I’ve had this treadmill for almost 2 months and I walk/run about 4 miles on it every day. I love it. While it’s not quite as quiet as I’d like, it’s not bad. It’s an exceptional home treadmill. The incline and speed shift very smoothly and the arm poles come in really handy – I’m glad I got a treadmill with that feature, I use the poles off and on while walking and can really feel the difference. The only drawbacks I’ve noticed so far are that first of all, while the fan is a real plus, it would be nice if there was a way to adjust it: it hits too high up. If I were over 6’ tall (I’m not, I’m more like 5’6”) and ran as far forward as possible I would probably get some air. As it is it goes way over my head, so I just turn my ceiling fan on full blast instead. I like that the cup holders are nice and deep, I can keep my water bottle in one and my cell phone and tv remote in the other without fear of anything falling out. The display is nice and bright (actually, a way to dim that down a bit might be nice) and easy to understand. Overall, the treadmill is easy to figure out the first time you use it. I do wish Walmart would offer ship-to-store with this treadmill like they do many others. The shipping weight (199 lbs.) is the same as some of the ship-to-store treadmills, so I don’t understand why they don’t offer that option. It was a pain to have to pay the extra shipping to have it delivered to my house but in the end I’m glad I made the extra investment. I don’t think I’d have been happy with a lesser model, especially since I intend to use it daily. I’m an average sized, middle-aged woman who is not very mechanically inclined, yet I assembled the treadmill myself in a little less than 2 hours – except for the very last step where you have to flip the treadmill over to tighten the bolts. No way was I going to get this baby to “flip over” on my own. I called my son, he came to the rescue and I was off and running in no time. I’ve been in the market for a treadmill for a very long time and I have to say I’m very happy with this purchase. I would recommend the Gold’s Gym 650 to anyone who wants a quality home treadmill. Oh, one last thing, assemble it where you’re going to use it – while it’s got wheels, you won’t be scooting it all around your house. It does fold up easily though, so you can get it out of the way while still keeping it handy.
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