The 8 smart treadmills you should buy this year

Planning to upgrade your home gym setup? Today's digest highlights some of the best smart treadmills you can bring home this year. With touchscreen panels and smart designs, these treadmills not only help you stay in shape but also guide you toward a healthy lifestyle.

The 8 smart treadmills you should buy this year
Bowflex Treadmill 22 in-home treadmill design

Working out at home can get monotonous. But it won’t be if you have the best fitness gear by your side. While smart fitness gadgets abound, today’s roundup focuses on that one piece of gym equipment we all want: a treadmill. 

Related: The ultimate fitness app guide you need for your smart home gym

And modern treadmills are pretty impressive. They have touchscreen panels, smartphone connectivity, and so much more. So here are eight smart treadmills that will make your fitness journey at home more interactive and fun.

Peloton Tread Running Machine

Running meets strength training with the Peloton Tread Running Machine. Available in two models, the Tread and Tread+, they each have slightly different features. The Tread has a classic running belt with 59 inches of running space, while the Tread+ has a shock-absorbing belt that’s 67-inches long. Both have an HD touchscreen and give you access to thousands of Peloton classes, including strength, yoga, and more.

NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill

On the NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill, the on-demand trainers can actually control your speed, incline, and decline while you run. And the immersive experience doesn’t end there. This smart treadmill can take you around the world with a single touch for yoga, running, and strength training workouts. It’s the ultimate way to change up your routine.

NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill in a video

Echelon Stride Auto-Fold Connected Treadmill

If you’re looking for a great treadmill that’s on the affordable side, go for the Echelon Stride Auto-Fold Connected Treadmill. It connects to your mobile device so you can stream live and on-demand running and walking classes with a subscription. And, if you’re not keen on having a treadmill in your bedroom or living room, this one folds for compact storage.

Echelon Stride Treadmill
Echelon Stride auto-fold connected treadmill in a living room

Bowflex Treadmill 22 In-Home Treadmill

Another of our favorite smart treadmills is the Bowflex Treadmill 22 In-Home Treadmill. It comes with an excellent incline that can go from -5% all the way up to 20%. So you can really replicate the hills you run outdoors. Luckily, there’s an extended handlebar grip to make that easier. Best of all, the SoftDrop folding system lets you easily pack up this treadmill and put it away.

Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill

The Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill is the smart treadmill to get if you like a quick setup and easy-to-use controls. In fact, you can have this treadmill up and running in 30 minutes or less. Bluetooth speakers and a handy device holder make it simple to work out with your favorite music, fitness classes, and entertainment. And this treadmill’s also quiet with a 2.5 CHP motor that recalibrates with every footfall.

Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill in a video

ProForm Pro 2000 Smart Treadmill

Do you want a personal trainer for your running routine? The ProForm Pro 2000 Smart Treadmill provides that with in-home, trainer-led studio sessions through iFit. It lets you stream a variety of studio and outdoor classes. And the trainers automatically control your treadmill’s speed, incline, and decline for a hands-free workout.

ProForm Pro 2000 smart treadmill in use

InMovement Unsit Treadmill Desk

Have you ever wished you could attach a treadmill under your desk so you could get a walk in while you work at the computer? Then the InMovement Unsit Treadmill Desk is your dream come true. This treadmill is a walking pad with a standing desk, so you can stay active even while you work. What’s more, it’s super quiet so you won’t disturb your coworkers.

InMovement Unsit Desk Treadmill
InMovement Unsit Desk Treadmill in an office

NordicTrack X32i Smart HD Touchscreen Treadmill

The NordicTrack X32i Smart HD Touchscreen Treadmill is one of the best ways to replace your gym workout at home. It combines an interactive training touchscreen with classes. So, even if your treadmill isn’t in the prettiest location, your trainer can take you on a run through the forest or on a beach. And, with a library of over 16,000 workouts, you’ll never get bored.

One thing’s for sure: with these smart treadmills, it’s easier and more enjoyable than ever to run or walk indoors. Which of these treadmills do you want to add to your home gym in 2021? Let us know in the comment section.

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