Our Spirit Z300 treadmill review examines another feature-laden machine from Spirit that appears to offer tremendous value for money – but is that the case?
As with the superb Z100 the Z300 comes up trumps on all fronts, with a powerful motor, comfortable deck and sturdy frame.
However, given the extensive Spirit range, the Z series is a little congested in the middle of the range and it can be difficult to spot the difference between models.
The Z300 costs less than $100 more than the Z100 but apart from a few minor additions, it’s hard to see what it adds to the range.
Having said that, it’s a tremendous piece of kit that delivers top quality performance at a very reasonable price.
Spirit Z300 Treadmill Review – Features…
It shares the same 3.0 HP motor, good for all but the most serious athletes.The Z300 is for all intents and purposes the same machine as the Z100.
The 55″ x 20″ running surface, joint-friendly cushion flex deck, 1″ thick belt, 12mph top speed and 15% power incline are other shared features.
The big 2.75″ rollers that help to ensure a smooth ride and prolonged belt life can also be found on the Z100.
The Z300 folds too, a valuable space-saving feature for the home user.
The six window, LED display console looks suspiciously similar to that on the Z100 and provides a clean, usable interface that displays all the essential workout statistics that you would expect.
There are also the same 10 workout programs, 10 one touch program keys and 12 quick speed and elevation controls built into the handles.
The pulse grip heart rate monitor and chest strap for hands-free heart rate monitoring are another common feature between both models.
The only discernable difference that I can see is upgraded stereo speakers to work with the MP3 interface.
Lastly, the warranties are excellent, with a lifetime warranty on the frame, 30 years on the motor, five years on the parts and electronics and one year on the labour.
Spirit Z300 Treadmill Review – The Bottom Line…
Ok, it may be a virtually identical twin of the Z100, but that makes the Z300 equally as good.
If having slightly better built in speakers is important to you then the extra $70 or so the Z300 costs may be worth it.
If not, I’d save the cash and go with the Z100.
However, this is a class-leading treadmill and really gives you the kind of ride quality and components that you’d expect on machines costing over $1,000 more.
Put simply, our Spirit Z300 treadmill review would conclude that you’re unlikely to get a total package this good from many manufacturers, perhaps with the exception of Sole another Dyaco brand.