The Famistar T600 Folding Treadmill has a 0%-15% motorized incline system. There are gradual incline adjustment controls integrated into the fitness console and the left grip of the machine. Also, the console has 3, 6, and 9-degree quick selection keys. The console can adjust the incline automatically, depending on the user program.
Featuring ultra-strong shock-absorbing hydraulic springs and a multi-layer shock-absorbing running belt, the T600 reduces the impact on your joints and lowers the risk of getting injured. For a home use treadmill, the T600 comes with a reasonably large 48.4″ (123 cm) long and 17.3″ (44 cm) wide running surface.
The Famistar T600 Treadmill comes equipped with a 3.5 hp DC drive motor that provides top performance for prolonged workouts, even at the maximum speed. The speed range is between 0.6 MPH and 9.9 MPH. There are gradual speed adjustment buttons on the console integrated into the right grip of the treadmill. Also, the console has 3 MPH, 6 MPH, and 9 MPH quick selections keys.
The T600 has a 5-inch LCD fitness console with a blue LED backlight that tracks time, speed, incline, distance, calories burned, and pulse. However, the console is not telemetric, so you’ll need to hold the integrated pulse sensors to monitor heart rate. In addition, the console does not have Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity but does have 12 preset workout programs.
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Product: Famistar T600 Folding Treadmill
Warranty: 2 years limited
My rating: 8.5/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 61L x 27W x 53.5H inches (155L x 69W x 136H cm)
- Running surface: 48.4L x 17.3W inches (123L x 44W cm)
- Assembled weight: 127.8 lbs (58 kg)
- Supported weight: 300 lbs (136 kg)
- Motor: 3.5 HP, 0.6 – 9.9 MPH
- Incline: Automatic, 0%-15%
- Console: 12 programs, goals
- Extras: Sound system, device holder, accessory trays
- Warranty: 2 years limited
T600 Frame construction
The Famistar T600 treadmill features a steel frame and integrates several parts of thermoplastic material in its construction.
For example, the motor cover, the side rail covers, and the console dashboard are durable plastic. In addition, all the steel parts come coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish, black.
One of this treadmill’s defining features is the springs integrated into its front base frame. Therefore, it helps reduce the longitudinal shock generated during running instead of the cadence shock absorbed by the standard deck cushioning. These two springs are visible on each tube of the base frame.
The fully assembled treadmill is relatively large. It is approx—61″ (155 cm) long and 27″ (69 cm) wide. As for any other treadmill, it is advisable to leave at least two clearance feet on each side of the deck and at least three clearance feet at the deck’s rear for safe usage. Thus, the machine may not fit too well in a small room.
On the other hand, the treadmill is foldable. Its deck can fold up to save space and facilitate vacuuming under it. With the deck folded, the machine’s depth is approximate—36″ (91.4 cm). The folding mechanism uses a hydraulic cylinder that slowly lowers the deck when unfolded to prevent damage.
The treadmill is relatively heavy. Its net weight is 127.8 lbs (58 kg), so two people should transport the packaged unit. However, once assembled, one person can easily transport it via the integrated transport wheels. The rear stabilizers rest on wheels as well.
Deck construction and incline
The Famistar T600 treadmill offers a reasonably large running surface. Its belt is 48.4″ (123 cm) long and 17.3″ (44 cm) wide. Therefore, the machine’s comfortability accommodates users up to 6’2″ (188 cm), allowing a complete range of motion. It is also sturdy enough to support users up to 300 lbs (136 kg).
The deck features a multi-layered belt with a non-slip rubber layer on top featuring a diamond texture for an improved grip. The internal rollers have crowns for superior traction. In addition, they integrate industrial-grade sealed bearings for a smooth motion.
The deck integrates several shock absorption elements concealed by the side rail covers. They considerably reduce the impact generated by your cadence, rendering any run safer for your joints than a run on asphalt or concrete. Plus, the base frame has suspension springs, which reduce the front-to-back impact.
The Famistar T600 treadmill comes equipped with a power incline system, which means that the deck’s incline is adjustable from the console during your workout. It also means that the console can adjust the slope automatically, depending on the user program.
The incline system consists of a motor (different from the drive motor) and a slight lift placed under the deck’s front section. The motor uses the lift to elevate the deck’s front area as you adjust the incline or the console automatically adjusts the slope.
The machine offers an incline range of 0% – 15%. There are controls for gradual incline adjustment integrated into the console and the machine’s left grip. Also, the console has quick selection keys for the incline levels 3, 6, and 9.
Last, the machine’s walking platform has a step-up height of approximately 8″ (21 cm). Also, with the incline set to maximum, the frame’s front section gains a few inches. Therefore, placing and using the treadmill in a room with a ceiling at least 15″ (38 cm) higher than the tallest user is advisable.
T600 Drive motor
The Famistar T600 treadmill features a 3.5 HP drive motor that provides top performance for prolonged workouts, even at the maximum speed. In addition, it delivers a smooth and steady motion for the belt even if it is close to the 300 lbs (136 kg) weight capacity.
It also integrates a small flywheel to improve stability and minimize belt vibration. This flywheel also enables the motor to run cooler with less amp draw, increasing its lifespan.
This treadmill makes available a speed range between 0.6 MPH and 9.9 MPH. Furthermore, the speed adjustment increments are 0.1 MPH, which is quite a plus, as you can easily find the best pace for your workout.
There are gradual speed adjustment buttons on the console integrated into the right grip of the treadmill. The console also makes quick speed selection controls available for 3 MPH, 6 MPH, and 9 MPH.
The unit’s motor is not too loud. Its noise output is only 60 dB, equivalent to a normal conversation. However, depending on your running technique and weight, your cadence may generate more or less noise.
The Famistar T600 treadmill comes equipped with a pretty standard console. First, it features a 5-inch LCD with a blue LED backlight and significant digits for easy readability divided into five sub-sections to show up to 5 workout metrics at once.
It tracks time, speed, incline, distance, calories, and pulse. However, it is not telemetric, meaning it can only track your pulse through the metallic sensors integrated into the machine’s side grips.
Unfortunately, the unit’s console does not have Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity and is not compatible with any fitness apps. However, it has 12 preset programs.
Each program has its segment grid engraved into the console, covering most types of workouts. For example, some have an interval layout, others have a peak layout, and others help you maintain a high cardio output.
The console also offers goal-setting functions for time, distance, and calories burned. After selecting a goal for any of these, the display will count down from the set value until it reaches zero, notifying you that you’ve completed your goal.
Other notable console features are the sound system, the device holder, and the accessory holders. The sound system consists of two speakers integrated at the bottom of the console. In addition, there is an AUX port on the right side of the console to connect your smartphone or tablet via AUX cable to play your music through the integrated speakers.
The device holder consists of a small shelf above the speakers’ section. It is large enough to accommodate any tablet or smartphone. And finally, the side accessory holders are sufficient to accommodate a water bottle, earphones, or other small items you might want to have at hand when running on your treadmill.
T600 Assembly and Maintenance
The machine’s deck comes pre-assembled and attached to the base frame. You only need to connect the two upright bars and the console.
Therefore, it shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes of your time. The manual provides clear step-by-step assembly instructions, and all the necessary tools come with the machine.
For maintenance, deck lubrication is necessary. A bottle of silicone lubricant comes with the machine. The Famistar T600 treadmill also has an easy lubrication feature; the front casing has an opening to apply the oil without loosening the belt.
Other than this, it is also advisable to keep the machine clean, especially the running belt, and periodically inspect it to ensure it still functions properly.
- Sturdy frame construction – can support users up to 300 lbs;
- Folding deck with soft drop mechanism;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- The deck has multiple cushioning elements;
- Shock absorption springs integrated into the front base frame;
- Relatively large running surface;
- Motorized incline with a range between 0% – 15%;
- 3.5 HP motor offering speed settings up to 9.9 MPH;
- Speed adjust in increments of 0.1 MPH, allowing you to find the perfect pace for your workout;
- EGK pulse sensors integrated into handlebars;
- Speed and incline controls built into the handlebars;
- 12 preset workout programs;
- Three target settings for time, distance, and calories;
- Sound system included;
- Device holder included;
- Accessory trays included;
- One bottle of lubricant for the belt comes included;
- Easy lubrication feature;
- Quiet operation;
- Reasonably easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance is required.
- The console does not have online connectivity;
- The console is not telemetric;
- A tablet placed on the tablet holder may cover the console LCD.
Famistar T600 Folding Treadmill Summary
The Famistar T600 is a mid-range folding treadmill made for home use. Furthermore, it has a 3.5 HP motor, a motorized incline, and a console with 12 workout programs. In addition, the T600 cushioned deck has two extra shock absorption elements integrated into the front base frame.
Moreover, it’s a treadmill for users of all levels for low to high-intensity cardio workouts, muscle toning, interval training, stamina development, and weight loss.
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Please note 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.