HealthRider H55T Treadmill Review

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Features

6/10

Tech Specs

5/10

Build Quailty

4/10

Treadmill Review

While quite a few HealthRider treadmills are overpriced for their features, the HealthRider H55T treadmill is a fairly decent budget treadmill. For its price range, the H55T has an averagely sized motor, treadmill belt, and incline range. While it falls short of our best budget treadmills, the H55T is still a decent budget treadmill option.

Price

At the full retail price, the H55T costs $1,199. However, it is currently on sale for $699.

The H55T Is Built For Users who:

  • Need a walking treadmill - This treadmill is best suited to walkers and can handle some occasional jogging.
  • Prefer low-tech - There aren’t many extras that come with the H55T, which can be an asset for those who would rather have an easy-to-use treadmill.
  • Are not ready to invest - Treadmills can be an investment in your future health and fitness. Budget treadmills like the H55T are an opening investment but may not last all that long before needing to be replaced.


Why The H55T earned 2.4 stars

Budget treadmills have a hard time competing with better treadmills, and the H55T is no exception. When Treadmill Reviews tested, researched, and compared the H55T to other treadmills in its price range, it did fairly well.   

  • Average amount of engagement - For a budget treadmill, the H55T has the average amount of workout programs, speed levels, and the incline range other budget treadmills have available.
  • Low on tech - Aside from the ability to make the H55T compatible with iFit, there is very little tech on the H55T. It lacks fans, USB ports, no tablet holder, and no ability to sync a wireless chest strap.
  • Below-average build - The majority of the H55T is made of thick molded plastic. This makes the H55T less sturdy than other treadmills.

Main Specs - 6/10



Main Specs “Quick Review”:
  • Motor Size: 2.25 CHP
  • Running Area: 20” W x 55” L
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Folding: Yes
  • Footprint In Use (W, L, H): 35” W x 72.25” L x 51″ H
  • Folded Footprint: 35” W x 46″ L x 62” H
  • Incline Range: 0-10%
  • Max Speed: 10 MPH
  • Treadmill Best For: Walkers
  • Electrical Requirements: 120 volts


Motor Size - The motor in this treadmill is a small and quiet 2.25 CHP. Though small, this treadmill can run smoothly between the incline levels and speed changes.

Running Area - The walking treadmill belt measures 55” long by 20” wide. Most walkers will find this a comfortable size.

Weight Capacity - Users weighing up to 300 lbs can use this treadmill.

Folding  - Using a hydraulic system, you can easily fold up the H55T.

Space / Footprint -  The H55T in use measures 35” wide, 72.25” long, and 51″ tall, which is nice and compact. When this treadmill is folded up, it measures 35” wide, 46″ long, and 62” tall.

Max Speed - The treadmill’s max speed is 10 MPH, which is common for this price range.

Incline - This treadmill has an incline range of 0-10%. Even if you use it predominantly for walking, the incline range can add a significant boost to your workouts.

Features - 5/10



Features “Quick Review”
    • Display: 6” backlit
    • PreInstalled Workout Apps: 16
    • Speakers: Yes
    • Fans: No
    • Heart Rate Monitoring: Yes
    • USB port: No
    • Audio Jack: Yes
    • Water bottle cubbies: Yes
    • Device holder: No


Workout Apps - Designed by certified personal trainers, there are 16 different exercise programs loaded onto the H55T. You can target speed, calories, and distance.

Display - There is a 6” backlit display on the H55T. It will display your time, speed, distance, calories burned, and your heart rate. It will also show a racetrack so you can visualize your workout.

Speakers - There are two basic speakers on the H55T. They do not deliver the best sound, but it is adequate if you don’t need to raise the volume beyond the mid-volume level.

Fans - No fan is located on the H55T.

Heart Rate Monitoring - Dual-grip heart rate monitoring handlebars are located on the front of the H55T. They do not produce the most accurate readings.

Other Tech Features
  • iFit compatible


Build Quality - 4/10



H55T Review: Build Quality
  • Warranties - Lifetime frame, 25-year motor, 1-year parts & labor
  • Belt - 1-ply
  • Cushioning - FlexStride™
  • Customer Support - Phone, email
  • Return Policy - 30-day


The FlexSelect™ cushioning on the H55T is decent when you hold to a walking pace. If you have particularly sensitive feet and/or joints, the H55T may not be very comfortable for you to use.  

There is a 30-day return policy on the H55T. Aside from a 10% restocking fee, you will receive your money back when you have been authorized to return this treadmill. If there is damage or something defective on the treadmill, you will not be charged the restocking fee.

Bottom Line Review Of The HealthRider H55T Treadmill

For its budget price, the H55T is a decent walking treadmill. While it may fall short of our best treadmills between $500-$700, it is a near thing. So, if all you need is a cheap walking treadmill, then the H55T may be a decent option to consider.  

Best Place To Buy The HealthRider H55T Treadmill

We recommend you buy the HealthRider H55T directly from HealthRider. They will be able to answer any questions you have regarding your new treadmill and you can be sure that your warranty will be upheld.
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