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
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
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.
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
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.
It is also available at JohnsonFitness.com.
ProForm 705 CST
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
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.
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
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 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 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.
It is also available at Walmart.com.
Best Treadmills Under $1000 Comparison Chart
(L x W)
|Deck / Belt||Max
|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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