The Xterra Fitness TR150 Folding Treadmill Black is the smallest and most affordable model from the manufacturers’ Compact Series range.
While basic, the treadmill’s range of built-in programs, variable resistance, and adjustable incline provides everything most people need to improve their cardio health and stamina, tone their lower-body muscles, burn calories, and, therefore, ultimately lose weight.
Add to this steady, fluid, and quiet workouts, super-fast assembly, and some accessories that make workouts more enjoyable, and it’s easy to see why this model is so popular.
Please keep reading this Xterra Fitness TR150 Folding Treadmill review if you’d like to learn more. Included will be an overview, its specs, pros, and cons.
Whom does it suit?
This model best suits individuals who want a treadmill for walking, jogging, and light running workouts.
It should suit all but the fittest of individuals looking to run at higher speed and those wanting a treadmill with lots of bells and whistles.
While people of most heights can use the Xterra Fitness TR150, anyone much taller than 6′ may not be able to stride out fully when going at high speed.
The deck provides comfortable, low-impact workouts, so people with joint issues should be able to use this model comfortably.
NB: If you have joint issues, check with your doctor before starting a new fitness program.
About the Manufacturer
Xterra Fitness is a reputable and reliable global brand based in Arkansas, USA.
They offer a range of high-quality, durable cardio and strength training equipment suitable for home and commercial use.
Xterra Fitness TR150 Specs
Assembled dimensions – Assembled, the Xterra Fitness TR150 Treadmill measures 63.4″ (L) x 28.75″ (W) x 51.4″ (H)
Step-up height – The deck-to-floor measurement varies between 4″ and 5.5″ above floor height, depending on the incline level you use
Clearance requirement – For safe and unrestricted use, allow a free space of at least 3′ behind the machine, 1′ to the front, and 2′ on each side
Ceiling height – The treadmill is best used in a room with a ceiling at least 20″ higher than the tallest user
Folded dimensions – Folded, it measures 28.5” (L) x 28.75” (W) x 61” (H)
Deck measurement – The running surface measures 50″ (L) x 16″ (W)
Weight – The treadmill weighs 97 lbs
User weight – The user weight limit for this model is 250 pounds
User height – People under 5′ tall to 6′ 2″ have left positive feedback for this model
Motor – It has a 2.25 HP motor
Color – It comes in black
Xterra Fitness TR150 Overview
The Xterra Fitness TR150 Folding Treadmill has a 2.25 HP motor and a small flywheel that can withstand extended walking, jogging, and light running sessions.
Being an electric treadmill, it will need to be used near a power outlet. The power cord, which is 6′ long, attaches to the front base of the unit.
Construction & finish –
The treadmill’s solid steel alloy frame has a painted finish that protects it from scratches, chips, and corrosion.
Its resilient deck is non-slip rubber. The dashboard, side rail, and motor covers are ABS.
Stability, Smoothness, and Noise Level –
The Xterra Fitness TR150 has a solid frame and integrated levelers that make for stable workouts.
Two adjustable rear stabilizers increase the stability and enable the treadmill to be used on slightly uneven floors.
The deck of the Xterra TR150 Treadmill utilizes the XTRASoft cushioning system housing six shock absorbers – three per side. This system reduces the impact on the joints by around 20%, making your workouts more fluid and comfortable.
Speed transitions are fluid, and because the treadmill’s flywheel controls the rotation motion, your sessions will be smooth even when working at top speed.
All treadmills make some noise during use, but this one is relatively quiet. It makes a whirring sound that is louder the faster you go.
You should be able to listen to the TV or converse with others while working out without a problem.
Use the Up and Down arrow keys to adjust the speed between 0.5 and 10 MPH in 0.1 MPH increments.
Alternatively, press the Direct Speed button to work at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 MPH.
Incline levels –
At 0.5°, 1°, and 2°, the available incline levels are relatively subtle, but with each increase, you will need to put in more effort, and you will burn more calories.
Adjustments must be made manually before starting your workout.
To change the incline, raise the deck to lift the adjustment footpad and remove the pin from the step-up frame.
Choose your desired incline level, then insert the pin into the relevant hole, making sure to adjust both sides.
* You only need to adjust the incline at the back of the treadmill. This creates a slant that simulates the effect of walking up a slight hill.
The TR150 Treadmill has 1 Manual and 12 preset programs. The Manual program allows you to devise workouts.
The Preset programs focus on interval training – Hills and Valleys, Time, and Speed. Each is 30 minutes long, with speed increases and decreases being automatic every 3 minutes.
You can override these settings on the fly and use the Down arrow to shorten the workout if desired.
To use Manual mode, insert the supplied safety key, then press start, and the belt will begin moving.
Select your desired speed by pressing a number from 1 to 9 for an immediate change. Alternatively, press the Up or Down Button to increase or decrease the speed gradually. You can do this at any time throughout the workout.
You can press the Stop button or remove the safety key to quickly stop the belt moving.
To use one of the Presets, insert the safety key, select a program from P1 to P12, press Start, and your workout will begin.
Three seconds before the end of your session, you will hear three beeps, and the belt will stop moving.
Heart rate monitor –
Grip pulse sensors on the top of the handlebars enable you to monitor your heart rate.
This system is less accurate than an HR chest strap, but it will still help keep you in your best training zone.
A 5.1″ x 1.3″ – 5.2″ diagonal – silver LCD screen shows your workout statistics in large, easy-to-see digital figures, making tracking your progress and setting fitness goals easy.
The metrics shown include your selected Program, Time (duration of your session), current Speed, Distance covered, Calories burned, and Pulse rate.
A dot matrix display on the left side of the screen has a track format. The dot moves around the track, indicating your progress, with each lap the equivalent of 1/4 of a mile.
Pressing the Stop button during your workout will pause the session for up to five minutes. If you wait longer than this to resume exercising, your stats will revert to zero.
After 30 minutes of inactivity, the monitor will go into Sleep Mode. This uses very little power, so you can leave it on if desired. Or you can switch it off.
NB: Before using the treadmill, press the on/off power button on the front of the unit beneath the motor hood.
Folding and Unfolding –
Folding and unfolding the Xterra Fitness TR150 Treadmill is quick and easy.
Pull the knob that’s about 2/3 of the way up the left frame upright tube towards you, then lift the deck and lock it into position by inserting the pin.
To unfold the treadmill, press forward on the deck, remove the lock pin, and lower the deck.
Transport wheels –
Transport wheels in the front base make it easy to move the treadmill if required after folding it.
Hold the handgrips, tip the unit towards you, and roll it to use this function.
Accessories include a media tray to hold a tablet or book.
Two small integrated compartments on the dashboard can hold other small items you want to access during workouts.
A conveniently located water bottle holder provides access to a hydrating drink during workouts.
The deck arrives almost completely assembled, with all that’s required is for you to connect two cables, slide the frame’s upright tubes into the treadmill’s base, and attach the console. This is a quick and easy process taking about 30 minutes.
Straightforward instructions and the tools you will need come in the box. Because the treadmill is heavy, having a second person help will make the job easier.
Maintenance requirement –
You will need to lubricate the belt every 40 hours you use it. A message will appear on the LCD, alerting you when it is time to do this.
A bottle of lubricant is supplied, as are instructions. The process is quick and easy.
The TR 150 Folding Treadmill covers a lifetime for its frame, 1 year for the motor, and 90 days for the parts, deck, and in-home labor.
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- The Xterra Fitness TR150 Folding Treadmill is good value for money
- It is cheap to run with minimal power requirements
- Its relatively small footprint and foldability save space
- Workouts are stable, fluid, and quiet
- The treadmill’s 2-ply belt is resilient
- Rear stabilizers enable the treadmill to be used on slightly uneven floors
- XTRAsoft cushioning protects the joints from being overly stressed
- The treadmill has 12 preset and 1 manual program
- A grip heart rate monitor lets you track your pulse during workouts
- The speed adjusts between 0 and 10 MPH in increments of 0.1 MPH
- There are 3 inclines levels
- Transport wheels in the base facilitate moving the unit
- Accessories include a tablet holder, two small storage compartments, and a water bottle holder
- The monitor alerts you when the belt needs lubricating
- Assembly is quick and easy
- The Xterra TR150 Treadmill isn’t Bluetooth compatible, and it lacks a USB charging port, a cooling fan, and a sound system
- The console is not telemetric, so you won’t be able to use a more accurate Chest Strap HRM
- As is typical with fitness equipment, the Calories burnt reading is an estimate based on an average
- The water bottle holder is small
- The monitor isn’t backlit, so your stats may be difficult to read in dim lighting
- The frame warranty is excellent, but the motor, parts, and labor coverage could be longer
Final Thoughts on the Xterra Fitness TR150 Folding Treadmill Black
The Xterra Fitness TR150 Treadmill is a durable walking and jogging model that can also be used for light running sessions.
It has a lifetime frame warranty, a 2.25 HP motor, multiple program and incline options, and a speed range of 0.5-10 MPH.
While it has some cons, these are mainly related to its lack of high-tech features and accessories. This won’t bother most people and won’t prevent you from getting an excellent workout.
The other negative is the short warranty for the motor, parts, and labor. However, looking at this model’s overwhelmingly positive buyer feedback, it should not be a deterrent.
If you’re looking for an affordable folding model with a 10 MPH top speed and a user weight limit of 275 pounds, take a look at the Schwinn 810 Treadmill Black.