I settled on this machine after seeing it recommended on an impartial review site and doing a lot of online research myself. As a first time treadmill buyer I didn't want to spend loads of money but wanted a motorised incline and a well built treadmill. This fitted the bill perfectly. Sweatband answered my queries prior to purchase and have contacted me since purchase so couldn't be happier with the process of buying from them from start to finish.
I am using it 3 - 5 times a week to lose weight and am mainly power walking at the moment with an incline to work up a sweat. The deck is plenty large enough and very smooth and the controls easy to use. The only thing I have found so far is that all of the programs built in start at about 6.5km / hr so are a bit quick for walking, although I hope to use them more once I get a bit fitter. The heart monitor is great and allows me to target my pulse in the range required for weight loss and I’m planning on getting an ifit SD card for a targeted workout too, they’re easy to find on the net.
All in all, if you’re after a decent, feature rich treadmill at under £500, I can’t recommend this one enough, and get it from sweatband too.