In May, after a series of accidents linked to multiple injuries and one death, Peloton announced recalls for its Tread Plus treadmill and a redesigned version of the Peloton Tread. The more serious incidents involved the Tread Plus, which remains on the shelf. However, the new Tread has since received tweaks to keep the screen from loosening and falling off. Now Peloton says the $2,495 Tread will go on sale across the US, Canada, and the UK starting on August 30th.
Unlike the 32-inch screen on the treadmill we reviewed in 2019, this cheaper Tread has a 23.8-inch HD touchscreen with built-in speakers so you can interact with your trainer during a workout and track progress when you’re done. It also has a smaller footprint at 68 inches by 33 inches wide and a traditional belt instead of its predecessor’s slatted design.
The Tread recall offered repairs for the 1,050 units that shipped during its limited availability earlier this year, and the new units will ship with the problems already addressed. Peloton also called out its safety features, including the Tread Lock passcode needed to unlock the belt before each workout, safety key, and buttons placed in easy to reach locations.
These days you don’t need a Peloton subscription to access the Tread Lock feature, but given the company’s business model, the $39 per month All-Access membership is a recommended add-on. The new Tread will also launch in Germany for €2,495, and three new German running instructors will be available after it arrives in that market.