Endurance T6i HRC Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Spending $2500 on an Endurance is like spending $40,000 on a Hyundai. It probably can be done, but it isn't very smart. Even with the big price decrease since distribution has moved to Sam's it is hard to argue in favor of an Endurance at this price.
If you think about this one, stick a treadmill from a competing company. For the same price you can get a great True unit.
The Endurance T6i HRC is a very poor choice. At $2,645, it's very hard to justify the purchase of this treadmill. This high of a price will buy you a much higher quality machine. True does particularly well in this price range. The cost of this model has already been lowered recently, so it's difficult to believe you'll be able to get a big enough discount to make it worth purchasing.
The walking area is a decent size. The belt measures in at 20" x 53", which is a good 7" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that comes on many of today's treadmills. Users that are familiar with the standard walking area may find this treadmill to be a bit cramped.
A weak motor powers this machine. There are several sub-$1,000 treadmills that have greater power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 10 mph are attainable, so average users will have no problem challenging themselves.
An okay cushioning system comes on this model. A 6-point deck suspension is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. Many treadmills selling for $700 less than this one have similarly forgiving and durable running surfaces.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is terrible. There are treadmills that costs $2,000 less than this one that have a comparable life expectancy. The quality of parts used is also awful at this price.
The warranty on the Endurance T6i HRC is great. Labor is covered for 1 year and the frame, parts, electronics, and wear items are covered for life. Don't let the warranty fool you into thinking this is a durable treadmill. It's not.