AFG Treadmill Reviews

Overall Rating for All Treadmill Reviews 4.4 out of 5

7.3AT

4 out of 5

19 of 21 found this review helpful.

Impressive so far!

Submitted by Impressed (Toronto, ON) on May, 2016

I'm 170 lbs male, over 40, and purchased this treadmill for weight loss and body toning. I also do weight training. I've been a Good Life member for a few years now and just recently cancelled due to more business travel. I'm very familiar with their equipment. I also attend their trade show annually.
I am happy with this purchase. At 60% off its very comparable to all the other brands. It feels solid and its big and hefty. The Touch Screen is a great option and bright. I haven't updated the software yet since I've only set it couple of days ago.
The running deck has a nice semi-soft (bounce) feel to it and its not as hard as the GoodLife treadmills. It's great for my knees and ankles. From years of playing squash they're pretty loose.
Overall, easy to assemble, easy to operate, looks great, I enjoy the touch screen, and the lifetime warranty on the motor is a great selling point!.
Be aware though, its close to 300 lbs so if your putting this machine in the basement make sure you get help.
I'll be checking in after a couple of months using it... :-)
No negatives so far.....

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AFG Sport 5.7AT

4 out of 5

29 of 34 found this review helpful.

Great service

Submitted by Chris (Regina, SK) on Feb, 2016

I brought this treadmill home and after setting it up it did not work. I called AFG and got through right away. The CS Agent was awesome to deal with and the parts were at my door in 4 days. I don't know what they pay this CS Agent but they need to give this girl a raise in pay. By the way the treadmill works awesome.

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AFG Sport 5.7AT

4 out of 5

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Submitted by roland (montreal, QC) on Jan, 2016

sa fait une semainne que jai mont tapis et sa marche tres bien moi et ma femme ont sens sert 1h chaque a toute les jours je ferais un autre commentaire apres un mois (comment ont fait pour avoire le chemin ou un parcourt dans la nature comme le video le montre chez le detallent canadienne tire merci

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AFG Sport 3.5AT

5 out of 5

95 of 132 found this review helpful.

Beautiful

Submitted by DMcguinness (Beresford, NB) on Jan, 2016

I had a lot of trouble getting a treadmill! I ordered one. Received it. Picked it up. Got it home and it wouldn't work with my iPad. So I wrapped it up and with great difficulty brought it back to the retailer. I went on line and researched. In our area you cannot see what you are buying. You have to go by the pictures and videos on the net. So I took another chance and I am glad that I did! This treadmill is excellent. It is strong and steady. It has a great display. It has a strong motor. It has a very long running deck. It was relatively easy for me to put together--I took my time to do it right. I hope I never have to buy another treadmill again. This one is it! The only complaint I have with this company is that the box that they send it in is much too heavy. It doesn't make sense to sell a product that is too cumbersome. I am a widow and my brothers are aging. Where do you find two strong men who don't want a fortune to put it in your house? Really, this is a big problem. I did find help, but what about women who live in apartments on the 5th floor? You need a crane to lift the blasted thing. Other than that, the product is fantastic.

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7.3AT

4 out of 5

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7.3AT User Review

Submitted by Alain (PORT COLBORNE, ON) on Nov, 2015

I have had this Treadmill for approx. 3 weeks.
Pros:
The build quality is excellent.
I like the handles in the front to hold on while running
Very easy to use as very few program features (could be a con for others)
Running belt looks well made
Reasonably quiet

Cons
Does not let you program you own routine. This would be a great function to have!
I use mostly the Fat Burn routine and it does not let you bypass the incline (see above)
The height if the tread platform from ground level is a problem for me (10 inches) since I really only had one location for it in my house. I would have liked it about 4 inches lower. Did not know this until a got it at home and installed.
For a touch screen monitor the programming feature are very limited.

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7.3AT

3 out of 5

86 of 106 found this review helpful.

Not what its cracked up to be

Submitted by CallMeNotImpressed (n/a, AK) on Mar, 2015

Good, not great

October 29, 2014



" I did a fair bit of research and AFG was showing up all over the place as a decent brand. At full price this treadmill is ridiculously over priced, but at the sale price of 60% off it is right in the ball park of other treadmills like it. It was between this treadmill and the NordicTrack C970 when I finally made my purchase. My reason for choosing this treadmill was better warranty and my local CT store had it in stock.

I've had it only a few weeks now but here are my first impressions:
Assembly was easy and the machine seems really solid mechanically and all your basic buttons, heart monitor etc.. work well.
I am not impressed with the features available on it. The software/firmware on it really leave a lot to be desired, I will say if you don't expect any advanced features then it is very straight forward and easy to use, but if you think that the fancy screen means extra features, and information not available on other treadmills you will be very disappointed. you can get more information and options from treadmills still using the older monochrome screens than you can from this one.

I'm giving this a 3 because though it is mechanically sound, it leaves a lot to be desired on the features side. I think most main brand treadmills these days work quite well, I would not recommend this treadmill as for the price I expected a lot more from the full color touch screen. My hope is that AFG will take notice of it's lack luster features and release a new firmware for it. "

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5.3AT

5 out of 5

43 of 102 found this review helpful.

Say WHAT!

Submitted by Mo (Morrisburg, AK) on Jan, 2015

1) I don't live in Alaska but this site only recognizes people in the States.

2) FANTASTIC product. Love love love love it!

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3.1AT

5 out of 5

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Excellent value in a budget priced machine

Submitted by rh.campbell (ottawa, NY) on Dec, 2014

i purchased this unit after reading a great many review sites, and I tried it out at a Fitness Centre stocking this unit on the floor before I actually bought it. I wanted a reasonably priced, budget conscious unit, but most important, a very well built one as well, and one without a lot of the high markup electronics found on many higher priced models.

After using it now for a month, I am impressed with how quiet and solidly built it is. It's nice that it has a largely maintenance free track, not needing lubrication on a regular basis. Over the years I have bought many things for which I didn't feel I received good value for the money spent, but with this unit I believe I got my money's worth and then some. Longevity of anything mechanical is always a bit of a 'crap shoot' but this machine makes me believe it will be giving me good service over the long term. It just has that solid quality feel about it....

As a 70 year old, I am looking to get in better shape to improve my overall energy levels and help control blood pressure. It's a good looking treadmill and really doesn't take up too much space, It makes exercising actually fun.

The only minor criticism I have is the instruction book is a bit vague on how to set up a custom program, but overall, I am very well satisfied with this treadmill so far

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5.1AT

5 out of 5

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5.1AT treadmill

Submitted by kturner (Hanover, IN) on Feb, 2014

I have only good things to say about this treadmill. I am 287lbs and this machine is solid. I have laminate flooring and no mat - still quiet. I ordered a mat anyway, but may not use it since I do fold the unit after each workout and it might be a nuisance. My use is for daily cardio and weight loss. If you need a folding treadmill, this is one of the best choices you can make. Assembly is very easy - it does help to have a 2nd person when mounting the console. The unit is quiet and all I had to do was assemble and check level. The wheel unlocks work very easily, but it is rather hard to lock them - I use a small wrench to get the leverage needed to get the lever to lock. When unlocked and upright, it can be moved on the wheels fairly easily. There are other products I looked at - many had more bells and whistles but for the money, the rigidity, power, and quality of this unit is much better. I picked this unit up at a fitness store because I wanted to see the packaging condition rather than ordering online. The treadmill is very well-protected in about 70 or 80 lbs of box, wood supports, etc. There was no damage cosmetic or otherwise. The marking on the packaging indicates the boxes could be stacked 7 high if that gives an indication of the strength of the container. Right now, I am only using the profile and manual mode. Profile is very nice in that it allows a record of cumulative workouts, etc. Make sure you look at this before you buy - highly recommended.

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7.1AT

5 out of 5

34 of 42 found this review helpful.

Very Pleased

Submitted by Mike (Watertown, NY) on Jan, 2014

We bought our AFG 7.1 treadmill in November 2012 and have been very pleased. My daughter, a serious collegiate runner and I have used it when the weather is not conducive to outdoor running or in the mornings when it is still dark.

We wanted a treadmill that could handle heavy use and based on the reviews we read, felt this would be a good treadmill. In addition, for peace of mind, we purchased ours at Sears and bought the 5 year warranty that covers everything.

The treadmill is smooth, relatively quiet and feels very sturdy. It is not quite as quiet and sturdy as the commercial models I used to use at the local fitness center, but it is close.

We aren't putting on as many miles as we thought we might, but during the 5-6 months of winter we probably log about 25 miles a week at an average pace of 7:30 per mile. My daughter has done some interval and tempo workouts at 6:00-6:30 pace and felt comfortable.

The only maintenance i've done so far is lubing the deck and vacuuming under the motor hood.

We are very pleased with this treadmill and believe we will get several years of steady use.

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3.1AT

5 out of 5

60 of 71 found this review helpful.

Love it!

Submitted by Jules (Colorado Springs, CO) on Jan, 2014

Since this was my first treadmill purchase, I did a lot of research. It seemed like every time I'd find one I liked, someone had given it a bad review. So, I decided to see what Consumer Reports recommended. The 3.1AT was one of two models rated as a best buy in this price category and the online reviews were excellent. I've had my treadmill for one week and already love it! It's a great value, considering it's a gym-quality machine. It is very sturdy, very quiet and very easy to operate. It has all the features I wanted, including MP3 speakers, a very large surface area and easy foldability. One of my favorite features is how it unfolds automatically without having to hold it. I didn't attempt to assemble it and I'm glad I didn't since the box is very heavy. It took the delivery guys more than an hour to assemble it and I'm sure they have done quite a few of these.

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7.1AT

5 out of 5

28 of 35 found this review helpful.

Follow-Up Review

Submitted by wdc (Washington, DC) on Nov, 2013

After one month of use (40 miles a week), we have nothing but good things to say about our AFG 7.1AT treadmill. AFG sent out a new safety key, and we have had no further problems. The treadmill is smooth, quiet, and more comfortable to use than the commercial LifeFitness and Precor treadmills at our local gym. We remain very pleased with our decision to purchase the 7.1AT.

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7.1AT

4 out of 5

30 of 39 found this review helpful.

Solid except for safety key glitch

Submitted by wdc (Washington, DC) on Oct, 2013

After spending more than two weeks obsessing over the best combination of quality and cost in purchasing our first treadmill, we settled on the AFG 7.1AT. We looked at treadmills ranging in cost from $1,000 to $3,500, but couldn't see any reason to spend twice as much when the AFG 7.1AT seemed to offer everything found on the more expensive models (e.g., True, Landice and LifeFitness). In particular, the 7.1AT was both rock-solid in action and included a wider range of fitness program options than comparable or even more expensive brands/models.

Our AFG treadmill arrived yesterday, and with the exception of an early safety key glitch, it has met our expectations. We had to adjust the belt, which was running to the right, but then the treadmill performed flawlessly during my daughter's initial 8-mile run, running smoothly and quietly. We haven't sorted through all the programs yet, but are looking forward to exploring those, including the Passport feature, over the coming weeks. We had some concerns about making such a major purchase when the reviews on nearly all brands of treadmills include examples of major problems on arrival, but it looks like we made the right choice with AFG.

We do have some concerns about the safety key, which initially would not engage. It's working now, and we are being careful not to move or dislodge it, but we are hoping to obtain a new one that will function properly (i.e., register properly upon insertion without too much fiddling around). Also, consistent with another review, it does not appear that the hand-grip monitor accurately measures a user's pulse or heart rate--the instructions advise the user to stand on the side rails during measurement, but it seems odd to require a user to stop running to measure his or her heart rate. The chest belt may work more accurately, but it would be nice if the hand-grips performed as advertised.

Overall, however, we are very happy with our AFG 7.1AT, and would recommend it to others looking to purchase a high-quality treadmill at a reasonable price.

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3.1AT

5 out of 5

113 of 135 found this review helpful.

Very Pleased

Submitted by Lynn (Alamosa, CO) on Mar, 2013

I got this treadmill because I found that if I have to go some where to exercise then I will find an excuse not to go. I use it mainly for walking and my husband uses it mainly for running. It doesn't have dozens of programs, but we typically don't use many programs so that didn't bother us. The heart rate monitor doesn't work that well, but I didn't really want this feature so it doesn't bother me.

It arrived very well packaged! It took my husband and I a few hours to put it together. Several parts of the assembly really require two people. As long as you read the directions, it is pretty easy to put together, just time-consuming. This treadmill is "gym" quality. By that I mean it is well made and sturdy. It is worth cost.

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7.1AT

5 out of 5

26 of 42 found this review helpful.

THE BEST !

Submitted by Jean-Luc Thibodeau (Richford, VT) on Dec, 2012

Superb! We bought it and this treadmill is worth every $ we put in it. I recommend it. I think it's the best !

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7.1AT

5 out of 5

64 of 76 found this review helpful.

Passport Rocks

Submitted by JDubya (Nazareth, PA) on Dec, 2012

Solid machine. Works well. No squeaks. Am ~210 lbs and the machine doesn't even seem like it's straining.

The passport feature may be the coolest thing about the machine. I'm set up so I can watch Italy or the Soutwest US on a 9' screen. It's amazingly realistic and makes you forget about how long you're on the machine.

Only gripe - when I bought it I was told more locations were coming out for Passport soon. None have. AFG where are the scenes I was promised! They're a great selling point.

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7.1AT

2 out of 5

76 of 93 found this review helpful.

Worth the sale price but not the original

Submitted by Elisabeth W (Atlanta, GA) on May, 2013

The 7.1AT Treadmill is a good treadmill for the price that it is listed on sale as, but if you think you are getting a $3000 piece of equipment for $1700, think again. It does all of the things a quality treadmill will do - various programs, multi-users, a decent dashboard with speed, distance, time, etc. - but some of the advance features either don't work or are not the value they're purported to be.

I really like that I can plug in my iPhone and the speaker quality on playing music is very good. This is probably the one feature that sets it apart from other $1500 range treadmills.

However, the marketing on this unit is very misleading. Their agreement with Nike has either expired or the terms expired. The Nike / iPod Workout Tracking only works with iPhones that are 3S or earlier. So, anyone with a relatively new iPhone will not be able to use this feature. This is something I was looking forward to, and since the technology obviously exists, is something AFG could solve by coming out with their own smartphone app.

Also, the safety key is very sensitive - too sensitive in my opinion. I've used many different treadmills over the years, and if you even graze this unit's safety key, the treadmill will stop. This can be annoying as the key is in front of other frequently used tabs.

Finally, the heart rate monitor hand grips seems to be inaccurate / unreliable. This feature isn't incredibly important to me, so it doesn't bother me. I haven't used the strap that comes with the 7.1AT, but I imagine it would be more accurate for those who really track their heart rate during a workout.

The Passport feature was something our salesperson pitched hard when selling us the unit. Quite frankly, when I tested it, I felt slightly motion sick. Again, not something I'm incredibly interested in as I typically read, listen to music or watch TV when I'm on the treadmill.

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