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HealthRider Treadmill Reviews


 

Built by the Same Company as NordicTrack

H190t Treadmill

H190t Treadmill

HealthRider Treadmills is one of a number of Icon Fitness brands (ProForm, NordicTrackReebok, Epic, Weslo and Image.) I was out to the corporate headquarters recently and I previewed several HealthRider models.

Here is the story. All the Icon brands are built at the same facility. In fact, they use many of the same components. If I were to rate the various brands and the quality it would go like this:


Note: Also check out the NordicTrack Treadmills. They have a much better selection of models at value prices.


Low-End
Low-End to
Average
Average to
Above Average

Weslo
Image

ProForm
Reebok

NordicTrack
HealthRider

Epic

HealthRider Treadmills vs. NordicTrack Treadmills

H110t Treadmill

H110t Treadmill

That being said, I should clarify the that the quality of HealthRider machines varies greatly. Some of the machines are very high quality and in league with NordicTrack.  Others, however, are not worth the money.

Still, you will find the machines use many of the same components and have similar features. So which is a better value? It depends. Icon Fitness runs sales regularly across their brands, and they change prices weekly. Which makes my job difficult pointing out which models and brands have the best value.

Regarding Internet sales, I would have to suggest that NordicTrack offers the widest array of models, and usually has some of the best discounts. In fact, they occasionally have some killer sales on specific models.

That is not to say you won’t find an excellent deal on HealthRider treadmills. When I was out to Logan , Utah , the folks in charge of Internet sales said they are reviving the HealthRider brand. I asked why, since the models were so similar to NordicTrack. The answer had something to do with the name recognition of HealthRider.

Read Our HealthRider Reviews Here:

HealthRider H190t

HealthRider H110t

HealthRider H95t

HealthRider H80t

HealthRider H79t

HealthRider H70t

HealthRider H55t

HealthRider H50 Crosswalk SL

HealthRider SoftStrider

HealthRider H20t

HealthRider H30t

Do HealthRider Treadmills Offer Good Value?

Yes, they CAN provide good value, but make sure you look closely at the specifics on each model.  Some of the models have very weak warranties and faulty parts while others have top quality you can count on.  Icon Fitness is the largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world. In fact, they are #1 by a large margin. By the economy of scale, they can afford to give you the most for the least.

HealthRider SoftStrider

HealthRider SoftStrider

In the past, there were issues of quality control and poor service, but the company has made serious strides in improving both. Of course, a sub $500 treadmill is still low-end model lacking in quality components and durability. However, Icon Fitness offers some excellent value in the $800-$2,000 price range, and they have some of the most innovative features in the industry. Rather than reiterate all of the benefits of HealthRider, I would suggest you read my review of NordicTrack Treadmills – same difference.

In order to find you the best deal, I try to keep you updated on the various sales and special offers. Not always easy, since they change their prices without notice.

This should be your plan of action. Determine what you will use the treadmill for – walking, jogging and running. Also, determine how often you will use the treadmill and how many users there will be. This will help you to figure out what size motor you need and the length of the deck. Review their models and determine which features are necessary to help you achieve your fitness goals – number or workout programs, iFit technology, heart rate control, sound system, TV, etc.

Once you have an idea of what you need in a treadmill, you can comparison shop between HealthRider and NordicTrack for the best value. If you are looking to spend around $1,000 or less, you may also want to look at ProForm.

Yes, it can be a bit confusing, but spending some time on research and comparative shopping could save you hundreds of dollars.


4 thoughts on “HealthRider”

  1. Harold, Calgary, Alberta

    My wife and I are looking to buy a treadmill, primarily for walking. She weighs about 130 lbs. and I, 170 lbs.

    Canadian Tire has put the HealthRider H20T on sale for a week for $450 Canadian (supposedly half price).
    I have tried to find your review of this treadmill on your website, but clicking on the link does not produce a review, just a description of the HealthRider products in general.

    I assume that the H20T is a low-end unit, but does that mean that the components on this particular model are not of high quality? Your general description indicates that quality of components varies, but if so, how does one determine the model to which a particular assessment applies?

    How does, as suggested, going to the NordicTrack reviews help, when one does not know what is the NordicTrack model that is comparable to the H20T?

    The bottom line, from your standpoint, would it be a good buy to purchase the H20T?

    Your advice would be much appreciated.

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    1. administrator Post author

      Hi Harold,
      Happy Friday. Here is my take on Health rider. It’s built by Icon which also builds NordicTrack and HealthRider is one of their higher end brands, using better quality components actually. Canadian models sometimes vary from their US models so you will need to take a careful look at pricing between models, and specs for Canada to determine the best value.

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  2. Jeff

    Do you have any thoughts on a health rider x600? I can’t find the specs on it in terms of motor HP etc. I’m considering buying a used one

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