Last Updated: 1/26/2018
The respected gym fitness brand of Precor operates under its parent company Amer Sports, a company with many sport and fitness brands under its umbrella such as Wilson and Salomon. Precor has a diverse line up of fitness products, from treadmills, ellipticals, to strength equipment. From what we can tell from the diverse lineup, Precor has a fairly equal amount of equipment in these various categories.
There are a few potential drawbacks to Precor treadmills. Their treadmills are expensive for your average homeowner, starting at $2,199. The Precor website seems to run out of their treadmills fairly regularly, requiring you to locate one of their authorized dealers to buy the treadmill you want. Also, there are far more commercial treadmill options than residential treadmill options.
Precor Treadmill Product Line Summary
Much of Precor treadmill manufacturing focus is in creating top-notch commercial treadmills with a few home fitness treadmills.So, while we have many Precor treadmills listed on Treadmill Reviews, only the Energy series and Precision series treadmills were made for homeowners.
Energy Series Reviews
There are 3 treadmills in the Energy series. They have a starting price of $2,199 and range upwards from there. Depending on the treadmill, they have from 6 to 23 built-in workouts and LCD screens on the consoles. This series does have several things in common such as an incline range of 0% to 15%, top speed of 12 MPH, 3.0 CHP motors. However, this series is currently out-of-stock on the Precor website, which may be a precursor to Precor no longer manufacturing these treadmills.
Precision Series Reviews
With a starting price of $3,495, the Precor Precision series is pretty expensive for your average home gym users. For that kind of price tag, many people may expect more than the Precision series can deliver. They also have 3.0 CHP motors which are the same as the Energy series. The Precision treadmills can accommodate up to 350 lbs, has an incline range of -2% to 15%, and a running area of 22” wide by 56” long, which is a bit short for expensive treadmills.
Experience Series Reviews
The Experience series is one of Precor’s two commercial treadmill series. You will need to request a quote to start the process of securing a new Precor Experience series. Be sure to check out our reviews to see if you want to drop a large amount of money on a commercial treadmill when you can more easily secure a light-commercial treadmill from other treadmill brands. You can pick up used or remanufactured Experience series treadmills online for $2,300 or more.
Assurance Series Reviews
The 2nd of Precor commercial series treadmills, there are only two treadmills in the Assurance series. Like the Experience series, you need to request a quote to start the process of buying an Assurance series treadmill. Used or remanufactured Assurance series treadmills run similar prices to Experience series counterpart treadmills.
Our Ruling On Precor Treadmills
While there is no doubt that Precor is a solid treadmill manufacturer, they are not the best for home gym users. Some of the drawbacks you may run into when using a Precor treadmill at home are:
- Very high price tag
- Limited features on the two residential treadmill series
- No Precor treadmills fold
- Small motors in the residential series treadmills
- Often have to go through dealers to find a Precor treadmill
If you aren’t convinced that Precor treadmills aren’t the ones for you, compare them to other competitor’s treadmills and check out our reviews of Horizon and NordicTrack treadmills. They are some of our top treadmill brands and many of them cost half of the asking price of a Precor treadmill.