Gold’s Gym Trainer 720 Treadmill Review

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Features

6/10

Tech Specs

5/10

Build Quailty

4/10

Treadmill Review

The Gold’s Gym Trainer 720 treadmill is a fairly average treadmill for its price range. It has a top speed of 10 MPH, an incline range of 0% to 10%, 18 exercise programs, and a 20” by 55” treadmill belt.

It does, however, lack Bluetooth connectivity, which excludes it from syncing any additional fitness programs with the treadmill. This can limit the utility of the Trainer 720. But, as far as budget treadmills go, the Gold’s Gym Trainer 720 isn’t a bad choice, just not one of the best treadmills between $500-$700.  

Price

The Trainer 720 is priced at $699.

The Trainer 720 Is Built For Users who:

  • Don’t care about fancy features - The Trainer 720 is a budget treadmill which means it does not have as many features as treadmills in the $1,000+ price ranges will have included. This may not matter to some users.
  • Value affordability - For some treadmill users, finding the most affordable treadmill is the most important aspect of the treadmill. The Trainer 720 is affordable and of good quality, so it will work for those users.  
  • Want to walk - Users can do some jogging on the Trainer 720 but this treadmill is primarily good for walkers.


Why The Trainer 720 earned 2.4 stars

In many ways, the Trainer 720 is similar to the Treadmill Review best treadmills between $500-$700 category. It only fell short in a couple small ways.

  • Large and easy interface - One of the better qualities of the Trainer 720 is its large and easy to use interface. Bright LEDs light up your workout tracking display, with only 3 rows of console buttons, with everything clearly labeled so there is no confusion.  
  • Less durable overall - The thin metal frame has a tendency to wiggle as users try to go faster than a brisk walking pace. Between the movement and overall thinness of the frame, we have our doubts about the overall durability of the frame.
  • Lacks Bluetooth - There is no way to connect a device to the Trainer 720. This limits from some of the usability other treadmills in this price range have available.


Overall, while the Trainer 720 isn’t a bad treadmill, it certainly is a budget treadmill and will not be high-quality enough for regular vigorous workouts.

Main Specs - 6/10



Specs “Quick Review”:
  • Motor Size: 2.5 HP
  • Running Area: 20” W x 60” L
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Folding: Yes
  • Footprint In Use (W, L, H): 35.74” x 73.3” x 68.11”
  • Incline Range: 0% to 10%
  • Max Speed: 10 MPH
  • Treadmill Best For: Walkers
  • Electrical Requirements: 120 volts


Motor Size - The motor in this treadmill is only 2.5 HP which is a weaker rating than a 2.5 CHP motor, as a CHP motor is the continuous power of the motor. The HP only measure the peak power output of the motor.

Running Area - The running area of the treadmill belt is standard for this price range, measuring 20” in width and 55” in length.

Weight Capacity - A user who weighs up to 300 lbs can safely use the Trainer 720.

Folding  - The Trainer 720 can fold up and be secured in place with a spring-loaded pin.

Space / Footprint - Fairly space- friendly, the Trainer 720 measure 35.74” wide, 73.3” long, and 68.11” high.

Max Speed - The treadmill’s max speed is 10 MPH. This is standard for treadmills in the Trainer 720’s price range.

Incline - This treadmill has an incline range of 0% to 10% so you can push yourself during your workouts.

Features - 5/10



Features “Quick Review”
    • Display: Multi-window LED
    • Pre-Installed Workout Apps: 18
    • Speakers: Yes
    • Fans: Yes
    • Heart Rate Monitoring: Yes
    • USB port: No
    • Audio Jack: Yes
    • Water bottle cubbies: Yes
    • Device holder: Yes


Workout Apps - Users can find 18 workout programs pre-installed on their Trainer 720. They have been created by professional personal trainers so users can meet their goals with targeted workouts.

Display - There are 3 LED windows to display workout information on the Trainer 720. The bright LEDs make tracking easy, and the console is laid out so all the controls are easily accessible.

Speakers - On either side of the console are the Trainer 720 speakers. The sound quality is decent, but it quickly disintegrates as the volume increases.  

Fans - A quality fan is built into the Trainer 720, a feature which many Gold’s Gym treadmills lack. Change the fan speed to suit your needs.

Heart Rate Monitoring - There is only EKG hand pulse tech built into the Trainer 720. So, you can use the handlebars with sensors to check your heart rate but the reading won’t be that accurate.

Other Tech Features
  • Multi-purpose holders
  • Audio Jack


Build Quality - 4/10



Trainer 720 Review: Build Quality

  • Warranties - Lifetime frame, 25-motor, 1-year labor & parts
  • Cushioning - AirStride
  • Customer Support - Phone, live chat, email
  • Return Policy - 30-day trial


While the warranty on the Trainer 720 is better than other Gold’s Gym treadmills, it is still a fairly short warranty period on everything except the frame. However, it is close to the standard among treadmills in this price range.

The frame itself is constructed from metal and molded plastic, and is thin, especially when compared to more durable treadmills like the ones produced by SOLE. Also, the uprights and console have a tendency to wiggle as you workout at speeds above 4.5 MPH.

Bottom Line Review Of The Gold’s Gym Trainer 720 Treadmill

While the Trainer 720 isn’t a bad treadmill, it is still a budget treadmill with decent specifications. If you are willing to spend a little bit more money for a treadmill which would be up for more strenuous and regular use, we would recommend the best treadmills under $1,000.

Best Place To Buy The Gold’s Gym Trainer 720 Treadmill

You can buy the Gold’s Gym Trainer 720 treadmill on the official Gold’s Gym site. By doing this, you will cut out any third-party treadmill dealer who may try to sell you an extended warranty they may not be authorized to extend and other issues. Working through Gold’s Gym directly will circumvent this issue and other possible problems.
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