MaxKare Electric 2.5HP Folding Treadmill Reviewed

A treadmill is one of the most desired piece of equipment for a home gym, there's no doubt about that. That’s why I’ve decided to focus on this particular piece of equipment at the moment. The one that caught my attention recently is the MaxKare treadmill 2.5HP power.

The MaxKare brand is one of the leaders among home-gym fitness equipment manufacturers and they focus mainly on cardio machines, such as exercise bikes, elliptical trainers and treadmills. Besides fitness gear they make, well, practically everything, from digital scales to heated mattresses.

So let’s jump right in.

Product Specifications

Assembled Dimensions (LxWxH)

51.8” x 28” x 44.8"

Motor Size

2.5 HP

Running Belt Width

17"

Max User Capacity

220 lbs.

Speed Range/Incline %

0.5 - 8.5 mph\
1-3 degrees of manual incline

No. Of Programs

15 Pre Set

Warranty

lifetime frame, 1 year motor and 90 days parts 

The machine is ergonomically designed and will fit people from 4.6ft to 6.2ft in height. The steel frame supports relatively large panel and LCD display with 15 pre-set programs that are at your disposal. The LCD display provides you with data such as time, speed, distance, calories burned and thanks to the hand-pulse monitor, heart rate as well.

Thanks to the 2.5HP pure-copper monitor, you can enjoy your run from 0.5 to 8.5MPH (0.8 – 13.6 km/h). Thanks to the 17-inch wide multi-layer tread belt and anti-shop system, the treadmills can support up to 220 lbs of weight.

The treadmill is also foldable, so you can easily store it. The assembled dimensions are 53.39” x 26.18” x 45.95”, while the folded dimensions are 28.47” x 26.18” x 46.42. Total weight is 91 lbs. Overall, its a great piece of gym equipment and you'll see the benefits of your morning or evening running routine.

Feature Summary:
  • Steel frame
  • 6ft to 6.2ft supported height range
  • LCD display with 15 pre-set programs
  • Heart rate monitor
  • 5HP pure-copper motor
  • 5 to 8.5MPH available speed
  • 220 lbs maximum weight support
  • Anti-shock system
  • Foldable
  • Assembled dimensions of 53.39” x 26.18” x 45.95”
MaxKare Treadmill 2.5HP

Is It Running Already? Wait, that Quiet?

The assembly of the MaxKare treadmill 2.5HP is quite easy. It shouldn’t take more than one hour to put together, by one person. Although it never hurts to have buddy near to help you out.

The frame itself is quite sturdy, so no problem there. One important thing you’ll note right from the start is how quiet the machine actually is. Your own steps will be much louder than the 2.5HP motor itself. Big plus for MaxKare here.

Honestly, I’m not sure about the 220 lbs of weight, I would top it max to 200 lbs, but maybe I’m wrong. The panel itself with LCD is big enough and it provides all the mandatory data. There is also a phone and cup holder mounted in the panel. The 15 pre-set programs will definitely save you some time, especially if you are a beginner.

The anti-shock system works great, no matter how hard you step on the belt (but I wouldn’t suggest jumping up and down on it, lol).

The fact that is it foldable is also plus, especially you need to temporarily remove it from time to time or if you're after a treadmill for an apartment. One thing to note here is that it does not have front transportation wheels, so be careful to not scratch your floor.


Pros & Cons

As with basically every electric fitness product, this one has its pros and cons alike.

Pros

  • Very quiet
  • Sturdy
  • Small and compact in design
  • Foldable
  • Bottle and phone holders included
  • Good looking design
  • Good customer service

Cons

  • No transportation wheels
  • Signs of wearing can be seen in a short time

Conclusion

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My rating: 4.5 Star Rating 4.5 / 5

If you are under 220 lbs (I’d say 200) and also under 6.2ft, then this is definitely a treadmill to consider. MaxKare Treadmill 2.5HP is one of the best affordable treadmills for a home gym on the market. If you do not mind seeing a scratch from time to time and the absence of transportation wheels, then this fella is the one to check.