MaxKare 2.5 HP Folding Treadmill Review

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How long will the MaxKare MaxKare 2.5 HP Folding Treadmill last?

The MaxKare 2.5 HP Folding Treadmill has an assembled weight of 115 lbs. and is rated to hold up to 220 lbs. of moving exercise weight. There is absolutely no warranty information for this little nugget of workout joy, but know with proper care a maintenance, a lighter, shorter person will enjoy a few years of happiness on this folding machine. Luckily if you purchase off the Walmart platform there is the choice of a protection plan for either a 3- or 4-year period with additional costs. Total win!

Brief Overview

The MaxKare 2.5 HP Folding Treadmill is our 3rd place Best Buy Winner in the $0 - $399 price range. It is a basic walking to light jogging treadmill that is perfect for those on the shorter end of the metric stick. The MaxKare 2.5 offers decent options in this price range though the lack of a warranty is certainly troublesome. Additionally, the automatic incline is a great asset in this budget-friendly, lower than $500 category. Presently this machine can be purchased with free shipping though there are added costs for expert assembly.

Overall Quality

The MaxKare 2.5 HP Folding Treadmill has a simple console that displays multiple points of workout information that is easily read on a pleasing blue-back lit screen. Though basic, this treadmill incorporates 15 built-in programs that focus on building cardio as well as building muscle tone and losing weight. Up and down arrows on the console allow easy transitions of speed and incline and there are heart pulse grips in the handlebars. Additionally, a soft-drop mechanism makes lowering the MaxKare 2.5 safe and easy when users are ready to start their workout sessions.
The MaxKare Treadmill has a 2.5 HP motor that allows consumers a high speed of 8.5 MPH which is suitable for walking and jogging. Users with longer extremities will not be comfortable on the shorter 17” x 43.5” belt, but the 12% incline is a boon for most folks. Elevated strides are key to increased cardio health and building muscle tone.

Things we like

  • Decent design
  • Blue backlit display
  • Budget-friendly

Things we dislike

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    No real warranty
  • X
    Short running area
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    Low weight capacity


Dimensions 52" (L)*26.2" (W)*45.3" (H)
Power Source Corded Electric
Maximum Weight 220 lbs.
Assembled Weight 115 lbs.
Speed Rating 8.5 mph
Auto Incline 12%
Tread 17” x 43.5”


The MaxKare 2.5 HP Folding Treadmill is our 3rd place Best Buy Winner in the $0 - $399 price range. We invite you to see our other treadmill reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The MaxKare 2.5 HP Folding Treadmill is a great starting point for those looking to add walking or light jogging to their exercise regime. It has an automatic incline which is a selling point in this price range, though the lack of warranty is troubling indeed. Consumers should definitely compare and contrast before purchasing, and we strongly advise larger folks to steer clear and investigate sturdier machines that are designed for heavier users.