Summary: When you compare the spec and price of the JLL T350 Treadmill – you’ll genuinely start to wonder how they did it.
For a mid-range price point, you get digital incline, a speedy 18km / hour top speed, Bluetooth connectivity and speakers, one-touch controls and advanced 16-point cushioning for the running surface. When you add that the JLL T350 treadmill folds away using soft-drop technology, it stands out even among the crowded market for home treadmills.
JLL are a British brand, with a giant showroom near Birmingham. Their after-sales service is famous, and you are protected by long warranties too.
This is a premium home treadmill for a decidedly mid-range price.
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This JLL T350 treadmill is certainly bigger than a rattly ‘no name’ budget models you’ll find online. It weighs in at 59kgs and is 158cm x 128cm x 70cms. It has wheels to reposition it and it will fold onto a ‘z’ format for storage between uses, using a hydraulic soft-drop lever system. JLL specify that the T350 is suitable for users up to 18.89 stone (120kgs), under 12’s are not allowed to use it, with under 18’s requiring supervision.
There is only one design – a smart black with distinctive orange trim. I like the oversized console, with longer safety arms that you’ll find on many other treadmill brands. I do recommend a rubber mat. While JLL treadmills are stable, this will protect your floor and ensure you don’t get any minute wobbles.
You get an 18km / hour top speed – which is more than enough for regular users. The T350 has 20 levels of digital incline. If you are an experienced treadmill runner, you’ll already know what a big difference this can make to the intensity of your running session. Combine the top incline levels with higher speeds, and you’ll definitely start to feel the burn.
The 4.5HP motor is quiet, though again that rubber mat under your treadmill will make a big difference to the overall noise level. Feedback shows that the running surface is plenty wide enough for taller runners.
Compared to many home treadmills, the JLL T350 treadmill packs a punch. It has a 4.5 horse power engine. This gives a top speed of 18km / hour. That is more than enough for even the most experienced / fittest of runners. Of course, things start slow, you can set this machine for a gentle walk too.
A big plus is the cushioned running surface. This works on a 16-point system, covering the important impact areas. If you have ever used a cheap treadmill without a cushioning system, you’ll know how important this is in the longer term.
Incline is electronically powered. This is important as it means you don’t have to stop and readjust for different incline levels half way through a running session.
Some assembly is required, it is possible to order this when you buy the treadmill.
The 5.5-inch backlit display has plenty of room for all the key stats at once. This will show all the usual measurements: time, speed, distance, heart rate and an estimate of the calories burned. To get your heart rate, you need to hold on to the built-in sensors. Big clear coloured buttons make it easy to adjust things while you are running. You can choose from 20 different pre-set programmes, three programmes that you can set up for yourself or adjust things manually as you go. At this price point, you won’t get compatibility with popular running apps like Zwift, KinoMap or even with Google Maps. If those are important for you, the top of the range JLL T550 digital treadmill is the right model to check.
There are powerful speakers built in. You can play your own music using either the USB interface, or via Bluetooth. You can even charge your phone while you run using a handy USB port. The console is big enough to prop up your iPad or Tablet – which has you covered for entertainment.
All JLL Treadmills are fully compliant with UK and EU safety standards.
You’ll get a safety key system with the T350. This is the familiar red cord with clip. One end clips to your clothing, the other end to the console. This is designed as a way to stop the belt should you slip and fall off. As soon as the key comes out of the treadmill, the belt immediately stops. Oversized arms either side of the console are great for stability – making the T350 suitable for runners beginning their fitness journey. The final safety feature will help over the longer term. This is advanced 16 point cushioning on the running belt. In the short-term it keeps your runs more comfortable, in the long-term it protects your joints from the repeated impacts of running. Naturally, a decent pair of running shoes is needed too.
You get full coverage from JLL in the form of a warranty. Buyers of the T350 are covered for two full years for parts and labour, 5 years for the motor and lifetime for the alloy-steel frame. This warranty is for home use – for commercial terms, please speak with JLL Fitness.
Very positive feedback came as no surprise for anyone in the fitness industry. JLL have been hitting the sweet spot between quality and value for a long time (with bikes, rowers and their treadmills). This is not universally positive feedback – what I took from it is that even users with some grumbles gave 4 stars, admitting that this is a great model despite minor concerns. An example included not liking the design of the feet, and one user that found cracks in the safety arms.
The folding mechanism got praise from multiple users. While many treadmills fold, having a hydraulic ‘soft drop’ system makes this easy – and so makes people more likely to fold it away. Some runners did mention the size of the running belt. I’d suggest anyone 6′ and up go for the T550 – which has a belt width closer to the treadmills you’ll find in commercial gyms.
The word ‘premium’ came up repeatedly. As did the word ‘quality’. One person had problems assembling, though others said this was straightforward for 2 people. With very little in the way of negative feedback, the buyers of this model are very satisfied overall.
Make sure you check the latest feedback, as things do change, even with a popular brand like JLL.
It looks like JLL have done it again with the T350 Digital Treadmill. They have hit that sweet spot by producing a high-spec treadmill and keeping the price point firmly in the mid-range.
You’ll get a lot of treadmill for your money. All the key ‘pro’ points are covered. These include the cushioned running surface, digital incline, high top speed, console with multiple options for entertainment and stat tracking, device compatibility and wheels / folding ability. Combine this with the safety, warranty and famous JLL Fitness after-sales service – and this is a home treadmill you can buy with complete peace of mind.
Do check the impressive picture gallery, and that all-important feedback from previous buyers.
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