Vision T40 Touch Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Nice touch screen but you can get a pretty good touchscreen on a $1500 Icon model.
This is a high quality treadmill but the pricing is a bit rich for our tastes.
The Vision T40 Touch is overpriced at $4,299. It has quality components and a nice touch screen, but there's really not much about this treadmill that justifies paying more than $4,000 for it. If you don't mind losing the screen and the extra programming options, you can get the T40 Classic for only $2,899.
The walking area is a good size. The belt measures in at 20" x 60", which has become the standard size walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. This should provide plenty of room for larger users to run on comfortably.
A nice motor powers this machine. It's not very impressive at this price range, however. You can find treadmills that sell for $3,000 less that offer comparable power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.
A cushioning system that is relatively ineffective considering the cost comes on this model. Ultra Zone cushioning is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. Some of the treadmills that sell for less than $1,000 offer a more forgiving and durable running surface.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is okay. It's pretty durable, but the life expectancy of a treadmill that costs more than $4,000 should really be much higher than this. The quality of parts used is also good, but you have to pay way too much for it.
The warranty on the Vision T40 Touch is its bright spot. Labor is covered for 2 years; parts are covered for 7 years; and the frame, motor, and cushioning are covered for life. When you're asked to pay this kind of money for a treadmill, this is the type of coverage you should expect.