Sportstech F10 Treadmill Review: Best Under £500?

Treadmills are an excellent tool for runners and sports enthusiasts to train and stay fit. Treadmills provide a tremendous cardio exercise for anyone, no matter what time of year it is or what the weather is like outside. They're the ultimate all-rounder, all year long.

Treadmills are available in a variety of sizes, types, and capacities – not to mention prices. It can be intimidating for a beginner to get started with treadmills because it seems like they all break the bank. If you’re looking for an affordable beginner-friendly treadmill that will grow with you, then the SportsTech F10 is an excellent choice.

There are several things to consider when buying a treadmill, such as a belt size, relative horsepower of the motor, and how easy it is to set up and use. The SportsTech F10 stands up well in all of these categories and more. The treadmill effortlessly combines affordability and function, with features you wouldn’t expect to see in a standard entry-level machine like this.

Check out our SportsTech F10 review for an in-depth look at what makes the F10 a 10/10.

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Is the Sportstech F10 good for beginners?

SportsTech F10 Overview

The SportsTech F10 immediately stands out for its Smartphone App control. There’s plenty to love about the treadmill other than just that. SportsTech describes the treadmill as being the ideal treadmill for beginner users and recreational athletes alike, and we have to say we agree. With durable construction, a powerful little motor, a 10mph speed limit, handy programming, and a fully backlit console, you can expect plenty of functionality.

This treadmill was built to meet all the entry-level requirements of an indoor running machine and workout solution. With a generous user capacity of 120kg, the treadmill is also an excellent choice for anyone looking to lose weight.

Don’t worry about programming workouts as it comes with 12 training programs built-in. This gives you plenty of variety for your workouts, helping to prevent boredom. It’s all of the features that help make this one of the fastest-selling treadmills on the market.

Inside the Treadmill

Features & Specification
  1. App-Compatible Console

The treadmill has a console built into it that connects to the iFitShow fitness app through your tablet or phone. The app helps you design, set, and work towards fitness goals to reach them faster than you’d expect.

The app is capable of performing several tasks, such as tracking goals in real-time and checking a workout history to see how each workout went. You can also use the console to stream music and videos as you workout. The handy bottle opener makes it easy for you to stay hydrated when working out without ever having to hop off the treadmill.

  • Powerful Motor

While the SportsTech F10 is intended to be an entry-level machine for beginners, it still has many features and functions you’d expect to find in a more advanced model. One such feature is how quiet the 1HP DC motor is. The motor offers a maximum speed of around 10 km/h which is more than enough for brisk walking, jog, or light run. The limited sound of the motor also means that you can do your workouts indoors without upsetting neighbors. That’s a great bonus for people in attached houses or living in an apartment.

  • Comfortable Running Belt

The running belt on a treadmill, also known as the running deck, is the part of the treadmill that carries your weight during exercise. The running belt on this treadmill is five-layers thick and offers a high-tech running surface for exercisers. The running belt is specially designed to provide maximum cushioning and comfort while running. The treadmill also has some basic safety measures to protect runners. One of these measures is that the belt is slip-resistant. You can run and walk as fast as you want without fear of coming off the belt. The belt also has side treads to prevent the metals on the sides from grinding off feet.

  • Foldable Construction

The foldable construction is another standout feature of the running machine. You’ll have no problem folding the treadmill away for storage and transportation. The system makes it easy to save space and transport your treadmill, which makes it ideal for those with limited indoor space. You also don’t need to carry it when it’s folded, making things even easier. The treadmill features transport wheels that let you push the machine to wherever you need it rather than pick it up and carry it.

  • LCD Display

The LCD display is what makes this the best entry-level machine on the market. It’s rare to run into a machine with an LCD screen at this price point. The screen has a clear blue backlight for easy viewing and it serves as a way for you to control the console. The display shows you data about your workout including the distance, time, speed, pulse, and calories burned. The idea of a display sounds simple, but you’d be surprised how many cheap machines don’t have them. Not including the console is one way that manufacturers save money.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • Excellent value for money
  • Best entry-level treadmill
  • Simple to use
  • Easy to store and transport

Cons

  • The running belt could be wider
  • Comes with a fixed incline of 3%
  • Some users have complained about the power cable

Other Customers Thoughts

What do other customers have to say?

Owners have been vocal about their machines, both the good and the bad. One of the most common comments we see is that the treadmill is smaller than they expected. The comments are overall very positive, however. Please note that the size of the treadmill is understandable – it’s simply impossible to find a treadmill as big as you see in the gym for this price.

Reviewers also praise the quality of the machine, with special mentions for the customer service offered by SportsTech. One owner noted getting great responses when they had problems with the machine. The company is active on Amazon answering questions and responding to feedback. Please don’t hesitate to ask your own questions if you have them.

As you’d expect with a SportsTech machine, you’ll find many people mentioning the machine is “robust.” This has become a standard for SportsTech, which is known to always deliver quality workmanship with their products.

Final Thoughts & Conclusion

Do we reccommend this Treadmill?

At the end of the day, the SportsTech F10 treadmill is an entry-level treadmill with plenty of incredible features and functionality that you’d expect from a more expensive model. We highly recommend the F10 to any beginners interested in getting a treadmill to exercise at home and boost their cardiovascular fitness and endurance.

With that said, do keep in mind that the machine is, and will always be, made for beginners. As such, it isn’t as powerful as the machines you’d find at the gym or with a higher price tag. This might not be the best machine for anyone interested in a more intense workout.

At the end of the day, this is an excellent product for meeting basic needs. If you want something beyond basic, you should consider checking out another indoor treadmill.

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