Spirit XT685 Treadmill
Rating: 4 stars –
Reviewed by TreadmillReviews.com
The Spirit XT685 is the non-folding version of the XT485. There a couple more differences between these two models as well. The tread belt is wider than usual and measures to 22″ x 60″. The rest of the specs and features are just about the same. The incline is able to go up to 15%, the max speed is 12 mph, and the weight capacity 425 lbs. You still get a great warranty too. The warranty covers the frame, motor, and deck for life, the parts for 10 years, and the labor for a year. The size of the rollers is different as well. The rollers for this model are 3″ instead of 2.75″ like the earlier models. A larger roller can be good as it does not have to turn as much to give the treadmill more power. Overall Spirit makes a wonderfully strong treadmill, but if you want to have some interactivity or entertainment value in your machine then you may want to look somewhere else. NordicTrack and ProForm seem to be the leaders in adding cool features like iFit Live or Android powered browser to their treadmills.