Top 6 Best Incline Treadmills

Top 6 Best Incline Treadmills

If you’re getting yourself a treadmill, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself. Do I want a simple flat treadmill that I can walk or jog on? Or do I want a treadmill with different settings like an incline with different exercise programs to choose from? No matter your goal you will need to weigh in the options, a treadmill with an incline will give you a more challenging workout so let’s go over the top 6 best incline treadmills.

Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill

Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill

ICON Health and Fitness - Sports


This is the Weslo Cadence treadmill, it looks quite nice to have around your home and its easily foldable so you can store it away without it taking up tons of space, giving you the ability to workout in any room whenever you want and the best part? It has an incline setting.

About the Product:

From the first impression, it looks nice, doesn’t look too big or bulky, which can be an advantage but also a major disadvantage but we will get into that later, and it looks rather professional which will make you be a little more inclined to use it more often, or you can just have it as a nice feature for your home.

One of the great things about this treadmill is that it has an incline setting so you can make your workouts more challenging and get you burning more calories while building some nicely shaped calves. It has two positions for incline that you can set this treadmill to, so it’s not massively steep but you will still get a nice burn.


  • Has two position manual incline to add a challenge to your workouts
  • 6 certified personal trainer workouts to help burn calories and stay motivated
  • Foldable treadmill.
  • Comfort cell cushioning to keep you comfortable while you exercise
  • Doesn’t take long to assemble
  • Fairly cheap


  • The treadmill is quite thin so Limited running space if you’re a larger individual
  • Manual incline meaning you’re going to have to set it up and down yourself every time you need to use it.
  • The incline difference is relatively small.
  • Running belt can be prone to breaking, may need to invest in a spare
  • Cheaper price means it’s made from cheaper materials, so don’t expect it to last years.
  • It can make a lot of noise and shaking if your using it for running or jogging.

Bottom Line

It’s not a bad treadmill for the price, it offers a professional looking treadmill with a two-position incline and it can fold up and be put away easily without too much fuss, it is suited best for beginner’s or people who want to have a light walk or jog, you can possibly have a hard run/sprint but make sure to watch your step as the base is only thin.

Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill
  • Space saver design. This treadmill can fold up.
  • Six personal trainer workouts.
  • Two-position incline.
  • Comfortable cushioning.

NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill

NordicTrack NTL17915 T 6.5 S Treadmill

Icon Health and Fitness - IMPORT - Sports

$654.00 - $55.00 $599.00

The NordicTrack treadmill looks like a bulkier version of the previous treadmill giving it a more stable look but instead of having a manual incline you get yourself a nice digital incline so you don’t have to stop your workout while making it more challenging.

About the Product

You can tell it’s going to be quite a decent treadmill for the price as well as a much stronger treadmill using more quality materials to build it, it looks stronger and more stable handling more weight and people who like a good hard run without all the shaking and banging about.

It features a 10 percent digital incline so you don’t have to stop your workout.

It also comes with 20 built in workouts designed by certified personal trainers to give you the extra boost you might need to shift those extra calories, giving you a whole different angle.

You can plug in your MP3 player or iPod into the sound system so you can listen to your favorite playlist while working up a sweat.

Comes with different cushioning options, either soft landing or a more realistic hard landing.


  • 2.6 CHP drive system, giving you a more powerful motor
  • A 10 percent incline to help you burn more calories and get some nice shaped calves
  • A bigger bulkier treadmill offering more support and stability
  • You can choose your running comfort levels; do you want a soft landing or a hard one to simulate real paths and roads.
  • Comes with a lifetime frame warranty in case it gets damaged and a 25-year motor warranty as well as a 1 year parts and labor warranty
    Foldable so save space.
  • Has a 300lb weight capacity.


  • It is very heavy to move making it difficult to build without help
  • The height of the control panel where you put an ipod or rest a book to read is quite low down making it a little difficult and uncomfortable to be able to read while walking/jogging.
  • A lot of the features have slight problems like the heart rate monitor giving inaccurate readings, sound system going loud and quiet on its own.
  • Some people have complained about the machine increasing the speed on its own making it quite dangerous, as well as other minor problems like cracked plastic, a slow belt when they step on it.
  • It uses iFit features which sound amazing but you are required to get a subscription to be able to use it and is sold separately.

Bottom Line

It’s a strong sturdy treadmill which can handle a lot of weight and comes with a lot of good features, some of which don’t work too well so if you’re buying it for its features you may want to do a little research and read some reviews. But other than that, it does come with a good incline, so without the features it’s still worth a look with an automatic incline.

NordicTrack NTL17915 T 6.5 S Treadmill
  • Digitally adjust your incline up to 10 percent to add intensity to your workout and target specific muscle groups
  • Get the training you want with 20 built-in workouts designed by a Certified personal trainer to help you achieve your fitness goals
  • 2.6 CHP drive System
  • Plug your ipod or other MP3 device into the console sound System to stay motivated with your workout playlist
  • 20"X55" tread belt

Sunny Health & Fitness Treadmill

The Sunny Health & Fitness treadmill is a nice little compact treadmill that would fit nicely in anyone’s home, it’s a basic design and it can come in a girly pink color. It doesn’t look like it could take much weight but we may be surprised.

About the product:

So, I had a look and the maximum user weight is around 220lbs so as we guessed it can’t hold too much weight, it could probably be pushed to 280lbs but walking only, so if your over any of those weight limits I wouldn’t bother reading the rest.

This treadmill comes with 3 incline options so you can have different angles depending on your goals.

What I thought was a nice little feature was the stop button, it stops the belt from moving but it manages to keep all your current progress so it pauses so you can continue when you need to or if you want a quick toilet break.

It has 9 built in workout programs to keep you motivated and on track of your goals as well as a nice smartphone/tablet holder so you don’t have to stare into space while you work up a sweat.

Another nice feature I liked was the handrail controls, you can change the speed up or down and start/stop the treadmill right from the handrails so you don’t have to reach for the control panel every time.


  • It has handrail controls making it a lot easier to control speed and start/stop without reaching.
  • The pause feature is quite great letting you start and stop without it resetting all your progress you made.
  • It has 3 incline options for a challenge and to burn those extra calories.
  • It has a maximum speed of 9MPH which is quite good for the size of the treadmill
  • It folds up saving you space.


  • The incline must be manually set so you have to get on and off and the incline is only slight
  • The space where you walk/jog and run on is quite thin so watch out if you want to have a hard run
  • A lot of the reviews people received damaged or faulty parts like the control panel, and they stopped working after a few months.
  • Made with cheap materials making it susceptible to damage and breakage
  • It has a low weight limit suggesting this treadmill can’t take much.

Bottom Line:

If your wanting to just take light walks and you’re a beginner this would suit you best, it wouldn’t really suit anyone with strict goals who want to do moderate to extreme workouts on I just don’t think this machine could take it and wouldn’t last too long.

Sunny Health & Fitness Treadmill Folding Motorized Running Machine
  • 2.20 Peak HP drive system with 15.75 x 48.82 inches running surface. 10MPH Max Speed, max degree of incline 5
  • Easy folding mechanism and soft drop system to help you unfold your treadmill safely
  • Handrail controls that allow you to control speed, start and stop.Running Surface 48.8L x 15.75W inches
  • 9 Built-in workout programs; large LCD display and smart phone/tablet holder
  • Choose between 3 options of incline levels; Max user weight: 220 Lbs. Pause function - Press the stop button once to stop the belt and pause your run while keeping your current data and running stats intact.

Nautilus T614 Treadmill

Nautilus T614 Treadmill

Nautilus, Inc. - Sports

$1,499.00 - $649.01 $849.99

This is the Nautilus T614 Treadmill, this treadmill looks great, it looks like it could withstand a lot of weight and looks professional, it doesn’t look too small either and with a price range like that you know you’re going to be getting a good quality product with some nice features.

About the product:

You can’t deny that this treadmill looks great, it looks a little bulkier than the previous treadmills but that’s not always a bad thing, it just means you will be able to push yourself harder and not have to worry about it breaking as easily.

It has an extra-large monitor screen so you don’t have to struggle to look at your progress it will be as clear as day, it also has a charging port so you can charge your devices while on the go as well as a data exchange port so you can exchange data from nautilusconnect and

You can have better incline on this treadmill up to 12 percent which will give you a very nice burn, along with 12MPH max speed so anyone with different fitness levels can use this treadmill to support their goals.

It has acoustic chambered speakers for high quality sound with a nice sized running surface so you can run comfortably without having to worry.

22 workout programs and a 300lbs maximum weight limit.


  • A nice 0 to 12 percent incline so you can slowly build yourself up and burn more calories
  • 0 to 12MPH speed making it perfect for people with different fitness levels and goals.
  • Crowned rollers for a softer quiet workout without all the shaking and banging
  • It has a 3-speed fan to keep you cool while you exercise
  • It can easily be folded up and you don’t have to worry about it being heavy because it has wheels for easy transportation
  • It has a maximum user weight of 300lbs and has a lot of warranty ranging from 90 days’ labor to 10 years’ frame and 10 years’ motor.


  • It’s quite heavy making it difficult to build
  • If your iPod is plugged into the console and you skip to the next song the treadmill might do an emergency stop each time you skip a song, then you must reset it losing your progress as a result
  • A lot of bad reviews saying their treadmill didn’t work straight out of the box and had to have parts sent out to repair the faulty equipment.
  • Poor heart rate monitor
  • A lot of electrical faults causing the machine to stop at random times to be reset and stopping again.

Bottom Line:

It’s a decent sturdy treadmill with a high incline rate and speed as well as a 300lbs maximum user weight but be careful if you’re thinking about ordering this product while it is a good treadmill there have been complaints of a lot of faults straight out of the box needing new parts delivered making you wait a few weeks, but there are tons of positive reviews too.

Nautilus T614 Treadmill
  • Goal Track capability enables users to set individual exercise goals
  • 12% motorized incline
  • 25 programs: including manual, quick goal, train, weight control, heart health, interval and custom workouts
  • StrikeZone cushioning system for a smooth run
  • 2.75 CHP motor that offers reliability, high responsiveness and performance for the user

Confidence GTR Power Pro Treadmill

Confidence GTR Power Pro treadmill, this treadmill looks quite basic but that could be a good thing, if you’re just wanting to have a nice run or jog this could be for you, it has quite a thin frame so you could expect quite a lot of shaking if your wanting to run on it. It’s a nice design to have in your home with a nice use of black and grey.

About the product:

The first thing you notice is the frame, it doesn’t look like it could hold a lot of weight or even movement, but we could be wrong.

It has a manual incline so you will have to get on and off to change the incline level if your wanting a harder workout.

Has a top speed of 7.5MPH while it’s not a bad speed it’s not suited for everyone out there especially serious runners.

It has 12 built in workout programs offering you challenge and motivation to keep on track with your goals as well as a hear rate monitor, suited best for new runners and those wanting to shed a few pounds at the comfort of your own home.


  • It’s a nice basic design and isn’t too complicated to use
  • It folds up easily and has wheels, it also doesn’t weigh too much
  • It has 3 different incline levels
  • Easy and quick to assemble
  • Its small and compact not taking up much room
  • Great value


  • This treadmill isn’t as sturdy as others, hard running might make it shake quite a bit
  • The control panel can be quite noisy with loud beeping
  • It measures in Kilometers instead of miles
  • It comes with no protective packaging, so if you do need to return in you will have to pay for the shipping yourself
  • Instructions are misleading and inaccurate
  • The control panel is not backlit so it can be hard to see anything
  • The size of the walking/running base is quite thin and sometimes too short so you can’t take longer strides if you’re a bigger person with long legs.

Bottom Line:

The treadmill is basic with a bit of a weak frame, not really recommended for running due to the stability of the treadmill it might shake a lot, if your wanting to just take a walk or use it for a desk so you can work and walk at the same time this would be fine for that, if your quite tall or a bigger person you may want to double check that your actually going to be able to walk comfortably because it’s quite short and thin so you would have to take little steps. There are more disadvantages than advantages so check reviews before you decide properly.

Confidence GTR Power Pro 1100W Motorized Electric Treadmill with Adjustable Manual Incline
  • Electric treadmill designed for home use
  • Adjustable manual incline
  • Multi-function LED display with pulse monitor
  • Folds down for easy storage

Sole F85 Treadmill

Sole Fitness F85 Folding Treadmill

Sole Fitness - Sports

from $4,899.99

This beast is the Sole F85 Treadmill, it’s quite a big treadmill giving it advantages and disadvantages, it will be quite sturdy to have a hard run on without much shaking, it looks professional and multifunctional, with lots of room for running and long strides, but at the same time it will probably be quite heavy to move. Let’s see.

About the product:

As you can see by looking at the picture it’s quite a big treadmill, this is a good and bad thing, obviously the smaller the treadmill the easier it is to move about and store away but are more susceptible to damage and breakage, while a bigger treadmill is sturdy, not easily damaged and can take quite a pounding from your feet, it will also probably have a high user weight limit making it great for pretty much anyone from serious runners to people wanting to lose weight.

It has a massive 400lbs maximum weight limit making this ideal for everyone! This is pretty impressive for a home treadmill.

0 to 12MPH making it great for different levels of fitness and goals.

It has a wide surface to run on so you don’t have to be worried about where your feet are placed and its quite long too so you can take longer strides if you’re a taller person with long legs.

With 6 auto programs and two user customized workouts so you can tailor your workouts to your goals, weight loss, endurance, or stamina this treadmill can do just that.

One of the best features is the 0 to 15 percent incline, you can walk flat, or you can walk with a little bit of a hill, or you can higher it so you’re really burning those calories on a steep incline, great for endurance, stamina, weight loss and even building those leg muscles.

It gives you recommended target heart range for your age and gender and weight giving you a more precise workout, with built in speakers that you can use your iPod or MP3 player with.


  • Big and sturdy design no shaking or loud banging sounds when running hard
  • Folds up so you can put it away neatly
  • Has many features to track your progress for optimal results
  • Big surface to walk/run on
  • It can take up to 400lbs weight making it great for anyone
  • 0 to 15 percent incline for people wanting a harder workout and burn more calories
  • Perfect for any fitness level


  • Its big and can be quite heavy if you have no one to help move it
  • Building the treadmill can be difficult with the weight and size of the equipment
  • Customer service is not up to standard and take a while getting problems solved
  • Has a bit of a squeak and rattle when using it?
  • It is delivered by just one person so you may be required to help lift the 300lbs machine with him.

Bottom Line:

In all honesty, I like this treadmill a little more than any of the others due to the size and stability of the product, if I got one that was just rattling around it would just distract me from my workout and disturb my neighbors which wouldn’t be good. It does come with a few minor problems and bad customer service which you wouldn’t expect after paying the price of the treadmill, it does come with decent warranty, lifetime warranty for frame, motor and surface, 5 years on electronics and 90 days on labor.

Sole Fitness F85 Folding Treadmill
  • Treadmill offers an industry-leading warranty and a proprietary Cushion Flex Whisper Deck, shown in a study to reduce impact on your joints by up to 40% compared to running on asphalt
  • 4.0 CHP, DC Type motor with 0.5-to-12 MPH speed range, 0-to-15% rack-and-pinion gear design incline, two-ply belt, pulse grip and chest strap heart rate monitoring
  • Six standard programs, two custom programs, and two heart programs; cooling fans and MP3-compatible sound system; nine-inch LCD workout display
  • Measures 35 by 58 by 80 inches (W x H x D); deck measures 35 by 80 inches (W x D) and running surface measures 22 by 60 inches (W x D); 265-pound weight and 400-pound weight limit; 2.75-inch rollers
  • Includes the following manufacturer's warranties against defects in materials and workmanship: lifetime on frame, motor, and deck; five years on electronics; and two years on labor


It depends on your goals and your budget really, you can get some pretty good incline treadmills for a cheaper price but they might not last you as long in the future, you could buy a more expensive sturdy treadmill but then if something goes wrong with it you may wonder why you didn’t just buy 2-3 years’ worth of gym memberships giving you unlimited access to quality treadmills, classes, and other resistance equipment.

The NordicTrack, Nautilus and the Sole treadmills are the heavy hitters allowing people who are heavier to use them, and they are a lot sturdier, so if your wanting to do moderate to extreme workouts then I would recommend these, while the Weslo Cadence, Confidence Pro Power and the Sunny Health & Fitness treadmills are really for beginners, elderly or using it with a desk to work and exercise at the same time, still great for burning calories just not as sturdy.

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