Xterra TR6.3 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The only shortcoming of this model is the short warranty compared to others in this price range.
When you start to get to the $1,200 price point, the field gets crowded quickly but this one is worth considering.
The Xterra TR6.3 is a good option at $1,199. There is a lot of competition among the various treadmills in this price range, but this model holds its own. The biggest drawback is that the warranty that comes with this machine doesn't provide the coverage that other treadmills at this price point have.
The walking area is a good size. The belt measures in at 20" x 58". This is a solid 2" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills, but it should still provide plenty of room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.
A nice motor powers this machine. It's rare to find a treadmill with greater power producing capabilities in this price range. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.
A good cushioning system is used on this model. Cushioned deck technology is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. You'll have to pay a couple hundred dollars more to get a treadmill with a marginally more forgiving or durable running surface.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine does pretty well. There aren't many treadmills in this price range that have a longer life expectancy, but if you're willing to spend a few hundred dollars more, you'll starting seeing models that are significantly more durable. The quality of parts used is also nice considering the cost.
The warranty on the Xterra TR6.3 is disappointing. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year, the deck is covered for 3 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. Many of the treadmills that sell for less than $1,000 offer better coverage than this one does.