A Slam Dunk Machine
The Precor TRM 425 treadmill is second to the top of their residential models. It is basically the Precor 445 without the premium console. Both of these models are a knockoff of their commercial treadmills. They use many of the same components, and include a couple of patented features that make Precor second to none.
The main difference with the Precor TRM 425 and the Precor TRM 445 is that the TRM 425 does not have their new premium console and display. For those who want the best running experience in the industry, and are so concerned about interactive features, the Precor TRM 425 is a slam dunk.
Ground Effects Impact Control — The deck is designed to give you optimum shock absorption. As you plant your foot towards the front of the deck it absorbs the shock, and as you push off in the rear you get a solid liftoff.
Most treadmill have a similar type of deck. What makes the Ground Effects Impact Control unique is that it is designed in a way that it offers similar shock absorption for individuals of different weight. They incorporate triangular-shaped shock absorbers at the front of the deck that bows based on your weight. According to the company, “This unique feature progressively absorbs impact based on your height and weight.” It also adjusts based on whether you are running or are using the treadmill for walking.
The problem with the shock absorption on most treadmills is that they are geared for a certain weight or user profile. Lighter individuals or walkers may not get adequate absorption, while heavier individuals or runners may get too much absorption.
Integrated Footplant Technology (IFT) — This feature was explained to me by the Chief Innovation Officer, and it is a perfect example of why Precor treadmills are industry leaders. Your footstep has a unique pattern of accelerating and decelerating. Through the IFT the treadmill registers your speed, “checking the motor speed up to 710 times per second”. Based on your speed the treadmill adjusts the speed of the belt to match your natural movement. This results in a reduction of discomfort to your joints. This feature is exclusively found on the Precor 400 series and their commercial models.
3.0 Continuous Duty HP Motor — This motor will run effortlessly even at higher speed. It is one of the better motors found on a residential treadmill and is industrial strength.
22″ x 57″ Treadbelt — Typically treadmills come with a 20″ belt width. The extra 2″ feels less confining as you run.
2.5” Precision-machined, steel crowned rollers keep belt centered and running smoothly to reduce noise and wear.
2% Decline to 15% Incline — With the ability to decline the deck you can simulate running up and down hills.
Console and Display— With the Precor 423 treadmill you get an appealing 5″ high contrast LCD display. Redesigned for 2014, they increased the size of the console to accommodate storage and water bottles, and there is a rack with clicks at the top for a tablet.
335 lb. Unit Weight — This is commercial grade heavy. No matter how fast you are running you will maintain a solid and stable feel.
Warranty — Lifetime frame and welds, 10-years parts and wear items, 1-year labor. Obviously they are confident their parts are not going to wear out.
The Precor TRM 425 treadmill ranks at the top of treadmill quality because the design and components have been tested in the rigors of a commercial setting. The service record for Precor treadmills is possibly the highest in the industry. They have 1/5th of initial service issues in comparison to the industry standard.
However, what makes both the PrecorTRM 425 and the 445 outstanding treadmills are the patented Integrated Footplant Technology and Ground Effects Impact Control. Now to be honest not everyone is going to notice that much of a difference between the deck of the 400 and the 200 series treadmills. But for those who want the best running or walking experience and are willing to pay for it, the Precor 400 series will not disappoint you.
Visit the manufacturer site and learn more at Precor.com/Treadmills