Roger Black Plus Treadmill Review

Roger Black Plus Treadmill
Written by Juliet Walmsley

My old treadmill bit the dust a few months back and I was so used to my routine I needed to get a new one right away. I knew I didn’t want the same one that I had before (it was a cheap buy), so I started doing my research. I was on a budget, so I looked up some mid-range priced treadmills, comparing price and quality; and Roger Black popped up. I’d never heard of them, but the more I read about the company and looked at their products, it sounded like they were a good choice. And I was right! I love this treadmill…

Key Features:

—> Simple and straightforward operation

Since it does fall under the umbrella of a “budget treadmill”, it definitely doesn’t have much more features than what you’d expect. That being said, it’s got all the essentials and the LCD display is so simple and clear and I can see zero faults with it or any of the various buttons. The buttons are actually really large and bold, might not be for everyone but – you can’t argue with their clarity.

—> Bluetooth and MP3 player

The fact that I can play all my favorite music while I run is really the best, and so necessary. My old treadmill couldn’t do this and I found my runs felt like way more of a chore, and I wasn’t as motivated – but with my favorites in my ear sometimes I feel like I could run forever. The quality isn’t amazing, but it’s good enough, especially for the price.

—> Quick and easy delivery/set-up

Delivery was fast (unlike my first treadmill), and this one is also A LOT lighter than my last one which is nice. Although I would recommend having someone help you if you have to go pick it up. Setting it up was also pretty easy and took me maybe 30-40 minutes total including looking it over.

PROS:

  • Very good price for quality of machine
  • An impressive amount of features for the money
  • MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Super light, and fast delivery (but need a hand if picking it up)
  • Smaller than most models in this category
  • Simple set-up, maybe 35-40 mins total
  • 14 programs, 1 manual, 3 user settings, 10 pre-set, plus speed, distance, time, calories burnt, pulse, and body fat analysis
  • Folds up for easy storage5 display functions and manual incline
  • Auto-stop safety system

CONS:

  • Buttons not as visible as other treadmills I’ve used
  • No impact cushioning
  • Standard LCD display

If you’re on a strict or tight budget (like I was) and you want something that still offers some good variety and quality – then this treadmill gives you a lot for your money. It’s got all the basics you could want (and then some), with its music outputs and pre-set programs. You might end up spending about $150 more if you hope to see any huge differences in performance or quality. So for those of you who want effectiveness and simplicity, I highly recommend this treadmill for you.

 

About the author

Juliet Walmsley

Juliet is a Michigan University graduate of 2003 and a former lead fashion design manager for Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger. Between writing on her blog, Juliet and Co, she loves shopping, chocolate sprinkles and walking on sunny beaches.

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