12 Sep ‘Mighty Mini’ 3G Cardio Lite Runner packs great performance in small footprint
The 3G Cardio Co. based out of Phoenix, Ariz., prides itself on designing treadmills to fit a variety of needs, while keeping them priced competitively by putting functionality over fancy electronic extras.
The 3G Cardio Lite Runner (MSRP $1,499, sale price $999) continues a tradition that has earned the company numerous Best Buy awards and 5-star ratings on amazon.com.
It’s been called a “Mighty Mini” and the 3G Cardio Lite Runner Treadmill is built like a little tank. It’s one of the sturdiest treadmills priced under $1,000 you’ll find anywhere.
Producers of treadmills keep making them bigger, longer and wider, while also adding lots of fancy electronics.
However, the designers at 3G Cardio know that not everyone has a big workout space or budget. They wanted to give people a space saver option and the Lite Runner will impress you with its sturdy feel despite measuring just 67 inches (length) x 29 3-4 (width) x 52 1-2 (height). It an be folded up to just 32 x 29 3-4 x 62 1-2 and rolled through most standard doorways for storage without having to disassemble.
When it comes to walking on a treadmill 3G Cardio’s small, less expensive Lite Runner is just as good as many more expensive models. You can also perform light jogging on it.
Unlike most treadmills priced at $1,000 or under the 3G Cardio Lite Runner has an extremely sturdy frame and belt and powerful motor. It doesn’t stall or lag when you walk or jog on it, which is the case for most other less expensive treadmills.
If you’ve ever used a cheap treadmill and felt it lag or stall, that’s because the motor is not strong enough to support you.
The 3G Cardio Lite Runner’s 2.5 High Torque Motor is strong enough to create a consistent belt speed. The Lite Runner is specifically designed for walking, which can actually draw more amps and put more stress on a treadmill motor than running because when a person walks on a treadmill their feet remain in contact with the treadmill belt for a longer period of time than when running.
However, the 3G Cardio Lite Runner is specifically engineered with a higher torque / lower horsepower combination to ensure a smooth and consistent speed and feel on the 18 1-2 x 51 1-2 treadmill belt while walking at a lower mph.
The result is a smooth, powerful feel while walking or jogging that far exceeds similar-priced department store brands on which the user can actually feel the treadmill belt slow down and speed up on its own. When you walk at a slower speed or jog on the 3G Cardio Lite Runner, the belt speed will remain powerful and steady under your feet.
Many people also really appreciate the smaller footprint of the 3G Cardio Lite Runner. If you just want to walk on a treadmill, or even do light jogging you don’t need a big area. Manufacturers add unneeded extra space for more than just the frame or belt size, like over-sized consoles. The reality is it just doesn’t need to be that big.
An outstanding warranty will cover the Lite Runner for the lifetime of the motor and frame for home use and three years for parts and one year for labor.