The ECHANFIT Electric Folding Treadmill features a soft drop hydraulic lowering system that can be folded up and stored away when not in use. With the deck folded, it’s easy to move via the transport wheels. The durable and sturdy steel frame has a 220 lb (100 kg) maximum user weight capacity.
The electric motorized running machine comes equipped with a 17” wide multi-layer non-slip texturized running belt. Moreover, the shock-absorbing system provides effective cushioning for your back, joints, muscles, knees, and ankles. Furthermore, when pulled, the convenient magnetic safety key will immediately shut down the treadmill to prevent injury.
The three manual incline levels significantly improve the effect of aerobic training. Thus, you’ll burn more calories and resulting in higher weight loss. Accordingly, the treadmill monitors your heart rate effortlessly through the integrated handgrip sensors, allowing users to adjust exercise in real-time.
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Product: ECHANFIT Electric Folding Treadmill
Warranty: 1 year limited
My rating: 8/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 51.2L x 27.6W x 44.7H inches (130L x 70W x 114H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 43L x 17W inches (110L x 43W cm)
- Assembled weight: 87.5 lbs (39.6 kg)
- Supported weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Motor: 2.5 HP
- Speed range: 0.5 – 8.5 MPH
- Incline: Manual, three levels
- Console: 15 programs
- Extras: Device holder, bottle holders
- Warranty: 1 year
The ECHANFIT electric treadmill features a steel frame, most of it made of rectangular tubing coated with a corrosion-resistant, black paint finish. Of course, the machine also has several parts made of durable thermoplastic material. For example, the motor cover, the console dashboard, and the rail side covers are plastic-made.
The fully assembled machine is relatively small compared to other treadmills. It is approx 51.2″ (130 cm) long and 27.6″ (70 cm) wide. Thus, it fits in a smaller room, as well. It is still advisable to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side of it and at least three feet of clearance at the deck’s rear for safe usage.
The treadmill is not too heavy. Its net weight is 87.5 lbs (39.6 kg). Thus, one person can assemble the treadmill. However, the transport of the packaged unit should require two people.
The unit’s deck is foldable. The folding mechanism uses a hydraulic cylinder, which allows the deck to unfold slowly to prevent damage to the floor or the treadmill. With the deck folded up, the machine’s footprint reduces to approx. 27.2″ x 27.6″ (69 x 70 cm), while its overall height gains a few inches.
With the deck folded, the front base frame integrates a set of wheels that enable its relocation. Also, the front base frame features four rubberized stabilizers.
The machine’s side handgrips curve down slightly for improved ergonomics. They also integrate metallic pulse sensors, and the console has a pulse reading function.
Deck construction and incline
This ECHANFIT folding treadmill comes equipped with a non-slip multi-layer running belt. Its top layer is rubberized to prevent foot slippage. The deck itself is pretty durable. It has a maximum user weight capacity of up to 220 lbs (110 kg).
Although it’s a small treadmill made for light to medium-intensity workouts, its deck has a cushioning system. It consists of four visible cushions (two on each side of the deck) and several other smaller cushions covered by the machine’s side rail.
Therefore, running or jogging on this treadmill results in a less workout-related impact on your joints than walking or jogging on concrete or asphalt. Plus, the deck board has a bit of flex itself.
The ECHANFIT folding electric treadmill features a manual incline system. This means you cannot adjust the incline of the deck when walking or running on the treadmill.
The incline system consists of two folding foot stabilizers placed at the rear corners of the deck. Each foot has three adjustment positions so that you can lock it in the desired position via a removable metallic rod.
The incline provided by these foot stabilizers is not extreme. When folded to the lowest place, they give a pitch of approx—2 °-3° for the deck.
The machine’s deck has a step-up height of approx—7″ (18 cm). Of course, with the incline set to maximum, the deck’s rear will be lower by approx 2″ (5 cm). Therefore, it is advisable to use the machine in a room with a ceiling that is at least 10″ (25 cm) higher than the tallest user’s height.
This ECHANFIT treadmill is motorized; it integrates a 2.5 HP peak power motor. Although it is not as powerful as commercial-grade machines’ motors, it still provides excellent performance for both walking and jogging. It also integrates a small flywheel for motion stability.
The machine’s motor offers a speed range between 0.5 MPH and 8.5 MPH. The speed adjustment increments are 0.1 MPH. Therefore, you can quickly adapt your pace to speed adjustments.
There are speed controls for gradual adjustment and quick adjustment on the console. The +/- keys adjust the speed in increments of 0.1 MPH when pressed. The fast speed adjustment controls allow you to select 1 MPH, 3 MPH, 5 MPH, and 7 MPH.
The machine’s motor doesn’t generate too much noise, and during a walking workout, your cadence barely makes a sound. Plus, the two shock absorption elements on each side of the unit reduce vibration.
Last but not least, the motor is not precisely potent. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about high electricity bills even if you use this treadmill daily.
The ECHANFIT 2.5 HP treadmill comes equipped with a reasonably decent console. It has an LCD divided into several sub-sections to show as many workout metrics as possible. It tracks time, speed, distance, calories burned, and pulse.
The console is not telemetric, though. This means that you cannot sync it with a wireless HR chest strap like Polar or ANT. It can only track your pulse if you hold on to the sensors integrated into side grips.
The console does not have Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity. It is not compatible with any fitness apps. However, it has 15 built-in programs.
They have their segment layouts on the console. Some of them have an interval layout; others are great for losing weight, while others focus on helping you keep a constant heart rate. The Program button on the console accesses these programs.
The other three buttons are goal settings for time, distance, and calories. You can select a target value for any of these workout metrics via the Mode button.
The machine’s console does not have fancy features like a sound system or a workout fan. However, its dashboard features four compartments that can serve as bottle holders or space to store various small accessories. It also has a short shelf above the magnetic key, which can serve as a tablet or phone holder.
Assembly and Maintenance
The machine comes pre-assembled and folded. You only need to unfold it, secure the two bars that sustain the console in the upright position, connect the incline stabilizers and various other small covers. This shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes. The manual provides clear assembly instructions, and all the necessary tools come included with the machine.
For maintenance, it is advisable to lubricate the belt if it becomes too dry. The belt needs cleaning to prevent any textile fibers or debris from being dragged into the motor or the rollers. Other than this, you only have to inspect the machine periodically for loose bolts or parts.
- Sturdy frame and deck;
- Folding design;
- Transport wheels;
- Adjustable stabilizers on the front base;
- Shock absorption elements integrated into the deck;
- Speed range between 0.5 and 8.5 MPH;
- Manual incline with three levels of adjustment;
- Speed adjustment increments of 0.1 MPH, giving you the possibility to easily adjust your pace;
- Quick selection controls for 1, 3, 5, 7 MPH;
- Speed controls integrated into the side arms;
- Pulse sensors integrated into the side arms;
- Low power consumption;
- Multi-window LCD;
- 15 workout programs;
- Bottle holders built-in the dashboard;
- Device holder;
- Little assembly required;
- Little maintenance is required.
- No backlight on the LCD;
- No user pre-set programs;
- The console is not telemetric.
ECHANFIT Electric Folding Treadmill Summary
This ECHANFIT electric treadmill is a fitness machine designed for home use. It features a 2.5 HP motor, a manual incline system, and its console offers 15 workout programs.
Moreover, it’s a relatively decent and affordable machine for light to medium-intensity workouts, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.
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