You also get a few things here that most compact units don't give you:
You get 10 levels of incline so you can burn more calories and add some challenge to your workout.
You get one of the highest speed limits for a compact machine - up to 8 MPH.
The LCD console is backlit an bright blue which makes it easy to read and see your workout stats. It also comes with an iPod dock and console speakers so you can listen to your favorite tunes while you workout.
With the one-touch speed buttons so you can easily change your speed with the touch of a button instead of scrolling through your options.
And finally you get membership to the Lifespan Fitness Club Online included with your purchase. This online tracking club helps you set and meet fitness goals, save your workout results and see how far you've come.
Overall, the TR200 offers excellent value, high expert and user reviews and a very compact, design.
It has been around for years (a testament to how well it sells) - and is specifically designed to be compact - measuring just 10" high when folded making it easy to store under a bed or upright in a closet.
You get a sleek and modern design with several built-in workouts, a thumb-pulse heart rate monitor and simple-to-use console controls.
There's an iPod or MP3 dock and console speakers so you can listen to your favorite workout tunes and enjoy your workout.
The Evolve treadmill also comes fully assembled in the box (no assembly required) so it's easy to take it out of the box and go.
Overall, it's one of the most affordable compact units on the market with high user reviews, decent warranty and a proven history behind it.
Unlike specific compact units like the Lifespan TR200 or the Horizon Evolve, the Phoenix Easy-Up treadmill was not built to be so slim it could fit under a bed or in a closet.
It's more compact in the sense that it's shorter and smaller than standard treadmills when unfolded (It measures 61" x 28.5" x 50" when unfolded). And gives you some unique advantages.
First of all, it's got a bit more frame and deck to it than other compact units - which gives you more in terms of sturdiness and cushioning.
Also, the console - while not backlit - is still large and quite easy to use with a prominent safety stop key and 3 windows showing your Speed, Distance, Time, Pulse and Estimated Calories. There are also 2 cupholders good for a bottle of water and a remote.
Unlike many compact units, it also offers you incline which will give you more of a challenge and help burn extra calories. The incline is manual and you get from 0 - 10% incline by turning the dial on the side of the treadmill.
There is also a built in manual workout program where you choose distance, time or calories burned to give you some challenge.