The Sunny ASUNA 8730 Treadmill (or 8730G) from Sunny Health and Fitness is a slim, modern treadmill that offers both functionality and portability with a compact, foldable, and space-saving design. The 8730G model is gold-colored, and the 8730 model is silver. The total user weight capacity is 220 pounds (100 kg) on its durable and robust frame.
With the powerful 2.5 horsepower motor, you can walk, jog or run at up to 8 mph speed on its low impact running deck with shock absorption that won’t hurt your joints or knees. It will be safer and much more comfortable than running on hard surfaces like concrete.
The Sunny ASUNA 8730 features a smart modern LED-backlit touch capacitive display console with four windows and the quick select touch buttons with the standard indicators of current speed, calories burned, total distance, and time exercised. You can view your exercise progress on the day to use the control panel in real-time.
The gold or silver Sunny Asuna 8730 Treadmill measures 40 H x 30.5 W x 59 L inches as assembled and 4.5 H x 30.5 W x 64 L inches as folded. And the running deck measures 49 L x 17.75 W inches. There are two sets of multifunctional transportation wheels on the Asuna Treadmill that let you move it right, left, forward, or backward after folding flat.
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Product: Sunny ASUNA 8730 Treadmill
Warranty: Frame 5 years / Parts 180 days
My rating: 9/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 59″L x 30.5″W x 40″H (150L x 77W x 101H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 49″L x 17.75″W inches (125L x 45W cm)
- Assembled weight: 108 lbs (49 kg)
- Weight capacity: 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Motor: 2.5 HP (peak), 0.6 – 8.0 MPH speed range
- Incline: No
- Console: Time, distance, step count, speed, calories burned
- Amenities: Sound system, tablet holder
- Warranty: Frame 5 years / Parts 180 days
The ASUNA 8730 treadmill is constructed on a steel frame. Its deck is sturdy enough to support users up to 220 lbs (100 kg). All the steel parts in its construction have a black paint finish resistant to rust and abrasion.
The deck’s side covers are aluminum-made; they don’t have a paint finish featuring their natural light gray color. The top sections of the side rail covers come rubberized to provide extra foot adherence when you rest on them. The protection of the motor is also ABS plastic.
Although it has a very slim construction, the unit is not exactly light; it weighs approx—108 lbs (49 kg), which means that two persons should do its transport. However, once the unit is unboxed and set up, its relocation can be done with ease, using the small wheels integrated into its front base.
This Sunny Health & Fitness treadmill features a folding design. Its side support bars can fold down alongside the deck, while the console folds above the deck. With the sidebars and the console in a folded position, the unit’s height is approx—4.5″ (11.4 cm).
Therefore, you can even store it under your bed if there is a clearance of at least 5″. The machine can also be stored upright, leaning against a wall.
The fully set up unit isn’t huge. It is approx—59″ (150 cm) long and 30.5″ (77 cm) wide. Also, with the sidebars unfolded, its height reaches approx. 40″ (101 cm) above floor level. It is advisable to leave at least two clearance feet on each side of the unit and at least three clearance feet at the deck’s rear.
The machine’s deck provides a running surface of 49″L x 17.75″W (125 x 45 cm). This should be enough for users up to 6’5 ″ (196 cm), considering that it’s a treadmill made for walking or light jogging only. The deck integrates several sets of shock absorption elements. Therefore, a walk or jog on this machine results in less stress on your joints.
The ASUNA 8730 treadmill does not have an incline system. It’s not advisable to place anything under the deck’s front side to give it an inclined position. When the machine is in use, the deck should always be on a flat, hard surface.
8730 Drive motor
The Sunny ASUNA 8730 treadmill comes equipped with a 2.5 HP (1.25 CHP) drive motor, which is more than enough for walking or jogging workouts.
It is powerful enough to support any user up to 220 lbs (100 kg), for prolonged exercising routines, without overheating or losing performance. Its front section integrates a small flywheel, which adds stability to the belt’s motion and reduces vibration.
The speed offered by this motor ranges between 0.6 MPH and 8.0 MPH. Also, the console provides buttons for gradual speed adjustment and quick speed adjustment. The incremental speed adjustment controls (+, -) allow you to adjust the speed in increments of 0.1 MPH.
Additionally, these have a double function; a short press adjusts the rate by 0.1 MPH, but you can also press and hold them for a steady and continuous speed increase or decrease. The quick selection controls allow you to directly change the machine’s speed to either 2.0 MPH or 4.0 MPH.
In terms of generated noise, the motor isn’t too loud. During a walking workout, your cadence is barely heard. However, if running at 8.0 MPH, your rhythm will be heard, and the unit will become louder, but it’s not loud enough to cover your TV’s sound in a moderate volume setting.
Also, since the motor isn’t precisely a mighty one, you won’t have to worry about high electricity bills even if you use the machine daily.
The ASUNA 8730 treadmill comes equipped with a minimalistic console featuring four LED displays. From left to right, the four screens indicate distance, time/step count, calories burned, and speed: the time and step count readings on the 2nd display alternatively, each one for 5 seconds.
Distance is in miles, while speed displays in miles per hour. The console does not have a pulse reading function, so if you need to keep an eye on your heart rate during your workout, you will have to use a separate device.
The console does not have any preset programs or goal settings. It is straightforward to use. It has a Start/Pause button, which allows you to begin and pause your workout without clearing the displays’ values. The Stop button turns off the machine.
The +/- buttons allow you to gradually adjust the speed, while the “2” and “4” buttons give you the possibility to select a belt speed of 2 MPH quickly, and respectively 4 MPH.
Two other notable features on the ASUNA 8730 console are the sound system and the tablet holder. The sound system consists of two speakers and a 3.5 mm AUX port. Therefore, you can connect your smartphone, tablet, or MP3 player via the included cable to the treadmill’s console to listen to your music through the incorporated speakers.
If you’re wondering, the console does not have Bluetooth capabilities. Lastly, the tablet holder is foldable; it is large enough to accommodate any tablet and features a non-slip element in the middle, which provides extra adherence for your tablet.
8730 Assembly and Maintenance
The Sunny ASUNA 8730 treadmill comes already assembled. Therefore, all you have to do is unbox it, unfold its sidebars, lock them in an upright position, and plug it in. The manual provides clear instructions for all these steps, and a tool for locking/unlocking the two bars is (included) with the machine.
The unit’s deck is pre-lubricated, so you won’t have to lubricate it before the first use. However, periodic lubrication is required, and a bottle of silicone oil is (included) with the machine. Besides this, it is advisable to keep the tread belt clean to prevent any objects, dirt, or textile fibers from being caught in the rollers or motor.
- Sleek, low profile design – 4.5″ – can store under a bed;
- Comes fully assembled;
- Folding side arms and console;
- Durable deck – can support users up to 220 lbs (100 kg);
- Two sets of transport wheels on the front base;
- Shock absorption elements integrated into the deck;
- Speed range between 0.6 – 8.0 MPH;
- Speed increments of 0.1 MPH giving you the possibility to find the perfect pace for your workout;
- 2.5 HP motor;
- Easy to use LED-based console which tracks time, distance, step count, calories, and speed;
- Quick speed selection controls for 2 MPH and 4 MPH;
- Sound system included;
- Tablet holder included;
- AUX cable for the sound system;
- Little maintenance required;
- Excellent warranty.
- No pulse reading function;
- There are no programs or goal settings.
Sunny ASUNA 8730 Summary
The Sunny Health & Fitness ASUNA 8730 is a walking treadmill featuring a very slim design and high portability. It comes equipped with a 2.5 HP motor and offers speed settings up to 8.0 MPH. Also, the console is LED-based and tracks time, pace, distance, calories, and speed. It’s an excellent treadmill for light to medium intensity cardio workouts, muscle toning, speed-walking, building stamina, and losing weight.
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