If you are considering buying a treadmill under the Confidence brand, then please make sure to check out this compilation review which covers 3 models under their range in this Confidence Treadmill review.
There is a wide selection to choose from under this brand so we have focussed this review on what appears to be the most popular models for many buyers across a wide spectrum. In this way, this review will be represented across various price ranges for you to choose from so at least you have the option to pick and choose as you please.
We have looked at treadmills across various other brands in the industry and the one thing that stands out under this brand is certainly the lower price levels that tend to be on offer – problem is – are the lower prices actually worth it or are you better off going with a more established and recognised brand? Here we have outlined the pros and cons to watch out for on these models so please take your time and view each of them outlined below…
In addition, please also make sure to view the price checkers provided below to ensure you get the best value for your money, so without further delay, let’s get started…
Treadmill Review Overview:
|Price Range:||Approx £100 up to £250 (at the time of this review)|
|Cheapest Supplier:||Amazon UK - View available stocks here|
|Warranty:||Typically, 12 month warranty applies|
|Orders Online:||Yes, orders accepted online mostly with free deliveries|
|Deliveries:||Location dependant – Generally within 1 to 4 days|
Confidence Treadmill Review – Compilation
1, The Confidence Fitness Magnetic Manual Treadmill
- The first model for review under the Confidence brand is the Fitness Magnetic Manual Treadmill where the belt is manually driven. To get started you need to apply pressure to the front handles and then add backward pressure with your feet until the belt starts to increase in speed.
- The resistance provided is magnetic with 8 different levels to choose from and there is a slight incline included which is fixed and cannot be changed. There is also a small screen provided for the basic functions of recording times, speed levels, distances and also calories burned.
- The maximum user weight here is 100kg, it has wheels for transporting it and comes with a 12 month warranty. You need to add batteries to the mini LED screen and requires a small level of assembly on your part which is made simple with the inclusion of a detailed manual.
- In terms of prices, the price level at the time of this review was one of the cheapest we have seen and can be double checked through the price checker provided.
- Very low entry point price level, one of the lowest we have seen
- Ideal for people looking for a bargain or the cheapest price possible.
- Seriously lightweight at less than 22kg so it is very easy to move around your home.
- Magnetic resistance provides resistance through 8 levels
- Ideal for people who are unfit and wish to start and stop walking as they wish without being pressurized by a motorised belt.
- No electricity bills so it is an environmentally friendly choice
- Manual treadmills are not the preferred option for the majority of the general public. This is really only suited for people who enjoy light walking indoors, not jogging or serious workouts
- Regular belt issues reported and difficult to manage brisk walking without slipping, you need to be careful and go at a comfortable pace.
- Many people struggle to get it started and keep going at a consistent pace, you need to have the strength to push the belt at start up time
- Limited to one incline unlike many motorised versions and the display screen tends to be unreliable.
- Low level of cushion provided to absorb the impact on your joints and tends to be very noisy when you pound your feet
- Very small sized running deck but similar to the manual V-Fit MTT1
- Adding the batteries for the mini LED screen could be easier.
- Regular belt adjustments are required to keep it central and avoid slipping
- Although not the best treadmill around, it is considered as one of best manual treadmills available with a price point that is always worth checking out and is perfect for people who want the best possible bargain available.
2, The Confidence Treadmill Pink
- The second model under the Confidence brand is the Pink motorised treadmill which is more expensive that the manual but is still certainly one of lowest priced motorised treadmills that we have come across.
- The LED display is included which outlines the basic parameters that you need such as calories burned, distance travelled, times taken and speed levels.
- Please note also that the maximum speed level that applies here is 10 km/hr which enables you to increase in 1 km/hr increments and this model allows a max user weight of 120kg though many would argue that this should be lower than this.
- Please note also that this model is easily foldable when needed for storage, it is extremely lightweight so it is much easier to move around your home and the price level when last seen at the time of this review was less than £190 which can of course be double checked if you are interested in taking a closer look.
- For a motorised treadmill with basic settings, the price is one of the lowest seen around
- No expensive addons so it is trimmed down to the bare minimum to make it affordable for people who need the lowest possible price.
- Lightweight design makes movement around your home much easier to do.
- Little to no assembly is required once delivered, only 5 minutes preparation work is needed.
- Limited functions with no incline, no pulse sensors and no programmes to choose from. Some people will find this far too wobbly also and not sturdy enough especially heavier people.
- Extremely small running deck size so you need to be very careful where you place your feet at all times. You need to keep your balance checked at all times that you are operating in the centre of the belt.
- You are limited to a maximum speed level of 10 km/hr, if you wish to run faster than this then please skip this and move further down the page.
- Limited warranty level of 1 year – whereas the more recognised brands offer longer warranty periods
- Lacks side handles to help your balance while you work out and regular belt adjustments are needed. Many prefer just walking as the belt tends to slip too much when jogging.
- Overall this machine is not for everyone - if you want something cheap and cheerful for casual low tempo workouts or just light walking and which also has a bargain price, then this can possibly work for you. Otherwise you should consider a higher spec model under a recognised brand and spend approx. £100 more.
3, The Confidence Gtr Power Pro Motorised Treadmill
- This next model is a step up from the first and second models above in terms of functions, performance so you will have to spend more to buy one of these so be prepared for this in advance.
- The speed level here can operate up to a maximum of 12 km/hr and included also are 3 inclines to choose from. There is an LED display screen included as standard to keep track of your speed, distances, times taken, heart rate and calories used when needed.
- In addition, the maximum user weight allowed here is 120kg and it can be folded away easily when needed for storage and there is the auto stop clip which can be attached to your clothing as you work out.
- Pricewise, again if it’s a bargain price you want then this will work for you as the price level can be anywhere from £200 and £240 which of course is definitely always worth a closer look.
- Operates 2 km/hr faster than the pink Confidence treadmill.
- 3 inclines are included so your workouts can be adjusted where needed and perfect if you need to avoid tough weather conditions or a gym membership.
- Side handles included to provide support and balance with pulse sensors.
- Much lower priced alternative to the more recognised brands that you will be familiar with.
- Perfect for walking indoors and overall providing great value for money for what you get without any of the expensive features thrown in to make it as competitively priced as possible.
- Struggles to operate at the maximum level of 14 km/hr and also struggles to accommodate people with weights over 100kg despite saying it can handle 120kg
- No impact support for your joints which can be found with the more established brands and lacks sturdiness and stability for larger people
- Low warranty level when we see what other brands can offer and only 3 inclines available where several other brands offer higher levels of incline.
- Regular belt issues with ongoing belt adjustments needed by many and the running deck is far too narrow for serious workouts so you need to be extremely careful the faster you go to avoid falling off or hitting the edges.
- Can be quite noisy when operating at the higher levels and a cushioned mat should be placed underneath it to reduce it.
- Overall, if you are looking for a cheap starter type and lightweight treadmill without needing high performance cardio workouts, then this may work for you as it has a lower price tag than the more established brands that we came across. If you need a treadmill for daily intensive cardio workouts, then we suggest looking elsewhere at more established brands that can provide longer warranties on the motors.
Alternatives to Consider?
If you are still on the fence about the Treadmills under the Confidence brand and are prepared to spend a little extra, then check out some of the Reebok Treadmill options below which are currently available on sale with Argos which are worth a closer look before you make your final decision…
Have you any personal experiences with the Confidence Treadmills good or bad?
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