Vision T80 Classic Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Vision's heavy commercial for the home model comes with a heavy price tag.
Big treadmill with a big price tag. If you have $4600 to spend on a treadmill I would look at what Lifefitness, Precor, and True have to offer.
The Vision T80 Classic is a quality treadmill. At $4,599, it's got a price tag that's hard to ignore. While this treadmill is worth a lot, you can find much better options at this price. Also, the separation between models that cost between $3,000-$4,000 and those that cost $4,000-$5,000 often don't warrant the price difference.
The walking area is quite large. The belt measures in at 22" x 60", which is 2" wider than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. Users with a wider stance that are used to the standard sized walking belts may find this model to be more accommodating.
A motor that doesn't stack up well in this price range powers this machine. You can find treadmills with greater power producing capabilities that sell for less than $2,000. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.
A cushioning system that is lacking comes on this model. Ultra Zone cushioning is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. You expect to see treadmills that sell for $3,000 less than this one to have a running surface that is this forgiving and durable.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine doesn't stand up to its high cost. You can find models that sell for slightly more than $2,000 that have a longer life expectancy than this model does. The quality of parts used is also lower than you'd expect considering the investment Vision asks you to make.
The warranty on the Vision T80 Classic is great. Labor is covered for 2 years, the parts and motor are covered for 5 years, and the frame is covered for life. This warranty is about the only thing that makes this treadmill look like its worth spending $4,599.