Buy From: Fitness Superstore
Overall Rating: 4
Build Quality: 4
Ease of use: 3
Console Features: 5
Value for Money: 4
Tunturi Fitness are well known in the industry for producing quality, high performance fitness equipment and the T40 is no exception. Certainly, they are priced towards the upper end of the market however the price would seem to match the features that this treadmill has to offer. A speed range of 0.8km/h to 20km/h will definitely cater for all levels fitness as will the 12% incline on offer.
The 3.0hp continuous duty motor ensures that runs are smooth regardless of the speed the treadmill is running and the power of a Tunturi motor ensures that the treadmill never feels as if it is straining and it also reduces the level of noise quite considerably.
The running deck is quite large, in fact it is oversized in length at 150cm long by 51cm wide so there are no problems for even the tallest and most awkward runners. Despite the extra length in the deck, the T40 folds upright easily and the set of 4 transportation wheels makes manoeuvring the treadmill incredibly easy for anyone to do.
The T-Flex cushioning system also features an orthopedic belt which ensures that impact levels are kept to a minimum. As a Scandanavian company, Tunturi have always made the aesthetic design of their product ranges an important feature resulting in an uncomplicated, but stylish look. Previous models were criticised on occasion for outdated console displays but the T40 certainly doesn’t suffer in that department.
A large straight forward LED display clearly shows you a profile of the program whilst the window displays surrounding offer up the basic feedback information covering time, speed, distance, calories and heart rate. It is here that the sophistication of the console really starts to shine through.
The T40 contains the patented proactive program PSC (Positional Speed Control). This intelligent program controls the speed and adjusts the pace when necessary. Walking faster automatically means a higher speed and vice versa.
Proactive, hands free, very comfortable and safe, PSC offers 100% effective training because it reacts proactively to the user. It does this via the supplied wireless heart rate strap. The T-Pulse heart rate control programs are able to adjust both speed and incline to vary the intensity of the workouts which is in itself unusual and not something found on the majority of treadmills. T-Scale enables users to choose and adjust the level of intensity during a program without interruption at the touch of a button resulting in infinite profile variations.
There are no compromises with the all round build quality of the T40 either, with a 15 year frame and motor warranty and 3 years parts and labour also provided as standard. Tunturi also include a delivery and installation service with all their machines using their own teams of qualified technicians.
- Really well made with a great warranty.
- Innovative proactive user programs.
- Comfortable, cushioned running deck.
- Maximum user weight is only 21 stone which is a little light for a machine in the price point compared to alternative products and there are no entertainment features.
In summary then, the T40 may lack some of the bells and whistles of other treadmills in its class but it certainly delivers on build quality and intelligent, interactive features.
Best Price: £1,299
Buy From: Fitness Superstore