Pacemaster Premiere EXT
The Premiere EXT treadmill ($2999 at Pacemaster*) is a great choice for runners who want to blow off boredom. This machine was designed for serious runners who always want to push it forward. Apart from the powerful motor and great cushioning system, this treadmill simulates actual terrains for more dynamic workouts. You get the customizable workouts, personal trainer, intense Cardio, Fat Burn diversity and some cool features to keep you hooked.
Check out the Premiere EXT and got to our Conclusions section to see for yourself if this is the treadmill you’ve been looking for.
*Price update in August 2012. It excludes shipping and tax.
Click Specifications to see detailed model info
Speed : up to 12 mph
Incline : up to 15%
Motor : 3 hp Light Commercial Grade
Belt : 20" x 60"/ 51 x 152 cm
Cushioning system : Tri-Flex Impact Shock Management System
Folding options : -
Maximum user weight : 350 lbs/ 159 kg
Unit dimensions : 73.5" L x 33" W X 57" H/ 186 cm L x 83 W x 144 H
Unit weight : 205 lbs/ 93.18 kg
Warranty : lifetime for frame and parts, 1 year for labor
he 12 x 15 Multi-Color Dot Matrix features 3-.56″ tall and 2-.80 tall LEDs. It offers feedback on time, speed, distance, incline, calories, aerobic points, heart rate, heart rate zone, average speed and pace. You’ll also be shown a profile of the workout.
Indicator LED lights let you know when you must enter weight, age, incline max, speed max and warm up/ cool down. This unit can be used by up to 4 users. You can recall the cumulative summary of your last 7 workouts, the individual workout results from the last 7 workouts, recall and use your last workout settings and reset your cumulative data.
Heart rate readings
You can either use built-in handlebar sensors or the wireless chest strap transmitter.
This machine comes with 19 workouts and 3 program options: Quick Start, Manual and Calorie Coach. Available workouts are Manual, Fat Burn, Cardio and Personal Trainer. Thigh Shaper, Glute Toner, Waist Reducer, Hill Intervals, Speed Intervals and Mixed Intervals have 9 levels of intensity. Also, Cardio workouts are quite challenging: Heart Rate Monitor, Target HRC, Fat Burn Zone HRC, Cardio Zone and Interval HRC.
There is also the VR option- Virtual Reality Courses that includes Lombard Street, Steeple Chase, Appalachian Trail and Summit Climb.
To use a Manual workout, first select a user ID. Select weight and age, then speed and time. Insert warm-up/ cool down if you want and then adjust incline.
Start the workout
To use a Fat Burn program, enter weight and age, and then press F1-F4. Select the number of calories you want to burn, incline and speed.
For a Cardio workout, press C1-C5 after entering age and weight. Set the desired target heart rate and press Start.
An extra feature is the Heart Rate Performance Review. If you were wearing the chest strap and got your heart rate prior to workout you will receive the HR review, which will be a graphic representation of your heart rate throughout your workout.
The Fitness Evaluator evaluates your aerobic condition throughout a fitness test. It consists of a 3 min warm-up and a 1 mile walk/ run/ jog. Press C1-C6 until C6 appears in the right data display. This is where you’ll also be shown the evaluation result.
There are 6 Personal Trainer workouts for you to choose from. Press P1-P6 until you reach the program you desire. P4-P6 are custom workouts. You can use the factory set Body For Life cardio interval workouts, you can program a custom workout in advance and you can record a custom program as you work out.
Automatic Warm-up/ Cool-down-
Wireless chest strap
If you’re reading this review, it must be because you’re looking for an amazing running experience. You’ve come to the right place, as the Pacemaster Premiere EXT is really the treadmill you need for advanced workouts. You won’t have the entertainment and internet options, but if you’re a serious runner, you don’t really need them. We highly recommend this treadmill.
Pacemaster Premiere EXT is by far a great, high quality treadmill built for avid runners who are permanently looking to outrun themselves. The running surface is large and long enough to support heavier and taller users, so you won’t be limited in any way.
We were surprised by the sturdy and powerful motor. We thought it would rattle and shake and make annoying noise. But it didn’t. This motor can back up the most intense workouts available on the console, while remaining silent and still. It was quite impressive.
Then, there is the cushioning system that is as efficient as the motor. We really pushed ourselves on the Premiere EXT, and at the end of the workout, we felt no stress or pain or anything.
When it comes to workouts, this is the unit of any runner’s dreams. For weight loss, there are 4 workouts you can use to shed the extra pounds and tone your muscles. You also get 5 target heart rate workouts, and you know what that means: super intense cardio!
Of course, you get to enter weight and age, incline, speed and target heart rate.
As you figured it out by now, there are 3 customizable workouts that you can manage to match your exact requirements and, last but not least, 6 personal trainer workouts. So you see, you may not have the entertainment, but you do have the motivational support. This machine will keep you wired in a consistent fitness program.
We like Pacemaster because it has cool features that make workouts so dynamic and interesting, like the Virtual Reality Courses, Heart Rate Performance Review or Fitness Evaluator. It’s great having the opportunity to review your performance so that you have a clear idea on how you’re improving your workouts.
We can only conclude that Pacemaster Premiere EXT is one of the best treadmills on the market. It has the power, the support, functionality, motivational feedback and innovative features that will only keep you running. For $ 3000, Premiere EXT is an excellent purchase. You may also find it on sale, so make sure you have your eyes wide open.