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Kettler Sport Arena Treadmill Review
We have not yet had the opportunity to properly review the Kettler Sport Arena Treadmill, but hope to be able to very soon.
Kettler is a name that has long been associated with quality. The German brand has consistently delivered with their home fitness equipment range for more than 20 years and still going strong. It’s been some time since we reviewed one of their machines so when we heard they’d produced a home treadmill with the type of motor normally reserved for commercial gym machines we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it to put it through its paces.
couple of retailer special offers, rather than a move by Kettler to compromise on their quality and manufacture a ‘cheap’ treadmill.
At the heart of this treadmill is a 1.6 HP continuous duty with a decent peak power of 2.8 HP. It’s a quiet motor and provides ample power to quietly drive the belt all the way up to the treadmill’s maximum speed of 10 mph. The treadmill also offers a 0-10% power incline function.
The running deck on the Kettler Pacer is 45cm wide and 132cm long, which is a little smaller than other ‘full sized’ treadmills. This is due to this treadmill actually being relatively compact in size. We do, however, really like the fact that the running belt is still nice and wide and the length of the deck means that this machine is easily suitable for all runners under 6′ 2″ in height. The deck is well cushioned and treadmill feels solid and stable when being run on. This in no small part due to the machine itself being heavy duty and weight some 90-odd kilos.
The console is quite compact and features very easy to use controls. At it’s center, the console has a clear blue LCD display that provides essential information such as distance covered, speed, pulse rate as well as the programme profile. There are 3 quick speed keys and 3 quick incline keys that enable the speed and incline to be changed with single presses.
Heart rate measurement can be done via the standard pulse grip sensors (not very accurate) or by using an optional chest to get ECG accurate heart rate readings ustilising the wireless receiver bult into the console.
In terms of programmes, there are 3 speed based programmes, 3 incline based programmes as well as a user defined programme to ensure flexibility as your fitness levels improve and more challenging workouts are required. We’re particularly impressed that this treadmill has a heart rate controlled programme (requires optional chest belt) as heart rate control training provides the most efficient means of carrying out goal specific training.
As with all Kettler machines, a full 3 year year parts & labour warranty is provided Kettler, though given the quality of their machines, you’re unlikely to be calling on it.
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