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HealthRider H50 Crosswalk SL Treadmill

Expert Rating:1 star

Please Don’t Spend Your Money on This Treadmill

The HealthRider H50 Crosswalk SL treadmill is really NOT a sight to behold.  From top to bottom, it’s a big old disappointment especially since it’s coming from the same manufacturer as NordicTrack.  The top selling feature on this ‘cross walk’ machine are two arm handles designed to give you an upper body workout.  We were not terribly impressed with this feature and the user feedback we’ve received just emphasizes this point.

Note: Check out the Horizon T101 for a better quality motor and warranty.

Features on the HealthRider H50 Crosswalk SL Treadmill

  • H50 Crosswalk SL treadmilliFit Workout Card Technology – This program is like iFit Live “Light”. It uses removable data cards (similar to a card you’d use to store camera photos) to input workout data into your treadmill.  It will automatically adjust the speed and incline to simulate real life terrain.  They need to be purchased separately for $30-60.
  • 2.8 HP Endura Motor – The motor on this machine looks like it’s decently powered but that doesn’t mean it’s the same quality as other brands. We heard several stories of the motor burning out after just a few months of use.  The warranty is only about 90 days, so several buyers lost a $600 investment when their machine died suddenly.
  • Upper Body Arms – They do not have built in springs in them so they had to be manually tightened. After just a short time of using them, they need to be tightened again.  They were largely ineffective.  You’d be better off just carrying some weights while you work out.
  • 18×50” Treadmill Deck – This is already a bit small for many people, but we were especially disappointed with the narrow foot rail on the sides of the belt. It is not wide enough to stand on and it’s flimsy.

Our Review of the HealthRider H50 CrossWalk SL

Just don’t bother with this machine.  There are plenty of machines from other companies where you could spend the same $600 and get a sturdy machine, reliable motor, and lengthy warranty.  For example, the Horizon T101 costs around $650 and has a lifetime warranty on their motor.  It’s a MUCH better option.  Just remember to carry those arm weights so you get the upper body workout and you’re not missing anything from the HealthRider H50 Crosswalk SL.

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