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MaxKare MaxKare 2.5 HP Folding Treadmill 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 is a lightweight machine that offers a space saving feature along with the claimed ability to hold users who weigh up to 220 lbs. It is not designed for jogging or running and does not have a warranty besides the return features offered by various retailers and a 30 day return when purchased from Maxkare.net. It is tailored towards beginning users and has a decent looking design made of firmly molded plastic with a few metal touches here and there. As with all treadmills in the less than $400 price range, purchasers gamble with longevity even with a decent amount of care and maintenance.

Brief Overview

The MaxKare 2.5 HP is an entry level folding treadmill suited towards the lighter persuasion of humanity and offers quite a few features that make it a suitable fitness machine purchase. It does come with an automatic incline which is a bonus in treadmills in this price range and has a compact footprint with a foldable frame that is light enough to carry up apartment stairs and quiet enough not to annoy close neighbors when in use.

Overall Quality

The MaxKare 2.5 HP Folding Treadmill comes with a 2.5 HP motor which is conducive to walking even though the motor is rated to reach speeds of 8.5 MPH. It is tailored more towards shorter users with the 17” x 43.5” running area but those that weigh less than 220 lbs. will enjoy the 12% automatic incline that intensifies walks with elevated strides. The armrests are designed to provide easy access to heartrate information when you can get it to read accurately along with incline and speed adjustments. The console is simplistic but has a pleasing blue backlit display that makes it easy to read performance information. Different modes and programs help users target prime cardio rates and the treadmill has been reconfigured to raise the arms higher for more comfortable use during exercise periods. It is delivered mostly assembled but might require a partner to help hold steady when tightening the screws. Larger folks should steer clear and investigate sturdier machines that are built for heavier users.

Things we like

  • decent design
  • blue backlit display
  • budget friendly

Things we dislike

  • X
    no real warranty
  • X
    short running area
  • X
    low powered motor
  • X
    low weight capacity


Power Source Corded Electric
Maximum Horsepower 2.5 HP
Speed Rating 8.5 mph
Maximum Incline Percentage 12.00
Assembly Required No
Dimensions of Extended Running Machine 52"L x 26.2"W x 45.3"H
Width of Treadmill Belt 17"
Weight Capacity 220 lbs
Output Power 110V
Is Foldable Yes
Fitness Goal Loss Weight




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The MaxKare 2.5 HP Folding Treadmill is budget-friendly and suited for shorter, lighter users who plan on walking their way to higher fitness goals. It only comes with a 30-day warranty and is likely to not last with longer periods of repeated use. While it looks good and will easily fit into any home space, comparing other models in this price range will reveal some manufacturers back their treadmills with either a few years or even a rare lifetime or two warranty and might make shopping around worth the effort.