Citysports is a famous brand in the UK, retailing a slew of fitness equipment, such as treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, and weight training gear. Their products are quality-made, durable, and user-friendly. Besides, you can find plenty of options regardless of your budget.
In this guide, we’ll detail some of the best treadmills from Citysports, so read along.
Citysports Treadmills At A Glance
Citysports is a trusted company that makes professional treadmills. These high-quality products look relatively basic, though they’re practical and value-for-money. Besides, Citysports tests all its equipment for safety and quality.
You’ll also like their proficient customer service.
The treadmills below have significant differences in terms of speed and extra features. However, all of them sport:
- Silent engines
- Shock-absorbing decks
- Safety buttons
- Lubrication system that reminds you when you need to oil your band
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Foldable, sleek designs
- 4-5 star ratings
- Excellent customer service
On the downside, none of these treadmills has incline options or built-in apps. Also, their maximum weight limit is in the low range.
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This treadmill is best for beginners because the maximum speed is 6 km/h. As such, you’ll be able to do some slow-paced or fast walking on this treadmill to improve your endurance.
Now you probably think that you won’t burn many calories on the WP-2 treadmill, but that’s not exactly right. For example, 6 km/h is enough to get your heart-rate in the fat-burning zone. True enough, you won’t slash through your fat deposits as quickly, but you’ll still be able to tone and burn about 100 kcal every 30 minutes.
However, we recommend WP-2 if you’re building up your strength, recovering from an injury, or mobility-challenged. From that point of view, the remote control option to adjust your speed is excellent because you won’t have to stop and lose motivation.
The display shows you your most important stats, such as calories, number of steps, time, calories, and distance. As you can see, there are no pulse measurements that would help you exercise according to different heart-rate zones.
Still, WP-2 features an excellent addition for the price range: Bluetooth connectivity. That means you can enjoy your favourite music bursting through the quality built-in speakers. Your workout flies by in no time if you get the right motivation.
Besides, Citysports WP-2 is silent and strong. The band feels comfortable enough and absorbs impacts to your joints. The treadmill is compact and saves space in your home because it’s 1340 x 590 mm. However, the running area is slightly smaller at 1080 x 430 mm.
As you can see, the size of this running deck is perfect for walking rather than running. Still, the advantage is that you can quickly push the WP-2 under your desk to exercise while you’re working.
On the downside, the WP-2 can only accommodate people up to 110 kg. It doesn’t have any incline options that would help you get toned faster and no significant bells and whistles.
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This treadmill is slightly narrower at 41 cm in width and lighter than Citysports WP2. Therefore, it’s best if you want a more portable treadmill for compacter rooms.
You may also notice a difference regarding the power specifications. WP2’s motor is 440W, whereas WP1 boasts a 500W engine. However, there’s not much difference between these engines, apart from maybe your electrical bill.
WP1 holds just 100 kg, so 10 kg less than WP2. Besides, its maximum speed is also 6 km/h. So, just like we said about the previous model, we recommend WP1 for beginners, people with mobility issues, and those who want to stay mobile during work.
Psst. The WP1 is extremely quiet so that you won’t bother your coworkers. And you can still Zoom with your boss without emitting weird squeaky sounds.
You’ll also like WP1 for a cramped workplace or home because it folds quickly. Therefore, you can pack it up under your bed after you’ve finished working online. Now you can do other things online 🙂
Now for the downsides.
WP1 is a practical treadmill, but it’s also elementary. For example, the easy-to-read screen display standard measurements without any pulse-related stats. You won’t find any virtual-reality programs, though you can connect your phone via Bluetooth. Thirdly, there’s no incline, and the speed is limited to 6 km/h, so we don’t recommend this treadmill to gym rats.
Unless you’re a gym rat doing data entry and you hate standing still even during work hours.
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Finally, a Citysports model for upper intermediates! WP5 has a 46 x 122 cm deck so that you can take more giant steps. Combine that with the 15 km/h max speed, and you get a treadmill made for average-paced running.
Therefore, Citysports WP5 can help you lose weight faster, get trimmed, and train for marathons. On the downside, you’re not getting an incline option with this model, either.
One of the things we like most about WP5 is its five-layer belt. This belt has excellent shock-absorption qualities so that it protects your knees and ankles. Besides, it’s quiet enough, though not perfectly silent as WP1.
But we’re imagining you’re not going to hold Zoom meetings at 15 km/h.
Also, that happens because WP5 features a more powerful motor of 1400 W to accommodate this speed.
You’ll also notice some considerable differences in techy features when comparing WP5 to the previous models above.
The easiest to notice is the handlebars’ buttons for speed, start, and stop. That means you won’t need to fiddle with a remote to change the speed mid-exercise.
Besides, the screen offers ambient lighting, which all customers appreciate. And this time, you’re getting a very intuitive touch-screen, with all the buttons you need – including one for music.
Our only quarrel with this screen is that the buttons could have been larger.
Plus, finally, Citysports WP5 features pulse measurements. That means you can exercise according to your heart-rate. Push through to your fat-burning zone to enjoy an extra slice of pizza after your workout, or opt for the low-impact area if you can’t muster enough energy today.
There’s no pause button. So, if you take a break, your calorie, distance, and step count stats will reset once you turn the treadmill off.
Just like the two previous models, WP5 features Bluetooth connectivity. This time you’re getting tablet support too for your gadgets. However, this treadmill has no apps either.
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This Citysports WP3 Treadmill is almost the same as the WP2 model if you’re looking at dimensions, materials, engine power, and maximum allowed weight.
As such, you’re getting a sturdy and stable treadmill that doesn’t make any noise. The running platform is 108 x 43 cm, so enough for fast-paced walking thanks to a 440W-strong motor. It only accommodates people up to 110 kg, but the running deck is reasonably cushiony on your joints.
Three significant features stand out:
Firstly, the maximum speed is 8 km/h. Therefore, this treadmill is best for lower-intermediate levels. While 6 km/h is a low enough fast-walking rate, 8 km/h requires you to start jogging a bit.
But the deck’s length is the same; that means you won’t be able to increase your span.
Besides, running – even if you’re doing it slowly – impacts your joints more than simple walking. So, if you have pre-existing chronic pain, you’ll have to consider a treadmill that absorbs shocks better.
The second difference compared to WP2 and all the other models above is this:
Citysports says WP3 features 12 pre-programmed workouts. However, we see just a few options regarding your speed. And there’s no incline either.
Also, compared to its smaller sibling, WP3 has another advantage: tablet holder + handrails. As such, you can rest your hands on something for extra support while you’re working out, plus there’s incorporated support for your entertainment too.
Citysports treadmills are quality and practical models without significant bells and whistles. Remember to choose according to your purpose.
For example, WP5 is the most scalable model because it allows higher speed limits. Besides, it has more tech features such as handrail buttons, device holder, and pulse measurements.
Conversely, WP1 is the sleekest and quietest, so it’s best for staying mobile during your work hours or for very cramped rooms.
WP2 and WP3 are almost similar, though WP3 is 2 km/h faster and has handrails.