GoPlus 2-in-1 Treadmill Review (2024): A Low-Cost Treadmill for Low-Intensity Cardio

Many of the best treadmills are goliaths that can take up a ton of space, cost loads of money, and, when neglected, become looming reminders of your flagging fitness goals. The GoPlus 2-in-1 treadmill, also referred to as Superfit, is an affordable, space-saving alternative to those plus-sized machines. This treadmill has such a low profile that it can function as an under-desk treadmill.

Just like our favorite happy hour deal, this is a two-for-one model that allows you to jog at speeds up to 7.5 miles per hour or get those steps in as you fire off emails from your standing desk. To switch from one mode to the other, simply raise or lower the handrails. Our team of marathon runners, certified personal trainers, and fitness fanatics put this treadmill to the test, and while it’s not the most powerful or feature-rich treadmill around, we think users looking to improve their sleep, mental health, and cardiovascular health by logging more steps throughout their day will appreciate this compact machine. (1)

Goplus 2 in 1 Folding Treadmill

Goplus 2 in 1 Folding Treadmill

With a powerful and quiet 2.25HP motor, this treadmill allows you to walk or jog when used as an under-desk machine, or run at up to 7.5 MPH when the handrails are raised.

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About Our Expert

This article has been reviewed by Amanda Capritto, CPT, CES, CNC, CF-L1, CSNC, a certified personal trainer and CrossFit Level 1 instructor. She reviewed the research we cite to help ensure we’re providing helpful, accurate descriptions and recommendations. She has also tested multiple budget-friendly treadmills herself, so she knows what these simplified machines can bring to the table.

Main Takeaways

The GoPlus 2-in-1 treadmill can be used as an under-desk treadmill when the handles are folded down, or as a jogging treadmill when the handlebars are upright.

The 16-inch by 39.3-inch running deck supports walking and low-intensity cardio, but those interested in picking up their pace may prefer a longer 60-inch belt. (2)

This treadmill folds down when not in use, creating a slim 5-inch tall profile that can be stowed away.

GoPlus 2-in-1 Treadmill Highlights

Price: $289.99

Max Speed: 2.5mph (handlebars down); 7.5mph (handlebars up)

Motor Size: 2.25 HP

Weight Capacity: 265lbs

Product Dimensions: 44.5″ H x 52.5″ L x 29″ W; (folded) 5” H x 55” L x 29” W

Weight: 69.5lbs

“Treadmills are a great home gym item for individuals who want to increase their daily or weekly cardio exercise via walking, jogging, or running,” says BarBend expert reviewer Amanda Capritto, CPT, CF-L1, CES, CSNC. “Even if you don’t use a treadmill daily, it’s a great item to have for instances in which you can’t or don’t want to walk or run outside.” 

Designed for low-impact exercise at home or the office, the GoPlus 2-in-1 Treadmill has the unique ability to operate as both a jogging treadmill and an under-desk cardio machine. With its handrails raised, the GoPlus supports jogs up to 7.5 miles per hour; lower the handrails and you log steps at speeds up to 2.5 miles per hour.

The Goplus 2-in-1 Folding Treadmill being folded flat.

This treadmill isn’t, in our humble opinion, meant for running. While its top speed of 7.5 miles per hour supports an 8-minute mile, we think the 2.25 HP motor and 39.3-inch belt deck is more suited for walking and light jogging. “People who intend to run or sprint on their treadmill should look for a running deck of at least 60 inches in length,” notes Capritto. “Walkers and joggers can get away with shorter decks, unless they are really tall individuals.”

However, we think this is one of the best under-desk treadmills due in part to its compact profile when folded, shrinking down from 44 inches to just 5 inches tall. This height allows for an easy fit under desks and easy storage under beds or furniture. 

Tech capabilities are limited, but that’s to be expected with a budget buy. The included remote allows you to start, stop, and adjust the speed of your walk or jog. While this remote is the only way you can start the treadmill, some users have had success with the Gymax app, which can connect to your treadmill and work as a remote.

A 2-inch LED display is located at the base of the treadmill and provides basic stats like speed, time, distance traveled, and calories burned. There’s also a Bluetooth speaker, which is a nice detail you don’t often see on budget treadmills. Just don’t expect it to produce high-quality audio.

When your workout is done, just tip this treadmill up onto its transport wheels and roll it out of the way. When folded up, this treadmill measures just 5 inches tall and takes up 11.08 square feet — about one-third the footprint of a queen-size mattress. (3)

While tech capabilities are limited, the affordable $289.99 price tag is hard to beat. So for those specifically looking for a budget under-desk treadmill to keep their body moving while they’re slinging Slacks (sending text messages to coworkers, not selling pants, unless your job is selling pants, and if that’s the case, sling on), keep reading to see why this treadmill may or may not be a good pick for you. 


When folded, this treadmill’s height shrinks from 44.5 inches down to 5 inches, allowing for use under desks and storage under couches and beds.

Users can walk at a 2.5 mile per hour pace from their desks, or pop the handlebars up to take their speed up to 7.5 miles per hour.

The $289.99 price tag makes this one of the best treadmills under $500


The 39.3 inch belt deck is much smaller than the 55- to 60-inch decks we recommend for running, making this treadmill best for low-intensity cardio.

The 2.24 HP motor can struggle to start the deck when a user is standing on top of it.

This treadmill should not be used on carpeted floors, as the brand says this can cause the motor to overheat.

Training With the GoPlus 2-in-1 Treadmill

“Almost everyone can benefit from walking more, considering the mostly sedentary lifestyle we lead today,” says BarBend’s expert reviewer Amanda Capritto, CPT, CF-L1, CES, CSNC.

The health benefits of walking are numerous and profound.” As such, our tester uses this treadmill for multiple hours several days a week, logging steps while he works from his desk.

Our tester walking on the Goplus 2 in 1 Folding Treadmill.

He took this machine to its top speed, experimented with the remote control, and took note of pain points and positive impressions during testing. Additionally, I wrote this article while walking on my under-desk treadmill —shoutout Egofit Walker Pro — to see truly how easy or difficult it is to multitask while working from home.

We rated the GoPlus 2-in-1 Treadmill using our multi-point methodology, scoring categories such as workout experience, durability, warranty, and tech features on a scale of 1 (not impressed) to 5 (yes, queen).

For being a machine that’s only $289.99 — well below the $1,000+ you’ll pay for one of the best commercial treadmills — it managed to rake up some impressive scores across the board. Footprint and portability, delivery and setup, customer reviews, workout experience, and customer service all scored a 4 out of 5 with our tester.

Ready, Set, Go

Unboxing this was a breeze and setup was easy since this treadmill comes nearly ready to go right out of the box. All we had to do was lubricate the running deck and attach the handrails and phone holder. An easy assembly process? We’re here for it. The power cord that comes with this treadmill is short, so, depending on where you’re setting up, you may need to have an extension cord handy. Delivery and setup scored a 4 out of 5.

Our BarBend product tester holding the adjustable handlebar on the Goplus 2-in-1 Folding Treadmill.

Once it’s plugged in, you’ll need to have the magnetic safety key inserted or else you’ll get this cute little error message on the LED display. This safety key is bright red and it plugs in right under the main handlebar. Should you want to stop the treadmill suddenly, just go ahead and pull this key out. 

If you find you’re having trouble starting the treadmill, our tester suggests starting from off of the running deck, since the 2.25 HP motor can struggle to start when weight is loaded.

[Related: The 8 Best Folding Treadmills]

Once up and running, this treadmill has a fairly quiet motor, which makes focusing on firing off emails that much easier.

Workout Experience

When the handrails are up, users can pick up their pace with a max speed of 7.5 miles per hour. The upright handrails are set at a fixed height of 3.5 feet, which may be too short for some taller runners. Once folded down, the max speed drops to just 2.5 miles per hour, which should be plenty for those using this machine at their desks. 

Our product tester walking on the Goplus 2-in-1 Folding Treadmill with the handlebar down.

“The running belt isn’t very cushioned or comfortable,” noted our tester, who scored ergonomics a 3.5 out of 5. The belt measures 39.3 inches long, a length best suited for walking and light jogs. Capritto recommends belt decks of 55 to 60 inches for running. 

Additionally, the 2.25HP motor is less powerful than the 3.0 CHP motors we like to recommend for runners, though it should support low-intensity exercise just fine. 

“It’s a simple machine, but it’s exactly what I wanted from an under-desk treadmill,” noted our tester, who scored their overall workout experience a 4 out of 5.

Tech Capabilities

You won’t find a touchscreen on this electric treadmill, but there is a 2-inch LED screen that provides stats like speed, time, distance, and calories burned. It also includes a remote control to start, stop, and adjust your speed. “I mean, I don’t really trust the data from the LED screen, but I’m not really using this to track stats anyway,” said our tester. “But as an under-desk treadmill I can use while I work, the price is awesome.”

This walking pad treadmill has some Bluetooth capabilities. You can pair a mobile device with the Gymax app, which doubles as a remote control, or with the built-in speaker. However, our tester wasn’t impressed with the speaker’s audio quality, scoring tech capabilities a 3 out of 5.

Compact Design

A lack of space doesn’t need to impact your cardio routine. There’s no space in my apartment for a treadmill, but my walking treadmill fits snugly under my desk and squeezes into my closet when I want it out of my sight. 

The GoPlus 2-in-1 treadmill takes up 11.08 square feet of floor space, and measures just 5 inches tall when the handrails are folded down. If your standing desk is adjustable, like our tester’s, you may also be able to use the GoPlus with its handrails up, as they stand just 3.5 feet high. 

We think it’s worth mentioning, though, that if you choose to attach the parallel handrails when the front handrail is up, you won’t be able to fold this treadmill completely flat.

Our product tester unlatching the handlebar on the Goplus 2 in 1 Folding Treadmill.

Overall, this is one of the best compact treadmills we’ve tested, weighing in at a manageable 69.5 pounds. It also has a set of built-in transport wheels that make moving it from the living room to the office and back again that much easier. 

However, the wheels are made of plastic and don’t feel very durable. Our tester had no problems moving this treadmill from room to room, but I will say that my under-desk treadmill is about 10 pounds lighter and lifting it up to place it under my desk definitely gets my heart rate up.

What to Consider Before Buying the GoPlus 2-in-1 Treadmill

Treadmills, even the budget options, are available with a large variety of different features, from motor horsepower to incline/decline levels to console specifications and accessories,” says Amanda Capritto, CPT, CES, CNC, CF-L1, CSNC “This can make it overwhelming to shop for one and difficult to make a decision, but luckily, our expert equipment testers can help you choose based on their experience with various budget treadmills.”

As someone who uses a walking treadmill while they work (and is currently walking on one right now), a budget under-desk treadmill for walking is a fantastic addition to a workspace. My gym routine often suffers due to my work schedule, and walking while I work has helped me feel accomplished, brightened my mood, and allowed me the opportunity to get a workout in while I’m unable to get away. However, there are some key areas you’ll need to consider before you bring a treadmill into your home.


It doesn’t matter how fantastic the treadmill is if it doesn’t fit in your space. Before you get too excited about a particular treadmill, bust out the old tape measure to see what you’re working with. Once you know the amount of space you have available, you’ll be able to navigate options knowing what exactly will fit. Capritto adds, “Check the overall length, width, and height of the machine in its assembled position and folded position if applicable. And triple-measure your space to make sure it will fit.”

We think the GoPlus 2-in-1 is one of the best treadmills for apartments and small spaces due to its compact footprint. It takes up 11.03 square feet of floor space, and measures just 5 inches tall when folded.

Weight Capacity

While compact home gym equipment is great for those in small spaces, these bite-sized units tend to have lower weight capacities than their full-sized brethren. We tend to recommend treadmills with at least a 300-pound user weight limit, but that’s rare for walking treadmills and models designed with small, portable footprints. 

The GoPlus 2-in-1 treadmill has a user weight capacity of 265 pounds, which is actually higher than many other budget options by nearly 50 pounds. If you’re in need of a machine with a higher user weight limit, check out our roundup of the best treadmills for heavy people.

Walking or Running?

It’s simple. Do you want to run on your treadmill, or do you want to walk? While the GoPlus 2-in-1 supports walking and jogging, we wouldn’t recommend it for anyone who wants to sprint or engage in HIIT training. 

The 2.25 HP motor, for example, falls short of what we tend to recommend for runners. “Ideally, a running treadmill will have a powerful motor with at least 3.0 CHP. The best (and usually most expensive) models have a CHP of up to 4.0,” says Capritto.

For clarity, HP stands for horsepower and CHP stands for continuous horsepower. Generally, CHP motors are stronger than HP motors, and can better withstand repeated use.

Additionally, the belt deck on the GoPlus 2-in-1 treadmill is only 39.3 inches long, which should accommodate most users as they walk. My under-desk treadmill has a similar belt deck length and at 5 feet 5 inches, I’m perfectly comfortable walking on it. Those looking to run should consider a treadmill with a belt deck between 55 and 60 inches (and then check out our roundup of the best treadmills for running).

GoPlus 2-in-1 Treadmill Vs. The Competition

We’ve tested more than 40 treadmills, including many budget-minded options comparable to the GoPlus 2-in-1. Cardio machines under $600 aren’t typically designed with heavy use and high-intensity training in mind, but there are still some quality options to check out. Below, we’ve compared the key features of the GoPlus 2-in-1 to those of its competition. 

If you’re in the market for an under-desk treadmill, the Egofit Walker Pro and the WalkingPad C2  are the closest competitors to the GoPlus 2-in-1. Personally, I felt very conflicted between these three options when I was looking for a walking treadmill, but I opted for the Egofit Walker Pro due to its fixed 5 percent incline. However, if you want the ability to pick up the pace, the GoPlus 2-in-1 may be a better option due to its higher 2.25 horsepower and max speed of 7.5 miles per hour. The Egofit can only reach 3.1 miles per hour.

I considered the WalkingPad C2 briefly, due to its impressive folding capabilities. It folds up into a compact cube, but the $599 price felt unreasonable compared to the rest.

If you’ve got a need for speed, the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T4400 and XTERRA Fitness TR150 reach speeds of 9 and 10 miles per hour, respectively. Neither of them are under-desk treadmills, however, nor are their user weight capacities as impressive as the GoPlus 2-in-1.

[Related: XTERRA Fitness TR150 Treadmill Review]

The big mark against the GoPlus 2-in-1 is its 90-day warranty period. This warranty scored a 3 out of 5 with our tester, who noted, “You get 90 days to return this product as long as it’s still in like-new condition, which is great. But that’s also the amount of time you have for your warranty, which makes it a bad warranty.”

However, if you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, the GoPlus 2-in-1’s price is between $100 and $300 less expensive than the competition. 

Places to Buy the GoPlus 2-in-1 Treadmill

You can purchase the GoPlus 2-in-1 treadmill on the GoPlus website or via third-party retailers like Amazon and Bed Bath and Beyond.

Customer Experience

The GoPlus treadmill arrived at our tester’s home within two weeks and required minimal assembly. The only thing our tester needed to do was apply lubricant to the belt deck. We really appreciated that two bottles of lubricant came with the treadmill. The free shipping didn’t hurt, either.

Our tester scored this product’s customer reviews a 4 out of 5 after scouring its 10,000 reviews on Amazon. The most common praise related to the ease of assembly, size, value, and maneuverability, while people had mixed opinions on performance, sturdiness, noise, and quality. One 5-star review had some sage words of advice: “Unless you are going to go BIG and spend $1,500 to $2,500… I would suggest going for the cheapest [treadmill] and replacing it every few years.”


The GoPlus 2-in-1 has a 90-day warranty, and users can return this treadmill in that time frame as long as it’s in good condition. While we don’t expect budget treadmills to have the kind of five-year to lifetime frame warranties you’re likely to get with the best high-end treadmills, we still would have liked to see a warranty of at least a year on this machine. 

Company Information

GoPlus Corps was founded in 2013 and manufactures a wide range of exercise equipment, automotive tools, home and garden goods, and medical devices, in addition to the 2-in-1 Folding Treadmill.

To contact GoPlus, you can email them at You can also reach them by phone between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST from Monday to Friday at 844-242-1885.

In Conclusion

The market is awash with budget treadmills, and navigating your options can be a painstaking process. Our goal is to assist your efforts with hands-on use and years of experience. We think that the GoPlus 2-in-1 Folding Treadmill is a worthwhile investment for those specifically looking to increase their step count from their work or home office. This is a simple cardio machine, with a slim profile, transport wheels, and speed capabilities up to 7.5 miles per hour.

If you’re a runner looking to pick up the pace, we’d suggest looking at treadmills at a higher price point that can provide a 3.0 CHP motor, a 55- to 60-inch belt deck, and higher speed ranges. For those who are just looking for an affordable way to stay active throughout their day, the GoPlus 2-in-1 may be just the right foldable treadmill for you.


How much does the GoPlus 2-in-1 Folding Treadmill cost?

The GoPlus 2-in-1 costs $299.99. Unlike some treadmills that (basically) require a paid subscription for full use of the treadmill, there’s no subscription fee here.

Is the GoPlus 2-in-1 Treadmill reliable?

We’ve had no durability issues with this treadmill, but it’s worth noting that the unit comes with just a 90-day warranty and return window. Overall, we recommend it for low-intensity exercise, as its motor, belt deck, and frame aren’t conducive to running workouts on a consistent basis.

Do GoPlus treadmills have an app?

You can connect your treadmill to Gymax, a sports health app by Costway that’s available in the App Store and through Google Play. This app can pair via Bluetooth to your treadmill, allowing you to start, stop, and adjust your speed without the use of the remote. However, this app only has 2 out of 5 stars on the App Store.


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