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Freemotion 730 Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

With the much shorter warranty and some component downgrades, we would go with the 790 Interactive if you like this one.

Freemotion 730 Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$1799

Walking Area:

8.15

Power:

7

Cushioning:

6.7

Reliability:

6.2

Noise Level:

6.4

Quality:

6.2

Value:

4.9

Warranty:

5.5

Overall Rating: 6.31

Unless you can get a big discount on this model go with the 790 or 795 model.

The Freemotion 730 is a treadmill that doesn't really stand out in the Freemotion line at $1,799. For only $200 more, you can get the 790 Interactive, which has a more spacious walking area, a better motor, better cushioning, higher quality parts, and more extensive coverage from the warranty. Those benefits are certainly enough to offset the increase in price.

The walking area is a decent size. The belt measures in at 20" x 58", which is only 2" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on most of today's treadmills. This should provide plenty of room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.

A nice motor powers this machine. Very few models in this price range have greater power producing capabilities, and many of the models that sell for more than $2,000 use motors that are inferior to this one. You can reach speeds of up to 12 mph with this treadmill, so even experienced runners should be able to challenge themselves.

You'll get a decent cushioning system on this model. SRS, or Surface Response Suspension, is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. If you know where to look, you can find some treadmills that cost several hundred dollars less than this one that offer a more forgiving or durable running surface.

As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is just okay. It's not hard to find to find treadmills in this price range and below that have a longer life expectancy. The quality of parts used is also lackluster.

The warranty on the Freemotion 730 isn't very good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. At this price, you should really be seeing a better warranty.

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