Top 10 Best Treadmills Under $1000

If you are searching for a cheap treadmill for under $1000 then you came to the right place. Below you will find our list of the top 10 best treadmills under $1000 and reviews for each. At the bottom of this article we also have a spec comparison chart so you can compare each model easily.

If you want the best machine for home use regardless of price check out the our article on the top 10 best treadmills. There you can also find a treadmill buying guide.


NordicTrack C 990

We selected the $999 NordicTrack C 990 as the best treadmill under $1000. This NordicTrack model has very solid construction for this price range that will hold up pretty well over a long time even with constant use. The 60″ x 20″ running surface can be dialed in from soft to hard by adjusting each shock.

For part of its console the C990 uses a 7-inch touchscreen that utilizes the iFit platform so you can run virtually anywhere in the world. Other features include 32 different exercise programs – including heart rate monitoring, 3hp motor, 12 mph top speed, and 12% max incline.

Overall we highly recommend the NordicTrack C990 if you are looking to spend up to $1000 for a treadmill.


Diamondback Fitness 910T

The $999 Diamondback Fitness 910T is a great choice for tall people thanks to the largest running surface – 63 x 21.5 inches – you will find in a treadmill costing less than $1000. With a 4 hp motor it also has the highest hp motor available in this price range.

Some features of the 910T include 15 preset workout programs, 15 level power incline, dual speakers, compact folding design, 300 pound weight limit, and dual-grip heart rate monitor; however, it is not chest strap compatible.

The main negative is that it lacks Bluetooth connectivity or the ability to sync up with any fitness apps. The fan is also pretty weak.

Overall the Diamondback Fitness 910T is perfect for runners with a long stride who don’t want to spend over $1000 and don’t need to connect to any fitness apps.


Sole F63

The $900 Sole F63 is recommended and highly rated by the leading consumer magazine and has won numerous other awards from various sites and publications. Although, we are a bit scared by some user reviews who have had nothing but trouble from defective machines.

The F63 has a 3 hp motor and a 60″ x 20″ track. A new feature now included is Bluetooth capability which allows you to transfer workout data to a fitness app. There is a slight 2 degree minimum incline on this machine with a max incline of 14%. It also has speed and incline controls on the arm rests.

The Sole F63 is a bit more limited in programs compared to others, however. There is only 6 standard workouts plus 2 custom and 2 heart rate control programs.

You should buy the Sole F63 if you want to save $100 compared to the top treadmills on our list and do not have a use for a large number of pre-designed workout programs.


Horizon Fitness T101-5

The $649 Horizon Fitness T101-5 is our choice for best budget folding treadmill. While this machine might not do anything spectacular, it would be difficult to find a model of this quality at a cheaper price.

For the average user, the 2.5 hp motor will give you the performance you want, but the overall machine might not stand up to the constant abuse from a hardcore runner. Other features included on the T101-5 are a 55″ x 20″ running surface, a 10% incline, 10 mph top speed, and 30 workout programs – none of which include heart-rate monitoring.

The PerfectFLEX cushioning system is decent, but certainly not as good as pricier models. It is also a little bit noisier than we would prefer, but not too bad.

Overall we highly recommend the Horizon Fitness T101-5 for someone who’s primary use will be walking and light running or anyone who truly cannot afford a more expensive machine.

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ProForm 705 CST

The ProForm 705 CST is a pretty decent buy for the price of around $800. It is not quite as sturdy or well-built as more expensive treadmills, but that is to be expected at this price. Despite that it still has a max weight capacity of 325 pounds.

The 705 CST is not lacking for features. It is enabled for iFit Coach, however that requires an iFit membership to enjoy. The console has a 5-inch backlit display for workout metrics and comes with 22 on-board workouts. Other specs include a 2.75 hp motor, 60 x 22 inch tread belt, 12 mph top speed, and up to 12% incline.

Overall we would not hesitate to recommend the ProForm 705 CST for the average home user. However, if you plan on running on this for more than 5 hours per week, you should step up and spend a bit more money to get a more durable treadmill.


NordicTrack C 700

The $799 NordicTrack C 700 is a step down from the C 990 and is pretty comparable to the ProForm 705 CST in terms of construction quality.

Specs of the C 700 include a 300 pound weight capacity, 2.75 hp motor, 55 x 20 inch belt, 10 mph max speed, 10% max incline, and 20 preset workouts. It also is iFit membership ready.

Overall the NordicTrack C 700 might be best described as just average. It is not really bad for the price, but we think you get more value from the ProForm 705 CST which costs the same.


Nautilus T614

Another treadmill available for right around the $800 cost is the Nautilus T614. The overall construction quality is okay, but not anything special. The running surface feels a bit firm.

The feature set is pretty comparable to other models in this price range. It has a 2.75 hp motor, 300 max user weight limit, 56 x 19 inch running surface, 12 mph max speed, and a 13.3% max incline. The T614 comes with 22 preset programs and the console allows you to set and track goals over time.

We would not recommend the Nautilus T614 for heavy users or hardcore runners, but for the average person it will more than likely meet your needs.


NordicTrack T 6.5 S

The $600 NordicTrack T 6.5 S is the best selling treadmill on Amazon and it gets surprisingly good user reviews for a model in this price range. Unfortunately machines of this price are not built to last for the long haul, this one included, so don’t expect to get years of trouble-free use. However, the T 6.5 S is pretty sturdy and not too noisy when in use.

Features of the T 6.5 S include a 2.6 hp motor, 55″ x 20″ surface area, 10% max incline, 10 mph max speed, and 20 included workouts. It is also iFit compatible.

The NordicTrack T 6.5 S is a good choice for a light user ideally under about 180 pounds. For heavier or more serious runners you need to spend more money to get a higher quality treadmill.


ProForm 505 CST

The $600 ProForm 505 CST is very comparable to the NordicTrack T 6.5 S in terms of specs and build quality.

The folding 505 CST comes with a a 2.5 hp motor, 55″ x 20″ surface area, 10% max incline, 10 mph max speed, and 18 included workouts. It is also iFit Coach compatible.

Overall we only recommend the ProForm 505 CST for a light user who can’t afford to spend a lot of money and needs a cheap treadmill.


ProForm Performance 300i

The cheapest treadmill to make our list is the ProForm Performance 300i which sells for $399. When you get down to this price range on treadmills the overall build quality and quality of components is lacking. We think that the 300i is the best of the bunch, but that still isn’t saying a whole lot.

The 50″ x 18″ belt size will simply not work for tall people who run with long strides, but should be okay for most walkers. Other specs include a 2 hp motor, 10 mph max speed, 10% incline, and 16 programs.

You should only buy the ProForm Performance 300i if you are a small, lightweight person and truly need the cheapest treadmill you can buy. It simply will not withstand the abuse of heavier users or people who run lots.

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Best Treadmills Under $1000 Comparison Chart

Treadmill Rating Best Price Folding Motor
Capacity (lbs)
Running Surface
(L x W)
Deck / Belt Max
Programs Heart Rate
Heart Rate
Display/Console User IDs Cup
Fan Dimensions
NordicTrack C 990 8.7 $999.00 Yes 3 300 60″ x 20″ FlexSelect Cushioning 12% 0 0.5-12 32 Pulse Grips & Chest Strap Compatible Yes 7” Smart HD Touchscreen Multiple w/ iFit 2 Yes 79.5″ x 35.5″ x 60.3″ Lifetime Frame & Motor; 3 years Parts; 1 year Labor
Diamondback Fitness 910T 8.7 $999.00 Yes 4 300 63″ x 21.5″ 2-Ply OrthoTred Belt with FreeFlex Cushioning
(reduces impact 25%)
15% 0 0.5-11 15 Pulse Grips Yes Backlit LCD screen w/ quick touch buttons NA 2 Yes 81″ x 30″ x 59″ ? Lifetime Motor; 5 years Frame; 3 years Parts & Electronics; 1 year Labor
Sole F63 8.4 $899.99 Yes 3 350 60″ x 20″ Cushion Flex Whisper Deck 14% 0 0.5-12 10 Pulse Grips & Chest Strap Compatible Yes 6.5’’ LCD screen 2 Yes 82″ x 35″ x 57″ Lifetime Frame & Motor; 3 years Parts; 1 year Labor
Horizon Fitness T101-5 8.2 $649.00 Yes 2.5 300 55″ x 20″ 3-Zone Variable Response Cushioning w/ 1.4mm belt 10% 0 0.5-10 30 Pulse Grips No LED Indicators 2 Yes 70″ x 34″ x 55″ Lifetime Frame & Motor; 1 Year Parts & Labor
ProForm 705 CST 8.1 $799.00 Yes 2.75 325 60″ x 20″ ProShox Cushioning (3-cell) 12% 0 0.5-12 22 Pulse Grips Yes 5” Backlit Display Multiple w/ iFit 2 Yes 78.75″ x 36.5″ x 61″ Lifetime Frame & Motor; 2 years Parts; 1 year Labor
NordicTrack C 700 8.0 $799.00 Yes 2.75 300 55″ x 20″ FlexSelect Cushioning w/ Shock Absorbers 10% 0 0-10 20 Pulse Grips Yes Multi-Window LED Display 2 Yes 73.5″ x 36″ x 67.5″ Lifetime Frame; 25 Years Motor; 1 Year Parts & Labor
Nautilus T614 7.9 $799.00 Yes 2.75 300 56″ x 19″ StrikeZone™ cushioning system 13.30% 0 0.5-12 22 Pulse Grips & Chest Strap Compatible Yes Blue backlit LCD screen 2 Yes 72.2″ x 35.2″ x 57.6″ 10 years Frame & Motor; 2 years Mechanical & Electronics; 1 year Labor
NordicTrack T 6.5 S 7.6 $599.99 Yes 2.6 300 55″ x 20″ FlexSelect Cushioning w/ Shock Absorbers 10% 0 1-10 20 Pulse Grips No 5″ Backlit Display NA 2 No 73″ x 35.75″ x 67.5″ Lifetime Frame; 25 Years Motor; 1 Year Parts & Labor
ProForm 505 CST 7.6 $599.98 Yes 2.5 325 55″ x 20″ ProShox Cushioning 10% 0 0-10 18 Pulse Grips No 5” Backlit Display Multiple w/ iFit 2 No 73.5″ x 36.5″ x 61″ Lifetime Frame; 25 Years Motor; 1 Year Parts & Labor
ProForm Performance 300i 6.8 $399.00 Yes 2 300 50″ x 18″ ProShox Cushioning 10% 0 1-10 16 Pulse Grips No LCD w/ Quick Touch Buttons Multiple w/ iFit 2 No 70″ x 33″ x 53″ 5 years Frame & Motor; 90 Days Parts & Labor

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