not trying to train to become the new Usain Bolt. However even if you are just a novice your body adapts to your exercise regime very quickly. Which means the speed which you start with will not be the same in next coming weeks and then even months. Your body would have adapted within a few weeks of you running and in order to improve your fitness (increase cardiovascular fitness/loss nody fat) you have to increase your workout intensity. In other words increased speed and duration of your workout. Don’t buy for the present, buy for now and the future.

Countless studies have shown that it is optimal for improved fitness to train more intensely in a shorter duration rather than train for long periods of time with lower intensity (marathon runner).

‘Speed Increment’ is the level of speed increment you can change on the treadmill. The smaller the increment the better as this provides a more natural way of fitness 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. Most importantly bigger users will require bigger running deck size, we recommend someone over 6 foot should use a deck size of a minimum: Length 120cm x Width 40cm.

Display

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.

Heart Monitor

Tracking you heart rate is one of the most accurate ways to measure you running intensity. Of course you can gauge 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 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 (aux in), iPhone/smartphone, USB and even bluetooth. Bluetooth is an excellent feature as one can listen to music with the built in speakers without the hassle of dangling cables.

First and foremost we believe that electric treadmills are best and do not recommend investing in a manual treadmill. You are better of going for run outside or buying an exercise bike rather than using a manual treadmill. Manual treadmills feel very unnatural and they do not promote healthy running habits which can lead to postural problems down the line.

Incline

Having the ability to put the treadmill at an incline position adds increased intensities which will lead to greater fitness benefits. These can include stronger ankles, calves, thighs and even glutes (butt muscles). Running at an incline will increase muscle development and also push your heart and respiratory system to work harder.

Emergency Stop

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 fatigue or lack of concentration.

Additional Features

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.

Our Top 4 Treadmills That Deserve Attention

UK’s Favourite Home Treadmill – Ranked No. 1 on our website

JLL S300 Digital Folding Treadmill 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. With the maximum speed of 16km/h and speed increments of 0.3km/h makes this treadmill ideal of novice and advanced users.

JLL S300 treadmill specs

The JLL S300 ticks all the boxes in terms of specification, features and price which is why we rated it number 1.

UK’s Best Selling Home treadmill

BLUETOOTH NERO PRO TREADMILL is a great treadmill for anyone starting out which folds away easily and sold at a great price of less than £200. With a combination of good spec and price makes it the best selling treadmill on Amazon. Its maximum speed of 10km/h makes it ideal for the most with a runaway deck size of Length 110cm x Width 34cm which generous for most, but not ideal for larger users. Furthermore it comes included with a heart/monitor and with a manual incline of 3 different levels which allows user to increase their workout intensity.

BLUETOOTH NERO PRO TREADMILL 5th on our overall ratings

Reebok ZR8 Treadmill

The Reebok ZR8 Treadmill is highly rated and ranked number 2 on our website. The ZR8’s great maximum speed of 16km/h and its precise speed increments of 0.1km/h makes exercise progression more achievable for users of all fitness levels. The runaway deck size is suitable for tall individuals and offers premium build quality, as expected from a big brand such as Reebok.

Reebok ZR8 Treadmill with an incredible incline capacity of 12%.

What makes the Reebok ZR8 very captivating is its stylish designs which you see in today’s commercial gyms. This treadmill offers the long warranty on their products: 2 years parts and labour, 10 years motor and lifetime warranty on the treadmill frame.

JLL S400 Folding Treadmill

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.

Top spec treadmill at an affordable price: JLL S400 but 6th on our overall ratings.

Customer Reviews

JLL S300 Digital Folding Treadmill – By Samantha R 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

Samantha R (London, UK)

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.

Bluetooth Nero Pro Treadmill – By jchelt 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

Cazzy (Manchester, UK)

This treadmill works so well in a small space – at the end of my bed to be precise! The incline gives a little more to a workout and I’ve found the belt speeds to be just right for me. I’m not a runner so fast walking is the best for me. The machine is pretty quiet – I have the TV on when using it and find no problem listening to it. Folding it is very easy and it fits in very well, leaning up against a wall in my bedroom. My husband had no problems putting it together and I’m very pleased with both quality and price of this treadmill.

Reebok ZR8 Treadmill – By JK 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

JK (London, UK)

Im actually very very impressed with this treadmill. Love the presets which is 24 of them. Im 45 and have the mid life hardly ever move kinda thing now……..and so really glad with this purchase. Love the presets and the incline is wow wow wow! Just remember to take the red screw out at the bottom which on first incline I didnt oops! Just sooo hapy with this item. Highly recommend it.

JLL S400 Digital Folding Treadmill – By Rex 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

Rex (Scotland, UK)

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.

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