Reebok Jet 300 Treadmill Review

The Reebok Jet 300 treadmill is part of the current Jet series range from this well respected manufacturer. But just how different is it to its siblings and is it really worth the extra money? To find out we got our hands on one to take a closer look.

Aesthetically it’s very much the same as the other Jet series treads but is dressed in jet black with a blue trim colourway which works really well. It’s neat, tidy and modern and would settle comfortably pretty much anywhere.

The basic specs look respectable here. There’s a 2.5hp motor, 51cm x 150cm (20” x 59”) oversized running area, 15 levels of electronic incline and 27 different workouts. With a motor and deck this size the Jet 300 is suitable for most runners regardless of height and with a max user weight of 140kg (22 stone) it will cater nicely for most family environments.

Cushioning is provided by way of the Jet Airpods seen on the other Jet series machines, and, true to form, the running experience is a good one. Not too hard to jolt and shock the bones but not too soft and bouncy meaning that you get a soft landing and a good launch at the same time. It’s a good system that’s proven and one that compares well with other more basic systems to be found on many other models. There’s a good balance here though this shouldn’t come as a surprise given the manufacturer.

Reebok describe the Jet 300 as having 15 levels of incline and it’s important not to get this confused with % incline as it’s not a true 15% incline. That being said it is capable of reaching a level of steepness that’s going to present a challenge to most users of this machine. With a top speed of 20kph (12.5mph) it has enough guts to give even experienced runners something to think about and if you combine both the speed and the incline here you’re in for a challenge!

The console features table holder and speakers as well as cooling fan, but the best thing about it is the bright blue LED display. The use of LEDs makes it easy to see the screen more or less regardless of ambient light conditions and the feedback for time, speed, distance, pulse/calories, and incline is all nicely separated, each set having its own window which makes for very quick and easy reading of the stats while you’re running. There are 27 different workout modes with plenty of preset workouts as well as the ability to design and program your own personalised workouts. Inputting your own workouts isn’t too fiddly but if you can’t be bothered with all that you can simply press start to run in manual mode and adjust the settings in real-time during your run.

All in all this is a good offering from Reebok. Verdict: A good, solid treadmill that’s built well and one that will likely tick the boxes for a lot of people without breaking the bank.

Best Price

Currently available for £749.00 from Argos

Review Summary - In Brief

The Reebok Jet 300 is mostly everything we've come to expect a Reebok machine to be. It's got a very modern look and feel, the specs are good and there's plenty to keep you motivated. It's currently on offer too so the price is a fair bit less than it normally is making this a decent buy, though the fact it doesn't have a heart rate receiver is a letdown. However, there are still models out there that outcompete this one. If you look around a bit there are some very solid alternatives out there, an example of which is the ProformCarbon TL which currently costs around a mere £10 more than the Jet 300. For that extra few pounds, you get a treadmill that is comparable in specs (slightly larger motor, steeper incline & similar size deck, slightly lower top speed) but one that comes with a heart rate receiver, and an array of interactive training with iFit that features tens of thousands of workout videos. You really do get quite a bit more for that extra £10 or so making the Jet 300 hard to recommend, though it's really a very solid treadmill.

Reebok Jet 300 Specifications

  • 2.5 HP continuous duty motor
  • 1-20kph (0.6-12.4mph) speed range
  • 15 levels of programmable incline range
  • 150cm (59.1”) x 51cm (20”) running surface
  • 27 workout programmes
  • Clear, easy to read console
  • Air Motion Cushioning Technology
  • Direct speed and incline buttons
  • Quick start and stop buttons
  • Soft touch handlebars and front handlebars with incremental speed and incline buttons
  • Display functions: incline level, pulse, calories, time, speed, distance and program selected
  • Hear Rate Measurement via hand pulse sensors
  • Audio: Headphone jack, MP3 compatible with integrated speakers (media hub with USB port)
  • Conveniences: Integrated adjustable cooling fan, transportation wheels, Soft-drop hydraulic folding mechanism, two water bottle holders
  • Product weight: 87kg (191.8lbs)
  • Maximum user weight: 140kg (308.6lbs)
  • Mains powered
  • Warranty: lifetime on treadmill frame, 2 year parts and labour and 10 year motor warranty

Reebok Jet 300 Treadmill - Console / Display Unit

Reebok Jet 300 Treadmill - User Reviews

The Pros

  • Big running deck with good cushioning
  • Clear, easy to read display
  • Well built
  • Good value for money

The Cons

  • No wireless heart rate receiver
Reebok Jet 300 Treadmill Reviewer Ratings

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

Currently available for £749.00 from Argos

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