I had a hip replacement this last fall and I was looking for a reasonably priced treadmill that I could use indoors for walking. I've had the ProGear 350 for about a month now and use it daily while I'm watching the news or after sitting for a while. It is perfect for a slow to fast paced walk. It was delivered in about a week and was well packaged with no damage. It was easy to set up. It folds against the wall when I need to have the entire family room floor space. It does not have all of the bells and whistles that the really expensive machines have, but it is very easy to start, stop, change the speed, monitor the time you've been walking, monitor your heart rate, and I suspect even more (although those are the functions that I use). It is relatively quiet (I have no problem hearing the TV. The paperwork comes with an optional extended guarantee and the instructions for ordering new parts. To dateno regrets on my part.
Maybe its me but mine is very flimsy and has an uphill slant that I don't want. Side rails shake when I walk. Guess I was just used to the expensive ones at the gym. I just thought the walking surface would be flat. Anyone else have this problem? My daughter bought a treadmill for *** in 2005 and that is much sturdier than this.
Since there are no other reviews for this treadmill yet, I thought I should throw in my two cents to help anyone who may be thinking of purchasing. I've owned the ProGear 350 for a few days and am so far very happy with it. I'm a slender woman with mild arthritis and was able to assemble it on my own with little difficulty. The written instructions are sort of convoluted, so for me it was easier to toss them aside and just look at the pieces and figure it out -- very straightforward. The treadmill works great and the motor is quiet. I bought this particular model after looking at many options for these reasons: 1) The price (I paid under $300 on Black Friday and this included the 3-year protection plan); 2) The size of the belt (about the longest/widest I could find for the price point -- you can take long strides without falling off); 3) The footprint when folded up (easy to fold and is compact, so takes up little space in my apartment and can be rolled away into a closet). Like I said, I'm thrilled with it so far, but of course if anything should go wrong I'm glad I have the protection plan to back me up!
Readout is titled so much that at 5'4" I have to stand on my tip toes at the front of the treadmill to see the screen. It came with a liquid to put on the rollers, but the container did not have the small pour spout so we don't know how to get the liquid on the roller without it getting all over.
The ProGear 350 is excellent for walking. It's well made, easy to assemble, and quiet. This treadmill isn't a medium or high end machine made for running.....but it is perfect for walking and with a top speed of 6 it is perfect for a jog. I love that it is quiet and folds away with minimal space needed.
I wanted something without all the bells and whistles, and this is just fine for me. It was easy to assemble, but dang, it's heavy to lug around. I wish I could keep it open and in place, but need to fold it up when not in use. I do like walking while watching the tele in a climate controlled environment, and I feel good after using it. Good stuff for the price and for my needs.
THE TREADMILL CAME DAMAGED AFTER BEING OUT FOR DELIVERY FOR TWO DAYS. I NEEDED ONLY A PART REPLACED BUT WAS SENT A COMPLETE UNIT. WAS TOLD A UPS INSPECTOR WOULD COME TO LOOK AT THE BROKEN ITEM.. OTHER THEN THAT I AM PLEASED WITH THE SIZE AND WHAT IT HAS TO OFFER.