Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill Review

Merit 725t Plus Review

If you are looking for a good entry level treadmill the Merit Fitness 725T Plus treadmill makes a good choice.  Merit is owned by the same company as Horizon Fitness, well known for making good quality Treadmills for a reasonable price.

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The Merit 725T Plus Treadmill features a number of technologies that help you get the most from your workout, without adding to the cost.  For example it easily folds, enabling you to store it in even the tightest spot.

Merit 725T Treadmill Features in Full:

Equipped with a 2.25 Horsepower Motor capable of delivering 1.25 CHP you will be able to workout at speeds of upto 10 MPH, in addition the running deck can be power raised to 10 degrees to add even more to your workout.

For comfort there is the Cushioning System, Merit call this the AEROsoft Plus System.  Designed to lower the impact of running and ensure that you joints do not come under too much shock during the workout.


With an easy to use and understand console you have access to several built-in workout programs: Weight Loss Walk, Hill Walk etc.  A good feature for a treadmill at this price are the heart rate sensors.  Built into the handlebars are sensors that detect your pulse.  This is transmitted to the console where your speed can be adjusted to keep your heart rate in the “training zone”

Merit 725T Plus Console

To make the machine easy to move the 725T Treadmill is in two parts.  The base is the running deck, and the console is seperate held up by a strong steel frame.  This makes the machine easy to use and store.

Product Dimensions:

  • Capacity: 250 pounds
  • Folded dimensions: 31 by 53 by 34 inches (W x H x D)
  • Expanded dimensions: 31 by 52 by 71 inches (W x H x D)

Features of the 725T Plus

      • Adjustable speed upto 10mph
      • Incline from 0 to 10 degrees
      • Easy to store
      • Well Cushioned
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Workout Area18" x 52"18" x 50"18" x 47"
Built-in FanYesNoNo
Roller Dimension42mm42mm42mm
Incline0-10% (Powered)0-10% (Powered)3-position manual
Horsepower2.75 thp2.50 thp2.50 thp
Maximum User Weight275 lbs.250 lbs.250 lbs.
MotorLifetime5 years1 year
Parts & Labor90 Days90 Days90 Days
Folded Dimensions33" x 40" x 58"31" x 34" x 53"30" x 34" x 56"
Expanded Dimensions33" x 73" x 50"31" x 71" x 52"30" x 63.5" x 56"

Pros and Cons of the 725T Plus


      • Quick to assemble – less than an hour and all tools are included
      • Plenty of machine for the money
      • Easy to use display


      • When going from folded to un folded it can be tricky to engage the latches.

Popular opinion on the Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill?

All the reviews have to be taken in context of the price.  At under $500 you are getting a lot of treadmill for the money.  Customers seem to like it, it rates a solid 4 out of 5 in customer reviews.

The treadmill is sturdy, and will give years of service, For a budget treadmill there are very few models that offer as much as the Merit 725T Plus.  It is used by all sorts of people from new mothers struggling to get to the gym, to soldiers on leave wanting to stay with their family and still keep their fitness levels up.

If there is a negative, its the quality of one or two of the components.  The magnetic safety lock can sometimes pop out.  One user commented that a piece of tac helped secure it in place without degrading its safety.

Our verdict on the Merit 725T Treadmill

For a budget treadmill you could do far worse than the Merit.  Customers how have bought it in huge numbers generally like it and have no issues with the performance of the machine or support from Merit.  We would recommend the Merit 725t Plus to anyone looking for a reasonably priced machine for walking/jogging.

Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill Review Summary:

  • Home treadmill with top-quality 2.25-horsepower drive motor
  • Intuitive console controls with adjustable speed from 0 to 10 miles per hour
  • 2-window LED display tracks your time, speed, distance, calories, and more
  • Spacious 18-by-50-inch workout area with Aerosoft cushioning system. Water bottle holder present
  • Folding frame for easy storage; measures 32 x 52 x 71 inches (W x H x D)