Arrived a week after ordering on the 27th Dec, but that was over New Years weekend, so no complaints there. Managed to assembly it by myself with no problems in about an hour, and Im no weight lifter. As mentioned by previous reviews the instructions are not the best, and have a few mistakes. But its fairly obvious what you need to do, and if you can cope with flat-pack furniture you should have no issues. See the previous reviews for advice if you get stuck.
Operation is easy, although Im not sure how useful the programs are going to be. They seem to start at the slowest speed and the machine does struggle a little at 1 and 2kph. I may need to play more as it seems pointless to start at such a slow speed. But once its above those speeds its fine.
I did have to lubricate the belt, which is fine as they supply plenty of oil. Also be careful when you first go above 7kph, as my belt did require a couple of complete turns of the tension bolts, to tension it. When its loose it does slip as you land your feet, which could lead you to topple.
I wasnt sure if it came with the heart rate monitor strap, which it doesnt. It does have the receiver built in, and it seems to work fine with my Polar F7 watch and heart rate monitor strap. Must pick up the uncoded signal from the strap. It doesnt react as quickly as the watch, but its not bad, and keeps pace when at a steady rate. It will make the HR program useful.
Only gripe, which seems to be the same with all the fitness computers, surely it could display mph and miles, rather than just kph and km. Wouldnt be hard to program in.
All in all very happy so far with the purchase, and hopefully I will still be saying that in several months time.