Reebok One Series GT50 Treadmill

Reebok is one of the most well-known brands in home fitness. They’re always introducing new models into the marketplace. Some better than others it has to be said! Overall they’ve got a fairly good range of machines on the market, so how did the GT-50 treadmill measure up?

The assembly is just about a straight-forward as it’s possible to get thanks to the fact that the treadmill is already semi-assembled in the box and the fact that Reebok have decided to do away with words. Instead there are a series of clear pictures showing you what needs doing. While one may be forgiven for thinking this is a cost cutting exercise so they don’t have to print manuals in different languages, it really does work as an assembly guide and is certainly much more simple than many other treadmill manuals we’ve seen.

The GT-50 is a sleek looking treadmill dressed in black with a red trim. It looks really modern and if you were buying a treadmill on the basis of its looks (not that we’d EVER recommend you did of course!) then this would certainly be a top contender.

Getting down to brass tacks, the GT-50 is powered by a good-sized 2.25hp continuous duty motor that drives the running belt up to 0-18 kph (0-11.2 mph) with very little effort. It’s nice and quiet at most jogging speeds but does get a bit louder as you approach top speed. Of course, this is nothing unique and it’s also worth bearing in mind that most of your run won’t be at top speed for a sustained period. The 48cm x 140cm (18.9” x 55.1’’) running area isn’t huge, but it’s not tiny either and provides an area large enough to feel secure when running on, though you may need to get used to it as compared with your local gym machine.

15 levels of incline max out at a fairly respectable degree of steepness that while certainly isn’t the harshest we’ve come across, will challenge most runners well enough not to disappoint. Transition between incline levels relatively quick and the quick keys make it easy to jump from a low to high level, or vice versa, with the single press of a button.

Impact absorption is provided in the form of Reebok’s One Series cushioning system and a 1.6mm thick running belt, which is thicker than other models Reebok have such as the TT1.0. This thicker belt combines with the One Series system to deliver a really enjoyable running experience. The One Series system comprises three sets of rubber cushions of varying degrees of stiffness. Softest at the front, medium in the middle and hard towards the rear of the deck, this system works really well and delivers a very comfortable run. As you land the impact is absorbed by the softest cushion and as you push to take off you’ve got a nice solid surface to launch from. It might look a bit of a gimmick but the proof’s in the running and we’re quite impressed with it. We think that most runners will enjoy the experience of running on this machine.

The console displays all your live training data on the 7” (18cm) back-lit LCD screen and that extra two inches over their TT1 model which we recently tested really does make a difference. The characters are large enough and bright enough to see clearly even when properly worked up into a sweat and the layout of the data is neat and logical while the two colour differential between background and foreground is a very nice touch.

With 24 preset, scalable, programmes plus the option of programming up to 3 custom workouts, 1 classic manual mode, 3 time, distance and calorie based manual training formats and 3 heart rate control workouts you’re not likely to get bored all that easily. Although, unlike an increasing number of treadmills on the market today there’s no option to connect a tablet or smartphone to take advantage of the interactive training apps that are out there. That being said, there is a USB port that can be used for charging a device and a tablet holder so you can still watch your favourite TV shows or music videos during your session without worrying about running the battery down. There’s also a cooling fan which isn’t all that powerful but does work surprisingly well once you’ve worked up a bit of a sweat. While there are no interactive features, it does still offer more than enough for most runners and you shouldn’t find yourself out-running or getting bored with this machine a year down the line.

With a 10 years motor, 2 years frame, parts and labour warranty, a huge range of workouts, fan, speakers, good sized motor as well as looking really swish the GT-50 definitely holds its own.

Best Price

The Reebok One GT50 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 Reebok GT-50 is a good all-rounder and reliability shouldn't be a problem given the manufacturer. It's got a good range of workouts and delivers a nice running experience. But, why go for the GT-50 when you can get the same size motor, same level of incline, an almost identical deck, sexy looks and upgraded cushioning in the shape of the new Reebok Jet 200 for A LOT less money? Or if you want a family treadmill, you really should take a closer look at the utterly superb Adidas T-16 with its monstrous 15% incline, 51cm x 152cm oversized running deck and large 2.75hp motor. The T-16 also offers a pretty hefty saving.

Reebok One GT50 Specifications

  • 2.25 HP motor
  • Speed range: 0-18 kph (0-11.2 mph)
  • Incline range: 15 levels
  • Console with a 7″, back-lit LCD display
  • Console feedback: time, speed, distance, calories burnt, heart rate, program profile
  • Running deck size (W x L): 48cm (18.9″) x 140cm (55.1″)
  • ONE Series cushioning
  • Soft Drop System
  • 34 console programmes
  • Heart rate measurement via hand grips and wireless receiver
  • Extras: mp3 input with built in speakers, cooling fan
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 174cm (68.5″) x 83cm (32.7″) x 141.5cm (55.7″)
  • Folded dimensions (L x W x H):  109cm (43″) x 82cm (32.3″) x 149cm (58.7″)
  • Max user weight: 120 kg (264.6lbs)
  • Product weight: 85 kg (187lbs)
  • Warranty: 10 years motor, 2 years frame, parts and labour

Reebok One Series GT50 Treadmill - Console / Display Unit

Reebok One Series GT50 Treadmill - User Reviews

The Pros

  • Huge range of workouts
  • Scalable preset programmes
  • Easy to assemble

The Cons

  • Lack of interactive features
  • Deck size
Reebok One Series GT50 Treadmill Reviewer Ratings

Power - 7.5
Appearance - 8
Running Area - 6
Comfort - 8
Reliability - 8
Noise - 8
Ease Of Use - 8
Controls - 8
Warranty - 8.5
Value for Money - 6
Best Price

The Reebok One GT50 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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