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Best Treadmill with TV Screen

Let’s face it, running on a treadmill can be a bit boring… especially if the only place you have to set it up is in the corner of a room or garage.

That’s where having a treadmill with a TV screen can help you get the most out of your treadmill and your workouts. 

We’ve searched through over 90 treadmills from 33 different brands to find the best treadmill with TV screen — including one brand that allows you to watch entertainment apps like Netflix and even surf the web without any additional membership fees or subscriptions (other than your Netflix subscription).

Best treadmill with tv screen

Best treadmill with TV screen — our top choice

Price:

Pros:

10-inch touchscreen, built-in streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer, YouTube (no hidden subscriptions), one of the fastest treadmills, lifetime Kinni app membership, perfect for runners

Cons:

Fan and speakers are not that powerful

Biggest treadmill with TV Screen

Pros:

22-inch HD touchscreen with popular entertainment apps like Netflix (subscription needed), ideal for heavier or taller folk, Bluetooth armband included plus powerful Bluetooth speakers, JRNY has other workouts (not just running or walking)

Cons:

You can only access the entertainment apps if you have a JRNY subscription

Best for interactive workouts and training

Pros:

21.5" HD touchscreen, trainer-led workouts to keep you motivated (not just running but all genres), treadmill automatically adjusts to the workout for handsfree running

Cons:

Need an iFIT membership to get the most out of your treadmill, no easy way to stream entertainment apps (there's a hack which voids the warranty)

Best space saver

Pros:

10-inch HD touchscreen, foldable, with iFIT membership you can access live, virtual and global workouts.

Cons:

Need the iFIT membership, can't easily access entertainment apps like Netflix, not as fast or as heavy as other treadmills

Best budget treadmill for bigger users

Pros:

10-inch HD touchscreen, max user weight is 181.4kg (400Ib or 28.6 stone), comes with 1-year free membership of JRNY app, access to entertainment apps like Netflix and more

Cons:

Needs a subscription to the JRNY app to access entertainment apps. screen is not adjustable for tall people

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Bowflex Treadmill 56 vs Bowflex 25

The top two Bowflex treadmills recommendations are the Bowflex 25 and the Bowflex 56. Below is a brief comparison of the two treadmills.

 

Similarities between Bowflex Treadmill 56 vs Bowflex Treadmill 25

Before diving into the differences, you can read a list of the treadmills’ similarities below:

  • Built-in JRNY with a free one-year membership
  • Top speed of 20 kph
  • Adjustable HD touchscreen that requires a WiFi connection
  • 56 cm wide and 152 cm long running path
  • Comfort Tech desk cushioning
  • SoftDrop folding system
  • Bluetooth that works with smart devices and heart rate monitors
  • Heart rate armband

Differences between Bowflex 56 vs Bowflex 25

The 56 model has a 22” immersive console, while the 25 only has a 10” interactive console.

The only other difference to consider is the height. The 56 can achieve a higher incline, making it ideal for intense workouts and hill climbs. The 56 has a -5% to 20% motorised incline, but the 26 only has a -5% to 15% motorised incline.

Bowflex treadmill reviews

According to user reviews, the treadmills are stable but sleek and easy to fit into many spaces in your home. People find the running path and arm rails comfortable and well-positioned for optimal use.

However, some users report problems with the JRNY not working consistently or smoothly. But many people have solved the JRNY issues with troubleshooting tips from Bowflex.

Bowflex treadmill price

The 25 model is €2.999, and the 56 model is €3.999. So the 56 is considerably more expensive but arguably worth it for the extra incline and large screen. 

  • Monthly with Free Trial (1-month) – £13.99
  • Monthly with annual trial (1-month) – £17.49
  • Yearly with annual trial (1 year) – £134.99
  • Yearly with the free trial (1 year) – £ 134.99
  • Monthly (1 month) – £17.49
  • Yearly (1 year) – £139.99

You get a free one-year JRNY subscription, but after that, you have to pay the prices detailed above.

Treadmill with screen UK

It turns out that there are only a handful of treadmills with screens in the UK. Without a doubt, the best option is the NoblePro Elite E8i. To find out what else is available, have a look at Best UK treadmills with Netflix 2023.

Zwift compatible treadmills

Zwift is a free running virtual environment. You can connect smart treadmills to Zwift via bluetooth.

To find treadmills you can use for Zwift, see Best Treadmill for Zwift.

You view Zwift on a companion phone, tablet or TV, while running.

As you run on your treadmill your avatar also runs at the same speed. You can run various international cities:

  • France
  • Innsbruck
  • London
  • Makuri Islands
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Richmond
As well as Watopia, which is a made up Zwift world.

Best treadmill with TV screen

1. NoblePro Elite e8i

Best treadmill with TV screen — our top choice

Read our detailed Noble Pro Elite e8i review

Pros:

10-inch touchscreen, built-in streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer, YouTube (no hidden subscriptions), one of the fastest treadmills, lifetime Kinni app membership, perfect for runners

Cons:

Fan and speakers are not that powerful

The NoblePro Elite E8i treadmill is one of the only treadmills on the market that offers a variety of built-in entertainment apps (no additional subscription needed) which is why it’s our top choice. It’s rich in features and won’t disappoint you no matter your level of fitness. 

The 10.1″ touchscreen has a smart interface that’s easy to use and it’s simple to stream apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and BBC iPlayer.

The NoblePro is one of the fastest treadmills out there. It has a maximum speed of 22 km/h (13.6mph / 4:23 per mile) and incline levels that range from 0-20.

It has 40 custom training programs that range from beginners right up to elite runners. This makes the treadmill ideal for any fitness level or goal. 

It’s also powerful — yet very quiet. The 4.2 continuous horsepower motor is powerful enough for serious runners yet quiet enough for home use. 

Dimensions: 185.5 x 85 x 142.5 cm (73 x 33.5 x 56.1 inches)

Running area: 150 x 52 cm (59 inches x 20.5 inches)

Maximum user weight: 135 kilograms (300 pounds or 21 stone)

The treadmill comes with a 5-year warranty on the frame and motor, 2 years on parts, and 1 year on labor.

The only cons that we found to the NoblePro Elite E8i were that the fan and the speakers were a bit faint. However, if you have this Bluetooth dongle you can stream audio to earpods or an external speaker.

Every NoblePro Treadmill includes a free lifetime membership to the popular running app — Kinni. 

Kinni allows you to run a multitude of training plans while it controls the treadmill automatically so that you can run hands-free. 

In addition, the excellent Bluetooth connectivity syncs with popular running apps such as Strava, Zyft, and BitGym.

The NoblePro E8i is the best overall treadmill with TV screen that doesn’t tie you into any subscription costs.

Specs:

  • Screen: 10.1″ touchscreen, smart interface, supports streaming apps (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, BBC iPlayer) and the NoblePro app
  • Max speed: 22 km/h (13.6mph / 4:23 per mile)
  • Incline: 0-20 levels of automatic incline
  • Motor: 4.2 continual horsepower
  • Dimensions: 185.5 x 85 x 142.5 cm (73 x 33.5 x 56.1 inches)
  • Running area: 150 x 52 cm (59 inches x 20.5 inches)
  • Max user weight: 135 kilograms (300 pounds or 21 stone)
  • Warranty: 5 years on frame and motor, 2 years parts, 1-year labour

Biggest treadmill with TV Screen

Pros:

22-inch HD touchscreen with popular entertainment apps like Netflix (subscription needed), ideal for heavier or taller folk, Bluetooth armband included plus powerful Bluetooth speakers, JRNY has other workouts (not just running or walking)

Cons:

You can only access the entertainment apps if you have a JRNY subscription

The big boy on our list, the Bowflex Treadmill 56 is a robust treadmill that’s ideal for larger athletes or perhaps those who prefer lots of space.

It also has the biggest touchscreen — a 22-inch HD touchscreen that’s adjustable so that you can view it at the perfect angle.

The maximum user weight is 181.4 kg (400 pounds or 28.6 stone), compared to the average user weight which is 135kg for most treadmills. 

Apart from its size, it has power (a 3HP motor) and you can reach a maximum speed of 20 km/h (12.49mph or 4 min 50 seconds per mile). It also has a motorised incline that ranges from -5 to 20% incline.

It has a Bluetooth wireless armband included as well as powerful Bluetooth speakers.

To get the most out of this treadmill and access the entertainment apps, you need a JRNY membership which is an adaptive fitness program. It gives you access to hundreds of adaptive workouts, trainer-led workouts, virtual courses, and entertainment apps. We particularly liked the fact that the JRNY provides all sorts of workouts (not just running-specific). 

Fortunately, with the Bowflex Treadmill 56, you get a year’s free membership. After that, it’s approximately £13.99 per month or £139.99 per year. (If you take into account the average cost of a gym membership or a personal trainer, for the features you get, this is a reasonable cost.)

Dimensions: 215.9cm L X 100.6cm W X 177.8cm H (85 X 39.6 X 70 inches)

Running area: 152cm L X 56cm W (59.8 X 22.04 inches)

Max user weight: 181.4kg (400 pounds or 28.6 stone)

The only downside to this treadmill is that without the JRNY subscription, you can’t access the entertainment apps or make use of the workouts. If you’re looking for a big treadmill that has a big screen, then the Bowflex Treadmill 56 is for you, but keep in mind that you’ll need to pay for the JRNY app after the first year. 

Specs:

  • Screen: 22″ HD touchscreen with popular entertainment apps (on subscription)
  • Max speed: Max speed 20 km/h (12.49mph or 4 min 50 seconds per mile)
  • Incline: 5% – 20% motorized incline
  • Motor: 3HP
  • Dimensions: 215.9cm L X 100.6cm W X 177.8cm H (85 X 39.6 X 70 inches)
  • Running area: 152cm L X 56cm W (59.8 X 22.04 inches)
  • Max user weight: 181.4kg (400 pounds or 28.6 stone)
  • Warranty: 10 years motor warranty

3. NordicTrack New Commercial 2950

Best for interactive workouts and training

Pros:

21.5" HD touchscreen, trainer-led workouts to keep you motivated (not just running but all genres), treadmill automatically adjusts to the workout for handsfree running

Cons:

Need an iFIT membership to get the most out of your treadmill, no easy way to stream entertainment apps (there's a hack which voids the warranty)

Another fast treadmill with a TV screen, the NordicTrack New Commercial 2950 treadmill has a 4.25 continuous horsepower motor and a max speed of 22 km/h (13.6 mph / 4 min 23-sec mile). It also has a quick, motorised incline that ranges from -3% to 15%.

The NordicTrack New Commercial 2950 has a 21.5″ HD touchscreen that can be adjusted or pivoted if you’re doing non-treadmill-related workouts next to the treadmill. 

To get the most out of this treadmill, you need a subscription to iFIT.

Like the JRNY app for Bowflex, iFIT is an online fitness program that provides personal interactive training. These entertaining workouts are led by top personal trainers in a variety of genres, including live, studio, and global workouts.

When you first get the treadmill, there’s a free 30-day trial for iFIT. After that, you’ll need to opt for one of its subscription options. The cost can range from £22.50 to £49.99 per month.  

Dimensions: 206cm L X 99cm W X 170cm H (81 L X 39 W X 67 H inches)

Running area: 152cm L X 56cm W (60 L X 22 W inches) 

Max user weight: 135 kg (297.6 pounds, 21.3 stone)

Although NordicTrack treadmills have TV screens, there isn’t an option to watch entertainment apps like Netflix, or Amazon Prime or even listen to apps like Spotify. 

However… there are a few hacks that can make it fairly easy to stream on the HD touchscreen. But, if you’re prepared to do this, be aware that it will void your warranty. Also, the manufacturer is constantly updating the software to prevent these hacks, so they might not always beat the system. 

Specs:

  • Screen: 21.5″ HD touchscreen that is adjustable
  • Speed: Max speed – 22km/h (13.6 mph / 4 min 23 sec mile)
  • Incline: -3 up to 15% digital quick incline
  • Motor: 4.25 CHP
  • Dimensions: 206cm L X 99cm W X 170cm H (81 L X 39 W X 67 H inches)
  • Running area: 152cm L X 56cm W (60 L X 22 W inches)
  • Max user weight: 135 kg (297.6 pounds, 21.3 stone)

Best space saver

Pros:

10-inch HD touchscreen, foldable, with iFIT membership you can access live, virtual and global workouts

Cons:

Need the iFIT membership, can't easily access entertainment apps like Netflix, not as fast or as heavy as other treadmills

The NordicTrack T Series treadmill is the best if you are short on space but would still like a treadmill with a TV screen. It’s also more suited for the casual runner or someone who’s not at the “athlete” level when it comes to training.

It has a 10-inch full-colour touchscreen which gives you access to on-demand workouts if you have an iFIT membership. 

It has a maximum speed of 18 km/h (11.18mph or 5 mins 20 seconds per mile) and an incline range of 0 – 10%. 

As with the other NordicTrack treadmill, the iFIT membership gives you access to live, studio or global workouts. The system will automatically adjust the treadmill so that you can have a “hands-free” training experience.

What we particularly liked about this treadmill was that it can fold up for compact, simple storage.

Dimensions: 188cm L x 91cm W x 138cm H (74 L X 36 W X 54.3 H inches)

Running area: 140 L x 51 W cm (55 L X 20 W inches)

Max user weight:137 kg (302 pounds, 21.5 stone)

Once more, without the iFIT membership, you’re limited in the use of this treadmill. It also comes with a 30-day free trial and after that, you have a few subscription options which can range in cost from £22.50 to £49.99 per month.  

Specs:

  • Screen: 10-inch full-colour touchscreen – on-demand iFIT workouts
  • Max speed: 18 km/h (11.18mph or 5 mins 20 seconds per mile)
  • Incline: 0 to 10% incline
  • Motor: 2.6 continous HP
  • Dimensions: 188cm L x 91cm W x 138cm H (74 L X 36 W X 54.3 H inches)
  • Running area: 140 L x 51 W cm (55 L X 20 W inches)
  • Max user weight: 137 kg (302 pounds, 21.5 stone)
  • Warranty: Lifetime Frame Warranty, 10-year Motor Warranty, 2-Year Parts & Labour upon warranty registration within 28 days of purchase

Best budget treadmill for bigger users

Pros:

10-inch HD touchscreen, max user weight is 181.4kg (400Ib or 28.6 stone), comes with 1-year free membership of JRNY app, access to entertainment apps like Netflix and more

Cons:

Needs a subscription to the JRNY app to access entertainment apps. screen is not adjustable for tall people

The Bowflex 25 treadmill is also a big treadmill for larger users or those who prefer more space. There are a few differences between the Bowflex 25 and 56 but the main one is the size of the touchscreen… and the price.

However, the Bowflex 25 still has a decent-size touchscreen of 10 inches and it’s as robust and spacious as the 56. It’s also adjustable so you won’t be running with your neck angled strangely.

It has a 2.5 HP motor and a maximum speed of 20 km/h plus a motorised incline of -5% to 15%. 

Like the Bowflex 56, the 25 has a maximum user weight of 181.4kg (400 pounds or 28.6 stone) which makes it a great option for bigger folk. 

It also has powerful Bluetooth speakers and comes with a Bluetooth wireless armband.

To access the entertainment apps and workouts, you need a JRNY membership which is free for the first year. After that, the cost is about £13.99 a month or £139.99 for a year. 

Dimensions: 215.8cm L x 100.5cm W x 165.9cm H (85 L X 39.6 W X 65.3 L inches)

Running area: 152cm L X 56 W cm (59.8 X 22.04 inches)

Max user weight: 181.4kg (400 pounds or 28.6 stone)

The only downside is that with no subscription, you can’t access interactive workouts or stream entertainment apps.

In short, the Bowflex 25 is a budget-friendly treadmill that is great for heavier users and those looking for trainer-led or on-demand workouts. However, keep in mind that to get the most out of this treadmill, you’ll need a subscription to the JRNY app after the free trial expires. 

Specs:

  • Screen: 10-inch console with HD touchscreen
  • Speed: Max speed 20 km/h (12.49mph or 4 min 50 seconds per mile)
  • Incline: -5% – 15%
  • Motor: 2.5 HP
  • Dimensions: ‎215.8cm L x 100.5cm W x 165.9cm H (85 L X 39.6 W X 65.3 L inches)
  • Running area: 152cm L X 56 W cm (59.8 X 22.04 inches)
  • Max user weight: 181.4kg (400 pounds or 28.6 stone)
  • Warranty: 10-year warranty on the motor

Best treadmill with TV FAQs

Yes – there is nothing wrong with watching a movie while doing exercise if it helps keep you motivated. It can also help you get through long endurance sessions too.

Despite having a huge display strapped to it, NordicTrack’s hardware pushes people to subscribe to exercise software operated by iFit, its parent company and doesn’t let you watch videos from other apps or external sources unless the software is worked around by putting the treadmill in privileged mode. The catch here is that it makes your warranty void if you do so.

If you’re walking, the calorie-burning and fitness benefits are about the same whether you walk on a treadmill or in the great outdoors.

Can you use NordicTrack or ProForm without an iFit subscription? Yes, you can use both NordicTrack and ProForm treadmills without an iFit subscription. Depending on the treadmill model, you can use manual mode or enjoy built-in workout programs.

According to what the manufacturers say, the average life of a treadmill is about 10 years. However, if you take care of your treadmill properly and lubricate the belt regularly, you can make it last longer.

It depends on the option. Monthly subscription – £39.99 per month; 6-month subscription – £29.99 per month; annual subscription: £22.50 per month; family subscription: £49.99 per month (up to 5 users).

You can always use your treadmill, elliptical, bike, fusion or rower in manual mode. The iFIT subscription is required for the advertised coach-controlled interactive personal training experience, but not mandatory to purchase.

On average, treadmills use about 600 to 700 watts of electricity.

The NoblePro Elite E8i or E80 do not require subscription