Tunturi T20 Treadmill Review

The Tunturi T20 treadmill is a competent, if a little bland, machine. Tunturi don’t do style in our view, but they do make quality equipment!

The T20 may not compare in looks to its main rivals such as the Bowflex 5 Series (a real beauty!) but it certainly doesn’t lag behind in quality.

Which Magazine has voted the T20 a “BEST BUY” so it’s obviously got something going for it. It does have a good range of programmes including a heart rate controlled one to keep you in the fat-burning zone – although you need to pay extra for a chest strap for wireless pulse monitoring

Our reviewers liked the feel and size of the running deck, Tunturi’s T-Flex shock absorbing system is very effective at taking the jolts out of your joints when running. The machine was rock solid even at top speeds – some brands have a tendency to wobble.

It comes with a 15 year warrenty on the frame and a two year on site warranty on parts and labour which is very good for a machine under £1,000. TMshock absorbing system is very effective at taking the jolts out of your joints when running. The machine was rock solid even at top speeds – some brands have a tendency to wobble.

The 2.5 HP motor is smooth and quiet in operation and more than up to the task of shifting the large belt at speeds of up to 10mph – high for most runners. Our users also like the ability to control the speed and incline levels using the handlebars, although one felt they could have been a bit longer.

The console was easy to use and the display good although a bit clinical.

Best Price

The Tunturi T20 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 Tunturi T20 is no doubt a quality machine with enough features and variation for most runners to be challenged and motivated. Yes it does look a bit dull compared to its rivals but that shouldn't put you off as we rate it slightly ahead on points of the competition. It's a good, safe bet buying Tunturi and the T20 is no exception, and now you can get it for under £1,000 it's very good value for money!

Tunturi T20 Specifications

  • 2.5 horsepower (HP) continuous
  • 0 – 16 km/H speed range (0 – 10 mph)
  • 0 – 12% powered incline
  • LED display console with 3 feedback displays – see below
  • 1 x Heart rate controlled programmes
  • 6 pre-set programmes plus 2 manual
  • Hand grip heart rate monitor (wireless compatible)
  • 47 x 142 cm walking/running surface
  • Cushioned deck to reduce impact
  • Foldable for easy storage
  • Maximum user weight 135kg (300 lbs)
  • 185 (L) x 140 (H) x 88 cm floor
  • 87 (L) x 175 (H) x 88 cm folded
  • 94 kg machine weight

Tunturi T20 - Console / Display Unit

Tunturi T20 - User Reviews

The Pros

  • The heart rate controlled programmes - good for keeping you in the fat burning zone - although our reviewers recommend you pay for a chest strap.
  • Felt solid and stable at top speeds.
  • The 2.5hp motor was smooth and quiet.
  • The ability to change speed and incline using controls in the handles.
  • Comfortable, good sized running deck.
  • Quality feel to the controls.
  • Smooth folding mechanism that was easy to operate.
  • It feels like it could run all day.
  • Good value for money.

The Cons

  • Looks a bit clinical compared to other machines.
  • One reviewer felt the handles could have been a bit longer.
Tunturi T20 Reviewer Ratings

Power - 8
Appearance - 8
Running Area - 7
Comfort - 8
Reliability - 8.5
Noise - 8
Controls - 7.5
Warranty - 8.5
Best Price

The Tunturi T20 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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