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Exerpeutic 1500 XL Treadmill Review

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How long will the Exerpeutic 1500 XL last?

The Exerpeutic 1500XL is imported fully assembled from China and weighs 120 lbs., which is heavier than most in this price range. It offers a decent warranty of 5 years on the motor and frame, but a low 90 days for parts and labor. The manufacturer specifies this treadmill has been tested with users up to 400 lbs., yet we find it doubtful due to the shorter running space on this machine and its light weight. Any treadmill under $500 is a risk and the lower parts warranties make users wonder if a treadmill will last, but sometimes having less features add to the life of a machine as there is less to break down with continued usage. We think a light, casual walker will get a couple of years out of this treadmill with a proper maintenance plan.

Brief Overview

The Exerpeutic 1500XL folding treadmill is a low-cost, small footprint treadmill that doesn’t offer many features but is great for those with limited space. This entry level model has limited functions and is a basic treadmill for users not interested in more than walking in the comfort of their own home. As a result of the listed weight capacity and decent warranty, the Exerpeutic 1500 XL won the spot as the Fourth Place Award on 2021 Best Buy List for treadmills under $399. Remember, that best buy spots in this price range, are usually the best of the worst designations rather than crowning an excellent machine.

Overall Quality

The Exerpeutic 1500XL is designed for the casual stroller to the shorter-stride brisk walker. Users will find the 20” x 40” belt provide ample elbow room but hamper any type of thoughts of running. Not that the 1.5 HP motor will let you go faster than 4 MPH anyway – but you can get a decent walk in at that speed if you are a member of the shorter percentage of humans who reside on this planet. Speed can be adjusted in 1/10 MPH increments which will help a user build up endurance as they saunter along to the music in their heads. The 1500XL frame has wider side rails to accommodate heavier users along with 18’ side rails to help those unbalanced folks who need to constantly grab at things to keep from falling over. The handlebars hold speed control buttons and there are 2 manual incline levels for increasing walking difficulty. A small, round LCD display offers speed and pulse monitoring, calories burned, distance walked, and elapsed time. This is a very minimal machine offering compared to others in the same price range.

Things we like

  • affordable
  • 400 lb. weight capacity
  • motor and frame warranty
  • wider walking surface

Things we dislike

  • X
    lower powered motor
  • X
    parts and labor warranty
  • X
    shorter walking surface


Treadmill Belt Size 40"L x 20"W
Set Up Dimensions 49"L x 26"W x 65"H
Folded Dimensions 80"H x 26"W x 17"D
Set Up Weight 120 lbs


5 years motor, 5 years frame, 90 days parts and labor


The Exerpeutic 1500XL won the Fourth Place 2021 Best Buy spot for treadmills under $399.We invite you to see our other treadmill reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The Exerpeutic 1500XL is a decent foldable option in the less than $400 and while the warranty is higher than some, other models even in this price range offer a better assortment of choices. The Exerpeutic 1500XL is rather limited in features but offers sound functionality that is desirable by first time users who want to walk their way to fitness glory.