“The 3G 80i is a good, basic treadmill,” said “Big” Mike Sullivan, the 6-foot-4, 298-pound spokesperson for the seven-member “Big Guy” review team. “It’s quiet and surprisingly smooth.
“It’s pretty soft to run on, but it’s not bouncy.”
The 3G 80i did wobble some when Big Mike ran on it, but part of that is due to his size the machines fold flat features. He noticed no issues walking and some of our lighter reviewers felt it was good to run hard on.
The machine has a very basic upper display and clunky program operations for anything other than a manual program.
Some people don’t want to pay for a monthly treadmill video subscription fee, so if that’s something you want to avoid the 3G 80i console will be fine.
“Not everyone wants to pay extra for a (subscription fee interactive) run with the guy in Rome,” Big Mike deadpanned. “For what it is, a small, sturdy treadmill that will fit into tight spaces and has excellent customer service and warranty, I recommend this treadmill as a good buy.”
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After putting in countless hours running and walking on many of the leading treadmill brands and then logging the information, the 2022 Big Guy Treadmill Awards and scores were tabulated.