Reebok T 12.80
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The Reebok T 12.80 is an average Reebok model. Reviewers praise it and disdain it at the same time. It offers a wide range of features, among which an intensity level bar that you may find quite helpful.
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Speed : up to 12 MPH
Incline : up to 12%
Motor : 3.0 CHP
Belt : 20 x 60 inches/ 51 x 152 cm
Maximum User Weight : 350 lbs/ 159 kg
Unit Dimensions : 78 W x 56.5 H x 37 D/ 198 cm x 143.5 cm x 94 cm
Unit Weight : 300 lbs/ 136 kg
Warranty : lifetime for frame and motor, 1 year for parts and labor
Follow your progress with the display of your choice AND with the intensity level bar. There are 8 available displays which list information about:
– elapsed time,
– walked/ run distance,
– approximate no of burned calories,
– walking/ running pace in min/ mile or min/ km
– heart rate.
Apart from these details the console includes visual equalizer, a workout history display and an animation of the road.
Speed and incline appear on the console for a few seconds every time prior to changing the settings. The cool thing is that you get an intensity level bar that indicates the approximate intensity level.
Heart Rate Readings
You can either use the handgrip sensors or the chest pulse sensor.
This console offers 28 preset personal trainer workouts:
– 9 weight loss workouts,
– 9 aerobic fitness workouts and
– 10 performance workouts.
It also incorporates iFit Cards compatibility.
To get to a preset workout, press Weight Loss, Aerobic Fitness or Performance until you get to the workout you want to. Display will list the name of the workout, duration, max incline and maximum speed value. Press start to begin. You can change speed and incline during workout, if you want to.
When you want to create your own workout, press Custom until you reach Custom Workout 1, Custom Workout 2, Custom Workout 3 or Custom Workout 4.
The Reebok T 12.80 has its ups and downs. The balance doesn’t lean in favor of the pros or the cons, it’s kind of a tie between the two. We don’t recommend this model, not for the price of $ 1300. If you find it for a price up to a maximum of $ 1000, then it would be a good bargain. Otherwise, shed a few more minutes looking for a better unit.
In the pros category, first arises the sturdy motor. With this motor, you’ll get the intense workout you want. The problem is that it’s a bit noisy. We didn’t expect it to run this loudly.
The running surface is above average, which is an important asset especially for heavier users. Still, only users up to 350 lbs/ 159 kg can enjoy comfortable workouts. And another plus is the cushioning system that was quite impressive. Great for protecting your joints and knees.
Another con is the operation system. There were three times we pressed Start and the belt didn’t start. It’s true that it only happened a few times, but the truth is there may be other experiences like this one to follow.
As far as the heart rate monitoring goes, you may want to use the chest strap more than the handgrips. The chest strap works great and it’s really useful during heart rate workouts. But the handgrips are no match. They don’t work that well.
There are 28 preset workouts, which is great. They are well structured so that you satisfy your fitness needs. The problem is that you don’t get to insert weight, height and age. Inserting personal values provides real feedback. Unfortunately Reebok T 12.80 doesn’t come with this setting.
It’s great to have a fan incorporated in your treadmill. The problem is that this model’s fan isn’t always functional. There were a few times when it simply didn’t work. We turned it on, but that was it.
An advantage is that the console includes an iFit slot. There are users that complain about not getting a free iFit card, but it’s the same with all treadmills. You have to buy it separately.
The warranty is not that convenient. 1 year warranty for parts and labor don’t assure a long run for this treadmill. Yes, you get lifetime for frame and motor, but the parts costs the most if you have to replace any of them.
All in all, there are other treadmills better than the T 12.80 that you may want to consider, and for a lower price than $1300. Check out the $1000 – $1500 Treadmills Price Category for more reviews done by us.