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A unique product with a few issues.
on April 21, 2013
This was the only treadmill with attached desk I could find for under a thousand dollars. The desk remains reasonably steady and I can do work, browse the web, or play games while walking at a pace of up to about 2.0 mph. It can do more, but it becomes difficult to use the computer much faster than that. Instead, I find that I get the best calorie burn by increasing the incline while walking and I can still get things done on my laptop.
That said, there are a few suggestions I wish I could pass along to the manufacturer. These are nothing I had not either read already or observed from further reading to be issues common to most treadmills.
* Many treadmills will interfere with DSL service. I had to learn this the hard way. You may have to move which outlet your DSL modem is plugged into depending on how your home is wired.
* This (like any treadmill, I suppose) is a very heavy object. Get some assistance.
* The cup-holders are ludicrously placed. Way in the back, kind of useless.
* The heart rate monitor can take up to several minutes to "catch up" to your actual heart rate. My advice? Find a setting that gets you where you want to be rate-wise through trial-and-error and stick with that setting.
* The desk is slightly too tall for a 5'8" male, and my wife at 5'6" says it's very uncomfortable for her. There is no adjustment for that, so if you're much shorter than that, this would be a very bad idea for you to purchase (if you plan to use the desk).
* The desk needs to be angled further back on the treadmill. It's hard to walk close enough to the desk to type and not bang your toes against the plastic guard thingy at the front of the walking surface.
All of those gripes acknowledged, I've owned it for at least a month now and I still use it regularly. Since I can overlap exercise with work and play now, there is no valid excuse for me to miss getting a little workout in every day. (I'm still a lazy bum, but it's getting better thanks to this device.) The built-in outlets are handy.