BOTORRO R5 Fold-Flat Treadmill | Unpack It, Unfold It, and Plug It In

The BOTORRO R5 Fold-Flat Treadmill adopts steel and high-strength aluminum material, designed with a unique parallelogram double column support structure. The triangular structure makes this treadmill more stable and durable. Also, the B5 has a maximum user weight capacity of 265 lbs (120 kg).

Equipped with a 14 point shock absorption provides you with a solid cushioning effect and protects your knees, ankles, waist, and neck joints, making your exercise safer and more comfortable. In addition, the B5 has a 7-layer tread belt (18 “x 50”) and is a high-density textured belt that absorbs shock for premium comfort with the non-slip feature.

The BOTORRO R5 Fold-Flat Treadmill comes equipped with a fitness console featuring an LCD that tracks speed, time, steps, distance, and calories burned. In addition, you can connect your phone or tablet to enjoy your favorite media via Bluetooth speakers to deliver vibrant stereo sound.

The B5 is easily stored in a closet, under a bed, under the sofa, or just left out in the room, ready for use. It features dual transportation wheels to provide for easy moving and relocation. Tilt and roll out for use or away for storage.

Learn more in my complete review below!

BOTORRO R5 Fold-Flat Treadmill
BOTORRO R5 Fold-Flat Treadmill

Product: BOTORRO R5 Fold-Flat Treadmill

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Warranty: 1 year limited

My rating: 9/10

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Details and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 62L x 31W x 48H inches (157L x 79W x 122H cm)
  • Tread belt dimensions: 49.2L x 18.1W inches (125L x 46W cm)
  • Assembled weight: 114.5 lbs (52 kg)
  • Supported weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
  • Motor: 2.0 HP, 0.6 – 9.0 MPH
  • Incline: N/A
  • Console: Time, speed, distance, steps, calories
  • Extras: Device holder, bottle holders, Bluetooth speakers
  • Warranty: 1 year limited

B5 Frame construction

BOTORRO R5 Fold-Flat Treadmill

The BOTORRO R5 treadmill features a steel tubing frame with several aluminum parts. The primary tubes in its construction come double-coated with a rust-resistant and chip-resistant paint finish, black. Unfortunately, this is the only color available for this model, at least now.

The complete setup machine is relatively large. It is approximately 62″ (157 cm) long and 31″ (79 cm) wide. It is advisable to allow at least two feet of clearance on each side of the deck, though, and at least three feet of clearance at the rear of the deck for safe usage and ease of access.

Also, with the upright bars set to their highest position at their highest point, the machine’s height reaches approx. 48″ (122 cm) above floor level.

The BOTORRO R5 is a fold-flat treadmill. Accordingly, its upright bar assembly with the console and side grips folds down over the deck. When folded flat, its height is approx—8″ (20.3 cm). Also, the machine can store upright against a wall when folded.

The upright bar assembly with the console and side grips is angle-adjustable. In addition, the vertical bars feature hydraulic cylinders to adjust the height of the console and the side grips. Thus, persons of different heights can use this machine while having the console display at a height appropriate to their size.

Last but not least, the BOTORRO treadmill is reasonably heavy. It weighs approx. 114.5 lbs (52 kg), so two people should transport the packaged treadmill. However, one person can quickly relocate the machine as its front base features two transport wheels.

Deck construction

BOTORRO R5 Fold-Flat Treadmill
BOTORRO R5 Fold-Flat Treadmill

First of all, the BOTORRO R5 treadmill does not have an incline system. Therefore, you can only use it with the deck flat on the floor. The deck has a pretty sturdy construction. It has a maximum user weight limit of 265 lbs (120 kg) which is not bad for a home-use treadmill.

The machine offers a running platform of 49.2″ (125 cm) extended and 18.1″ (46 cm) wide. Therefore, it comfortably accommodates users up to 6’2″ (188 cm) with no problem. Taller persons can still use this treadmill, but they may not benefit from a complete range of motion when running at full speed.

The BOTORRO treadmill comes equipped with a 7-layer tread belt designed to disperse and absorb shock, with a top layer of high-density rubber featuring a textured surface for an improved grip.

In addition, the deck integrates 14 cushioning elements concealed by the side rail covers. These considerably reduce the running and walking impact leading to a safer workout, especially for your joints and lower back.

The internal rollers have a crowned design to prolong the belt’s lifespan and for improved traction. In addition, they integrate sealed bearings for a smooth belt motion.

The height of the belt is only approx—5″ (13 cm) above the floor. Therefore, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about ceiling height issues. However, it would be best to allow at least 10″ (25 cm) above the height of the tallest user.

B5 Drive motor

The BOTORRO treadmill comes equipped with a 2.0 HP motor. It’s not a super-powerful treadmill motor but still offers the possibility to run for a relatively long time without overheating. It also integrates a small flywheel for improved motion stability.

The BOTORRO R5 treadmill offers a speed range between 0.6 MPH and 9.0 MPH. The speed adjustment increments are 0.1 MPH. The console comes with controls for gradual speed adjustment and quick speed adjustment. The quick speed selection keys are 2 MPH, 4 MPH, 6 MPH, and 8 MPH.

BOTORRO R5 Fold-Flat Treadmill
BOTORRO R5 Fold-Flat Treadmill

It’s important to note that even if you change the speed of the belt via one of the quick adjustment controls, the speed will gradually increase or decrease, allowing you to adapt your pace quickly.

Since the treadmill’s motor is not super powerful and only offers a peak output of 2.0 HP, its power consumption is minimal. Therefore, even if you use it daily, it shouldn’t add more than a few dollars to the electricity bill.

Also, the motor doesn’t generate much noise when in use, but your cadence may create more or less noise depending on how fast you go.

Console

The BOTORRO R5 treadmill comes equipped with a pretty simple console. It does not have pre-set programs or online connectivity, and it also isn’t compatible with any fitness apps. Instead, it features a LED display divided into five small windows that indicate (left to right) speed, time, steps, distance, and calories burned.

The speed and distance are in MPH and miles. There is no option for setting them to km/h and kilometers. Also, the unit is not telemetric and does not have built-in pulse sensors. Therefore, if you want to keep track of your pulse during your workouts, you must use a separate device.

The console integrates a device holder and a set of speakers. The device holder consists of a pretty spacious area above the LED display to place a tablet or smartphone.

The speakers are relatively large. They’re placed one on each side of the tablet holder. They have Bluetooth connectivity, so you can sync your phone or tablet with the console and play your music through them for better sound quality.

There are no additional ports on the console for a phone or tablet (no AUX, no USB). However, there are rewind and volume controls. Among other console features, I count the Start / Stop buttons, magnetic key for quickly stopping the belt, the quick speed controls, and the two bottle holders, one on each side of the keypad.

B5 Assembly and Maintenance

BOTORRO R5 Fold-Flat Treadmill

The BOTORRO R5 treadmill comes fully assembled and folded. So, all you need to do is unpack it, unfold it, plug it in, and you’re ready to go.

Therefore, it shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes of your time. In addition, the manual provides straightforward setup and usage instructions.

You only have to keep the machine clean, especially the belt, to prevent any dirt or textile fibers from getting caught into the motor for maintenance. As is the case for most treadmills, the belt requires periodic lubrication. It is also advisable to periodically inspect the machine to ensure that everything is in order and all the parts still function correctly.

Pros

  • Sturdy construction – can support users up to 265 lbs (120 kg);
  • Compact design;
  • Folding-flat frame;
  • Transport wheels integrated into the front base of the machine;
  • Angle-adjustable upright bars great for users of all sizes;
  • Cushioned deck;
  • No assembly required – all you need to do is unfold it and plug it in;
  • Fairly decent motor with a 2.0 HP peak power;
  • Speed levels up to 9.0 MPH;
  • Speed adjustment increments of 0.1 MPH so you can easily adjust your pace;
  • Quick speed adjustment controls for 2, 4, 6, and 8 MPH;
  • Minimalistic console design;
  • Integrated Bluetooth speakers;
  • Device holder included;
  • Bottle holders included;

    BOTORRO R5 Fold-Flat Treadmill
  • Little maintenance is required.

Cons

  • No pre-set programs;
  • No incline;
  • The console doesn’t have a pulse reading function.

BOTORRO R5 Fold-Flat Treadmill Summary

The BOTORRO R5 is an electric treadmill designed for home use. It features a durable frame with adjustable height for the upright bars and console.

It comes equipped with a 2.0 HP peak power motor that offers speed levels up to 9.0 MPH, it has a running platform of 49.2″L x 18″W, and a LED console that tracks time, distance, speed, steps, and calories burned. The console also integrates Bluetooth speakers and a device holder.

Moreover, it’s a reasonably decent treadmill, great for high-intensity cardio workouts, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss. It’s not the most affordable for the range of features but offers an excellent price.

I hope you found this article helpful and informative. Would you please speak up if you have anything you’d like to share on the topic or any opinions about my website? I look forward to your comments, questions, and the sharing of ideas.

Please note: Before starting any exercise program, you should consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could put your health and safety at risk or prevent you from using the equipment properly. In addition, your physician’s advice is essential if you are taking medication that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, or cholesterol level.

8 thoughts on “BOTORRO R5 Fold-Flat Treadmill | Unpack It, Unfold It, and Plug It In”

  1. I was a bit discouraged when I found out that it does not offer adjustable levels of incline. But there are so many features that I like. Among them are big ones and small ones. For example, I read it can hold a 10” iPad perfectly. I like that! Also that it has wheels to make it movable. But what I like the most is that it can fold flat. Awesome indeed!

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    • Hi Abel, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I think the design is very cool. Might I suggest that you take a look at the 3G Cardio 80i Treadmill? It folds up, and it also has a motorized incline. Would you please let me know if I can be of any more assistance?

      Kind regards, Robert

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  2. Excellent review; it seems like this treadmill is one of those types of equipment where you thankfully don’t have to build a whole home gym around, but you can have it in the corner of your living room or bedroom. I also like that it sounds like it’s perfect for weight loss.

    Thank you for this detailed and informative post, and have a lovely day!

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    • Hi Reka, thanks for stopping by and sharing with us. Are you interested in getting exercise equipment for yourself? If so, I’d be happy to give you some suggestions. Would you please let me know?

      Kind regards, Robert

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  3. I think it’s a great idea to fold flat and put away when not in use. So many homes don’t have the space or a gym to host such a large machine, so this is great for readers looking for a fold-away one. I like that the Botorro R5 has different height alterations so that every family member can enjoy it too. 

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    • Hi Louise, thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Would you please let me know if I may further assist you with exercise equipment? I’m always happy to help.

      Kind regards, Robert

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  4. Very well detailed review about the fold flat treadmill. It is well written, easy to understand the product, and can help me determine if the treadmill is right for me. I like that it can fold flat for easy storage and maybe not take up so much space. I have been looking for a new treadmill to do my exercises after having a mini-stroke. I will share this with my social media followers and let them know I would love to have this treadmill. Thanks

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    • Hi Jannette, thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. I hope that you are recovering well from your mini-stroke.

      Would you please let me know if I may further assist you with exercise equipment? I’m always happy to help.

      Kind regards, Robert

      Reply

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