Best Accessories for your Treadmill

    Treadmill Accessories

    To ensure a more comfortable and rewarding workout experience, it's good to have the right treadmill accessories. 

    ​Below I've rounded up the best one or two options for ​each treadmill accessory you may need. 

    Treadmill Floor Mats

    Treadmill mats have several benefits including floor and carpet protection, and reducing noise (particularly on hard floors).

    Using the treadmill without some padding underneath it will allow you to feel and hear more of the machine’s vibration. ​In some cases ​friction between the treadmill and the floor may ​damage the floor in the process.

    In addition to hard floor protection a treadmill mat will also prolong the life of the treadmill because it also prevents carpet dust ​from entering any of the mechanical ​components ​under the treadmill.

    Treadmill mats are also used for safety as they limit the treadmill from potentially moving or sliding around on the hard floors.

    For ​noise reduction ​the treadmill mat should be at least 4mm thick. Also, be sure that the mat is wider and longer than the treadmill base. Typically a 2m long x 1m wide mat will be enough to cover all treadmills with room to spare.

    The two mat options below are very similar. I suggest you just get the one that's the best fit for the dimensions of your treadmill.

    Viavito P​VC ​Equipment Floor Mat

    The Viavito floor mat comes in two sizes 140 x 80 cm or 220 x 110 cm. The smaller size should work for most treadmills and is about a third cheaper than the larger size.

    It's nice and thick at 6mm so will offer ​excellent protection. It's also 'grippy' on both carpet and hard floors.

    Viavito Pvc  Equipment Floor Mat
    108 Reviews
    Viavito Pvc Equipment Floor Mat
    • Ultra Thick, Heavy-Duty, Superior Quality 6mm (0.2") PVC Mat Weighing 1.75kg. Unrivalled Protection
    • Place Under Fitness Equipment To Protect Surfaces And Reduce Vibrations And Impact Noise
    • Use With Treadmills, Cross Trainers, Exercise Bikes, Rowing Machines, Vibration Trainers Etc
    • Made From Easy To Clean, Eco-Friendly, High Density, Odourless, REACH Compliant Material.
    • Dimensions; 140 x 80cm (55.1" x 31.5"); Waterproof Surface; Non-Slip Base

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    ​York Fitness ​Equipment Mat

    The York Fitness ​floor mat measures 182 cm by 76cm. This size provides an in-between option (compared ​to two Viavito choices) that may be a better fit for some treadmills​.

    ​It's a reasonable 5mm thick ​and also non-slip. Like the Viavito it provides some shock absorption and noise dampening.​

    York Fitness  Equipment Mat
    318 Reviews
    York Fitness Equipment Mat
    • York exercise mat Protects flooring while exercising on fitness equipment
    • Use as a personal fitness mat for floor exercises and fitness equipment (Yoga, cycles, cross trainers, weights bench etc)
    • Provides comfortable workout surface
    • 5mm durable rubber urable, textured anti-slip mat
    • Reduces workout noise

    Last update on 2019-07-20 at 23:14 / Amazon Product Advertising API

    Treadmill Silicone Oil

    Silicone oil will reduce friction and keep the belt of your treadmill running smoothly. It is an ​essential part of the general maintenance for your treadmill.

    Before using the silicone oil, loosen the belt and be sure to wipe down the surface and components of the machine to remove any dust or dirt, and make sure you have a protective surface under the treadmill in case of any oil drops. 

    You should lubricate the treadmill every six months with light use, every three months for two or three times a week use, and every six to eight weeks daily usage. Basically, every 100 hours or so of use is about right.

    Carbusonic Treadmill Oil

    Carbusonic Treadmill Silicone Oil is made in the UK and one of the best-selling treadmill lubricants, containing 100% non-toxic silicone oil. 

    It comes with a syringe that helps to keep the oil where you want it, and avoid applying too much at once. About ​1-2 syringes ​is enough for regular maintenance.

    There's not much more to say - it's cheap, effective and the 500ml bottle will basically last you forever. Get some! 

    Carbusonic Treadmill Silicone Oil, Lubricant For treadmill decks 500ml
    127 Reviews
    Carbusonic Treadmill Silicone Oil, Lubricant For treadmill decks 500ml
    • TREADMILL LUBRICANT Is 100% Pure Silicone Oil, Which Is Proven To Extend The Life Of Your Treadmill Belt And Deck.
    • PROMOTES Silent Running Of Your Treadmill And Friction Free Deck Running. Carbusonic Treadmill Lubrication Is Designed For Your Treadmill Motor To Extend It's Life And Extra Insulate From Dust And Debris.
    • EXCELLENT Results On All Fitness Equipment Where Silent Running Is Needed
    • 100% NON TOXIC Silicone Oil Polydimethylsiloxane Clear No Odour 350 Grade Thick Grade Lubrication To Ensure Proper Care For Your Treadmill.
    • EASY APPLICATION The Syringe Applicator Makes The Application Process Simple And Quick - Quick, Fast, And Efficient To Keep Your Treadmill Running Smoothly For Years! Revive Your Treadmill Without The Struggle Of Loosening / Tightening And Readjusting The Belt. Prevent Expensive Repairs By Decreasing Friction Between The Belt And The Deck.

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    Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor

    A heart rate sensor is good to have during your treadmill workout as it allows you to track the workout intensity in real-time.

    Many premium treadmills will sync to Bluetooth-enabled heart rate monitors so you can see you heart rate along with speed and incline on the treadmill control panel.

    An added benefit is these monitors can also sync with your smartphone, so you can also use it when you're not on the treadmill (or if your treadmill doesn't have this feature).

    Polar H7 Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor

    The Polar H7 Heart Rate Sensor provides accurate heart rate readings, and ​of the leading brands of heart rate sensors it's compatible with basically all treadmills that feature ​Bluetooth heart rate connectivity.

    It's waterproof and compatible with all recent Apple iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. It is also compatible with ​basically all ​smartphone training apps​. 

    So this is a solid option as it can be used with your smart device if your current treadmill does not have ​Bluetooth functionality. The strap also comes in a variety of colours.

    Although there are many ​Bluetooth heart rate monitors on the market we like the Polar H7 as it's high quality, reasonably priced, and widely compatible with treadmill and smartphones/ tablets. 

    Last update on 2019-07-21 at 00:55 / Amazon Product Advertising API


    Tablet Holder

    If you like to have a little distraction and include a bit of entertainment while working out on your treadmill, then a tablet holder will be the ideal accessory.

    While many treadmills have space on the control panel area to ​put a device the angle it will sit, and how likely it is to fall off will vary.

    If you plan to use your device ​regularly, I recommend getting a holder so your device won't go flying!

    ​TabletTail:Lynx Tablet Mount

    Treadmill handles, control panels and LCD all come in different shapes and sizes. So attaching your tablet can get tricky.

    ​I like the Octa Lynx Mount as it allows you to attach the mount to almost any to round, flat, or irregular shaped surface up to 5cm thick.

    In terms of compatibility, it can hold any tablet with a length or width between 15cm and 20.7cm.

    It is also known to be compatible with the iPad Air (but not iPad Pro), iPad Mini (all models), Galaxy (all models), and the Surface (all models).

    Octa Lynx - 3 in 1 Handle, Stand, and Portable Gooseneck Mount for iPad, Galaxy, Surface and More
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    Octa Lynx - 3 in 1 Handle, Stand, and Portable Gooseneck Mount for iPad, Galaxy, Surface and More
    • Clamps to any flat, round, or irregular surface up to 5cm thick
    • Provides ergonomic lift to reduce neck pain and improve posture
    • Made from premium materials for durability and value; three in one product acts as handle, mount, and stand
    • Works in a wide variety of settings, including on cabinets, counters, treadmills, high chairs, bunk beds, microphones, tripods, drum kits, easels, boats, airplanes, wheel chairs, hospitals, tool benches, and more
    • Holds any tablet with a length or width between 15cm and 20.7cm, including any case or shell; compatible with iPad Air (but NOT iPad Pro), iPad Mini (all), Galaxy (all), Surface (all)

    Last update on 2019-07-20 at 23:14 / Amazon Product Advertising API


    I hope these accessory ideas are useful and make you 'treadmill-ing' more enjoyable. If you're in the market for a new treadmill also check out ​my latest treadmill reviews and ​best treadmills by Feature or Usage.