I love walking, especially out doors, but there are times in winter when it's just too darn cold. So, recently I bought the Sportcraft TX 5.0 RC Treadmill. Here's my review and why I'm glad I bought it.
It's great that I can now enjoy a good walk workout in the comfort of my own home and the features of the Sportcraft TX5 treadmill are really good. I talk about the best ones below.
Out of all the features of the Sportcraft treadmill, the best one is that it can easily go from its horizontal walking position to a vertical position so I can easily store it: I live in a small town house so space is an issue for me. Mind you, the Sportcraft machine does look quite stylish so leaving it set up and on display will not embarrass a style-conscious person.
The display panel that comes with the Sportcraft TX5 is fantastic as it gives me lots of information. Not only does it show the miles and steps I've walked; it also shows the calories, heart rate, time and speed. There's a quick mode button that lets me change the speed as well; It's real easy, you just use the "+" or "-" signs to slowly increase or decrease speed in increments of one tenth of a mile.
Although it is a cheap machine, I've found I can also use it for running, though I have to admit I do not run on it all that much. When I do run, I find the remote control to be very useful as it allows me to easily change speed without touching the display panel.
I'm a bit of a safety nut and one reason I put off buying a treadmill was because I was afraid I'd fall off – I had visions of my legs and arms being mangled. But, the Sportcraft TX5.0 RC has banished those fears. It comes with a safety cord that attaches to you and a sensor on the panel so if you should fall or slip, and the cord is not connected to the sensor, it stops automatically.
What I liked, and my husband loved, was the low price of the machine at just under $ 250. My husband found setting up the Sportcraft treadmill a breeze. The manual that came with it was easy to follow.
If you are looking for a treadmill, I would highly recommend the Sportcraft TX5.0 RC Treadmill. My husband does not use it because he's an ardent runner; it is not really suitable if you take running seriously. But, for walkers like my self I think it works just great.
My review of the Sportcraft treadmill is a little short; I've just mentioned the things I liked most about it. The display console of the machine is just about right, the remote control makes operating the treadmill easy and I really like the safety cord. To date, I've had hassle free walking on this machine and am getting the workout I need.