SportsArt 611 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
SportsArt makes great looking and high quality machines. We used to think they were overpriced but everyone else just kept raising prices and SportsArt held the line.
For $3000, we would go with a True. It has a more refined feel with the attention to detail that you expect from a high-end home model.
The SportsArt 611 is a good treadmill sold at $2,999. You can do better at this price range, but this model is near the top. It was our runner up for the Best Buy award for treadmills priced between $2,500-2,999.
The walking area is okay. The belt checks in a 20" x 58", which is a couple of inches shorter than you'd expect. If you have a longer stride, this may not work as well for you. There are many models sold for $1,000 less that will offer more accommodating sizes.
The motor in this machine is good. You can find similar power generating capabilities in some of the lower priced treadmills, but it's not common for models to do better than this one, at this price range. You can reach speeds between 0.1-12 mph, which should be enough for even serious runners.
The MyFlex deck cushioning system claims to automatically adjust based on the user's weight. It's not an impressive cushioning system, at this price point. You can find many companies selling treadmills below $2,000 that are willing to offer comparable impact absorption capabilities.
We project this to be one of the more reliable treadmills you'll find on the market. The machines that we expect to last appreciably longer will usually run you an extra $500 or more. The quality of parts used compares quite favorably with many of the models that cost a lot more than this one.
The warranty is good on the SportsArt 611, but it's not a strong point, at this price range. Labor is covered for 1 year, electronic parts are covered for 5 years, mechanical parts are covered for 10 years, and the frame and motor are covered for life. It is possible to find this type of coverage on treadmills that cost a little over $1,000, but it's still a decent warranty.