Trupace M100 or Trupace M120?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: The Trupace M120 wins over the Trupace M100 in this category. It has a 2.5HP-2.0HP advantage. However, it should be noted that the losing motor is also just about enough for its 16” x 50” belt.
Belt Width: In terms of belt width, the M120’s 20” wins over the M100’s 16”. For budget treadmills, the average is 18” to 19” and M100’s 16” is considered below average.
Belt Length: In terms of belt length, the M120 wins with 55” compared to the M100’s 50”. The longer the belt, the more running space you have and you won’t have to worry about falling off the treadmill.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The M120 barely wins over the M100. It has a 14-13 advantage over the M100 when it comes to preprogrammed workouts.
Notable Features: When it comes to bells and whistles, the M120 wins over the M100 as it is the improved version of the latter model. It now has a built-in sound system which is the only difference between the two as they are from the same brand.
Motor Warranty: When it comes to motor warranty, the Trupace M120 wins over the M100 with a 25-year offer. The M100 only offers 5 years and it is considered below average since 7 years is the standard in this price range.
Parts Warranty: The M120 gets another win with a 1-year parts warranty as opposed to the M100’s 90 days offer. It should be noted that 1 year is the standard warranty for treadmills in this price range.
Labor Warranty: It is another win for the M120 as it offers a price range above average 1-year labor warranty as opposed to the M100’s 90 days.
Machine Weight: When it comes to the machine weight, the M1200 wins over the M100. It’s 210-lb machine weight is heavier and more stable than the M100’s 130lbs.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The Trupace M120 can accommodate up to 325lbs. This means it wins over the M100’s 225-lb weight capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: It is a tie between the two models as they both offer a 30-day money back guarantee.
Conclusion: At the time of the review, both models are on sale at 1800treadmills.com and are priced at $499 for M100 and $699 for M120. The M120 is the improved version of the M100 although they come from the same brand. But the question is whether the $200 difference is worth it.
In almost all categories, the M120 is better than the M100 and in terms of warranty and durability, the M120’s 25-year motor warranty and 1 year on parts and labor are better than the M100’s 5 years and 90 days for parts and labor. The M120 is also heavier and can accommodate heavier users too.
But it all boils down to how much you are willing to spend on your treadmill. If you are on a tight budget then the Trupace M100 would not be a bad choice since some of the features it offers are considered to be better than many other budget treadmills. However, if you can spare another $200, you can certainly get your money’s worth and more considering it belongs to the budget treadmills group.