The SereneLife SLFTRD20 Smart Digital Treadmill is an excellent choice for fitness enthusiasts who have little time to go to the gym. With this home treadmill, you will be able to achieve your dream body in the comfort of your own home!
With this treadmill, your home becomes an ideal gym for you to stay in shape. SereneLife SLFTRD20 features a stylish contemporary space-saving folding design with a reliable, sturdy frame for easy storage. It features a quiet motor that is strong enough for long-distance running sessions and versatile to meet all of your family members’ different needs.
The SereneLife SLFTRD20 features a functional fitness console to help you track time, calories burned, distance, speed, and pulse. It also pairs to your smart device via Bluetooth, so you can download the ‘FitShow App’ and get connected to record and review training data, display training stats, and challenge friends. It works with iPhone and Android phones.
Learn more in my complete review below
Product: SereneLife SLFTRD20 Treadmill
Warranty: 1 year limited
My rating: 8/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 50.8L x 24W x 49.2H inches (129L x 61W x 125H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 39.37L x 15.74W inches (100L x 40W cm)
- Assembled weight: 60 lbs (27.2 kg)
- Supported weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
- Motor: 1.0 HP, 0.6 – 6.0 MPH
- Incline: Manual, 3 levels
- Console: 12 programs, Bluetooth, FitShow app compatible
- Extras: Device holder, accessory holders
- Warranty: 1 year limited
SLFTRD20 Frame construction
The SereneLife SLFTRD20 treadmill features a reasonably light construction. With all the parts assembled, it only weighs approx—60 lbs (27.2 kg).
Thus, one person can carry and build the machine. Plus, once completed, you can move it even easier because its front base frame features a set of transport wheels.
The machine’s frame is steel tubing, combining oval, cylindrical, and rectangular bars in its construction. All the steel bars come coated with a chip-resistant and rust-resistant paint finish, black.
Also, the treadmill has several parts of durable thermoplastic material in its construction. Some of the most notable ones cover the side rail, the motor’s cover, and the console dashboard.
The fully assembled treadmill is not too large. Its footprint is approx. 50.8″ x 24″ (100 x 61 cm), while its highest point is the top of the console, which reaches approx. 49.2″ (125 cm) above floor level. It is advisable to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side of the treadmill and at least three feet at the rear to ease access and safe usage.
Like similar light-capacity treadmills for home use, the SereneLife SLFTRD20 has a folding frame. Its deck can fold up to save space. The unit’s folded dimensions are 25.2″L x 24″W x 49.2″H (64L x 61W x 125H cm). Also, the folding mechanism uses a hydraulic cylinder to unfold the deck to prevent damage slowly.
Deck construction and incline
The SereneLife SLFTRD20 doesn’t offer a super large working area. Its belt dimensions are 39.3″L x 15.7″W (100 x 40 cm). However, it is a walking treadmill for home use to fit most users for walking workouts. Its internal deck board is pretty durable as well; the machine has a maximum user weight capacity of 265 lbs (120 kg).
The belt is multi-layered, and its top layer is rubberized to provide a superior grip. The internal rollers integrate high-grade ball bearings for a smooth motion. They also come crowned to improve the lifespan of the belt.
The machine’s deck does not have the significant cushioning elements of other, more expensive treadmills. However, its deck does integrate several small shock absorption elements. The deck board itself also has a bit of flex. Therefore, a walk or jog on this SereneLife treadmill is a low impact on your joints.
The unit’s incline system consists of two adjustable “feet” attached to the deck’s rear part. They have three adjustment positions each. You can lock them in the desired position via a removable metallic pin.
It is important to note that the deck is not perfectly horizontal when the rear feet’ pins are at the highest position. Although this shouldn’t affect your workout much, it will add a bit of difficulty to your workout.
The step-up deck height is approximately 6.5″ (17 cm) when the rear stabilizers are unfolded (or locked in the highest position). Therefore, it is advisable to use the treadmill in a room with a ceiling at least 10″ (25 cm) taller than the tallest user.
SLFTRD20 Drive motor
As I’ve mentioned earlier, the SereneLife SLFTRD20 treadmill is a machine for home use designed for walking and light jogging. Therefore, it does not come with a super powerful motor like the commercial-grade treadmills or the ones made for running. It integrates a 1.0 HP motor featuring a small flywheel for motion stability.
The unit’s motor makes available a speed range between 0.6 MPH and 6.0 MPH. The speed adjustment increments are 0.1 MPH so that you can adjust at your pace. The console offers gradual speed adjustment and a quick selection of 2 MPH, 3 MPH, 4 MPH, 5 MPH, and 6 MPH.
The console also has several pre-set workout programs that adjust the speed automatically. The speed adjustment increments used by the console programs are 0.5 MPH. However, the transition is still pretty smooth, so you will get plenty of time to adjust your pace.
Since the treadmill comes with a light-capacity motor, you won’t have to worry about high electricity bills. Also, the noise level generated by the motor is pretty low.
However, your cadence will still create sound, especially if using the highest speed setting and depending on your running technique, footwear, weight, and other factors.
The console included with the SereneLife SLFTRD20 treadmill offers a fairly decent range of features. To start, it has an LCD with a blue LED backlight for improved readability. It tracks time, distance, speed, calories burned, and heart rate.
The speed is shown in MPH, while the distance displays in kilometers. The pulse reading function is grip contact only. Therefore, the console can only read your pulse if you hold on to the metallic sensors integrated into the machine’s side grips. It cannot read your pulse from a wireless transmitter.
There are 12 pre-set programs available on the console. They have their segment grids engraved on the console, on each side of the display. As I’ve mentioned earlier, they adjust the speed in increments of 0.5 MPH.
They have various layouts; some offer an interval workout, others gradually increase and decrease the speed, while others have a somewhat random structure. There is also the possibility to create workout goals for time and distance.
The console has Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with the FitShow app, available for Android and iOS. Once you have this app installed on your phone, the treadmill will send your workout data to the app so you can keep track of your progress, review your workout history, share it via social media, etc.
The console unit doesn’t have speakers or a workout fan but does integrate a device holder. This consists of a long shelf under the display. The console dashboard has two large bottle/device trays, one on each side of the LCD.
SLFTRD20 Assembly and Maintenance
The machine’s deck with the belt, motor, and incline elements, comes pre-assembled. You only have to attach the machine’s two upright bars, the handlebars, and the console. This shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes of your time. All the necessary tools come with the machine, and the manual provides precise assembly instructions.
For maintenance, deck lubrication is necessary after the first 25 hours of use and after every 50 hours of use. A bottle of lubricant comes with the machine. Other than this, it is advisable to keep the machine clean, especially the belt, and periodically check for loose bolts and parts and retighten as necessary.
- Sturdy construction – 265 lbs (120 kg) weight limit;
- Compact design;
- Folding deck with soft-drop mechanism;
- Transport wheels included;
- Manual incline, three levels;
- Speed range between 0.6 and 6.0 MPH;
- Speed adjustment increments of 0.1 MPH;
- Quick selection speed controls for 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 MPH;
- Low power consumption;
- LED-backlit display;
- 12 preset workout programs;
- Target settings for time and distance;
- Bluetooth connectivity and compatibility with the FitShow app for workout history tracking;
- Tablet holder included;
- Bottle holders built-in the dashboard;
- Pulse reading function;
- Easy to assemble;
- All the necessary tools for assembly come with the treadmill;
- Lubricant for the deck comes included;
- Little maintenance required.
- A tablet placed on the device holder may partially cover the LCD;
- No USB charging port;
- No speakers.
SereneLife SLFTRD20 Treadmill Summary
The SereneLife SLFTRD20 is an electric treadmill designed for home use. It comes equipped with a 1.0 HP motor offering a speed range of 0.6 – 6.0 MPH, a manual incline system, and a 12-program console with Bluetooth connectivity, compatible with the FitShow app.
Moreover, it’s a treadmill intended for walking or light jogging, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss. It is also an affordable treadmill, offering excellent value for the price.
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