The Merit 730t Treadmill Review – A solid treadmill under $600

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Today your Treadmill Sensei emerges from the DOJO once more to continue his review of the Merit Fitness line of treadmill and ellipticals. Today I want to talk about their top end unit, the Merit 730T treadmill.

The Merit 730T is an upgrade to Merit’s very slick Merit 710t treadmill which I’ve already reviewed. The main differences between the units are the motor, number of programs and deck size. It is also a nice change up to the Horizon T71 treadmill which has similar specs. With the Merit 730T you get a nice sized 1.5 horsepower motor — I wish it was a bit bigger to match the 1.75 on the Horizon T71, but the rest of the Merit 730T specs more than make up for this minor complaint.

For a sub $600 treadmill, the Merit 730T has a very good sized 18×52 inch deck and surprisingly large for the price 1.6″ rollers. It has also more programs than most with 6. Walkers who want a larger running area and a few more programs, the Merit 730T is an excellent choice. Just keep in mind that this treadmill is for walking and light jogging.

Another excellent budget treadmill, the Treadmill Sensei gives the Merit 730T treadmill 3 out of 5 golden buddahs.


The Merit 730t gets 3 gold buddahs out of 5.


Compare the Merit 730T Treadmill

Merit 730t Treadmill Specifications
Motor: 1.5 hp
Folding: Yes
Heart Rate Monitor: Pulse grip
Speed: 10 mph
Incline: 10%
Running area: 18″x52″
Deck Thickness: 0.6″
Rollers: 1.6″
Max User Weight: 275 lbs
Programs: 6
Features: Cup holder and built-in fan
Price: $599

-The Treadmill Sensei
http://www.treadmillsensei.com

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TreadmillMy treadmill reviews are both subjective and objective. They are objective in the sense that I will provide you with information about each machine, such as motor, weight capacity and other features. But they are subjective in the sense that I am really giving my opinion of each treadmill. You may agree or disagree with my opinion, but my hope is that my elliptical and treadmill reviews can be helpful to you in making a decision on what to buy. Remember that each review is just what I think. You can always check out Treadmill Doctor, Treadmill Review Guru or these other treadmill reviews if you want another opinion.