Avanti AT380 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
A solid treadmill but compared with what you can get from Sole and NordicTrack in this price range, it is not competitive.
Comparable treadmills have better specs and a better price. Obviously Avanti is new to the market.
The Avanti AT380 is a quality treadmill. At $1,399, however, it's not exactly competitive. There are much better options at similar prices, particularly from Sole and NordicTrack. If you can find this machine at a discount, it's worth considering.
The walking area is small. The belt measures in at 18" x 51", which is 2" narrower and 9" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. Users that are familiar with the larger walking areas may find this model to be a bit cramped.
A weak motor powers this machine. There are treadmills selling as low as $600 that have greater power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 10 mph are attainable, but we wouldn't recommend using this treadmill for anything other than walking. The structure and drive system won't hold up well to running.
A nice cushioning system comes on this model. An adjustable suspension system is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. There are several treadmills selling for as much as $2,000 that have less forgiving and durable running surfaces.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine isn't great. You can find treadmills that cost $800 less and have comparable life expectancies. The quality of parts used is also disappointing in this price range.
The warranty on the Avanti AT380 is good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, and the motor is covered for 10 years. This amount of coverage is fairly impressive considering the cost of this treadmill.