Currently available for £699.00 from Argos
Reebok Jet 100 Treadmill Review
Reebok enjoys an excellent global reputation as a premium supplier of premium sports equipment, and the main reason for this, of course, is that it has consistently produced genuinely high-quality sports equipment for literally decades and maintained that high standard as the years have gone by. It has also been an innovator of products, helping to improve the performance and fitness of a countless number of people from all walks of life and professions from elite athletes through to Joe & Jane Blogs going on their morning run. We took a look at the Reebok Jet 100 treadmill to see how it stacks up against the competition….
As always the first thing that needs doing is unboxing and assembling the treadmill. Unlike most treadmills, however, there’s very, very little to do in order to get the Jet 100 ready to run on. In the box, there are just a handful of parts making it easy to quickly identify what goes where and from there on in it’s just a case of unfolding the frame, locking it in place with a few bolts, connecting the console, and then fitting a couple of plastic covers. The whole process is done with very quickly and it doesn’t take anyone even remotely handy to be able to finish the job.
Once assembled the Jet 100 is a tidy-looking machine with modern lines and colours throughout. With a footprint of 171cm x 78cm this isn’t a full-size treadmill and looks quite small, but it does take up more space than many a compact model without necessarily giving you any more running area compared with similar models. That being said, at 130cm x 43cm (51” x 17”) the running deck itself still has enough room for most users to get a good run, though if you are particularly tall or long-legged then you may find the deck isn’t quite long enough to get a full stride at speed on.
In terms of a challenge, there are 12 levels of incline and a top speed of 10mph (16kph) and while the max incline level is steep enough for most users of this machine, the top speed of 10mph might feel a little restrictive for more experienced runners, although many will find this sort of speed plenty enough. The Jet 100 is fitted with a more-than-adequate 2.0 horsepower motor that doesn’t sound like it’s working hard at all and on our test model didn’t show any signs of struggling. This, in turn, makes this treadmill relatively quiet, even at higher speeds, though of course, no treadmill is particularly quiet when being run on!
To make your run more comfortable and reduce the chance of injury or strains the cushioning system employed here is Reebok’s Jet Series Air Motion cushioning technology system. This comprises of a series of rubber blocks of varying degrees of hardness. The softest, least resistant blocks are at the front in the area you’re landing and deliver maximum shock absorption, while the hardest most resistant blocks are towards the back of the deck helping you to get a good takeoff. This setup delivers both a comfy run and an enjoyable one managing to avoid being too hard or too soft, though we have to admit that this is a very personal, subjective thing.
Training data is delivered in real-time via the console with key workout data including pulse, calories, time, speed, and distance all having dedicated windows making it easy to track your progress. There are 24 preset workouts which are divided into various types such as weight loss, cardio, and so on, as well as 3 target-based workouts that enable you to set targets for calorie burn, distance, or time. Setting these up is simple and easy to do as is selecting a workout. With additional buttons that allow single button presses to select a specific speed or incline level, as well as buttons on the handles, staying in control of your workout is comfortable and intuitive. Another nice touch is that possible to change the units of measurement from miles to kilometers and the hand-pulse sensors are located in a handy position, though it’s a bit disappointing that there is no wireless heart rate receiver. There’s also a body fat test mode that requires some input on age, height, weight, sex, and so on for more accurate results.
Other features include MP3 connectivity via a 3.5mm input jack and built-in speakers for music playback, a cooling fan to help out on those more challenging runs, a tablet holder, and a USB input so you can charge your device or play music off a USB stick. The Reebok Jet 100 treadmill also comes with Reebok’s 2-year warranty for peace of mind.
The Reebok Jet 100 isn't at all a bad treadmill. In fact, it's pretty good. The build quality is everything you'd expect from a brand such as Reebok and it delivers a comfortable run. With a good cushioning system, a decent incline steepness, and plenty of onboard workouts it definitely ticks a lot of boxes. It's not perfect though. That extra footprint compared with its faster brother, the Jet 100x doesn't actually translate into any more running area on the deck so it's floor space you're losing by comparison for no reason. In addition, the Jet 100x doesn’t cost any more but has a higher top speed with the rest of the specs being more or less identical so that's definitely the one we're recommending if you're trying to choose between the two. Or, if you have the space you could spend just a little bit more and take a big step up by opting for the Proform Power 545i instead. As good as the Jet 100 is, there are options out there that just make more sense right now.
Reebok Jet 100 Specifications
- 2 HP continuous duty motor
- 1-16kph (0.6-10mph) speed range with direct speed buttons
- 12 levels of incline with direct incline buttons
- 130cm (52”) x 43cm (17”) running area
- 3.5″ display
- Feedback: time, speed, distance, calories, hr, running track
- 24 workout programmes
- Heart rate measurement via hand grip pulse sensor
- Audio: MP3 connectivity, built-in speakers
- Conveniences: folds for storage, auto stop safety system, transportation wheels, integrated adjustable cooling fan
- Air motion cushioning
- Product weight: 76kg (167.6 lbs)
- Maximum user weight 110kg (243lbs)
- Dimensions in Use (L x W x H): 171cm (67.3”) x 78cm (30.7”) x 139cm (54.7”)
- Dimensions Folded (L x W x H): 110cm (43.3”) x 78cm (30.7”) x 148cm (58.3”)
- Mains powered
- Warranty: 10-Year motor, lifetime frame, 2-year parts and labour
Reebok Jet 100 Treadmill - Console / Display Unit
Currently available for £699.00 from Argos
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