The hardest part for anyone wanting to assemble a treadmill is getting it into the desired spot where it will be used. Once in place, if the instructions are followed, assembly is very simple. The main motor area will already be assembled on the programmable machines and the flywheel and magnet system will already be in place on the manual ones so you just need to attach the upright arms and computer and connect the wires.
No more than any other motorised treadmills. As with any machine with a motor inside, there will be an element of noise from the moving parts, however in relation to other treadmills, the noise level to our machines is below average to normal.
These are designed to be used at home. Commercial treadmills are far more heavy duty and are ten times the price. Our machines are very strong and durable, however are not designed to be used 16 hours a day 7 days a week. They would need much higher HP motors to do this and this would bump the cost up considerably.
It is so important to stick within the maximum weight limit. This is set at a limit for a reason according to the materials used and strength of the machine and motor. Most have high limits of 100KG or above but please always check before you buy as if used over the limit, you are putting excessive pressure on the machine and not using it in line with its designed requirements.
This is a magnet with a cord and clip attached to it. The idea is to clip one end onto the user and place the magnet in position on the console. The treadmill will only work when this is in place so should you be exercising and have an accident, the key will be pulled off and the machine automatically stop to keep the user safe.
A motor is not essential but it certainly makes using these easier. When on a strider, the user needs to create the initial momentum themselves and sustain the speed they wish to go. If they slow down, the momentum and track speed slows down with them. On a motorised machine, you can set the speed of the track of run to the speed it is going- not the other way round. This means it can be easier to stay in rhythm and keep a consistent pace.
Width wise, you need very little space and it will usually be fine to have just a bit either side. For safety though, we recommend at least 1 metre, preferably more behind you and the track when using it.
The readings on the computer will be worked out from average calibrations of the manufacturers. The only variation of this will be a pulse reading but the accuracy of this will depend on the quality of contact onto the pulse receptors and also the circulation of the user. Everyone is different and some people’s pulses are easier to pick up on than others.