We say it often. When you buy workout equipment for less than a thousand dollars, you should not expect much quality. Companies simply cannot have high-quality standards at this price point. Accordingly, the Trainer 720 is a decent value for the money, but it is not likely to last very long. If you are a serious user, especially, then we would not recommend even looking at treadmills for less than a $1,500-dollars. But if you are a casual walker who works out on a weekly basis, then you should be able to see the longest lifespan out of the Trainer 720. <br _/><br _/> If you want to help extend what little quality is in this treadmill as much as you can, then we always recommend doing your best to properly maintain your treadmill. Some upkeep that you may not consider is making sure your shoes are clean when you get on your treadmill. For the higher-end treadmills, we recommend having a treadmill-only pair of shoes. But treadmills like the Trainer 720 are not all that special or expensive. So, simply wiping off any gravel or dirt should suffice. By doing your best to keep the belt clean, you will help keep debris out of the frame and motor systems in the treadmill which will help the components work smoother for longer.
Gold's Gym Trainer 720 treadmill is okay at this price point. We like the better build that Gold's Gym included, but we are not as impressed with its additional features. Then, of course, we have our usual concerns about buying cheaper treadmills and buying Icon products. With that said, we would recommend the Trainer 720 for a casual walker if they still like this model after they have looked at our top four treadmills in this price range.
Let’s start with the good qualities. When we compare the Trainer 720 to our top four treadmills in this price range, we notice that this model has a few features that are above the average. For starters, the Trainer 720 has a twenty by fifty-five-inch walking area. This is certainly not the biggest belt on the market, but when the average is nineteen by fifty-four, it is important to recognize the slight increase in walking area. We like the look of this treadmill's console. The Trainer 720 does not come with a touchscreen that so many treadmills are built with, but neither do our top four models in this price range. This treadmill does, however, have a little bit of a nice feel than some of the other models that don't seem to know how to design a console without the touchscreen. We also notice that the Trainer 720 has a stronger build than our top four's average. This is refreshing to see seeing as how Gold's Gym does not always prioritize the treadmill’s build over the features. <br _/><br _/> But with the stronger build means that Gold's Gym had to cut other corners in order to stay in the price range. The Trainer 720 only has eighteen built-in workouts which is below our average for this price. Additionally, the Trainer 720 only comes with the minimum one-year parts and labor warranty. This is not terrible for this price range, but you also have to consider the type of company that is backing the warranty. We have recommended other treadmills for the same price that belong to much more reputable companies. Gold’s Gym is part of the Icon family. Icon has slowly accumulated a pretty bad rap for their customer service. The main problem with Icon’s customer service department is that they have such a large number of product base that it is difficult to accommodate the volume. Instead of the small mom and pop feel that companies like Johnson and Livestrong provide, you receive a frustratingly ineffective customer service department. Comparatively, this kind of service decreases the Trainer 720’s value.
|Number of Programs||18|
|Heart Rate Sensor and Type||EKG Grip Pulse|
|Speed Range||0 - 10|
|Incline/Decline Range||0 - 10|
|Weight Capacity||300 Lbs|
|Belt Size||20 x 55|
|Warranty||Lifetime Frame, 25-Year Motor, 1-Year Parts & Labor|
|Weight of Unit||203|