on 28 September 2012
Everything I could have wanted from a treadmill.I purchased this as I have no real time to go to a gym. Slight problem with delivery,soon resolved. This machine gives me all the control I need as an newcomer using one of these items . Plenty of control over speed and incline wanted. All the preset programmes can also be altered during use. Clear display, easy controls,I would recommend this treadmill to anyone.
on 30 March 2013
As someone who's complained in the past about some of Amazon's courier/delivery choices I'm pleased to say that the service provided when the treadmill was delivered couldn't have been better. It's a large and heavy beast of a thing but the delivery team made light work of it, including navigating an awkward set of stairs, and installed it exactly where required. Excellent service.
The treadmill itself appears well made, folds up easily, locks securely in that position and can be wheeled about quite easily when upright. When released from the upright position it slowly drops to its working position in about four seconds controlled by a hydraulic damper.
I've positioned it on a rubber mat over a wooden composite floor and it's very quiet at the lower speeds with just a slight increase in motor noise as the speeds increase. Even so the noise is not overly intrusive even at full speed. Everything is well set up as delivered but I did have to make a very slight adjustment to the belt tracking after an hour or so's use. The procedure is well detailed in the manual, took about two minutes with the tool supplied and it's been tracking perfectly ever since.
All the controls work as intended but the pulse facility can take a time to settle down and provide readings. The speed and incline controls are duplicated on the two handles and are much more convenient for use there than using the ones on the display. There's a reasonable range of pre-programmed workouts and the facility to set up two workout schedules of your own.
For the price it's very good value in my opinion and appears much more sturdily built than some other treadmills in this price range. Admittedly it doesn't have all the extra bells and whistles of other treadmills but it doesn't have their price tag either.
After some eight hours of use I'm very pleased with it and it certainly does everything I'll ever need it to do.......The wife likes it as well so that's a HUGE plus point.
My only suggestion is to place a small piece of foam or a hand towel in one of the bottle holders to hold your iPod or other player in place, it rattles about otherwise as you're running.
on 31 August 2014
Excellent purchase! This machine is extremely heavy, and requires two people to situate and construct. Do not attempt to do this single handed. Once in place it is very easy to use and has a variety of programmes for you to choose from. If you need to manoeuvre it once it has been fully constructed, it's hydraulic mechanism makes it very easy tidy away. My family love it!