Never say the Treadmill Sensei doesn’t listen to his readers. Here at the DOJO we get a LOT of email from readers asking for more reviews, even if they are a bit less detailed. Normally, I feel like I’m letting you guys down by not writing as much as I know about a treadmill or elliptical, but some people prefer to bargain basement reviews done by some other treadmill reviewers or treadmill professors. So I’m going to try and lighten things up from time to time with my: END OF THE WEEK QUICKIE REVIEWS.
This week I want to go over the Ignite I905 Treadmill. We got in a batch of these little treadmills this week to set up at a senior center here in Southern California. The Ignite treadmills are made by Lamar Fitness who has been around for a few years now and has some hit or miss products. The main issue has been Lamar over-valuing their treadmills…in other words, in the past they’ve over priced their units by almost 200%!
Luckily, Lamar has wisened up a bit and dropped their prices down to some more reasonable levels — the I955 treadmill is the perfect example, and so is the Ignite I905.
The Ignite I 905 is first and foremost a walker’s treadmill. They are decently made and will hold up well as long as you keep that in mind. If you’re looking to workout for more than 45 minutes a day, 3-4 times a week, then you need to move on to something sturdier. Likewise, if you want to do a lot of running or jogging, then the Ignite I905 won’t be for you.
The Ignite I905 treadmill does have a really good warranty for its price range. It’s not often a $699 treadmill will have a 30 year motor and 2 years parts warranty. That alone makes the I905 a good solid selection for under $700.
The I905 features a 1.5 hp motor, smallish 18×49 inch belt, 10mph top speed, 12% incline and pulse grip heart rate monitoring. Nothing to blow you away but still solid enough for the casual user. If you’re looking for something a bit bigger or heavier duty at this price, try a treadmill by Horizon or Fitnex.
The Ignite I905 comes in average with 2.5 out of 5 golden buddahs from the Treadmill Sensei.
The Ignite I905 is an average performing treadmill at 2.5 gold buddahs out of 5.
Ignite I 905 Treadmill Specifications
Motor: 1.5 HP
Max Speed: 10mph
Max Incline: 12%
Heart Rate Monitor: Yes, pulse grip
Max User Weight: 275lbs
-The Treadmill Sensei