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Precor TRM 243 Treadmill Review

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How long will the Precor TRM 243 last?

The Precor TRM 243 Energy treadmill has a sturdy design and robust built with a 238 lb. assembled weight. Users ranging in weights up to a full 300 lbs. will feel secure on the TRM 243 and it is best suited for heavy joggers. Precor covers the TRM 243 with a lifetime warranty on the frame and welds, along with 5 years on parts and wear items, 3 years on the console, and 1 year labor and it has a 6.75’ footprint that is designed to fit into most residential workout spaces. Moderate use is best for the TRM 243 and with proper care and maintenance, will last for a good many of years. Keep in mind that maintenance free is not really maintenance free so when making a large investment, a little care will go a long way in terms of longevity in a machine.

Brief Overview

The TRM 243 treadmill is the top of the line offering in the Precor Energy series with the R40 console. It has the same frame and functional capabilities with an updated console that offers many additional built-in functions however entertainment options are still not available. Though designed for residential use, it is built to last with a welded frame that is sturdier than ones assembled with nuts and bolts and carries a lifetime warranty.

Overall Quality

The Precor TRM 243 Energy treadmill has much to offer the fitness world with quality parts and a robust build. It come with a 3.0 HP motor that lets exercise fans travel up to 12 MPH and offers sprinters quick bursts of sweating fun. Those wanting to intensify their workout time can engage inclines of up to 15% though the running surface is more suited for those with shorter strides measuring 20” x 57”. Shock absorption built into the deck and suspension system lower painful impacts on knees and joints as users work harder and harder for optimal fitness health. The R40 console on the Precor TRM 243 Energy treadmill has been updated and now contains a 7” LCD touchscreen and offers a total of 39 pre-programmed workouts to engage users as they reach their fitness goals. It also can keep up with four different user profiles to help tailor workouts towards more individualized exercise fun.

Things we like

  • lifetime warranty
  • updated touchscreen display screen
  • durable frame
  • decent number of programs

Things we dislike

  • X
    not the most value for the money


Console Display R40 - 7" Full Color LCD
Frame Color Options Silver
Speed Range 0.5 to 12 mph / 0.8 to 19.2 kph
Elevation Range 0 to 15% Incline
Dimensions 81"L x 33"W x 59"H (206 x 82 x 150 cm)
Equipment Weight 238 lb / 108 kg
Power Requirements 120V, 60Hz, Dedicated 15A Circuit
In-Workout Feedback Metrics 27
Pre-Programmed Workouts 39 (23 Preset/16 Custom)
Running Platform Width 20" (51 cm)
Recommended Max. User Weight* Tested up to 300 lbs / 136 kg
Impact Absorption Vertical only
No Maintenance Running Platform** Yes
Child Safety Roller Guard No
Mobile Device Charger Yes


Lifetime frame and welds 5-years parts and wear items 3-years console 1-year labor


The Precor TRM 243 Energy treadmill won Third Place 2021 Best Buy slot for the $3,000 to $3,999 dollar range. We invite you to see our other treadmill reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The Precor TRM 243 Energy treadmill has a robust build and several built-in programs to keep users focused on their fitness goals. While it does not fold, it offers a slimmer design that will fit right into most residential workout spaces and will last for many years with proper care. It is quite component competitive despite the lack of entertainment options and is a quality investment for fitness enthusiasts.