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Golds Gym Trainer 430i Treadmill Review - $499.00

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  • How Long Will The Golds Gym Trainer 430i Last?

    When considering these types of basic treadmills, it's important to keep your expectations low. Blockbuster has a better chance of coming back than the Trainer 430i has of lasting multiple years. Treadmills of this quality will simply not withstand constant use from even a moderate user. If you are a casual walker, then you have a good chance of seeing a few years. Nevertheless, if you must but in this price range, the Trainer 430i is your best option as you will be able to enjoy a durable build accompanied by a few extra perks. Please keep in mind that it is important to ensure an ideal environment for your treadmill even if it is a basic machine. Taking a few steps like lubricating when needed and keeping at a controlled temperature can help to ensure the life of your machine.
  • Brief Overview

    No one expects their kid to bring home a replica of the Mona Lisa. But when your little one walks in with every color still in the lines, then you hang it on the fridge and shame those other toddlers who can’t get it together. While the Gold’s Gym Trainer 430i is no Mona Lisa of treadmills, there are a number of features that help put it above the other treadmills in the $399 and Under price range. Thus, we have named the Trainer 430i the 2019 Best Buy for the $399 and Under category as we applaud Gold’s Gym ability to strive for quality even in this price range.
  • Overall Quality

    When reading a critique on treadmills with this small price tag, it is important to remember that they are all basic treadmills and are not near the quality of most treadmills on the market. With that said, the Trainer 430i has sixteen built-in workout programs and a 10% incline capacity. Unlike other treadmills in this price bracket, this machine also provides a good balance between style and substance as Gold’s Gym has made one of the sturdiest starter treadmills. It is important to give credit where credit is due. Gold’s Gym even added the heart rate grips as opposed to thumb plates like the other treadmills in this range. Though a small detail, we like to see quality when possible. Still, there are a few drawbacks with the Trainer 430i. Comparatively, we have seen better warranties on machines with the same price tag. If Gold’s Gym is going to all the effort to help the Trainer 430i stand out, one would think that they would at least back it for a few more months. Furthermore, the Trainer 430i only has a sixteen-inch walking area which is not the best even among the other $399-dollar treadmills.
  • Things we like

    • Sturdy Build
    • More Workout Programs
    • 10% Incline Capability

    Things we dislike

    • X
      Not the Best Warranty
    • X
      Narrow Walking Belt
  • Specs

    Number of Programs 16
    Heart Rate Sensor and Type EKG Grip Pulse
    Horsepower 2.5
    Speed Range 0 - 10
    Incline/Decline Range 0 - 10
    Weight Capacity 300 Lbs
    Belt Size 16 x 50
    Footprint 55 x 28.9 x 64.7
    Folds Yes
    Weight of Unit N/A
    Warranty 5-Year Frame & Motor, 90-Day Parts & Labor
  • History

    In the last few years, we have warned against purchasing a treadmill for less than $500 and expecting quality. We have found the Gold's Gym Trainer 430i to be a basic treadmill not good for anything other than light use.
  • Conclusion

    In comparison to the other basic treadmills, the Trainer 430i certainly stands out with a sturdier build, more built-in workout programs, and the ability to reach 10% incline. While we are a tad disappointed in the warranty and narrow walking belt, we have awarded the Gold’s Gym’s Trainer 430i the 2019 Best Buy Award for the $399 and Under price range. We recommend this baseline machine for a first-time user not looking for a huge financial risk or for the casual walker.

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