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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 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.
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