When it comes to items, you get what you pay for. The Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill seems to be an excellent example of such a thing. Many low priced treadmills literally come with what you paid for in terms of quality. Priced anywhere from $350-500, this machine is considered cheap for what it does. So will it give you exactly what you paid for or will it out-do its competitors?
In-depth Knowledge of the Motor
Like the Weslo Cadence R 5.2, this treadmill also has a 2.25 horsepower motor that powers it. The good thing about this particular one is that heavier users have an easy time using it due to the steady motion it provides. This still holds true even at the machines maximum speed of 10mph at an incline of 10% (Some heavy treadmills users will appreciate this information because most manufacturers quote their top speeds at a flat incline).
The Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill comes with a two-windowed LED display which is responsible to tracking one’s speed, resistance, time, and amount of calories burned. Like others of this price range, it features a heart rate monitor. But the difference between this one and some others is it utilizes the thumb pulse, which warns you once you start exceeding your target heart range.
What to Expect from the Tread belt?
Expect the tread belt deck to be at a size of 18”x50” with an Aerosoft cushioning system. It does a good job of absorbing impact in order to minimize joint related damage or feet sprain.
This machine comes with a lifetime frame, 2 year motor, 90 days parts, and labor warranty. With my experience with treadmill machines, I would agree that this is an excellent bargain.
What Are The Dimensions?
31 x 52 x 71 inches
What Are The Reviews?
The 725T Plus Treadmill has over 140 reviews backing it, with many reviewers complimenting the smoothness of the motor while in operation, the quality, and the effectiveness of the workouts. While other reviewers stated that the pulse checker is slightly faulty by a few beats.
At a size of 18”x 50”, the deck is small which like the Weslo Cadence R 5.2 is also problematic to tall individuals. Also, the maximum weight capacity might be miss calculated (Instead of 250, it might feel maxed out at around 215-225). If you are looking to get a bigger deck and higher weight capacity at a price, then you should highly consider the Daytona Professional Grade Non-folding treadmill.
Anything Else You Must Know?
Many people agree that the Merit Fitness 725T offers a good value for your money. It is strong and comes equipped with a decent motor as well as strong standing frame with enough programs to keep you busy. If one is interested in getting a treadmill that provides an effective workout, lasts, and is equipped with good technological features, then the 725T should be optimal.