Gold’s Gym Trainer 720 Treadmill Review

The Gold’s Gym 720 Treadmill is an extremely solid choice for those looking for a mid-range treadmill around the $500 price point. It includes many of the features of high end treadmills, including a large digital console with a bevy of statistics and preset workouts, a shock absorption system, a workout fan, adjustable incline, and a port for mp3 players.

The Gold’s Gym Treadmill is a poor choice for someone looking for a light, space saving treadmill as it weighs a considerable 200 pounds and doesn’t fold up for easy storage. It is a perfect choice for dedicated runners looking for an affordable, sturdy, and feature rich treadmill that can stand up to heavy use. It also has a higher weight limit than many of the budget treadmills.

Product Specifications

  • Treadmill Dimensions:  65 x 28 x 12 inches
  • Belt Width: 20 inches
  • Treadmill Weight: 119 pounds
  • Weight Limit: 300 pounds
  • Voltage: 110 V
  • Max Pace: 10 MPH

Pros

Good for heavy running – Unlike many of the budget treadmills which are small, light, and can breakdown after a year or two of heavy use, the Gold’s Gym 720 is ideal for the frequent runner. The engine itself is a G-force 2 commercial rotor and comes with a 25 year warranty. The frame itself has a lifetime warranty, and there is a 1 year warranty on the other parts. (These can be replaced if necessary.)

Shock absorption system – The airstride cushioning system included in the Gold’s Gym 720 reduces the impact your footsteps will have on the internals, and make using this treadmill easier on the joints.

Feature rich – The Gold’s Gym 720 has a wide range of features including adjustable incline up to 10 degrees, a wide and useful LED display with statistics reporting and a heart rate monitor, as well as 18 different workout applications. Also included is a cooling fan to keep the sweat to a minimum during long runs.

Included headphone jack – An included headphone jack makes listening to music on the Gold’s Gym 720 far more convenient than it is with models than don’t include this feature. Simply plug in your ipod to the headphone jack and your music will play out of the treadmill’s built in speakers.

High weight limit – Unlike many cheaper models which have max weight limits of 200 – 250 pounds, the Gold’s Gym Treadmill has a max weight of 300. This makes it possible for those on the heavier side to use it safely, as well as reducing the wear and tear that lighter runners will exert during regular use.

Cons

Takes up some space – Unlike the cheaper budget treadmills, the Gold’s Gym 720 is not ideal for those who have little space to work with. While the base itself will fit through a standard doorframe, after assembly the console and legs will make it too wide and will need to be removed in order to transport it easily.

Lengthy assembling process – While assembling the Gold’s Gym 720 treadmill is straight forward, it is more time consuming than with smaller models. Most customers take between 1-2 hours to fully assemble it, and due to its weight this process is best done with two people.

Beware arc fault outlets – The most common customer complaint on this model is that when used in newer homes with arc fault outlets it can sometimes cause tripped breakers. Using a surge protector can help, but doesn’t always stop the issue.

Final Verdict

The Gold’s Gym 720 is a very sturdy mid-range treadmill that is rich in features and is ideal for heavy use. It is a good value at its price point, and is a good choice for daily runners that want something a step above the cheaper budget treadmills without having to shell out thousands of dollars. We give the Gold’s Gym 720 5/5 stars.

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