Summary: If you find a treadmill with as many 5-star reviews as the Cardio Pro from Branx Fitness, I’d love to know about it. This machine is perfect for home users that enjoy regular cardio, with a huge 17.5 km / hour top speed and auto incline just the start of an impressive features list. This model folds away and comes with a custom mat and twister. It has built in pulse sensors and a console that includes enough pre-set programmes for all types of runner.
You get a lot of treadmill for a distinctly mid-range price. Check out the full picture gallery and read the feedback from owners for yourself now over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.
This model is noticeably bigger than the budget type treadmills. Overall, it is 165cms long by 73cms wide and 115cm tall at the top of the console. This leaves plenty of room for a bigger running surface. You get a full 45cm wide belt, which has 125cms of space end to end. Certainly big enough so you won’t feel like you are in danger of clipping the edges.
There are wheels, though this type of treadmill is best left in place (due to the size). The design is classic, there are straight arms jutting out from a curved console unit with smart black with orange highlights for the design.
The motor is a powerful 3.5HP (which can do 6 horses-worth at peak!). This gives you a maximum speed of 17.5km / hour, which is approximately 10.8 miles per hour. That is more than enough for 98% of runners. This machine has a 130kg max user weight.
Automatic incline is what separates quality treadmills from the cheap and cheerful rattly ones. There are 20 levels to get through. As the front tips up, running requires more effort. This is not only great for cardio workouts – it can be used to mix up your runs too.
Smart shock absorption is Branx Fitness’ tech to keep joint impacts to a minimum. This cushions the running surface without giving too much ‘give’. Add in technology to fold your treadmill between uses, and you can see that this machine is a big step up from most home treadmills.
Plenty of small touches for the console. They include a glowing start / stop button – and of course a safety key system. This is a touch-screen display, which gives you the option to control the speed / incline manually or try the pre-set programmes. One-touch buttons make it easy to use, even when you hit the peak intensity of a run.
This machine is not app compatible (for KinoMap users, I recommend the Sportstech F17 as a quality option).
I expected positive feedback – based on my past experiences with Branx Fitness treadmills. What I did not expect was the overwhelmingly top-rated reviews. Several people mentioned that 5-stars was the only rating they considered.
Usually, some negative comments can shine a light on areas that could be improved. The only serious negative concerned someone who kept losing their internet connection when they turned it on. No idea on this front – though after googling for more info it does seem this was an isolated incident.
Positives included the ease of use and plug in and play format (no complex assembly). The bigger running surface also got some individual praise.
Branx has great customer service and do provide a 2-year warranty. That said, I do recommend you check the newest comments before you buy any treadmills, as you never know when either service or quality will go downhill.
This is a quality mid-priced treadmill. It is aimed at home users that have gone beyond the rattly basic machines – and want a bigger, better quality treadmill that will last and last.
A wide running service, shock-absorbing (though not soft) running surface and automatic incline make this a flexible model. Add in the 17/5 km / hour top speed, and you have a machine which will work for the whole family.
Best of all, you get peace of mind that comes with Branx Fitness – quality equipment combined with great service goes a long way these days.
Check out the full gallery and read that all-important feedback for yourself now over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.
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