3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill Review 2017

3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill, as the name suggests, it’s for runners. And if you are thinking of buying it then it’s a fantastic decision.


Because, 3G Cardio Elite Runner is a top-rated, high-quality treadmill with outstanding performance and long durability. This is best in class treadmill which gives you the best bang for the bucks.

3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill

Oh yeah….. It’s a BEAST!

But I must say, It’s not for everyone. Not at all!!

3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill only belongs in the home of those fitness enthusiasts who prefer quality and performance over everything else to ensure nothing comes in between them and their fitness goals.

If you just want to walk casually once or twice a week, it’s better to go for lower segment treadmills.

This beast treadmill is only for people who don’t compromise when it’s about their health & fitness. And want complete peace of mind during their workout session on the treadmill without any headaches and frustration which often comes along with lower quality treadmills.

Believe me, I have had my fair share of frustration with my previous treadmill until I bought this one. And I can proudly say, this is one of the best decision I made in my fitness journey.

Actually, that’s what inspired me to write this review. It surely is the best treadmill for running in this segment.


3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill is the best option for you if you are looking for high-quality parts, club rated outstanding performance and durability in the treadmill. And still, it is way less expensive than other treadmills in its segment, actually a lot.

Now, I am not saying it’s cheap.

No way, this kind of quality product you gonna get for cheap, like some other cheap treadmills you may have seen which show you shiny cool features on top but underneath them, there is barely anything of quality, made for durability.

Hence, those treadmills don’t even pass the first 6 months without giving headaches and hair pulling frustration to their owners. And then comes the infamous buyer’s remorse about buying the wrong product just to save a few bucks.

And believe me, you don’t want that. That’s the worst feeling!

As I said before, 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill doesn’t come cheap but, it is around half the price of other same class commercial treadmills.

And that’s what makes it best treadmill for running in every term, all the commercial grade high-quality parts and performance available to you at half the price of a commercial treadmill.

So, you can be completely assured that your money will be well spent on a worthy treadmill.


1. Let’s take a look at the key specifications of your Best treadmill for running:

3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill Specification What does this mean for you?
Drive Motor Size:4.0 HPClub rated high performance
Running Belt Size:22″ x 62″Enough space for long strides
Belt Type:OrthopedicBetter Shock absorption for each foot strike
Speed Low-High:0.5 - 12MPHGradual speed change from low to high speed
Motorized Incline:up to 15%Hill running workout
Max User Weight:400 lbsCan be used by a heavy person too
Dimensions:84″ x 35.5″ x 58″Better Stability
Machine Weight:386 lbs.Solid and Sturdy stable build

Drive motor Size

One of the most important parts of the treadmill is the Motor. Better the motor power, better performance during the workout.

Your 3G Cardio Elite Runner has 4.0 HP Club Rated High Powered Continuous Duty Motor in it. With Its high-quality torque, you will always enjoy a smooth running workout whether you run at top speed or at the max incline.

Better-powered motor against user weight prolongs the motor life due to less stress and wearing on the motor parts.


Running Belt Size: 22″ x 62″

If you are tall or take long strides when running, running belt size matters a lot. You can’t have your foot touching the rear edge every now and then during the workout.

It puts you in danger of losing the balance when running which can cause a serious injury.

My previous treadmill had only 52″ belt length. At the time of buying, I didn’t consider it much as I only wanted to jog on that.

But it changed fast when I wanted to push myself more every day by running, the short length of the running belt wouldn’t let me. Always touching the rear edge of the belt and being distracted about not to fall off the treadmill.

Yes I know, It was a bad decision on my part to ignore the running belt size and not taking this Elite Runner at the time.

But, as you can see this treadmill has plenty of room on the belt (22″ x 62″) for long strides and tall persons. Sprint as much you like, space won’t hinder your progress at all.

3G cardio elite runner treadmill orthopedic running belt

Belt Type: Orthopedic

The quality of running belt on a treadmill is very important. Cheap quality belts wear out pretty fast and don’t provide required shock absorption from foot strikes.

But this Elite Runner treadmill has an upgraded, commercial grade Ortho Flex Shock™ suspension system with a thicker belt. This orthopedic belt absorbs the impact of your foot strike easily and smoothly without any jerky movement.

That’s why it provides a better cushioning for a comfortable and smooth workout for your body.


Speed Low – High

There are times when you want to walk at minimum speed and then gradually increase the running speed. And sometimes, especially during HIIT workouts, you want to jump from walking speed to full on sprinting quickly. However no worries, it doesn’t jump to higher speeds suddenly. It does it gradually, so you have enough time to adjust.

3G Cardio Elite Runner speed controls provide all the freedom. With the lowest speed of 0.5MPH to highest speed of 12MPH and one-touch controls, you can run as you like.


Motorized Incline up to 15%

If you want to push your running session more, use of incline is a great way to do it. This Elite Runner treadmill has automatic motorized incline up to 15%. This creates a very challenging workout to push yourself more to gain more stamina and endurance.

3G cardio elite runner max incline

Max User Weight – 400lbs

The high powered 4.0 HP motor in Elite Runner allows users who weigh up to 400 pounds to comfortably work out at peak performance without any problem.

Your whole family can workout easily, no matter the weight up to 400 pounds, 3G Cardio Elite Runner will always give you best performance.


Dimensions: 84″ x 35.5″ x 58″

3G Cardio Elite Runner is a full-size treadmill. This has plenty of space and stability without any problem. You can even train for marathon running on this treadmill without any doubt.


Machine Weight – 386 lbs.

Treadmill’s weight determines how sturdy and well-built the machine is.

3G Cardio Elite Runner treadmill weighs about 386 pounds (175 kg.). This provides you a great stability without any shaky movements during those high-speed runs.


Frame and Deck

High-quality Frame and Deck are must in any treadmill. You don’t want your treadmill frame or deck to be broken during a high speed run just because you placed a hand on the deck or grabbed the handle.

I have seen many people complaining that their treadmill deck was cracked during the workout after a few months.

And also you may have seen those treadmill-fail videos online. Cheap quality frames and deck can seriously injure you during workout accidently.

But 3G Cardio Elite Runner is a heavy-duty treadmill. Its frame is made of excellent thick steel. And all the metal parts are powder coated excellently with scratch and corrosion resistant paint.

Its deck uses a heavy duty, 2-ply orthopedic running belt which is highly resistant to stretching. The deck has 3″ rollers along with enclosed ball bearings for a long lasting durability.


Non-folding Deck

As you know, this is a heavy treadmill weighing about 386lbs. (175kg.) and Its running deck holds most of its weight.

That’s why it doesn’t fold. And think yourself, it won’t be practical as well to lift such a heavy deck to fold the treadmill after the workout.

50% of treadmill users don’t even fold their folding treadmill after the workout unless you don’t have a dedicated space for your treadmill.

So in my opinion, it’s better this way. As It also reduces the rocking noise which we see in folding treadmills.



2. Console Features of 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill:


Console Features of 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill

Adjustable Multi-speed Fan

This is a nice feature to have on a treadmill, especially for HIIT workouts. When you run at high speeds, our body sweats like we are taking a shower, especially the head. Towel alone can’t handle the sweat we produce.

This adjustable multi-speed fan helps you cool down while you warm up for your next running burst.

MP3 USB Input Port

Having a USB input port is a nice addition to use when you want to play your playlist via a USB drive without much hassle. It’s one touch playback controls make distraction free workout session.

Matte Finish Display

In my opinion, Matter Finish Display is a must have for any electronics which we lay eyes upon. I can’t tolerate any reflective light glares distracting me anytime. It’s too distracting having sunlight or bright room lights interfering with your work or workout for that matter.

This also limits your options for treadmill placement which can seriously mess with your interior and room space.

But thanks to 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill’s high-end Zero-Glare™ matte finish display, you don’t have to worry about that for a second. You can easily place this treadmill under a bright light or even next to a window without any problem.

Heart Rate Indicator Graph

when running at high speeds it’s always good to have heart rate monitor to let you know where your workout. Are you too hard on your heart or not at all. For every person high-speed meaning is different, so is their heart rate at given speed.

3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill’s My HR Zone Station™ helps you track your heart rate easily.

Optional Audio Input Port

Want to plug-in your Smartphone or your favorite music device? No worries, there is an optional audio input port available to you to enjoy as you like.

Dual Built-in Audio Speaker

These dual built-in audio speakers provide you great surround sound environment. So you can enjoy your motivational music beats with your workout and keep pushing yourself to next level.

1 Touch Speed and Incline Controls

These quick one-touch speed and incline controls enable you to change running speed and incline level gradually or you can just jump to the desired speed and level easily.

Smart Zone™ Smartphone Spot

Want to keep your Smartphone close to stay in touch with your social life or want to enjoy your favorite songs playlist in it? No worries, 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill has a dedicated Smart Zone™ Smartphone Spot with a non-slip padded surface for your Smartphone.

Dual Water Bottle Holders

Keep yourself hydrated all time is necessary, especially during workouts. With this Elite Runner Treadmill, you get dual water bottle holders right there in console deck. So you can hold plenty of water to quench your thirst during those vigorous workout sessions in these dual water bottle holders.

Dual Contact Heart Rate Grips

These dual heart rate grips enable you to check your heart rate on My HR Zone Station™ during your workouts easily.


3. Warranty of 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill

A treadmill isn’t an equipment you want to buy every year or repair every 3 months. About 95% home users only buy treadmill once in a lifetime. For them, it’s a one-time investment for the sake of their health and fitness.

And if the treadmill fails within its first year, so does your fitness journey if that’s the only exercise equipment you have. As I don’t think you are going to buy another treadmill after that.

That’s why If you are spending a lot of cash on a treadmill, buy from a brand which stands behind its products.

3G Cardio provides you an excellent long-term warranty on Elite Runner Treadmill, so you can have the peace of mind without any worries.

Motor:Lifetime Warranty5 years Warranty
Frame:Lifetime Warranty5 years Warranty
Parts:10 years Warranty2 years Warranty
Labor:2 years Warranty1 years Warranty


4. Installation and Maintenance

Installation of 3G Cardio Elite Runner is pretty straight forward.

As you know, the treadmill is pretty heavy, about 386lbs. (175kg.) So, it’s a two man job to carry and assemble it at the right place where it will be used.

The running deck holds the most weight of the treadmill. So, it’s a good thing that the deck comes already assembled out of the box.

After un-boxing, all you need to do is attach the both console masts on the left and the right. After that comes the handlebars and side covers. And finally the main console.

The complete installation should take around 30 to 45 minutes depending on your DIY skills.

But remember to assemble and install it at the right place where it is supposed to be used. Otherwise, moving the fully assembled treadmill will be problematic.

Keep the provided tools, manuals and lubricants safely at close range. Don’t misplace these things at all.

Maintenance of 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill is very easy and straightforward. You just have to lubricate the running belt periodically, as instructed in the manual.

And give a weekly inspection for dust, fibers and belt alignment. Wipe and clean it regularly to avoid unwanted dust and fibers sticking to the running deck.

And that’s it! Now, you can enjoy the top rated best treadmill for running and get on with your fitness journey.



Finally, I just want to say that the 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill is the perfect choice for you if you want a high-quality, commercial grade, club rated, heavy-duty treadmill as once in a lifetime investment for your health and fitness.

I know that nothing is always perfect, especially in electronics and machinery. But 3G Cardio provides you a long term warranty in case there is any problem at some point.

So, after buying this, you can be sure of having complete peace of mind for a long-long time. As it can cover all your needs from walking, jogging, running to HIIT workouts or training for the upcoming marathon race, this Elite Runner will be with you every step of the way.

And with the residential lifetime warranty on Motor & Frame and 10 years on parts, it’s a no brainer!


If you have any questions or doubts or want to share your experience, feel free to discuss with me. I Would love to hear… And if you find this helpful, don’t forget to share it!

For user manual and other information, visit 3gcardio.com

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