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Solid machine with improvements over previous model
on October 23, 2015
I bought an earlier model of this folder stepper about 10 years ago. I am about 200 pounds and really put the stepper through a lot of workouts. I got lots of steady use out of it training for stair climbing races and just trying to keep fit. I would still have it if I did not move and had to leave it behind.
In about three months of use, the current model seems as steady and solid as my old model. There are several updates that improved on the previous version.
First, the new model makes it much easier to install the meter that tracks your session statistics. With the old one, the wire had to be fed into metal tube, connected to another wire, and then sealed up. The new model has the wires on the outside and they simply snap together.
The other improvement is the meter works much better. With the older model, there would be times when the meter missed steps or shut down and restarted. I would always use a wrist watch in conjunction with the meter just in case the thing stopped. In several months of workouts on the new model I have not had any problems.
The only ding I would give the stepper has to do with installing the handlebar grips. The long padded tubes need to be forced down over the metal handlebars. It is not that hard, but it does take some work. I wish the pads would be added before they ship the thing. But this is a one time small issue. Once the stepper is set up, it is great.