Bremshey Treadline Scout Treadmill Review

The Bremshey Treadline Scout treadmill is the entry level model into the Bremshey range and does offer a lot for the price. The model on review is the brand new 2009 model just out. Yes we know it’s still 2008 but there’s nothing like being ahead of your time!

Bremshey has a good reputation in the market for quality and value for money and the Scout goes along way to justify it.

Its 2.2HP motor seemed to cope very easily with the good sized belt – the Scout’s running deck is wide and quite long meaning most runners would feel comfortable on it.

A big plus was the heart rate control programme which adjusts the running speed according to your pulse, this helps to keep you in that vital fat-burning zone and will get you fit quick!

Until recently this was a feature only found on the higher priced machines, now the Scout and others in this price range boast this function at a great price. The Scout has a built-in chip for use with a chest strap (not included). We recommend you pay for a chest strap (usually around £25) to use with the heart rate programmes as having to keep holding the grips does interrupt your stride.

Maybe it could have had some more programmes, with a total of 7 including 4 pre-set it doesn’t compare with others in the same price bracket such as the Proform 3.8 which has the credible I-Fit software but then it has no heart rate controlled programme.

We liked this machine and felt it offered very good value for money. The deck was very, very comfortable with some pretty advanced cushioning technology and probably one of the best we’ve tried for this price, in fact it felt like models costing twice as much. The frame and deck are well-constructed and it remained stable at top speeds.

Another plus, as with all Bremshey models, is just how easy it is to use. With some other models you need to sit down and read the manual before starting, whereas the Scout is straight forward thanks to a well-laid out console with self-explanatory buttons and controls. The one-touch buttons make it easy to change a programme or ramp up the speed and incline even whilst running at full tilt!

It comes with a very good warranty of 15 years on the frame and 2 years on-site parts and labour on electrical and mechanical components.

Best Price

The Treadline Scout is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

Review Summary - In Brief

The Bremshey Treadline Scout offers very good value for money and has a quality feel under the feet. The controls are easy to operate and it does have enough variation in its programmes to keep you interested, including the heart rate control. The deck is the most comfortable we've tried in this price range and would suit an experienced runner, the novice, the overweight or anyone recovering from an injury. A quality product combined with the good warranty make the Scout easy to recommend in our view.

Treadline Scout Specifications

  • 2.2 horsepower (HP) continuous
  • 0 – 16 km/H speed range (0 – 10 mph)
  • Up to 10% powered incline
  • LED display – see below
  • 7 manual programmes
  • 6 pre-set programmes
  • 1 heart rate control programmes
  • Hand grip heart rate monitor
  • Wireless pulse rate compatible – chest strap optional
  • Large 52 x 149 cm walking/running surface
  • Cushioned deck to reduce impact
  • Foldable for easy storage
  • Maximum user weight 135kg (300 lbs)

Dimensions:

  • (L) 194 x (W) 85 x (H) 135 cm floor
  • (L) 78 x (W) 85 x (H) 186 cm folded
  • 97 kg machine weight

Treadline Scout - Console / Display Unit

Bremshey Treadline Scout Console

Treadline Scout - User Reviews

The Pros

  • Very easy to install and use
  • Good size running deck.
  • Extremely comfortable to run on.
  • The heart rate controlled programme.
  • Good motor - seems up to the job.
  • Excellent value for money.

The Cons

  • A few more programmes would have been the icing on the cake.
  • With a good motor the 10mph top speed seems a bit slow - although 10mph is more than enough for most runners
Treadline Scout Reviewer Ratings

Power - 8
Appearance - 8
Running Area - 8.5
Comfort - 9
Reliability - 8
Noise - 8
Ease Of Use - 7
Controls - 8
Warranty - 8.5
Value for Money - 7
Best Price

The Treadline Scout is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

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