Combining maximum performance, comfort, and ultimate efficiency, the SereneLife SLFTRD26BT Folding Treadmill for home use is excellent for reaching your fitness goals. The compact, portable running machine folds up for easy storage and has a hydraulic folding system to lower the deck slowly.
The 39.3L x 15.7W inches (100L x 40W cm) running deck comprises advanced high-performance materials and is undoubtedly sturdy and durable. In addition, the robust chassis and nonslip textured running belt help reduce the impact on your joints as you exercise.
The SereneLife SLFTRD26BT Folding Treadmill comes equipped with a fitness console with an LED display that tracks your speed, time, distance, pulse, and burned calories. In addition, this equipment has built-in pulse sensor grips. Keep your heart healthy and fit with this heavy-duty treadmill. In addition, you can also sync it via your phone to KinoMap or Fitshow fitness apps.
The SLFTRD26BT is for both walking and running. Furthermore, this treadmill can achieve speeds between 0.6 mph and six mph. The console has +/- controls for gradual speed adjustment and preset speed and controls for 3 MPH, 4 MPH, and 5 MPH. In addition, this machine has a 4-level manual incline system to mimic real-world terrain.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: SereneLife SLFTRD26BT Folding Treadmill
Warranty: 1 year limited
My rating: 8.25/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 50.7L x 24.4W x 46.6H inches (129L x 62W x 118H cm)
- Running surface: 39.3L x 15.7W inches (100L x 40W cm)
- Assembled weight: 59.5 lbs (27 kg)
- Supported weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
- Motor: 1.0 HP, 0.6 – 6.0 MPH
- Incline: Manual, four levels
- Console: 12 programs, Bluetooth, compatible with the FitShow and KinoMap apps
- Extras: Sound system, device holder, accessory trays
- Warranty: 1 year limited
SLFTRD26BT Frame Construction
The SereneLife SLFTRD26BT folding treadmill features a steel frame. It combines oval, rectangular, and cylindrical tubes in its construction for improved aesthetics. The base frame of the running platform has a gray paint finish, while the rest of the steel tubes have a black paint finish.
The machine also integrates several plastic parts. For example, the motor cover, the console dashboard, and the side rail covers are durable thermoplastic materials. They’re also black to match the rest of the treadmill.
The SLFTRD26BT is not a heavy fitness machine. Its net weight is only 59.5 lbs (27 kg), so one person can carry and assemble the treadmill. In addition, the front base frame has a set of small wheels, so the machine is easy to move once completed.
In addition, the treadmill is relatively tiny. With all the parts assembled, it is only 50.7″ (129 cm) long and 24.4″ (62 cm) wide. Its highest point is the console’s top, which reaches approximately 46.6″ (118 cm) above the floor level.
Furthermore, the unit is also foldable. Its deck can fold up if you need to save some space. For example, this is also a plus for when you need to vacuum or clean underneath it.
With the deck folded up, the treadmill’s footprint reduces to 21.65″D x 24.4″W (55 x 62 cm), while its height remains roughly the same. The folding mechanism uses a hydraulic cylinder that slowly lowers the deck when you unfold it.
The SereneLife SLFTRD26BT folding treadmill offers a reasonably small running surface. Its active area is only 39.3″ (100 cm) long and 15.7″ (40 cm) wide. Therefore, it is not advisable for users taller than 6’1″ (185 cm). Also, the deck has a maximum user weight limit of 265 lbs (120 kg) which is not bad for a home-use machine.
The treadmill comes equipped with a multi-layered belt. In addition, its rubber top layer has a textured surface to provide a superior grip for any running shoe. Furthermore, the inner layers add to the shock absorption and noise reduction, while the bottom layer sticks well to the rollers to prevent belt slippage.
Although the deck of the SereneLife SLFTRD26BT does not have significant cushioning elements visible on its sides, like the OMA Fitness 5925CAI treadmill, for example, however, it does integrate several cushioning elements.
These reduce some of the ride’s impacts, resulting in less workout-related joint pain. In addition, the cushions are relatively small and concealed by the side rail covers.
The exact diameter of the internal rollers is not specified. However, since it’s a small treadmill, they’re not as thick as the ones integrated into the decks of commercial treadmills. In addition, they do have a crowned design to provide a prolonged lifespan for the belt. Furthermore, they also have high-grade internal ball bearings for a smooth belt motion.
SLFTRD26BT Incline system
Similar to the SereneLife SLFTRD20 model, the SLFTRD26BT treadmill has a manual incline system. Unfortunately, you cannot adjust the incline from the console. Therefore, to change the incline, you have to pause your workout.
The incline system has a pretty straightforward design. It consists of two adjustable feet attached to the rear part of the deck. Each has four adjustment holes, and you can select the desired angle for each one via a metallic pull-pin.
The incline percentages are not specified, but they are roughly 6.5%, 8%, 10%, and 12%. Furthermore, the machine’s deck is not perfectly horizontal, with the pins inserted into the highest holes. Also, it’s important to note that you must select the same incline position on each rear foot; otherwise, the machine will wobble.
Last, the step-up deck height is approximately 6.5″ (17 cm) when the rear incline feet are unfolded (or locked in the highest position). Therefore, to avoid inconveniences, using this treadmill in a room with a ceiling at least 10″ (25 cm) higher than the tallest user’s height is advisable.
The SereneLife SLFTRD26BT folding treadmill is an electric treadmill. Therefore, it requires a connection to an external power source so you can start up the console and adjust the speed of the belt. The machine is voltage 120V / 60 Hz, and a power cord comes with it.
The machine comes with a 1.0 HP motor. It’s not a super-powerful motor as the ones equipped on the commercial-grade treadmills, but it should perform pretty well for the machine’s specs. In addition, it also integrates a small flywheel for superior motion stability.
The unit’s motor offers a speed range between 0.6 MPH and 6.0 MPH. The speed adjustment increments are 0.1 MPH, so you can easily adjust your pace when you increase or decrease the speed. In addition, the console has +/- controls for gradual speed adjustment and preset speed and controls for 3 MPH, 4 MPH, and 5 MPH.
The machine’s motor doesn’t generate too much noise. However, depending on your weight, running shoes, running technique, and other factors, your cadence may create more or less noise.
Also, since the machine has a 1.0 HP motor, its power consumption is approx. 735 Watts per hour. Thus, even if you use it for a few hours daily, it shouldn’t add more than a few dollars to your monthly electricity bill.
The SereneLife SLFTRD26BT folding treadmill features a 3-inch LCD (with LED backlight) that tracks time, speed, distance, calories, and pulse.
However, it does not have a step count function. Also, the calorie consumption displayed by the console is constant, regardless of the selected incline. Therefore, this function is not highly accurate.
The console displays the speed and distance in Imperial units (MPH and miles). Unfortunately, you cannot set them to metric units. In addition, the pulse reading function is grip-only. Therefore, the console can only track your pulse if you hold on to the integrated sensors. Unfortunately, it cannot read pulse from a wireless heart rate chest strap.
The console has 12 preset workout programs. Each program has its segment grid engraved on the console, and they have pretty random layouts. For example, none of them has equal intervals. In addition, you can select each program from the Program button. The console also allows setting workout goals for time, distance, and calories.
Furthermore, the console also has Bluetooth connectivity. Therefore, you can sync it with your phone via apps such as Kinomap or Fitshow. With these apps, you can track your progress online and benefit from extra programs and other features like running on a virtual path.
Last but not least, the console has a set of speakers. These also sync with your phone or tablet via Bluetooth. Thus, you can play your music through the console for slightly better sound quality.
SLFTRD26BT Assembly and Maintenance
The machine’s running platform with the belt, rollers, and motor comes pre-assembled. You only need to secure the two upright bars and the console in their positions. Consequently, this shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes of your time. The manual provides clear assembly instructions and all the necessary tools for the treadmill.
For maintenance, the belt requires periodic lubrication (a bottle of lubricant comes with the machine). The manual provides instructions on how and when to lubricate the belt. Besides this, you only have to keep the machine clean, periodically check for loose bolts and parts, and retighten them as required.
- Pretty solid deck – it can support users up to 265 lbs;
- Folding deck with soft-drop mechanism;
- Transport wheels included;
- Manual incline – 4 levels;
- Pulse sensors integrated into the handrails;
- Speed adjustment increments of 0.1 MPH so you can quickly adapt your pace;
- Quick selection speed controls for 3, 4, 5, and 6 MPH;
- Low power consumption;
- LED-backlit display;
- 12 preset workout programs;
- Goal settings for time, distance, and calories;
- The sound system included;
- Bluetooth connectivity and compatibility with the FitShow and Knomap apps;
- Tablet holder included;
- Bottle holders built into the dashboard;
- Easy to assemble;
- All the necessary tools for assembly included;
- Little maintenance is required.
- Small running surface;
- The speakers are not exactly the best.
SereneLife SLFTRD26BT Folding Treadmill Summary
The SereneLife SLFTRD26BT is a treadmill made for home use. It features a 1.0 HP motor with a speed range of 0.6 – 6.0 MPH, a 4-level manual incline system, and a console with 12 preset programs.
In addition, its console is also Bluetooth-enabled, and you can sync it with apps such as Kinomap and FitShow. Accordingly, it’s a small, affordable machine for walking or light jogging.
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Please note that you should consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could risk your health and safety 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.