I've reviewed the best curved treadmills available today. Many don't show their price without asking them for a quote. This is because they are so expensive and I really dislike this practice. They get your email and send you sales info to get some sort of commitment and then reveal the price. This is a terrible way of doing business but common unfortunately.
Technogym Skillmill - Price: Around $8,500
Technogym are my favorite fitness equipment company. When you see the brand you know you're getting quality. The only thing that lets them down is the price. That's the same with all their equipment.
The console is very basic giving you just the vital information you need for your workout although it is on a 7" LCD screen. The maximum user weight is 397 lbs which is massive and compares well to motorized treadmills.
Woodway Curve - Price: Around $7,000
Woodway were the first to design curved treadmills. They now make a variety called Curve including the Curve XL with the price rising as you progress by model. The console is nice and bright and colorful but the amount of stats remain limited.
Here is the claim where this treadmill burns 30% more calories than normal ones. I've discussed this claim earlier and is a way of getting more sales. I certainly wouldn't buy or recommend a curved treadmill for weight loss. Although any exercise can help if that's your aim.
IN10CT Health Runner* - Price: $3,490
This is Amazon's most well reviewed curved treadmill and comes at a reasonable price. At the time of writing all reviews are 5 stars. It has a good warranty which includes labor for 1 year which I always like to see. It shows the company is confident and stands by it's products.
No electricity is required for this one and it's very safe. If you fall or come into difficulties then the belt won't continue turning unless you're on it. Together with the low price there is free shipping. Customers also say it's very easy to assemble.
NOHrD Sprintbok* - Price: $7,299
This is where elegant design meets new technology. The hardwood used is ash and the opening of the deck shows how the treadmill functions. It works like any other curved treadmill but is designed to impress.
The tablet is another stand out feature being a massive 17.3 inches. This is the biggest I've seen on a treadmill of this type and bigger than most motorized treadmills. You still have a good warranty and free shipping but I think if you want the best of the best, then here you are.
Trueform Runner - Price: $4,995 to $6,795
I couldn't have a page about curved treadmills and not feature the Trueform Runner. I'm really keen on this one mainly because of it's maximum weight capacity of 500 lbs! If it can handle that weight, think how sturdy and well built it is.
I like substantial treadmills because they last much longer than flimsy ones. One thing about the price is that it gets a lot lower if you're willing to wait for it to be made and delivered. I advise you take advantage of the massive savings available.
All prices are correct as of July 2020. I think I've reviewed the best I've gone from relatively basic ones to elegant designs and then mammoth machines like the Trueform. It's amazing how much variety is available for such new technology but that shows there is a demand for them. They all have the same curved shape.
I visit many gyms and facilities and I only see a few curved treadmills. This is great new technology but it's not going to replace normal motorized treadmills any time soon. There are a few reasons for this and the main one is the price. There's no getting away from the fact you're paying for the technology and not any other features.
A lot of facilities can afford expensive equipment but curved treadmills don't really compete well with normal ones. They don't have the features that people want, only a few people can get a really good workout and use them to their potential. The consoles are not good enough either, people want TV screens to watch when exercising.
I think these treadmills are best used by professional runners and that's who they appeal to most. Anyone who wants the high speed like I said in the advantages section. I could see curved treadmills in universities and rehabilitation facilities. Athletics and high end sports clubs will find a use for them too.
For a regular home gym I think the price is the drawback again. I know that some will not be put off and they do look good. But for what you get, I don't think they're aimed at the regular home gym just yet. Sure you can walk, jog and run on them but as an exercise equipment, I don't think they will hit the main stream like motorized treadmills.