The Best Walking Pads with Higher Weight Limits

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What Are Walking Pads?

So essentially these are smaller, often simple “mini treadmills.” A treadmill often has handles and a frame, incline capabilities and are, frankly, a bit bulky.

A walking pad, on the other hand, is generally just a flat bed piece of kit (though some have small fold out handles) that are smaller and lighter weight than a full treadmill.

The main difference between a walking pad and a treadmill, I’d say, is that a walking pad is smaller and more lightweight. They’re better for people looking to do some additional walking at home as opposed to running or any serious running training.

Walking Pads and Weight Limits

Some walking pads have really quite low weight limits – ironic really when you consider that one of the core reasons people might look to up their walking is for weight loss! 

So when putting together our list of walking pads here, we’ve taken weight limit, size, dimensions and additional functionality into account alongside price.

The Best Walking Pads in 2023

Here’s what we think matters with a walking pad:

  1. Price! Obviously we want value. That doesn’t mean cheaper is always better of course. But we’ve included walking pads on a budget too
  2. Weight limit! If you’re increasing your steps to help with weight loss, then what probably isn’t helpful is a walking pad with a low top end weight limit. We’ve included weight limits here
  3. Space requirement. Walking pads are often used as a space saving piece of exercise equipment. So being able to store it neatly and flat (against a wall or under a couch, for example) really does matter
  4. Top speed. We think most people who use a walking pad will probably do so walk walking. But if you plan to do some light jogging too then the maximum speed capabilities are going to matter
  5. Reviews: what previous users actually think of the product

So without further ado, here are what we consider the 3 best walking pads for 2023.

Stores Easily
WalkingPad P1 Foldable Treadmills, App & Remote Control Folding Walking Machine, Under Desk Treadmill for Home Office Fitness Exercise
CITYSPORTS Treadmill 440W Motor,Electric Walking Machine Bluetooth Built-in Speakers,Adjustable Speed, LCD Screen&Calorie Counter,Ultra Thin and Silent,Intended for Home/Office (Blue) (Blue)
Best for jogging
Dskeuzeew Treadmills for Home,Portable, Ultra Slim Walking Running Machine with 1-10km/h,Electric Under Desk Treadmill for Home/Office Fitness Exercise,No Assembly Required
WalkingPad P1 Foldable Treadmills, App & Remote Control Folding Walking Machine, Under Desk Treadmill for Home Office Fitness Exercise
CITYSPORTS Treadmill 440W Motor,Electric Walking Machine Bluetooth Built-in Speakers,Adjustable Speed, LCD Screen&Calorie Counter,Ultra Thin and Silent,Intended for Home/Office (Blue) (Blue)
Dskeuzeew Treadmills for Home,Portable, Ultra Slim Walking Running Machine with 1-10km/h,Electric Under Desk Treadmill for Home/Office Fitness Exercise,No Assembly Required
£349.00
Price not available
£144.49
Upper Weight Limit
100kg (or 15 stone, 10.5 lbs)
110kg (or 17 stone 4.5lb)
110kg (17 stone 4.5 lbs)
Storage Options
Folds in half, essentially! Weighs only 28kg and folds down to just 82.2cm x 54.7cm x 12.9cm
Doesn’t fold in half but could easily store under a bed or similar, with a depth of only around 13cm
Doesn’t fold in half but again it’s only 12.5cm deep so could store under a bed
Maximum Speed
6km/hour
6km/hour
10km/hour (a decent running speed for more of us)
Stores Easily
WalkingPad P1 Foldable Treadmills, App & Remote Control Folding Walking Machine, Under Desk Treadmill for Home Office Fitness Exercise
WalkingPad P1 Foldable Treadmills, App & Remote Control Folding Walking Machine, Under Desk Treadmill for Home Office Fitness Exercise
£349.00
Upper Weight Limit
100kg (or 15 stone, 10.5 lbs)
Storage Options
Folds in half, essentially! Weighs only 28kg and folds down to just 82.2cm x 54.7cm x 12.9cm
Maximum Speed
6km/hour
CITYSPORTS Treadmill 440W Motor,Electric Walking Machine Bluetooth Built-in Speakers,Adjustable Speed, LCD Screen&Calorie Counter,Ultra Thin and Silent,Intended for Home/Office (Blue) (Blue)
CITYSPORTS Treadmill 440W Motor,Electric Walking Machine Bluetooth Built-in Speakers,Adjustable Speed, LCD Screen&Calorie Counter,Ultra Thin and Silent,Intended for Home/Office (Blue) (Blue)
Price not available
Upper Weight Limit
110kg (or 17 stone 4.5lb)
Storage Options
Doesn’t fold in half but could easily store under a bed or similar, with a depth of only around 13cm
Maximum Speed
6km/hour
Best for jogging
Dskeuzeew Treadmills for Home,Portable, Ultra Slim Walking Running Machine with 1-10km/h,Electric Under Desk Treadmill for Home/Office Fitness Exercise,No Assembly Required
Dskeuzeew Treadmills for Home,Portable, Ultra Slim Walking Running Machine with 1-10km/h,Electric Under Desk Treadmill for Home/Office Fitness Exercise,No Assembly Required
£144.49
Upper Weight Limit
110kg (17 stone 4.5 lbs)
Storage Options
Doesn’t fold in half but again it’s only 12.5cm deep so could store under a bed
Maximum Speed
10km/hour (a decent running speed for more of us)

Let’s take a look at some of the individual features, pros and cons.

P1 Walking Pad

WalkingPad P1 size

A well reviewed walking pad with the main selling point being its storage function, the P1 is a solid all rounder. This is a walking pad that essentially folds in half! So is makes storage far easier – a real consideration if you’re going to be using it in a small space.

A few key pros:

  • Remote control
  • Foldable
  • Reasonable 6km/hour top speed – making for a slow job speed or (most likely) a fast walking pace

But there’s a downside here too:

  • The upper weight limit is 100kg (15 stone, 10 and a half pounds). Now if you’re within that weight limit, then great. But if one of the reasons you’re looking for a walking pad is to drop weight because you’re over this weight, then this isn’t the pad for you. I’d love to see a folding pad with a higher weight limit for heavier people using walking as a means to aid weight loss.

CitySports 440 Flat Bed Treadmill

WalkingPad P1 size

This is another well reviewed walking pad where the main positive reviewing points centre around the fact it is quiet and sturdy.

A few key pros:

  • Remote control
  • Higher top weight limit of 110kg (17 stone 4 or thereabouts)
  • December 6km/hour top speed
  • Cheap in pricing terms compared with other walking pads

Let’s talk about that weight limit. 17 stone 4.5 pounds. It’s a relatively high limit compared to the many options on the market that sit at 100kg. But it still might not be high enough if you’re particularly heavy and on a weight loss drive.

In general, walking pads (as opposed to full treadmills) have lower maximum weight limits. So one option is invest after you’ve lost enough weight to get to 17 stone 4.5 lbs.

Treadmills for Home Ultraslim Walking Machine

Ok this one’s most notable benefit over the other two walking pads listed here is the fact that it has a top speed of 10km/hour. In other words, you can run at a 60 minute 10km pace on this one – a notably higher top speed than the other two walking pads on our list.

Much like the other two, it has a remove control for ease of changing speeds and other settings. And it has a top weight limit of 110kg.

Over to the PT – Do Walking Pads Help with Weight Loss and Fitness?

So you’ve seen the products and know what’s available. But before you part with your cash and bag yourself a walking pad, will it actually offer any real and tangible health benefits? We chatted with Personal Trainer, Melanie Gilder, to get her take on whether or not walking pads actually help with weight loss, fitness and overall health goals. Here’s what she told us:

Most people I speak to who are buying a walking pad have a goal such as making sure they hit their 10,000 steps a day. Increasing your walking, and in particular getting to that 10,000 steps a day goal, really is beneficial.

There are a number of potential health benefits associated with achieving this goal, including:

  1. Weight loss: One of the most well-known benefits of hitting 10,000 steps a day is weight loss. This is because walking at a moderate pace can help you burn calories, which can contribute to weight loss over time.
  1. Improved cardiovascular health: Walking can help improve your cardiovascular health by increasing your heart rate and blood flow. This can help lower your risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions.
  1. Stronger bones: Walking can also help strengthen your bones, which can be especially important for people who are at risk for osteoporosis.
  1. Improved mental health: Regular physical activity, such as walking, has been shown to improve mood and reduce the risk of depression and anxiety.
  1. Increased energy levels: Engaging in regular physical activity can also increase your energy levels and help you feel more alert and awake throughout the day.

Overall, hitting 10,000 steps a day can provide a number of health benefits, including weight loss, improved cardiovascular health, stronger bones, improved mental health, and increased energy levels.

So yes, walking pads can help improve your health

So whether it’s 10,000 steps a day or another walking goal, adding more walking into your day is likely to help with weight loss, heart health and improve other areas of your health.

Ready to bag yours? Here’s that list again…

Stores Easily
WalkingPad P1 Foldable Treadmills, App & Remote Control Folding Walking Machine, Under Desk Treadmill for Home Office Fitness Exercise
CITYSPORTS Treadmill 440W Motor,Electric Walking Machine Bluetooth Built-in Speakers,Adjustable Speed, LCD Screen&Calorie Counter,Ultra Thin and Silent,Intended for Home/Office (Blue) (Blue)
Best for jogging
Dskeuzeew Treadmills for Home,Portable, Ultra Slim Walking Running Machine with 1-10km/h,Electric Under Desk Treadmill for Home/Office Fitness Exercise,No Assembly Required
WalkingPad P1 Foldable Treadmills, App & Remote Control Folding Walking Machine, Under Desk Treadmill for Home Office Fitness Exercise
CITYSPORTS Treadmill 440W Motor,Electric Walking Machine Bluetooth Built-in Speakers,Adjustable Speed, LCD Screen&Calorie Counter,Ultra Thin and Silent,Intended for Home/Office (Blue) (Blue)
Dskeuzeew Treadmills for Home,Portable, Ultra Slim Walking Running Machine with 1-10km/h,Electric Under Desk Treadmill for Home/Office Fitness Exercise,No Assembly Required
£349.00
Price not available
£144.49
Upper Weight Limit
100kg (or 15 stone, 10.5 lbs)
110kg (or 17 stone 4.5lb)
110kg (17 stone 4.5 lbs)
Storage Options
Folds in half, essentially! Weighs only 28kg and folds down to just 82.2cm x 54.7cm x 12.9cm
Doesn’t fold in half but could easily store under a bed or similar, with a depth of only around 13cm
Doesn’t fold in half but again it’s only 12.5cm deep so could store under a bed
Maximum Speed
6km/hour
6km/hour
10km/hour (a decent running speed for more of us)
Stores Easily
WalkingPad P1 Foldable Treadmills, App & Remote Control Folding Walking Machine, Under Desk Treadmill for Home Office Fitness Exercise
WalkingPad P1 Foldable Treadmills, App & Remote Control Folding Walking Machine, Under Desk Treadmill for Home Office Fitness Exercise
£349.00
Upper Weight Limit
100kg (or 15 stone, 10.5 lbs)
Storage Options
Folds in half, essentially! Weighs only 28kg and folds down to just 82.2cm x 54.7cm x 12.9cm
Maximum Speed
6km/hour
CITYSPORTS Treadmill 440W Motor,Electric Walking Machine Bluetooth Built-in Speakers,Adjustable Speed, LCD Screen&Calorie Counter,Ultra Thin and Silent,Intended for Home/Office (Blue) (Blue)
CITYSPORTS Treadmill 440W Motor,Electric Walking Machine Bluetooth Built-in Speakers,Adjustable Speed, LCD Screen&Calorie Counter,Ultra Thin and Silent,Intended for Home/Office (Blue) (Blue)
Price not available
Upper Weight Limit
110kg (or 17 stone 4.5lb)
Storage Options
Doesn’t fold in half but could easily store under a bed or similar, with a depth of only around 13cm
Maximum Speed
6km/hour
Best for jogging
Dskeuzeew Treadmills for Home,Portable, Ultra Slim Walking Running Machine with 1-10km/h,Electric Under Desk Treadmill for Home/Office Fitness Exercise,No Assembly Required
Dskeuzeew Treadmills for Home,Portable, Ultra Slim Walking Running Machine with 1-10km/h,Electric Under Desk Treadmill for Home/Office Fitness Exercise,No Assembly Required
£144.49
Upper Weight Limit
110kg (17 stone 4.5 lbs)
Storage Options
Doesn’t fold in half but again it’s only 12.5cm deep so could store under a bed
Maximum Speed
10km/hour (a decent running speed for more of us)

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