Compare cheap treadmills for sale in November 2020

Looking for the best budget treadmill out there? Compare between our picks of the best affordable running machines to find the right model for you.

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Compare treadmills under £500

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Name Product Price Motor Speeds Rating link Other features
Reebok Jet 100 Treadmill
£499.99
2.00HP
Up to 16kph
(9.9mph)
Finder rating
★★★★★
Buy at
Argos

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Media hub with mobile holder and USB port. SoftDrop hydraulic folding and auto-stop safety key.
Reebok I Run 4.0 Treadmill - White
£499.99
1.25CHP
Up to 16kph
(9.9mph)
Finder rating
★★★★★
Buy at
Argos

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Reebok One GT40S Treadmill
£499.99
2.00CHP
Up to 16kph
(9.9mph)
Finder rating
★★★★★
Buy at
Argos

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Programmable incline. Floor level adjustment. SoftDrop hydraulic folding.
JLL S300 Digital Folding Treadmill
JLL S300 Digital Folding Treadmill
£499
2.50CHP
Up to 16kph
(9.9mph)
Finder rating
★★★★★
Buy at
Amazon

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USB charging port.
BodyTrain Strider T600 Treadmill
BodyTrain Strider T600 Treadmill
£489.95
1.75HP
Up to 14kph
(8.7mph)
Finder rating
★★★★★
Buy at
UK Sport Imports

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Integrated speakers with MP3 connectivity.
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Compare treadmills under £400

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Name Product Price Motor Speeds Rating link Other features
Pro Fitness T1000 Treadmill
Pro Fitness T1000 Treadmill
£399.99
1.25CHP
Up to 16kph
(9.9mph)
Finder rating
★★★★★
Buy at
Argos

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Built-in speakers. Pulse control + body-fat analysis. Six display functions.
Reebok One GT30 Treadmill
£399.99
1.50CHP
Up to 16kph
(9.9mph)
Finder rating
★★★★★
Buy at
Argos

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Console feedback, including time, speed, distance, calories and heart rate.
BodyTrain Stride Master Motorised Folding Running Treadmill
BodyTrain Stride Master Motorised Folding Running Treadmill
£369.95
1.50HP
Up to 14kph
(8.7mph)
Finder rating
★★★★★
Buy at
UK Sport Imports

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Tablet holder and inputs for MP3, USB & SD cards.
Domyos Treadmill Run 100
Domyos Treadmill Run 100
£349.99
1.25CHP
Up to 14kph
(8.7mph)
Finder rating
★★★★★
Buy at
Decathlon

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BodyTrain A7 Jet GT Motorised Treadmill
BodyTrain A7 Jet GT Motorised Treadmill
£349.95
2.00HP
Up to 10kph
(6.2mph)
Finder rating
★★★★★
Buy at
UK Sport Imports

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Integrated speakers with 3.5mm aux jack for tablet / phone MP3 player.
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What is the best cheap treadmill?

If you’re on the hunt for a bargain treadmill that can compete with some of the big boys in a few key departments, we recommend opting for the Reebok One GT40S.

Not only is it a very respectable £499.99, but you’re also getting 40 workout programmes, including 36 pre-set workouts, a 16kph maximum speed and 12 levels of incline. It’s also slightly lighter than its nearest competitor, the Reebok Jet 100, at 75kg (although not by much) should you decide to move it (move it) around the room.

Should I buy a cheap treadmill?

The short answer to this question is yes. Of course, it depends on what “cheap” means to you. We don’t recommend buying a £200 treadmill if you want it to live up to the calibre of a gym-like running machine.

But budget treadmills can be found around the £300-£500 mark, complete with snazzy features, solid frames and some of them even fold up, too. Unless you’re a seasoned runner looking for an all-singing, all-dancing model, cheap treadmills are worth the time of day, even if just to keep you fit at home during the winter.

Tips for buying a cheap treadmill

  1. Decide what features really matter to you. Do you definitely need Bluetooth and built-in speakers or can you get by with your phone and some headphones? Do you definitely need that workout fan or could you just open a window? Focus on the two or three features that you aren’t willing to compromise on.
  2. Don’t forget about delivery costs. Delivery costs on bulky items can be significant. However, some retailers like Argos offer a “click and collect” option that can be a great way to keep costs down.
  3. Consider spreading the cost. You should always think very carefully before signing up to a credit plan or “Buy now pay later” deal. However, if spreading the cost means you can access a better-built, longer-lasting machine, then you could save money in the long run.

Can you lose weight on a treadmill?

Running is one of the most efficient ways of burning excess calories, which will help you to lose weight.

With speed and incline controls on a treadmill, you can easily increase the resistance of your workout, making your body work harder. It’s easy to track the number of calories you are burning on the display, and some models will offer body-fat analysis, too.

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