There is no better exercise than walking, jogging, or running to get you feeling fit.
Searching for a club-quality cardio training at home?
This Precision Series Treadmill is a great home treadmill. With a build and level of quality that TRM 445 has, a heavy user should expect many years of good use. Precor TRM 445 is an excellent combination of high quality built design with effective preset and customized programs.
In this review, takes a closer look at these workout programs, Preva fitness tracking app integration, patented running deck technology, and console controls. This review will help you decide if this is the best choice for your home workouts.
Precor TRM 445 Treadmill Review: First Impressions
|Motor: 3.0 HP||Incline/Decline Range: 15% incline, -2% decline|
|Running Area: 22” x 56”||Top Speed: 12 MPH|
|Weight Capacity: 300 lbs||Dimensions: 79″ L x 34″ W x 59.5″ H|
|Built-In Programs: 23||Display: 7 inch 6:9 Color LCD|
|Folding: No||Number of User ID’s: 4|
What We Like
- 15% Incline to 2% Decline. The 15% Incline can give you up to a 708 calorie burn at 8.5 mph then regular running.
- Powerful 3.0 HP continuous-duty motor.
- Great Warranty.
- Pick from 23 different built-in workouts
- One of the comfortable running deck. Very low impact running compared to running outside.
- USB port for charging phones and tablets.
- Great bang for your buck! All the excellent features a serious athlete would need at a reasonable price.
What We Didn’t Like
- Does not fold up — requires dedicated floor space.
Precor TRM 445 Treadmill: Detailed Features
- Workout Metrics: There are 27 metric available during the workout and 12 available after as a summary.
- Cushioning: This feature reduces foot strike impact compared to road running- that is a huge benefit. It provides a comfortable running experience.
- Preva Workout Tracking: Precor developed a popular workout-tracking application that can use to see how you are progressing in your exercise over time. It is uploaded automatically with TRM 445 and allows you to see your progress in graphs.
- 1-inch Deck Thickness: The thicker deck is better and comfortable. It has a good thickness and reversible. It is crafted to last for a long time and gives you excellent cushioning as you run.
- iPhone & iPod Compatible: You can control your Apple device while you workout. It provides you with full audio control. Also, with USB port, you can charge it as well as other devices.
- On-Board Workout Programs: 23 + 16 exerciser created workout options features various training option. The deck will automatically incline to match the grade. There are different preset workout modes such as Rolling Hills, Mountain Peaks, Aerobic Plus, Fat Burner, etc.
- Chest Strap Compatible: Features touch sensor and wireless with any polar compatible chest strap transmitter.
This TRM 445 is built to be sturdy and durable.
Frame: Its frame is built on powder-coated steel for durability and attractive appearance. With a lifetime frame warranty, Precor is confident in the design and sturdiness of the treadmill.
Deck: Its surface is made from Phenolic and medium density fiberboard. The thickness is 1 inch / 2.54 cm. The best part about the deck is that it is reversible. It doubles its life by distributing any wear on the belt more evenly.
Multi-Ply Belt: This Precor treadmill Belt is built of Multiple ply polyester satin weave with a PVC non-slip surface. It is maintenance-free and lubricated with a dry-silicon.
The 56 X 22″ belt offers added length at both the top and sides of the track. For tall users or those with a long stride, the length is must-have. Moreover, the added lateral and linear space gives you a bit more wiggle room to wander on the deck without hitting the side rails.
Shock Absorption and Special Stride Support
This is one of the best features on the TRM 445. A common issue that many manufacturers face is finding the right distribution of impact cushioning within the running deck.
Most tend to be a cross between something that is extremely bouncy and soft, and a deck that doesn’t reduce the impact on your knee and hip joints as you run. This can have a negative effect on both your running performance and safety.
Ground Effects Impact Control System – That’s why Precor emerged their patented Ground Impact System. It provides an exact amount of cushioning by placing precisely engineered shock absorbers along the front half of the deck.
At the same time, the back of the deck is more rigid to provide you a stable surface for an easy push off and safe running for all types of exercisers.
Advanced Footplant Technology – It adjusts the belt speed instantly to match the slowing and accelerating natural movement of the runner’s foot as they run or walk. It helps to reduce the pressure on your knees as you bring your foot down.
In terms of the motor that powers the running belt or in other words, it is the engine that drives the machine. The 3HP on the TRM 445 allows the machine to ramp up speed and hold a steady, constant pace. It performs well even with multiple speed range and inclines adjustments.
Also, it didn’t lag during speed segments or slow down when adjusting the incline.
Preset Workout Programs
It offers you 23 programs that are split into 5 complied categories. These categories are designed to help you achieve a variety of challenging fitness goals.
Be Fit (6 workouts) – Except for the one heart-rate tracking program and two hill climb programs, the incline and belt speed gives both adjust automatically. It offers the most prominent benefit if you select one of the three interval programs. That means you don’t have to worry about following the time to know when to switch between workouts intensity.
It’s three interval program vary in terms of the level of difficulty. It ensures that they cater for all levels of personal fitness. It consists of programs with a 1-1, 2-1, and 4-1 ratio of intense exercise to rest.
Lose Weight (5 workouts) – These workouts are lower intensity than those found in the fit category. Its 4-3 interval programs work on cycles that feature 4 minutes of work and 3 min of rest.
These workouts have been developed to burn the most calories in the shortest time.
Push Performance (3 workouts) – It tends to be the better option for anyone relatively new to fitness, or searching for a low-intensity workout. The rest segments of interval cycles are longer with up to 4 minutes of rest for every 1 minute of intense exercise.
Go the distance (3 workouts) – Whether you are in training for an event or want a more convenient way to track your distance, these will be the perfect workouts for you. You can select from 1 mile, 5 KM and 10 KM.
Moreover, Precor also includes an inbuilt fitness test option that works by measuring a combination of heart rate monitoring and aerobic capacity.
Get toned (4 workouts) – Glute toeing and leg sculpting programs that are plan to help improve muscle tone and endurance. These 4 workouts include 2 for your legs and 2-4 targeting your glutes. Each of them maintains higher incline settings and steeper profile variations.
The console on TRM 445 is well-designed and functional for easy use: Here are the few highlights:
7″ full-color LCD Touchscreen
The attractive sleek and slim console feature a 7 inches LCD touchscreen. It is compatible with Apple devices, and you can also plug-in for full audio control.
With lever-style motion controls for deck elevation and speed, the console is easy to navigate. A safety key is well-positioned at the base of the console. SmartGrip Tablet or Mobile holder at the top left side can securely hold devices of any size without blocking the display. Overall., the console of this machine is easy to navigate.
Running on TRM 445 feels smooth and sleek! It features work coordinated to provide to give a sturdy, cushioned run. Whether climbing a hill or doing intervals, you will enjoy every minute on this treadmill. Also, it offers great customer service.
+15% Incline to -2% Decline Range
We found that the slope settings on this machine to be steady and responsive. Varying the height of track allows the athlete to engage different muscle groups. Furthermore, working a gentle decline is excellent for downhill training, strengthening the knees and quads.
If you are training for a hilly marathon, you need a machine that can help you train in real-world situations. This TRM 445 does this perfectly with smooth adjustment and a lot of variabilities.
When you are buying a high quality of fitness equipment, even though this treadmill has such reliable warranty coverage, it’s still important to keep all the parts in good condition.Typical maintenance tasks include lubricating and aligning the tread belt, checking all the bolts for any looseness, and cleaning down the machine.
This treadmill requires minimal maintenance. It includes an all-encompassing hood cover design to protect the internal motor parts.
What’s covered by the warranty?
- Frame and welds: Lifetime
- Parts and Wear items: 10 years
- Console: 3 years
- Labor: 1 year
Overall the TRM 445 has a well-built structure that combines high-quality features with a sturdy built. Despite the price range, it is generally being reserved for premium quality equipment.
In terms of performance tracking and app integration, this treadmill is best at this price point.Moreover, the Preva app integration enables you to switch between watching a movie or tracking your fitness goals at the touch of a button.
However, the console doesn’t have many web-based abilities as some in this price tag.It is an excellent choice treadmill for anyone that does a large amount of running regularly.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is Precor 445 series Treadmill is easy to assemble?
As with the TRM 445, the user manual recommends that you have an extra person available before you start the installation. It is packed along with the treadmill frame and console. You also have a hardware kit that contains the few bolts and washers you need and a series of hex wrenches.
The running deck is pre-assembled by trained technicians before you even open the box. It requires just a few short steps before you have a treadmill that’s ready for your next workout.
2. Is this TRM 445 is a low-maintenance machine?
It is designed with minimal ongoing maintenance in mind. It features an all-encompassing hood cover design to protect the internal motor parts. Lubricate tread belt with silicone lubricant time to time and check the bolt adjustments for centering the running belt.
3. How many preset workouts does this TRM 445 offers?
It comes with 23 preset programs that split into five different categories – Be Fit, Weight Lose, Push, Get Toned, and Go The Distance.