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One of our 10 Best Treadmills for 2017! Console is easy to use when compared with many other treadmills on the market. The best value Precor has ever produced, especially if you can find it on sale for $1,999. The lowest priced Precor model in the lineup. With the console update, Precor has an interesting machine on their hands. They have stuck with almost the identical mechanical design for the unit but the console display changes the entire interaction that a consumer will have. When you combine that with the fact that Precor makes such a high quality unit, it makes this an interesting machine. Arguments could be made that it is a pricey item but the same is true for any other name brand.
|Number of Programs||6|
|Heart Rate Sensor and Type||Smartrate Touch|
|Speed Range||.5 - 12|
|Incline/Decline Range||0 - 15|
|Belt Size||20 x 57|
|Footprint||81 x 32 x 54|
|Weight of Unit||227 Lbs|
|Warranty||Lifetime frame and weldments, 5Yr parts and wear items, 3Yr console, 1Yr labor|
Precor was acquired from Illinois Tool Works by Amer Group PLC in the fall of 2002. Amer Group also owns other well known brands like Wilson Sporting Goods. Precor has manufactured high quality equipment since the early 1980's. Although Precor has lost some of their dealer base over the last few years, they have really stepped up in the commercial game and that is where they are really strong. Precor has focused their distribution through specialty retailers.
Quality / Philosophy
Their design philosophy is to make a high quality product and then put a fair price on it. Nothing wrong with making money and Precor is definitely one of the companies in this business that knows how to do it. Consumers should consider a commercial Precor if you are looking in the higher price ranges. A redesign of the home line last year has produced some interesting results.
Precor has literally made a boatload of money from their elliptical products and deservedly so. We would expect them to remain one of the leading companies in terms of strength in the fitness business. Finally they have given up their premium pricing on the entry level machines.