Star Trac Treadmills
Star Trac has been selling commercial fitness equipment since 1974. With headquarters in Irvine, California, this brand is internationally known as one of the top competitors in this market.
An interesting fact is that Star Trac was the first to invent the treadmill that can exchange workout data with Palm OS handhelds. And the list of innovations they are known for doesn’t stop here.
Although they have dedicated their business to building commercial products since the beginning, they understood that some users would rather choose their equipment for home use. As a result, they launched the residential line that includes strength products, treadmills, body trainers, bikes and spinner bikes.
Residential treadmills can be bought directly online, from their own e-shop. The advantage is that you do not pay extra commissions to re-sellers, for a machine that is already expensive. You can also get some great deals at places like Amazon.
Let’s take a look at the current Star Trac lineup…
Star Trac Treadmill Reviews – A Look at the Models
The current lineup consists of the 8-Series, the E-Series and the S-Series. All of the treadmills have a 500 lb. max weight capacity, strong motors up to 5HP, large cushioned deck and incline capability.
The 8 Series models include the 8TR and 8TRx. They have a user friendly console, wireless heart rate monitoring, SoftTrac triple cell cushioning and personal fans. The TRx model adds a touch screen display, one finger speed and incline controls, plus StarTrac Coach workouts.
The E-Series consists of the E-TRxi, E-TRxe, E-TRx and E-TRi. These treadmills are focused on entertainment (hence the name) with 15″ integrated HD TVs, iPod connectivity, finger controls and SoftTrac cushioning. Some models have touch displays and StarTrac Coach.
(As of mid 2018 it looks like the E Series may no longer be available. We’ll keep an eye on that for you.)
The S-Series stands for simple, but these are far from simple machines. You have the STRc and STRx treadmills here, and they have all of the main features of the other series, yet are a bit more affordable.