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Gold's Gym GG480 4 Star Rating: Cheapism Good Pick
Where to Buy Gold's Gym GG480

Buy from Walmart.com.


Most of the hundreds of users posting Gold's Gym GG480 reviews at Walmart seem satisfied with this treadmill, especially given the low price they paid for it. A review from the experts at FitRated calls this an excellent choice for buyers on a tight budget. However, they warn that you won't get a lot of power, deck space, or bells and whistles. With a 1.5 continuous horsepower motor, this treadmill can handle walking and maybe the occasional light jog. The 18 x 50-inch deck will restrain the strides of taller users, whose arms are liable to hit the handrails. Still, with a maximum capacity of 300 pounds, this machine can accommodate almost anyone.

The Gold's Gym GG480 comes with just four weight-loss workouts and four workouts designed by a personal trainer. It comes with a set of one-pound hand weights, and an indicator light goes on when a workout calls for them. The console displays time, distance, speed, and pulse, from the heart-rate monitor in the handgrips. A race-track display shows how far you've gone in laps -- that is, if you can see the display. Several users posting Gold's Gym GG480 reviews at Walmart mention that a lack of backlighting makes the console difficult to read. This treadmill offers speeds up to 10 mph and inclines up to 10 percent.

The Gold's Gym GG480 weighs in at a relatively light 155 pounds, so it is not that hard to transport, but several users posting Gold's Gym GG480 reviews at Walmart complain that the machine is complicated to put together and the included parts do not always fit properly.

The Gold's Gym GG480 comes with a manufacturer's warranty of five years on the motor and 90 days for parts and labor. Walkers should find it a solid choice for the money.

by Elizabeth Sheer (Google+ Profile) – December 28, 2012
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