I selected this treadmill for low price, stable arm support position and low walking speed. I meets my need for feeling secure while getting exercise. I can put my full weight (312 lbs) without fear of bending the arm supports. Assembly was easy and fast. The treadmill folds by lifting the tread to vertical. The "footprint" is reduced to 28" wide by 20" deep. In that position it rolls on four wheels for easy storage. The power cable is removable similar to a desktop computer. Tread slope is not adjustable. A good value.
I have averaged walking about 5 miles per day on this ever since I got it a few weeks ago and I love it. No more sitting all day. The only things I would change are that the height is not adjustable (although I'd say it is a good height for the most part for me as a 5ft 8.5in woman). The desk it also very close to the front end of the treadmill and this is not conducive to someone with longer legs or wanting to take a longer stride. This is also not unbearable but it is something I would change if I could.
The ProForm 505 CST Treadmill is a nice at-home treadmill. I bought it so my husband could roll out of bed and get his exercise in before going to work rather than making an extra trip to the gym. Though he says the treadmills at the gym are sturdier and have more features, he does say this machine does the job without the expensive features found on a $1000+ machine. The one-touch speed and incline buttons are convenient compared to having to continually press an up&down arrow to adjust settings on other treadmills we have used. The built-in aux portal to listen to a smart device is another nice feature, but the built-in audio speakers lack quality sound and volume, which is annoying when the noise from running on the machine and the sound of the incline adjustments overpower the speakers. The other mediocre feature is the length of the platform, which is not that long for us. My husband and I are both tall (he's over 6 foot and I'm close to 6 foot). I have to run close to the console to feel like I'm not going to fall off the platform. If I were to start to get lazy in my stride or not keep up the pace, I'd fall off. However, there is a start key for the machine has a clip on the other end that you can attach to your clothing, so if you do fall off, the machine turns off. Three features I really like are the 10x incline, the shock-absorbing springs, and the slated foot rails on either side of the platform, which turn inward toward the belt rather than lie flat. The foot rails have traction (bumps), to prevent slipping off on the side. He assembled it in 2 hours; there were a few steps along the way that were awkward. He needed my help in a few steps: carrying the machine from our driveway, holding the console, tightening screws. O.Stock delivered the machine by freight in a week. The box came attached to a freight pallet. We unpackaged the machine in our driveway; there were boxes within boxes, some styrofoam blocks, wood blocks, and plastic bags in the box. It was a lot of trash, but the machine and its parts arrived in mint condition. I have to warn people with sensitive noses as this machine smells like manufactured plastic and mechanic shop. It's overpowering for me. We've had the machine a week, and the smell, especially when in use, permeates the room. I have to crack open the windows, open the front door, and turn on the ceiling fan in the other rooms. I'm hoping the stink will dissipate with continued use.
It arrived packaged well, extremely so for such a large item. I was able to put it together with little trouble. It is, as mentioned by another customer, extremely heavy and I would suggest having two people to carry it where you want, but I was able with will-power and the strenght I have (I'm 60) to get it to my basement by taking the items out of the box and CAREFULLY sliding it down the stairs. It works excellent, and being 5'7" the stride is perfect for me. It's also an excellent exerciser for my dog!
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