A few factors to consider when shopping for a treadmill are budget, space, and your workout goals. It is important to look for features such as motor capacity, weight capacity, size and folding options, incline/decline settings, deck cushioning, and workout programs. If you plan on using your treadmill for long runs or intense workouts, you will want to consider investing in a treadmill with a high motor capacity so that the motor doesn’t burn out after a few months of daily use. You can check out our Treadmill Buying Guide for more information.
The noise level of a treadmill will be different for each specific model. In general, treadmills made for home use are quiet enough to have in an apartment. If you are worried about noise travelling to your neighbors, you can get a shock absorption mat to place under your treadmill, which should help lessen any noise from impact when the treadmill is in use.
Some of the most popular and highly rated treadmill brands in the market are NordicTrack, Sole, ProForm, and Horizon. You can check out our review pages for each individual brand to get more information.