Overkill for most walkers and as solid a $1,000 treadmill as there is on the market.
Solid drive system parts with the corners cut where you can cut corners without seriously hurting performance. For those who want to run, run up in the Reebok line to the 1410 or even this same factory's NordicTrack C 1650 Pro. This machine has some lighter spend in areas that limit the use of the machine. If you are a serious user, you will wear it out much quicker than someone who is just wanting to use it as a walking machine. Icon units in the $1,000 range just keep getting better and better.