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FreeMotion 730 Treadmill Review

We really couldnt think of any.

Not enough power and short tread belt. Low quality parts.


Treadmills are the best-selling fitness equipment in the industry due to their convenience and proven results, burning more calories per hour than any other machine. Treadmills are also much easier on the body than a typical outdoor workout, offering greater shock absorption and less stress on knees and joints than asphalt or other concrete surfaces.

The FreeMotion 730 Treadmill is made by ICON Fitness. FreeMotion was acquired by Icon around 2001 and at that time was named Ground Zero Fitness. For obvious reasons, Icon changed the name to FreeMotion. You may know the name due to their more marketed product brands known as NordicTrack and Proform.

While they manufacture NordicTrack products, you may be familiar with the quality that they provide. With the same emphasis that is given with the NordicTrack, you will see that the FreeMotion 730 Treadmill was manufactured with a lack of quality and overinflated price. Billed as a cost effective model, it truly is anything but cost-effective or even quality. When they say that it provides comfort and efficiency, it is obvious that they meant to say the exact opposite. Here is an in-depth review of the pros and cons that the FreeMotion 730 treadmill has to offer anyone that decides to use it.


Pros Of The FreeMotion 730 Treadmill

  • 3.0 Commercial Motor
  • IPod Compatible music port
  • CoolAire workout fan

Cons Of The FreeMotion 730 Treadmill

  • The price is extremely high, with a MSRP of $2,499.99 ($2,500)
  • Lack of cushioning for joints that is available in comparable models
  • Limited warranty with more restrictions than other models
  • Not built to last very long for weighty users; low weight capacity
  • Lack of programmable displays and features
  • Difficult to store and transport


One of the big misconceptions with FreeMotion 730 Treadmill Reviews is that most people think this model is a commercial model, when in reality it is not. FreeMotion usually produces commercial models and this small foray into the residential market is certainly not the quality that one would expect when paying such a large amount of money. For the FreeMotion 730 Costco is the only carrier, so finding a store near you to carry it may be difficult.

This product is simply over inflated on price, and does not live up to what it says it will do. The manufacturers created this treadmill in an attempt to make customers mistakenly believe they are buying a commercial line product when they are not.

As an example, if you compare this product to the much more reasonably priced AFG 3.1AT treadmill priced at only $1,099.99 ($1,100). The supposed benefits are simply not there. In the majority of spec categories the AFG 3.1AT comes out ahead, the only exception being the motor where the FreeMotion has a .25 advantage, but at a higher RPM.

The 3.1AT model is a step up from the 3.0AT model and they really stepped up the quality with the new model. The AFG or Advanced Fitness Group’s 3.1AT model treadmill is built for durability. It boasts a heavy-duty frame built to last. The sturdiness of the frame will shine through with its durability. The FreeMotion 730 treadmill frame is not built as sturdy, and as a result you will see a louder operating noise than you will see with the AFG 3.1AT treadmill. Bounce and shake are other complaints on the FreeMotion 730 treadmill.

With a whisper quiet motor that runs speeds of .05 to 12 miles per hour, the AFG 3.1AT is something that will not distract you the way louder motors set on less sturdy frames have a way of doing. Some of the best features of the 3.1AT are the heavy weight capacity, strong motor, preset workout variety, 15-degree incline, heart rate monitor, three-year warranty, and exceptional music system for a treadmill.

Advanced Fitness Group’s 3.1AT treadmill is highly recommended for home gym. Compared with other discount treadmills it has a high weight capacity and a generous warranty. It also has an incline, audio entertainment, and a very good range of training programs. The preset modes are Manual, Speed Intervals, Peak Intervals, Stamina Builder, Weight Loss, Golf Course, Foot Hills, and Mountain Climb. There is also the capability of saving two different workout settings for you and your partner, or if you simply like to switch your routine up a bit.

AFG is designed to blend the reliability of smart components with the convenience of workout features This keeps you comfortable and as you try to achieve your fitness goals or even if you are trying to stay on track with a current fitness routine. The Advanced Fitness Groups 3.1AT model boasts a USB port used for software update; this allows you to download new software for your AFG treadmill. Presumably as new programs etc. are added you will be able to see them on the duel LED feedback windows.

If you are truly shopping for a high quality treadmill that is also affordable, then you should seriously stay away from the FreeMotion 730 treadmill and go with the AFG 3.1AT treadmill instead.

FreeMotion 730 Treadmill – Key Specs:

Frame Type: Standard
Drive Motor: 3.0 CHP
Speed Range: 0 – 12 mph
Incline Range: 0 – 15%
Running Area: 20×58
User Capacity: 325lbs
Warranty – Frame: Lifetime
Warranty – Motor: Lifetime
Warranty – Labor: 1 Years
Warranty – Parts: 3 Years



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