Reebok ZR8 (16 km/h) Treadmill Review

Reebok ZR8 Treadmill Review

You often don’t have time to visit the gym on a regular basis and instead need an easy and cost-effective alternative. To solve this problem a treadmill is a great option to help you follow a regular workout routine. Does this sound like you? If so then based on our review the Reebok ZR8 treadmill may be an excellent choice for you.

The Reebok ZR8 treadmill is designed to allow you to gradually increase the intensity of your workouts, and based on our assessment is a clear step up from cheaper entry-level treadmills. It features:

  • Advanced deck cushioning
  • 2.0HP continuous duty motor with a speed range of 1-16km/h
  • 15 electronic incline levels (with electronic adjustment)
  • Easy folding soft drop mechanism 
  • Quick speed / incline handlebar controls with hand pulse measurement
  • Speed / Time / Distance / Calories / Pulse / Incline / Chart profile functions
  • LED lit display with MP3 input, speakers and separate volume control
  • 24 preset programmes with 7 user defined options (31 in total)
  • 120kg maximum user weight


The ZR8 has preset 24 programs with a maximum speed of 16 km/h (very fast) and minimum speed of 1 km/h, which is easily more than enough for almost any workout intensity. With controls on its hand rail, it is easy to increase or decrease the speed.

The good thing is that the preset 24 programs have a mixed combination of speed and incline. You do not have to deal with multiple buttons or settings to use preset programs. The 2.0 hp motor is powerful enough to manage your speed and workout. 

The deck is strong and support rails are appropriately adjusted for safe and easy use. While running on this treadmill, you will not feel any wobble or strange movements.

Reebok ZR8 Control Panel

Incline Options:

The Reebook ZR8 treadmill has 15 incline levels along with some automatic features. This is an added advantage those who want to do some steep hill running.  

The treadmill inclines and declines without disturbing your workout or creating additional noise. Most cheaper treadmills only have manual incline settings which means you have to stop your workout if you want to change the incline.

Noise level:

Unlike many other treadmills, the Reebok ZR8 isn't loud when being used. It has built in noise controller that allows you to enjoy your favorite program through the built-in speakers during your workout.

You can keep this treadmill in your bedroom to run early in the morning without disturbing other people in nearby rooms.

Maximum User Weight:

The Reebok ZR8 treadmill can handle up to 120 kg or 242 lbs. This maximum weight range is more the cheaper options that typically only support only 100kg.

However if you are slightly over this weight and mainly plan on brisk walks you could comfortably use this treadmill at a higher weight due to its build quality.

Delivery and Assembly:

It's delivered to your doorstep within in 2 to 3 business days. You have to inform beforehand whether you want to place it upstairs or downstairs. To move this upstairs, it requires ideally two people. You can also request them to assemble this machine and ensure that it is in full working order. 

Reebok ZR8 Folded Treadmill
  • Fully assembled dimensions: 165 x 74 x 143 cm
  • Folded dimensions: 102 x 74 x 143 cm
  • Large running deck area: 126 x 41 cm

The treadmill comes ready-boxed in sections which are easy to assemble. Simply connect the rolling pins and following the simple directions given in the manual, it will soon be ready to use.

Below is a short assembly tutorial from Reebok on the (very similar) ZR9 treadmill to give you a sense of the effort involved.

Size and weight:

The compact and space-saving Reebok ZR8 treadmill weights around 67 kg unboxed and 78 kg, boxed. The assembled dimensions are 165 x 74 x 143 cm, with folded dimensions of 102 x 74 x 143 cm.

The running area of machine is 126 x 41 cm which makes it secure even for tall or large runners. The Reebok ZR8 comes with a unique cushioning system. This gives additional cushioning on heel impact which helps protect your joints, and will allow you to recover quicker from your training sessions.


The Reebok ZR8 is an excellent choice for beginners to advanced runners alike. It has a noticeably better build quality than typical entry-level treadmills. With its great running deck, noiseless design, powerful motor and many attractive commercial-grade features, you will not regret investing in this treadmill.

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As you improve the Reebook ZR8 is more than capable of growing with you and providing an increasing challenge. With its adjustable speed, incline and 31 programs (24 preset and 7 manual) it is ideal for an ongoing customised running program. The Reebok ZR8 is our highest recommended mid-range treadmill.