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Xterra TRX3500 Treadmill Review

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How long will the Xterra TRX3500 last?

The Xterra TRX3500 is a folding treadmill that has a weight of 213 lbs. and a 350 lbs. max user capacity. It is made of corrosion resistant, heavy-duty steel and has a lifetime frame and motor warranty, 2 years deck and parts warranty, and a 1-year labor warranty. A casual stroller to a moderate power walker will be able to get a few years out of this machine with regular maintenance. Treadmill longevity relies heavily on clean workout areas, use only treadmill dedicated tennis shoes, and regular lubing. It has quite a footprint, even folded, so be sure and space accordingly as it will not be easy to move once assembled.

Brief Overview

The TRX3500 is a step-up offering in the Xterra Performance Series and comes with Bluetooth technology which is one of the upgraded features that helps make this treadmill a formidable competitor in the under $1000 price range. For those within this budget range, this is a notable at home starting treadmill that supports many levels of users.

Overall Quality

The Xterra TRX3500 is an exceptional machine that comes at an affordable price and has several features needed to give you a great workout. This treadmill has a foldable design, so it can be stored easily. The 3.0 HP motor provides good power for casually strolling or powerwalking at up to 12 miles per hour. Equally important and likewise conveniently located, the speed and incline controls are on the handlebars along with hand pulse sensors to keep up with your heartrate. The Xterra TRX3500 treadmill has 20" x 60" running surface to allow room for your determined walking strides. The 2 ply, 1.6 mm belt provides a good cushion for your feet while also being able to stand up to light to moderate use. The TRX3500 comes with an 18mm running deck thickness with additional cushioning, so it is comfortable as you pace your way to health. It also has an electronic incline from 0-12% to add variety and challenge to your workout. The Xterra TRX3500 offers a 6.5” display and 30 built in programs. Other similar features carried by most treadmills include an audio jack, built in speakers, cooling fan, accessory tray, and cup holder. Honestly though, some treadmills in this price range do not offer fans, so it pays to check features before purchasing as the fan would make or break the camel’s back if it comes to someone who needs a constant air flow to workout comfortably.

Things we like

  • 30 built in programs
  • lifetime frame and motor warranty

Things we dislike

  • X
    smaller display screen


Power Source 110V Cord/Outlet
Motor 3.0 HP
Speed Range 0.5 to 12 mph
Incline 12 Levels of Electronic
Display 6.5 LCD Blue/Backlit
Display Size 5.4" x 3.4" (6.5" diag.)
Belt 2 ply, 1.6 mm
Step-Up Height 5.8"
Running Surface 20" x 60"
Running Deck Thickness 18 mm
Feedback Program Profile, Time, Speed, Pace, Distance, Calories, Incline, and Pulse
Programs 30 Preset, 2 Custom, 1 Heart Rate Control
Direct Speed Buttons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 mph
Direct Incline Buttons 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 Incline
Number of Custom Programs 2
Heart Rate Monitor Yes
Number of Preprogrammed Workouts 30
Workout Fan Yes
Set-Up Dimensions 77.2" L x 35.5" W x 56.1" H
Folded Dimensions 51.2" L x 35.5" W x 65.8" H
Weight 213.9 lb
Max User Weight Capacity 350 lb


Lifetime Frame Lifetime Motor 2 Years Deck 2 Years Parts 1 Year In-Home Labor


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There are many treadmills to choose from when looking for the right machine at a reasonable price and it is hard to find the perfect budget-friendly treadmill. The Xterra TRX3500 is one such entry-level option with plenty of features and benefits that will appeal specifically to those fitness enthusiasts who want to powerwalk their way to glory. Yet, if your budget allows greater flexibility, you can look just a level higher in the TRX4500 for even more upgraded features that might prove more appealing to the discerning purchaser.