Precor Treadmill Reviews
The Precor 9.23 and 9.27 treadmills are two entry level home treadmills from Precor.
These treadmills are well made for their price category, but are not going to give
you the same quality and durability you will get on their 9.3 series home treadmills.
The footprint for these two treadmills is small by today’s standards, but will be
easy to find a spot in your home if space is an issue. The electronics are simple,
easy to navigate and offer the all the basic functions.
The 9.23 treadmill has six programs while the 9.27 treadmill has ten programs
You can monitor your heart rate with the contact hand sensors on either machine.
If you like the wireless HR telemetry and interactive heart rate programs than you
would need to buy the 9.27 treadmill. The deck system on these treadmills offered
decent shock absorption and the base was stable during our testing. The 9.23 does
not offer side rails to hold on to, so this may be an issue for walkers. Although
this may be attractive for runners. Generally, walkers usually prefer arm rails while
The Precor 9.27 does offer the side rails, and along with the wireless heart rate
and extra programs may justify an upgrade by some users. One of the most appealing
features of Precor treadmills is the excellent warranty: ten years parts/one year
labor. Precor continues their standard of offering a good warranty even on their
entry level products. You can find the specs on the Precor 9.23 and Precor 9.27 here.
We rate the Precor 9.23/9.27 Treadmills with a “Recommended” rating, although it
has stiff competition at this price point.
The Precor 9.31 Treadmill is the first in a series of three treadmills from Precor
that offer tremendous features and quality for serious Home Fitness enthusiasts.
This series of treadmills offers a very heavy duty frame structure with an oversized
deck and 22” Belt width. If you want a commercial like quality treadmill for your
home with a basic electronics package, this treadmill is worth trying out. There
are no side arm rails on this model, so again personal preference here, but this
This series also offers a superior shock absorptions system to their entry level
treadmills. The deck was firm, but very easy on the joints while running. Although
the 9.31 doesn’t offer as many programs as the upper models, it has enough to keep
you motivated and challenged. The console was easy to navigate and the four lower
electronic windows give you feedback on your important stat all at once such as time,
distance, speed, and incline. The oversized belt offers plenty of width, however
the length is a little shorter at 56” than the industry standard of 20”x60” (even
on lower price point machines). With an excellent warranty and made in the USA, this
machine is a top contender in its price point. More info/specs on the Precor 9.31
We rate the Precor 9.31 treadmill with a “Recommended” rating, although again there
is numerous competition at this price point worth considering.
If you like the Precor 9.31 treadmill’s performance and durability but want more
features, then the 9.33 treadmill offers some extras. The 9.33 has the same base
structure, deck, belt, motor, but offers the side arm rails to satisfy the needs
of the walker. It also offers the contact heart rate and wireless telemetry as the
other two 9 series models. There are two User Id’s and a great selection of programs
to give you more workout variety. As mentioned previously, the 9 series of Precor
treadmills are very well made and the 9.33 in the middle of the line up has some
nice features depending on what your looking for. More info/specs on the Precor 9.33
We rate the Precor 9.33 treadmill with a “Recommended” rating for a high end home
treadmill with great quality and features.
The Precor 9.35 treadmill is the ultimate treadmill for someone that wants all
the extras for workout variety and feedback. It is an excellent choice for the multi-person
household that wants to accommodate everyone’s workout needs. The 9.35 treadmill
has some unique features that aren’t offered on the 9.31 or 9.33 models. This treadmill
has a 2% decline to better simulate outdoor or road conditions. The statistics person
in the family will enjoy the extra metrics window that gives feedback on stats such
as average heart rate, average speed, calories per hour, METS, personal best records
for distance based courses, time in heart rate zone, and percent complete. The large
selection of programs and the four User Id’s will give your household plenty of workout
The benefit of all the extra electronic features is that it will help keep you
motivated and challenged to continue to improve your fitness levels. This is one
of the keys to long term success in any fitness program. Using the same manual program
over and over will not yield results for long! If you are looking for a high performance
home treadmill, the Precor 9.35 treadmill is a top choice for durability, workout
variety, and excellent warranty. You can find more info/specs on the Precor 9.35
We rate the Precor 9.35 treadmill with a “Highly Recommended” rating.