A mid-ranged treadmill costing around the £500 mark, the V Fit folding power treadmill offers solid characteristics of a good home treadmill. However, it has to be said that other treadmills in the V Fit range of around this price do provide slightly better speed and incline functions.
The top speed of this particular model is 10km/h, which is sufficient for a lot of us but the more advanced runners may need to pay a little more and go for a higher specification treadmill that go up to speeds of 18km/h. This being said, 10km/h is still a decent speed and most of us will not need more than time, especially if you are going for a more sustained workout rather than quick high intensity pulses. The V Fit TR1-12 has a peak incline of 8%, again lower than higher spec models, but still a solid slope which is good for power walks or steady runs.
The ability to fold a home treadmill is essential, and is a defining feature of the TR1-12. The running deck folds to an upright position and with the transport wheels makes for easy storage. Another important feature of this treadmill is the auto-stop safety key, which immediately stops the treadmill running belt when something goes wrong, such as a fall or you start to feel faint. This safety feature meets the very latest British Safety Standards and regulations.
V-fit TR1-12 Folding Power Treadmill main features summary
• 500w motor.
• Top speed of 10.0km/h.
• Peak incline of 6%.
• Fully folding running deck.
• Easy transport wheel.
• 6-function LCD exercise display: calorie burns, distance travelled, hand pulse heart rate readings, scan, speed, and workout time.
• 7 pre-set speed programs.