BH P330 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The new entry level from BH is nearly a joke when you compare it with the competition. Some machines on the market at $999 are better than this machine.
Nice clean look for the treadmill would be welcome if it came with a sub $1000 price.
The BH P330 is not a good choice. At $1,699, we have no idea what BH was thinking when they came up with the price. Unless you can get $700 taken off the price, there is absolutely no way you should consider purchasing this treadmill. Even with that big of a discount, you could do better.
The walking area is small. The belt measures in at 18" x 50". This is 2" narrower and 10" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. Users that are used to the larger walking area may feel that this one is a bit cramped.
A weak motor powers this machine. We've seen treadmills selling as low as $699 that have greater power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 10 mph are attainable, but we wouldn't recommend running on this machine. The structure and drive system won't hold up well to anything other than walking.
A mediocre cushioning system comes on this model. Active Flex Shock Absorption is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. This is the most impressive aspect of this treadmill, but you can still find some sub-$1,000 models that have more forgiving or durable running surfaces.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is pathetic. A couple of the treadmills we reviewed that sell for $599 have a comparable life expectancy. The quality of parts is also very low, especially considering the $1,699 price tag.
The warranty on the BH P330 isn't good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, the motor is covered for 15 years, and the frame is covered for life. The warranty on this treadmill matches the durability, but it falls way short when compared to other models in this price range.