Top 10 Best Low Profile Treadmills (Reviews)
Regardless of whether you are a fitness enthusiast looking to expand your home gym or you decide that in 2020, it’s finally time to start living a healthier, more active lifestyle, one of the best home-gym investments you can make is a low profile treadmill.
We have listed each of these treadmills in their own categories to make the purchasing decision a bit easier. So, are you ready to burn some calories?
Goplus 2-in-1 Folding Treadmill
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OppsDecor Under Desk Treadmill 2-in-1 Walking Running Machine
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Goplus Ultra-Thin Electric Folding Treadmill
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Sunny Health and Fitness Recovery Walking Treadmill
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MaxKare Folding Treadmill
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Merax Electric Treadmill
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Ancheer Upgraded Treadmills
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Miageek 2 In 1 Under Desk Folding Treadmill
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AdvanceUp Under Desk Walking Treadmill
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Table of Contents
- 1 Goplus 2-in-1 Folding Treadmill
- 2 OppsDecor Under Desk Treadmill 2-in-1 Walking Running Machine
- 3 Goplus Ultra-Thin Electric Folding Treadmill
- 4 Aceshin Treadmill
- 5 Sunny Health and Fitness Recovery Walking Treadmill
- 6 MaxKare Folding Treadmill
- 7 Merax Electric Treadmill
- 8 Ancheer Upgraded Treadmills
- 9 Miageek 2 In 1 Under Desk Folding Treadmill
- 10 AdvanceUp Under Desk Walking Treadmill
- 11 Final Thoughts
- 12 Low Profile Treadmill FAQ
This low profile treadmill is available in red, gray, and ocean blue. When it comes to home equipment, we find that having a loud treadmill can be a real pain. After all, who wants to listen to the drum of their feet while they are trying to watch their soapies. That’s why we love the initiative Goplux took with its combination of a 2.25 HP silent motor, and a layer of sound insulation on the runner itself. Now you can finally jog in peace.
This low profile treadmill features 2-different modes, one of which is a running treadmill, the second being an under-the-desk feature. While walking, the speed of the treadmill is between 1-4 KM/h, whereas the running mode has a top speed of 12 Km/h.
The LED display also features all of your important running information, such as time, speed, distance, and calories. This an important touch for high-end treadmills as this helps you control your workouts and plan out your nutrient intake. After all, to get that sweat pouring, you need to make sure you are eating appropriately.
No one enjoys running bored, which is why, with every treadmill, you should look for what accessories are included. The Goplus 2-in-1 has a phone-holder for your viewing pleasure, as well as a remote control to control the treadmill itself.
Finally, the treadmill does have an emergency stop button for when you are sweating just a tad too much.
For first-time investors, it also has a limited warranty, so no need to overthink the purchase and wonder what happens if it breaks within the first month. After all, low profile treadmills don’t come cheap (at least not the good ones).
If you are looking for a treadmill that has the basic features you want when starting out your fitness journey, then this is a good choice.
- Features a 2-in-1 system for jogging or walking speeds
- Beautiful design
- Durable frame, and reasonably close to the ground, can support up to 265 lbs
- The folding area for this device is 52” x 27” x 5”, which really isn’t bad; however, some want it to be slightly smaller
OppsDecor has really taken a bit step with its low profile treadmills. Certain handrails are a bit too bulky to tuck back in easily, so they have a really nifty lever feature to change between the walking mode and the running mode.
The OppsDecor Under Desk Treadmill features high-quality steel, anti-slip, and anti-static lawn texture belt. This not only makes the product more durable, but it also avoids that horrifying cartoon moment where you lose track of your footing, and end up off the treadmill, the hard way.
Similar to that of our Goplus treadmill, there is an LED display, which illustrates important running information such as time, speed, and calories, which is super handy. How satisfying is it to see how many miles you log in each day, week, and year.
In terms of performance and storage, the walking speed of this device is 1-4 KM/h. And the running speed goes up to 12 Km/h. The device is also foldable. When folded, it is 5” tall — making it easy to store in your garage, bedroom, or other areas of the home.
The OppsDecor Under Desk Treadmill is available in a variety of color choices, including Blue, Gray, Red, Silver, and Violet, giving you a nice range of choices depending on your preference.
Although the company does offer a satisfaction guarantee on this product, unfortunately, in terms of warranties, that’s about the best you are going to get.
This treadmill offers high-quality and durability without taking up too much space in the home. You are also not going to be limited to a small array of color choices.
- 2-in-1 walking and jogging mode
- Durable thanks to the high-quality steel frame
- Noise-proofed runners, with shock absorbing layers
- Easy to change between walking and running
- No long-term warranty for consumer protection
That’s right, you read correctly, another Goplus product has entered the mix. This company’s quality and stability speak for itself.
One thing that we love about this Goplus product is that it’s thin. It is super thin, which makes it easy to store and transport, as well as set up. That’s why this machine is perfect for homeowners who are not exactly fitness-fanatics but are trying to live a healthier, more active lifestyle.
The compact size makes it easy to hide under the bed or in a wardrobe. It also comes with durable wheels to make moving the Goplus treadmill easier. Unlike a lot of treadmills out there, this one also features both a mobile and tablet holder. It really makes it convenient to watch your favorite shows, listen to music, or enjoy your podcasts while you work out.
Another thing to love about the Goplus Ultra is that it features different modes ranging from P1-P12, allowing you to challenge yourself daily. You can also set countdown goals in terms of time, distance, and calories burned on the LED monitor that comes with the low profile treadmill.
Due to the size, the machine features a 445 w motor. Although this is significantly less than the previously mentioned models, it’s still plenty to get the sweat pouring. The speed range for the Goplus Ultra-Thin treadmill is between 0.5 – 8 KM/h.
The compact size also means that the machine can only has 225 lbs before cracking under pressure. The cool thing about this machine is that there is no installation necessary. All you need to do is position it in its new home and you can start using it right away.
This is a good treadmill to try out if you are just beginning your fitness journey, and you really don’t have much experience with treadmills. It is easy to use, easy to store, and much quieter than other models.
- “Plug and Play”
- Ultra-thin making it convenient to transport and store
- A fun range of challenge settings to keep workouts entertaining
- A countdown timer for Distance, time and calories burned
- Low wattage motor meaning less noisy
- The compact design does come with some durability and weight-management flaws. Can only handle 225 lbs
- Low-speed range
When it comes to affordable but efficient, the AceShin low profile treadmill takes the cake. Similar to that of the Goplus Ultra-thin treadmill, the Aceshin is fairly compact, making it easy to set up and to store.
Available in four different colors, the Aceshin Treadmill has one new nifty accessory our previous treadmills do not, and that is a heart pulse monitor on one of the handlebars. The pulse sensor works by simply placing a thump on the metal plate, making it easy to use.
There is also an LCD console display, which shows all vital information, including distance, time, calories burned, as well as your heart rate.
Another initiative to love about the Aceshin Low Profile Treadmill is that despite its compact design, it’s evident that the manufacturer put a lot of thought into the usability of the device. It features a ton of workouts, challenges, and programs you can use to keep your body in shock and those fibers burning.
The Aceshin Treadmill has a 10 km/h, which is not bad considering the size of the unit. The treadmill also has two emergency stop features. The first is a large red button on the LCD display itself.
The second is a safety clip that you attach to your clothes before you start your workout. If you do happen to slip off, the extra range on the clip will immediately stop the AceShin treadmill.
Finally, the last feature is the self-lubrication feature. All you need to do is pour lube into the hole and push the refueling button, and your treadmill will take care of the rest.
Not only does this have all the bells and whistles that allow you to keep track of your calories, distance, and heart rate, it also comes equipped with safety features that make it a good option for any fitness fanatic of any level.
- Small compact design making it easy to store, and put up
- LCD display which includes vital information like calories burned, distance, heart rate, etc.
- Features two emergency stop features for safety reasons
- Self-lubrication feature
- A maximum speed of 10km/h
- I personally prefer LED displays over LCD displays
At a glance, this treadmill has a lot to take in. With large handrails on each side and a decently sized LED, it’s certainly not your traditional low profile treadmill.
The treadmill has a low profile-deck as well as the front, and side handrails to help make the rehabilitation process as safe and comfortable as possible. You will also really appreciate how the handrails were designed to make mounting and dismounting the machine easier for the user.
Sunny Health also incorporates a shock-absorbent technology in the runner to help reduce the shock to joints and ligaments in the body. Again, all of this is to make the recovery process just that much more bearable for the user.
There is a 2.5 MP/h motor with this machine, allowing users to reach a top speed of 10 km/h. Another nifty thing is, you get an awesome orange towel to keep that sweat off your forehead while you jog – for free!
If you find yourself recovering from an injury or need to continue your rehab and physical therapy at home, this is the treadmill that will help make that happen while also keeping you safe. However, be wary because there is no information regarding any kind of warranty or other guarantee.
- Low-profile deck for easy mounting
- Shock absorption technology
- Digital console shows the duration, speed, and calories burned
- Has wheels so it is portable and can easily be moved room to room
- Doesn’t have any information regarding a warranty or guarantee
The first impression of the MaxKare Folding Treadmill was that it’s for those fitness-lovers. Where jogging first thing before the sun rises is a bit that they love, if you know what I mean.
The reason is due to the design of the product. Featuring a stylistic display, with an almost sporty layout and some pretty advanced tools on the LED display itself, it has everything even an Olympic athlete would need to get the training done in the morning.
This was one of the first copper motors we encountered and are quite impressed with how silent it is while you use it. The motor allows you to run between 0.5 to 8.5 KM/h, which is plenty for a morning or evening jog.
The runner itself was designed with noise-proofing, and shock absorbent technology. This not only helps stabilize your joints when you run but also keeps the noise levels down. The 17-inch wide runner belt also makes it rather comfortable to set your pace and get lost in the workout.
One thing to really love about the MaxKare Folding Treadmill is a beautiful LED. Not just for the LED function, though. It has so many programs for you to play around on. With 15-preset exercise programs as well as a real-time monitoring feature for your distance, time, speed, and heart rate. This particular low profile treadmill strikes me as “worth every penny”.
If you are looking for a basic, run of the mill treadmill to get started on your fitness journey, then this is it. However, it might prove to be of a lower quality than the other more expensive models with more features.
- Powerful copper motor
- Foldable design and easy assembly
- Works well in smaller spaces
- Anti-shock system that can withstand up to 220 pounds
- Some report that the machine is smaller than they expected and some have arrived damaged
The Merax Electric Treadmill comes with a lifetime guarantee for the frame, a lifetime motor warranty, and a 1-year parts warranty. That means if anything breaks or does not function the way it should, it’s an easy fix.
When it comes to the machine performance itself, it’s a pretty good unit. With speed ranges between 0.62 – 10 Km/h. It can certainly keep you exhausted after a routine. There is also a nice LCD display that illustrates real-time measurements of distance, time, as well as the number of calories you have burned in your running/walking session.
Finally, the manufacturers did design this unit to fold up easily, making it small and convenient to unpack and pack as you wish. All you need is a bed with some space under it, or a curtain to hide it behind and you are good to go.
This treadmill is relatively easy to assemble and can be stored in a number of different ways, making it the perfect option if you are low on space.
- Compact and foldable design and can also be laid flat
- LCD display tracks speed, time, distance, and calories burnt
- Comes with a Lifetime frame and motor warranty and a 1-year warranty on parts
- Some have reported that it becomes loud when you try to go faster
- May have a clicking sound when reaching speeds of around 4 mph
The Ancheer Upgraded Treadmill features a sleek slanted design with a sleek black finish. It includes a digital LCD screen, which shows you all the important information you need from how long you have run (up to 99 KM), to how many hours you have run (up to 99). It also shows your heart rate in real-time.
Another great feature is the digital LCD. This can give you some great starter workouts that are not overbearing on your body.
There are also two safety checks for in case something goes awry, including an emergency stop button and chain that you can connect to your clothes before you start your workout.
This model was upgraded in October of 2019 with a 1.5 HP motor and is their latest and newest model. It is cost-effective, foldable, durable, stable, and boasts of user-friendly operation.
- LCD monitor and pulse grip monitor the heart and pulse rate
- Also measures distance, speed, heart rate, and calories burned
- Comes with 12 workout programs
- Low noise motor
- There is no pause button, so if you stop, it clears the stats
The Miageek features two different sports modes. The first is a walking mode, which goes up to 4 KM/h. For this mode, you can take the handlebars down to avoid them getting in your way, whereas the running mode can go up to 12 KM/h.
This unit also features a silent 2.25 hp motor and padding on the runner belt. You will barely hear your footsteps compared to normal. You will also feel as if you have plenty of space, which is not something you often experience with low profile treadmills.
There is also a multifunctional LCD monitor that displays your time, distance, and calories burned. One unique thing that no other unit has in this review is that it comes with a Bluetooth speaker.
Unfortunately, the one drawback is that this unit does not come with warranties. However, from talking with some of the customers, it is clear that they take customer support seriously.
It is a very basic treadmill that is good if you are a beginner. However, if you are looking for more features and more power, you may want to consider a different model.
- Comes with two sport modes and can be used under a desk as a walking treadmill
- Quiet motor and shock reduction system
- Wide speed range options
- Shorter than expected running surface
The AdvanceUp treadmill was designed for users who would like to go for a brisk walk every day, but just don’t like circling the block multiple times.
The AdvanceUp is a portable walking treadmill which measures at 58” x 24” x 6”, making it easy to transport to and from home. Its compact size also makes storing the unit easy as pudding.
Despite the size, you can see the manufacturers pulled out all the stops to provide the ultimate user experience.
The AdvanceUp Under Desk Walking Treadmill 12 auto-workout programs to help you trim the fat, as well as 3-manual modes, which are time-based.
This machine can handle up to 200lbs, with soft-durable rubber runners that have sound-proofing layers to help you enjoy a quiet walk under your desk without anyone knowing any better.
It also features an LCD display that shows all of your vital information, but it also comes with a wristband that allows you to control the various settings on the unit without having to get off and manually adjust the settings.
This is a slim option that won’t take up too much space. It also allows you to choose a different speed based on your physical condition and exercise need so you can advance as you go.
- Affordable price and sleek design
- 12 auto programs built-in
- Heavy-duty frame
- Only has a max weight of 200 pounds
- Has an inbuilt incline that was not mentioned
Well, there you have it. If you’re a fitness enthusiast, a professional jogger or a simple stay at home mom or dad looking to live a fitter lifestyle, one of these treadmills are bound to be your match. Just remember to shop around a bit before committing to your investment, and don’t forget – drink lots of water!
Low Profile Treadmill FAQ
How much clearance do you need to have in order to utilize a treadmill?
You should have at least 12 inches of clearance above your head so you can comfortably and safely run on a treadmill.
Are low profile treadmills good for small spaces?
Yes. They are ideal for smaller spaces because they are typically more compact, often foldable, and can usually lay flat so they are easy to store and keep out of the way when they are not in use.
What should I know before shopping for a low profile treadmill?
Before you make a purchase, you need to know your ceiling height, the height of the tallest treadmill user, and then the step-up or deck height of the treadmill. Also see: 14 tips for treadmill running.
What if my ceiling is too short for a treadmill?
If this is the case, you may want to rethink your purchase. Treadmills are pretty expensive, so if you can’t comfortably fit it in the home so you can use it properly, it might not be an investment that is wise to make. Without enough room, you can risk bumping your head during your workout, bruising, and concussions.