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Vision TF40 Touch Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

Touchscreen makes for nearly a $4500 foldup. Great foldup with a crazy-high price tag.

Vision TF40 Touch Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$4399

Walking Area:

8.5

Power:

7

Cushioning:

6.9

Reliability:

7.2

Noise Level:

6.6

Quality:

7.2

Value:

3.5

Warranty:

9.1

Overall Rating: 6.83

The most expensive foldup that Vision has ever made. Wonder if we can get Lifefitness to make a foldup of their club model to compete with Vision.

The Vision TF40 Touch is the most expensive fold-up treadmill you are going to find. It is essentially the TF40 Classic with significantly more programming options and a touchscreen. At $4,399, it costs $1,400 more. You can also opt for the TF40 Elegant, which has more programming options than the Classic but less than the Touch, for $3,599. The Elegant does not come with the touchscreen, however.

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 without altering their stride.

An uncompetitive motor powers this machine. There are a few models that sell for $2,000 that have similar power producing capabilities. Still, speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.

A cushioning system that is disappointing in this price range comes on this model. Ultra Zone cushioning is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. Proform has a few sub-$1,000 treadmills that offer similarly forgiving and durable running surfaces.

As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is okay. You can, however, find several treadmills in this price range that have an even longer life expectancies. The quality of parts used is also nice but unspectacular at this high of a cost.

The warranty on the Vision TF40 Touch is great. Labor is covered for 2 years; parts are covered for 7 years; and the motor, frame, and cushioning are covered for life. This is the kind of coverage you hope for when you're asked to make such a large investment in your treadmill.

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