Treadmills are a popular fitness equipment choice for people who want to get a great cardiovascular workout.
One essential feature that makes treadmills so versatile and effective is the ability to customize your workout experience.
Unsure about which treadmill features are essential for a great workout? Our article on the Top Treadmill Features will provide you with all the information you need.
This blog post will explore the benefits of a treadmill audio system, how it works, and why it is essential for your workouts.
Here’s a comprehensive table of treadmill audio system features for listening to music or audiobooks. The table is organized into three columns: Audio Feature, Description, and Example Models.
|Audio Feature||Description||Example Models|
|Built-in Speakers||Integrated speakers within the treadmill console for listening to music or audiobooks without headphones||NordicTrack T 6.5 Si, ProForm 305 CST|
|Audio Input (Aux)||Allows users to connect their devices via an auxiliary cable to play audio through the treadmill’s speakers||Sole F80, Precor TRM 445|
|Bluetooth Audio Connectivity||Connects a Bluetooth-enabled device wirelessly to play audio through the treadmill’s speakers||NordicTrack Commercial 2950, Bowflex BXT216|
|Audio Controls||Dedicated buttons on the treadmill console for adjusting volume or navigating audio tracks||Peloton Tread+, Horizon Fitness 7.8 AT|
|Headphone Jack||Allows users to plug in headphones directly into the treadmill console for a more private listening experience||Life Fitness Club Series+, Horizon Fitness T101|
|USB Charging Port||A USB port for charging devices while connected to the treadmill, keeping them powered during workouts||LifeSpan TR1200i, Precor TRM 445|
Please note that the example models listed are just a selection of what’s available. Be sure to check the specific audio system features of the treadmill model you are interested in, as they may vary. A treadmill with a quality audio system can enhance your workout experience, allowing you to enjoy music or audiobooks for added motivation and enjoyment.
Benefits of a Treadmill Audio System
A treadmill audio system can motivate your workouts. Listening to music or audiobooks can help you stay focused and energized during exercise, making it easier to achieve your fitness goals.
A treadmill audio system can also provide more comfortable workouts. Listening to music or audiobooks can help you relax and enjoy your workouts, reducing stress and making it easier to stick to your fitness routine.
A treadmill audio system provides variety to your workouts. You can listen to different types of music or audiobooks to keep your workouts interesting and prevent boredom.
A treadmill audio system provides a hands-free experience during exercise. You can use wireless headphones or speakers to listen to music or audiobooks, allowing you to exercise without holding or carrying your device.
|Enhanced motivation||Music and audiobooks can serve as motivational tools during workouts, helping users maintain focus and improve adherence||Karageorghis, C. I., & Priest, D. L. (2012). Music in the exercise domain: a review and synthesis (Part I). International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Link|
|Increased workout enjoyment||Incorporating personal audio preferences can increase the enjoyment of exercise, leading to a more positive workout experience||Nethery, V. M. (2002). Competition between internal and external sources of information during exercise: Influence on RPE and the impact of the exercise load. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness. Link|
|Reduced perceived exertion||Listening to music or audiobooks can help reduce the perception of exercise difficulty, allowing users to potentially exercise longer or at higher intensities||Szmedra, L., & Bacharach, D. W. (1998). Effect of music on perceived exertion, plasma lactate, norepinephrine and cardiovascular hemodynamics during treadmill running. International Journal of Sports Medicine. Link|