Brands Reviewed: Epic, Fuel, HealthRider, Horizon, Livestrong, Nautilus, NordicTrack, PaceMaster, Precor, ProForm, Reebok, Schwinn, Smooth, Sole, Spirit Fitness, SportsArt, True, Vision, Yowza
RealTreadmillReviews.com is anything but “real” when it comes to their so called reviews. The majority of their reviews simply list the specs and features of the treadmill with no real opinions on the treadmills themselves. This site does have a few pros and cons, yet they are an affiliate site and you can clearly see this when it comes to their reviews.
When you are looking to buy a treadmill, searching through thousands of review sites such as this one you want a site that is going to give you honest opinions helping you to match the perfect treadmill with your needs. RealTreamillReviews.com won’t do that for you. They’ll simply give you information on specs and features of the treadmill, yet that the manufactures site alone could do this. You want a review site that is going to give you honest opinions on the treadmills for the consumers benefit, along with the features it includes, not simply trying to get you to purchase any treadmill off their site for their benefit.
One thing I do really like about this site is the treadmill search feature. You are able to pick from features such as: Manufacturer(brands), Price Range, Motor Size, Folding or Non-Folding, Belt Width and Length, Max Speed, Max Incline, Max User Weight, as well as if it comes equipped with a built-in fan, built-in TV, speakers, chest strap and heart rate control. You basically tell them exactly what you are looking for in every detail and they’ll find the model for you, or so that was the plan.
The idea behind this is a great one, yet their follow through was not so impressive. I tried searching for a NordicTrack folding treadmill ranging from the price of $700-$3000 and they only pulled up two treadmills. I find it hard to believe NordicTrack has only two folding treadmills models ranging in that big of price range. In fact, after going to Nordic Track’s site I found at least six treadmills in this price range that fold.
This showed to be a big downfall to the site that there were limited up-to-date treadmills listed on their site. Although they do review popular brands on the market these days, such as Nordic Track, ProForm and Horizon; yet they have no reviews for any treadmills made after 2010. This can be a major problem for anyone looking for a newer model made within the last two years.
Although RealTreadmillReviews.com had some good ideas and their layout was eye catching, they just did not seem to follow through with their plan. They need to add more personal touches to their reviews and give more opinions, instead of simple facts on the treadmills features. If they did this and picked up where they left off, starting to review newer models they would not be such a bad site.