TrimMaster T310 Treadmill Review

The TrimMaster T310 treadmill is the new entry-level model in their range – that means the cheapest. However, there’s nothing ‘cheap’ about the T310 and we were impressed, on the whole, by it.

One of the virtues of the T310 is its compactness. If you’re like many buyers looking for a treadmill with limited space there’s not a lot to choose from. If the ultra compact Reebok I-Run isn’t for you – it is rather basic, this machine offers much more for taking up only a little extra space – although this doesn’t fold flat like the Reebok.

The compromise is that the deck is a bit short. The width is fine but some may feel a little uneasy running at the top speed of 10mph when you find the console is getting futher away – mind you it’s a good incentive to pick up the pace again!

However, the deck is very comfortable with its shock absorption system and the motor, although only 1.5 HP, was quiet enough at jogging speed and even at top speed was still well within acceptable limits. The manufacturer is happy to include a 15 year warranty on the motor so it must be a good one!

The big feature on this machine is the incline and speed controls built into the handles. This allows you to change both settings quickly and easily without interrupting you stride. This is easily the lowest price model to our knowledge that has this function. If you’ve a long running stride you might feel the handles are a little short but most of us had no problems with them.

The handles also contain the grips to measure your pulse and the T310 comes with one heart rate controlled programme to get you into the fat-burning zone – one of the cheapest models with this feature on the market. Another bonus is the built-in polar chip that allows you to use a chest strap (optional). This is by far a better way to measure your heart rate as firstly the sensor is right over your heart and therefore far more accurate than taken from your palms, and secondly, you can keep running without having to place your hands on the grips.

The 7 pre-set programmes are varied enough to keep you coming back for more and the top speed of 10mph and 10% incline are high enough for most runners. It’s important to keep your training programme varied for both motivational and fitness purposes and we feel the T310 has sufficient programmes to do this.

Quality machines come with good warranties and this one certainly does – it has an impressive 15 year cover on the frame and motor, and two years on-site parts and labour for everything else.

Available in UK for £599 from Fitness Options

 

Best Price

The 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 TrimMaster T310 has everything most users could need. It's a compact and light machine that is easily moved about which is a big plus if you're limited for space and need to store it away when not in use. The deck is comfortable, if a little short, and the controls are very easy to use. With one retailer offering it for under £400 it offers excellent value for money and with an equally excellent warranty it's easy to recommend it to you.

Specifications

  • 1.5 HP continuous motor
  • 0 – 10 mph speed range
  • 0-10% powered incline
  • LED display with all the data needed plus a running track
  • Speed and incline controls in handrails for quick changes
  • 7 pre-set programmes including weightloss, hills and intervals
  • 1 heart rate controlled programme
  • 1 manual programme
  • Quick Keys for speed and incline changes
  • Grip heart rate monitor plus polar chip for chest strap (not included)
  • 44 x 128 cm walking/running surface
  • Cushioned deck to reduce impact
  • Maximum user weight 125kg (19 st 9lbs)

TrimMaster T310 Treadmill - Console / Display Unit

TrimMaster T310 Treadmill - User Reviews

The Pros

  • The features most users liked about this treadmill were:-
  • The controls in the handrails
  • The heart rate control programme in a machine costing less then £400
  • The console was easy to use and read - the LED running track is a nice touch
  • Comfortable running deck
  • An excellent warranty.
  • Compact and easy to move about

The Cons

  • The running deck is a little short - although this can be a plus if you're short of space
  • No trainer software such as iFit.
TrimMaster T310 Treadmill Reviewer Ratings

Power - 7.5
Appearance - 7.5
Running Area - 7
Comfort - 8
Reliability - 8.5
Noise - 8
Ease Of Use - 8
Controls - 8.5
Warranty - 8.5
Value for Money - 8
Best Price

The 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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