Reebok V 6.80 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
It has a tiny motor in comparison with other models at this price, and also, when comparing it with many others in the Reebok lineup.
This is not a good model to buy from the Reebok lineup. You will be much happier with the RT 5.1.
The Reebok V 6.80 is a not a treadmill we would recommend for $799. It's very similar to the RT 5.1, which sells for the same price, but its a little bit louder. The motor in this model leaves a lot to be desired. When you spend less than $1,000 on a treadmill, you know the manufacturer had to make sacrifices to get the price low. That's why it's important to do your research and find the best option available. This is certainly not the best option.
The walking area is a decent size. The belt measures in at 20" x 55", which is a good 5" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on most of today's treadmills. This should still provide plenty of room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.
A weak motor powers this machine. Even at this low of a price, we are disappointed by the lack of power producing capabilities. You can reach speeds of up to 10 mph with this model, but we don't recommend using it for anything other than walking. Running will wear out the structure and drive system too quickly.
A nice cushioning system comes on this model. DMX Zone Cushioning is used to reduce the impact that walking has on your joints and back. You're unlikely to find a more forgiving and durable running surface at this low of a cost.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is nothing special. There are several models selling at $800 and below that have a longer life expectancy than this treadmill does. The quality of parts isn't particularly impressive, either.
The warranty on the Reebok V 6.80 is awful. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year, the motor is covered for 25 years, and the frame is covered for life. This type of coverage certainly doesn't inspire confidence.