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Precor TRM 243 Treadmill Review

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How long will the Precor TRM 243 last?

As far as durability goes, you won’t have to worry about the TRM 243. We have been in the market for quite some time as has Precor. We have seen Precor treadmills last users years and years. And even though this is Precor’s lower-end treadmill, you will certainly find that the TRM 243 will last a moderate to heavy user for years.

Please note that if you are going to spend so much on a treadmill, you also need to read up on the best ways to take care of it. Getting a pair of treadmill-only shoes and knowing when to lubricate and clean your machine can add years to any treadmill.

Brief Overview

Most families have that member that only buys name brand products because they swear it is better. If you are that person, then you might very well see the value in the Precor TRM 243 treadmill. But if you value more overall quality for the money, then you may want to keep looking. Consequently, we have placed the Precor TRM 243 in our Third Place 2021 Best Buy slot for the $3,000 to $3,999 dollar range.

Overall Quality

Precor is definitely one of the superstars in the treadmill world but most do not know about them because Precor often prices itself too high. But the quality Precor includes often warrants such a price. The TRM 243 is no exception. We can see this treadmill’s strong build in the three horsepower motor capacity, 238-pound unit weight, and 300-pound weight capacity. While this is not the strongest treadmill on the market, the TRM 243 is certainly a well-built machine. We also like that Precor included twenty-three built-in workouts and a better price tag. Top all of this off with a lifetime frame, five-year motor and parts, three-year console, and one-year labor warranty from a great company and you have a lot of quality packed into one treadmill.

But keep in mind that the TRM 243’s price tag is also largely dictated by the Precor name. You aren’t receiving numerous features like decline and a touchscreen console. You are simply getting a well-built treadmill from a company that has been around a long time and knows what they are doing.

Things we like

  • Decent Number of Programs
  • Strong Build
  • Better Price Tag
  • Good Warranty

Things we dislike

  • X
    Not the Most Value for the Money
  • X
    Paying for the Name


Number of Programs 23
Heart Rate Monitor EKG Grips
Horsepower 3.0
Speed Capacity 12 MPH
Incline Levels 15
Weight Capacity 300 lbs
Belt Size 20 x 57
Folding No
Unit Weight 238 lbs
Warranty Lifetime Frame, Five Year Motor and Parts, Three Year Console, and One Year Labor


In the past, we have noted that you pay for the name but you get a quality treadmill. We have commended the TRM 243’s updated, intuitive, and easy-to-use console. We have really liked the Precor TRM 243’s strong build, accessibility, and great value for the price.


When you break into this higher price bracket, you begin to separate the builds from the fluff. As for the TRM 243, you will certainly receive a strong build and for a decent price tag, respectively speaking. But we do know that you are paying more for the Precor name than the features. Consequently, we have awarded this Precor treadmill our Third Place 2021 Best Buy slot for the $3,000 to $3,999 dollar range.

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