Schwinn 810 Treadmill
This budget-friendly design doesn’t skimp on the advanced features and provides runners with a versatile and engaging run that allows them to amp up the difficulty as they grow as a runner.
Offer at an affordable price point
Compatible with Explore the World App
Large backlit LCD display
Built-in heart rate monitor
SoftDrop folding system
Wide 20-inch belt
Includes water bottle holder and USB charging port
SoftTrak deck cushioning system
Only supports up to 275 pounds
Wobbles at high speeds
Not Bluetooth compatible
The SoftTrak deck cushioning system ensures that you have a smooth ride from start to finish. When you run on this deck, it pushes downwards slightly to reduce the impact on your joints.
If you suffer from knee or back pain when you run, the design of this deck is very similar to running on soft trails.
With a 3-cell design, it isn’t quite as responsive as the Schwinn 830, but it offers up just enough pushback to make your runs feel light and energetic.
Weighing in at 155 pounds, this machine is surprisingly stable when running. Even when pumping up the speed settings, the deck of this treadmill didn’t wobble while in use. However, some users found that the center console started to shake when used at higher speed settings.
This machine has a max user capacity of 275 pounds (which is pretty impressive for a budget-friendly design) and gets a little noisy for heavier users that clock in over 200 pounds. These issues aren’t necessarily deal-breakers but are worth noting.
What users love most about this design is that it is packed with a variety of adjustable incline and speed settings to keep your workouts challenging and engaging.
By adjusting the settings on the central console, runners have the ability to adjust the incline of the deck up to 10 percent. More advanced treadmills offer inclines up to 15 percent, making this machine just a tad more shallow than most.
To adjust the incline, all you need to do is press the incline button on the central console, and the built-in motor automatically adjusts the pitch of the deck.
What I also love about this treadmill is that it has a wide variety of speed settings that makes it a cinch to hit your perfect stride. This machine is able to reach top speeds of up to 10 miles per hour.
While it’s slightly slower than many of the high-end machines that have a top speed of around 15 miles per hour, 10 MPH still provides a good challenge.
To put that into perspective, you would need to run around 6 miles per hour to achieve a 10-minute mile. Running at the top speed on this treadmill (of 10 miles per hour) breaks down to about a 6-minute mile.
It also allows you to adjust the speed settings by .1, which helps your find your exact stride to keep your run feeling as natural as possible.
Brands that don’t all for micro-adjustments to the speed settings often lock you into a stride that may not feel natural to you, which can lead to injuries or strain.
Weighing in at 155 pounds means that moving this treadmill is a workout on its own. However, the Schwinn 810 treadmill comes equipped with a few handy features that make moving this treadmill from room to room a bit easier on your back as well as the treadmill itself.
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It boasts a feature called SoftDrop that ensures that the treadmill doesn’t become damaged when it’s being moved. It has a foldable belt that locks in place at a semi-vertical angle.
When it’s time to lower it back down, the SoftDrop feature slowly lowers the belt for you to reduce the risk of damaging the belt and the motor inside.
This design also boasts a small pair of transport wheels on the front of the base. This treadmill may be quite heavy, but the foldable deck and small transport wheels make it fairly simple to move it around your home gym to clear up a little space as needed, or for those times that you simply need a change of scenery!
For a budget-friendly design, I was pleasantly surprised by the features offered by the central console. A lower price point often means a basic, utilitarian console display, but that’s not the case with the Schwinn 810 treadmill.
It boasts a modest backlit display that offers quite a few helpful features. Users have the ability to adjust the speed and incline of the belt right from the central console.
It also accommodates up to 2 different users and tracks progress such as speed, heart rate, and even weight loss.
It features a quick start button to go for a quick casual run, and also interval settings when you want a customized and challenging workout as well.
All of the adjustment settings are clearly labeled on the center console, so you won’t have to toggle through complicated on-screen settings to load up a pre-programmed workout.
Overall, users found that this central screen is super easy to use, and doesn’t require spending the better part of an afternoon reading through the user’s manual.
Like any good treadmill, the Schwinn 810 treadmill also comes with a wide assortment of quality-of-life features. Just because you opted for a more budget-friendly design doesn’t mean you have to miss out on some of the more advanced features found on high-end treadmills.
This design provides users with ample onboard storage for things like water bottles and fitness trackers. At the bottom of the console, it provides users with an adjustable fan, built-in speakers, and a USB charge port to charge their devices as they work out.
This design also boasts a tablet rack to place your smartphone or tablet. While the onboard display is fairly simple, the tablet rack helps to transform your base model treadmill into a high-end workout machine.
This treadmill is compatible with apps such sd Explore the World that allows you to follow along scenic paths all over the world as you run. This app includes 6 basic paths to follow in the free version. To gain access to the wide library of exciting trails, this app requires a monthly subscription.
I hate monthly subscription apps, but the Explore the World app is affordable and well worth it!
This unit measures to be 69 inches long, 35 inches wide, and stands to be just over 56 inches tall. When compared to other treadmills out there on the market, this design runs fairly par for the course.
I noticed with budget-friendly treadmills, brands often opt for a narrow belt to save on overall cost.
Narrow treadmill belts measure to be around 16 inches wide, which is a little too narrow to hit your natural stride for many users. This treadmill, however, utilizes a 20-inch belt that makes it much easier to hit your natural stride while you train.
It’s also important to note that this treadmill weighs in at an impressive 155 pounds, which provides a nice and stable base to work out. It has a max weight capacity of 275 pounds, which is slightly higher than competitive budget-friendly designs.
Heavier users that inch close to that weight limit found that the belt of this design gets quite noisy as they run. If you need something that runs quietly, this design might be a little less than ideal.
What I love most about the Schwinn 810 treadmill is that it clocks in at a super affordable price point.
This treadmill demonstrates that you don’t need to spend 4-digits to achieve a really good workout. When you compared the high-performance features of this treadmill to other budget-friendly designs out there on the market, the Schwinn 810 treadmill is the better value, hands down.
It provides users with ample speed settings, a motorized incline, and tons of quality-of-life features that will make you excited to lace up those running shoes and get to work.
Plus, when you can save money on your cardio machines, it means you have more money to buy a really good pair of running shoes.
What I love most about this machine (other than the very handsome price point) is that it has a tablet dock so you can Binge Netflix or use Explore the World as you train.
In addition to the tablet dock, it also has a USB charging port so you will never run out of juice in the middle of a run. It also provides an audio port and built-in speakers so you can jam out to your favorite running playlist.
Overall, the Schwinn 810 treadmill is proof that adorable doesn’t have to mean boring.