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Reebok GT40s Treadmill – REVIEW

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Reebok GT40s Treadmill – REVIEW

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Reebok have produced once again a gym quality treadmill for a fraction of the price. But how does it compare to the Reebok GT30?

It does have many pros and cons and our full review can be found below.

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Overview

A brilliant treadmill for a smooth, effortless running experience. I noticed the quality straightaway in comparison to cheaper machines- this one has the stability, sturdiness and is robust. The cushioned extra width runway feels as though you are running on air and the noise and vibration of the machine is minimal.

Guaranteed Cheapest Reebok GT40s Price

Item Country Original Price Discounted Price
Reebok GT40s uk-48 WAS £599 CLICK HERE
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Initial cost

I was lucky enough to pick up the Reebok GT40s at half price from my local fitness supplier. This can sometimes be higher than the price you would find from a national store or online but I still thought it was a good deal.

Delivery and setup

As this is a gym quality machine it is therefore not lightweight and so two people are needed to carry out the delivery and especially the placement of the machine. The machine weighs in at 75kgs and the delivery drivers were good enough to place the machine in the actual area where it needed to be.

Having decided where to place the treadmill it was relatively easy to put together in about 40 mins- top tip, tighten the screws only after placing them all where required. The manual is illustration only but further help is on-line if required.

Features

The large 7inch LED display is clear and easy to use and includes all the normal expected functions of time, speed, calories, distance and pulse. The treadmill is multi-speed with a choice of pre-set programmes or you can create your own manually for a custom-fit workout.

The incline setting can also be adjusted to get that body really working and at the same time monitor your heart rate. The hand grip pulse sensors are comfortable to use and the incline can be manually controlled by the keypad buttons so if now and again you need that extra push to a new limit you are in control.

While you’re busy working that body there is integrated MP3 connectivity and speakers for you to hit the beat while your fitness hits new heights and a socket for your iPhone which is handy. A water bottle holder is at hand and storage for your smartphone or tablet.

I have already mentioned it’s like running on air- the running area is 130CMS x 43CMS and the soft running deck helps to cushion the blow to your joints and you can build your speed to 9.9 mph. The reactive surface helps to absorb impact and helps propel your feet forward for a smooth running motion. The machine has a digital drive 2hp motor for a good running mileage.

The noise is of a similar level to other Reebok treadmills including the GT30, all of which are to a good standard. Home specific treadmills have certainly come a long way in the last 5 years with near silent operation when in use.

Additional features included in the GT40s

The fantastic 40 workout programmes will ensure you won’t lose your motivation or your drive which will help you to reach your goals!! I can only admit to having tried one or two but they give you a nice boost as you work your way up to some more of the high intensity settings. With the GT40s a handy program guide is located next to the LCD display giving you a good idea of what to expect from each one.

The treadmill has a soft drop folding function to save space whilst not in use for your safety and has transportation wheels for manoeuvrability. Maximum user weight 110 kgs or 17st 5lb.

One of the downsides of the GT40s is that if the treadmill is not on offer then it is classed as a high budget treadmill. When compared to other similar machines it may not be so much of a good deal so make sure you shop around or read our best buys of the month.

Reebok GT30 vs GT40s

Firstly there is the obvious price difference, at the time of writing they were both on special offer and the GT30 was more than half the price of the GT40s. There is the major difference of the running surface between the two. Gym users are used to a typically larger running track and although the GT30 is adequate, the GT40s boasts a much larger available surface.

There are also some minor details including a slightly better cushion system to the GT40s (very subtle) and that the GT40s has two drinks bottle holders which the GT30 is lacking.

Pros

  • A very sturdy, solid machine
  • Generous size running area
  • As good as a typical gym treadmill
  • Plenty of programmes for a fantastic workout
  • Soft drop folding function for storage
  • Safety key on lanyard

Cons

  • Speakers a bit on the quiet side
  • Manual has illustration setup only-no text
  • Hand rails difficult if you are short in height
  • A very heavy machine, not easily moved

Final word

An excellent value for money machine compared with cheaper models as it has all the ‘bells and whistles’ for a dream workout. No need to leave your home for a workout or rack up costly gym bills and above all you work out when you want to not when opening times of the gym dictates which is a bonus.

Reebok One Series GT40s Price Comparison

Item Country Original Price Discounted Price
Reebok GT40s uk-48 WAS £1099 CLICK HERE
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Specifications

Model number – RVON-10121
Top speed 16kph
12 Different levels of incline
40 various user programs
LED display showing: time, speed, distance, calories burnt
2hp motor output
Maximum weight 110kg
Folds away for storage
Hand grip heart rate monitor
Mains powered
Running surface L130cm W42cm
Auto stop safety feature

Product details

Size complete – H133cm, W85cm, D168cm
Size folded – H145cm, W85cm, D105cm
Mounted on wheels
Manufacturer’s 2 year guarantee

Notes

GymTechReview are not paid to write any of the reviews contained on this domain. We can also not guarantee the accuracy or content written above. Manufacturers can change the specification or vary design depending on time and location. Please check with your supplier prior to purchase for any specific details.

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