Many of the so-called treadmill review sites are written by individuals who have no experience in the industry and are just looking to make a quick buck by referring their traffic to treadmill manufacturer and getting a commission from any sales.
Their reviews are basically a rewrite from what is on the manufacturer’s web site. They generally have no depth to the content and do not assist the reader in finding the treadmill that is best suited for the users budget and fitness goals. In fact, in most cases they have not even been on the equipment they are reviewing.
In fact, several fo the popular online treadmill retailers only sell their models online. You have to go to the corporate headquarters to actually try their machines. So with no experience in the industry and without actually testing the equipment, how can these so-called reviewers actually provide an objective opinion?
One of the better treadmill review sites is www.Treadmill-Ratings-Reviews.com. It is authored by Fred Waters, who formerly was the V.P. of Marketing for Smooth Fitness. He has been in the treadmill industry for over 16 years and personally visits many of the treadmill companies. You will find that his reviews not only rate the equipment, but also match it to the right user – runners, walkers, joggers, etc.
In addition, you can get some excellent insight from customer reviews on either Amazon.com or Epinions.com. You will often find feedback on company customer service, delivery and assembly. Also, out of the box mechanical issues.
The best type of consumer is an educated consumer. When buying a treadmill search out reliable advice so you end up with a model that is best suited to your fitness goals.