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Precor Energy Series Treadmills

Precor Energy Series Treadmills (TRM)

About the Precor Energy Series Treadmills

Precor’s Energy Series of treadmills has recently been released alongside their industry leading Precision range, and a new line of EFX crosstrainers that form part of the same collections.

Despite being a step down from the Precision treadmills in terms of price, there’s still a wide range of features that match very closely with the higher priced TRM 445 and 425 models.

One of Precor’s primary goals in developing these two series’ was to provide a machine that includes many of the high quality ergonomic design that their commercial gym machines are built around, but at a price point that’s still attractive for home gym environments.

The top treadmill in the range – the TRM 243 – even offers advanced workout tracking, with the ability to sync your results to the Preva® app.

As we mentioned in our guide to Precor’s Precision treadmills, you don’t have to worry too much about choosing a machine based on its dimensions, as there’s only a 2 inch difference in the width and length between the Precision and Energy series treadmills.

So far we’ve only briefly touched on some of the features built into an Energy series treadmill. Fortunately we have put together an in-depth article for each model, complete with comparisons to help you with any buying decisions, which you can find listed below.

Comparing the TRM Energy Series to the Precision series

Although there may be similarities in their designs, once you start to look a little closer, there are some important differences between the Precision and Energy series treadmills that are certainly worth knowing.

Firstly, the running deck. When comparing the top model from each series, although the running area may be an inch longer with the TRM 243 (Energy), you actually lose the ability to run at a decline (2% decline available on the Precision TRM 445).

Secondly, the running deck is no longer reversible. This will inevitably have some impact on its lifespan, as you aren’t able to distribute the wear from your foot fall as evenly as with the Precision treadmills.

As with the EFX trainers, the warranty is also 5 years longer on the Precision treadmills compared to those in the Energy series.

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However, in terms of workout feedback, user IDs, fitness tracking, and Precor’s patented Energy Stride technology, we noticed very little difference when carrying out a model-by-model comparison between the treadmills in the two collections.

There are of course many more factors that can influence your final buying decision, from workout feedback and safety features, through to the preset and custom workouts you’ll be able to benefit from once assembled.

That’s why we’ve gone to great lengths to cover each of these factors in detail throughout our comprehensive reviews of the TRM 423, TRM 223, and TRM 211.

Energy Series models

Precor TRM 243 Treadmill Review

Precor TRM 243

  • Speed Range: 0.5-12mph
  • Preset Workouts: 23
  • User IDs: 4
  • Incline Range: 0% to 15%
  • Feedback Metrics: 27
  • Preva Workout Tracking: Yes
  • Software Upgrade Capable: Yes
  • Running Surface: 57″L x 20″W
  • Custom Workouts: 16

Despite the step down in price compared to the equivalent Precision treadmill (TRM 445), the TRM 243 still represents a significant upgrade over the earlier TRM 211 model.

The added length to the hand rails offers additional support while running, jogging, and walking, while the 7-inch 16:9 backlit display provides an extra level of clarity to your workout feedback.

This is also the only treadmill in Precor’s Energy series to offer personalized workout suggestions, as well as the option to create up to 16 custom workouts across 4 user profiles.

These are just a few of the features we looked at in more detail throughout our review, paying particular attention to the innovative workout tracking and personalization on offer. Read the full review..

Sample floor plan: TRM 243 Treadmill

Floor plan of the TRM 243 Treadmill in a bedroom measuring 20'W x 12'D
Floor plan of the TRM 243 Treadmill in a bedroom measuring 20’W x 12’D
Precor TRM 223 Treadmill Review

Precor TRM 223

  • Speed Range: 0.5-12mph
  • Preset Workouts: 9
  • User IDs: 2
  • Incline Range: 0% to 15%
  • Feedback Metrics: 13
  • Preva Workout Tracking: No
  • Software Upgrade Capable: No
  • Running Surface: 57″L x 20″W
  • Custom Workouts: 0

Although you aren’t able to create your own custom workouts and receive personalized suggestions based on your fitness goal, the TRM 223 is still an attractive mid-range addition to the Energy series of treadmills.

Both touch and telemetry heart rate tracking allow you to either hold the hand sensors or use a Polar compatible chest strap transmitter to communicate with the intelligent SmartRate technology.

Together with 12 other feedback metrics, this allows you to accurately track your workout progression, with an intuitive visual guide on the console making it easier to determine which goal your current workout intensity level is helping you achieve (Warm up, Weight loss, Cardio).

In terms of the running deck, because you don’t have the same Integrated Footplant Technology that the Precision series offers, you do lose a small amount of cushioning. However, you can still benefit from Precor’s patented deck mounting system from their commercial treadmills (Energy Stride™), which reduces stress on your joints by optimizing the distribution of underfoot support and deck rigidity.

It may seem like we’ve included a lot of information here about the Precor TRM 223, but we actually go into greater depth and explore much more of what this treadmill has to offer in our full comprehensive review. Read the full review..

Sample floor plan: TRM 223 Treadmill

Floor plan of the TRM 223 Treadmill in a living room measuring 20'W x 13'D
Floor plan of the TRM 223 Treadmill in a living room measuring 20’W x 13’D
Precor TRM 211 Treadmill Review

Precor TRM 211

  • Speed Range: 0.5-12mph
  • Preset Workouts: 6
  • User IDs: 0
  • Incline Range: 0% to 15%
  • Feedback Metrics: 9
  • Preva Workout Tracking: No
  • Software Upgrade Capable: No
  • Running Surface: 57″L x 20″W
  • Custom Workouts: 0

The earliest model of treadmill in Precor’s Energy series, the TRM 211 doesn’t offer user profile and custom workout creation in the same way as the models above, but is still packed with attractive features for this price point.

Although you also have a smaller selection of preset workouts to choose from, you can still select from popular programs, such as interval and hill climb, to help you achieve specific fitness goals.

The size of the running area, power of the motor, incline range, and belt speed are all identical to the higher priced TRM 223 model. However, one of the ways the models differ is that the TRM 211, unlike the 223, doesn’t let you adjust the machine’s system settings. This means you lose the ability to set a safety code, default workout duration, and maximum speed/incline.

Despite being the entry model into the Energy series, there are many more benefits that the TRM 211 can bring to your home workouts, and which set it apart from competing models in this price range. Comparisons like these are just one of the factors we looked at in more detail for our own in-depth review. Read the full review..

Sample floor plan: TRM 211 Treadmill

Floor plan of the TRM 211 Treadmill in a home office measuring 18'W x 11'D
Floor plan of the TRM 211 Treadmill in a home office measuring 18’W x 11’D