Spirit XT285

Overview

The Spirit XT285 is a treadmill that has the ability to challenge walkers and average joggers. It is challenging, sturdy and also comfortable and safe.

The quality of this treadmill is backed up by a serious warranty, which can be an insurance of a long-term purchase.

Specifications

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Speed : up to 12 mph

Incline : up to 12%

Motor : 2.75 HP

Belt : 20 x 55 in/ 51 x 140 cm

Cushioning System : 6 Cushions

Folding Options : included

Maximum User Weight : 350 lbs/ 159 kg

Unit Dimensions : 76 in x 35 x 52/ 193 cm x 89 x 132

Unit Weight : 211 lbs/ 96 kg

Warranty : lifetime for frame, motor and deck, 10 years for parts and 1 year for labor

Features

Display Info

The 7.5″ Blue Backlit LCD with integrated reading rack monitors your performance and gives you feedback on time, distance, speed, elevation, calories, pace, altitude, laps, segment time and heart rate.

There is a dot matrix center display that represents your performance as you workout. The ¼ mile track will be displayed around the dot matrix window.

Heart Rate Info

You can check your heart rate by either using the contact grips or the wireless chest strap.

Workouts

The XT285 comes with 1 Manual workout and 7 preset programs: Hill, Fat burn, Cardio, Strength, Interval and 2 Heart rate programs. 2 custom programs are available for users who want to adjust the workouts to their personal needs.

To select a program, press the afferent program key. Press Enter. Either start programming your workout or simply press Start to begin the default program. Enter your age, body weight, time and speed. Press Start.

Users who are looking for serious intensity will find the Interval program very interesting. This program navigates through high intensity levels, followed by recovery periods of low intensity. This program was designed for intense cardio workout. Also, having the option to insert your age and body weight comes in handy during heart rate workouts.

Remote Adjustment Keys

You can adjust incline/ speed on the left/ right handlebars or you can disable them.

Speakers with Smartphone Compatibility

included

Fan

included

Conclusions

The XT285 is a good deal, on sale. If it’s more than $1500, you may want to check other models, such as Sole F80. But let’s get this straight: the XT285 is a notable unit for the $1500 range. Even if it has its limitations, we recommend the XT285 to any user who wants to get back on the exercise horse.

Pros

Most of you have already been acquainted with the reputable Sole treadmills. Many of you are quite fond of them. Well, we are also. For those of you who don’t know this, Spirit XT285 is produced by the same brand that designs the Sole units. It looks like Spirit really takes the reputation forward given the impressive quality of the XT285.

This machine is dependable and comfortable and has a motor powerful enough to offer smooth and quiet workouts. It’s like trying to catch 2 rabbits at the same time. And succeeding.

The running surface is average, and in treadmill talk, average means that taller users won’t benefit from this unit. Still, for most of the users, this treadmill offers a nice, spacious surface to run on. And also comfortable. The cushioning system gets the job done, which means that once the workout is done, we feel like brand new, no stress, no injury.

The console is not hard on the eyes, and it is also user friendly. Feedback gathers all information you may need to know during workouts and also, it is really easy to use without altering your pace.

As far as workouts go, if you’re a walker or a jogger, you may get all the challenge you’ve been looking for. If you’re the cardio addict we are, you already know how useful the wireless chest strap will be during intense Heart Rate programs. You get the fan, the Smartphone compatible speakers and a nice warranty.

Main attraction

How would you like incline and speed controls right in the hand grip area? Crave no more because Spirit XT285 is packed with this nice little feature. Sure, it’s no brainiac innovation, but still it’s a major advantage for any treadmill.

Drawbacks

But yes, there is a but. As we mentioned previously, advanced runners shouldn’t waste their time testing this treadmill, neither should users with heights above average. Also, the official description says that users up to 350 lbs can step on this treadmill, but in fact, it’s best not to push the limits. We say that it cannot sustain more than 350 lbs without crashing,

What should you do? Check out the Spirit XT285, it rates well as far as quality, programmable functionality and aesthetics go. For no more than $1500, this treadmill may be a good catch. But you’ll have to hunt sales, because at the moment, you can’t get it for less than $1700.For more details you can visit the product page located here.

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