The Reebok Jet treadmill costs well under £1000, and if you’re lucky, you can get hold of it for half that.
I’ve seen it on sale for £500, which is a steal for a treadmill that boasts a power-adjustable incline, a ton of workout programs, a max speed of 10mph, and a top-level cushioning system to protect your joints.
Still, the Reebok Jet 100 Treadmill isn’t anywhere near-commercial grade, and it doesn’t pretend to be; what this treadmill is, is an excellent machine for improving your cardio fitness at home. It sits somewhere between entry, and mid-level and is suitable for both walking and jogging.
Packed Full of Useful Features
If you’ve been looking for a feature-packed treadmill, one that’s built well by a reputable company has more features than the budget treadmills but doesn’t come with a high price tag? The Reebok Jet 100 might be for you.
In this review, we’ll cover all the pros and cons of this capable treadmill; by the end of the review, you should know if it’s the right choice for your cardio needs.
I’ll also compare the Jet 100 with one of its closest rivals in this price bracket, the Sunny Health SF-T7515, so make sure you read through to the end, but first, let’s take a quick look at the product specs!
Product dimensions – H139, W78, D171cm /Folded – H148, W78, D110cm
Weight – 76kg (167lb)
Speed – 0-10mph
Anti-shock system – Cushioning air pods
Folds for storage
Motor – 2HP
Power adjustable incline – 12 levels
Weight capcacity – 110kg (242lb)
Running belt size – 130 x 41 cm (51 x 17 inches)
Why Do We Like The Reebok Jet 100 Treadmill?
The stand out feature of this treadmill has to be the power-adjustable incline.
Most budget treadmills will come equipped with 3 levels of manual incline, which is great; it’s better than not have one at all, but to find a treadmill that costs around £500 with 12 levels of power-adjustable incline is impressive.
So what’s so great about incline? Incline workouts target hard to train muscles such as your glutes, hamstrings, and calves. Walking at a high incline level is really going to give those muscle groups a good workout.
Also, walking or jogging at an incline will burn 3 times more calories.
Walking for 30 minutes at 4mph on a 10% incline will burn 370 calories that’s 3 times more than walking on a flat surface for the same time duration. As you can see, buying a treadmill with an incline feature has a ton of health benefits.
And because the incline system of the Reebok Jet 100 is power-adjustable, it means you don’t have to get off the machine to change the incline level. You can simply press a button on the monitor to select the level to suit your workouts.
Monitor /Control Console
There are no advanced monitors with HD color screens in this price range. Still, for the price, the monitor of the Reebok Jet 100 Treadmill is better than most.
I like the 6 window display, which shows your workout data; ok, some people may say it looks somewhat toyish, but it’s nice and easy to both read and use, and that’s what we want from a monitor. The last thing you need is an over-complicated monitor that takes 20 minutes to work out how to use.
And what’s most impressive about the monitor is its 24 workout programs that’s a lot of workout programs for the price point.
Workout programs are great for keeping away the monotony of long cardio sessions; they provide extra challenges and help you reach your fitness goals faster.
Another useful feature of the monitor is that you can sync it to Reeboks fitness app, where you’ll find a selection of global routes. (Although sometimes fitness apps like BitGym work better with treadmills than the free apps like Reeboks)
You’ll need a tablet to access the Reebok fitness app, here you can jog along routes anywhere in the world and what’s cool about this is the treadmill will self adjust the incline and speed to mimic the terrain you are walking /jogging on, leaving you to focus fully on your cardio sessions without having to touch the monitor to adjust speed, etc.
The monitor also tracks time, speed, distance, calories, and heart rate. (heart rate is monitored via the built-in handlebar pulse sensors)
You’ll be happy to hear the monitor provides a workout fan, speakers, and an mp3 for you to plug in your phone and listen to your fav music.
Many people buy a treadmill without thinking about the size of the running belt. The running belt’s size is the most important feature you should consider before buying any treadmill, as its size will determine who can use the machine and for what.
The Reebok Jet boasts a 51″ x 17″ running belt, which for the price is about right.
51″ in length will allow users with a max height of 6’1″ to jog comfortably on the machine. Anyone taller than this will be fine walking on the machine, but jogging will cause issues because of the larger stride needed.
For the price, the length of the running belt is decent. We will not find gym sized belts in this price bracket.
However, I was slightly disappointed, seeing the width of the belt is just 17″. A 17″ width is what we typically see on the budget treadmill’s it’s not a deal killer; you’ll just have to be more careful not to step off the machine while you exercise.
Folds For Storage
A decade ago, home treadmills were a nightmare to fold: many of them took two people to fold and move. Now with fold systems like the SoftDrop of the Reebok jet, not only can you fold the machine with only one person, you can do it with just one hand it’s that easy.
To store, all you have to do is lift with one and hand, and the deck will lock in place. You can then tilt the machine and roll on the integrated transport wheels to store.
Built by a reputable company/solid build, long warranty
12 levels of power-adjustable incline
Easy to use high info monitor
SoftDrop folding system
24 built-in workout programs
Sync with free Reebok fitness app
Integrated transport wheels
Air Motion Deck Cushioning – protect joints
Weak cooling fan
The console is not telemetric
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7515 Treadmill
Sunny Health & Fitness are a company that has been around for years. These guys specialize in building quality cardio gear at affordable prices. Their SF-T7515 is one of their top of the range treadmills, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s an entry-mid level treadmill very similar to the Reebok Jet 100.
Both treadmills offer excellent inclines; the Sunny has 12 levels of power-adjustable incline with a max height of 12%, which is superb for a treadmill in this price bracket.
When we look at the all-important running belt size, again, we see a similar size belt. The Sunny’s is slightly smaller at 49″ x 16.5″. This will make a difference. The Sunny’s max height for people wanting to use the machine for jogging will be around 5’11”.
We also have the same power motor 2HP, the same SoftDrop system, and another excellent anti-shock system. There really isn’t much difference between the two machines.
The only real noticeable difference is the number of workout programs the Sunny providing 12, the Reebok with double that at 24, plus there are no free workout apps offered with the Sunny.
By a small margin, the Reebok outshines the Sunny SF-T7515. Both machines offer excellent value for money with impressive power inclines. Both machines receive high ratings from their users, but if you want a few more workout programs and slightly a longer running belt, go for the Reebok.
To Sum Up
The Reebok Jet 100 Treadmill offers more bang for your buck than any other treadmill in this price bracket, packed full of useful features, including 24 workout programs and a power-adjustable incline, this thing is going to be a great buy for anyone who’s looking to improve their cardio fitness at home.
Seeing a treadmill receive an average of 4.5/5 from users is almost unheard of; normally, ratings this high are reserved for machines costing twice as much. As long as you’re 6’1″ or under and weigh less than 110 kgs, there’s no reason why this machine will not suit your cardio needs.
It would have been nice to of seen a wider running belt. Still, the pros of the Jet 100 far outweigh this one drawback. Overall, an excellent treadmill for walkers and joggers, competitively priced with a long warranty.