Are you dazzled by the size of the control console, all the buttons and lights, add-on fans and speakers or the built in TV? Remember you don’t buy a car based solely on the dashboard. Quality exercise equipment manufacturers understand that no matter how fancy the control console, if the machine fails, the bells and whistles hardly matter. Quality equipment uses quality components crucial to the operation of the machine. A treadmill’s running belt is the #1 wear item. On a high-end treadmill the belt can cost over $400 but less than $50 on a low quality treadmill.