Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill Review

Our Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill Review proves it is the perfect treadmill for budget conscientious fitness enthusiasts. The low price should not be mistaken for poor quality or lack useful features. The fold up deck makes it easy to open up a little more room when it is not in use.

The powerful 2.25 horsepower motor and drive system delivers smooth power and using the incremental speed controls it allows for a proper transition  from 0 to 10 mph. That an along with the Aerosoft Cushioning System will help protect your joints from any excess shock associated with running.

Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill Review
Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill Review

The cardio benefit of using a treadmill comes into play only when the user is able to attain their recommended heart rate and sustain it for 30 to 60 minutes. Merit designed the 725T Plus treadmill with a couple of features to help accomplish this. The handlebars have sensors attached to them and the information is fed into the computer built into the control console and displayed on one of the two LED panels.

The console also has numerous pre programmed treadmill exercises built in and using the buttons and LED displays you can monitor your progress and selected one of the many exercise routines.

At the of the 725T from Merit, is the tubular steel frame and running deck. The combination makes it extremely sturdy and the heavy duty belt designed to deliver many years of use. There is also at least one place online that still sells this treadmill with free shipping.

Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill Review Highlights Key Features

  • Speed is adjustable from 0 to 10 mph
  • Dual LED displays on Control Console
  • Aerosoft Cushioning System
  • Folding up running deck


  • Assembly was fairly easy
  • Offers incline settings
  • Safety key must be in place or it won’t work
  • Low price, high value


  • Deck fold up locking mechanism is not trustworthy

Popular opinion on the Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill?

While looking online for the Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill we found many consumer reviews posted. After reading through many of them we discovered that it was a fairly high rated treadmill. It received mostly four and five stars and a average of 3.7 stars out of five.

The tubular steel frame, deck design makes it feel very sturdy and that was very important to some of the reviewers that have experienced issues with other models that did not feel as sturdy.

The Aerosoft Cushioning System is a tremendous feature and according to at least one of the reviewers was the only treadmill that allowed them run without causing pain in their knees.

The only negative that we could find that did not involve a defect of some sort came from a couple of reviewers that were disappointed by the poorly designed locking mechanism for the fold up deck.

In the end, the vast majority of the reviewers rated it good to great overall and would recommend it to anyone. We would also definitely recommend it to everyone looking for a treadmill.