The Sportcraft TX400 does not come highly recommended. The quality of the machine has been called into question, which is in part a result of their low price. "It is very hard to make a machine in the price range they are targeting," according to Treadmill Doctor.Continue Reading
The Sportcraft TX400 is primarily sold at Wal-Mart. Their treadmills have been recalled twice for "unexpectedly accelerating," as noted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. This particular model was not recalled, and is considered better than other Sportcraft products. However, it is considerably less well-received than similar products from Pacemaster and Lifefitness.
As of 2012, Sportcraft no longer makes treadmills, so this product can most likely only be purchased pre-owned.Learn more about Home Fitness Equipment
To maintain a Weslo treadmill, check the position and tension of the walking belt, inspect the roller guard position and ensure that the bolts and nuts are adequately tight. Also, wipe the surfaces of the treadmill with a damp cloth after every use, and clean its pulse earclip regularly.Full Answer >
Treadmills with built-in heart rate monitors allow the user to test her active heart rate without needing to stop using the treadmill. Prior to the invention of the built-in heart rate monitor, treadmill users had to leave the machine and measure the rate manually using a clock and calculations.Full Answer >
Place your treadmill somewhere convenient with a decent amount of room. Keep it in an open space with easy access, but not necessarily in the middle of the room or on a high-traffic path. A treadmill should be placed in a corner in the lower part of a house, so it can easily be reached without causing a disturbance in the center of the home.Full Answer >
Common treadmill problems include speed changes, slipping belts, overheated belts, no display and a burning odor. The owner should fix the problem as soon as possible, before it causes more problems.Full Answer >