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Epic A42T Treadmill Review

Expert Rating:3.5 stars

An Icon Fitness Alternative

Epic treadmills are built by Icon Fitness, which is the same company that produces the popular NordicTrack and ProForm brands.  They make decent machines that can be found at places like Costco and Sears.

Note: Definitely check out some similar models from NordicTrack and ProForm.   You will find lower pricing and better specs with better technology features.  We suggest you start by looking at the ProForm PRO 5000 and NordicTrack Commercial 1750.

Epic A42TIcon Fitness, Epic’s parent company, is the largest manufacturer of fitness equipment in the world.  Since they are such a monster company, they are often able to deliver higher specs on their machines for less money.

Top Features on the Epic A42T Platinum Treadmill

  • 4.2 CHP Motor – As we mentioned before, this machine has decently high specs.  A 4.2 CHP motor will easily be able to handle your workouts.
  • Heart Rate Monitoring – The Epic A42T Platinum comes with a wireless chest strap for heart rate monitoring.  This type of system provides a more accurate picture of your heart rate while you exercise than hand grips.
  • LED Display – The display on this machine is nothing special.  If you are looking for something more fancy like full color, web connected, or touchscreen, you’ll need to look at brands like ProForm or NordicTrack.
  • 20×60″ Running Surface – This is a great sized running belt that will work well for even taller individuals.
  • 13% Incline – Work your glutes and other lower leg muscles with this high incline machine.
  • User Weight Capacity – This machine will work well for heavier individuals.  The user weight limit is listed at 400 lbs.  Companies often over-estimate this value so we’d suggest limiting use to around 350 lbs instead.

NOTE:  Although most Icon treadmill brands include iFit Technology, this machine does not.  That is important to note since iFit is a great way to get custom workouts and fitness tracking.

Our Review – Epic A42T Platinum

The Epic A42T Platinum is a decent machine that will get the job done.  One of the main problems we found with this model is simply its availability.  You will have a hard time finding a model for sale.  You may run across a refurbished model available at a store like Sears.

In the meantime, you’d have better luck checking out a machine from ProForm or NordicTrack.  You will benefit from the iFit Live technology, plus you’ll get the full benefits of a new machine with a warranty.

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