The Top 5 Best Value Treadmills


Last updated: September 7

Hey Guys,

Today at Protein Hunter, we are going to talk about and review the top 5 best selling treadmills on the market.

We aren’t giving you the most expensive treadmills out there,

But the ones which we know are the best value for money for the quality of product your getting.

Let’s get down to it….

Confidence Power Trac Pro

First off we are going to review the Confidence Power Trac Pro.

This fine piece of kit is a 735W electric motorised treadmill running machine with 3 manual incline settings.

It comes with 12 built-in fitness programmes.

Range of speeds: 1-10km/h.

Four quick-select pre-set speeds: 3km/h, 5km/h, 8km/h, 10km/h.

LED display shows: speed, distance, time, calories.

Adjustable manual incline: 5 degrees, 3.5 degrees, 2 degrees.

All this for just £169.99. 

Confidence Power Trac Pro 735W Electric Motorised Treadmill Running Machine with 3 Manual Incline Settings


Runway size: 36cm x 100cm

Dimension when ready for use (l x b x h): 125cm x 61cm x 120cm

Dimensions when folded up (l x b x h): 126cm x 61cm x 27cm

Weight of machine: 24kg

Weight of delivered package: 25kg

Max user weight: 120kg

Max load: 150kg


The Confidence Trac Pro Treadmill is real value for money,

If losing weight is your primary goal then this is the treadmill for you!

Its relatively small in size so will fit in most households or garages with ease.

It is very sturdy with not much movement compared to other leading treadmills out there.

The Belt is very smooth and quiet.

One negative is the power lead is not too long and may require an extension.

once finished it folds up vertically, with a pin to keep it in place and two small wheels that let you move it around quite easily.

It’s simple to assemble with easy to read instructions.

Salus Sports 2017/18 Model

The Salus Sports 2017 is the latest treadmill in the Salus Sports range.

This Treadmill offers a lot for only £234.95

You can choose from 99 pre-set interval training programs,

As well as 3 customisation programs.

You can plug in your smartphone/tablet player and the hi-fi speakers will pump out your music while you workout.

It has an Auto-lubrication system (to make lubricating your treadmill easy and quick)

Along with an hydraulic soft-drop system (set up and pack away with ease).

Top Features Include:

Super compact and super lite treadmill.


A powerful 1300w motor.

Speeds 0.8 – 14km/h.

3 level incline – pulse sensors.

BMI calculator – 99 pre-set programs + 3 custom designed programs.

Pause/resume programs – hi-fi speakers.

Smartphone – tablet connections.

Tablet stand,  towel rail and a deep drink holders.


145cm(L) x 70cm(W) x 140cm(H)

Shipping weight is 38 Kg.


You are getting a lot of treadmill for your money here guys.

There is very little to do in the way of assembling, just 4 easy steps making you get on it even faster!

The belt is smooth when in operation, with a large number of programs to choose from.

The Hi-Fi speakers are a little ‘tinny’ sounding.

However using your headphones can soon sort this issue.

The so called ‘deep cup holders’ are not so deep, therefore be careful when placing drinks in there.

However If your looking into getting into fitness at home then we recommend you look no further.

It folds away really snug, so great for all you space saving lovers!

The only negative points we could make are things which aren’t particularly related to the treadmill itself.

The treadmill operation and function is fantastic and for £234.95 you are getting a bargain to be honest.

JLL S300

The JLL S300 is a treadmill for the more intermediate to advanced level fitness lover.

The price is £382.99 but you are now entering a more intermediate/advance level of product now guys.

It has Speed ranges from 0.3 km/h to 16 km/h.

The incline ranges from 0 to 20 levels.

It comes equipped with a 5-Inch LCD monitor which  displays time, speed, distance, heart rate and calories.

There are 15 running programs, first 3 programs can be customised.

It includes high powered speakers; iPod, iPhone, MP3 connectivity and USB interface. 

It has a 16-point cushion deck absorption system

It’s fold able with built-in wheels.

The running area size is 123 cm in length and 41 cm in width

The Maximum user weight is 120 kgs or 18.89 stone.

Its for home use only.

JLL give a 2 years parts and labour guarantee, along with a 5 years motor cover and a lifetime guarantee on the frame. 


158cm (L) x 70cm (W) x 128cm (H)

Shipping weight is 70 Kg.


We found the running belt was of a good size, meaning people with long legs wouldn’t have an issue here.

The iPod port makes listening to music a breeze,

As well as if you like, watching your favorite videos whilst you workout.

Again like with most built in speakers on treadmills, we preferred to plug in our headphones.

We thought it felt like a quality product when running on it.

It felt sturdy and secure with the option of increasing speed up to 16 Kmh.

The hydraulics are pretty smooth when going on an incline or returning to flat.

We would of liked the incline to go a little further then 20% but still for a home treadmill, really good.

Pretty easy to assemble, like most of the treadmills we have come across. Easy to fold away if needed.

The wheels are a great idea as the treadmill can be moved around as needed.

Overall a great product, if your a keen runner then we recommend spending that little bit more and purchasing this.


The XM-Pro III is the latest version of the XM-Pro range.

Following on from the XM-Pro II this treadmill is the latest in the quality XM-Pro treadmills.

This treadmill has been featured in the ‘Health and Fitness’ and ‘Womans Fitness’ magazines.

This latest model is more lightweight than its predecessors.

The treadmill retails at £198.95


135 x 65 x 140 cm

Treadmill weight – 28 kg.

Shipping weight – 30 Kg.

Top Features Include:

LIFETIME motor warranty and 2 years on frame and parts.

Lightweight, compact folding design.

Free aerobic twist disc with resistance bands and fruit infusion bottle – Worth £29.99.

Also 3 FREE eBooks! (*PDF eBooks – Running & Fitness Guide, Treadmill Maintenance Guide & Healthy Eating Guide).

Built In Speakers – listen to music from your phone / iPod while running. 

Drinks holder.

Towel rail.

Hand controls.

Heart rate sensors.

Calorie counter.

Magnetic safety key.

Large running surface 1100x400mm.

12KPH Maximum Speed.

1100W powerful motor.

12 Auto programs + 1 manual.

3 level manual incline.

Transports wheels & folding system for easy storage.


If your after a quality treadmill at a budget price then this is the one for you.

It’s very easy to assemble, 99% of it is already assembled on delivery to be honest.

It folds away really snug, therefore perfect for space saving when not in use.

Again like most budget treadmills the built in speakers are not great,

We would advise to plugging in your headphones.

We are both pretty avid runners and we found this treadmill to suit our needs,

As well as if your a beginner.

However if your more into your sprints on the treadmill the 12 Kmh limit may be a little too slow for you.

The noise is very minimal, which is ideal for home use.

It’s by all means not what you would get in your local gym.

However your paying budget prices, it does everything it says it does.

The iPod connection and drinks holder are a great addition.

Overall we are happy with the XM-PROIII and we would recommend this product.

2017/18 Panana Folding Mechanical Treadmill

The Panana Folding Mechanical Treadmill is the last of our top 5.

This is perfect for doing home based cardio.

It is the most simple of the treadmills we have reviewed.

Its not motorised, however a mechanical movement.

It is an absolute bargain at only £79.99, 

The cheapest of our top 5 treadmill reviews.


Running board size: 95 cm x 36 cm
Folding size: 115 cm x 28 cm x 50 cm
Bearing Weight: 120 Kg

Top Features Include:

It can use in the home at any time for exercise and aerobic training.

The treadmill has a running surface of 93 x 36 cm.

By walking forward, you make the belt move. The faster you walk, the faster the belt runs.

Anti-slip running surface is comfortable and safe to walk on.

The safety lock system allows you to quickly stop the treadmill in case of an accident.

Meanwhile, the included monitor tracks your speed, workout time, running distance and burned calories.

Thanks to its folding design, the treadmill does not take up too much space when it is stored.

The two flywheels give its user a smooth running experience.

The feet can be adjusted in height to adjust the angle of the running belt.


This treadmill is for people who are on a really low budget.

However you can still have a good workout on this with no problems.

Instead of a motorised belt like the others above, you move the belt with your momentum.

This saves on the electricity bills, right?!

We found that our workout on this treadmill was just as rewarding as the motorised versions.

Yes admitted it is a little harder than a motorised treadmill, but who said working out was meant to be easy?

The belt’s anti-slip feature ensures a good grip when running on this machine.

You still have the safety lock system to abort a workout in an emergency.

We found once rolling it was very smooth.

Once your momentum is full flow we couldn’t tell much of a difference.

There certainly wasn’t £200+ difference to other treadmills on the market.

You can still force an incline by raising the feet on the treadmill itself.

It may not look the prettiest,

But we can assure you the Panana treadmill isn’t worth overlooking.

It’s more than worth its money, an absolute bargain.


We hope you find our reviews informative.

Any questions please feel free to comment below or hit us up on our twitter: @protein_hunter

Thanks guys,

Team Protein Hunter

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