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What I expected.
on December 22, 2010
This product has lived up to my expectations. I have no problem with this device moving around on the carpet. Then again, I might be using it more casually than others. I just got this as a lazy way of burning a few extra calories as I watch T.V. I do get sweaty from it and my heart rate does go up a bit, it doesn't replace any of my normal exercising, just adds a little. Okay, who am I kidding, I don't exercise anymore. My treadmill is collecting dust and is too big and loud to use in the living room. This is better than just sitting on the couch expanding, I suppose. I turned up the tension and yeah it was jerky for the first few spins but then it smooths out. Not sure how long it will last, but I know what I spent and I don't expect to be driving a lexus/bmw if I paid for a (insert whatever you think a cheap car brand is here, don't want to insult anyones taste in cars) (okay forget it, I'm going to put it anyway) KIA. The middle gets seriously hot. After watching a couple shows while using it, I picked it up from the middle part. It was so hot it instantly burned my hand, about the same as touching an iron. Yeah, there was that whole science class where they talked about friction but it was so long ago. So be careful with that. This high amount of heat makes me wonder how long it will last.
Just know that this is probably about what you would expect to get for the price. It's good quality materials, doesn't wobble much, doesn't make a lot of noise (yet), peddles could be better but they do the job. Don't expect it to last forever and be perfect and you will most likely get your moneys worth out of it.