Precor treadmills are always at the top of the list when it comes to high-end machines that bring all of the great features of health club equipment to the residential market. They are known for quality construction and ergonomic design, bringing you the best possible workout experience.
Precor was created by David Smith under the name of Precision Corporation in 1980. After a series of mergers, it became a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corp, one of the largest equipment companies in the world. The company also owns well-regarded brands such as Wilson, Salomon and Suunto, all leaders in their respective industries.
Over the past 30 years, Precor has established itself as one of the top choices for residential and commercial equipment, and the company continues to bring innovation to the industry.
Below you can find specific model reviews, or scroll down to read more about the benefits and drawbacks…
The current residential lineup consists of the Energy Series: the TRM 211, 223 and 243 as well as the Precision Series: the TRM 425 and 445. There are also two super high-end models, the TRM 811 and 835, priced over $7,500. Compared to other brands, Precor has the most elegant and ergonomic design.
They own the patents for technologies such as Ground Effects® shock absorption and the Integrated Footplant™, both essential for stride support during exercise.
Integrated Footplant Technology
This unique support system takes into consideration the speed changes of the foot while running or walking, and re-calibrates the belt velocity. As a result, there is less pressure on the joints when exercising. This feature is delivered with the more expensive models.
No Belt Maintenance Needed
This is a powerful asset as it relieves the user from the stress of lubricating the belt monthly (a messy and uncomfortable process).
All residential products have the same 3 CHP continuous motor. It is resistant, silent and powerful, no matter how intense your workouts are.
The cheapest home treadmill costs around $2,000, but most of the Precor treadmills are $3,000 and above. However, you do get a gym quality machine that can stand up to years of punishing workouts.
Warranty: You receive only 10 years for parts maximum and 1 year for labor. From our point of view, the 1 year labor is too short for the price paid.
Precor Treadmill Buying Tips
Precor treadmills are useful, efficient, easy to use, durable and have a beautiful design. On the other hand, they are expensive. If you have the budget, they’re certainly a great choice. At the same time, you can compare offers with those of the competitors such as TRUE and Life Fitness.
For the best deals definitely start at the official Precor site as they often feature sales and special pricing.