Our top choices of the best treadmills for 2018, based on price, durability, features and consumer feedbacks.
Manual walking treadmills are simple "machines". They are mostly used for walking. However, there are some high-end motorized walking machines, that can be also used for light jogging. Manual treadmills have several advantages in comparison to motorized treadmills, but they also have some drawbacks. The main reason why people are looking to buy manual treadmills is because these machines are very cheap. It sounds unbelievable that you can buy a manual treadmill for $100. That is the price for brand new Weslo manual treadmill. If you are using your machine only for walking or light jogging, you have no reason to spend a few hundred dollars more for features that you will never use. On the other hand, if you've decided not to pay mentioned few hundreds more, therefore you wouldn't get any of comfortable features that you may wish to have in a future. For example, if you want to change incline level of your manual treadmill, you may have to get off and adjust the incline manually.
According to our survey, one of the main reasons why people are looking for manual treadmills is the machines' cheapness. It sounds unbelievable that you can buy a treadmill for $100 - $200. Yes, it is a price if a brand new Weslo manual treadmill. If you will use your machine only for walking, there is no reason to spend a few hundred dollars more for features that you will never use. On the other hand, you wouldn't have any of high-end features that you may wish to have in a future. For example, if you want to change incline level on a cheap model, you have to stop walking and adjust incline level manually. It's only a matter of time when it would bother you.
However, there are high-grade treadmills designed for walking, with a built engine of course. Currently, the best one on the market is the TreadClimber TC100 by Bowflex. It is not a cheap machine, but it is not an ordinary treadmill you’d find on Walmart. It features 3 fitness machines in 1: a treadmill, a stair climber, and an elliptical trainer. Given that you'll get 3 cardio machines in one single compact package, its price of around $2000 doesn't seem to high. For more info, read the TreadClimber reviews.
A golden middle and maybe the best solution for walkers comes from Yowza Fitness. Their model Lido is perfect for walkers.