The ProGear HCXL 4000 Ultimate High Capacity Extra Wide Walking and Jogging Electric Treadmill is a reasonably priced electric treadmill designed for older people and people who want a treadmill in order to increase their fitness level without having undergo intense workouts. This treadmill has a reinforced frame and has been tested for a weight capacity of 400 pounds. The extra wide 20 inch belt makes walking or jogging on this compact treadmill more comfortable. In addition, the treadmill features extra long handles (18 inches long) with a heart/pulse sensor. It also comes equipped with Quiet Drive Technology. The Pro Gear HCXL 4000 comes partially assembles and even comes with with a decent warranty.
Since this treadmill is designed for people who are of low to moderate fitness and want to improve their overall fitness level and stamina it doesn’t come with any steep incline levels to stress users fitness to the maximum. That being said it does have two manual incline levels, so this treadmill will help those needing to get fit improve their overall fitness a little at a time.
The HCXL 4000 is not designed for speed, but rather to get people walking and to encourage a bit of light jogging. For that reason this treadmill does not reach the maximum speed of most treadmills, but rather slowly increases speeds from 1/10 mph to 4 mph so that most users can get a good walk in whenever they want.
This treadmill does not come with any programs and none is needed since most people use it for walking while watching television or listening to music.
The HCXL 4000 comes with a basic LCD display that tracks the amount of time you spend on the treadmill, the distance you travel, calories burned, speed and Pulse. Do keep in mind that since there is no way for users to submit variables such as their age, weight, and other information the calories burned will not be accurate, instead the display simply gives an average calorie burn based on the amount of the time and the speed in which you use the treadmill.
In reality, it is advisable that people using this treadmill focus on the distance they walk each day rather than the amount of calories they burn.
Most people who purchase this treadmill do find that it is a comfortable machine to workout on. Not only do the long handles and wider deck make them feel more secure, but they like that that this treadmill comes with a water bottle holder and has slower speeds for those just starting on a fitness regime. They also like knowing that can exercise regardless of the weather outside and won’t have to worry about wind, rain, or snow making their longer walks miserable.
When fully assembled this treadmill measures 51.2” X 32” X 63” and has a walking area (belt) that measures 40” X 20.” When folded for storage this treadmill measures 22 ½ inches X 32” X 54” and there is 28” between the 18 inch long handlebars.
The HCXL 4000 is designed for anyone weighing 400 pounds or less, so it can accommodate a greater number of people including those people who most need a reliable piece of exercise equipment to work out on.
This treadmill comes with a 5 year warranty on the motor.
Reviews for the HCXL 4000 are good with users finding several things about this treadmill that they like. Users find this treadmill extremely easy to assemble because it comes partly assembled. Users like that this treadmill takes up less room than most treadmills. The small size of this treadmill makes this treadmill a good choice for users with limited space.
This is a sturdy and well constructed treadmill that has a wider belt to help users feel more secure. Consumers also like the longer handles on this treadmill and find that the side arm controls are quite handy.
Users find walking and even jogging on this treadmill is not only comfortable, but extremely quiet is also extremely quiet allowing users to watch television or listen to music while working out.
Users find that this treadmill helps them to improve their fitness levels, but also is excellent for those users who want to lose weight.
Users do have a couple of complaint regarding this treadmill that is worth considering. Some users find that the treadmill sticks in safe mode after a few uses, while others have experienced the treadmill speeding up suddenly without warning sometimes throwing the user off the treadmill.
If you are looking for a treadmill that is perfect for walking or jogging then the ProGear HCXL 4000 may well meet your needs.