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Tempo 622T Treadmill Review

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Great price point

Would recommend the Merit Brand instead for around the same price. Both are made by Johnson Health Tech but Merit offers better value.

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The Tempo 622T is a great bargain treadmill but you have to know that is what you are getting – a bargain. If you plan to do lots of walking and not much running, this might be the perfect choice for you, and if you are serious about training or becoming better at running, you will likely want something more intense like the AFG 7.1.

Overall, you are not saving very much money and you are getting much less treadmill for your money. That means you don’t have as many options and you are limiting your high end workout capabilities from the very beginning. You should really consider your long-term goals before you settle on a treadmill of this type, as you might find that you and your family will outgrow it rather quickly, making it the most expensive clothes rack you have ever purchased. In Canada, you workout indoors for a large portion of the year; so, you want a treadmill that can keep up with your requirements.

Tempo 622T Treadmill – PROS

  • Cushioned running surface to minimize impact
  • Large LCD display
  • Space saving, folding design
  • Works with regular household outlet

Tempo 622T Treadmill – CONS

  • Only goes up to 10 miles per hour
  • Incline maxes out at 10%
  • Small belt, not good for long strides
  • Small frame, not always the best for running due to vibration
  • Only 7 preset programs
  • No fan for cooling down
  • No heart rate monitor
  • Low horsepower, might not be great for constant use
  • No built in speakers

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What We Think of the Tempo 622T Treadmill

While the Tempo 622T treadmill is a great price at the discount you can get from the Canadian Tire store; overall we don’t consider it the best buy. It is a viable option if you are not in a place to spend slightly more, but we think you may find you outgrow this treadmill rather quickly. It is a good starting treadmill and might be exactly what you are looking for if you are only planning on walking and not doing a lot of running. While many people don’t ever get down to the six minute mile, maxing out at that level does not give you the opportunity that you would have on the AFG 7.1 to truly challenge yourself as you get better.

You can work with the incline and the presets to come up with a feasible workout plan that makes you get into better shape. It can be just the thing to get you through the gloomy Canada days at time. You may also find you burn out on the limited number of programs and the extra money you would spend on the AFG 7.1AT is enough to get you a wider variety of options and helps you need in the long run. A treadmill is a perfect way to change your lifestyle and get yourself more active even when you don’t have time or the energy to go out, but you need variety to keep yourself motivated.

For many people who are out of shape or who have never been involved in a real workout regimen, this might be a great choice. The limited size is nice because it is easier to store and easier to move around the house, and the fact that it folds up so compactly means you can use it in a more confined space. There are just things offered on the AFG 7.1AT that make it more appealing for the long term. Before you spend any money on a treadmill you should really consider your long term fitness goals. You want something that works for your current state but that you can also use in a few years when you are healthier than you are now. Knowing you have someplace to go is often very motivating.

Tempo 622T Treadmill – Key Specs:

Frame Type: Standard
Drive Motor: 4.0 HP
Speed Range: 0.5 – 12 mph
Incline Range: -3% – 15%
Running Area: 20×60
User Capacity: 400lbs
Warranty – Frame: Lifetime
Warranty – Motor: Lifetime
Warranty – Labor: 10 Years
Warranty – Parts: 2 Years

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