Very bad joints, wanted a treadmill for so long as walking is about the only exercise I can handle right now, I also plan to use this post op for rehab (hip replacement). So it was with some trepidation that I jumped to purchase this sight unseen, but Overstock hasn't failed me yet. I didnt need bells and whistlesI also had some credits available so it shaved a bit more off the price which was about $200 less than anywhere else. I can't say enough good things, first its easy for one person, with patience and care, to assemble. Not due to difficulty, but weight and moving around the machine. All you need do is attach the bottom legs-the screws line up you cant go wrong, position the dashboard and screw its bolts in place. Plug it in, stand on it, press start and if you would like to go for a stroll, or even a brisk walk, this is your machine. I was so excited to try I didnt have shoes on, but I dont suggest that. Because I dont want to find any excuse NOT to use this at least once a day, I've put it in one corner so its ready to go every morning, but you can close it and probably fit it under a higher platform bed or futon. To say it has no bells and whistles doesnt mean its worth less than the expensive brand treadmills, there's a market out there for older or disabled folks who really do want these types of options and so Thank You Overstock so much for this opportunity.
This treadmill took 20 days to ship from the West Coast to the East Coast USA. I thought that was too long and the reason for only 4 stars. The treadmill arrived in good condition and I am very pleased with the treadmill. Update: It took me approximately 4 hours to assemble this treadmill by myself. I thought it was packaged very well and the instructions were not great, but adequate. Assembly was a chore to say the least!!
12 Mph Max speed and 15% Max incline are more than I could ever use. The Built-in speakers are not great, but certainly convenient if they are all you have. This treadmill is fairly quiet and if you are listening to music, even through the Built -in speakers, noise from the treadmill is barely noticeable. The Quick MPH and Incline buttons are nice and they are all I ever use. This is a sturdy and smooth treadmill with a wide range of workouts including ifIt, with a built in fan and assist lift feature for easy storage. I've used this treadmill many times over the last few months and I have had no problems so far.
Excelent machine for the price. Took only one hour to put together. UPS guy even wheeled it into the house for me. Wife and I are in our 70's and have enjoyed it very much. As advertized in all respects..
I type this as I walk at 2mph on the treadmill in my home office.
The desk is a fairly solid unit that comes in five almost stupidly easy to assemble pieces (not counting nuts'n'bolts). It's not hard to adjust to get it to the right height, though changing it regularly for multiple users would be a real pain. The controls at the front of the desk are fairly unobtrusive, quite intuitive, and quite literally easy enough for my five-year-old to use (he thinks it cool, and keeps asking to use it before school for five or ten minutes - he hops on, starts it up with me nearby, walks and trots for a little while, stops it, and says "thanks, dad.")
The treadmill part comes totally preassembled, and you just have to unpack it and roll it into place. It seems to work just as you'd expect, and feels solid under my feet. It plugs into the desk with a really simple, only-one-possible-way to plug it together plug to connect it to the desk controls. The wires run almost entirely interior to the desk leg, an elegant solution. While in use, it's very quiet. I've not had it long enough to comment on its durability, but so far so good.
A few quirks and short-comings:
My biggest annoyance is that it doesn't plug into your computer via a USB or something to track your long term progress, and if you pull the dead-man stop it resets all your mileage / time, etc. (I have an earlier non-Bluetooth version). It's easy enough to make a simple spreadsheet to track it all, but having it reset means you are making best-guesses only. Also, it doesn't remember your "normal" speed, and beeps every time you hit a button (company says it's a safety requirement, can't change it), so if you hit PAUSE to take a quick look at something away from the unit, when you get back you hit START, wait for the countdown to beep four times, then start (with a slow wind-up to 0.4 mph), then hit the speed-up button 15 times (1/10th mph increments) to get it up to 2 mph, beeping all the way. Also, if you had stopped it with the dead-man switch, you have to start by reconfirming your weight, too. Not end-of-the-world problems by any means, but annoying to not have those user-settable. For an elderly or infirm person who might max out at 1.5 mph, maybe the slow start up is a great safety feature. For a healthy younger person, it's bothersome. If it were not for the relatively modest annoyances, I'd give it five stars.
The two large and heavy boxes were delivered promptly, and if you are not the strongest person or need to get it into someplace awkward like a back room or upstairs office, I'd recommend having a strong young back or two to assist. The packaging is good, and there is enough cardboard to fill your recycling bin or keep the kids entertained for hours.
Personally, I think 2.5 mph is great for just surfing the net. Two mph works for most typing. 1.5 mph is for drinking coffee and more serious typing, and about 1 mph for eating breakfast with a plate under it while surfing the web before the coffee kicks in. Munching on chips while walking seems to be right out if you want to keep things clean and not have a pile of debris at the back to the tread - of course, this is a feature for waistline management, rather than a bug.
It's likely not the best unit to get you in shape for a marathon. But if you get out of breath heading to the fridge for another 12 ounces of inspiration, or just want to be able to keep up with the kids for a while longer, the LifeSpan TR1200-DT might be just the thing to get you off your butt while still being somewhat productive in front of a screen. Approx two miles were walked during the writing of this review.
100-mile update: I have now walked about 100 miles on the TR1200, in a bit under three weeks. Most miles walked in a day was almost ten, most time was over five hours, and the averages are climbing steadily. I've lubed the tread once; it was not to difficult, but you should lay down a paper towel or something to catch any errant drips or splashes of the silicone lubricant on the side rails, and even without any tube it still shoots into the middle of the belt pretty well. It doesn't seem like you need anywhere near a full ounce to lube the tread, either. I opted for the Treadmill Doctor tread lube over the LifeSpan product - seems to be the same stuff at a lower cost per application, and it appears to work.
200-mile update: 30 days, 4 pounds, and about 96 hours spent walking later, I've hit 200 miles. (most miles in one day, 11.35; most time, 5:45)
- The manual recommend popping off the cover and cleaning the motor compartment every 150 miles, but it doesn't provide directions. It's simple: unplug the unit, roll it out from under the desk, loosen up the four obvious screws a bit, pop the cover off, vacuum, pop the cover back on, slide it back under, and plug it back together. If you leave the screws loose at that point, you'll not have to slide it out for future cleanings.
- The step counter doesn't seem to work very well - some 5 mile days it says 800 steps, some 5-mile days it says 4000.
- The beeps, the lack of "remembering" my normal starting speed, and lack of computer interface / tracking are still annoying.
- Spraying lube on the tread deck is still awkward and a little messy if you are not careful, but it really does help to hit it every 50 miles or so with some silicone.
- I'm definitely sleeping better, and it's helped my wrist / arm / shoulder a lot, because the position for keyboard & mouse are more natural than when I was sitting.
900 mile update: Unit still seems to be going strong. Averaging a bit more than 5 miles per day that I use it. A used "D" cell battery seems to be just the right size to stick under the belt on the tread deck to hold it up while lubing; a 10ml oral syringe works great for holding a dose of belt lube, sticking under and squirting around (it also fits into the lube bottle neck perfectly). Another commenter's method of silencing the beep by shooting a little hot craft glue into the speaker works great-quick, easy, effective, doesn't void warranty. I strongly recommend comfy shoes, comfy shorts or other "non-binding" clothing, and a location with good ventilation or an easily-mounted under-desk fan, especially in warm weather. I don't have a secondary sitting desk with a computer, so I could really use a good tall stool or saddle-chair or something to sit in from time to time, something that will go on the tread-deck and be stable, but small enough to easily set aside when walking (suggestions welcome on this).
2000 mile update: Still going strong at 2000 miles and 935 hours of walking in about 5/4 years. One minor software bug: when it hits 1000 miles, and again now at 2000 miles, the odometer rolls over to zero when you check total distance in Engineering mode. If you are tracking on a spreadsheet to keep accurate count, you need to bear that in mind. I don't know if it also happens at 1000 hours, but I'll check and report here then. The more recent "Bluetooth" version may have this fixed - I reported it at the 1000 mile roll-over in the middle of last year when I noticed it. Still like the unit.
1,000 hour update - yup, rolls back to 0 hours after you hit the thousand mark, too.
3,000 mile update - rolled it over again, still ticking right along.
4,000 mile roll-over update: Still no problems with the unit, still looking for the perfect seat for "down times" and when dealing with minor (unrelated) foot problems.
5,000 miles rolled over, in 2341 hours, still seems to be doing fine. Lube it from time to time, dust it occasionally, no problems of note.
Definitely happy with the purchase, and would recommend it to others.
After reading the stats on ProForm 1000, and having been a member at my local gym, I must say, this treadmill offers much of the same, if not more, functions as the ones at my gym. I am very pleased with this product.
I have found this item to be exactly what it was advertised to be. It is very easy to use. I especially like the fold up feature. I also like the feature that shows how fast you are walking and how far. The calorie counter is also quite nice. I would recommend this treadmill to any one who just wants to stay active in the cold weather. It gives you the chance to do just that.
I absolutely love the WorkFit by Exerpeutic treadmill desk -- it has become a way of life. I now walk between 4 and 5 miles each morning When I weigh myself and watch the digits decrease, it is a huge inducement to get right back on the treadmill daily. I bought this in October and, without changing my diet or doing any other exercises, today is Thanksgiving and I am down 14 pounds already!! Yes, I am bragging, a trait I disdain, but folks let me tell you ... that is my greatest weight loss yet! I can just imagine my progress would be even greater if I were to change my diet and cut out some of the Papa Johns, Lays Classic, my own special recipe home-baked cookies, Sam's Club cheesecakes, and Blue Bell ice cream. Mind you, I don't eat like that every day; just whenever I get the urge.
The time only goes up to 99 minutes, then the time starts all over at zero. The distance and calories continue to count upward, but not the time. Don't care though; still love it!!
The desk arrived in 2 separate boxes. No freight company needed, just my regular UPS guy -- he carried it in without a dolly or anything. Sorry for the reviewers who complain about the condition it was in. But as for me, upon opening, every piece was perfect; not a scratch. I'm in my mid-60s and have been totally non-mechanical all my life yet, when I got tired of waiting for my son to get here in the evening, ol' eager-beaver me started putting it together on my own. I did it all by myself -- except the last part -- the desk -- it was just too heavy for me to lift on my own (I have lousy upper body strength). My son finally arrived and put the desk on for me and I haven't looked back sense.
Some lady complained the sensors and controls on the sidebars are back too far and WHOMP she fell. The speed and incline controls in the sidebars are also on the console right in front of you; no need to use the sidebars for that anyway (although I use the sidebars without issue). But why even reach back when common sense tells you to touch the buttons directly in front of you. The only other feature on the sidebar is taking your pulse. I'm not sure how well that even works, considering you are moving and to take a valid pulse one should sit still. Again, common sense tells you to turn the treadmill off or step off to the sides when monitoring your pulse if you find the controls are back too far for you. I suppose some people want to take their pulse while walking to stay within a target range -- not me, I simply pay attention to my breathing which tells me when I'm working out too hard and I stop.
Possibly I have a different version from the people complaining that the drink/pencil holders are back too far. Mine are immediately to my left and to my right, within very easy reach (I'm 5'4"); maybe they improved the design since their purchase. The only thing not within reach is the power strip (with 3 plugs, picture showed only 2 plugs) but I have no need to reach the power while walking anyway.
The one and only thing I did not like was having to reach down to my keyboard. I have a 2" binder under my keyboard and that resolves that issue.
At first it looked like a huge elephant, LOL, but with time and mental adjustment, it seems to fit the area better and actually looks smaller in my eyes.
When I work up an appetite for lunch, my metabolism is in high gear from all the walking so I eat whatever I want with the knowledge that my body is burning it up faster than my norm -- the proof is in the ........ morning scale routine. I finally have a reason to smile and no longer think the scale is my enemy.
Next up: How about making a stationary bike with a full desk like this treadmill? A little variety would be great, as long as I can keep working on the computer.
Back to square one ... I absolutely love the WorkFit by Exerpeutic treadmill desk -- it has become a way of life. I recommend it to anyone who has at least 30 pounds to lose; you will see those ol' pounds just melt away while reading your email each day (multi-tasking at it's finest).
Thank you WorkFit!!
Recommend for someone who wants to walk ( not run ). Won't take too much space once it's folded. I had to have my husband help me put it together but it came with everything that you need to assemble. May not be as quiet as I wished but bearable.
It's okay considering the price I paid. If all you want to do is walk then this is the treadmill for you. I don't like that you can't run......if you tried to, then you probably have a terrible fall. I didn't want to spend alot and all I cared about is completing my 10,000 steps a day.
This was easy to put together out of the box. The lowest incline setting is 8%, which gives a good workout even just for walking! It was easy to make adjustments and I'm pleased that I will have a 3 year warranty. Yes, it still makes some noise, but I'm happy to be free of treadmill motor issues! This was also a great value since I was able to use my rewards club and a O.co coupon towards the purchase.
I am a lawyer and I spend at least 8-9 hours a day on email and writing/reviewing documents on my computer. A friend recommended this and after doing some research, I purchased this six weeks ago. I was worried about typing and reading- not at all a problem at all on either front. I started out during the first couple of days at about 1.6 mph and now am at 2 mph. I can read and type without any issues at all. It does not effect talking on the phone either. I am averaging about 5-7 miles per day without even thinking about it and feel so much better than when I was sitting all day. The electronic desk movement (up and down) is key- I wouldn't buy one without that feature. My only "complaint" is that the desk height controls are in the middle of the hand rest on the desk so occasionally I accidentally hit it but it's not a big deal. Just strange that they didn't put that feature out of the way with the other controls. I absolutely love this product and wish I'd been using it sooner!
We have had this treadmill for a little while now and have been so happy with it. It is very sturdy without the extra bulk. I also love how safe the tread/belt part is. Unlike other brands, it would be difficult for a child or pet to get stuck or caught in it. No regrets here....
When I first got my treadmill, I could not put it together due to bent fittings. I called the company and they immediately sent out a replacement part. But then, I could not get the bolt out to change the part. So I called again, and they immediately sent out a whole new base! I have never had such great customer service!! Thank you!
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Love it !
Great treadmill for the price. Isn't too big, works well and is quiet. Would recommend.
I love my new treadmill. Just the right size for my small room. Like the top panel were I can put my iPad. The treadmill arrived on time and in good condition.
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