Tunturi T80 Endurance Treadmill Review

Tunturi-T80-TreadmillPrice: £1,990
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Overall Rating: 4.5
Build Quality: 3
Ease of use: 3.5
Console Features: 4
Value for Money: 5

The T80 Endurance folding treadmill is the flagship model from Tunturi’s product range.  Widely touted as one of their best ever treadmills, it really is a fantastic machine. Powered by a 3.5HP continuous duty motor, speed of 14 mph are easily achieved without excessive noise and changes in both speed and elevation feel smooth and responsive.

A large running deck (52cm wide x 152cm long) will provide ample space for any size individual and will ensure users feel safe and secure even when they are running at high speeds. Tunturi’s trade marked T-Flex shock absorption system provides good levels of cushioning for joint protection and the welcome addition of an orthopaedic belt really lessens the impact and makes for a quieter running experience.

As one of the few truly prestige treadmills to offer a folding mechanism, the T80 stores easily with a hydraulic assist reducing a large footprint of 210cm long x 91cm wide to a far more space conscious 114cm length.

There is also a safe double locking system which immobilises the belt for a child friendly environment. The large sturdy steel frame will handle weight up to 150kg and the low instep frame helps to keep everything incredibly stable so regardless of your running style, size or stature you always feel secure.  Classed as a light commercial product, the T80 can be used in a small corporate gym or personal training studio where the amount of use would naturally be more excessive, with no issues whatsoever.

Tunturi-T80-Treadmill-ConsoleTunturi back this up with a 1 year parts and labour warranty subject to a 5 hours per day maximum use. Hand built in Europe, the quality really shines through and if used in a domestic residence, Tunturi are happy to provide a 3 year parts and labour warranty with 20 years on both the frame and motor. The console is feature packed from a programming perspective, including 35 programs and upto 4 user profiles.

The control keys are large and easy to reach with the combined LCD/LED profile display and scrolling info bar providing feedback and an intuitive control system.  All the program variations are fully scaleable which means there are an almost infinite number of workout combinations and accurate heart rate control programs are included using the hand pulse grips or via an optional wireless chest strap.  Designed with hardcore runners in mind, Tunturi’s patented Positional Speed Control (PSC) is perhaps the pinnacle of this treadmill’s sophistication.  When runners are wearing a Polar T31 chest strap, the speed can be controlled simply by the user speeding up or slowing down, providing the ultimate hands free speed control system.


  • Quiet, powerful, responsive motor
  • Innovative console including PSC and many different workouts
  • Great impact reduction system
  • Great built quality and the bonus of a folding capability


  • 12% incline less than non folding alternatives capable of 15%
  • No entertainment features on the console

In summary then, if you are in the market for a high end, quality home use treadmill or even looking for a light commercial machine which folds then the T80 does it all.  Serious runners will love the variation in workouts and the durability.  This is a lot of treadmill for the money and warrants serious consideration when compared to similar priced alternatives.

Price: £1,990
Buy From: Fitness Superstore

Tunturi T40 Treadmill Review

Tunturi-T40-TreadmillPrice: £1,299
Buy From: Fitness Superstore

Overall Rating: 4
Build Quality: 4
Ease of use: 3
Console Features: 5
Comfort: 4
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.

Tunturi-T40-Treadmill-ConsoleA 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