SportsArt 631 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
True's ES series is the most refined home machine and many commercial models make more sense. For a few hundred more you can get a club Star Trac for the home.
Good machine with a ridiculous price. They make Landice's list prices look like a bargain!
The SportsArt T631 is certainly a quality treadmill. At $5,299, the price is very high. It would take a massive discount for us to suggest considering this machine. You'd be better off in True's ES series or ponying up a few hundred dollars more for one of Star Trac's club models.
The walking area is quite large. The belt measures in at 22" x 61", which is 2" wider and 1" longer than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. Larger users, as well as those who plan on using this model at full speed, will find the extra room to be a welcomed feature.
An impressive motor powers this machine. There are very treadmills that we reviewed that have more power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.
A disappointing cushioning system comes on this model. MyFlex cushioning is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. You can spends thousands of dollars less on a treadmill that has a more forgiving and durable running surface.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is great. There are several treadmills selling for more than $6,000 that have a shorter life expectancy. The quality of parts used is also very good, even at this high of a price.
The warranty on the SportsArt T631 is good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 10 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. Aside from the lack of labor coverage, there is nothing to complain about with this warranty.